26 Gorgeous Hikes on the Western Cote D'Azur Paperback – Feb 1 2008
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This guide has stunning maps and photographs of the nature hikes. There is an introduction with points of interest for each hike. Hiking time, distance, difficulty level and elevation profile are included with each hike description as well as practical advice on when to go and what to take with you.
The descriptions of the hikes are vivid enough to make you want to go there, to see it for yourself.
You climb a short, steep hill behind the village of La Garde-Freinet. You cross a moat that is carved deep into the rock. Step back 800 years in time; you have entered the ruins of the ancient fortified stone settlement of Fort Freinet.
Whether you enjoy an evening walk through a chestnut grove to watch a monastery set aglow by the setting sun or a more vigorous hike up the red mountains to view the amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful guide of the Western Cote d'Azur.
The hikes range from an hour to half a day. I never knew some of these places even existed until I read this lovely guide. My interest has been peaked and I found myself daydreaming as I became absorbed in the photographs. My family may find themselves on a vacation soonâ"that only I have been dreaming of!
Armchair Interview says: Excellent book for hikers and dreamers
Florence Chatzigianis has created a fabulous guidebook that lures you to the Mediterranean coast with color photos, color maps, and descriptions that paint a vivid picture in your mind's eye. In addition to listing route descriptions, distance, difficulty, and time required for each hike, she lists elevation change and even provides an elevation profile so you can see at a glance the changes in elevation you'll encounter.
Sidebars unravel the mysteries of cork harvesting, Roman mining operations, production of musical reeds, and other gems that provide a historical foundation for the walks. The walks themselves span from seaside strolls to mountain hikes. They provide you with views of the Mediterranean Sea, remains of Roman aqueducts, millstones left scattered across the countryside, sand beaches for clothing optional swims, and even a golden grass-filled lagoon. The walks are varied in terrain, scenery and cultural experiences. Florence proves you can escape from the crowded enclaves of the rich and famous and find solitude and an abundance of nature on the Cote d'Azur.
I can't wait to book a trip to France and use this book as my guide for day hiking across the beautiful Cote d'Azur.
Sue Freeman, avid hiker and author of 14 recreation guidebooks through Footprint Press, Inc.