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Walking The Giens peninsula ( Download : PDF )
The Giens peninsula
distance 6.27mi Vertical gain +935ft Vertical drop -938ft duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

distance 7.79mi Vertical gain +558ft Vertical drop -574ft 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 8.16mi Vertical gain +827ft Vertical drop -827ft 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.

distance 6.75mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2136ft 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 7.07mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -1001ft 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 5.18mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -814ft 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

distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -725ft 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 6.21mi Vertical gain +3980ft Vertical drop -3996ft duration 5h45 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.

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1880ft 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 6.91mi Vertical gain +866ft Vertical drop -873ft 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 9.55mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -682ft 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.

Walking Sainte-Baume ( Download : PDF )
Sainte-Baume
distance 8.26mi Vertical gain +1732ft Vertical drop -1736ft 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.

distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -597ft 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 4.51mi Vertical gain +1099ft Vertical drop -1099ft 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 8.75mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1132ft 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.

distance 6.08mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -610ft 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.

Walking The Malavettes ( Download : PDF )
distance 7.1mi Vertical gain +1001ft Vertical drop -1004ft 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.

Walking Le Faron ( Download : PDF )
distance 6.59mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1453ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Toulon - 83 - Var

One of the Var's most beautiful walks.
This hike climbs Mont Faron on wide tracks and offers a breathtaking view over the most beautiful bay in Europe.

Walking Cap Sicié ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 6.71mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1404ft duration 4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Six-Fours-les-Plages - 83 - Var

A truely beautiful balcony hike between sea and mountains towards Cape Sicié arriving at Notre-Dame de la Garde or du Mai
360 ° view.

The Rocher de Roquebrune
distance 4mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -971ft duration 2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Roquebrune-sur-Argens - 83 - Var

A short but energetic walk that is exposed towards the end. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Rocher de Roquebrune with its famous ochre colours.

Walking The Cuves du Destel ( Download : PDF )
distance 3.25mi Vertical gain +1050ft Vertical drop -1030ft duration 2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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)).

distance 9.5mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -1040ft duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pierrefeu-du-Var - 83 - Var

A hike looping around the Maures hills in the middle of cork oak forests.
Lush vegetation with beautiful views of East Toulon.
You take a portion of the GR51 called "The Balcony of the Mediterranean".

Walking Baou des 4 Auros ( Download : PDF )
distance 7mi Vertical gain +1736ft Vertical drop -1755ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +1916ft Vertical drop -1916ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

Circuit overlooking the Var coast above Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Walking The Bees of Cuers ( Download : PDF )
distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1043ft duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cuers - 83 - Var

This is a walk I'm really enjoying at the moment with flowers along the route and a view of the Barres de Cuers.
There's little difficulty, the false-flat is long, after the hives on the descent, so be aware.
The hives are magnificent.

distance 8.07mi Vertical gain +830ft Vertical drop -804ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

This varied hike visits the remains of the famous Devil's Bridge, which cost the lives of many cart drivers loaded with ice packs. They came down from Sainte Baume as fast as possible, to deliver the people of Toulon or other citizens.

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.

The Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 4.63mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -679ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

Very nice course with beautiful views of Lake Sainte-Croix.

distance 3.38mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -466ft duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

A medium difficulty circular walk with beautiful views over Hyères bay.
A half-day walk to enjoy in the winter.
This walk is not listed (except by me) and so there are no waymarks.

The National Forest of the Colle du Rouët and the Trou de Gournié waterfall on the river Endre
distance 6mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -217ft duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Muy - 83 - Var

A pleasant walk letting you discover the National Forest of the Colle du Rouët, the Trou de Gournié, also called Cascade de l'Endre and the river Endre.

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
distance 1.99mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -285ft duration 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +643ft Vertical drop -617ft duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aups - 83 - Var

A beautiful walk through various landscapes, olive trees, impressive stone walls, a pine forest, caves and cave chapels.

distance 8.84mi Vertical gain +3009ft Vertical drop -3009ft duration 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This active route will take you through the Croupatier to the Baou de Quatre Ouro, one of the four "Toulonais brothers". Paths and ledges where you have to use your hands, passages with ropes, discover the main caves of the massif, where the famous caves of the Château du Diable make the route more interesting.

distance 6.11mi Vertical gain +1001ft Vertical drop -1001ft duration 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var

A nice tour from Sainte-Anne passing by different juniper kilns producing lime and pitch.

distance 3.5mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -236ft duration 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +758ft Vertical drop -774ft duration 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Leaving from Garde Pass, a beautiful hike through the Croupatier massif.

distance 6.97mi Vertical gain +2244ft Vertical drop -2231ft duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Perched at an altitude of 800 metres, Mont Caume is one of the four Toulonais brothers which surround Toulon. It is certainly the highest; its summit is very dry as it's very exposed to winds and fluctuations in weather.
All these factors make ascending Mont Caume essential and well worth it.
The hike suggested here enables you to go all the way round the mountain and combines the pleasures of a very active route with the joys of a pretty much complete visit to both its summit and its slopes.

distance 2.78mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -226ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A walk through holm oaks to the Revest lake viewpoint passing by a cave which can be visited.

Walking Tour around Dramont ( Download : PDF )
distance 2.73mi Vertical gain +367ft Vertical drop -377ft duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

A very nice short walk that with beautiful views of the bay of Agay and the Esterel massif.

distance 3.78mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -243ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A natural asset exploited by the local glass industry.
A route through woodland where you will see the remains of dwellings, wells, sand and stone quarries, and former industry, near the derelict hamlet of Les Olivières.

distance 8.82mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1194ft duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mazaugues - 83 - Var

A lovely hike up to Pivaut ice house (1880), which has been beautifully restored.

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!

distance 10.56mi Vertical gain +1732ft Vertical drop -1745ft 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.

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.

distance 11.51mi Vertical gain +2415ft Vertical drop -2398ft duration 7h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

A hike with beautiful viewing points over Sainte-Baume and the surrounding mountains, a nice stream in Latay and vestiges of former houses.

distance 8.28mi Vertical gain +2362ft Vertical drop -2379ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

I went on two walks I found on Visorando: "Le Revest - Tourris Castle" and "Tourris and the Pyramide de Cassini" before finding this itinerary that I'm recommending. The beginning of the first until the departmental road then part of the initial section of the second. Unlike the "Pyramide de Cassini", we discovered a route that's not marked on the maps but which joins the "Chemin des Turcos" in a forested area. A walk with uneven terrain that can be difficult at times.

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
distance 9.36mi Vertical gain +3104ft Vertical drop -3100ft 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.

Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +627ft Vertical drop -620ft duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Claviers - 83 - Var

Ascent to the Sainte-Anne Chapel, located 624 m above sea level on the western summit of the Plateau du Puy, passing by the ruins of a Ligurian oppidum. Easy hike in the Provence scrubland and forest (thyme, lavender, rock rose...)

Walking Bormes-les-Mimosas ( Download : PDF )
distance 9.32mi Vertical gain +2129ft Vertical drop -2100ft duration 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

This hike leads around Bormes-les-Mimosas, and the flowering mimosas in particular.

distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -692ft duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Above Agay close to the beaches, the fabulous Massif de l'Esterel is the ideal terrain for a comfortable hike, but is always different.