Mediterranean Riviera Hiking Area
The Mediterranean Sea is definitely the main protagonist with his marvellous sunsets and sunrises
The Mediterranean Riviera is a fabulous place, famous all over the world for its beauty.
The Mediterranean Sea is definitely the main protagonist with its marvellous sunsets and sunrises. Trekking Alps proposes a different way to live the Italian Riviera and even the French Riviera. live the Riviera Hiking! Hiking Riviera is a marvelous experience and is ideal all year round. In the inner part of the coast, just few kilometers from the beaches of Mediterranean Sea, there are lots of paths and trails between olive trees and rosemary. Depending on the season the Riviera Hiking can be organized in a different way: closer or further from the Mediterranean coast line.
There are different way to enjoy hiking and Trekking in the Italian Riviera. One option is to do day hikes and come back every day to the Seaside or to a more montaneaous village of Liguria. Another option is to follow a moving trail and sleep every day in a different village of the Riviera. Inside the Maritime Alps instead is more like anywhere else in the Alps, sleeping in Mountain Lodges(rifugio).
It is also possible to organize the hike in a more mountaneous environment. The Parco delle Alpi Marittime, is just 1 hour drive from the Sea and from the highest peaks it is possible to spot the Mediterranean Sea but nonetheless it is a complete mountain experience rich in wildife and everything. Even Day hike can be organized: Riviera Hiking is a great and different way to explore and enjoy the Italian natural beauties!
Features - Italian Riviera Hiking Region
Near Place to visit and Special Features
Nizza - Nice
Geography of Italian Riviera
The Coast of Mediterranean Sea in the North of Italy and more specifically in Liguria is pretty unique. The mountains rises out from the coast line just few kilometers from the Sea. It is a very nice area where to hike with a good amount of trails and beautiful scenery. As the sea is very busy in summer and pretty hot, the ideal is to go hiking in the higher Maritime Alps(Parco Alpi Mairttime) where the weather is chillier. The area is instead perfect during the winter and mid seasons such as spring and autumn. The Sea brings mild wind and is perfect for hiking in this Mediterranean Riviera Hiking Area. Also we go guide in the Cote d’Azur where, starting from an apartment near Nice, we can explore the different beauties of the magnificent French Riviera.
Wildlife in Riviera Region
Even if Liguria is a very antropized environment it is possible to find a different wildlife encounter. Foxes, rabbits, boars. pheasants and roe deers are the wild habitants of the coast line of the Mediterranean and we can meet them during our Riviera Hiking tours. If you go deep into the Ligurian Alps and in the Maritime Alps, we can find the typical Alpine wildlife such as marmots, chamois and even Ibex. In terms of birds, these hiking Riviera tours will give you the opportunity to spot peregrine falcon, seagull and other sea animals that are not possible to see in any other area proposed by Trekking Alps.
Accommodation in the Italian Riviera
It is possible to find different kind of accommodation in the Ligurian Alps. In the Alpi Marittime Park, as in the rest of the areas there are unguarded huts and mountain lodges(rifugi in Italiano). Along the coast of the Italian Riviera and French Riviera, hiking will end up in bed and breakfast in the small villages in the “entroterra”. These villages a little bit apart from the coast line, where every day life is still a bit slow and different than in the touristic coast line. Italian Riviera Hiking is an excellent opportunity to know forgotten villages of these area and enjoy both the sea and the mountains.