If you have come to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat for more than just lying on the beach and swimming in the sea, you can try the hiking tours to enjoy a walk in the fresh air and learn a thing or two.
Pointe Saint-Hospice headland
The first walking trail starts at the Jardin de la Paix. Along the trail, you will come across a total of six observation stations that allow you to discover the rich coastal heritage of this conservation area.
From the gardens you will walk past a pine forest. From there you will continue towards the limestone rocks which are weathering due to the sea water. Then you can climb to the top of Saint Hospice, where you will find, among other things, the Saint Hospice Chapel. You will then continue to the tip of the peninsula where you will see Cap Martin, the Principality of Monaco and even Italy in good weather. From here, you can then go and rest on Paloma beach, located in the bay of Anse de la Scaletta.
The whole route is just under 2 kilometres and should be completed in under 1 hour (depending on how much you stop to enjoy the scenery).
This route is also suitable for families with small children.
Tour of Cap-Ferrat
This trail is a bit more challenging and not suitable for small children or those who are afraid of heights.
Your journey will start at the chemin de la Carrière, named after the former quarry, where the stone used to build Monaco’s port was extracted. The trail passes by the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat and the Four Seasons Hotel until it finally reaches the lighthouse and the Pointe Malalongue headland. You will then pass several coves until you reach the steps marking the end of the trail. You can finish the whole route again by resting on the Passable beach.
The whole trail is almost 5 kilometres long and will take you 90 minutes at a slow pace.