This tour goes through the southern/western part of Monaco. It’s challenging because even if the city is in front of the sea, its expansion forced it to be built vertically. It’s adapted to all levels of fitness. The journey starts at Place d’Armes, one of the main square of the city; it’s the ideal place to buy some fresh fruits in the morning or sip a coffee and have a view on the “Tête de chien” rock that is above the city.
The group will pass the harbour near Fontvieille district and have a view on some beautiful cliffs that holds the Prince’s Palace. We will enjoy a peaceful sight of the sea and have a look at the “Musée Océanographique” of Monaco: it was built more than 100 years ago by Prince Albert 1st. The tour continues to the “Parc de la Roseraie” where we might race against some ducks and observe large fishes. The parc changes colors every season and was a wish from Prince Rainier III in memory of his wife Princess Grace.
After this 2km warm-up, we will climb the the “Rocher” by taking the “Rampe Major” to have a look at the “Palais de Monaco”. We will have after a view from above of Monte Carlo and run towards the oldest streets of the city. I will show you where you can buy some local food like “Barbajuans”. The runners will pass through “Jardins Saint Martin” where we will observe some beautiful statues that represents some history or story of Monaco. We will then go towards the “Porte de Monaco Frame”; one nice photo spot where the modern city and the “Port Hercule” can best be seen.
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