A convivial moment together or a sporty excursion: steps to make your trek a success

Looking to plunge into the heart of nature and roam the paths at your own pace or alongside friends, family, or a group? Set out on your hike and start exploring the surroundings. Once you've chosen your route, all you need to do is get your equipment.

Make sure you have the right gear for an enjoyable hike

Stunning peaks and lots of fresh air: the mountains are calling! Whether you're into strolling or hiking at a quick pace, step into your walking shoes and enjoy the great outdoors. To avoid aches and pains, it's crucial that you have the right gear.

First of all, invest in a lightweight backpack for storing your essentials. Pack only those things you will need for the duration of your hike.

The watchword? Hydration! Whether solo or with a group, make sure you have plenty of water to keep you hydrated during your walk. Likewise for food, such as granola bars to restore your energy while taking a well-earned break.

Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, a cap, and sunglasses. For a comfy hike, wear lightweight clothes. But remember to pack a warm garment if you'll be hiking at high altitude.

Finally, suitable sports shoes (running or hiking) are a must to ensure you don't end up with blistered feet. Now you're ready to scale the nearest peak!

Take a guided hike along new and exciting trails

Themes and levels for everyone...mountain hiking in the summer is pure bliss. Nestled in forests or nature reserves, Club Med Resorts are the perfect starting points for biking vacations. Led by a mountain guide, you'll explore your vacation destination and make the most of nature while having fun with a group.

With numerous trails on offer, choose a hike that suits your fitness and walking speed and let your guide show you the way. Marvel at the scenery without worrying about getting lost. Your guide is your leader! They will tell you all you need to know about the local landscape. The keyword for a fun hike while on vacation? Flexibility! Find the hike that best suits you, whether it's a half or full day excursion.

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Hiking in charming Provence

Looking for adventure in a stunning part of the world? Head to Provence in the south of France for singing cicadas and the beautiful Valbonne Plateau. Hikes are a great way to admire the olive groves, pine forests, and lavender fields of this region.

Stay at the Club Med Opio Resort in Provence near Cannes, and book a guide who will immerse you in the local culture. Choose from six guided hikes of 2 to 6 miles each and designed for all kinds of levels. Whether you're in a sporty or meandering mood, use this time to have fun with friends and family (hikes are suitable for kids aged 11 and older).

In Opio, sample the delights of Provençal culture by visiting the Saint Trophisme Church, Château des Evêques, and an olive oil mill.

Discover the Club Med Opio Resort in Provence