THE ESTEREL - a unique spot
Located close to Cannes, at 30 min from Nice Airport, surrounded by the Massive Esterel, the seaside city of Mandelieu la Napoule invites you to discover its amazing environment.
Jewel of the French Riviera, the Esterel mountain range is one of the biggest European per miens Massif. Its jagged relief and its wonderful colors witness about its volcanic past. More over, it is a flora and faun huge natural refuge and a well protected universe. The Vast Forest of the Esterel, a growing beauty-spot intact, unique on the Mediterranean coast-line composed exclusively of Mediterranean Oak Trees and Pine Trees
MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE
Mandelieu la napoule a huge natural site proctected and preserved from pollution.
This seaside town on the French Riviera is one of the latest bastions of lush mother nature.
300 days of sunny days per year combined with a mild and pleasant microclimate make the word winter become a legend.Beach destination eight months out of twelve, Mandelieu and its two marinas, its beaches and its paradisiacal coves, is a city where it is good to live and breathe fresh air.
In addition to the joys of the sea, its leisure and idleness, Mandelieu la Napoule is also a magnificently preserved and unique site on the Mediterranean coast, an amazing mirador on the Mediterranean Sea from where you can see the Alps mountains and Corsica in clear weather condition. Enjoying sea and mountain view within the same sunny place, such is the unique and charming character of this multi-faceted city.
The Esterel park
A must-see jewel on the French Riviera, this low altitude mountainous massif culminates at 614m and plunges into the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Composed of volcanic rocks that gives it its reddish color, it has established itself as the unique and magical site for the organization of the Trail des Balcons d'Azur.
It’s is a national park of which 13 000 hectares are classified and protected. 6 000 ha of domainial forest managed and maintained by the National Forest Office, with 400 km of roads, tracks and trails
This forest massif along the Alpes Maritimes coast, shelters exceptional sites and a still preserved nature: maquis, cork oak or pubescents, pines of Aleppo or maritime cover this massif. Lavender, rosemary, cistus, calluna, heather, acacia will offer you magic colours and incomparable scents. Deer, wild boars, lizards, beetles and butterflies share this corner of paradise.
An amazing belvedere overlooking the Bay of Cannes with the backdrop of the Alps and the Lérins Islands, the course is composed of tracks, paths, and 70% of an exceptional panorama trails along the great blue.
Dungeons of red rocks, punctuated with a very steady green vegetation, the Estérel Massif dips in the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean and is reflected in a fairyland of colors.
LE TRAIL DES BALCONS D'AZUR
Le Trail des Balcons d’Azur is a trail race, marked, at free pace, in semi self-sufficiency, taking place on a ground varied tracks and trails for the distances of 80 km, 47 km, and 25 km with a respective positive gain of altitude of 3500 m, 2200 m and 1000 m in the heart of the regional park of the Estérel
P'tit TBA - 25 KM 1000 D+
TBA - 47 KM 2200 D+
UTBA - et UTBA2 (en relais) 80KM 3500 D+
DEFI DES BALCONS D'AZUR - 25 KM + 80KM 4500 D+