Dénivelée: +30m / -30m Durée: 2h00
One of the many nice things about living in Antibes is that we can pack a couple sandwiches, a couple bottles of water, walk out our front door at any time of the year, and take a beautiful hike around the Cap d'Antibes, along the mostly groomed Sentier Littoral – no driving, no hassle. It takes us 30 minutes to walk to the official start of the randonnée at Plage de la Garoupe, and from there it takes about two hours to complete the loop. The official name of the path is Sentier Touristique de Tirepoil, and it doesn't actually go around the whole Cap, but around a portion of it from the Baie de la Garoupe, around Cap Gros, and to the Château de la Croé near the Villa Eilenroc. It's at this point where you lose the coastline and have to turn inward if you want to do the loop. If you hit it right, you can do a tour of Villa Eilenroc before you continue on with the hike. Unfortunately, their hours are pretty limited – Wednesdays at 9:00am and 1:30pm – so, we have never hit it right. There are lots of scenic spots along the trail to stop for a picnic and to take a swim, although, the water is a bit cold this time of year, so we didn't bother to wear our swimsuits today.
The Rocky Cap D’Antibes
The Sentier Littoral on Cap d’Antibes
The Alpes-Maritime: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea