Walks

Explore Hikideas to find the best walking routes near you. There are hundreds of local walks to discover, from short scenic coastal trails, nature country walks to hiking trails up some pretty big mountains. On each walk page you will be able to see a map of the walk, directions to follow and pictures. If you’d prefer a circular walk, make sure you select return to start to yes. You can check out the latest walks below or use our walk finder above to find walks that interest you.

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Circuit of the Canal and Stang Luzigou
distance 6.2mi Vertical gain +482ft Vertical drop -476ft duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Briec - 29 - Finistère

After skirting the Odet and the reaching of the old mills, a beautiful loop takes us through the wooded area of Stang Luzigou. On the return journey, pass through the Kerho Arboretum.
Discover the Saint-Corentin Chapel in the area known as Kreïker.

distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -436ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croxton Kerrial - Leicestershire

A 9km walk, starting and finishing at the Geese and Fountain.

distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +1860ft Vertical drop -1886ft duration 5h20 Difficult Difficult
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 7.48mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1490ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Grand Colombier cross ( Download : )
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +1368ft Vertical drop -1368ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corbonod - 01 - Ain

A summit and vistas in a site dominated by pastures.

A loop through the Serre-Brion and Morta passes starting from Bourgmenu
distance 7.89mi Vertical gain +4304ft Vertical drop -4304ft duration 6h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Andéol (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A vertiginous and rarely-taken loop, where you come across ibexes and chamois at every hairpin bend. Make sure you always have 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. It is best to start your hike early in the morning so that snow is still hard when reaching this couloir.

The Tête Ronde Forest and Saint-Aubin Wood
distance 4.76mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -299ft duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villiers-le-Bâcle - 91 - Essonne

A hike which is mostly in the forest, with lovely sections along the Mérantaise river and the ditches which run down from the Saclay Plateau.

The Way of St James. Stage 1. Puy-en-Velay / St Privat d'Allier
distance 14.67mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1184ft duration 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

Walking La Banne d'Ordanche ( Download : )
distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +1161ft Vertical drop -1152ft duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 8.62mi Vertical gain +2365ft Vertical drop -2385ft duration 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vauvenargues - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Sainte-Victoire is a highlight of Provence for hikers and climbers.

Before you start, make sure access to the massif is allowed because a regulation is applicable from 1 June to 30 September which and can limit access hours. See the link below:
http://www.paca.gouv.fr/files/massif/

distance 3.44mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -440ft duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cawthorne - South Yorkshire

A steady uphill walk across farmland and through woodland providing views in High Hoyland back down towards Cannon Hall and Cawthorne. An easy downhill return across farmland.

Walking The peak of Chenavari ( Download : )
distance 9.47mi Vertical gain +1798ft Vertical drop -1804ft duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meysse - 07 - Ardèche

A beautiful hike with a great diversity of the volcanic Coiron landscape. The top of this volcanic peak offers a view over the Castle of Rochemaure and the Rhône Valley, the Lavezon valley, the Baronnies, Mont Ventoux, and the Vercors.

Walking Les sources - The springs ( Download : )
distance 6.29mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -377ft duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lainsecq - 89 - Yonne

You will see no less than 8 fountains and 6 wash-houses on this rather easy hike, ideal for family walks. A few picnics spots are available here and there, to take a break and enjoy a relaxing moment (Fountain of the Moon, of the Pisserotte .....) Even though there are some hills along the way, it is a very pleasant walk with a lot of historical heritage spots to be discovered.
Also good for mountain biking.

Walking The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +3005ft Vertical drop -3018ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaudière - 26 - Drôme

Visit the Trois Becs, the high points of the Forest of Saou.
Correction: the elevation is 750 m instead of the 1071 m described.

distance 7.71mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -371ft duration 1.5 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

After a brief incursion into the grounds of the Colette castle/museum and the passage at the foot of the Saracen tower, this walk continues through the countryside along the lanes of the Puisaye.

Walking Around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie ( Download : )
Around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
distance 14.49mi Vertical gain +1686ft Vertical drop -1660ft duration 7h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - 46 - Lot

A hike to discover Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the Lot river and its towpath, and the plateau above the village.

distance 5.41mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -108ft duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burnhaupt-le-Bas - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Along this trail of bunkers, explore fortifications dating back to the First World War, built by the German army. After the fighting in the summer and autumn of 1914, the Haute-Alsace front stabilised on along the line of Cernay-Dannemarie. The commune of Burnhaupt-le-Bas remains on the German side. In December 1914 and January 1915, the French offensive in this sector regularly broke the German lines at the cost of many lives.

distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -262ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 26 - Drôme

A family-friendly trail that explores the troglodyte village of Barry, one of the finest and largest in France.

distance 3.06mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1043ft duration 2h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This very challenging route takes the hiker to the site of the Château du Diable and its remarkable caves and the Destel gorges, with their astonishing giant's kettles or cauldrons.
Nice sections with chains or ropes.

Walking Sentier de la folie ( Download : )
distance 7.28mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -249ft duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

A hike in the heart of the birthplace of Colette. Through woods and passing by ponds, often described in her work.

distance 3.58mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -279ft duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

This trail, dedicated to Colette, was opened in 1993 by the pupils of the Colette college of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye. Along this trail, everything recalls the works of this author, born in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye in 1873. The author has described her birthplace so well - that even though she has given other names to the villages and characters, you can sense her literature at every corner.

Walking The Pla de Brézou ( Download : )
distance 8mi Vertical gain +1827ft Vertical drop -1814ft duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking The Arfuyen Ridges ( Download : )
The Arfuyen Ridges
distance 9.38mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1890ft 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.

Walking Orange and Its History ( Download : )
distance 2.4mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orange - 84 - Vaucluse

Discovering the Roman city of Orange and its heritage with the very famous Antique Theatre (Théâtre Antique), which annually hosts the Chorégies d’Orange festival.

distance 9.05mi Vertical gain +715ft Vertical drop -735ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vieux (Tarn) - 81 - Tarn

A hike between vineyards and hills which enables you to discover a gently undulating landscape where pretty small villages and lovely dovecotes, enhanced by their careful restoration, nestle. The Château-Musée du Cayla which is located on the walk could also provide amateur historians and literature buffs with a splendid cultural stopover, following in the footsteps of Maurice and Eugénie de Guérin, whose correspondence is still famous.

The Forêt de Montmorency and its Southwest border
distance 9.5mi Vertical gain +643ft Vertical drop -630ft duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montlignon - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A walk in the larger Val d'Oise forest, located only 20 kilometres north of Paris. Chestnut trees are plentiful in this hilly area with ponds and historical sites. A walk to the southwest border will let you discover some interesting features of the local heritage.

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
distance 4.99mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -781ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +1280ft Vertical drop -1263ft duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Roquebrussanne - 83 - Var

A short route that climbs up to the summit of the Loube mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and Alps. A wonderful walk with every step!

Walking Historical Arles ( Download : )
Historical Arles
distance 7.07mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -69ft duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arles - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Discovering Arles and its numerous Roman monuments and buildings. You can enjoy a short picturesque break along the canal from Arles to Bouc where you can go right up to the famous Van Gogh bridge before returning to the no-less famous bull ring.

Walking Pont du Gard ( Download : )
distance 9.11mi Vertical gain +794ft Vertical drop -801ft duration 4h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

Easy hike where you can discover the Pont du Gard and its environment.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range
distance 35.75mi Vertical gain +13212ft Vertical drop -13829ft 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 Circuit du Dolmen ( Download : )
distance 7.2mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -164ft duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Fort-sur-le-Né - 16 - Charente

Situated at 25m altitude - the river Né and the Motte stream are the principal water courses which cross the locality.
In certain places there are excellent views towards and from the village, the Dolmen, of the vineyards, the landscape of the Grande Champagne and surrounding villages. In every season you can discover a certain charm and appeal in St. Fort.

An outing is the Créçois Country
distance 12.57mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -725ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Germain-sur-Morin - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A hike through the vast open areas of the Briarde countryside with large rolling hills and views as far as the eye can see, followed by shaded areas in the valley and on the Grand Morin hillsides. Pieces of the architectural heritage along the way, churches, mills and wash-houses, make the trip that more worthwhile.

The hike can be shortened to a 15 km walk, or split into two, one 8 km and the other 12 km (see useful information).

distance 8.25mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -302ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Esbly - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A hike mostly along rivers with a connection by the slopes of the Grand Morin and Marne valleys offering beautiful views of the region. Crossing through some of the villages, including Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames and Quincy-Voisins, lets you explore some interesting elements of their architectural heritage.

distance 4.39mi Vertical gain +2461ft Vertical drop -2444ft duration 3h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A physical loop hike along Sainte-Victoire, a climb to Prieuré Sainte-Victoire / Croix de Provence through Bau Cézanne and going back through "le Gouffre de Garagaï" and "les deux Aiguilles".

distance 7.14mi Vertical gain +3330ft Vertical drop -3317ft duration 5h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Puyloubier - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

An energetic loop in Sainte-Victoire leaving from the Saint-Ser car park. The climb up goes via the east of the Bau de l'Aigle and the descent back down is via the 'Pas du Clapier'.

distance 2.43mi Vertical gain +1010ft Vertical drop -988ft duration 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).

Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -1004ft duration 2h45 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.

Walking The Sainte-Victoire ( Download : )
distance 11.33mi Vertical gain +3140ft Vertical drop -3143ft duration 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A beautiful hike up one of the highest mountains in the Provence: the magnificent Sainte-Victoire. Enjoy 360° views as far as the Alps and the Ventoux. The Priory alone is well worth the effort.

distance 11.9mi Vertical gain +1086ft Vertical drop -1102ft duration 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chevreuse - 78 - Yvelines

A beautiful hike to discover the beautiful sights of the Chevreuse valley: the Chatillonmill, the castle of Dampierre, the blacksmith’s, the villages of Fourcherolles, Senlisse and Choisel, Méridon castle, the village of Chevreuse and its small bridges along the Yvette, and Château de la Madeleine.

A circular walk from Long Itchington
distance 6.09mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -72ft duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

Starting from Long Itchington with its many pubs, this Warwickshire walk explores some delightful countryside and a section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk also follows a section of the Millenium Way.

Circular walk starting from Kneesall & including Laxton, Nottinghamshire.
distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -243ft duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kneesall - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk of 7.3 miles starts & ends at the carpark behind St Bartholomew's Church, Kneesall NG22 0AD. It includes pasture and crop fields, and some woodland. Fine elevated views can be seen of the undulating countryside, especially near the Golden Hill trig point. Interesting features include the village of Laxton - the last village in the UK to farm using a medieval strip system. Nearby are Motte & Bailey earthworks. T

Walking Tour of Brec Chambeyron ( Download : )
distance 12.32mi Vertical gain +4951ft Vertical drop -4954ft duration 9h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A loop around Brec de Chambeyron, leaving from the hamlet of Fouillouse.

distance 8.66mi Vertical gain +2395ft Vertical drop -2372ft duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Valtin - 88 - Vosges

Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!

Walking Mer des Rochers ( Download : )
distance 3.4mi Vertical gain +180ft Vertical drop -180ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sauve - 30 - Gard

A journey through both geological time and history, exploring the medieval village of Sauve and the chaos of the Mer des Rochers.

Napton on the Hill circular walk
distance 4.49mi Vertical gain +164ft Vertical drop -164ft 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.

distance 6.55mi Vertical gain +1535ft Vertical drop -1526ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégon - 26 - Drôme

In the mountains of the Baronnies, imagine a lost hamlet inhabited by giants... Skeletons with very long shins were found in the crypt of the chapel. They are the source of the name of the locality.

distance 5.65mi Vertical gain +2625ft Vertical drop -2635ft duration 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

distance 6.61mi Vertical gain +686ft Vertical drop -663ft duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Artigues (Var) - 83 - Var

An alternating view of pasture and fresh forests, this pleasant flat walk will lead you past the Notre Dame d'Esparron chapel and its small cemetery classified as an historical monument.
Crossing the tiny village of Artigues is also surprising. You'll particularly enjoy refilling your water bottles at the communal fountain.
The advantage of this charming loop that it's flat and very manageable, there are only one or two small climbs along the route.

Walking The island of Oiselet ( Download : )
distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sorgues - 84 - Vaucluse

A family-friendly walk exploring the Island of Oiselet and the banks of the Rhône.