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distance 6.58km Vertical gain +327m Vertical drop -320m duration 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +569m Vertical drop -567m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +639m Vertical drop -643m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

This hike on the southern slope of Mont Ventoux, narrow, wooded and always chilly, carved out by capricious waters, leads to a vast panoramic view.

Walking Le Faron ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -443m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.88km Vertical gain +721m Vertical drop -727m duration 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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/

Saint-Rémy - Waterfalls: the Gaudres des Alpilles
distance 8.5km Vertical gain +169m Vertical drop -165m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Pichauris Park ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.32km Vertical gain +433m Vertical drop -432m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Cap Sicié ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.79km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -428m duration 4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.05km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -506m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 5.24km Vertical gain +320m Vertical drop -314m duration 2h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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)).

distance 15.28km Vertical gain +319m Vertical drop -317m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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".

distance 15.49km Vertical gain +724m Vertical drop -731m duration 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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"

Around the Aigue Brun
distance 14.43km Vertical gain +662m Vertical drop -662m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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 Rocher de Roquebrune
distance 6.44km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -296m duration 2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 5.85km Vertical gain +316m Vertical drop -22m duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Baou des 4 Auros ( Download : PDF )
distance 11.26km Vertical gain +529m Vertical drop -535m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 10.35km Vertical gain +694m Vertical drop -708m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The Calanque de Callelongue
distance 12.09km Vertical gain +634m Vertical drop -641m duration 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike from Callelongue taking the GR along the coast.

The Nesque River gorges from Monieux
distance 8.32km Vertical gain +383m Vertical drop -378m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Monieux - 84 - Vaucluse

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

A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
distance 4.95km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -40m duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 18.41km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -476m duration 6h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.29km Vertical gain +584m Vertical drop -584m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

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

distance 16km Vertical gain +382m Vertical drop -377m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 18.24km Vertical gain +957m Vertical drop -958m duration 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 10.29km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -318m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.8km Vertical gain +833m Vertical drop -824m duration 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.98km Vertical gain +253m Vertical drop -245m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12km Vertical gain +479m Vertical drop -473m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lagnes - 84 - Vaucluse

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

distance 4.93km Vertical gain +325m Vertical drop -318m duration 2h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.72km Vertical gain +819m Vertical drop -819m duration Duration unknown
Starting point Starting 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 Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 7.46km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -207m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

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

distance 7.7km Vertical gain +421m Vertical drop -413m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
distance 7.35km Vertical gain +493m Vertical drop -487m duration 3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 5.34km Vertical gain +152m Vertical drop -148m duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.36km Vertical gain +447m Vertical drop -448m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 9.55km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -186m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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)

distance 11.07km Vertical gain +618m Vertical drop -620m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

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

distance 5.44km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -142m duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Tour of Napoule ( Download : PDF )
Tour of Napoule
distance 6.37km Vertical gain +133m Vertical drop -135m duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mandelieu-la-Napoule - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Easy circular hike leaving from Rague port.

The hike starts by climbing up towards Mont Thurney at the entrance to the Estérel, then going downhill through a dry valley then a forest (eucalyptus and then pine trees) before reaching San Peyre and its 360° orientation table (panoramic view over the Îles de Lérins, Cannes bay and the Mercantour).

Go down through Napoule and then take the coastal path alongside the château until you reach Raguette and Rague beaches.

distance 10.46km Vertical gain +769m Vertical drop -760m duration 4h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

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

distance 12.55km Vertical gain +764m Vertical drop -762m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Figuerolles beach
distance 10.76km Vertical gain +281m Vertical drop -281m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

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

The National Forest of the Colle du Rouët and the Trou de Gournié waterfall on the river Endre
distance 9.66km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -66m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Muy - 83 - Var

A pleasant walk letting you discover the National Forest of the Colle du Rouët, the Trou de Gournié, also called Cascade de l'Endre and the river Endre.

Walking La Montagnette ( Download : PDF )
distance 14.2km Vertical gain +154m Vertical drop -155m duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tarascon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

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

distance 11.92km Vertical gain +685m Vertical drop -679m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Estoublon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Very beautiful hike to do between April and October.

distance 10.82km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sorgues - 84 - Vaucluse

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

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
distance 3.2km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -87m duration 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
distance 8.04km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -238m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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 )
distance 13.14km Vertical gain +595m Vertical drop -590m duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.87km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -512m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.