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distance 8.33km Vertical gain +269m Vertical drop -267m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Wonderful hike through the Lower Verdon Gorges, starting in Quinson.

Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : PDF )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +916m Vertical drop -920m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaudière - 26 - Drôme

Visit the Trois Becs, the high points of the Forest of Saou.
Correction: the elevation is 750 m instead of the 1071 m described.

Canyon des Gueulards
distance 8.02km Vertical gain +450m Vertical drop -446m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Omblèze - 26 - Drôme

A complete change of scene in this superb canyon between two narrow cliffs. An unusual place where a crevasse plunges into nowhere, with a peaceful and shady atmosphere between boulders, lichens and ferns.

distance 10.98km Vertical gain +643m Vertical drop -635m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme

The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.

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.

Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 15.37km Vertical gain +445m Vertical drop -438m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treffort - 38 - Isère

This is a hike that starts with a ferry crossing.
The objective is to take the two elegant bridges.
The first bridge crosses the Drac.
The second bridge crosses the Ebron.
Satisfactory markings.

distance 8.68km Vertical gain +638m Vertical drop -639m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lans-en-Vercors - 38 - Isère

This easily accessed summit is located on a ridge between the "Vallée de la Gresse" and the Vercors plateau. It offers a breathtaking view on Belledonne, Les Rousses and a bit further Les Ecrins.

distance 8.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -473m duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buis-les-Baronnies - 26 - Drôme

From Buis-les-Baronnies, walk around the Rocher Saint-Julien enjoying the views of the Baronnies and Mont Ventoux.

distance 13.78km Vertical gain +712m Vertical drop -714m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Beaumont-du-Ventoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A beautiful round trip leading to the summit and back along the crests.

distance 20.21km Vertical gain +943m Vertical drop -942m duration 8h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

distance 10.13km Vertical gain +1251m Vertical drop -1256m duration 5h50 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 7.32km Vertical gain +337m Vertical drop -321m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte - 73 - Savoie

A loop above lake Bourget for a late afternoon walk.
A walk amid historical sites and beautiful viewpoints.

distance 12.07km Vertical gain +255m Vertical drop -256m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the dry stone sheepfolds to the west of the Lure mountains.

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.

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.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
distance 21.92km Vertical gain +1446m Vertical drop -1438m duration 9h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Beautiful climb up the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux from the hamlet of Sainte Colombe 4 km from Bédoin.

distance 10.71km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -340m duration 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Montaud (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Easy walk on this “tooth” overlooking the Isère valley and offering an interesting view over the east foothills of Chartreuse.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +569m Vertical drop -567m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +639m Vertical drop -643m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

This hike on the southern slope of Mont Ventoux, narrow, wooded and always chilly, carved out by capricious waters, leads to a vast panoramic view.

distance 7.94km Vertical gain +859m Vertical drop -859m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bernard (Isère) - 38 - Isère

The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.

Walking Taillefer Ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 7.19km Vertical gain +448m Vertical drop -444m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Duingt - 74 - Haute-Savoie

An atypical route through bushes and over the lake.

distance 10.54km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -465m duration 4h05 Easy Easy
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 10.35km Vertical gain +694m Vertical drop -708m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Digne-les-Bains - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Long north-south oriented ridge, the Barre des Dourbes ridge separates the basin of Digne-les-Bains from the Barrême syncline.
Rising in stages over twenty kilometres, culminating Pic de Couar some 1988 m above sea level.

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

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

distance 11.14km Vertical gain +1233m Vertical drop -1234m duration 6h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châtelus (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Very nice hike without any difficulty, with stunning views of the Pas des Voutes, Pas de la Charmate and Pas de l'Allier.

distance 11.31km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -566m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treschenu-Creyers - 26 - Drôme

A hike in Drôme and Isère, but starting from the Vercors drômois side.

The Vallon de Combau and the Tête Chevalière at 1951m. A panoramic view over the Trièves valley.
During the months of May and June, the Vallon du Combau is must-visit destination, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna, particularly marmottes.
A relatively easy hike up to the Pas de l'Essaure pass, then a little more difficult.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -344m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne - 26 - Drôme

The Saracen Caves at the ruins of the old village of Béconne provide a short walk through the woods and fields of lavender and lead you on an enjoyable route among the vestiges of the past and let you indulge your imagination.

distance 11.72km Vertical gain +819m Vertical drop -819m duration Duration unknown
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A small hike in the footsteps of Asterix and Obelix, following in part an ancient Roman road, with the same backdrops as the well known Uderzo and Goscinny albums. A small valley lost in the hollow of a glacial cirque, with a meandering stream in the middle, and above, beautiful views across the French Riviera, the Esterel and the Maures off in the distance. With a little luck, you can meet deer or roe deer!

distance 14.36km Vertical gain +447m Vertical drop -448m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Palud-sur-Verdon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A hike in Pays du Verdon that takes ancient Roman roads, runs alongside an abandoned village and a chapel sheltered by rocks with magnificent landscapes.

distance 9.55km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -186m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Discover the vegetation's biodiversity of the Mont Ventoux.
From Bedoin, take the road (by car) leading to the Mont Ventoux.
Cross the remarkable cedar's forest then the beech forest will appear.
Continue (approx. 10km) until you find a car park on the right-hand side. (Jas des Melettes)

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.

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 12.55km Vertical gain +764m Vertical drop -762m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gilette - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Gilette and La Clue.
From the village of Gillette, perched on a rocky outcrop, this walk takes you to the medieval bridge of La Cerise (scenes from the film "The Hunchback" were shot here in 1997) and then winds through the Estéron gorges.

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 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.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 11.76km Vertical gain +738m Vertical drop -731m duration 5h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bézaudun-sur-Bîne - 26 - Drôme

A circular walk on Couspeau mountain, with the summit of the Grand Delmas offering views over the surrounding mountains, particularly the 3 Becs.

distance 10.06km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -342m duration 4h Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thorens-Glières - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Snowshoe circuit on the vast Glières Plateau.
Besides the historical aspect, the Glières Plateau is interesting to visit because the mountains that surround it are strong points of reference.

distance 6.55km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -305m duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A walk of discovery from Vercors in a loop between the cliffs, forest and meadow. Small height change.

distance 5.25km Vertical gain +474m Vertical drop -475m duration 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lanslevillard - 73 - Savoie

A half-day hike for intermediate walkers. You'll walk through different settings that offer a large range of Vanoise flora, while benefiting from an extraordinary view over the summits of Maurienne and the Ecrins national park.

distance 14.54km Vertical gain +745m Vertical drop -745m duration 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégros-la-Clastre - 26 - Drôme

This chapel is on the ridge of the Forest of Saoû, above the ruins of an old priory. At the top of the climb from La Clastre, hikers have breathtaking views of the hanging valley of Saoû.

distance 10.14km Vertical gain +892m Vertical drop -888m duration 6h Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

A lovely with snowshoes, with a beautiful view of the Alpine peaks at its height. Note that this hike can be done in all seasons.

distance 7.72km Vertical gain +314m Vertical drop -308m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Corenc - 38 - Isère

Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.

The Grand Rocher and the Crêt du Poulet
distance 8.57km Vertical gain +467m Vertical drop -465m duration 6h Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Theys - 38 - Isère

A stone's throw from town and you're high in the mountains. But pay attention to the risks.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +445m Vertical drop -438m duration 4h Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sarcenas - 38 - Isère

A very pleasant hike, described here snowshoe users, but also good for walks on sunny days.

distance 17.77km Vertical gain +1639m Vertical drop -1639m duration 9h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont - 38 - Isère

Petit Som and Grand Som from Gîte à Rucher de la Ruchère.

distance 14.7km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -621m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Between marlstone and forests, a hike to the south of Gap.

The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 8.46km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -326m duration 5h Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manigod - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A very beautiful hike on snowshoes which takes you through completely wild areas covered in pure white snow.

distance 14.38km Vertical gain +1433m Vertical drop -1435m duration 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Attignat-Oncin - 73 - Savoie

The Mont Grêle lookout point and Archelle’s summit.
Mont Grêle is a peak that is visible from the valley of Chambéry and the Aiguebelette region.
It is easily spotted thanks to or because of the pylons that are installed at the top. Up close, these towers have still look great, but they do not alone justify the purpose of the tour, which is interesting because it offers views over Lake Aiguebelette and Chartreuse.

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 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.