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Holzarté footbridge
distance 7.6mi Vertical gain +3455ft Vertical drop -3471ft duration 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Larrau - 64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques

A circuit a dozen or so kilometres long in a green area among forests, streams and waterfalls.
And especially crossing the Holzarté bridge which is the headline event of this quite demanding hike. If it is too physically demanding, you can turn around once you have seen the bridge.

distance 5.78mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1385ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or - 69 - Rhône

A Short yet tough hike through the Monts d'Or. Very nice in good weather and on dry ground.

Puy de Sancy through the Chaudefour valley
distance 10.16mi Vertical gain +2956ft Vertical drop -2963ft duration 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chambon-sur-Lac - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

The very secretive and beautiful Chaudefour valley is a classified natural site, closed up by the steep contours of a glacial cirque. Peaks, needles, plumbs are as many natural defences for an intact and preserved valley.

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.

Walking Païolive woods ( Download : PDF )
distance 5.69mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -512ft duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Vans - 07 - Ardèche

Explore a particularly interesting woods above the town of Vans.

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : PDF )
The Grand Veymont
distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +3094ft Vertical drop -3091ft duration 8h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

Walking The Rhune ( Download : PDF )
The Rhune
distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +2500ft Vertical drop -2497ft duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ascain - 64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques

A hike that will lead you to one of the primary summits of the Pyrenees, offering you a view over the entire Basque country, French and Spanish.

distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -984ft duration 2h50 Difficult Difficult
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 3.21mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -305ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Walking The Cap Béar loop ( Download : PDF )
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +591ft Vertical drop -584ft duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Port-Vendres - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

A walk amid vineyards, through scrubland, and along the coast, with beautiful views of the Cap Béar and the Anse de Paulilles cove.

A trail of discovery for first time visitors to the Gavarnie Cirque
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -794ft duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gavarnie - 65 - Hautes-Pyrénées

The Gavarnie Cirque is an outstanding area of conservation. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This easy hike will give you your first look at it!

Canyon des Gueulards
distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +1476ft Vertical drop -1463ft duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 3.39mi Vertical gain +1286ft Vertical drop -1286ft duration 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orcines - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

Just above Clermont-Ferrand, the inescapable climb to Puy-de-Dôme through the col de Ceyssat is a short but intense hike with an astonishing view over Clermont-Ferrand, the chaîne des Puys, paragliders and Millevaches.

Caution, it's a very popular walk so be sure to do it during week days for a bit of peace and quiet.

Les cascades du Hérisson / The Hérisson (Hedgehog) Waterfalls
distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1102ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

The walk descends the Hérisson ('hedgehog') River with its series of rapids and waterfalls, then returns via Bonlieu, passing through the Dame Blanche viewpoint, with a panoramic view over lakes Val and Chambly and the Herisson valley.

distance 1.82mi Vertical gain +577ft Vertical drop -591ft duration 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Auzat - 09 - Ariège

A gentle walk to the Artigue waterfalls.

distance 4.14mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1870ft duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corte - 2B - Haute-Corse

A magnificent, unmissable and accessible hike that takes half a day.

distance 7.16mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -571ft duration 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Frasnois - 39 - Jura

A hike to do preferentially during fall to admire the beautiful colors of the Indian summer reflecting off the lakes.

distance 6.18mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -958ft duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Les Déserts - 73 - Savoie

A circuit from Féclaz to the Nivolet Cross overlooking Chambéry.

distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1867ft Vertical drop -1860ft 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 “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
distance 9.05mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -696ft duration 4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking The Chiloza falls ( Download : PDF )
The Chiloza falls
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +459ft Vertical drop -459ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A wander among the underbrush along the Couze Pavin, from bank to bank, flowing in cascades.

Walking Le Roc de la Vigne ( Download : PDF )
Le Roc de la Vigne
distance 7.9mi Vertical gain +2152ft Vertical drop -2129ft duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Puéchabon - 34 - Hérault

This trek works its way up from the Hérault valley to Roc de la Vigne. Leaving the village, off the beaten tracks, you'll explore Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert on cobblestone roads. Along the way, the remains of old farms, caves, a semi-troglodyte retreat and a breath-taking view from the top of Roc de la Vigne.

The Cabanons de Mane
distance 3.76mi Vertical gain +771ft Vertical drop -768ft duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

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 6.29mi Vertical gain +1818ft Vertical drop -1808ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Laroque-des-Albères - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Hike to discover the fountains of Laroque-des-Albères: the Font dels Simiots and amazing animals which, according to legend, kidnapped babies and came to settle near the fountain after being dislodged from Arles-sur-Tech; the Font de la Vernosa, a well-preserved, beautiful fountain from where one has a magnificent view of the plain of Roussillon.

The Lombards trail via the ridge
distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +512ft Vertical drop -499ft duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A ridge walk starting off the beaten track, with views over the south of the Alpilles. A climb through an almost untouched valley to join the ridge trail, offering panoramic views of the north.

Walking The Alpilles ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 9.62mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1411ft 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.

Glanum and the Alpilles ridges
distance 4.8mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -719ft duration 2h45 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 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 5.39mi Vertical gain +2093ft Vertical drop -2096ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lans-en-Vercors - 38 - Isère

This easily accessed summit is located on a ridge between the "Vallée de la Gresse" and the Vercors plateau. It offers a breathtaking view on Belledonne, Les Rousses and a bit further Les Ecrins.

distance 13.35mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -719ft duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

This quite long route allows you to discover exceptional sites such as the Rempart du Restant du Long Rocher ('the rampart of the remainder of Long Rock'), Béatrix Cave and Carrosse Rock. You will also go past magnificent viewpoints, rarely visited walkways and some beautiful ponds, typical of the forest.

distance 4.37mi Vertical gain +2251ft Vertical drop -2264ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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!

distance 7.61mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2159ft duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Appolinard (Loire) - 42 - Loire

Another original way to get to this beautiful viewpoint that is the Saint-Sabin chapel on a small bluff in the heart of the Pilat Park, pouring into the Rhône Valley, with some of the best views of the Alps and pre-Alps (especially across the south). At the chapel, many signs and indications tell the story of the place and its flora.

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : PDF )
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hoby with Rotherby - Leicestershire

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.

The Lakes of Neuweiher and Gresson
distance 5mi Vertical gain +1381ft Vertical drop -1381ft duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

In the Doller valley, this walk will let you discover the lakes of Neuweiher and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Vosges. It's an easy walk and accessible to anyone.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
distance 4.01mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kembs - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Before the construction of the Canal of Alsace (1928), the Rhine extended its arms east of the Huningue Canal (1806) over a wide area of 1km to 2km. From the Rhone Canal on the North Rhine to the Barre d'Istein on the Old Rhine, along paths and trails often in the protected areas of the "Little Alsatian Camargue.", you'll discover numerous natural and industrial sites related to the history of the Rhine.
Begin with a stroll between the drawbridge of Kembs (1831) and l'Ecluse Le Corbusier (1961).

Teguise to Costa Teguise via Teseguite and Montana Corona
distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -1316ft duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Teguise - Province de Las Palmas

This walk is from Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote, high up in the hills, down to the coastal resort of Costa Teguise.

There is a short climb at the start from Teguise going up towards the Castillo de Sante Barbara, where there are great views along the length of the island, and then there is a gentle descent down to the coast with good views of the eastern coastline. Most of the route is along country tracks which tend to be dusty, and a little rocky at times, but not difficult.

distance 4.36mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -820ft duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sorèze - 81 - Tarn

The Chemin des Amoureux (Lovers' Path) takes you up the Laudot valley toward Cammazes. You return on the GR7.

distance 3.34mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1175ft duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Santana - Madeira

Climb to the highest point of the island of Madeira, taking the easier route. Beautiful mountain scenery and a superb 360° panorama at the top.

distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +3924ft Vertical drop -3937ft duration 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Calheta (Madeira (Portugal)) - Madeira

It runs along the three very different Levadas, all interconnected by sloping paths. The route covers a varied landscape, crossing over diverse vegetation, and with beautiful views of the waterfalls. A hike whose direction and length can be adjusted depending on wishes or circumstances.
N.B. The displayed altitude difference is higher than reality (and consequently so is the average time for completion). Expect more in the realm of 600 metres in altitude.

distance 3.31mi Vertical gain +1188ft Vertical drop -1158ft duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in São Vicente (Madeira (Portugal)) - Madeira

Madeira Island is filled with irrigation canals, the Levadas. This short hike takes you along the Levada do Norte, one of the most significant of the island, located in an elevated part of the island. You'll find stunning viewpoints along the way and go through a beautiful forest with various species.
N.B. The altitude displayed is most probably over estimated as the trail is relatively flat along the Levada following the contour line.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
distance 3.98mi Vertical gain +1414ft Vertical drop -1411ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Machico - Madeira

A hike at eastern end of Madeira in the only semi-desert environment of the island. Beautiful scenery on top of colourful cliffs, beautiful views of the sea and a way to escape.

Walking Lac du Vuert ( Download : PDF )
distance 8.52mi Vertical gain +2920ft Vertical drop -2890ft duration 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.

distance 7.09mi Vertical gain +2789ft Vertical drop -2762ft duration 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.

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 Tour d'AÏ ( Download : PDF )
distance 6.04mi Vertical gain +2808ft Vertical drop -2802ft duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Tour de Mayen ( Download : PDF )
Tour de Mayen
distance 8.07mi Vertical gain +2792ft Vertical drop -2785ft duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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 La Grande Jumelle ( Download : PDF )
La Grande Jumelle
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +3832ft Vertical drop -3832ft duration 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

A not too busy hike up to a summit offering a vast panoramic view. A relatively challenging route with some aerial passages requesting a certain sense of itinerary at times. The beginning of the hikes passes through Tanay site and its lake.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : PDF )
Le Grammont
distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -3999ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : PDF )
distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +3701ft Vertical drop -3684ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.