Walks

Explore Hikideas to find the best walking routes near you. There are hundreds of local walks to discover, from short scenic coastal trails, nature country walks to hiking trails up some pretty big mountains. On each walk page you will be able to see a map of the walk, directions to follow and pictures. If you’d prefer a circular walk, make sure you select return to start to yes. You can check out the latest walks below or use our walk finder above to find walks that interest you.

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distance 14.04km Vertical gain +567m Vertical drop -575m duration 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

A superb hike around the Dentelles de Montmirail.
This trek will take you through all sides of the Dentelles.

Walking Tour of Brec Chambeyron ( Download : )
distance 19.83km Vertical gain +1509m Vertical drop -1510m duration 9h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A loop around Brec de Chambeyron, leaving from the hamlet of Fouillouse.

distance 13.93km Vertical gain +730m Vertical drop -723m duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Valtin - 88 - Vosges

Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!

Walking Mer des Rochers ( Download : )
distance 5.47km Vertical gain +55m Vertical drop -55m duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sauve - 30 - Gard

A journey through both geological time and history, exploring the medieval village of Sauve and the chaos of the Mer des Rochers.

Napton on the Hill circular walk
distance 7.22km Vertical gain +50m Vertical drop -50m duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A short circular walk that offers some wonderful views of the Warwickshire countryside. The route passes through the village of Napton on the Hill with its fine windmill.

distance 10.54km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -465m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégon - 26 - Drôme

In the mountains of the Baronnies, imagine a lost hamlet inhabited by giants... Skeletons with very long shins were found in the crypt of the chapel. They are the source of the name of the locality.

distance 9.09km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -803m duration 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

distance 10.64km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -202m duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Artigues (Var) - 83 - Var

An alternating view of pasture and fresh forests, this pleasant flat walk will lead you past the Notre Dame d'Esparron chapel and its small cemetery classified as an historical monument.
Crossing the tiny village of Artigues is also surprising. You'll particularly enjoy refilling your water bottles at the communal fountain.
The advantage of this charming loop that it's flat and very manageable, there are only one or two small climbs along the route.

Walking The island of Oiselet ( Download : )
distance 10.82km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sorgues - 84 - Vaucluse

A family-friendly walk exploring the Island of Oiselet and the banks of the Rhône.

Walking The Orgon plateau ( Download : )
distance 18.41km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -488m duration 6h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orgon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit in the eastern Alpilles, first passing by the Notre-Dame de Beauregard chapel overlooking the Durance valley and a long tour over the Orgon plateau and its valleys.

distance 7.49km Vertical gain +604m Vertical drop -610m duration 6 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cervières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Circuit opposite the magnificent peak of Rochebrune with an exceptional view of the road of the Col d'Izoard. And besides, there are chamois here!

distance 3.91km Vertical gain +308m Vertical drop -301m duration 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).

distance 7.5km Vertical gain +231m Vertical drop -236m duration 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Leaving from Garde Pass, a beautiful hike through the Croupatier massif.

distance 8.96km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -37m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine - 76 - Seine-Maritime

A circuit between forests, marshes and towpaths along the Seine. If you'd like to, don't hesitate to visit Brigitte, who collects lions and tigers (safely of course!).

distance 6.28km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -182m duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bagnols-en-Forêt - 83 - Var

A stroll in an exceptional place, discovering the gorges of the river Blavet and the cave of Mueron which was inhabited in the Bronze Age.
Ideal in summer and on warmer days, avoid periods of heavy rain.

A long tour of Ermenonville Forest
distance 22.11km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -114m duration 6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ermenonville - 60 - Oise

A hike in a forest in Picardy where the pines loom large. There are also beautiful sites covered in heather and sandstone blocks. The soil, often sandy, allows for hiking in winter without difficulty.

Walking Around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie ( Download : )
Around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
distance 23.32km Vertical gain +514m Vertical drop -506m duration 7h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - 46 - Lot

A hike to discover Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the Lot river and its towpath, and the plateau above the village.

distance 14.21km Vertical gain +248m Vertical drop -248m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Clermont-le-Fort - 31 - Haute-Garonne

This hike is based on the route published by SICOVAL "Circular walk from Notre-Dame des Bois", which I modified at the end.

Between Brangues and the Rhône
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -77m duration 4h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brangues - 38 - Isère

A lovely, gentle walk, part of which is along the Rhone, which you can do as a family.

distance 13.28km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -92m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Esbly - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A hike mostly along rivers with a connection by the slopes of the Grand Morin and Marne valleys offering beautiful views of the region. Crossing through some of the villages, including Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames and Quincy-Voisins, lets you explore some interesting elements of their architectural heritage.

Walking Loop around Commeny ( Download : )
distance 13.37km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -65m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Commeny - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A straight-forward loop around Commeny passing the Perchay and Chaussée Julus Caesar.

Walking The Pointe de Plougrescant ( Download : )
distance 13.46km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -74m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plougrescant - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

The Pointe de Plougrescant is recognised around the world due to Castel-Meur: the house between the rocks. The hike starts at Saint-Gonery Chapel, equally famous for its crooked lead bell tower. The hike continues via the Baie de l'Enfer where you can admire the Jaudy estuary, then on to Pointe du Château - the most northerly point of this route - to see Castel Meur (private property) and finally to discover the gulf before returning to the departure point along the west coast of the point.

distance 11.3km Vertical gain +193m Vertical drop -194m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Camaret-sur-Mer - 29 - Finistère

A wonderful stroll on the Crozon peninsula. Between steep cliffs, sandy beaches and megalith alignments, one of the most beautiful walks in Brittany.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +311m Vertical drop -306m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pasaia - Province de Guipúzcoa

Superb hike for passing a lovely afternoon and enjoying an evening in old San Sebastien, eating tapas and pintxos.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -292m duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Les Déserts - 73 - Savoie

A circuit from Féclaz to the Nivolet Cross overlooking Chambéry.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse
distance 6.45km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kembs - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Before the construction of the Canal of Alsace (1928), the Rhine extended its arms east of the Huningue Canal (1806) over a wide area of 1km to 2km. From the Rhone Canal on the North Rhine to the Barre d'Istein on the Old Rhine, along paths and trails often in the protected areas of the "Little Alsatian Camargue.", you'll discover numerous natural and industrial sites related to the history of the Rhine.
Begin with a stroll between the drawbridge of Kembs (1831) and l'Ecluse Le Corbusier (1961).

distance 7.02km Vertical gain +61m Vertical drop -63m duration 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mervent - 85 - Vendée

There are many pedestrian paths to discover in Mervent forest.

Walking Historical Arles ( Download : )
Historical Arles
distance 11.38km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -21m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arles - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Discovering Arles and its numerous Roman monuments and buildings. You can enjoy a short picturesque break along the canal from Arles to Bouc where you can go right up to the famous Van Gogh bridge before returning to the no-less famous bull ring.

distance 14.58km Vertical gain +519m Vertical drop -516m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike through the pines and scrubland of the Massif du Garlaban, so dear to Marcel Pagnol.
Starting from the Pichauris car park, the circuit first leads you to the Puits de l'Aroumi (the wells of Aroumi) then the Mont du Marseillais along beautiful, well marked paths, often along ridges, offering magnificent views over Marseille, Sainte-Victoire, Mont Ventoux and, in good weather, the Préaples de Provence. The intense luminosity of the rocks under the brilliance of the sun will leave no-one indifferent.

distance 10.58km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -34m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Billiers - 56 - Morbihan

A pretty walk between the countryside and the seaside. The Pointe de Penn Lann stands guard over the Vilaine Estuary.

The fortified farms of Brie and the Bois-Poussin stronghold
distance 16.05km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -20m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Nangis - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Mostly dating from the late Middle Ages, fortified farms are a typical part of the architectural heritage of the Brie region. This walk takes you past several such farms, including the Fief de Bois-Poussin stronghold, and gives you the chance to discover the rich heritage of Nangis with its ancient fortified castle, church and market halls. The walk takes you along paths between fields and small roads with little traffic, and along the banks of the brooks that wind through this farming plain.

Following the Bièvre river through Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Igny
distance 19.3km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -99m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montigny-le-Bretonneux - 78 - Yvelines

The upstream part of this series of three hikes devoted to the Bièvre river. A very pleasant walk along the river and its bodies of water, in a mostly rural setting. A hike from station to station, which can be used to adjust the length depending on the weather conditions or desires of the hikers.

distance 13.88km Vertical gain +721m Vertical drop -727m duration 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vauvenargues - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Sainte-Victoire is a highlight of Provence for hikers and climbers.

Before you start, make sure access to the massif is allowed because a regulation is applicable from 1 June to 30 September which and can limit access hours. See the link below:
http://www.paca.gouv.fr/files/massif/

distance 9.73km Vertical gain +711m Vertical drop -707m duration 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike on the south side of Sainte-Victoire Montagne allowing access to the ridge via the Marbrière and the Brèche du Clapier (gap). The walk along the ridge towards the Croix de Provence offers splendid views. Descent via the Priory, the Pas du Berger and the Cézanne Shelter.

distance 7.06km Vertical gain +750m Vertical drop -745m duration 3h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A physical loop hike along Sainte-Victoire, a climb to Prieuré Sainte-Victoire / Croix de Provence through Bau Cézanne and going back through "le Gouffre de Garagaï" and "les deux Aiguilles".

distance 12.73km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -485m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Collobrières - 83 - Var

A walk through the crests of the Maures forest.
A breathtaking landscape taking in the Mediterranean and the Alps.

distance 10.67km Vertical gain +549m Vertical drop -547m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!

As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.

distance 16.89km Vertical gain +547m Vertical drop -538m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.

distance 9.69km Vertical gain +287m Vertical drop -284m duration 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

Walking La Grande Jumelle ( Download : )
La Grande Jumelle
distance 12.9km Vertical gain +1168m Vertical drop -1168m duration 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

A not too busy hike up to a summit offering a vast panoramic view. A relatively challenging route with some aerial passages requesting a certain sense of itinerary at times. The beginning of the hikes passes through Tanay site and its lake.

distance 4.52km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -225m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

A pretty little walk with a beautiful viewpoint over Lac des Corbeaux, where you may like to take a dip.

Môtiers: The Poëta-Raisse Gorges
distance 10.28km Vertical gain +527m Vertical drop -524m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Môtiers - Canton of Neuchâtel

Rousseau once wrote «I have, opposite my windows, a beautiful waterfall which from the mountain top, plunges from a rocky escarpment into the valley, with a sound heard for miles around, especially when waters are high». From waterfall to waterfall, alongside these impressively steep gorges which once inspired fear (poëta from the latin putidus meaning "altered, fetid"), this trail will lead you through a delightful hike through rocks and water.

distance 15.4km Vertical gain +572m Vertical drop -492m duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bois-d'Amont - 39 - Jura

Surrounded by Sala and Noiremont summits, this hike that allows you to explore Swiss forests and pastures. You'll need two cars for this straight route hike.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
distance 9.6km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -35m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : )
Le Grammont
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -1219m duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

distance 11.92km Vertical gain +685m Vertical drop -679m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Estoublon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Very beautiful hike to do between April and October.

distance 10.23km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -224m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vorges-les-Pins - 25 - Doubs

A stroll along the ridge separating the Loue Valley and that of the river Doubs and then along the banks of the Doubs with a panoramic view of the Château de Montferrand ruins.

distance 4.87km Vertical gain +197m Vertical drop -208m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

Very nice and easy walk above the lakes of the Jura, Maclu and Illay.

distance 4.69km Vertical gain +332m Vertical drop -323m duration 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pancrasse - 38 - Isère

Short family-friendly walk with a magnificent view, manageable on foot or on snowshoes.

distance 13.79km Vertical gain +215m Vertical drop -211m duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Above Agay close to the beaches, the fabulous Massif de l'Esterel is the ideal terrain for a comfortable hike, but is always different.