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The Esterel massif is one of the biggest european massifs of the palaeozoic era : Its jagged landscape and its large variety of colours bears witness to its volcanic past. Spread over 97000 hectares, of which 14000 are listed in the Var and The Alpes Maritimes departements (or counties), it is dominated by Mont Vinaigre (Vinegar Mountain), up to 614 m high.

From car parks 3km out of Agathos, a network of footpaths and tracks, which are regularly maintained by the national forestry department, allow walkers and cyclists to explore the area all year round. The massif is the French Riviera’s green lung ; It serves as a natural refuge for animals : wild boar, stags, deer, small mammals, reptiles… and exceptional flora throughout the year, mimosas, orchids, rockroses, eucalyptus, giant euphorbias, bay-trees, valley roses, etc.

An easy and fun way to discover Esterel’s wonder is with our Electric Mountain Bike Stay

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