Friday, January 18, 2013

From Gorbio to St Agnes....


One of the prettiest hikes in the Riviera region is the ascent from one Medieval perched village to another - from Gorbio to St Agnes which is the highest coastal village in France...


Gorbio, one of the prettiest Medieval villages up in the hills behind Menton,  has cobbled streets, an ancient square with an even more ancient olive tree, beautiful stone archways, and this stunning church at its centre...


My sister and I hiked from Gorbio up to St Agnes on New Year's Eve on a gloriously bright and sunny day with blue skies and amazing views....


The ascent takes about an hour and a half on a very clearly marked trail, and the views are even more stunning once you get up to St Agnes....Descend again and you find Gorbio where you left it nestled amongst the hills and trees....


We completed the whole day by walking and public transport - train to Menton and bus 7 up to Gorbio, and then you can either retrace your steps or grab a bus back from St Agnes - make sure you check the schedules however as the buses are infrequent......all in all a great day out!! Enjoy!!

5 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are the next best thing to being there, Catherine!! What a great way to celebrate the new year! Such wonderful, beautiful old cities! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

louciao said...

Sounds like a heavenly New Year's Day! Gorgeous scenery and good company, climbing close to Heaven--and back.

Jilly said...

Catherine, you were in my village! Gorbio. I love that walk from Gorbio to St. Agnes. And lovely photos, well done. This year sees the 300th anniversary of the old tree you mention - it's an elm, by the way, not an olive! We will be having two days of festivities in September with all the village dressing up in costume, music, feasting and much more. So glad you loved the two villages.

Catherine said...

thanks for the comments - and Jilly hope to meet up with you one day....regards Catherine

Catherine said...

thanks for the comments - and Jilly hope to meet up with you one day....regards Catherine