Three Day itinerary Suggestion
Day 1: Nice-Sainte Maxime
Distance: 92 km Altitude: + 410 m
On this first stage, one crosses at first the urban areas by the sea, starting of course by the promenade of the English
Then from Cannes la Boca, the coast is wilder. We then follow the sea all the time.
The Corniche between Théoule and Saint Raphael is superb with many coves and small beaches that invite to bathing stops.
Then you enter the Golf of Frejus then of St Tropez
Possible detour to Cap d'antibes, to the botanical garden of the Villa de Thurt, to the peak of the bear in the Esterel for the most courageous, the almost it of Saint Tropez
Day 2: Sainte Maxime-Hostellerie de la Sainte Baume
Distance: 100 km Altitude: + 410 m
We leave the seaside and the Côte d'azur for the hinterland Varois and the Massif des Maures.
The atmosphere is very different. Much read wild and Woody with de'immenses forests of oak cork and green.
The terrain is also much more hilly.
A detour to the magnificent Chartreuse de Verne is possible from the cross of Anselme.
At the end of a beautiful descent, you reach the small vllage of Collobrières conducive to the raviraillement and the lunch break.
Leaving the village you quickly arrive in the Cuers wine-growing plain which is quickly crossed for Replombger in a vast forest area.
The foothills of the Holy Balm are not far away.
At the foot of the Rrocheuse bar which houses chapel and oratory, there is an inn open to the public within the monastery.
Day 3: Hostellerie de la Sainte Baume-Marseille
Distance: 70 km Altitude: + 600 m
We start the day on the plateu of the Holy balm that we go down under the peak of Bertagne.
Before arriving at the pretty village of Gemenos, you can stop at the old Abbey of St Pons, well rehabilitated.
We then cross the Fetile plain of Aubagne towards Carnoux and then Cassis. The Detour by Levillage and the cove of Port Miou is strongly recommended.
Attention however to the difficult ascent to reach the wheel of the George. Once past the pass of the same name it remains only to let itself slip to Marseille.