Top Accessible Mediterranean Riviera Vacations
By John Sage
Enjoy accessible beaches, delicious authentic Mediterranean cuisine, and stunning coastline views on your accessible Mediterranean Riviera vacation.
You can also visit one of the world’s most famous casinos in Monte Carlo, experience wheelchair accessible Roman ruins in Barcelona, and take an accessible scenic driving tour along the corniche (coastline road) between Monaco and Nice.
#23 – Monte Carlo, Nice, and Barcelona in 7 days
Beach vacations are some of the most popular types of vacations, and Europe offers numerous accessible beaches. This particular vacation uses wheelchair accessible trains to travel between some of the most luxurious Mediterranean cities. I recommend staying in Monaco for 3 nights (including a day trip to Nice), followed by 4 nights in Barcelona.
- Monte Carlo (Monaco) – The second smallest country in the world, Monaco is also one of the wealthiest. You’ll see expensive condominiums overlooking luxury yachts and the Monaco Grand Prix racetrack. You can get a taste of some of this luxury at the Grand Casino and the Royal Palace. The Oceanographic Museum and the tomb of Princess Grace Kelly are other attractions you can visit.
- Nice (France) – Three ancient “corniche” roads connect Monaco and the nearby city of Nice. You can choose between the upper, middle, and lower corniche routes for differing views of the spectacular coastline. While in Nice you can visit the pedestrian city center or one of the wheelchair accessible beaches along the Promenade des Anglais.
- Barcelona (Spain) – Some of the top architectural styles of the 20th century came from Gaudi and his modernist contemporaries. Barcelona abounds with modernist architecture making this city an outdoor museum! You can visit multiple modernist sights including Park Guell, the enormous Sagrada Familia cathedral, and the Casa Mila building. Older sights include the underground, wheelchair accessible Roman ruins in the Barcelona City History Museum, the neighboring Barcelona Cathedral, and the Royal Palace.If you want a little less art and history, you can visit the famous Las Ramblas boulevard for people watching, the La Boqueria market for fresh food, or an accessible Barcelona beach for some sun!
#24 – Monte Carlo, Nice, Avignon, Arles, and Barcelona in 10 days
On this accessible vacation on the Mediterranean Riviera, you’ll start with a warm greeting at the Nice Airport by an accessible van and driver. Your first destination will be in Monte Carlo where you can choose between luxury accessible hotels or cheaper accessible hotel accommodation.
You’ll spend 3 nights in Monte Carlo where you’ll be able to visit the 3 districts of Monaco plus nearby cities like Nice, Cannes, and Eze.
After an accessible train ride through the Cote d’Azur countryside, you’ll spend 4 nights in Avignon. From your home base in Avignon, you can visit Avignon attractions like the Pont Saint- Bénezet bridge and the Palace of the Popes, Arles attractions like the Roman theatre and amphitheatre, and the second highest Roman structure in the world…the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Active disabled travelers can even kayak underneath the Pont du Gard...the photo at the top of the page on the left shows where I left my wheelchair behind for one of the most unique experiences I’ve had in Europe!
One more accessible train ride will bring you to Barcelona for 3 days of beach time, museums, and strolling in one of the more wheelchair-friendly cities in Europe!
#25 – Milan, Santa Margherita, Portofino, Genoa, Monte Carlo, Nice, and Barcelona in 14 days
Research for this accessible vacation is still ongoing. We need to inspect accessibility at some additional hotels in Milan and Genoa.
Learn more about the Top 50 Awesome Accessible European Vacations:
1-6: London & Paris
7-11: The Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and more)
12-14: Baltic Cruises
23-25: Mediterranean Riviera
26-27: Ancient Civilizations
28-31: Europe-wide Vacations
32-34: Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona
35-38: Mediterranean Cruises from Rome and Istanbul
39-43: Mediterranean Cruises from Venice
44-45: 3 to 4 Week Mediterranean Cruises
46-50: Luxury Mediterranean Cruises