Sunflower books 2022
A guidebook to walking in eastern Provence in France, featuring 70 of the best long and short day walks.
We cover the area from Nice and the Riviera, then head north and west through the Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes de Haute-Provence. Beyond Var, with its unspoilt coast, we travel round the Montagne Ste-Victoire to Aix-en-Provence. Trekking routes of varying difficulty are featured, all of which are mapped in detail.
Many of the hikes are circular, with highlights including the Mercantour National Park, Grand Canyon du Verdon and a journey on the Train des Pignes.
This guide also includes 10 car tours, 2 touring maps covering the area from the Italian border to the Pyrenees in the west, and free downloadable GPS tracks.
When to go: Generally the best months for walking are March to June and September and October, but walks on the Côte d’Azur can be enjoyed throughout the winter months.