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Hike from Grasse to Vence

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Day 1: Arrival
Make your own way to Grasse. From Nice airport, you can catch the 650 bus to Grasse (1h ride) or from Nice center a 1h10 train to Grasse. We can also organize a private taxi transfer (price upon request). The hotel is situated a 15-20 mins walk from the train station.
Grasse is well known for its perfume industry. You can visit the International perfume museum and the cathedral which houses works of art by some of the great masters of painting including Rubens.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Grasse

Day 2: Grasse to Pont du Loup
From Grasse, you make your way up onto the heights and soon follow pretty paths through the woodlands before enjoying a gentle walk on a wide path with stunning views. The steep climb towards the village of Bar sur Loup is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. You descend to Bar sur Loup, where you can stop for lunch or a picnic before continuing along a forested track to Pont du Loup, your base for the next two nights.
Hiking about 18 km / +760m/-930m - Possible to shorten the walk with a transfer (not included) 12km +443m/-850m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Pont du Loup

Day 3: Gourdon Hike
From the village, follow the well known Sentier du Paradis up to Gourdon labelled “one of the most beautiful villages in France “. It’s a steep climb but all worth it. Enjoy a hearty meal and admire the magnificent views from the edge of the village all the way to the Mediterranean sea and the famous Gorges du Loup where the river cuts through the deep gorges.
If you are up for more walking you can add a short loop taking you above the village. Then return down to the village on the same path.
Hiking about 4 km / +550m/-30m
- Possible add extra loop and double the walking distance 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Pont du Loup

Day 4: Courmes to Vence
After breakfast a 15 mins transfer takes you into the heart of the Gorges du Loup, to the tiny hamlet of Courmes. From here, you climb up above the gorges on a steep and winding path with breathtaking views. You reach the beautiful Plateau St Barnabé, and the hamlet of the same name with just a scattering of houses before beginning the descent to Vence, the sea glistening in front of you as you descend.
You arrive in the bustling historic centre of Vence where you’ll spend the next few nights.
Hiking about 14 km / +395m/-690m - Possible add extra loop and double the walking distance 
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Vence

Day 5: Hike around Vence (several options)
Today you have many options, either relax and take a break from hiking or choose one of the following hikes below.
1. Easy Hike to Saint Paul de Vence (4,5km +95m/-236m and bus back to Vence - bus ticket not included)
Starting in the historic centre of Vence, you head out of the town and enjoy a gentle stroll through the Sine woods. From here you alternate between forested path and paved road on a fairly flat terrain. The view of St Paul de Vence as you get closer is stunning and you can admire a series of small chapels as you approach.
2. Easy to Moderate Hike to Tourettes sur Loup (8km +320m/-280m and bus back to Vence - bus ticket not included)
Tourrettes is a picturesque medieval village backed by a range of hills, the path between Saint-Paul de Vence and Tourettes-sur-Loup goes through the woods. What you must see in Tourettes-sur-Loup: the city all and its museum, Bastide aux violettes, Church of Saint Grégoire and artists’ workshops.
3. Challenging Loop Hike to Baous (12KM +/-712M)
A challenging hike for experienced hikers but all worth the effort as the views are outstanding spreading from the snow covered peaks of the Alps to the Mediterranean. A Baou is a tall, steep hill with a flat top.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Vence

Day 6: End of trip
End of the program after breakfast. You can catch bur #9 to Cagnes sur mer (30 mins ride) and from there either head to Nice, Antibes or Cannes and discover the Lérins islands, just a 15 minutes boat ride away from Cannes.
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Hike from Grasse to Vence
Tour Code: ZZ-FR-Hike30
6 days / 5 nights ~$785.00
Dates: March to November (except July & August)

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Nice
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