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distance 5.18mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -876ft duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

Walking The Giens peninsula ( Download : PDF )
The Giens peninsula
distance 6.27mi Vertical gain +935ft Vertical drop -938ft duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hyères - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike around the Giens peninsula by the beach path.

distance 7.79mi Vertical gain +558ft Vertical drop -574ft duration 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 83 - Var

A small lake and its dam, sandy beaches and rocks and, finally, a trail with a 360° view of the surrounding landscape.

A walk that takes the coastal path for a section between the beautiful beach of Estagnol and Fort Brégançon.

The ochre trails of Mormoiron
distance 6.85mi Vertical gain +817ft Vertical drop -804ft duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mormoiron - 84 - Vaucluse

Take a walk between Mormoiron and Villes-sur-Auzon on the trails of old ochre quarries.

distance 8.16mi Vertical gain +827ft Vertical drop -827ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carcès - 83 - Var

This hike will visit the village of Carcés, Carcés Lake and the splendid Caramy Falls. Best in the spring when the water flow is stronger.
You also will take a part of the path of Saint Jacques de Compostela.

Walking The Alpilles ridge ( Download : PDF )
distance 9.62mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1411ft duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 6mi Vertical gain +938ft Vertical drop -896ft duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Amidst sea, cliffs and rail roads, a beautiful active hike, emphasized by the horns of small passing trains, and an amazing little beach during the journey!
Experienced on May 1st, 2013, having the first bathe of the year at the Everine's beach!

distance 7.07mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -1001ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

A very enjoyable loop on the peninsula of Bauduen alongside Lake Sainte Croix.

distance 6.75mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2136ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -725ft duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer - 83 - Var

Beautiful loop between the vineyards and the coastal path with magnificent panoramic views.

distance 8.56mi Vertical gain +2336ft Vertical drop -2343ft duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Beaumont-du-Ventoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A beautiful round trip leading to the summit and back along the crests.

distance 5.18mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -814ft duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tourves - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike in the hills of Tourves.
A remarkable view over the Saint-Maximin plains and the mountain La Loube.
Wonderful opportunity to discover and tour the Saint-Probace Chapel

distance 6.21mi Vertical gain +3980ft Vertical drop -3996ft duration 5h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +965ft Vertical drop -951ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Tholonet - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A lovely walk which includes a chance to see Cézanne’s Windmill, to discover the ancient ruins of the Roman aqueduct and its waterfall and the Zola dam. In the distance you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire.

distance 3.8mi Vertical gain +686ft Vertical drop -702ft duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oppedette - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A beautiful loop around the Calavon Gorges from the village of Oppedette.

distance 4.3mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -768ft duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point 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.

Walking The Véroncle mills ( Download : PDF )
The Véroncle mills
distance 6.21mi Vertical gain +1017ft Vertical drop -988ft duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The route leads up the Véroncle canyon then down the south-facing slopes of the Monts de Vaucluse.

distance 9.95mi Vertical gain +1309ft Vertical drop -1286ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hiking in the Alpilles, starting from the Eyguières bullring.
A quiet start among olive trees and cicadas at the foot of the Opies.
You'll discover the old Romanière sheep pens.
The ascent starts on a beautiful path through the maquis and ends with a little climb to finish at the Tour de Guet where a magnificent 360° view awaits you.
You can also visit the vestiges of Villa Gallo Romaine.

Walking The Arfuyen Ridges ( Download : PDF )
The Arfuyen Ridges
distance 9.38mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1890ft duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Barroux - 84 - Vaucluse

Starting from Sainte-Madeleine Abbey at Barroux, this is quite a wild route offering many views over Mont Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the surrounding plains.

distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +1345ft Vertical drop -1352ft duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Ciotat - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hike exploring the sights and features of Cape Canaille.

distance 7.5mi Vertical gain +495ft Vertical drop -512ft duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Leaving from Ventabren, a walk in the surrounding hills and then along the Canal de Marseille and ending at the Aqueduc de Roquefavour.

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1880ft duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 6.91mi Vertical gain +866ft Vertical drop -873ft duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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 Caderaou Balcony (le balcon de Caderaou)
distance 7.57mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -794ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike along the balcony with superb views of the Etang de Berre (a small inland sea called Lake Berre).

distance 7.79mi Vertical gain +1020ft Vertical drop -1020ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

Walk up Vaumale valley along a beautiful trail equipped with climbing aids and then come back down the wilder and less rocky Lioux valley.

distance 7.5mi Vertical gain +837ft Vertical drop -840ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the dry stone sheepfolds to the west of the Lure mountains.

Glanum and the Alpilles ridges
distance 4.8mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -719ft duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Starting from the site of the Antiques de Glanum, a beautiful climb in the valley of Saint Clerg, which serves as a botanical trail, up to the ridges and back down to Lake Peiroou or Peirou, on the IGN map.

N.B.!: the short technical part with cables and some metal steps fixed into the rock that allows you to cross the rock above Lake Peiroou has been temporarily closed for safety reasons.

distance 9.55mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -682ft duration 4h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point 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.

Walking Sainte-Baume ( Download : PDF )
Sainte-Baume
distance 8.26mi Vertical gain +1732ft Vertical drop -1736ft duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

Walk on the ridge of Sainte-Baume after visiting the Cave of Mary Magdalene.

distance 7.33mi Vertical gain +548ft Vertical drop -522ft duration 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mouriès - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pretty hike in this area of the Alpilles to discover the white cliffs of "Caisses de Jean Jean", the "Caisses de Servanne," the Castellas ridges and its viewpoints, and a walk along Servanne golf course in Mouriès.

distance 9.52mi Vertical gain +1017ft Vertical drop -988ft duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Starting from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a beautiful walk along large, clearly-marked, shady trails. Beautiful viewpoints over the Alpilles, the village and the château des Baux-de-Provence.
The fragrant plants of the South and also pines and even cedars.

distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +1860ft Vertical drop -1886ft duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gigondas - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Lioux - The Madeleine cliff
distance 8.02mi Vertical gain +1119ft Vertical drop -1115ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lioux - 84 - Vaucluse

Circuit around Lioux returning through the Madeleine cliffs, with fine views of the Vaucluse ranges.

distance 3.21mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -305ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

A colourful visit to a place known as the Colorado of Provence.

distance 8.37mi Vertical gain +2175ft Vertical drop -2172ft duration 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

distance 7.48mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1490ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Escragnolles - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

Superb hiking in the back-country of Grasse.
On the program, megaliths, magnificent viewing points over the entire coast (in clear weather) and to finish, a superb waterfall in an exceptional setting.

distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -597ft duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bagnols-en-Forêt - 83 - Var

A stroll in an exceptional place, discovering the gorges of the river Blavet and the cave of Mueron which was inhabited in the Bronze Age.
Ideal in summer and on warmer days, avoid periods of heavy rain.

distance 4.51mi Vertical gain +1099ft Vertical drop -1099ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Solliès-Ville - 83 - Var

A nice climb to the top of Coudon (altitude 702 m) near Toulon.

distance 4.09mi Vertical gain +1073ft Vertical drop -1050ft 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 6.22mi Vertical gain +1732ft Vertical drop -1726ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pégomas - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

An ideal route if you love Mimosa: from start to finish, this loop takes you through mimosa and eucalyptus plantations.

No particular technical difficulty. Be careful, if there has been a lot of rain in the days preceding your walk, the paths may be very muddy.

distance 7.96mi Vertical gain +2034ft Vertical drop -2064ft duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aubagne - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit following in Marcel Pagnol's footsteps, passing by the Baume du Plantier (Manon’s Cave) then reaching the legendary Garlaban. The return journey passes by the peak of Taoumé and Grosibou Cave and ending with the Vallon de Passe-Temps.

Paty lake and chapel via le Barroux
distance 8.18mi Vertical gain +1211ft Vertical drop -1211ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Caromb - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike against the backdrop of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, taking you through the village of Barroux to admire the castle and the beautiful views of the valley. The walk then continues past Paty lake and chapel.

distance 8.75mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1132ft duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
distance 13.62mi Vertical gain +4744ft Vertical drop -4718ft duration 9h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Beautiful climb up the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux from the hamlet of Sainte Colombe 4 km from Bédoin.

distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -984ft duration 2h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to the coves (calques) of Luminy estate in Marseille with exceptional views

distance 6.04mi Vertical gain +2608ft Vertical drop -2592ft duration 4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.08mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -610ft duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.44mi Vertical gain +374ft Vertical drop -358ft duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1867ft Vertical drop -1860ft 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 5.74mi Vertical gain +2096ft Vertical drop -2110ft 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.