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Preparing for Family-friendly Walks on the French Riviera

One of the nicest things about living on the French Riviera is the number of walking trails you can discover with your family. There’s plenty of trails that are perfect for all ages throughout the year.

The French Riviera has an incredible amount of history, so you can combine exercise with learning about places, people and the natural environment. Continue reading here to see the original article and learn more about the 100+ walks that they have completed en-famille.

Know Before You Walk

Whether you are a parent or not, when you plan to go on a long walk or hike it is best to be prepared. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing a trail:

  1. Time: How long is the walk?
  2. Is there Parking near the trailhead?
  3. Facilities along the way – washrooms, picnic tables, a place to buy snacks
  4. Safety: Is the trail suitable for your group’s ability? Are there narrow sections, uneven pathways, vertical drops?
  5. Make sure you have the proper footwear, sunscreen, extra layers and water.
  6. What is your group’s fitness level?
  7. Always be aware of the weather extremes – heat, cold, and wind.

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Rebecca Whitlocke

Rebecca Whitlocke

New Zealand born and raised, Rebecca moved permanently to the French Riviera when she fell in love with an Englishman working on a super yacht.

With 10+ years background in the travel industry, she left the rat race and founded Access Riviera after realising there was a lack of travel information in English for expats and tourists.

Access Riviera is her blog providing general travel advice regarding sightseeing, transport and festivals focusing on families and persons with reduced mobility mixed in with a healthy dose of posts about 'la vie en France' as an expat.

When not writing for her blog and collaborating with companies such as FlipKey, Lonely Planet Kids and Wanderant, Rebecca consults globally in tourism and media. She enjoys stand up paddleboarding on the Riviera coastline, and searching for the best tarte aux citron in the region.

You can connect with Rebecca via her blog Access Riviera.

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