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The Circuit des Arcades of the Rigole de Vioreau canal
Distance7.72km Vertical gain+48m Vertical drop-50m Duration2h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance9.73km Vertical gain+856m Vertical drop-854m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Tour de Mayen
Distance13km Vertical gain+851m Vertical drop-849m Duration5h45 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Pla de Brézou
Distance12.87km Vertical gain+557m Vertical drop-553m Duration5h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

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

A loop hike from col du Chatoux in the Haut Beaujolais region
Distance14.56km Vertical gain+417m Vertical drop-416m Duration5h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Sainte-Paule - 69 - Rhône

From Col du chatoux (or col du Chêne), this hike goes through woods along the ridge line offering wonderful views:
-over the Saône and eastern Beaujolais valleys
- over Azergues Valley to the west.

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance7.35km Vertical gain+493m Vertical drop-487m Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux - Haute Bruyère
Distance8.56km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-358m Duration3h20 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Les Cavaliers - The Imbut Trail - Baou Beni - Vidal Trail
Distance10.13km Vertical gain+1251m Vertical drop-1256m Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

Circuit around the Vigie at the Chapelle des Auzils
Distance8.69km Vertical gain+198m Vertical drop-195m Duration2h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gruissan - 11 - Aude

A pleasant hike in the Massif de la Clape with beautiful views and a visit of the Chapel of Auzils and its marine cemetery.

The woods and riverbanks of Bourdon lake
Distance10.19km Vertical gain+53m Vertical drop-53m Duration3h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Fargeau - 89 - Yonne

Discover the flora and fauna that populate these old swamps that have shaped the environment of this lake, surrounded by woods and forests.

Saverne. From Haut-Barr castle to Brotsch cave
Distance8.28km Vertical gain+185m Vertical drop-180m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Haegen - 67 - Bas-Rhin

Forest hike with some stunning view points over the foothills of the Vosges. Visit the ruins of three castles: Haut-Barr, the large and small Geroldseck and the Brotsch tower (built in 1897 honouring the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Vosges Club in Saverne), and the cave.

Canyon des Gueulards
Distance8.02km Vertical gain+450m Vertical drop-446m Duration3h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance9.96km Vertical gain+16m Vertical drop-16m Duration2h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Salthouse - Norfolk

An easy walk along the Norfolk coast that includes Cley next the Sea and Salthouse. The route uses a section of the Norfolk Coast Path. In season there are many oportunutites to see extensive bird life.

Sillans-la-Cascad waterfall - the Train des Pignes -the Salernes pool
Distance11.12km Vertical gain+264m Vertical drop-266m Duration3h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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 Saint-Sabin chapel from Saint-Appolinard
Distance12.25km Vertical gain+658m Vertical drop-658m Duration5h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Distance22.39km Vertical gain+299m Vertical drop-295m Duration2h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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!

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.

The Saint Sixtus chapel and the "Tête du Long Jean"
Distance10.36km Vertical gain+114m Vertical drop-109m Duration3h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Eygalières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The route starts from a typical village of the Alpilles, takes you past a chapel famous for its beauty in a delightful setting, and continues round a hill with views of the north slope of the ridge and the plain of Mollégès. On the return leg, there is a superb view of the old village of Eygalières.

Blin Farm – Druyes Valley
Distance10.51km Vertical gain+117m Vertical drop-112m Duration3h15 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines - 89 - Yonne

From the old medieval castle, discover a village built between an old, partly dried-up marsh and a cliff. Druyes Valley offers a green setting that contrasts with the chalky rocks that support the ruined building.

Distance6.79km Vertical gain+34m Vertical drop-34m Duration2h00 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Holkham - Norfolk

This short walk explores some of the features of Holkham Park and provides an opportunity to see the large Hall built by the Earl of Leicester in the 18th century. If you are lucky you will also see the large herds of deer that graze in the park. Toilets and cafés are open in Holkham village on most days of the year.

Distance11.99km Vertical gain+101m Vertical drop-100m Duration3h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

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

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

Le Cannet - Entraygues
Distance14.08km Vertical gain+350m Vertical drop-345m Duration4h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Bees of Cuers
Distance10.29km Vertical gain+323m Vertical drop-318m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

On the ridges of the Grand Luberon
Distance11.87km Vertical gain+506m Vertical drop-512m Duration4h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A loop that takes you to the hamlet of Seguins along the ridges of the Grand Luberon through Sivergues and Chastelas.

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

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

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

Sommet des Fourcats (Fourcats Peak)
Distance15.49km Vertical gain+724m Vertical drop-731m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Robion - 84 - Vaucluse

Excellent walk with an amazing uphill trail to "Les Rochers de Baude" leading to the ridges of the "Luberon plateau"

The Alpilles ridge
Distance15.48km Vertical gain+426m Vertical drop-430m Duration5h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Méjean cliff path
Distance6.2km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-664m Duration3h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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!

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
Distance9.59km Vertical gain+35m Vertical drop-35m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

A loop through the Serre-Brion and Morta passes starting from Bourgmenu
Distance12.69km Vertical gain+1312m Vertical drop-1312m Duration6h45 Very difficult Very difficult
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Andéol (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A vertiginous and rarely-taken loop, where you come across ibexes and chamois at every hairpin bend. Always bring a helmet (ibexes love to send stones flying), as well as crampons and an ice axe until late in the season, as névés remain in place fairly long within the steep Serre-Brion couloir. Start your hike early in the morning so that snow is still hard when reaching this couloir.

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

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

La Banne d'Ordanche
Distance12.98km Vertical gain+354m Vertical drop-351m 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.

The Ibie Balconies
Distance10.83km Vertical gain+362m Vertical drop-358m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 07 - Ardèche

A walk amid holm oaks along the capricious Ibie river, whose water doesn’t always flow overground.

Saint-Médard Chapel
Distance14.54km Vertical gain+745m Vertical drop-745m Duration5h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Piégros-la-Clastre - 26 - Drôme

This chapel is on the ridge of the Forest of Saoû, above the ruins of an old priory. At the top of the climb from La Clastre, hikers have breathtaking views of the hanging valley of Saoû.

Dry stones around Saint-Pantaleon
Distance9.57km Vertical gain+244m Vertical drop-243m Duration3h20 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Saint-Pantaléon (Vaucluse) - 84 - Vaucluse

A small circuit that reveals many dry-stone ruins: the Romanesque church and its cemetery, many Bories (dry-wall shelters), livestock enclosures, as well as beautiful views of Gordes and the Luberon.

La Dent de Rez
Distance13.39km Vertical gain+503m Vertical drop-503m Duration5h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Gras - 07 - Ardèche

The high point of Basse-Ardèche, this promontory (719 m) offers a beautiful panorama of the Cévennes, Mont Lozère, the Alps, the Baronnies, Mont Ventoux and the Ridge of Montmirail.

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
Distance7.01km Vertical gain+382m Vertical drop-380m Duration2h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne - 26 - Drôme

The Saracen Caves at the ruins of the old village of Béconne provide a short walk through the woods and fields of lavender and lead you on an enjoyable route among the vestiges of the past and let you indulge your imagination.

The Lower Verdon Gorges
Distance8.33km Vertical gain+269m Vertical drop-267m Duration3h00 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Wonderful hike through the Lower Verdon Gorges, starting in Quinson.

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

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

Distance13.52km Vertical gain+10m Vertical drop-11m Duration3h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Bardney - Lincolnshire

This Lincolnshire walk is somewhat different in that walkers can do some route finding for themselves. This is because Chambers Farm Wood has several self-guided, waymarked routes that can be used to vary my preferred route described below. Part of the walk follows quiet country lanes and traverses typical Lincolnshire countryside.

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

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.

Tour of Pech-Céleyran - Moulin du Pech
Distance9.35km Vertical gain+52m Vertical drop-52m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Coursan - 11 - Aude

A stroll starting the Coursan community hall between the Aude River and Pech-Céleyran. Lovely views of the plains, the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees, from the peak. Passing by the Moulin du Pech mill.

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

Siran. Cascade d'Autoire. Bonnefont Marais and fountains.
Distance9.04km Vertical gain+94m Vertical drop-99m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Loubressac - 46 - Lot

A lovely hike beginning at the viewing point of the Cascade d'Autoire and the Château des Anglais and which, at the halfway point, crosses the Marais de Bonnefont.

Circuit of Signs via Taoule and the Pont du Diable
Distance18.52km Vertical gain+736m Vertical drop-731m Duration7h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

The Flaming Fountain circuit
Distance9.66km Vertical gain+417m Vertical drop-412m Duration3h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Le Gua (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A hike that visits one of the 7 Wonders of Dauphiné.

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