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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.

The Giens peninsula
Distance10.09km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-286m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

On the side of Brégançon
Distance12.54km Vertical gain+170m Vertical drop-175m Duration4h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

A small lake and its dam, sandy beaches and rocks and, finally, a trail with a 360° view of the surrounding landscape.

A walk that takes the coastal path for a section between the beautiful beach of Estagnol and Fort Brégançon.

Carcés and Caramy Falls
Distance13.13km Vertical gain+252m Vertical drop-252m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

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 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.

Sentier des douaniers. De Niolon à Méjéan. (Customs officers trail). From Niolon to Méjéan
Distance9.65km Vertical gain+286m Vertical drop-273m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Amidst sea, cliffs and rail roads, a beautiful active hike, emphasized by the horns of small passing trains, and an amazing little beach during the journey!
Experienced on May 1st, 2013, having the first bathe of the year at the Everine's beach!

The Circuit of Bauduen
Distance11.37km Vertical gain+306m Vertical drop-305m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

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

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.

Mount Ventoux starting from the Mont Serein cam site
Distance13.78km Vertical gain+712m Vertical drop-714m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Beaumont-du-Ventoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A beautiful round trip leading to the summit and back along the crests.

Pointe de l'Observatoire Barthelemy - Cap Roux
Distance10.86km Vertical gain+658m Vertical drop-651m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

This is a magnificent hike through the red rocks of Estérel, looking over the blue of the Mediterranean with extraordinary viewing points.

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 Tour des Opies- the Eyguières Alpilles
Distance16.02km Vertical gain+399m Vertical drop-392m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hiking in the Alpilles, starting from the Eyguières bullring.
A quiet start among olive trees and cicadas at the foot of the Opies.
You'll discover the old Romanière sheep pens.
The ascent starts on a beautiful path through the maquis and ends with a little climb to finish at the Tour de Guet where a magnificent 360° view awaits you.
You can also visit the vestiges of Villa Gallo Romaine.

The sheepfolds of the Contadour
Distance12.07km Vertical gain+255m Vertical drop-256m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the dry stone sheepfolds to the west of the Lure mountains.

Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
Distance6.94km Vertical gain+294m Vertical drop-290m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Tour and climb the Gros Cerveau of Ollioules
Distance9.25km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-573m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Le Rocher des Deux Trous (The Rock with Two Holes)
Distance6.92km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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.

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.

Tourves: Saint-Probace - Caramy Gorges
Distance8.33km Vertical gain+257m Vertical drop-248m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tourves - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike in the hills of Tourves.
A remarkable view over the Saint-Maximin plains and the mountain La Loube.
Wonderful opportunity to discover and tour the Saint-Probace Chapel

La Ciotat and Cap Canaille
Distance11.33km Vertical gain+410m Vertical drop-412m Duration4h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike exploring the sights and features of Cape Canaille.

Glanum and the Alpilles ridges
Distance8.19km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-236m Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Starting from the site of the Antiques de Glanum, a beautiful climb in the valley of Saint Clerg, which serves as a botanical trail, up to the ridges and back down to Lake Peiroou or Peirou, on the IGN map.

N.B.!: the short technical part with cables and some metal steps fixed into the rock that allows you to cross the rock above Lake Peiroou has been temporarily closed for safety reasons.

Walk in the Alpilles
Distance15.32km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-301m Duration5h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Starting from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a beautiful walk along large, clearly-marked, shady trails. Beautiful viewpoints over the Alpilles, the village and the château des Baux-de-Provence.
The fragrant plants of the South and also pines and even cedars.

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.

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.

Ascent of Coudon (83)
Distance7.27km Vertical gain+335m Vertical drop-335m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Solliès-Ville - 83 - Var

A nice climb to the top of Coudon (altitude 702 m) near Toulon.

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).

The cliffs and ridges above Mouriès
Distance11.8km Vertical gain+167m Vertical drop-159m Duration3h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Vaumale valley - Lioux valley
Distance12.54km Vertical gain+311m Vertical drop-311m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

Walk up Vaumale valley along a beautiful trail equipped with climbing aids and then come back down the wilder and less rocky Lioux valley.

The Colorado of Rustrel
Distance5.16km Vertical gain+90m Vertical drop-93m Duration1h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

A colourful visit to a place known as the Colorado of Provence.

The Canal de Marseille and Aqueduc de Roquefavour
Distance12.07km Vertical gain+151m Vertical drop-156m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Leaving from Ventabren, a walk in the surrounding hills and then along the Canal de Marseille and ending at the Aqueduc de Roquefavour.

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.

Le Cannet - Entraygues
Distance14.08km Vertical gain+350m Vertical drop-345m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Walking Sainte-Baume (Download : PDF)
Sainte-Baume
Distance13.3km Vertical gain+528m Vertical drop-529m Duration5h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

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

The Cascade de Clars via l'Ubac de Brainée and the Montagne des Louquiers
Distance12.04km Vertical gain+461m Vertical drop-454m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Escragnolles - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Superb hiking in the back-country of Grasse.
On the program, megaliths, magnificent viewing points over the entire coast (in clear weather) and to finish, a superb waterfall in an exceptional setting.

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.

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.

Le Barroux - Lac du Paty
Distance12.9km Vertical gain+404m Vertical drop-402m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Caromb - 84 - Vaucluse

Hike against the backdrop of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. The Pré Fantasti haunted house, the lime kiln, the Barroux and the Lac du Paty, Aeropostale crash site.

On the trail of Manon des Sources - Le Mémorial de Signes
Distance15.37km Vertical gain+200m Vertical drop-208m Duration4h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Signes - 83 - Var

On this walk you'll discover some of the locations used to film Manon des Sources and Jean de Florette (1986): the Grotte de Mounoï cave, the dried-up stream and the Villa Renard - the hunchback's house.
This route will also let you discover the Vallon des Martyrs, with its monument commemorating resistance fighters executed by the SS in 1944. All along the walk you'll experience incredible Provence landscapes and the Sainte-Baume.

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.

The Gorges of the Méouge
Distance11.96km Vertical gain+569m Vertical drop-567m Duration4h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

Sillans-la-Cascad waterfall - the Train des Pignes -the Salernes pool
Distance11.12km Vertical gain+264m Vertical drop-266m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Sillans-la-Cascade - 83 - Var

The incredible waterfall and the route along the Bresque on the Sillans side.
The route along the Train des Pignes track.
Swimming in the natural pool of Salernes.

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 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)).

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.

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.

Saint-Rémy - Waterfalls: the Gaudres des Alpilles
Distance8.5km Vertical gain+169m Vertical drop-165m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in the Alpilles on good paths, mostly through forest. This circuit goes through several gaudres (small valleys that channel rain-water): La Pistolle, Valmouriane, Bovis and Marchandon. You can also see one of the waterfalls of the Canal des Alpines.

The Grotte de Mueron and Gorges du Blavet in Bagnols-en-Forêt
Distance6.28km Vertical gain+189m Vertical drop-182m Duration2h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Hike of the 4 brothers
Distance9.79km Vertical gain+186m Vertical drop-186m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Beausset - 83 - Var

This hike is not very difficult and is suitable for the whole family.
Pretty paths through the pines and the garrigue.

Walking The Malavettes (Download : PDF)
The Malavettes
Distance11.43km Vertical gain+305m Vertical drop-306m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking Pichauris Park (Download : PDF)
Pichauris Park
Distance11.32km Vertical gain+433m Vertical drop-432m Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in a regional park with beautiful trails, varied routes and trees, trees and more trees.
Departure from the park’s car park at the Pichauris Hostel.