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Walking The Lower Verdon Gorges ( Download : )
distance 5.96mi Vertical gain +814ft Vertical drop -843ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +643ft Vertical drop -617ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aups - 83 - Var

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

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 4.98mi Vertical gain +1591ft Vertical drop -1568ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 6.91mi Vertical gain +866ft Vertical drop -873ft Durée 3h55 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 Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 4.63mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

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

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +1112ft Vertical drop -1115ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montaud (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Easy walk on this “tooth” overlooking the Isère valley and offering an interesting view over the east foothills of Chartreuse.

Walking The Mont Grêle lookout ( Download : )
distance 8.94mi Vertical gain +2854ft Vertical drop -2854ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Attignat-Oncin - 73 - Savoie

The Mont Grêle lookout point and Archelle’s summit.
Mont Grêle is a peak that is visible from the valley of Chambéry and the Aiguebelette region.
It is easily spotted thanks to or because of the pylons that are installed at the top. Up close, these towers have still look great, but they do not alone justify the purpose of the tour, which is interesting because it offers views over Lake Aiguebelette and Chartreuse.

Snowshoeing The Cross on the Alp ( Download : )
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +2927ft Vertical drop -2913ft Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

A lovely with snowshoes, with a beautiful view of the Alpine peaks at its height. Note that this hike can be done in all seasons.

distance 7.48mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1490ft Durée 4h45 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.

Walking The Combe de Curnier ( Download : )
The Combe de Curnier
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +2096ft Vertical drop -2110ft Durée 4h30 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.

distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +2690ft Vertical drop -2671ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châtelus (Isère) - 38 - Isère

Very nice hike without any difficulty, with stunning views of the Pas des Voutes, Pas de la Charmate and Pas de l'Allier.

distance 7.09mi Vertical gain +2451ft Vertical drop -2454ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +627ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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...)

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +3094ft Vertical drop -3091ft Durée 8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A long hike across the Vercors Highlands ("Hauts Plateaux du Vercors"), to reach the Grand Veymont. Breath-taking view of the entire Vercors massif and Mont Aiguille.

distance 6.43mi Vertical gain +2277ft Vertical drop -2323ft Durée 4h55 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.

Walking Mont Ventoux - le Rat ( Download : )
distance 5.93mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -607ft Durée 3h15 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)

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
distance 5.31mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1552ft Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buis-les-Baronnies - 26 - Drôme

From Buis-les-Baronnies, walk around the Rocher Saint-Julien enjoying the views of the Baronnies and Mont Ventoux.

Walking La Clusaz - Village tour ( Download : )
distance 2.3mi Vertical gain +686ft Vertical drop -715ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Short, easy route to discover the beautiful village of La Clusaz from different perspectives.
Follow the signs for the “Tour du Village".

distance 7.94mi Vertical gain +2539ft Vertical drop -2533ft Durée 5h50 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.

distance 8.92mi Vertical gain +1467ft Vertical drop -1470ft Durée 5h25 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 1.99mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 1h10 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.

distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +2411ft Vertical drop -2431ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A short drive from St Dalmas le Selvage you will find this beautiful walk through meadows, woodland and up to rocky peaks.

distance 15.45mi Vertical gain +4580ft Vertical drop -4580ft Durée 11h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A beautiful walk to a secret valley with a lush green meadow surrounded by rocky mountain peaks.

Walking The Curé passage ( Download : )
distance 10.65mi Vertical gain +2946ft Vertical drop -4252ft Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

Walking Valpréveyre - Lago Verde ( Download : )
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -1654ft Durée 5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +2444ft Vertical drop -2444ft Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 10.56mi Vertical gain +5614ft Vertical drop -6142ft Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oberems - Valais

Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.

Walking Mount Rachais from Frette ( Download : )
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +1040ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Quaix-en-Chartreuse - 38 - Isère

Mount Rachais, from the hamlet of Frette, situated on its far northern side.

distance 7.28mi Vertical gain +2687ft Vertical drop -2687ft Durée 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!

distance 6.18mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -958ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Les Déserts - 73 - Savoie

A circuit from Féclaz to the Nivolet Cross overlooking Chambéry.

Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 9.51mi Vertical gain +1375ft Vertical drop -1352ft Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treffort - 38 - Isère

This is a hike that starts with a ferry crossing.
The objective is to take the two elegant bridges.
The first bridge crosses the Drac.
The second bridge crosses the Ebron.
Satisfactory markings.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : )
Le Grammont
distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -3999ft Durée 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

Walking Lac du Vuert ( Download : )
distance 8.52mi Vertical gain +2920ft Vertical drop -2890ft Durée 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.

distance 7.09mi Vertical gain +2789ft Vertical drop -2762ft Durée 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.

Walking Tour d'AÏ ( Download : )
distance 6.04mi Vertical gain +2808ft Vertical drop -2802ft Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

distance 8.56mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2182ft Durée 5h50 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.

Walking Tour de Mayen ( Download : )
Tour de Mayen
distance 8.07mi Vertical gain +2792ft Vertical drop -2785ft Durée 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point 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.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 7.31mi Vertical gain +2421ft Vertical drop -2398ft Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bézaudun-sur-Bîne - 26 - Drôme

A circular walk on Couspeau mountain, with the summit of the Grand Delmas offering views over the surrounding mountains, particularly the 3 Becs.

distance 7.72mi Vertical gain +2392ft Vertical drop -2395ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in L'Escarène - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

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

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1824ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 5h00 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.

distance 3.46mi Vertical gain +2205ft Vertical drop -2205ft Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A climb to the highest point of this hike around the Chambeyron mountain range, at over 3000 metres in altitude. A summit offering an unobstructed view over Queyras and the neighbouring mountain ranges. A downhill route allowing a well-deserved rest by a lake.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (1) Fouillouse - Refuge du Chambeyron
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +2484ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

First stage around the Chambeyron Mountain Range which, after a steady climb, takes you to the shelter with the same name. You'll end up in a breath-taking setting, at the foot of Brec de Chambeyron.

Walking Croce Chabriere ( Download : )
distance 5.04mi Vertical gain +2989ft Vertical drop -2959ft Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

A loop through the Serre-Brion and Morta passes starting from Bourgmenu
distance 7.89mi Vertical gain +4304ft Vertical drop -4304ft Durée 7h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Andéol (Isère) - 38 - Isère

A vertiginous and rarely-taken loop, where you come across ibexes and chamois at every hairpin bend. Make sure you always have 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. It is best to start your hike early in the morning so that snow is still hard when reaching this couloir.

The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 5.25mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1070ft Durée 5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manigod - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A very beautiful hike on snowshoes which takes you through completely wild areas covered in pure white snow.

distance 4.07mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Martin-en-Vercors - 26 - Drôme

A walk of discovery from Vercors in a loop between the cliffs, forest and meadow. Small height change.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 4.93mi Vertical gain +2730ft Vertical drop -2710ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Bernard (Isère) - 38 - Isère

The "Passage de l'Aulp du Seuil" ("Aulp du Seuil" passing): this hike is one of the most beautiful hikes of the Chartreuse massif.

distance 9.33mi Vertical gain +1394ft Vertical drop -3730ft Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

distance 8.53mi Vertical gain +2740ft Vertical drop -3396ft Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

This stage gives you a frontline view over Monte Viso on one side and Pô prairie (plaine du Pô) on the other. Then a climb through Vallanta's small green valley.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +3701ft Vertical drop -3684ft Durée 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.