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Climbing up and around Mont Caume (804m)
Distance11.23km Vertical gain+684m Vertical drop-680m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Walking among the Mimosa
Distance10.02km Vertical gain+528m Vertical drop-526m Duration4h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Pégomas - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

An ideal route if you love Mimosa: from start to finish, this loop takes you through mimosa and eucalyptus plantations.

No particular technical difficulty. Be careful, if there has been a lot of rain in the days preceding your walk, the paths may be very muddy.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
Distance6.45km Vertical gain+14m Vertical drop-14m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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).

The Gorges of Oppedette
Distance6.12km Vertical gain+209m Vertical drop-214m Duration2h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Oppedette - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A beautiful loop around the Calavon Gorges from the village of Oppedette.

Walking The Grand Veymont (Download : PDF)
The Grand Veymont
Distance20.21km Vertical gain+943m Vertical drop-942m Duration8h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

La Montagnette from Saint-Michel de Frigolet Abbey
Distance16.66km Vertical gain+229m Vertical drop-224m Duration5h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Tarascon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A peaceful countryside walk, ideal for relaxation.

Walking Tour – Discovering La Villéon in Puisaye
Distance8.62km Vertical gain+96m Vertical drop-97m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Bitry - 58 - Nièvre

Born in Fougères in Brittany, where there is a museum dedicated to his work, the painter Emmanuel de la Villéon lived on a semi-permanent basis from 1900 to 1935 in the manor house in the hamlet of Bitry. An admirer of Monet, he adopted the approach of the Impressionists.
This trail has the added attraction of panels composed of reproductions and commentaries. They allow the viewer to recognize some of the places painted by the artist, with their hedge-enclosed farmlands typical of the Puisaye.

Lioux - The Madeleine cliff
Distance12.9km Vertical gain+341m Vertical drop-340m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

Circuit around Lioux returning through the Madeleine cliffs, with fine views of the Vaucluse ranges.

Hike in Fontainebleau forest: a tour of the Apremont Gorges
Distance11.69km Vertical gain+129m Vertical drop-130m Duration3h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Fontainebleau forest is one of the most beautiful French forests thanks to its varied landscapes and, in particular, its sandstone blocks. This hike circles the Apremont gorges along the Colinet-Denecourt path N°6 and lets you enjoy it in all its beauty and fragility, the latter due both to natural erosion and human use, and is near the Paris region.

Walking Tête de Chalin (Download : PDF)
Distance12.66km Vertical gain+1128m Vertical drop-1123m Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.

Springs, fountains and wash houses
Distance15.19km Vertical gain+168m Vertical drop-171m Duration4h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing - 89 - Yonne

This hike is themed by springs and wash-houses. The water flowing from the springs supplies the groundwater of the Parisian Basin on the one hand, and the Seine by way of the Loing River on the other hand. It’s a very well-marked path (#7), through an unspoiled natural environment. This track can also be done on horseback or mountain bike. It is listed on the departmental walking and hiking map (PDIPR) established by the department of the Yonne.

Tour and climb the Gros Cerveau of Ollioules
Distance9.25km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-573m Duration4h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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 Sainte-Baume (Download : PDF)
Sainte-Baume
Distance13.3km Vertical gain+528m Vertical drop-529m Duration5h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

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

The Rochefort to Rontalon loop
Distance14.27km Vertical gain+583m Vertical drop-581m Duration5h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Martin-en-Haut - 69 - Rhône

A beautiful circular walk through the varied and undulating landscapes of this part of the Monts du Lyonnais, taking you through the pretty, shady valley of the Bâtie stream and along the Rontalon botanical trail. The route follows an old railroad track from the early twentieth century, before climbing up through a Mediterranean style forest and past some market gardens. End by visiting the medieval village of Rochefort where you can visit the remains of the keep and the chapel.

The Way of St James. Stage 1. Puy-en-Velay / St Privat d'Allier
Distance23.6km Vertical gain+570m Vertical drop-361m Duration8h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Le Puy-en-Velay - 43 - Haute-Loire

Twenty to thirty thousand walkers set out from Puy-en-Velay every year to do the pilgrimage along the Way of St. James. Discover the Way of St. James by doing the first stage by foot. You can return to Puy-en-Velay in the evening in a special coach.

The sand caves at Revest-les-Eaux
Distance6.09km Vertical gain+73m Vertical drop-74m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Sentier des Granges trail
Distance13.93km Vertical gain+744m Vertical drop-741m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Laboule - 07 - Ardèche

At the heart of the Monts D’Ardèche Regional Natural Park, Laboule is the ideal starting point for a walk with a variety of contrasting atmospheres. At the summit of the Sentier des Granges trail there is an unparalleled panoramic view (Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux, Mont Bouquet, Mont Lozère...) a day’s walk across the third-highest summit of the Cévennes range (at 1,548 m) with its rocky mountains and luminous rivers.

Distance9.15km Vertical gain+72m Vertical drop-64m Duration2h45 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Cheriton - Hampshire

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

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

Around Juliénas in Beaujolais
Distance18.06km Vertical gain+547m Vertical drop-552m Duration6h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Juliénas - 69 - Rhône

A hike in Beaujolais through vineyards and forests, starting from Juliénas near Belleville. This hike can be shortened or lengthened (see description).

Distance8.02km Vertical gain+18m Vertical drop-18m Duration2h20 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Oare - Kent

This Kent walk explores the marshes, creeks and tideways on the south side of the River Swale. On the far side of the water is the Isle of Sheppey and in season the area is an excellent place for watching birdlife.

Rossignol Mill at Armissan and the Marmorières Dovecot circuit
Distance8.19km Vertical gain+170m Vertical drop-170m Duration2h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Vinassan - 11 - Aude

Hike in the mountains of La Clape overlooking the Pyrenees, the Black Mountain and the Mediterranean. See the “Rossignol” (nightingale) mill of Armissan, and then enjoy views at the orientation table at Vinassan, and finally Marmorières Domaine’s chapel’s dovecot.

Walking Petit Tuny (Download : PDF)
Distance13.14km Vertical gain+595m Vertical drop-590m Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance9.42km Vertical gain+97m Vertical drop-97m Duration2h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Chiddingstone - Kent

A lovely Kent walk that starts from the beautiful village of Chiddingstone and continues to Hever where you can visit the Castle. The route then turns south to Markbeech from where a return to the start is made.

Distance11.25km Vertical gain+525m Vertical drop-524m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sedbergh - Cumbria

Winder and Arant Haw are two hills included in this delightful walk from Sedbergh. The Howgill Fells are an integral part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park yet they display a unique character. The walking is good, the views superb and the paths quiet. Who could ask for more?

Distance18.18km Vertical gain+243m Vertical drop-247m Duration5h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

National Trails and Long Distance Paths crisscross the Chilterns in this area. This Circular Walk makes use of short stretches of at least five such to provide a beautiful and varied walk through Chiltern woodland, on Chiltern chalk downs with wide vistas from the scarp edge of the hills, along a stretch of the historic Grand Union Canal, and through one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire.

The Castellas de Roquemartine, the Crête du Defens, and the Grottes de Calès caves
Distance12.62km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-284m Duration4h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Lamanon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A nice hike in the Alpilles to see the ruins of Castellas de Roquemartine (Château de la Reine Jeanne), and end with the caves of Calès, a very interesting cave network.

The Grotte de Mueron and Gorges du Blavet in Bagnols-en-Forêt
Distance6.28km Vertical gain+189m Vertical drop-182m Duration2h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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 great tour of the east of Fontainebleau Forest.
Distance21.49km Vertical gain+223m Vertical drop-219m Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

This quite long route allows you to discover exceptional sites such as the Rempart du Restant du Long Rocher ('the rampart of the remainder of Long Rock'), Béatrix Cave and Carrosse Rock. You will also go past magnificent viewpoints, rarely visited walkways and some beautiful ponds, typical of the forest.

The Cristayes ridges
Distance14.7km Vertical gain+629m Vertical drop-621m Duration5h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

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

Walking Figuerolles beach (Download : PDF)
Figuerolles beach
Distance10.76km Vertical gain+281m Vertical drop-281m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pleasant little walk. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

Les Troisièmes Borrels
Distance5.44km Vertical gain+153m Vertical drop-142m Duration1h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Oppidum de Nages and the Village of Langlade
Distance8.51km Vertical gain+174m Vertical drop-174m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Langlade - 30 - Gard

A walk in scrubland from Langlade to the Gallo-Roman site of the Oppidum de Nages offering a view of the entire Vaunage with the Cevennes, the sea and Pic-Saint-Loup in the distance.

It ends with a visit to the village of Langlade with its narrow streets, mill, its temple, its 2 squares... and its ancient houses.

L'Orme du Pont from Moutiers-en-Puisaye
Distance9.17km Vertical gain+109m Vertical drop-100m Duration1h Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

An all-season trail in this region of Puisaye amid hedges (bouchures), heritage, and legends.

Distance12.41km Vertical gain+106m Vertical drop-113m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

After a brief incursion into the grounds of the Colette castle/museum and the passage at the foot of the Saracen tower, this walk continues through the countryside along the lanes of the Puisaye.

Walking Le Roc de la Vigne (Download : PDF)
Le Roc de la Vigne
Distance12.71km Vertical gain+656m Vertical drop-649m Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
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.

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 cliffs and ridges above Mouriès
Distance11.8km Vertical gain+167m Vertical drop-159m Duration3h45 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Mouriès - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pretty hike in this area of the Alpilles to discover the white cliffs of "Caisses de Jean Jean", the "Caisses de Servanne," the Castellas ridges and its viewpoints, and a walk along Servanne golf course in Mouriès.

Distance14.15km Vertical gain+247m Vertical drop-247m Duration4h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

From Montmirat to the Bois de Lens
Distance14.3km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-285m Duration4h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Montmirat - 30 - Gard

A hike mostly through forest, under the canopy of the Bois de Lens.
Throughout the walk you'll experience stunning scenery.
You'll also discover the Pielles Roman quarry, Macassargues caves (which were occupied by Neanderthal man), the pre-Roman sanctuary of Mabousquet (1st century BC), the Clunisian abbey of Jouffre (3rd century) and the Castellas de Montmirat (11th century).

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.

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