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Sentier Colette - Walking with Colette
Distance5.76km Vertical gain+76m Vertical drop-85m Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance11.72km Vertical gain+83m Vertical drop-76m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Circular loop between Bandol and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Distance9.39km Vertical gain+221m Vertical drop-221m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

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

Walking The Gardon Gorges (Download : PDF)
The Gardon Gorges
Distance11.37km Vertical gain+210m Vertical drop-215m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.

Walking The Pla de Brézou (Download : PDF)
The Pla de Brézou
Distance12.87km Vertical gain+557m Vertical drop-553m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

In the footsteps of Asterix and Obelix
Distance7.7km Vertical gain+340m Vertical drop-340m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A small hike in the footsteps of Asterix and Obelix, following in part an ancient Roman road, with the same backdrops as the well known Uderzo and Goscinny albums. A small valley lost in the hollow of a glacial cirque, with a meandering stream in the middle, and above, beautiful views across the French Riviera, the Esterel and the Maures off in the distance. With a little luck, you can meet deer or roe deer!

Luminy - Oeil de Verre - Candelle
Distance10.46km Vertical gain+769m Vertical drop-760m Duration4h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike among the Marseilles calanques, offering breathtaking views and the opportunity for a little exercise

Tour of the Puy Mary - GR400
Distance51.8km Vertical gain+2458m Vertical drop-2458m Duration20h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Le Falgoux - 15 - Cantal

A beautiful three-day hike, sleeping in a bivouac, with interesting variations in altitude.

Distance22.39km Vertical gain+299m Vertical drop-295m Duration2h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Thury (Yonne) - 89 - Yonne

A mountain biking route for anyone who loves bike rides and discovering natural and architectural heritage. You're in for a treat! But be prudent!

Valpréveyre - Lago Verde
Distance8.5km Vertical gain+1217m Vertical drop-495m Duration5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

Garlaban and the peak of Taoumé
Distance12.82km Vertical gain+620m Vertical drop-629m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Fressinières Pass (Col)
Distance21.23km Vertical gain+1454m Vertical drop-1584m Duration9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Orcières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

From Prapic to Dormillouse via the Fressinières Pass.
Please note: the height difference is only 1200 m.

The Sainte-Victoire
Distance18.24km Vertical gain+957m Vertical drop-958m Duration7h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Water and Woods Hiking Trail
Distance13.17km Vertical gain+154m Vertical drop-155m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

The Dourdan circular walk via Ouye abbey
Distance13.52km Vertical gain+221m Vertical drop-228m Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Dourdan - 91 - Essonne

A lovely woodland walk with a cultural touch.

Aureille lookout tower
Distance8.15km Vertical gain+200m Vertical drop-203m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The highlight of the walk is the wonderful view from the lookout tower over the Alpilles range, giving superb photo opportunities!

Walking Mer des Rochers (Download : PDF)
Mer des Rochers
Distance4.78km Vertical gain+40m Vertical drop-46m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Pasaia - San Sebastian (Spain) coastal path.
Distance11.96km Vertical gain+311m Vertical drop-306m Duration4h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Pasaia - Province de Guipúzcoa

Superb hike for passing a lovely afternoon and enjoying an evening in old San Sebastien, eating tapas and pintxos.

From Col de la Schlucht to Hohneck
Distance13.93km Vertical gain+730m Vertical drop-723m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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!

Lioux - The Madeleine cliff
Distance12.9km Vertical gain+341m Vertical drop-340m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Hike to the Tour des Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance14.04km Vertical gain+567m Vertical drop-575m Duration5h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Les cascades du Hérisson / The Hérisson (Hedgehog) Waterfalls
Distance12.11km Vertical gain+329m Vertical drop-336m Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Hike in Fontainebleau forest: a tour of the Apremont Gorges
Distance11.69km Vertical gain+129m Vertical drop-130m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Fontainebleau forest is one of the most beautiful French forests thanks to its varied landscapes and, in particular, its sandstone blocks. This hike circles the Apremont gorges along the Colinet-Denecourt path N°6 and lets you enjoy it in all its beauty and fragility, the latter due both to natural erosion and human use, and is near the Paris region.

Restonica - Mélo Lake - Capitello Lake
Distance6.66km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-570m Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Corte - 2B - Haute-Corse

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

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance7.35km Vertical gain+493m Vertical drop-487m Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lafare - 84 - Vaucluse

A short loop to discover these two characteristic rock formations as well as Saint-Christophe's Chapel, which protects the site, taking a less conventional route.

Around the Aigue Brun
Distance14.43km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-662m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

Circuit around the Aigue Brun to see the different aspects of this valley nestled at the foot of the Luberon.

The Pointe de Plougrescant
Distance13.46km Vertical gain+71m Vertical drop-74m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Plougrescant - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

The Pointe de Plougrescant is recognised around the world due to Castel-Meur: the house between the rocks. The hike starts at Saint-Gonery Chapel, equally famous for its crooked lead bell tower. The hike continues via the Baie de l'Enfer where you can admire the Jaudy estuary, then on to Pointe du Château - the most northerly point of this route - to see Castel Meur (private property) and finally to discover the gulf before returning to the departure point along the west coast of the point.

The Lac du Grand Ballon and waterfall of Kletterbach
Distance8.61km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-305m Duration3h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

Walking Tour de Mayen (Download : PDF)
Tour de Mayen
Distance13km Vertical gain+851m Vertical drop-849m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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 Tour d'AÏ (Download : PDF)
Distance9.73km Vertical gain+856m Vertical drop-854m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Circular hike in the Chamelet woods
Distance13.07km Vertical gain+490m Vertical drop-489m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Chamelet - 69 - Rhône

A lovely, easy walk through the woods above Chamelet.

A walk in the Massif des Trois Pignons
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+144m Vertical drop-140m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The Massif des Trois Pignons is situated on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. The walk takes you past the Rocher des Guetteurs, the Sables du Cul du Chien, the Diplodocus, and the Rocher de la Tortue.

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.

The Gorges of Oppedette
Distance6.12km Vertical gain+209m Vertical drop-214m Duration2h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Oppedette - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

Cirque de Consolation, the Roche du Prêtre and the cave
Distance6.19km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-359m Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Consolation-Maisonnettes - 25 - Doubs

A walk around the Cirque de Consolation with a thrilling variety of views and valleys. Beautiful panoramic views and bodies of water on way.

The Cuves du Destel
Distance5.24km Vertical gain+320m Vertical drop-314m Duration2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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)).

Walking Baou des 4 Auros (Download : PDF)
Baou des 4 Auros
Distance11.26km Vertical gain+529m Vertical drop-535m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking The Arfuyen Ridges (Download : PDF)
The Arfuyen Ridges
Distance15.09km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-576m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
Distance21.92km Vertical gain+1446m Vertical drop-1438m Duration9h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting 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 Rocher d'Abraham (Download : PDF)
Rocher d'Abraham
Distance13.65km Vertical gain+1044m Vertical drop-1045m Duration6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Mayres - 07 - Ardèche

You are at the heart of the Ardèche. View of the Cevennes and the Gerbier de Jonc.

The Cabanons de Mane
Distance6.06km Vertical gain+235m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Véroncle mills
Distance10km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-301m Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

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

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.

A tour of the Lac des Corbeaux
Distance14.93km Vertical gain+565m Vertical drop-567m Duration5h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

Start and finish at the Col de Bramont.
This route will let you discover the Lac des Corbeaux from the Belvédère de la Roche du Lac 200m above it.
The view is stunning and its the perfect place for a snack!
A trail takes you down to the lake. It doesn't cross the embankment, but takes you round the lake on a pleasant, shady trail.
Return to the Col de Bramont via the Étang de Sèchemer.
A very beautiful circuit that's not too difficult, although very steep.

Distance15.86km Vertical gain+897m Vertical drop-891m Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

An inevitable hike, to the most popular peak of the Lake District, Helwellyn. A hike made all the more pleasant by passing along two lakes: Red Tarn Lake and Grisedale Ran Lake.

Walking Langdale Pikes (Download : PDF)
Distance10.58km Vertical gain+770m Vertical drop-770m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

Walking Elterwater Lakes (Download : PDF)
Distance8.51km Vertical gain+184m Vertical drop-183m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

In contrast to the great lakes of the Lake District, here are three small lakes that lay south of Elterwater village.

Distance12.73km Vertical gain+629m Vertical drop-672m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.

Distance6.65km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-401m Duration2h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

The Circuit des Arcades of the Rigole de Vioreau canal
Distance7.72km Vertical gain+48m Vertical drop-50m Duration2h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Nort-sur-Erdre - 44 - Loire-Atlantique

Discover an unusual trail, following the banks of "La Rigole Alimentaire”, a small canal feeding into Vioreau Pond. The canal crosses the valley of the Erdre thanks to four aqueducts with eight to ten arches and travels underground over 600 m. It is, moreover, spanned by many picturesque stone bridges... During your walk you can admire the Castle of La Lucinière and the wooded area on the other side of the Valley of Erdre.