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The Way of St James. Stage 1. Puy-en-Velay / St Privat d'Allier
Distance23.6km Vertical gain+570m Vertical drop-361m Duration8h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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 Fernilee Reservoir (Download : PDF)
Distance4.54km Vertical gain+65m Vertical drop-65m Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

The sand caves at Revest-les-Eaux
Distance6.09km Vertical gain+73m Vertical drop-74m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Château du Diable and the Destel Gorges in Ollioules
Distance4.93km Vertical gain+325m Vertical drop-318m Duration2h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Navacelles Cirque and Moulins de la Foux
Distance12.43km Vertical gain+553m Vertical drop-547m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles - 34 - Hérault

A fairly conventional circuit that lets walkers admire the Cirque de Navacelles and hike in the gorges of La Vis. The ruins of the Moulins de la Foux are the ultimate goal of the hike, with beautiful explanations of these water mills and on the underground portion of the screw, not yet fully explored.

Puy de Sancy through the Chaudefour valley
Distance16.35km Vertical gain+901m Vertical drop-903m Duration6h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Erbajolo Heritage Trail
Distance5.33km Vertical gain+259m Vertical drop-258m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Erbajolo - 2B - Haute-Corse

This trail will take you through time in search of what life was like a few decades ago in this wonderful part of Corsica.
The scenery is beautiful and the course is very pleasant...

Walking Tavy Cleave (Download : PDF)
Distance3.78km Vertical gain+138m Vertical drop-138m Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Peter Tavy - Devon

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

The Cirque de Baume-les-Messieurs
Distance10.72km Vertical gain+468m Vertical drop-461m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Baume-les-Messieurs - 39 - Jura

Discover one of the most beautiful natural sites and one of the prettiest villages in the Franche-Comté.

Holzarté footbridge
Distance11.8km Vertical gain+1034m Vertical drop-1037m Duration5h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.99km Vertical gain+101m Vertical drop-100m Duration3h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Across the woods and the fields, passing the ponds, you will discover areas where the earth has been shaped into artistic creations and pottery.

On the trail of the Romans
Distance9.72km Vertical gain+40m Vertical drop-41m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

This walk devoted to the discovery of Roman ruins will introduce you to two medieval Languedoc villages.The scrubland will bring you the fragrance of thyme and the landscapes will enchant photographers. Enjoy without moderation.
Note: To help with orientation, "tricky" sections have been highlighted with blue dotted markers.

Walking Cap Sicié ridge (Download : PDF)
Cap Sicié ridge
Distance10.79km Vertical gain+422m Vertical drop-428m Duration4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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 Saint-Sabin chapel from Saint-Appolinard
Distance12.25km Vertical gain+658m Vertical drop-658m Duration5h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Mount Gerbier de Jonc (1551 m), around it and up it
Distance15.77km Vertical gain+626m Vertical drop-620m Duration6h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Sainte-Eulalie - 07 - Ardèche

This trail goes around and climbs up the Gerbier de Jonc whose summit offers a view over the Ardèche mountains.

Pic de l’Aigle and the Lookout Points on the Lakes
Distance4.87km Vertical gain+197m Vertical drop-208m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

Very nice and easy walk above the lakes of the Jura, Maclu and Illay.

A hike around the four lakes
Distance11.52km Vertical gain+183m Vertical drop-174m Duration3h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking The Curé passage (Download : PDF)
Distance16.8km Vertical gain+848m Vertical drop-1234m Duration6h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

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.

The Cuves de Duzon, a geological curiosity
Distance8.52km Vertical gain+484m Vertical drop-490m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tournon-sur-Rhône - 07 - Ardèche

A nice family-friendly walk in the forest which starts from Duzon bridge leading to a galaxy of stones at the Cuves de Duzon, a geological curiosity. The river has effectively bored out several “cauldrons" and flows through a narrow crevice that the path follows.

Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - Haute Bruyère
Distance8.56km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-358m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - 69 - Rhône

This fairly easy circuit from Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux will take you on a pleasant trail mainly in the forest. If the weather is clear, the view from the Plat Saint-Romain plateau offers a panoramic view of the Alps.

Spectacular scenic views of Baux-de-Provence
Distance5.34km Vertical gain+152m Vertical drop-148m Duration1h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A short hike around Baux-de-Provence, mostly on good trails. There is a short climb down a well-maintained rocky path. 360° views at the viewpoint (or what remains of it). The Baux cover "every angle" with many panoramic views. Return via the village with the option to pay it a visit.

Walk in the Chevreuse Valley
Distance20.15km Vertical gain+353m Vertical drop-355m Duration6h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Plateau des Gras - Balazuc
Distance9.49km Vertical gain+134m Vertical drop-145m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Balazuc - 07 - Ardèche

The Plateau des Gras is a limestone plateau crossed by rivers, situated between the Bois de Païolive woods in the southwest and the slopes of the Coiron in the northeast. The northwestern edge of the plateau overlooks a depression extending from Aubenas to Les Vans. The footpaths along this edge of the plateau offer unspoilt views of the Monts d'Ardèche hills at the eastern edge of the Massif Central. The walk also takes you along beautiful paths amid oak trees and to a viewpoint overlooking the village of Balazuc.

Climbing up and around Mont Caume (804m)
Distance11.23km Vertical gain+684m Vertical drop-680m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

The banks of the Moselle to the south of Metz
Distance16.83km Vertical gain+215m Vertical drop-217m Duration5h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Jouy-aux-Arches - 57 - Moselle

A beautiful circuit along the Mosel through the charming villages bordering it, namely:
Jouy-aux-Arches, Corny-sur-Moselle, Novéant-sur-Moselle, Dornot and Ancy-sur-Moselle.

The Dentelles of Montmirail leaving from Gigondas
Distance6.58km Vertical gain+327m Vertical drop-320m Duration2h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike for everyone. You will find typical Mediterranean vegetation, protected flora and fauna. Equip yourself with good walking shoes and water. Respect nature and the silence (take your rubbish with you). Making fires, picking flowers and wild camping are strictly prohibited. Only follow the waymarking colours mentioned in the description.

From Wettstein Pass to the Lac des Truites
Distance9.69km Vertical gain+287m Vertical drop-284m Duration3h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

10 - The Hohneck - The Frankenthal-Missheimle National Nature Reserve
Distance10.72km Vertical gain+549m Vertical drop-547m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!

As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
Distance15.06km Vertical gain+946m Vertical drop-945m Duration6h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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 Cape Sicié and the sea.

Distance8.26km Vertical gain+69m Vertical drop-73m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This short Hertfordshire walk explores the pleasant countryside to the south east of Jockey End and follows the Hertfordshire Way to descend into the Gade Valley and the village of Great Gaddesden. The return route leaves the valley following the Chiltern Way for the return to the start.

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
Distance3.2km Vertical gain+79m Vertical drop-87m Duration1h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Circuit around Larchant
Distance7.17km Vertical gain+87m Vertical drop-88m Duration2h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Larchant - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The very enjoyable scent of pine is everywhere. And the small sand dune that I would the "Little Dune of Pyla" is lovely.

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.

From Crêt de l’Oeillon to Crêt de la Perdrix
Distance6.86km Vertical gain+184m Vertical drop-175m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Véranne - 42 - Loire

An easy hike along the ridges of Pilat linking three major summits, via trails through forests and moors. Along the way we discover magnificent views of the Alps, the Massif Central and the Rhône Valley.

Circuit of the Three Passes in Bormes-les-Mimosas
Distance14.29km Vertical gain+584m Vertical drop-584m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

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

The Saddle of Coniston
Distance4.26km Vertical gain+208m Vertical drop-205m Duration1h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

Paty lake and chapel via le Barroux
Distance13.16km Vertical gain+369m Vertical drop-369m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance7.22km Vertical gain+50m Vertical drop-50m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Crests of La Chartreuse de la Verne
Distance12.73km Vertical gain+484m Vertical drop-485m Duration4h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collobrières - 83 - Var

A walk through the crests of the Maures forest.
A breathtaking landscape taking in the Mediterranean and the Alps.

Loop on the heights of Mont Pilat
Distance9.65km Vertical gain+204m Vertical drop-205m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Valla-en-Gier - 42 - Loire

An easy walk to enjoy as a family. Very popular in summer, it is worth the detour to admire the panoramic view over the Alps and the summits of Mont Blanc, the Lyonnais mountains and the Giers valley, the Vercors massif and those of northern Vivarais. With a wealth of flowers in spring, you can gather bilberries in August and raspberries in September. Unless you choose to go ski touring or cross-country skiing here in winter.

Distance24.03km Vertical gain+208m Vertical drop-217m Duration7h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Long but very nice hike station to station in the Forest of Fontainebleau. It goes through several viewpoints, ponds, little known corners, stunning scenery.

Distance5.71km Vertical gain+22m Vertical drop-22m Duration1h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hartley Wintney - Hampshire

Gently undulating circular walk across fields and through woodlands, passing by Leather Bottle PH in Mattingley

Distance10.93km Vertical gain+10m Vertical drop-10m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Leigh-on-Sea - Southend-on-Sea

A walk across salt marshes with numerous birds and returning inland via the ruined Hadleigh Castle. Highly accessible from London as the Fenchurch Street line takes under an hour to get you to the start.

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.

The Quatre Termes and Baume Brignolle
Distance10.52km Vertical gain+181m Vertical drop-173m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike in the Alpilles along good paths. A varied landscape ranging from pine forest to Mediterranean scrubland with fine views over the hills and valleys.

Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
Distance6.53km Vertical gain+584m Vertical drop-584m Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

The Sernhac tunnels
Distance5.83km Vertical gain+160m Vertical drop-151m Duration2h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

At Sernhac, south of Remoulins and Saint Bonnet du Gard, there are two tunnels that flank a small nice valley. The Perrotte and Cantarelles tunnels. Head through them to discover the chimneys by which men lowered equipment and raised the rubble during excavation. One can see traces of blows of pickaxes and holes for oil lamps. Today it is a quite popular place to find some shade and cool off for the villagers.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
Distance6.45km Vertical gain+14m Vertical drop-14m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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).

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
Distance8.04km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-238m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.