Based on Government guidance, all forms of hiking are currently prohibited in the U.K. :

While waiting for better days, you can trace your next hikes or share new ones to all hikers !

Cap Sicié ridge

A truely beautiful balcony hike between sea and mountains towards Cape Sicié arriving at Notre-Dame de la Garde or du Mai
360 ° view.

Technical sheet
No. 90754
A Six-Fours-les-Plages walk posted on 30/11/14 by squale1953. Update : 14/01/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.71mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1385ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1404ft
Highest point Highest point : 1079ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 118ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Six-Fours-les-Plages (83140)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.067721° / E 5.809379°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3346OT
Download : -


Very easy parking at chemin de la Lèque (1).
To avoid walking on the road and to enjoy the scenery by the sea, enter the pine forest to reach the path alongside the cliff. When you arrive at a fence, turn left onto the road. (2)
Continue on the road which is the coastal footpath (yellow waymarks) and turn right at the intersection.
Ignore the trails and road to the left and right, they lead to homes.
Go straight ahead to the gate (3).
Follow the trail leaving the other paths on the left and right.
When you get to the edge of the cliff, continue on the left until you get to an intersection (4).
To the right is a more athletic trail (my choice because it is easier uphill than down).
This balcony trail will take you to a beautiful landscape between sea and mountains, and the (5) to a spring and wash house.
The (6) offers a climb to Cape Sicié over 560m in length and a drop of 150m.
At the top (7) turn right, passing under the television relay station to access the Notre-Dame du Mai chapel with a 360 ° panoramic view.
To get back take the Ridge path (chemin de Crête) (7) to reach the (4) and back to the vehicles using the same route as when starting.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 144ft - Parking
1 : mi 0.4 - alt. 190ft - Road
2 : mi 1.1 - alt. 318ft - Fence
3 : mi 2.12 - alt. 545ft - Intersection with different difficulty options
4 : mi 2.57 - alt. 561ft - Spring
5 : mi 3.06 - alt. 525ft - A climb under the pylon
6 : mi 3.29 - alt. 951ft - Television relay station
7 : mi 3.49 - alt. 1050ft - View point
D/A : mi 6.71 - alt. 144ft

Useful Information

Caution : more athlectic track between (6) and (7)

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3346OT.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Other walks in the area

A circular walk of the Janas via Notre-Dame du Mai
distance 9.36mi Vertical gain +3104ft Vertical drop -3100ft Durée 6h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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 Cap Sicié and the sea.

distance 8.84mi Vertical gain +3009ft Vertical drop -3009ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

This active route will take you through the Croupatier to the Baou de Quatre Ouro, one of the four "Toulonais brothers". Paths and ledges where you have to use your hands, passages with ropes, discover the main caves of the massif, where the famous caves of the Château du Diable make the route more interesting.

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1880ft Durée 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 3.09mi Vertical gain +1119ft Vertical drop -1096ft Durée 2h15 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.

The Cuves du Destel
distance 3.25mi Vertical gain +1050ft Vertical drop -1030ft Durée 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 7mi Vertical gain +1736ft Vertical drop -1755ft Durée 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 7.9mi Vertical gain +1581ft Vertical drop -1532ft Durée 4h45 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 6.97mi Vertical gain +2244ft Vertical drop -2231ft Durée 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.