Climb to La Cime du Cheiron in Gréolières
Breathe in the pure mountain air on the heights of Gréolières with this extraordinary hike crossing the mountain passes of Cheiron in the Préalpes d’Azur Regional Nature Reserve. If you’re feeling extra-sporty, you can prolong the 5-hour return trip with a detour to the picturesque village of Coursegoules, at the foot of the Cheiron chain. A limestone mount topped with ragged peaks, “La Cime du Cheiron” forms a spectacular separation between the Estéron and Loup basins. It has also lent its name to the hiking trail leading to the Préalpes d’Azur’s highest summit, boasting breathtaking vistas over the Côte d’Azur, from Cap Camarat to Saint-Tropez, Mont Agel in Monaco and the dreamy Lérins islands. Gaze northwards to admire the summits lining the Italian border, from Menton to Haute Tinée. Further West, Arc de Castellane and the Tanneron mountains announce the imminent arrival of Provence. On clear days, you can even see the mountains of Corsica off the coast of the Med. Adventurers are bound to adore the Geocoaching trail, resembling a modern-day treasure hunt. And if you’d rather put yourself in expert hands, the local mountain guides, proud bearers of the Valeurs Parc Régional label, will be delighted to show you the way!