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The Méjean cliff path
Distance6.2km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-664m Duration3h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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!

The woods and riverbanks of Bourdon lake
Distance10.19km Vertical gain+53m Vertical drop-53m Duration3h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Fargeau - 89 - Yonne

Discover the flora and fauna that populate these old swamps that have shaped the environment of this lake, surrounded by woods and forests.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
Distance9.59km Vertical gain+35m Vertical drop-35m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

A loop through the Serre-Brion and Morta passes starting from Bourgmenu
Distance12.69km Vertical gain+1312m Vertical drop-1312m Duration6h45 Very difficult Very difficult
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Andéol (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A vertiginous and rarely-taken loop, where you come across ibexes and chamois at every hairpin bend. Always bring a helmet (ibexes love to send stones flying), as well as crampons and an ice axe until late in the season, as névés remain in place fairly long within the steep Serre-Brion couloir. Start your hike early in the morning so that snow is still hard when reaching this couloir.

Restonica - Mélo Lake - Capitello Lake
Distance6.66km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-570m Duration3h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Corte - 2B - Haute-Corse

A magnificent, unmissable and accessible hike that takes half a day.

La Banne d'Ordanche
Distance12.98km Vertical gain+354m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Orcival - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A hiking trail in the Auvergne summer pastures, on a summit overlooking the spa resort of La Bourboule.

Walking The Ibie Balconies (Download : PDF)
The Ibie Balconies
Distance10.83km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-358m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 07 - Ardèche

A walk amid holm oaks along the capricious Ibie river, whose water doesn’t always flow overground.

Saint-Médard Chapel
Distance14.54km Vertical gain+745m Vertical drop-745m Duration5h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Dry stones around Saint-Pantaleon
Distance9.57km Vertical gain+244m Vertical drop-243m Duration3h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Pantaléon (Vaucluse) - 84 - Vaucluse

A small circuit that reveals many dry-stone ruins: the Romanesque church and its cemetery, many Bories (dry-wall shelters), livestock enclosures, as well as beautiful views of Gordes and the Luberon.

Walking La Dent de Rez (Download : PDF)
La Dent de Rez
Distance13.39km Vertical gain+503m Vertical drop-503m Duration5h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gras - 07 - Ardèche

The high point of Basse-Ardèche, this promontory (719 m) offers a beautiful panorama of the Cévennes, Mont Lozère, the Alps, the Baronnies, Mont Ventoux and the Ridge of Montmirail.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
Distance7.01km Vertical gain+382m Vertical drop-380m Duration2h55 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.

The Lower Verdon Gorges
Distance8.33km Vertical gain+269m Vertical drop-267m Duration3h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

Hike to the Tour des Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance14.04km Vertical gain+567m Vertical drop-575m Duration5h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

A superb hike around the Dentelles de Montmirail.
This trek will take you through all sides of the Dentelles.

Distance13.52km Vertical gain+10m Vertical drop-11m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Bardney - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk is somewhat different in that walkers can do some route finding for themselves. This is because Chambers Farm Wood has several self-guided, waymarked routes that can be used to vary my preferred route described below. Part of the walk follows quiet country lanes and traverses typical Lincolnshire countryside.

Le Cannet - Entraygues
Distance14.08km Vertical gain+350m Vertical drop-345m Duration4h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Le Cannet-des-Maures - 83 - Var

Vieux Cannet des Maures is a village full of character, certainly worthwhile a visit. Entraygues, the cave chapel of Saint Michel and the natural arches of Argens.

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
Distance8.04km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-238m Duration2h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A circuit on the north slope of the Alpilles on good tracks nice, overlooking cross-shaded valleys and ridges that offer views on all sides of the Alpilles. The view goes far beyond this. The tour starts with a track which “keeps its cards close to its chest”. Apart from the return by the GR 6, you will meet few if any other people on this route that is far off the beaten track.

Le Rocher des Deux Trous (The Rock with Two Holes)
Distance6.92km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

At the heart of the Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve, a small easy hike on good paths. The route takes you to the picturesque Rock with Two Holes painted by Van Gogh during his stay in Saint-Paul de Mausole from May 1889 to May 1890. It offers vast panoramic views over the two slopes of the Alpilles. To the south, in clear weather the view stretches to the Mediterranean, to the north over the Montagnette, the Gard, the Mont Ventoux, etc.

Tour of Pech-Céleyran - Moulin du Pech
Distance9.35km Vertical gain+52m Vertical drop-52m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Coursan - 11 - Aude

A stroll starting the Coursan community hall between the Aude River and Pech-Céleyran. Lovely views of the plains, the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees, from the peak. Passing by the Moulin du Pech mill.

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
Distance3.2km Vertical gain+79m Vertical drop-87m Duration1h05 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Siran. Cascade d'Autoire. Bonnefont Marais and fountains.
Distance9.04km Vertical gain+94m Vertical drop-99m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Loubressac - 46 - Lot

A lovely hike beginning at the viewing point of the Cascade d'Autoire and the Château des Anglais and which, at the halfway point, crosses the Marais de Bonnefont.

Circuit of Signs via Taoule and the Pont du Diable
Distance18.52km Vertical gain+736m Vertical drop-731m Duration7h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Flaming Fountain circuit
Distance9.66km Vertical gain+417m Vertical drop-412m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Le Gua (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that visits one of the 7 Wonders of Dauphiné.

Carcés and Caramy Falls
Distance13.13km Vertical gain+252m Vertical drop-252m Duration4h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Carcès - 83 - Var

This hike will visit the village of Carcés, Carcés Lake and the splendid Caramy Falls. Best in the spring when the water flow is stronger.
You also will take a part of the path of Saint Jacques de Compostela.

Distance9.96km Vertical gain+16m Vertical drop-16m Duration2h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Salthouse - Norfolk

An easy walk along the Norfolk coast that includes Cley next the Sea and Salthouse. The route uses a section of the Norfolk Coast Path. In season there are many oportunutites to see extensive bird life.

The Vallée de l'Eure, Uzès
Distance14.45km Vertical gain+291m Vertical drop-287m Duration4h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

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.

Walking Rieussec (Download : PDF)
Rieussec
Distance7.26km Vertical gain+237m Vertical drop-237m Duration2h40 Extreme Extreme
DepartureDeparture in Salavas - 07 - Ardèche

From the banks of Ardèche, to the balconies of Salavas, but fairly challenging in the bed of Rieussec. There are stringing points.
ATTENTION: Some sections can quickly become very dangerous for hikers who are ill-equipped or not trained for this kind of more technical hike. Therefore, please take care.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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