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Walking Petit Tuny ( Download : PDF )
distance 13.14km Vertical gain +595m Vertical drop -590m duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Gémenos - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

This trail is another way of getting to the Petit Tuny hut. On this trail, you stay off the DFCI tracks as much as possible, by taking non-waymarked paths instead. At the highest point of the route, you will have a wonderful view over Garlaban, the Huveaune Valley and Bertagne Peak.

distance 13.05km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -506m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Auriol - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A splendid walk starting from the Encanaux, near Auriol, along the top of the Infernets and then the Coutronne ravines. At times along the cliffside ravines, similar to some sections of the Gorges du Verdon. From Lare Pass (Col de la Lare), you will have a magnificent view of the Sainte-Baume range and the Pic de Bertagne to the south and Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Mont Olympe and Mont Aurélien to the north.

distance 12.82km Vertical gain +642m Vertical drop -643m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aubagne - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit following in Marcel Pagnol's footsteps, passing by the Baume du Plantier (Manon’s Cave) then reaching the legendary Garlaban. The return journey passes by the peak of Taoumé and Grosibou Cave and ending with the Vallon de Passe-Temps.

distance 16.26km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -463m duration 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ceyreste - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A long but straight-forward hike overlooking "Baie de la Ciotat" and a beautiful view over Sainte-Baume mountain range and Sainte-Victoire Mountain.

distance 5.64km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -72m duration 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
Walking Pichauris Park ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.32km Vertical gain +433m Vertical drop -432m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in a regional park with beautiful trails, varied routes and trees, trees and more trees.
Departure from the park’s car park at the Pichauris Hostel.

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.

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 5.95km Vertical gain +255m Vertical drop -251m duration 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Tour of Carrière du Loin going via Bau Rous, and the Arch and Dent du Chat. Two sections, which are not very well marked and rarely visited, require trousers to be worn.

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 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 11.33km Vertical gain +410m Vertical drop -412m duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike exploring the sights and features of Cape Canaille.

distance 11.07km Vertical gain +618m Vertical drop -620m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A magnificent sea and mountain hike in the Calanques National Park.

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.

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.

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 13.47km Vertical gain +663m Vertical drop -662m duration 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

distance 10.46km Vertical gain +769m Vertical drop -760m duration 4h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike among the Marseilles calanques, offering breathtaking views and the opportunity for a little exercise

distance 7.51km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -300m duration 2h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to the coves (calques) of Luminy estate in Marseille with exceptional views

distance 7.7km Vertical gain +421m Vertical drop -413m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Beautiful scenery, a great day out and if you want lunch by the sea, head to Sugiton cove. It’s wonderful.

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.

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.

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)).

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.

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.