8 nature getaways in and around Cannes

8 nature getaways in and around Cannes

Welcome to Cannes, where sun, glamour, and adventure come together to create an unforgettable experience! After a few days of exploring the city, are you feeling the call of nature? Get ready to explore the natural wonders and outdoor activities that make this region such a paradise. Let us guide you through some of the hidden gems waiting for you on our doorstep.

1 Nature activities in Cannes 

1. Excursion to the Îles de Lérins or Lérins islands

On the island of Sainte-Marguerite, stroll along the coastal path, take a refreshing break on the beach of the Crimée cemetery, explore the northern creeks, and visit the Musée de la Mer and the state prisons, including the famous Iron Mask cell. Take advantage of special rates with the Compagnie Trans-Côte-d'Azur for a 15-minute crossing.

On the island of Saint-Honorat, discover the monastic charm by walking to the abbey, climbing the monastery tower for a panoramic view, strolling through the vineyard alleys, and relaxing in the little coves. The Planaria company will take you there. 

2. The Croix des Gardes Nature Park

Discover the Croix des Gardes nature park, an area of over 60 km dedicated to walking and running. There's also a fun fitness trail to motivate young and old alike. The park is accessible by bus 7 or 7a from the old port, "Eaux vives" stop. A total immersion in nature, just a stone's throw from the centre of Cannes. 

2 Nature activities outside Cannes

1. Hiking in the Esterel Natural Park:

Nature lovers will be delighted by the hiking trails in the Esterel massif. Immerse yourself in the secret coves, pine forests and red rock formations that characterise this unique region. Choose the route that suits you best, bring water, hats and sun cream, and remember to check that the mountains are open before you set off in high season. 

Who's it for? The whole family, depending on the difficulty of the hikes.

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: at least 30 km 

Contact: circuits.esterel-cotedazur.com/trouver-un-circuit/balades-randonnees

2. Canyoning in the mountains side 

Do you have an adventurous spirit? Get ready for a thrilling adventure as you explore the gorges and canyons of the Cannes hinterland. Slide down waterfalls, dive into natural pools and let the adrenalin rush through breathtaking landscapes. 

Who's it for? All the family from age 7 

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: 96 km - 

Info: www.canyonetmerveilles.com/

3. Cycling along the Corniche d'Or 

Get on a bike and set off on an adventure along the famous Corniche d'Or. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the red cliffs of the Esterel. A delightful way to discover the natural beauty of the Côte d'Azur. 

Who's it for? Adults, for regular cyclists only 

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: 40 km 

Bike hire: www.stationsbees.com/experiences/balade-velo-electrique-corniche-var-lesissambres

Info: circuits.esterel-cotedazur.com/itineraire/circuit-velo-la-corniche-dor

Warning: From September to March is the hunting season in the massifs: hunting drives may be organised, but they are identified by signs in the sectors concerned. Wear brightly colored clothing and don't hesitate to speak out. Contact the ONF for more information.

4. Tour of Cap d'Antibes 

Take the coastal path for a lovely walk around Cap d'Antibes. Carefully laid out, this route offers spectacular views of the Antibes coastline and architectural masterpieces such as the Château de la Croé and the Villa Eilenroc.

Who's it for? All ages 

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: 13 km 

Info: randoxygene.departement06.fr/littoral/tour-du-cap-d-antibes-9360.html

5. Villa Rothschild Garden

For a more peaceful experience, take a stroll through the magnificent garden of Villa Rothschild. Among the botanical gardens, fountains and artistic sculptures, discover an oasis of calm and beauty.

Who's it for? All the family  

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: 45 km 

Info: www.villa-ephrussi.com/fr/jardins/plan-jardins

6. Walk on the Siagne Canal

The Canal de la Siagne, Grasse's heritage treasure, represents the essence of Provencal culture. This exceptional place offers unique architectural and landscape beauty, a true representation of Provence in Grasse country. Despite a few obstacles, a detailed map allows you to bypass the locks, enabling walkers to enjoy 50km of an exceptional walking route, from Saint Cézaire to Cannes.

Who's it for? All the family 

Distance from Alnéa Hôtel: Depends on the hike chosen

Info: https://www.visorando.com/randonnee-canal-de-la-siagne

With these highlights in your pocket, your stay in Cannes will be much more than just a break. It will be a memorable adventure. Make the most of the sun, the smiles and the magic that make Cannes such a unique destination. Happy discoveries!