Active Adventures on the Riviera

For Adventure Seekers
View of person paragliding over the sea, with a boat in the distance. A balcony at The Maybourne Riviera is also in view.

Active Adventures Guide

A Landscape Full of Promise

View over Monaco's coastline, with sea, beach, trees and buildings

Nestled between sea and mountains, the diverse terrain and unique climate of the Côte d’Azur provides a playground for outdoor activities on land, at sea, and in the air. For those seeking an active escape and the thrill of adventure, The Maybourne Riviera is the perfect base from which to explore. From breathtaking hikes to the peak of Mont Agel or sailing trips through azure waters, to skiing in the Alps in winter or playing tennis at the famed Monte Carlo Country Club when the sun shines, the Riviera is an idyllic wonderland for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Seasonal Activities in the South of France

View over the sea with four yachts and a jet skiier

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, our sheltered corner of the South of France enjoys balmy days all year round for walking, hiking and cycling. Walk the Promenade Le Corbusier, a picturesque coastal pathway named after the famous architect, from Cap-Martin to Monaco, pausing to admire his modernist masterpieces along the way, or follow the Tour du Mont Agel trail – a 9.2 kilometre loop starting in Peille – for sweeping views of the coastline from Cannes to Menton. The Alpes-Maritimes are a haven for pro and amateur cyclists, too, with miles of diverse tracks to discover, from Col de la Madone with its hairpin turns and sharp gradients, to the more scenic ride from Nice to Cap d’Antibes.

The warmth and clarity of the Mediterranean Sea in the summer months invites you to swim, sail and dive, bay hopping from secluded coves to buzzing beach clubs, or exploring ancient shipwrecks in The Var and snorkelling amongst the vibrant seagrass meadows at Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Sailing in the South of France is one of the most serene ways to discover this storied coastline, but if you’re craving a kick of adrenaline amidst the tranquil blue, the variety of watersports on offer will thrill the most intrepid adventurer, from water-skiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing to rafting in the Gorges du Loup.

Active Experiences at The Maybourne Riviera

View over several tennis courts lined up in a row, with red AstroTurf

The Maybourne Riviera is perfectly positioned for all your active adventures on the Côte d’Azur, surrounded by a wild and verdant landscape between sea and mountains. Weaving precious memories into every stay, our concierge team will take care of everything, tailoring each experience to you and your family. Discover the magic of the Riviera aboard a sailboat or yacht, feel the rush of adrenaline with jet skiing, parasailing or canyoning trips, travel at a slower pace with kayaking or paddle boarding from Cap Ferrat to Villefranche-sur-Mer, or take to the skies and paraglide over the hotel towards the infinite blue beyond. Whether you prefer to keep active with hiking, skiing, golf and tennis, or take to the seas aboard a sailing boat or yacht, every adventure starts at The Maybourne Riviera.