Don't know what to do for New Year's Eve? Come and enjoy a seaside holiday in southern France! Leave your winter wear at home because we've planned a week's trip to the dreamy Côte Bleue on the mild French Mediterranean for you, complete with hikes through beautiful scenery and the finest dishes Provence has to offer prepared by your loving hosts. Enjoy the protected natural landscape, enjoy a traditional French New Year's Eve meal and, if it does not get too cold, a dip in the sea!
Participants will meet at Carry le Rouet train station before noon to have a picnic. An easy hike through the Côte Bleue Nature Park along the coast will kick things off. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Duration: 2hrs 30min – altitude difference: +/- 50m
Participants will take the train to Niolon station to visit the old Haut de Niolon fortress and the creeks of Figuerolles with a view of Îles de Frioul. They will make their way back along the coast and the Estrassissaire valleys.
Duration: 5hrs 30min – altitude difference: +/- 150m
Participants will enjoy another coastal hike, this time from Niolon to La Redonne over Calanques' rock ledges.
Duration: 4hrs – altitude difference: +/- 200m
Participants will take the train to Marseille and transfer to the ferry to Port Frioul. They'll discover Frioul's set of islands. The Ferry will take them back to the mainland for the train to La Couronne.
Duration: 3hrs – altitude difference: +/- 50m
A festive menu awaits in the evening. There will be dance numbers and lots to eat to make for a jolly night at the family restaurant at the bay of Niolon.
Last short seaside hike from Couronne to Sausset les Pins. Participants will end the trip with a picnic before returning to the hotel. The week's trip ends at about 3pm.
Participants may also book for the night prior to the trip and/or extend after New Year's Day with a breakfast option!
Indicated pricing per person. Guests will lodge in double rooms.
Single rooms upon request: (surcharge of €190)
Additional night on the day prior/extension after New Year's Day possible: €79/person/night (double room) .
The trip starts and ends at Carry le Rouet train station.
Participants must plan the trip to and from Carry themselves.
We would be happy to customize the itinerary for a party of 8 or more.
Please fill out the enquiry to let us now how many are travelling with you.
Terms of payment:
4 Nights in a double room including half board and lunchtime picnics. Also included is access to the jacuzzi, new year's eve dinner including drinks and entertainment, transport transfers mentioned in the itinerary, ferry to and from Port Frioul, luggage transfer and the guide's services.
Train/plane fare to/from Carry le Rouet, drinks other than at the New Year's Eve dinner, travel cancellation expenses insurance.
Trip guaranteed from 7 persons upwards (19 participants max.)
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 21 days prior to departure.
4 nights in a comfy 3-star hotel with spa in Carry
Single rooms upon request (surcharge €190)
Additional night on the day prior/extension after New Year's Day possible: €79/person/night (double room)
Average duration per daily leg: 2-6hrs with breaks and bathing options (Water temperature in December ca. 13°-15°C or 55-60°F)
This trip is not recommended for persons with fear of heights/dizziness at high altitudes
This trip is not meant for beginners
Word on the tour guide
We ensure participants that the guide is a French, state-licensed mountain guide who specializes in tours in the region. The tour will be in French.
Côte Bleue's climate is mild and dry with an average of over 300 sunshine days a year. Temperatures can still reach 20°C/68°F in December. Bad weather from the south can occasionally influence the trip. The biggest challenge for participants will be the wind – known by locals as the Mistral.
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