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The Crests of La Chartreuse de la Verne
Distance12.73km Vertical gain+484m Vertical drop-485m Duration4h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Collobrières - 83 - Var

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

Baou de Quatre Ouro (576 m) and Croupatier via the caves path
Distance14.22km Vertical gain+917m Vertical drop-917m Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Trois Termes via La Sénancole
Distance16km Vertical gain+382m Vertical drop-377m Duration5h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

Loop around Gordes and its dry stone dwellings, through the valley of Sénancole and its unique Sénanque Abbey.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
Distance11.76km Vertical gain+738m Vertical drop-731m Duration5h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
Distance7.11km Vertical gain+415m Vertical drop-413m Duration3h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance8.4km Vertical gain+165m Vertical drop-162m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Studland - Dorset

A short Dorset walk that takes in some of the wonderful geological features of the Jurrassic Coast close to Studland. The walk also provides wonderful views across Swanage Bay.

Distance3.33km Vertical gain+133m Vertical drop-133m Duration1h15 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in West Lulworth - Dorset

Lulworth Cover and Durdle Door are two of the best known features of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. This short walk includes some uphill walking but the path is good and well graded.

Distance6.48km Vertical gain+115m Vertical drop-116m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Worth Matravers - Dorset

A short Dorset walk in the Isle of Purbeck enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery of St Aldhelms Head. The route uses a section of the South West Coast Path and is an ideal choice for a sunny afternoon.

Distance11.45km Vertical gain+422m Vertical drop-420m Duration4h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

Distance9.13km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-201m Duration3h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Tideswell - Derbyshire

This circular Peak District walk starts in Tideswell Dale and continues through Miller's Dale into Ravensdale. The route is an ideal introduction to this area which is popular for walkers.

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
Distance10.97km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Cheshire - Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

Distance8.01km Vertical gain+218m Vertical drop-215m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Disley - Cheshire

This is a nice short walk offering wonderful views. The seasonal colour changes of the countryside make this Cheshire walk worth repeating during the year. The route starts from Disley and climbs onto Black Rocks offering some great views.

Distance8.29km Vertical gain+201m Vertical drop-203m Duration2h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

Distance5.96km Vertical gain+124m Vertical drop-126m Duration2h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

An easy Chiltern walk that rewards your efforts with some fine views across the Chiltern escarpment and across the Vale of Aylesbury. The paths and bridleways are generally clearly signed.

Distance14.45km Vertical gain+27m Vertical drop-0m Duration4h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Newbury - Berkshire

A linear Berkshire walk that offers pleasant level walking with something of interest along the way. The route uses trains for the return journey.

Distance18.57km Vertical gain+54m Vertical drop-54m Duration5h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sandy - Bedfordshire

This is a thoroughly enjoyable walk with lots of variety, all on the more elevated parts of Bedfordshire. The fields are open so there are plenty of views, but there are stretches of woodland, three interesting villages and plenty of wildlife. It is no more than a guess, but I would think keen bird watchers might find it worthwhile to tote field glasses. At worst it will give them a closer look at the aerobatics over Biggleswade airfield.

The Véris trail in Bauduen
Distance7.46km Vertical gain+211m Vertical drop-207m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Bauduen - 83 - Var

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

Walking Le Faron (Download : PDF)
Le Faron
Distance10.6km Vertical gain+451m Vertical drop-443m Duration4h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

From the Belle Barbe Pass to the Ravines of the Estérel
Distance16.99km Vertical gain+528m Vertical drop-532m Duration6h05 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

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

Circuit around the Capitelles of Saussines
Distance13.02km Vertical gain+45m Vertical drop-48m Duration3h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

Located between Nimes and Montpellier, the village of Saussines has a quite exceptional heritage: a listed 12th century church, a castle, beautiful mansions, old washhouses.
The gorse scrubland is close by with six capitelles (1), a nature trail, a picnic area with tables and is close to a spring at the high point of the circuit, plus there is a beautiful view of the Pic Saint Loup and the Cevennes.
Important note: Ignore the numbers marked on the ground and stick to the VisoRando instructions instead

On the trail of the Romans
Distance9.34km Vertical gain+21m Vertical drop-21m Duration2h45 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

This walk devoted to the discovery of Roman ruins will introduce you to two medieval Languedoc villages.The scrubland will bring you the fragrance of thyme and the landscapes will enchant photographers. Enjoy without moderation.
Note: To help with orientation, "tricky" sections have been highlighted with blue dotted markers.

Walking Caesar's Camp (Download : PDF)
Caesar's Camp
Distance4.16km Vertical gain+136m Vertical drop-134m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Laudun-l'Ardoise - 30 - Gard

A family walk around the Oppidum of Caesar Camp in Laudun.

Distance15.07km Vertical gain+406m Vertical drop-400m Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Chusclan - 30 - Gard

Starting from Chusclan, this is a hike over different types of terrain (tarmacked paths between vineyards, DFCI trails, single-track paths, etc.). Viewpoints over the Rhone Valley and Mont Ventoux. Visit to the medieval site of Gicon.

From Saint-Michel-d'Euzet to La Roque-sur-Cèze
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+225m Vertical drop-226m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Michel-d'Euzet - 30 - Gard

Hike from the village of Saint-Michel-d'Euzet that takes you on a loop around the village of La Roque-sur-Cèze (ranked among the most beautiful villages in France).
The village of La Roque is perched on a rocky outcrop and is bordered by the Cèze. The area is a natural site for swimming; near the village are the Cascades de Sautadet falls.

Orange and Its History
Distance3.87km Vertical gain+58m Vertical drop-58m Duration1h15 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Orange - 84 - Vaucluse

Discovering the Roman city of Orange and its heritage with the very famous Antique Theatre (Théâtre Antique), which annually hosts the Chorégies d’Orange festival.

The island of Oiselet
Distance10.82km Vertical gain+9m Vertical drop-9m Duration3h05 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Sorgues - 84 - Vaucluse

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

In the garrigue around Rochefort-du-Gard
Distance16.89km Vertical gain+187m Vertical drop-186m Duration5h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Rochefort-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

Discovering Rochefort-du-Gard and its religious heritage, then diving into the green oak trees, which make up a large part of the surrounding vegetation, for some solitude.

The cliffs of Montagné
Distance6.63km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-191m Duration2h20 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Pujaut - 30 - Gard

A short, easy walk for a family outing. In good weather you can see the parachutists jump over the Pujaut aerodrome.

Distance10.14km Vertical gain+104m Vertical drop-106m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A very easy walk. The first part up to the dam, very pleasant and shady. There's not shade on second part until you arrive, so wear hats in sunny weather.
Numerous birds and in particular grey herons, cormorants, swans etc. are visible near the water and on the banks of the Rhone.

The Giens peninsula
Distance10.09km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-286m Duration3h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

On the trail of Manon des Sources - Le Mémorial de Signes
Distance15.37km Vertical gain+200m Vertical drop-208m Duration4h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Circuit of the Three Passes in Bormes-les-Mimosas
Distance14.44km Vertical gain+601m Vertical drop-601m Duration5h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

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

The Three Rivers Hike
Distance10.69km Vertical gain+41m Vertical drop-44m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Épinay-sur-Orge - 91 - Essonne

Hike around Epinay sur Orge (a small town south of Paris) from the train station of the RER C.
It follows paths and quiet streets, heads through Bois des Templiers and follows the courses of three rivers: the Orge, the Rouillon and the Yvette. A trail through the Bois des Templiers with views of an old stone bridge with three arches of the ancient Templar Commandery of the eleventh century.

Distance10.96km Vertical gain+12m Vertical drop-12m Duration3h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis - 17 - Charente-Maritime

A beautiful walk along Frace Lake, which is popular for fishing and walking, and on through the little town of Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, where you can visit the Ouchettes cheese dairy and goat farm.

Walking Le Grammont (Download : PDF)
Le Grammont
Distance12.02km Vertical gain+1226m Vertical drop-1219m Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Walking La Grande Jumelle (Download : PDF)
La Grande Jumelle
Distance12.9km Vertical gain+1168m Vertical drop-1168m Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
Distance14.56km Vertical gain+214m Vertical drop-212m Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.
N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude. It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

A walk in the Massif des Trois Pignons
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+144m Vertical drop-140m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The Massif des Trois Pignons is situated on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. The walk takes you past the Rocher des Guetteurs, the Sables du Cul du Chien, the Diplodocus, and the Rocher de la Tortue.

Walking Le Roc de la Vigne (Download : PDF)
Le Roc de la Vigne
Distance12.71km Vertical gain+656m Vertical drop-649m Duration5h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Puéchabon - 34 - Hérault

This trek works its way up from the Hérault valley to Roc de la Vigne. Leaving the village, off the beaten tracks, you'll explore Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert on cobblestone roads. Along the way, the remains of old farms, caves, a semi-troglodyte retreat and a breath-taking view from the top of Roc de la Vigne.

A circuit around Puy de Sancy
Distance13.84km Vertical gain+922m Vertical drop-922m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A trip to highest point of the Massif Central.

Distance8.61km Vertical gain+23m Vertical drop-23m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

Distance5.07km Vertical gain+79m Vertical drop-79m Duration1h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This short walk on the North Wessex Downs offers wonderful and the chance to explore some fine ancient monuments including the Uffungton White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

Distance14.56km Vertical gain+127m Vertical drop-124m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Avebury - Wiltshire

The North Wessex Downs provides some good walking terrain and this extended route from Avebury takes you onto the downs to follow a section of the Ridgeway.

Distance7.33km Vertical gain+9m Vertical drop-8m Duration2h05 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Old Hunstanton - Norfolk

The Norfolk Coast Path provides excellent walking and this linear route is easy to follow. Return to the start uses the excellent "Coast Hopper" bus service along the main road. The landscape is varied and in season you will have the opportunity to see a variety of sea birds.

The tour of Renote Island in Tregastel
Distance3.41km Vertical gain+8m Vertical drop-8m Duration1h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Trégastel - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

Located between the beautiful white sandy beaches of Trégastel and the "chaos" of Ploumanach, this short hike explores the Pink Granite Coast going around Renote Island. Among the majestic pink granite rocks and vegetation you will discover beautiful landscapes sculpted by erosion.

From Maintenon to the Mare aux Fées
Distance14.18km Vertical gain+128m Vertical drop-128m Duration4h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Depart from the Maison Forestière de Maintenon for a 16 km walk.

The Lac du Grand Ballon and waterfall of Kletterbach
Distance8.61km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-305m Duration3h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

The Refuge de Vallonbrun
Distance5.25km Vertical gain+474m Vertical drop-475m Duration2h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
Distance4.95km Vertical gain+42m Vertical drop-40m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Antibes - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A lovely walk on the coastal path of the Cap d'Antibes. Very well laid-out, it offers superb views of the Antibes coast as well as a few architectural masterpieces such as the Château de la Croé and the Villa Eilenroc.

Walking Païolive woods (Download : PDF)
Païolive woods
Distance9.16km Vertical gain+163m Vertical drop-156m Duration3h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Les Vans - 07 - Ardèche

Explore a particularly interesting woods above the town of Vans.

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