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Chemin des Douaniers, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Saint Jean Cap Ferrat for the second time, walking along the footpath to Light House and further to Plage de Passable. It´s a nice one-day trip from Nice. Take bus 81 from Promenade des Arts to Port de Saint Jean. Signposts will lead...More

Thank marie19512013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The peninsula is roughly shaped like a mitten, with a thumb and hand. The hike can be broken into 2 parts, hike the thumb, near Paloma beach, head east in a clockwise path, or the longer "mitt" around the tip of the peninsula past the...More

Thank R R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around from Villefranche and found this walk - a great discovery! A narrow rocky track that wraps around the peninsula, not hilly fairly easy for all fitness levels. The western side is protected with calm waters and plenty of steps which lead from...More

Thank golden87
Reviewed October 6, 2018

While staying at the Grand-Hotel, I hiked the trail to Villefranche. It is a beautiful, well-maintained trial, although rugged. At times the drop-off was a bit notable. Lovely way to spend an afternoon, with great views.

Thank Matt L
Reviewed September 22, 2018

As a regular visitor I can but echo the comments of everyone else-if you are fit and able,do this walk.No need for hiking shoes but decent trainers will protect feet in the areas that are more rock/pebble underfoot,and especially if you plan to descend to...More

Thank pjh1957
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This hike is a perfect beginner-intermediate hike (depending on where you are from). My recommendation: start on the part leaving the bus stop (the end of the line 81 coming from Nice) and walk past plage des fosses, past the light house. In other words,...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

To be honest I was expecting more of the nice views “Paloma Beach” type. Instead lots of rocks and sun, so make sure you have enough water and adequate, comfortable shoes. I enjoyed more the side with Paloma Beach and the Military Cemetery belge. You...More

Thank Silvia E
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We enjoyed this 2 hour hike around Cap Ferrat, we walked from the bus stop at Beaulieu Sur Mer, past the lighthouse on the end of the promontory, and finished at Passable beach on the other side, after which we walked up to St Jean...More

Thank Teajaye
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular views of the waterfront on this trail - start at the lighthouse and end at the port, takes about 50min each way

Thank Claudiu L
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The hike takes 30 minutes but give yourself at least an hour to be able to capture the continuous breathtaking scenery. The trail is narrow and there are no guardrails so be very careful if hiking with small children. Loved the walk - if you’re...More

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June 23, 2018|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sturdy sandals should be fine!
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Response from Kirt D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is the right bus and stop! I missed the stop and had to end up walking back. I didn't do the whole path but what I did was well marked(there are boards with different paths to take) and it took me right along the... More