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Walking Tour de Mayen (Download : PDF)
Tour de Mayen
Distance13km Vertical gain+851m Vertical drop-849m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking Tour d'AÏ (Download : PDF)
Distance9.73km Vertical gain+856m Vertical drop-854m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Circular hike in the Chamelet woods
Distance13.07km Vertical gain+490m Vertical drop-489m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Chamelet - 69 - Rhône

A lovely, easy walk through the woods above Chamelet.

A walk in the Massif des Trois Pignons
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+144m Vertical drop-140m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

10 - The Hohneck - The Frankenthal-Missheimle National Nature Reserve
Distance10.72km Vertical gain+549m Vertical drop-547m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!

As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.

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.

Water and Woods Hiking Trail
Distance13.17km Vertical gain+154m Vertical drop-155m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

Cirque de Consolation, the Roche du Prêtre and the cave
Distance6.19km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-359m Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Consolation-Maisonnettes - 25 - Doubs

A walk around the Cirque de Consolation with a thrilling variety of views and valleys. Beautiful panoramic views and bodies of water on way.

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.

The Cuves du Destel
Distance5.24km Vertical gain+320m Vertical drop-314m Duration2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A real route for hiking lovers. The Destel trail (named after the stream) offers a varied and enjoyable walk (climbing with a handrails and chains, a path along the water's edge, walking through the cuves (natural basins)).

Walking Baou des 4 Auros (Download : PDF)
Baou des 4 Auros
Distance11.26km Vertical gain+529m Vertical drop-535m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A hike in the outskirts of Toulon where you get a 360° view of the amazing countryside. A big meeting place for spies who monitor Toulon harbour.

Walking The Arfuyen Ridges (Download : PDF)
The Arfuyen Ridges
Distance15.09km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-576m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Barroux - 84 - Vaucluse

Starting from Sainte-Madeleine Abbey at Barroux, this is quite a wild route offering many views over Mont Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the surrounding plains.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
Distance21.92km Vertical gain+1446m Vertical drop-1438m Duration9h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Beautiful climb up the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux from the hamlet of Sainte Colombe 4 km from Bédoin.

Walking Rocher d'Abraham (Download : PDF)
Rocher d'Abraham
Distance13.65km Vertical gain+1044m Vertical drop-1045m Duration6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Mayres - 07 - Ardèche

You are at the heart of the Ardèche. View of the Cevennes and the Gerbier de Jonc.

The Cabanons de Mane
Distance6.06km Vertical gain+235m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Mane - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

If you like Bories, you'll see them in the distance at the start, then up close, and you can even go inside some of them. On your way back, before you get to the village, you'll walk up a superb calade (cobbled) street, and there's a little detour to see the Château de Mane.

The Véroncle mills
Distance10km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-301m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The route leads up the Véroncle canyon then down the south-facing slopes of the Monts de Vaucluse.

Luminy - Oeil de Verre - Candelle
Distance10.46km Vertical gain+769m Vertical drop-760m Duration4h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike among the Marseilles calanques, offering breathtaking views and the opportunity for a little exercise

From Wettstein Pass to the Lac des Truites
Distance9.69km Vertical gain+287m Vertical drop-284m Duration3h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

A tour of the Lac des Corbeaux
Distance14.93km Vertical gain+565m Vertical drop-567m Duration5h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

Start and finish at the Col de Bramont.
This route will let you discover the Lac des Corbeaux from the Belvédère de la Roche du Lac 200m above it.
The view is stunning and its the perfect place for a snack!
A trail takes you down to the lake. It doesn't cross the embankment, but takes you round the lake on a pleasant, shady trail.
Return to the Col de Bramont via the Étang de Sèchemer.
A very beautiful circuit that's not too difficult, although very steep.

Walking The Pla de Brézou (Download : PDF)
The Pla de Brézou
Distance12.87km Vertical gain+557m Vertical drop-553m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Very nice circuit that will take you over grazing areas that are still used.
The last part of the circuit overhangs the gorges of Galamus.

Distance15.86km Vertical gain+897m Vertical drop-891m Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking Langdale Pikes (Download : PDF)
Distance10.58km Vertical gain+770m Vertical drop-770m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

Walking Elterwater Lakes (Download : PDF)
Distance8.51km Vertical gain+184m Vertical drop-183m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

In contrast to the great lakes of the Lake District, here are three small lakes that lay south of Elterwater village.

Distance12.73km Vertical gain+629m Vertical drop-672m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.

Distance6.65km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-401m Duration2h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

The Circuit des Arcades of the Rigole de Vioreau canal
Distance7.72km Vertical gain+48m Vertical drop-50m Duration2h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Nort-sur-Erdre - 44 - Loire-Atlantique

Discover an unusual trail, following the banks of "La Rigole Alimentaire”, a small canal feeding into Vioreau Pond. The canal crosses the valley of the Erdre thanks to four aqueducts with eight to ten arches and travels underground over 600 m. It is, moreover, spanned by many picturesque stone bridges... During your walk you can admire the Castle of La Lucinière and the wooded area on the other side of the Valley of Erdre.

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance7.35km Vertical gain+493m Vertical drop-487m Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lafare - 84 - Vaucluse

A short loop to discover these two characteristic rock formations as well as Saint-Christophe's Chapel, which protects the site, taking a less conventional route.

Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - Haute Bruyère
Distance8.56km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-358m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This fairly easy circuit from Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux will take you on a pleasant trail mainly in the forest. If the weather is clear, the view from the Plat Saint-Romain plateau offers a panoramic view of the Alps.

Circuit around the Vigie at the Chapelle des Auzils
Distance8.69km Vertical gain+198m Vertical drop-195m Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gruissan - 11 - Aude

A pleasant hike in the Massif de la Clape with beautiful views and a visit of the Chapel of Auzils and its marine cemetery.

The woods and riverbanks of Bourdon lake
Distance10.19km Vertical gain+53m Vertical drop-53m Duration3h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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.

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.

Canyon des Gueulards
Distance8.02km Vertical gain+450m Vertical drop-446m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Omblèze - 26 - Drôme

A complete change of scene in this superb canyon between two narrow cliffs. An unusual place where a crevasse plunges into nowhere, with a peaceful and shady atmosphere between boulders, lichens and ferns.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
Distance14.56km Vertical gain+214m Vertical drop-212m Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Les Cavaliers - The Imbut Trail - Baou Beni - Vidal Trail
Distance10.13km Vertical gain+1251m Vertical drop-1256m Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

On the ridges of the Grand Luberon
Distance11.87km Vertical gain+506m Vertical drop-512m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A loop that takes you to the hamlet of Seguins along the ridges of the Grand Luberon through Sivergues and Chastelas.

Sommet des Fourcats (Fourcats Peak)
Distance15.49km Vertical gain+724m Vertical drop-731m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Robion - 84 - Vaucluse

Excellent walk with an amazing uphill trail to "Les Rochers de Baude" leading to the ridges of the "Luberon plateau"

Walking The Alpilles ridge (Download : PDF)
The Alpilles ridge
Distance15.48km Vertical gain+426m Vertical drop-430m Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Nice walk between the wild and steep ridge of the Alpilles and the plains of Romanin.

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!

Restonica - Mélo Lake - Capitello Lake
Distance6.66km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-570m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 07 - Ardèche

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

Dry stones around Saint-Pantaleon
Distance9.57km Vertical gain+244m Vertical drop-243m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Lower Verdon Gorges
Distance8.33km Vertical gain+269m Vertical drop-267m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

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

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
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Tour of Pech-Céleyran - Moulin du Pech
Distance9.35km Vertical gain+52m Vertical drop-52m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point 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
Starting pointStarting point 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.