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distance 8.33km Vertical gain +269m Vertical drop -267m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

The Giens peninsula
distance 10.09km Vertical gain +285m Vertical drop -286m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

distance 12.54km Vertical gain +170m Vertical drop -175m duration 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.13km Vertical gain +252m Vertical drop -252m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The ochre trails of Mormoiron
distance 11.02km Vertical gain +249m Vertical drop -245m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mormoiron - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 15.48km Vertical gain +426m Vertical drop -430m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 9.65km Vertical gain +286m Vertical drop -273m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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!

distance 10.86km Vertical gain +658m Vertical drop -651m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

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 9.39km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -221m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

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

distance 8.33km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -248m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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

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.

distance 13.78km Vertical gain +712m Vertical drop -714m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Beaumont-du-Ventoux - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 6.92km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -234m duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 16.02km Vertical gain +399m Vertical drop -392m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.12km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -214m duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oppedette - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

distance 9.25km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -573m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.07km Vertical gain +151m Vertical drop -156m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The Arfuyen Ridges
distance 15.09km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -576m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The Véroncle mills
distance 10km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -301m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 11.33km Vertical gain +410m Vertical drop -412m duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike exploring the sights and features of Cape Canaille.

distance 10.13km Vertical gain +1251m Vertical drop -1256m duration 5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

The Caderaou Balcony (le balcon de Caderaou)
distance 12.19km Vertical gain +251m Vertical drop -242m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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).

distance 12.07km Vertical gain +255m Vertical drop -256m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

Glanum and the Alpilles ridges
distance 8.19km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -236m duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.54km Vertical gain +311m Vertical drop -311m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.8km Vertical gain +167m Vertical drop -159m duration 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 15.37km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -208m duration 4h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 15.32km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -301m duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Sainte-Baume ( Download : PDF )
Sainte-Baume
distance 13.3km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -529m duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

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

Lioux - The Madeleine cliff
distance 12.9km Vertical gain +341m Vertical drop -340m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 11.12km Vertical gain +264m Vertical drop -266m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.04km Vertical gain +567m Vertical drop -575m duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 5.16km Vertical gain +90m Vertical drop -93m duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 7.27km Vertical gain +335m Vertical drop -335m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Solliès-Ville - 83 - Var

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

distance 10.02km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -526m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 14.08km Vertical gain +350m Vertical drop -345m duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Paty lake and chapel via le Barroux
distance 13.16km Vertical gain +369m Vertical drop -369m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Caromb - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike against the backdrop of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, taking you through the village of Barroux to admire the castle and the beautiful views of the valley. The walk then continues past Paty lake and chapel.

distance 12.82km Vertical gain +620m Vertical drop -629m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.47km Vertical gain +663m Vertical drop -662m duration 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

distance 6.28km Vertical gain +189m Vertical drop -182m duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 5.67km Vertical gain +136m Vertical drop -135m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Velleron - 84 - Vaucluse

A short family walk on the heights of Velleron to discover numerous dry-stone terraces in reasonably good condition.

distance 7.51km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -300m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to the coves (calques) of Luminy estate in Marseille with exceptional views

distance 10.36km Vertical gain +114m Vertical drop -109m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Eygalières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The route starts from a typical village of the Alpilles, takes you past a chapel famous for its beauty in a delightful setting, and continues round a hill with views of the north slope of the ridge and the plain of Mollégès. On the return leg, there is a superb view of the old village of Eygalières.

distance 9.79km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -186m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
distance 21.92km Vertical gain +1446m Vertical drop -1438m duration 9h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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 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.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +569m Vertical drop -567m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +639m Vertical drop -643m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.62km Vertical gain +285m Vertical drop -284m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lamanon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A nice hike in the Alpilles to see the ruins of Castellas de Roquemartine (Château de la Reine Jeanne), and end with the caves of Calès, a very interesting cave network.