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

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

Walking Tour of Napoule (Download : PDF)
Tour of Napoule
Distance6.37km Vertical gain+133m Vertical drop-135m Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The National Forest of the Colle du Rouët and the Trou de Gournié waterfall on the river Endre
Distance9.66km Vertical gain+65m Vertical drop-66m Duration2h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Marseilleveyre from the start of the Goudes
Distance5.91km Vertical gain+468m Vertical drop-475m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A very pleasant walk with magnificent, panoramic views of Marseille from the top of Béouveyre and Marseilleveyre.

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

Above the Aups via The Peirière
Distance7.13km Vertical gain+196m Vertical drop-188m 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.

Distance9.83km Vertical gain+305m Vertical drop-305m Duration3h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var

A nice tour from Sainte-Anne passing by different juniper kilns producing lime and pitch.

The Lombards trail via the ridge
Distance7.58km Vertical gain+156m Vertical drop-152m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A ridge walk starting off the beaten track, with views over the south of the Alpilles. A climb through an almost untouched valley to join the ridge trail, offering panoramic views of the north.

Aureille to Eygualières
Distance17.96km Vertical gain+376m Vertical drop-368m Duration6h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pleasant walk through the Alpilles.
Not particularly difficult, this is a hike that is excellent for beginners.
Nevertheless, there are beautiful stretches, commanding views and surprising natural displays of surprise and vigour.

From Tourris to the Revest lake viewpoint
Distance4.42km Vertical gain+80m Vertical drop-82m Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A walk through holm oaks to the Revest lake viewpoint passing by a cave which can be visited.

A loop hike from Ventabren to L'Aqueduc de Roquefavour
Distance14.43km Vertical gain+337m Vertical drop-335m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike starting from Ventabren Village, heading downhill and crossing Arc River to head up the hill on the other side reaching a stunning panoramic view over Mont Ventoux, Eguilles Village, the Aqueduc de Roquefavour Bridge, Sainte-Victoire Mountain and l'Etoile mountain range with the Pilon du Roi.

Under the 'Castillon barres' from the Castelet camp.
Distance5.64km Vertical gain+71m Vertical drop-72m Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
Climbing up and around Mont Caume (804m)
Distance11.23km Vertical gain+684m Vertical drop-680m Duration4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Perched at an altitude of 800 metres, Mont Caume is one of the four Toulonais brothers which surround Toulon. It is certainly the highest; its summit is very dry as it's very exposed to winds and fluctuations in weather.
All these factors make ascending Mont Caume essential and well worth it.
The hike suggested here enables you to go all the way round the mountain and combines the pleasures of a very active route with the joys of a pretty much complete visit to both its summit and its slopes.

Croupatier Cave via Le Broussan
Distance7.5km Vertical gain+231m Vertical drop-236m Duration2h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Évenos - 83 - Var

Leaving from Garde Pass, a beautiful hike through the Croupatier massif.

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.

Bau Rous, Caves and Dent du Chat, leaving from La Ciotat
Distance5.95km Vertical gain+255m Vertical drop-251m Duration2h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Tour of Carrière du Loin going via Bau Rous, and the Arch and Dent du Chat. Two sections, which are not very well marked and rarely visited, require trousers to be worn.

The Quatre Termes and Baume Brignolle
Distance10.52km Vertical gain+181m Vertical drop-173m 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.

Walking Historical Arles (Download : PDF)
Historical Arles
Distance11.38km Vertical gain+51m Vertical drop-45m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Arles - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Discovering Arles and its numerous Roman monuments and buildings. You can enjoy a short picturesque break along the canal from Arles to Bouc where you can go right up to the famous Van Gogh bridge before returning to the no-less famous bull ring.

Distance10.64km Vertical gain+209m Vertical drop-202m Duration3h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Artigues (Var) - 83 - Var

An alternating view of pasture and fresh forests, this pleasant flat walk will lead you past the Notre Dame d'Esparron chapel and its small cemetery classified as an historical monument.
Crossing the tiny village of Artigues is also surprising. You'll particularly enjoy refilling your water bottles at the communal fountain.
The advantage of this charming loop that it's flat and very manageable, there are only one or two small climbs along the route.

A loop via the Auberge de Pichauris, the Puits de l'Aroumi and the Mont du Marseillais
Distance14.58km Vertical gain+519m Vertical drop-516m Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike through the pines and scrubland of the Massif du Garlaban, so dear to Marcel Pagnol.
Starting from the Pichauris car park, the circuit first leads you to the Puits de l'Aroumi (the wells of Aroumi) then the Mont du Marseillais along beautiful, well marked paths, often along ridges, offering magnificent views over Marseille, Sainte-Victoire, Mont Ventoux and, in good weather, the Préaples de Provence. The intense luminosity of the rocks under the brilliance of the sun will leave no-one indifferent.

Bréche du Mont-Saint-Martin via Sallagriffon
Distance11.41km Vertical gain+747m Vertical drop-748m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Sigale - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

This circuit is ideal on sunny days and a surprising route thanks to the diversity and beauty of the valley, which is still wild. On the northern slope, you'll appreciate the quiet atmosphere of the pine forests and the oaks that dominate the verdant agricultural plain of Sallagriffon, with a panoramic view up to the foothills of the Mercantour mountain range. On the southern slope, you'll appreciate the magnificent mineral landscapes with tremendous views of deep clues carved out by the capricious course of the rivers.

Distance10.14km Vertical gain+104m Vertical drop-106m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Tour around Dramont
Distance4.39km Vertical gain+112m Vertical drop-115m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

A very nice short walk that with beautiful views of the bay of Agay and the Esterel massif.

Mazaugues – Pivaut ice house
Distance14.19km Vertical gain+363m Vertical drop-364m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Mazaugues - 83 - Var

A lovely hike up to Pivaut ice house (1880), which has been beautifully restored.

The Cristayes ridges
Distance14.7km Vertical gain+629m Vertical drop-621m Duration5h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Between marlstone and forests, a hike to the south of Gap.

The southern slope of Le Petit Luberon
Distance15.19km Vertical gain+612m Vertical drop-607m Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Mérindol - 84 - Vaucluse

On the southern slope of Le Petit Luberon, this trail is for experienced hikers due to two steep rises and randomly waymarked trails.

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days
Distance59.78km Vertical gain+4351m Vertical drop-4342m Duration5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 stages.

A beautiful high mountain hike.

Hike over a 5 day period.
An exquisite high mountain trek.

Tour of Brec Chambeyron
Distance19.83km Vertical gain+1509m Vertical drop-1510m Duration9h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A loop around Brec de Chambeyron, leaving from the hamlet of Fouillouse.

The sand caves at Revest-les-Eaux
Distance6.09km Vertical gain+73m Vertical drop-74m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

A natural asset exploited by the local glass industry.
A route through woodland where you will see the remains of dwellings, wells, sand and stone quarries, and former industry, near the derelict hamlet of Les Olivières.

The Dardennes - The Turcos - the Pyramide de Cassini
Distance13.32km Vertical gain+720m Vertical drop-725m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

I went on two walks I found on Visorando: "Le Revest - Tourris Castle" and "Tourris and the Pyramide de Cassini" before finding this itinerary that I'm recommending. The beginning of the first until the departmental road then part of the initial section of the second. Unlike the "Pyramide de Cassini", we discovered a route that's not marked on the maps but which joins the "Chemin des Turcos" in a forested area. A walk with uneven terrain that can be difficult at times.

From the Belle Barbe Pass to the Ravines of the Estérel
Distance16.99km Vertical gain+528m Vertical drop-532m Duration6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Very beautiful hike close to Agay which enables you to discover the Estérel away from the usual routes.

Distance16.08km Vertical gain+237m Vertical drop-237m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Mondragon - 84 - Vaucluse

Sometimes in the woods, sometimes in the vineyards, this walk takes you through the countryside of the Rhone Valley and Mont Ventoux.

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
Distance15.06km Vertical gain+946m Vertical drop-945m Duration6h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Seyne-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

This walk takes you through varied landscapes: undergrowth, ridges, cliffs overlooking the sea, and two hill tops with 360° views of the coast and the mountains. For the more adventurous, an optional athletic route takes you down to the foot of Cape Sicié and the sea.

Sainte-Victoire : Bau Cezanne - Garagai - Deux Aiguilles de l'Anchois
Distance7.06km Vertical gain+750m Vertical drop-745m Duration3h50 Extreme Extreme
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A physical loop hike along Sainte-Victoire, a climb to Prieuré Sainte-Victoire / Croix de Provence through Bau Cézanne and going back through "le Gouffre de Garagaï" and "les deux Aiguilles".

Montagne de la Loube in La Roquebrussane
Distance7.98km Vertical gain+390m Vertical drop-385m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in La Roquebrussanne - 83 - Var

A short route that climbs up to the summit of the Loube mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and Alps. A wonderful walk with every step!

Sainte-Victoire: the Pic des Mouches with a return via the Pas du Clapier
Distance11.5km Vertical gain+1015m Vertical drop-1011m Duration5h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Puyloubier - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

An energetic loop in Sainte-Victoire leaving from the Saint-Ser car park. The climb up goes via the east of the Bau de l'Aigle and the descent back down is via the 'Pas du Clapier'.

Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
Distance5.41km Vertical gain+191m Vertical drop-189m Duration2h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Claviers - 83 - Var

Ascent to the Sainte-Anne Chapel, located 624 m above sea level on the western summit of the Plateau du Puy, passing by the ruins of a Ligurian oppidum. Easy hike in the Provence scrubland and forest (thyme, lavender, rock rose...)

La Montagnette from Saint-Michel de Frigolet Abbey
Distance16.66km Vertical gain+229m Vertical drop-224m Duration5h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tarascon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A peaceful countryside walk, ideal for relaxation.

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

Distance11.91km Vertical gain+784m Vertical drop-784m Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Beautiful loop in the Calanques starting from Callelongue.

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 3
Distance13.66km Vertical gain+1326m Vertical drop-1153m Duration7h05 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

High mountain stage.
Progress within a mineral setting.
A hike up to the highest pass of the trek.
Stunning view over the Pô water sources from "Sentier du Postier."

Distance8.35km Vertical gain+154m Vertical drop-147m Duration2h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Mondragon - 84 - Vaucluse

A walk without too many difficulties and numerous headlands along the route.

Walking Bormes-les-Mimosas (Download : PDF)
Bormes-les-Mimosas
Distance15km Vertical gain+649m Vertical drop-640m Duration5h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

This hike leads around Bormes-les-Mimosas, and the flowering mimosas in particular.

Around Murs via the Grande Blaque
Distance12.67km Vertical gain+291m Vertical drop-286m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Murs (Vaucluse) - 84 - Vaucluse

Lovely hike without much difficulty. After climbing uphill for just under a kilometre, just enough time to reach an altitude of 700 m, where the the panoramic view of Lubéron with its lowlands and further below the valley behind Murs, opens up to you. Just for your enjoyment, this view will last for more than 4 km. The majority of the circular hike is through forest paths.

"Cabanons du Marquis et des Gardes" with a trip back through Vallon de Gendame
Distance16.26km Vertical gain+468m Vertical drop-463m Duration5h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ceyreste - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A long but straight-forward hike overlooking "Baie de la Ciotat" and a beautiful view over Sainte-Baume mountain range and Sainte-Victoire Mountain.

Distance8.06km Vertical gain+585m Vertical drop-589m Duration5h Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This is a walk where you'll find shelter right in the heart of mountain pastures and where you can enjoy a friendly meal ... in very pleasant surroundings.

Loop of the Infernet Ravines and Le Perthus
Distance13.79km Vertical gain+215m Vertical drop-211m Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Above Agay close to the beaches, the fabulous Massif de l'Esterel is the ideal terrain for a comfortable hike, but is always different.

The sheepfold of Peyre Moute
Distance7.49km Vertical gain+604m Vertical drop-610m Duration6h Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Cervières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Circuit opposite the magnificent peak of Rochebrune with an exceptional view of the road of the Col d'Izoard. And besides, there are chamois here!

The Paillon National Forest
Distance12.42km Vertical gain+729m Vertical drop-730m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in L'Escarène - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A bucolic and informative stroll in the back country of Nice.

In the footsteps of the peasant miners of Guisane
Distance3.91km Vertical gain+308m Vertical drop-301m Duration2h Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).