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Distance10.14km Vertical gain+104m Vertical drop-106m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A very easy walk. The first part up to the dam, very pleasant and shady. There's not shade on second part until you arrive, so wear hats in sunny weather.
Numerous birds and in particular grey herons, cormorants, swans etc. are visible near the water and on the banks of the Rhone.

The cliffs of Montagné
Distance6.63km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-191m Duration2h20 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Pujaut - 30 - Gard

A short, easy walk for a family outing. In good weather you can see the parachutists jump over the Pujaut aerodrome.

In the garrigue around Rochefort-du-Gard
Distance16.89km Vertical gain+187m Vertical drop-186m Duration5h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Rochefort-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

Discovering Rochefort-du-Gard and its religious heritage, then diving into the green oak trees, which make up a large part of the surrounding vegetation, for some solitude.

The island of Oiselet
Distance10.82km Vertical gain+9m Vertical drop-9m Duration3h05 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Sorgues - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Orange and Its History
Distance3.87km Vertical gain+58m Vertical drop-58m Duration1h15 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

From Saint-Michel-d'Euzet to La Roque-sur-Cèze
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+225m Vertical drop-226m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Michel-d'Euzet - 30 - Gard

Hike from the village of Saint-Michel-d'Euzet that takes you on a loop around the village of La Roque-sur-Cèze (ranked among the most beautiful villages in France).
The village of La Roque is perched on a rocky outcrop and is bordered by the Cèze. The area is a natural site for swimming; near the village are the Cascades de Sautadet falls.

Distance15.07km Vertical gain+406m Vertical drop-400m Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Chusclan - 30 - Gard

Starting from Chusclan, this is a hike over different types of terrain (tarmacked paths between vineyards, DFCI trails, single-track paths, etc.). Viewpoints over the Rhone Valley and Mont Ventoux. Visit to the medieval site of Gicon.

Walking Caesar's Camp (Download : PDF)
Caesar's Camp
Distance4.16km Vertical gain+136m Vertical drop-134m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Laudun-l'Ardoise - 30 - Gard

A family walk around the Oppidum of Caesar Camp in Laudun.

The Giens peninsula
Distance10.09km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-286m Duration3h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

On the trail of Manon des Sources - Le Mémorial de Signes
Distance15.37km Vertical gain+200m Vertical drop-208m Duration4h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Circuit of the Three Passes in Bormes-les-Mimosas
Distance14.44km Vertical gain+601m Vertical drop-601m Duration5h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

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

Baou de Quatre Ouro (576 m) and Croupatier via the caves path
Distance14.22km Vertical gain+917m Vertical drop-917m Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Three Rivers Hike
Distance10.69km Vertical gain+41m Vertical drop-44m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Épinay-sur-Orge - 91 - Essonne

Hike around Epinay sur Orge (a small town south of Paris) from the train station of the RER C.
It follows paths and quiet streets, heads through Bois des Templiers and follows the courses of three rivers: the Orge, the Rouillon and the Yvette. A trail through the Bois des Templiers with views of an old stone bridge with three arches of the ancient Templar Commandery of the eleventh century.

Distance10.96km Vertical gain+12m Vertical drop-12m Duration3h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis - 17 - Charente-Maritime

A beautiful walk along Frace Lake, which is popular for fishing and walking, and on through the little town of Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, where you can visit the Ouchettes cheese dairy and goat farm.

Distance9.13km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-201m Duration3h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Tideswell - Derbyshire

This circular Peak District walk starts in Tideswell Dale and continues through Miller's Dale into Ravensdale. The route is an ideal introduction to this area which is popular for walkers.

Distance11.45km Vertical gain+422m Vertical drop-420m Duration4h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

Distance14.45km Vertical gain+27m Vertical drop-0m Duration4h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Newbury - Berkshire

A linear Berkshire walk that offers pleasant level walking with something of interest along the way. The route uses trains for the return journey.

Walking Le Grammont (Download : PDF)
Le Grammont
Distance12.02km Vertical gain+1226m Vertical drop-1219m Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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 La Grande Jumelle (Download : PDF)
La Grande Jumelle
Distance12.9km Vertical gain+1168m Vertical drop-1168m Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Circuit around the Capitelles of Saussines
Distance9.63km Vertical gain+42m Vertical drop-45m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

Located between Nimes and Montpellier, the village of Saussines has a quite exceptional heritage: a listed 12th century church, a castle, beautiful mansions, old washhouses.
The gorse scrubland is close by with six capitelles (1), a nature trail, a picnic area with tables and is close to a spring at the high point of the circuit, plus there is a beautiful view of the Pic Saint Loup and the Cevennes.
Important note: Ignore the numbers marked on the ground and stick to the VisoRando instructions instead

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
Distance14.56km Vertical gain+214m Vertical drop-212m Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

A walk in the Massif des Trois Pignons
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+144m Vertical drop-140m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Walking Le Roc de la Vigne (Download : PDF)
Le Roc de la Vigne
Distance12.71km Vertical gain+656m Vertical drop-649m Duration5h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

A circuit around Puy de Sancy
Distance13.84km Vertical gain+922m Vertical drop-922m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A trip to highest point of the Massif Central.

Distance8.61km Vertical gain+23m Vertical drop-23m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

Distance5.07km Vertical gain+79m Vertical drop-79m Duration1h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This short walk on the North Wessex Downs offers wonderful and the chance to explore some fine ancient monuments including the Uffungton White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

Distance14.56km Vertical gain+127m Vertical drop-124m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Avebury - Wiltshire

The North Wessex Downs provides some good walking terrain and this extended route from Avebury takes you onto the downs to follow a section of the Ridgeway.

Distance7.33km Vertical gain+9m Vertical drop-8m Duration2h05 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Old Hunstanton - Norfolk

The Norfolk Coast Path provides excellent walking and this linear route is easy to follow. Return to the start uses the excellent "Coast Hopper" bus service along the main road. The landscape is varied and in season you will have the opportunity to see a variety of sea birds.

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
Distance10.97km Vertical gain+358m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Cheshire - Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

The tour of Renote Island in Tregastel
Distance3.41km Vertical gain+8m Vertical drop-8m Duration1h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Trégastel - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

Located between the beautiful white sandy beaches of Trégastel and the "chaos" of Ploumanach, this short hike explores the Pink Granite Coast going around Renote Island. Among the majestic pink granite rocks and vegetation you will discover beautiful landscapes sculpted by erosion.

From Maintenon to the Mare aux Fées
Distance14.18km Vertical gain+128m Vertical drop-128m Duration4h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Depart from the Maison Forestière de Maintenon for a 16 km walk.

The Lac du Grand Ballon and waterfall of Kletterbach
Distance8.61km Vertical gain+310m Vertical drop-305m Duration3h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Refuge de Vallonbrun
Distance5.25km Vertical gain+474m Vertical drop-475m Duration2h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Lanslevillard - 73 - Savoie

A half-day hike for intermediate walkers. You'll walk through different settings that offer a large range of Vanoise flora, while benefiting from an extraordinary view over the summits of Maurienne and the Ecrins national park.

A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
Distance4.95km Vertical gain+42m Vertical drop-40m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Antibes - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A lovely walk on the coastal path of the Cap d'Antibes. Very well laid-out, it offers superb views of the Antibes coast as well as a few architectural masterpieces such as the Château de la Croé and the Villa Eilenroc.

Walking Païolive woods (Download : PDF)
Païolive woods
Distance9.16km Vertical gain+163m Vertical drop-156m Duration3h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Les Vans - 07 - Ardèche

Explore a particularly interesting woods above the town of Vans.

The Rocher de Roquebrune
Distance6.44km Vertical gain+296m Vertical drop-296m Duration2h35 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

La Banne d'Ordanche
Distance12.96km Vertical gain+370m Vertical drop-365m Duration4h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Orcival - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A hiking trail in the Auvergne summer pastures, on a summit overlooking the spa resort of La Bourboule.

A long tour of Ermenonville Forest
Distance22.11km Vertical gain+121m Vertical drop-114m Duration6h35 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Ermenonville - 60 - Oise

A hike in a forest in Picardy where the pines loom large. There are also beautiful sites covered in heather and sandstone blocks. The soil, often sandy, allows for hiking in winter without difficulty.

Pointe de l'Observatoire Barthelemy - Cap Roux
Distance10.86km Vertical gain+658m Vertical drop-651m Duration4h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

From Wettstein Pass to the Lac des Truites
Distance9.69km Vertical gain+287m Vertical drop-284m Duration3h25 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Le Rocher des Deux Trous (The Rock with Two Holes)
Distance6.92km Vertical gain+238m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

At the heart of the Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve, a small easy hike on good paths. The route takes you to the picturesque Rock with Two Holes painted by Van Gogh during his stay in Saint-Paul de Mausole from May 1889 to May 1890. It offers vast panoramic views over the two slopes of the Alpilles. To the south, in clear weather the view stretches to the Mediterranean, to the north over the Montagnette, the Gard, the Mont Ventoux, etc.

Distance10.89km Vertical gain+366m Vertical drop-366m Duration4h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

Tour and climb the Gros Cerveau of Ollioules
Distance9.25km Vertical gain+568m Vertical drop-573m Duration4h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance10.24km Vertical gain+212m Vertical drop-205m Duration3h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Chapel-en-le-Frith - Derbyshire

Choose a day with good visibility and enjoy the excellent views from this excellent section of high ground.

Distance11.25km Vertical gain+525m Vertical drop-524m Duration4h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sedbergh - Cumbria

Winder and Arant Haw are two hills included in this delightful walk from Sedbergh. The Howgill Fells are an integral part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park yet they display a unique character. The walking is good, the views superb and the paths quiet. Who could ask for more?

Distance8.29km Vertical gain+201m Vertical drop-203m Duration2h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

Distance8.01km Vertical gain+218m Vertical drop-215m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Disley - Cheshire

This is a nice short walk offering wonderful views. The seasonal colour changes of the countryside make this Cheshire walk worth repeating during the year. The route starts from Disley and climbs onto Black Rocks offering some great views.

Distance8.8km Vertical gain+124m Vertical drop-124m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Southstoke - Bath and North East Somerset

A Somerset walk in the northern part of the county. The undulating route explores the hills and valleys to the south of Southstoke using field paths, the course of an old railway and tracks.

Distance5.96km Vertical gain+124m Vertical drop-126m Duration2h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

An easy Chiltern walk that rewards your efforts with some fine views across the Chiltern escarpment and across the Vale of Aylesbury. The paths and bridleways are generally clearly signed.

Distance18.57km Vertical gain+54m Vertical drop-54m Duration5h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sandy - Bedfordshire

This is a thoroughly enjoyable walk with lots of variety, all on the more elevated parts of Bedfordshire. The fields are open so there are plenty of views, but there are stretches of woodland, three interesting villages and plenty of wildlife. It is no more than a guess, but I would think keen bird watchers might find it worthwhile to tote field glasses. At worst it will give them a closer look at the aerobatics over Biggleswade airfield.

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