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Hiking in the Alpes-Maritimes
What could be better than to discover all the riches of the Côte d’Azur, from the coast to the high mountains, with a rucksack. 6,600 km of signposted paths await you, for all levels and all hike lengths.
Choose a walking itinerary
A selection of itineraries with RandOxygène guides
These technical guides, published by the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes, offer a choice of walks from the easiest to the most sporty.
2 guides are available:
The “Moyen-Pays” RandOxygène guide
60 circuits selected in the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes department, from la Siagne in the west to la Roya in the east via Le Loup, l’Estéron, le Var, la Tinée, la Vésubie, la Bévéra and the Paillon.
The “Haut-Pays” RandOxygène guide
60 circuits selected, of all difficulty levels, in the different valleys which dominate the Alpes-Maritimes: le haut-Var, le haut-Cians, la haute-Tinée, la moyenne Tinée-Valdeblore, la haute-Vésubie and la haute-Roya.
Each route is precisely described: geographical location, access, difficulty, level….
With this guide, you will always find a goal within your reach.
Check them out on www.randoxygene.org
Prepare your route before you head off, and view it virtually in 3D! On the website dedicated to walking, and created by the Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes, you can find out about 180 routes suggested by the RandOxygène guides, find a walk to meet your difficulty levels, the right gradient, duration and location, edit its terrain profile, distance, record a GPS trace…It’s the perfect tool!
Whether freelance experts or members of various organisations, walking experts in the Alpes-Maritimes will give you all the support necessary in terms of safety and information, about this activity. Ask them about the different formulae they offer, to suit your level.
Randoland: fun circuits for children
It’s not always easy to set off on walks and horse rides with children…To make sure these activities are fun and fully of discover, here are the Randoland circuits (in French).
Intended for children from 5 to 12 years of age, these forms are designed as a Treasure hunt. There are puzzles to solve, by observing and looking for references in the natural and historic heritage of the region…
For each circuit, three levels are suggested: for the 4-6 year olds, for the 7-9 year olds, for the 9-12year olds.
In the Alpes-Maritimes, you can find Randoland forms for 4 sites: la Plaine de Caille, le plateau de Caussols, le lac du Broc and Grasse.
To find out everything about walking in the Alpes-Maritimes, go to:
: the site of the Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre des Alpes-Maritimes (regional walking committee)
: the site of the Syndicat National des Accompagnateurs en Montagne des Alpes-Maritimes (mountain guide association)