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Walking SADDLEWORTH EDGES (Download : PDF)
Distance14.94km Vertical gain+363m Vertical drop-354m Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

Saverne. From Haut-Barr castle to Brotsch cave
Distance8.28km Vertical gain+185m Vertical drop-180m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Haegen - 67 - Bas-Rhin

Forest hike with some stunning view points over the foothills of the Vosges. Visit the ruins of three castles: Haut-Barr, the large and small Geroldseck and the Brotsch tower (built in 1897 honouring the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Vosges Club in Saverne), and the cave.

The Combe de Curnier
Distance9.24km Vertical gain+639m Vertical drop-643m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

La Montagne Noire via Cubserviès
Distance15.98km Vertical gain+699m Vertical drop-696m Duration6h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Roquefère - 11 - Aude

Exploring La Montagne Noire and one of the highest waterfalls in Europe.

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

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

Distance9.47km Vertical gain+953m Vertical drop-732m Duration5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.

Valpréveyre - Lago Verde
Distance8.56km Vertical gain+1226m Vertical drop-504m Duration5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

Walking Croce Chabriere (Download : PDF)
Croce Chabriere
Distance8.11km Vertical gain+911m Vertical drop-902m Duration4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

Pic de l’Aigle and the Lookout Points on the Lakes
Distance4.87km Vertical gain+197m Vertical drop-208m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

Very nice and easy walk above the lakes of the Jura, Maclu and Illay.

Distance15.4km Vertical gain+572m Vertical drop-492m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bois-d'Amont - 39 - Jura

Surrounded by Sala and Noiremont summits, this hike that allows you to explore Swiss forests and pastures. You'll need two cars for this straight route hike.

Around Rocher Saint-Julien
Distance8.54km Vertical gain+477m Vertical drop-473m Duration3h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Nesque River gorges from Monieux
Distance8.32km Vertical gain+383m Vertical drop-378m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Monieux - 84 - Vaucluse

The Nesque River gorges and the Saint Michel chapel starting from the Bourget Lake in Monieux.

Walking Caesar's Camp (Download : PDF)
Caesar's Camp
Distance4.23km Vertical gain+107m Vertical drop-102m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Laudun-l'Ardoise - 30 - Gard

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

L'Ermitage de Collias (Collias hermitage)
Distance6.49km Vertical gain+157m Vertical drop-165m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

Family outing visiting the beautiful site of Collias Hermitage.

The crests of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Distance14.8km Vertical gain+833m Vertical drop-824m Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - 84 - Vaucluse

A demanding route that climbs up to the crests above Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, where you will have unrivalled views.

Sentier des 1000 Marches - Saut et Lac de Vezoles
Distance16.67km Vertical gain+623m Vertical drop-620m Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Riols - 34 - Hérault

This trail is a marvel exploring the Saut de Vezoles and its lake with spectacular amenities.

Around the Aigue Brun
Distance14.43km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-662m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

Circuit around the Aigue Brun to see the different aspects of this valley nestled at the foot of the Luberon.

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

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

Sainte-Victoire mountain through the Clapier gap
Distance9.73km Vertical gain+795m Vertical drop-790m Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike on the south side of Sainte-Victoire Montagne allowing access to the ridge via the Marbrière and the Brèche du Clapier (gap). The walk along the ridge towards the Croix de Provence offers splendid views. Descent via the Priory, the Pas du Berger and the Cézanne Shelter.

The ochre trails of Mormoiron
Distance11.02km Vertical gain+249m Vertical drop-245m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Mormoiron - 84 - Vaucluse

Take a walk between Mormoiron and Villes-sur-Auzon on the trails of old ochre quarries.

The Vallée de l'Eure, Uzès
Distance14.45km Vertical gain+291m Vertical drop-287m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Uzès - 30 - Gard

A circuit around Uzès, discovering the Eure valley and its source that once fed the city of Nimes, then a loop through Gardoise scrubland to return to Uzès.

Garlaban and the peak of Taoumé
Distance12.82km Vertical gain+620m Vertical drop-629m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

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

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

The troglodyte village of Barry
Distance4.34km Vertical gain+85m Vertical drop-80m Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 26 - Drôme

A family-friendly trail that explores the troglodyte village of Barry, one of the finest and largest in France.

The Méjean cliff path
Distance6.2km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-664m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers - 48 - Lozère

Perhaps the most beautiful walk along the Causse Méjean, which traditionally starts out from Le Rozier.
Here, by starting on the cliff top, there is less vertical drop, as you stay between 870 and 720m the whole way.
As well as breath-taking scenery, you can see vultures circling above you and even below you on the cliffs!

Stockport - a Ramble
Distance7.99km Vertical gain+51m Vertical drop-52m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Manchester

This rewarding dérive reveals the B side of our heritage and culture, an antidote to the country walk, and one which for many folk is right on their doorstep. It explores the unique post-occupancy landscape of a Northern town where the rot has set in, viewing iconic heritage sights from the relative safety of the pavement.

A walk between the Châtoux and the Joncin mountain passes
Distance8.32km Vertical gain+223m Vertical drop-223m Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ville-sur-Jarnioux - 69 - Rhône

A scenic walk between the mountain passes of Col du Châtoux and Col du Joncin.

The Tête Ronde Forest and Saint-Aubin Wood
Distance7.66km Vertical gain+97m Vertical drop-91m Duration2h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Villiers-le-Bâcle - 91 - Essonne

A hike which is mostly in the forest, with lovely sections along the Mérantaise river and the ditches which run down from the Saclay Plateau.

Following the Bièvre river through Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Igny
Distance19.3km Vertical gain+10m Vertical drop-99m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Montigny-le-Bretonneux - 78 - Yvelines

The upstream part of this series of three hikes devoted to the Bièvre river. A very pleasant walk along the river and its bodies of water, in a mostly rural setting. A hike from station to station, which can be used to adjust the length depending on the weather conditions or desires of the hikers.

Distance9.4km Vertical gain+64m Vertical drop-61m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

This an easy, relatively flat circular walk south of Wakefield. It makes use of a disused railway line and the Newmillerdam Country Park - beautiful woodlands and rolling countryside.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
Distance11.76km Vertical gain+738m Vertical drop-731m Duration5h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

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

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

The Sugiton, Morgiou, Triperie, and Sormiou coves
Distance13.97km Vertical gain+678m Vertical drop-677m Duration5h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

The Huit Croix walk (eight crosses)
Distance11.77km Vertical gain+217m Vertical drop-217m Duration3h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Vergheas - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A hike between rivers and woodland hills, in the Combrailles region.

Walking The Fairy Pools (Download : PDF)
The Fairy Pools
Distance6.67km Vertical gain+305m Vertical drop-305m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (3) Refuge du Chambeyron - Maljasset
Distance17.13km Vertical gain+717m Vertical drop-1417m Duration6h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The most demanding stage of the hike during which you'll go through at least 4 passes at over 2700 metres in altitude. Beautiful scenery all along the way! The "Lacs Marinet" offer the opportunity for refreshments before the final descent.

Gimeux - Sentier du Fanaud
Distance10.37km Vertical gain+94m Vertical drop-85m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Gimeux - 16 - Charente

Gimeux was built on a hillside overlooking the valley and marshlands of the river Né and enjoys a flourishing farming activity: meadows and cereal fields in the valley, vineyards on the hills. Ancient burial sites and the outline of the old Roman road called ‘Chemin Boisné’ are revealing of the ancestral occupation of the land. The parish church dates back to the 12th century. Also marking the landscape are an old chapel as well as the remains of a windmill on the Fanaud hillside.

Walking The Trois Becs (Download : PDF)
The Trois Becs
Distance8.77km Vertical gain+916m Vertical drop-920m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking Lakes and pastures (Download : PDF)
Lakes and pastures
Distance10.99km Vertical gain+466m Vertical drop-461m Duration4h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Soultzeren - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A beautiful hike that takes you up to the “Gazons”, the famous pastures of the Hautes Vosges, and along the steep slopes overlooking the magnificent cirques where the lakes of Lac Vert and Lac du Forlet lie. All of this is situated at an altitude and in landscapes that are reminiscent of the Alps.

Lac Vert - Gazon du Faing - Forlet Lake (Lac des Truites)
Distance16.89km Vertical gain+573m Vertical drop-564m Duration6h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.

The Quatre Termes and Baume Brignolle
Distance10.52km Vertical gain+181m Vertical drop-173m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike in the Alpilles along good paths. A varied landscape ranging from pine forest to Mediterranean scrubland with fine views over the hills and valleys.

Vallon de Combau - Tête Chevalière, Vercors
Distance11.31km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-566m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Caderaou Balcony (le balcon de Caderaou)
Distance12.19km Vertical gain+251m Vertical drop-242m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike along the balcony with superb views of the Etang de Berre (a small inland sea called Lake Berre).

Fontaine Ardente - the flaming fountain
Distance1.78km Vertical gain+181m Vertical drop-182m Duration0h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Meylan - 38 - Isère

A short hike to enjoy this geological feature: a flaming fountain.

Taillon and Breche de Roland from the Col des Tentes
Distance13.87km Vertical gain+1106m Vertical drop-1108m Duration6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Gavarnie - 65 - Hautes-Pyrénées

Landscapes “rich in nature” on this hike in the area of Gavarnie, accompany your steps towards the peak of Taillon, through the legendary Roland breach. Taillon, a summit that at the top of its 3144 m, offers a stunning panorama and striking views as far as the eye can see.

Sainte-Victoire : Bau Cezanne - Garagai - Deux Aiguilles de l'Anchois
Distance7.06km Vertical gain+750m Vertical drop-745m Duration3h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A physical loop hike along Sainte-Victoire, a climb to Prieuré Sainte-Victoire / Croix de Provence through Bau Cézanne and going back through "le Gouffre de Garagaï" and "les deux Aiguilles".

Sentier Colette - Walking with Colette
Distance5.76km Vertical gain+76m Vertical drop-85m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

This trail, dedicated to Colette, was opened in 1993 by the pupils of the Colette college of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye. Along this trail, everything recalls the works of this author, born in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye in 1873. The author has described her birthplace so well - that even though she has given other names to the villages and characters, you can sense her literature at every corner.

Distance11.72km Vertical gain+83m Vertical drop-76m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

A hike in the heart of the birthplace of Colette. Through woods and passing by ponds, often described in her work.

Circular loop between Bandol and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Distance9.39km Vertical gain+221m Vertical drop-221m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

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

Walking The Gardon Gorges (Download : PDF)
The Gardon Gorges
Distance11.37km Vertical gain+210m Vertical drop-215m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.