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distance 5.38km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -358m duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Santana - Madeira

Climb to the highest point of the island of Madeira, taking the easier route. Beautiful mountain scenery and a superb 360° panorama at the top.

distance 13.08km Vertical gain +1196m Vertical drop -1200m duration 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Calheta (Madeira (Portugal)) - Madeira

It runs along the three very different Levadas, all interconnected by sloping paths. The route covers a varied landscape, crossing over diverse vegetation, and with beautiful views of the waterfalls. A hike whose direction and length can be adjusted depending on wishes or circumstances.
N.B. The displayed altitude difference is higher than reality (and consequently so is the average time for completion). Expect more in the realm of 600 metres in altitude.

distance 5.33km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -353m duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in São Vicente (Madeira (Portugal)) - Madeira

Madeira Island is filled with irrigation canals, the Levadas. This short hike takes you along the Levada do Norte, one of the most significant of the island, located in an elevated part of the island. You'll find stunning viewpoints along the way and go through a beautiful forest with various species.
N.B. The altitude displayed is most probably over estimated as the trail is relatively flat along the Levada following the contour line.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
distance 6.4km Vertical gain +431m Vertical drop -430m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Machico - Madeira

A hike at eastern end of Madeira in the only semi-desert environment of the island. Beautiful scenery on top of colourful cliffs, beautiful views of the sea and a way to escape.

Walking Lac du Vuert ( Download : PDF )
distance 13.71km Vertical gain +890m Vertical drop -881m duration 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.

distance 11.4km Vertical gain +850m Vertical drop -842m duration 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.

distance 8.33km Vertical gain +711m Vertical drop -713m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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!

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range
distance 57.54km Vertical gain +4027m Vertical drop -4215m duration 5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Reaching over 3000 metres in altitude, Aiguilles de Chambeyron and Brec de Chambeyron form an impressive mountain range halfway between Queyras and the Moncantour. This hike offers a trek with no techincal difficulty, with passes over 2700 m in altitude and a summit of over 3000 m. Set in an outstanding landscape and for the most part within a high mountain setting.

Walking Tour d'AÏ ( Download : PDF )
distance 9.73km Vertical gain +856m Vertical drop -854m duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour d'AÏ is slightly higher than its neighbour, and also visited more frequently. It's a progressive climb which offers an aerial tour at the very end. Amazing views of Lac Léman, le Chablais, les Dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc massif from the summit.

Walking Tour de Mayen ( Download : PDF )
Tour de Mayen
distance 13km Vertical gain +851m Vertical drop -849m duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour de Mayen is slightly lower than its neighbour, not as busy and provides a more wilderness setting. The climb is progressive with two stages, the Chalets de Mayen and Segray Lake. Just beneath the summit, a very clear view of Lac Léman, les Diablerets, le Chablais, les dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc Massif.

La Grande Jumelle
distance 12.9km Vertical gain +1168m Vertical drop -1168m duration 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : PDF )
Le Grammont
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -1219m duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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 Tête de Chalin ( Download : PDF )
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1128m Vertical drop -1123m duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

Puy de Lassolas and Puy de la Vache
distance 4.31km Vertical gain +220m Vertical drop -214m duration 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Genès-Champanelle - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A short hike to climb two volcanoes with their typical open craters to delight amateur geologists and curious hikers. A beautiful view from the top of the Puy de Lassolas on over the Chaîne des Puys to the north and Monts Dore to the south.

Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +294m Vertical drop -290m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Tholonet - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A lovely walk which includes a chance to see Cézanne’s Windmill, to discover the ancient ruins of the Roman aqueduct and its waterfall and the Zola dam. In the distance you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire.

Morgat: circuit around Cap de la Chèvre
distance 23.85km Vertical gain +679m Vertical drop -673m duration 8h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Crozon - 29 - Finistère

Beautiful tour largely on the coastal path (GR34), via Cap de la Chèvre, which overlooks the bay of Douarnenez.

distance 7.22km Vertical gain +50m Vertical drop -50m duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A short circular walk that offers some wonderful views of the Warwickshire countryside. The route passes through the village of Napton on the Hill with its fine windmill.

Walking The Malavettes ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.43km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -306m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

This circuit lets you discover magnificent panoramic views over the Mediterranean (the Gulf of Saint- Tropez up to the Dramont semaphore) and Mediterranean forests, as well as the remains of the Malavettes forester's house, now abandoned.

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
distance 15.06km Vertical gain +946m Vertical drop -945m duration 6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Seyne-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

This walk takes you through varied landscapes: undergrowth, ridges, cliffs overlooking the sea, and two hill tops with 360° views of the coast and the mountains. For the more adventurous, an optional athletic route takes you down to the foot of Cap Sicié and the sea.

Stroll to the three castles of Ribeauvillé
distance 7.14km Vertical gain +383m Vertical drop -383m duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ribeauvillé (Haut-Rhin) - 68 - Haut-Rhin

It's a nice walk that visits the three castles of Ribeauvillé at a slightly different angle from the traditional walk.

distance 5.19km Vertical gain +26m Vertical drop -21m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winchfield - Hampshire

This short leisurely Hampshire walk explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll after Sunday lunch.

distance 18.55km Vertical gain +636m Vertical drop -636m duration 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A nice 11 mile walk starting and finishing at the Lord Stones Cafe at the top of Carlton Bank, where there is good parking. It takes in the three North facing hills and the climb to Round Hill. The route returns down past Bilsdale Hall to Seave Green. From here it passes through rolling pastures to a short section on Raisdale Road before taking a lovely path through woods and over the moors back to the start.

In total it is 11.66 miles and covers 2262ft of ascent and descent.

distance 9.07km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -317m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Longnor - Derbyshire

This route starts from the attractive North Staffordshire village of Longnor. It then crosses the Dove Valley into Derbyshire, passes through Earl Sterndale to climb High Wheeldon before re-crossing the Dove back into Staffordshire. The scenery en-route is varied with excellent views of this part of the Peak District throughout.

distance 7.92km Vertical gain +48m Vertical drop -41m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Begbroke - Oxfordshire

An Oxfordshire walk that captures typical landscapes of the county. The church at Bladon is also the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill. The route uses established paths.

distance 6.85km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Faversham - Kent

A small part of the Saxon Shore Way. A great walk along Faversham Creek to Hollowshore. Great pub, then a shorter walk back through farmland. Enjoy the beautiful desolation of the marshes, just you, the birds, and the breeze. Stop for a rest or bite to eat at the wonderful Shipwrights Arms, then either re-trace your steps or take the shorter walk back through Ham Farm.

distance 5.34km Vertical gain +152m Vertical drop -148m duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A short hike around Baux-de-Provence, mostly on good trails. There is a short climb down a well-maintained rocky path. 360° views at the viewpoint (or what remains of it). The Baux cover "every angle" with many panoramic views. Return via the village with the option to pay it a visit.

distance 12.13km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -146m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A Warwickshire walk full of interest. The route passes a restored windmill, follows two sections of canal and visits the summit of Beacon Hill which offers good views across the surrounding countryside.

distance 12.33km Vertical gain +356m Vertical drop -356m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

This Calderdale walk takes you into an area that was once a dense hive of mills and industry: spinning, carding and weaving. Today much of the industry has long since departed and you can enjoy the scenic highlights of this area.

The Grand Veymont
distance 20.21km Vertical gain +943m Vertical drop -942m duration 8h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 2.71km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crowle and Ealand - North Lincolnshire

A gentle walk around Crowle Common from Crowle in Lincolnshire.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -344m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 10.04km Vertical gain +651m Vertical drop -667m duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Colombières-sur-Orb - 34 - Hérault

An exceptional circular walk above the torrent of Arles where you can discover a cave dwelling and a superb Cervennes collection in the hamlet of Fage.

distance 12.89km Vertical gain +417m Vertical drop -417m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corbonod - 01 - Ain

A summit and vistas in a site dominated by pastures.

The Calanque de Callelongue
distance 12.09km Vertical gain +634m Vertical drop -641m duration 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike from Callelongue taking the GR along the coast.

distance 7.29km Vertical gain +111m Vertical drop -113m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Avon - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

It is a short, relatively easy circuit exploring some curiosities of the forest of Fontainebleau around the Avon SNCF train station, namely the views over the Croix du Calvaire, the Sponge Rock, Denecourt Tower and fountains. One could also call it the fountain circuit.

distance 4.81km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -213m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

distance 11.33km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -337m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

This Cheshire walk lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park and provides a pleasant excursion into this surprisingly beautiful part of Britain. The walk includes the viewpoint of Tegg's Nose and the trio of reservoirs in the valley.

distance 12.39km Vertical gain +479m Vertical drop -471m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A Cheshire walk that explores the area around the Macclesfield Forest. The route includes Shutlingsloe, views towards Wildboarclough, the Cat & Fiddle and the Macclesfield Forest

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
distance 10.97km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -351m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

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

Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 11.63km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -120m duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

distance 11.99km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -100m duration 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Across the woods and the fields, passing the ponds, you will discover areas where the earth has been shaped into artistic creations and pottery.

Mills and Menhirs along the river Yerres
distance 10.4km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -49m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brunoy - 91 - Essonne

This hike mostly takes place along the Yerres, a tributary of the Seine, and also includes a section in the Forest of Senart and an urban section. There you can enjoy the charm of this river and the beautiful houses around it, admire two ancient watermills and come cross no fewer than four standing stones along the way.

distance 9.74km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -58m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

distance 11.37km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -305m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

A very enjoyable loop on the peninsula of Bauduen alongside Lake Sainte Croix.

distance 15.86km Vertical gain +897m Vertical drop -891m duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

An inevitable hike, to the most popular peak of the Lake District, Helwellyn. A hike made all the more pleasant by passing along two lakes: Red Tarn Lake and Grisedale Ran Lake.

distance 10.89km Vertical gain +366m Vertical drop -366m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

distance 16.99km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -532m duration 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

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

Springs, fountains and wash houses
distance 15.19km Vertical gain +168m Vertical drop -171m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 8.61km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -305m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 16.83km Vertical gain +215m Vertical drop -217m duration 5h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Jouy-aux-Arches - 57 - Moselle

A beautiful circuit along the Mosel through the charming villages bordering it, namely:
Jouy-aux-Arches, Corny-sur-Moselle, Novéant-sur-Moselle, Dornot and Ancy-sur-Moselle.