Island of Porquerolles
The Esterel, an unmissable highlight of your holiday!
Did you know that the Esterel was once attached to Africa and even initiated the formation of Corsica? Today, its flaming slopes look out over the Var coastline, providing a contrast with the turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean.
With hiking and cycling, or at the wheel of a beach buggy, there are all sorts of different ways of exploring the Esterel and taking in the views from the peaks!
And having quenched your thirst for adventure, head back to the comfort of your Sandaya campsite in the Var. Mobile home, lodge tent or camping pitch; it's all à la carte! Enjoy a cooling dip in the swimming pools and on the waterslides of the water park, or carry on with your action-packed day on the campsite's sport and leisure grounds. Whether it's aquagym lessons, fitness sessions or minigolf, put together your holiday schedule as you see fit. That's what camping in total freedom is all about!
Visit the Esterel with the family
Little adventurers will love scaling the peaks of the Esterel, the ultimate outdoor leisure region! From Fréjus, Saint-Raphaël or Agay, there are all sorts of different hiking circuits for exploring it.
Here are our top 3 circuits to enjoy with the family: the Pic de l’Ours. Well-known by families, this 1½ hour route with few ups-and-downs rewards you with amazing views over Cannes Bay and the Îles de Lérins. A little longer, the Rastel d’Agay hike features wonderful views over the bay of Agay. And finally, make sure you do the walk to the Lac de l’Écureuil leaving from the Col de Belle Barbe. Just the place to enjoy a picnic at the water's edge!
Visit the Esterel as a couple
While all the Esterel walks provide views that'll make your eyes light up, we have chosen a hike that's specially for couples! Hand in hand, enjoy the wonderful coastal path looking out over the Mediterranean, between the harbour of Santa-Lucia to Saint-Raphaël and Le Dramont.
At the end of your walk, lay your towel down at the pretty rocky inlet of Poussaï looked over by the red rocks of the Esterel. Opposite the Île d’Or, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear water, perfect for a bit of snorkelling!
Camping Esterel: our handy tips for a successful stay
Back at the campsite, soothe yourself with your feet in the water; you'll really have earned a bit of relaxation!
To reach the summit of the Esterel, head for Mont Vinaigre, looking out over Fréjus from its peak at 614 metres!
Mountain biking, climbing, tree top adventure trails etc. All sorts of outdoor sports await you at the top of the Estérel!
Breathe in deeply! The aromas of thyme, strawberry trees and mimosa will accompany you throughout your adventures!