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Distance6.04mi Vertical gain+2608ft Vertical drop-2592ft Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike on the south side of Sainte-Victoire Montagne allowing access to the ridge via the Marbrière and the Brèche du Clapier (gap). The walk along the ridge towards the Croix de Provence offers splendid views. Descent via the Priory, the Pas du Berger and the Cézanne Shelter.

Distance7.84mi Vertical gain+935ft Vertical drop-932ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lamanon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A nice hike in the Alpilles to see the ruins of Castellas de Roquemartine (Château de la Reine Jeanne), and end with the caves of Calès, a very interesting cave network.

Distance6.08mi Vertical gain+610ft Vertical drop-610ft Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Beausset - 83 - Var

This hike is not very difficult and is suitable for the whole family.
Pretty paths through the pines and the garrigue.

Saint-Rémy - Waterfalls: the Gaudres des Alpilles
Distance5.28mi Vertical gain+554ft Vertical drop-541ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in the Alpilles on good paths, mostly through forest. This circuit goes through several gaudres (small valleys that channel rain-water): La Pistolle, Valmouriane, Bovis and Marchandon. You can also see one of the waterfalls of the Canal des Alpines.

Distance7.91mi Vertical gain+1588ft Vertical drop-1591ft 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.

Distance8.11mi Vertical gain+1660ft Vertical drop-1660ft Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Auriol - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A splendid walk starting from the Encanaux, near Auriol, along the top of the Infernets and then the Coutronne ravines. At times along the cliffside ravines, similar to some sections of the Gorges du Verdon. From Lare Pass (Col de la Lare), you will have a magnificent view of the Sainte-Baume range and the Pic de Bertagne to the south and Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Mont Olympe and Mont Aurélien to the north.

The Rocher de Roquebrune
Distance4mi Vertical gain+971ft Vertical drop-971ft Duration2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance9.5mi Vertical gain+1047ft Vertical drop-1040ft Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Pierrefeu-du-Var - 83 - Var

A hike looping around the Maures hills in the middle of cork oak forests.
Lush vegetation with beautiful views of East Toulon.
You take a portion of the GR51 called "The Balcony of the Mediterranean".

Walking Pichauris Park (Download : PDF)
Distance7.03mi Vertical gain+1421ft Vertical drop-1417ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in a regional park with beautiful trails, varied routes and trees, trees and more trees.
Departure from the park’s car park at the Pichauris Hostel.

Around the Aigue Brun
Distance8.97mi Vertical gain+2172ft Vertical drop-2172ft 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.

A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
Distance3.08mi Vertical gain+138ft Vertical drop-131ft Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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 Baou des 4 Auros (Download : PDF)
Distance7mi Vertical gain+1736ft Vertical drop-1755ft 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.

Distance6.43mi Vertical gain+2277ft Vertical drop-2323ft Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Digne-les-Bains - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Long north-south oriented ridge, the Barre des Dourbes ridge separates the basin of Digne-les-Bains from the Barrême syncline.
Rising in stages over twenty kilometres, culminating Pic de Couar some 1988 m above sea level.

Walking Cap Sicié ridge (Download : PDF)
Distance6.71mi Vertical gain+1385ft Vertical drop-1404ft 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.

Distance9.62mi Vertical gain+2375ft Vertical drop-2398ft Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Robion - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Walking The Orgon plateau (Download : PDF)
Distance11.44mi Vertical gain+1588ft Vertical drop-1562ft Duration6h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orgon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit in the eastern Alpilles, first passing by the Notre-Dame de Beauregard chapel overlooking the Durance valley and a long tour over the Orgon plateau and its valleys.

Distance3.63mi Vertical gain+1037ft Vertical drop-72ft Duration2h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The walk starts near Gordes (listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France) and passes through the Véroncle gorge to Murs and its castle.
A very pleasant, energetic walk in the ravine of the Véroncle gorges, discovering the remains of old mills from different periods along the way.
There are a few ladders and ropes, and an old sluice shaft that cannot be avoided.

Distance8.62mi Vertical gain+2365ft Vertical drop-2385ft Duration5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Vauvenargues - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Sainte-Victoire is a highlight of Provence for hikers and climbers.

Before you start, make sure access to the massif is allowed because a regulation is applicable from 1 June to 30 September which and can limit access hours. See the link below:
http://www.paca.gouv.fr/files/massif/

Distance9.94mi Vertical gain+1253ft Vertical drop-1237ft Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

Loop around Gordes and its dry stone dwellings, through the valley of Sénancole and its unique Sénanque Abbey.

The Calanque de Callelongue
Distance7.51mi Vertical gain+2080ft Vertical drop-2103ft Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike from Callelongue taking the GR along the coast.

Walking Le Faron (Download : PDF)
Distance6.59mi Vertical gain+1480ft Vertical drop-1453ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Toulon - 83 - Var

One of the Var's most beautiful walks.
This hike climbs Mont Faron on wide tracks and offers a breathtaking view over the most beautiful bay in Europe.

The Nesque River gorges from Monieux
Distance5.17mi Vertical gain+1257ft Vertical drop-1240ft Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Monieux - 84 - Vaucluse

The Nesque River gorges and the Saint Michel chapel starting from the Bourget Lake in Monieux.

Distance11.33mi Vertical gain+3140ft Vertical drop-3143ft 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.

Distance4.09mi Vertical gain+1073ft Vertical drop-1050ft 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.

Walking The Bees of Cuers (Download : PDF)
Distance6.4mi Vertical gain+1060ft Vertical drop-1043ft Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance6.88mi Vertical gain+2028ft Vertical drop-2034ft Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A magnificent sea and mountain hike in the Calanques National Park.

Distance3.38mi Vertical gain+502ft Vertical drop-466ft Duration1h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

A medium difficulty circular walk with beautiful views over Hyères bay.
A half-day walk to enjoy in the winter.
This walk is not listed (except by me) and so there are no waymarks.

In the footsteps of Asterix and Obelix
Distance4.79mi Vertical gain+1115ft Vertical drop-1115ft 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!

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
Distance4.56mi Vertical gain+1617ft Vertical drop-1598ft 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.

Distance5.93mi Vertical gain+610ft Vertical drop-610ft Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Discover the vegetation's biodiversity of the Mont Ventoux.
From Bedoin, take the road (by car) leading to the Mont Ventoux.
Cross the remarkable cedar's forest then the beech forest will appear.
Continue (approx. 10km) until you find a car park on the right-hand side. (Jas des Melettes)

Distance8.92mi Vertical gain+1467ft Vertical drop-1470ft Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Palud-sur-Verdon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A hike in Pays du Verdon that takes ancient Roman roads, runs alongside an abandoned village and a chapel sheltered by rocks with magnificent landscapes.

Distance9.2mi Vertical gain+2733ft Vertical drop-2703ft Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - 84 - Vaucluse

A demanding route that climbs up to the crests above Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, where you will have unrivalled views.

Distance8.88mi Vertical gain+1916ft Vertical drop-1916ft Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

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

Distance7.45mi Vertical gain+1572ft Vertical drop-1552ft Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lagnes - 84 - Vaucluse

A trek between Lagnes and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse on typical Provençal trails.

Distance4.79mi Vertical gain+1381ft Vertical drop-1355ft Duration3h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Beautiful scenery, a great day out and if you want lunch by the sea, head to Sugiton cove. It’s wonderful.

Distance8.07mi Vertical gain+830ft Vertical drop-804ft Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Signes - 83 - Var

This varied hike visits the remains of the famous Devil's Bridge, which cost the lives of many cart drivers loaded with ice packs. They came down from Sainte Baume as fast as possible, to deliver the people of Toulon or other citizens.

The Véris trail in Bauduen
Distance4.63mi Vertical gain+692ft Vertical drop-679ft Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

Very nice course with beautiful views of Lake Sainte-Croix.

Distance6.5mi Vertical gain+2523ft Vertical drop-2493ft 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

Distance3.06mi Vertical gain+1066ft Vertical drop-1043ft 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.

Walking La Montagnette (Download : PDF)
Distance8.82mi Vertical gain+505ft Vertical drop-509ft Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tarascon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in the hills of La Montagnette, setting out from Saint Michel de Frigolet abbey.

Distance7.8mi Vertical gain+2507ft Vertical drop-2500ft Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gilette - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Gilette and La Clue.
From the village of Gillette, perched on a rocky outcrop, this walk takes you to the medieval bridge of La Cerise (scenes from the film "The Hunchback" were shot here in 1997) and then winds through the Estéron gorges.

Distance5.06mi Vertical gain+656ft Vertical drop-666ft 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!

Distance3.32mi Vertical gain+499ft Vertical drop-486ft 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.

Walking Figuerolles beach (Download : PDF)
Figuerolles beach
Distance6.69mi Vertical gain+922ft Vertical drop-922ft Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pleasant little walk. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

Distance6.53mi Vertical gain+594ft Vertical drop-568ft 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.

Distance4.43mi Vertical gain+643ft Vertical drop-617ft Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Aups - 83 - Var

A beautiful walk through various landscapes, olive trees, impressive stone walls, a pine forest, caves and cave chapels.

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
Distance4.99mi Vertical gain+781ft Vertical drop-781ft 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.

Walking Petit Tuny (Download : PDF)
Distance8.17mi Vertical gain+1952ft Vertical drop-1936ft Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Gémenos - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

This trail is another way of getting to the Petit Tuny hut. On this trail, you stay off the DFCI tracks as much as possible, by taking non-waymarked paths instead. At the highest point of the route, you will have a wonderful view over Garlaban, the Huveaune Valley and Bertagne Peak.

Distance7.4mi Vertical gain+2247ft Vertical drop-2228ft Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Estoublon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Very beautiful hike to do between April and October.

Distance7.37mi Vertical gain+1660ft Vertical drop-1680ft Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.