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Walking The Giens peninsula ( Download : PDF )
The Giens peninsula
distance 10.09km Vertical gain +285m Vertical drop -286m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

distance 12.54km Vertical gain +170m Vertical drop -175m duration 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

A small lake and its dam, sandy beaches and rocks and, finally, a trail with a 360° view of the surrounding landscape.

A walk that takes the coastal path for a section between the beautiful beach of Estagnol and Fort Brégançon.

distance 13.13km Vertical gain +252m Vertical drop -252m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carcès - 83 - Var

This hike will visit the village of Carcés, Carcés Lake and the splendid Caramy Falls. Best in the spring when the water flow is stronger.
You also will take a part of the path of Saint Jacques de Compostela.

distance 11.37km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -305m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

A very enjoyable loop on the peninsula of Bauduen alongside Lake Sainte Croix.

distance 10.86km Vertical gain +658m Vertical drop -651m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

This is a magnificent hike through the red rocks of Estérel, looking over the blue of the Mediterranean with extraordinary viewing points.

distance 9.39km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -221m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

Beautiful loop between the vineyards and the coastal path with magnificent panoramic views.

distance 10km Vertical gain +1213m Vertical drop -1218m duration 5h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

distance 8.33km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -248m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tourves - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike in the hills of Tourves.
A remarkable view over the Saint-Maximin plains and the mountain La Loube.
Wonderful opportunity to discover and tour the Saint-Probace Chapel

distance 9.25km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -573m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike to the heights of Ollioules and Sanary, off the beaten track. Exceptional views over the on the coast of La Ciotat in Porquerolles, and the interior of La Cadiere d'Azur in Revest, the chain of the Sainte Baume ridges and the gorges of Ollioules.
The path alternates between shaded areas in the Mediterranean scrubland and parts where the sun heats the limestones of the La Colle massif.

distance 11.12km Vertical gain +264m Vertical drop -266m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sillans-la-Cascade - 83 - Var

The incredible waterfall and the route along the Bresque on the Sillans side.
The route along the Train des Pignes track.
Swimming in the natural pool of Salernes.

Walking Sainte-Baume ( Download : PDF )
Sainte-Baume
distance 13.3km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -529m duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

Walk on the ridge of Sainte-Baume after visiting the Cave of Mary Magdalene.

distance 15.37km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -208m duration 4h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

On this walk you'll discover some of the locations used to film Manon des Sources and Jean de Florette (1986): the Grotte de Mounoï cave, the dried-up stream and the Villa Renard - the hunchback's house.
This route will also let you discover the Vallon des Martyrs, with its monument commemorating resistance fighters executed by the SS in 1944. All along the walk you'll experience incredible Provence landscapes and the Sainte-Baume.

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.

distance 7.27km Vertical gain +335m Vertical drop -335m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Solliès-Ville - 83 - Var

A nice climb to the top of Coudon (altitude 702 m) near Toulon.

distance 14.08km Vertical gain +350m Vertical drop -345m duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Cannet-des-Maures - 83 - Var

Vieux Cannet des Maures is a village full of character, certainly worthwhile a visit. Entraygues, the cave chapel of Saint Michel and the natural arches of Argens.

distance 9.79km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -186m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Beausset - 83 - Var

This hike is not very difficult and is suitable for the whole family.
Pretty paths through the pines and the garrigue.

Walking Le Faron ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -443m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Toulon - 83 - Var

One of the Var's most beautiful walks.
This hike climbs Mont Faron on wide tracks and offers a breathtaking view over the most beautiful bay in Europe.

Walking Cap Sicié ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.79km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -428m duration 4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Six-Fours-les-Plages - 83 - Var

A truely beautiful balcony hike between sea and mountains towards Cape Sicié arriving at Notre-Dame de la Garde or du Mai
360 ° view.

Walking The Malavettes ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.43km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -306m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

This circuit lets you discover magnificent panoramic views over the Mediterranean (the Gulf of Saint- Tropez up to the Dramont semaphore) and Mediterranean forests, as well as the remains of the Malavettes forester's house, now abandoned.

distance 15.28km Vertical gain +319m Vertical drop -317m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pierrefeu-du-Var - 83 - Var

A hike looping around the Maures hills in the middle of cork oak forests.
Lush vegetation with beautiful views of East Toulon.
You take a portion of the GR51 called "The Balcony of the Mediterranean".

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.

The Rocher de Roquebrune
distance 6.44km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -296m duration 2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Roquebrune-sur-Argens - 83 - Var

A short but energetic walk that is exposed towards the end. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Rocher de Roquebrune with its famous ochre colours.

Walking The Cuves du Destel ( Download : PDF )
distance 5.24km Vertical gain +320m Vertical drop -314m duration 2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A real route for hiking lovers. The Destel trail (named after the stream) offers a varied and enjoyable walk (climbing with a handrails and chains, a path along the water's edge, walking through the cuves (natural basins)).

Walking Baou des 4 Auros ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.26km Vertical gain +529m Vertical drop -535m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A hike in the outskirts of Toulon where you get a 360° view of the amazing countryside. A big meeting place for spies who monitor Toulon harbour.

distance 14.29km Vertical gain +584m Vertical drop -584m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

Circuit overlooking the Var coast above Bormes-les-Mimosas.

distance 12.98km Vertical gain +253m Vertical drop -245m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

This varied hike visits the remains of the famous Devil's Bridge, which cost the lives of many cart drivers loaded with ice packs. They came down from Sainte Baume as fast as possible, to deliver the people of Toulon or other citizens.

Walking The Bees of Cuers ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.29km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -318m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cuers - 83 - Var

This is a walk I'm really enjoying at the moment with flowers along the route and a view of the Barres de Cuers.
There's little difficulty, the false-flat is long, after the hives on the descent, so be aware.
The hives are magnificent.

distance 4.93km Vertical gain +325m Vertical drop -318m duration 2h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This very challenging route takes the hiker to the site of the Château du Diable and its remarkable caves and the Destel gorges, with their astonishing giant's kettles or cauldrons.
Nice sections with chains or ropes.

The Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 7.46km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -207m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

Very nice course with beautiful views of Lake Sainte-Croix.

The National Forest of the Colle du Rouët and the Trou de Gournié waterfall on the river Endre
distance 9.66km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -66m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Muy - 83 - Var

A pleasant walk letting you discover the National Forest of the Colle du Rouët, the Trou de Gournié, also called Cascade de l'Endre and the river Endre.

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
distance 3.2km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -87m duration 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Artignosc-sur-Verdon - 83 - Var

A pretty walk off the beaten path. The views are breathtaking in diverse landscapes, all from the beautiful little hilltop village of Artignosc-sur-Verdon.

distance 5.44km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -142m duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

A medium difficulty circular walk with beautiful views over Hyères bay.
A half-day walk to enjoy in the winter.
This walk is not listed (except by me) and so there are no waymarks.

distance 7.13km Vertical gain +196m Vertical drop -188m duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aups - 83 - Var

A beautiful walk through various landscapes, olive trees, impressive stone walls, a pine forest, caves and cave chapels.

distance 14.22km Vertical gain +917m Vertical drop -917m duration 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This active route will take you through the Croupatier to the Baou de Quatre Ouro, one of the four "Toulonais brothers". Paths and ledges where you have to use your hands, passages with ropes, discover the main caves of the massif, where the famous caves of the Château du Diable make the route more interesting.

distance 9.83km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -305m duration 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var

A nice tour from Sainte-Anne passing by different juniper kilns producing lime and pitch.

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.

Walking Tour around Dramont ( Download : PDF )
distance 4.39km Vertical gain +112m Vertical drop -115m duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

A very nice short walk that with beautiful views of the bay of Agay and the Esterel massif.

distance 5.64km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -72m duration 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
distance 14.19km Vertical gain +363m Vertical drop -364m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mazaugues - 83 - Var

A lovely hike up to Pivaut ice house (1880), which has been beautifully restored.

distance 11.23km Vertical gain +684m Vertical drop -680m duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Perched at an altitude of 800 metres, Mont Caume is one of the four Toulonais brothers which surround Toulon. It is certainly the highest; its summit is very dry as it's very exposed to winds and fluctuations in weather.
All these factors make ascending Mont Caume essential and well worth it.
The hike suggested here enables you to go all the way round the mountain and combines the pleasures of a very active route with the joys of a pretty much complete visit to both its summit and its slopes.

distance 4.47km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -69m duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A walk through holm oaks to the Revest lake viewpoint passing by a cave which can be visited.

distance 6.09km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -74m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A natural asset exploited by the local glass industry.
A route through woodland where you will see the remains of dwellings, wells, sand and stone quarries, and former industry, near the derelict hamlet of Les Olivières.

distance 7.98km Vertical gain +390m Vertical drop -385m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Roquebrussanne - 83 - Var

A short route that climbs up to the summit of the Loube mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and Alps. A wonderful walk with every step!

distance 16.99km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -532m duration 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Very beautiful hike close to Agay which enables you to discover the Estérel away from the usual routes.

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.

distance 18.52km Vertical gain +736m Vertical drop -731m duration 7h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

A hike with beautiful viewing points over Sainte-Baume and the surrounding mountains, a nice stream in Latay and vestiges of former houses.

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
distance 15.06km Vertical gain +946m Vertical drop -945m duration 6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Seyne-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

This walk takes you through varied landscapes: undergrowth, ridges, cliffs overlooking the sea, and two hill tops with 360° views of the coast and the mountains. For the more adventurous, an optional athletic route takes you down to the foot of Cap Sicié and the sea.

Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
distance 5.41km Vertical gain +191m Vertical drop -189m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Claviers - 83 - Var

Ascent to the Sainte-Anne Chapel, located 624 m above sea level on the western summit of the Plateau du Puy, passing by the ruins of a Ligurian oppidum. Easy hike in the Provence scrubland and forest (thyme, lavender, rock rose...)

distance 13.32km Vertical gain +720m Vertical drop -725m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

I went on two walks I found on Visorando: "Le Revest - Tourris Castle" and "Tourris and the Pyramide de Cassini" before finding this itinerary that I'm recommending. The beginning of the first until the departmental road then part of the initial section of the second. Unlike the "Pyramide de Cassini", we discovered a route that's not marked on the maps but which joins the "Chemin des Turcos" in a forested area. A walk with uneven terrain that can be difficult at times.

The Peaks of Cap Roux, Aurelle and Ours via Sainte-Baume Chapel
distance 19.58km Vertical gain +953m Vertical drop -950m duration 7h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike in the Esterel Massif where you can discover Sainte Baume and its chapel and the beautiful viewpoint on Cap Roux peak, and then reach Ours Peak going via Aurelle Peak.