A coastal hike around the spectacular Cap d’Antibes peninsula.
Cap d’Antibes conjures up images of a deep blue Mediterranean lapping up against exclusive millionaire villas. But hiking the trail around the peninsula and you might be surprised by how wild the landscape is. Yes, there are huge villas but they’re concealed among the pine trees. And, walking through wild maquis and olive trees white and alongside limestone cliffs and rocky coves takes you far from the hustle and bustle of the Riviera beach resorts just a few kilometres away.
A coastal hike round the beautiful Cap d’Antibes peninsula
Cap d’Antibes Walking Trail Notes
- Departure point: Antibes
- Climb: 30 m
- Descent: 30 m
- Distance: 4.8 km
- Duration: 2 hours
- Difficulty: Easy
- Best time of year: Year round
Cap d’Antibes Hiking Trail Map
Hiking Trail Overview
The coastal path is quite narrow and uneven and with the mistral wind, it can make this trek more challenging. You follow the coast for most of the trek but will come to the beautiful gardens of the Villa Eilen Roc towards the end of the coastal path before heading back to Garoupe beach through lovely small roads across the middle of Cap d’Antibes.
Park at Garoupe, just after the beach, and take the wide path along the coast away from Antibes. You’ll come to a cove surrounded by strips of land on either side and will get an amazing view of the east of the Côte d’Azur from here.
The wide path will soon change to a paved path and will follow the coast round Cap Gros. You’ll then hike past the walls of the estates of the castles of Garoupe and Croé. Be careful along the path as it sometimes comes very close to the edge of the cliff.
You’ll then reach the Villa Eilen Roc which is owned by the city of Antibes. The gardens are definitely worth a visit – they are open mid week, except in July and August.
Then follow the coastguard path (Chemin des Douaniers) back inland and then follow Avenue Beaumont until you reach the main road RD 2559.
Take a right immediately onto Avenue de la Tour Gandolphe which will take you back to your starting point at Garoupe beach.
This hike starts and ends at Garoupe Beach on Chemin de la Garoupe which is just off Boulevard de la Garoupe on Cap d’Antibes.
Cap d’Antibes Accommodation
Here’s a few recommendations for places to stay near the Cap d’Antibes walking trails. Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes and Cagnes-sur-Mer are all ideally located with easy access to the Cap d’Antibes hiking trails.
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