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On the Grande Randonnée (GR®) trails

The leafy nature, inland scenery and coastal landscapes in Menton, Riviera & Merveilles are home to four Grande Randonnée (GR®) hiking trails. Lucky hikers on these trails can drink in unspoilt natural surroundings as they walk along. The GR® trails tend to cross paths with culture, art, nature and history to take you from one adventure to the next… Follow the red and white signs and hike “grand”!

The GR®51 trail:

Balcons de la Méditerranée

The GR®51 “Balcons de la Méditerranée” trail is a hiking trail that runs east to west through the Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Bouches-du-Rhône. It lies parallel to the Azur coast and takes in part of the E7 European long distance (Zagreb-Lisbon). It spans the first ridge lines from Menton to Théoule-sur-Mer above the coast before delving into nature and venturing into the Calanques National Park.

The perfect hike to soak up the Mediterranean hinterland. The Big Blue in all its majesty is your guide on this walk as you wander through hilltop villages and dive down towards the Cassis and Marseille coves.

Useful advice

Please follow the signs along all the GR® trails (red and white) and pick up a hiking guide from Menton, Riviera & Merveilles Tourist Information.


When hiking

meets history

How can you not be excited by proof of human life in the Mont Bégo valleys? 40,000 rock engravings from around 3300BC cover 17km² of an incredible earthy environment!

To reach the Roya Valley
  • Roya Valley Access

    Having been severely impacted by Storm Alex, the Roya Valley and its villages are now ready to welcome you this summer! Road and rail links have been developed to offer you the best possible experience.

    Roya Valley Access