Let's start the day early in the morning (meeting at 8:45 am at Gare des Chemins de Fer de Provence) to fully enjoy this special day. The Train des Pignes will amaze you with its route, its breathtaking views of the villages, through valleys, viaducts and tunnels, witnesses of the French civil engineering of the beginning of the 20th century. 2 hours of unique experience commented on board by our local expert guide through one of the most incredible train lines in France.
Then, we will pass from village to village and stop in the 2 most interesting sites: Annot and Entrevaux. You will enjoy the clean, fresh and invigorating air of the Alps, during a hike full of surprises and hidden treasures (depending on the physical condition of the group we will choose the shorter hike (4km) or the longer loop (8km), a haven of peace just a few steps from the French Riviera. We will prepare a delicious picnic of local specialties and products and finish this stop by discovering the village of Annot, its medieval atmosphere and its troglodyte houses dug in the rock.
Then, we will take the train des Pignes to explore Entrevaux, a medieval city of Exception with its remarkable drawbridge perched above the river, the flamboyant baroque cathedral, its ridge that forms a natural rock barrier determining its history as a French historical fortress and especially its castle overlooking the village by 100 meters from which one can wonderfully embrace the Var Valley.
An unforgettable day, a caress for the eyes...
Attention, sportive day, good physical condition strongly recommended!
Highlights of the tour :
  • A unique historical train line through the Alps (bridges, valley, tunnels) with commentaries on board
  • Authentic and surprising villages of the Var Valley
  • One of the most surprising hikes in the region, a geological and natural jewel, a diversity of landscapes that creates a succession of surprises
  • A rich medieval history
  • A crossing of the Southern Alps
  • A cathedral, churches and chapels of exception
  • A typical Nice picnic lunch
  • Local guide, professional and expert of these villages
  • Guided tours in small groups for a better quality of service (16 pers. max.)
OPTIONS Culture & History :
- Visit of the Motorcycle Museum in Entrevaux
OPTIONS Sports (only for private groups, let us know it far by advance) :
- Kayak, Rafting and Canyoning activity (+50€ per person) (only if booked in advance by a group, if only 2 people want to book this option it is possible but they will have to leave the rest of the group for half a day and will not visit Entrevaux)
- Via Ferrata (extreme hiking + climbing + zip-line)
Price conditions :
Included: round trip train ticket, local and expert guide full day, picnic lunch of local specialties (packed lunch)

Possibility to stay one night (or more) in a Hotel, Hostel, Refuge or Camping/Mobilhome/Yourte and to elaborate tailor-made programs over several days with hikes (Sport or relax days, massages, spa & wellness).

Choose the options you like and ask for the programme! We will send you the best possible programme according to the planned tours and our availability.