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Walking Espingo Lake ( Download : )
distance 7.24mi Vertical gain +3727ft Vertical drop -3701ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oô - 31 - Haute-Garonne

On the trail of the GR10, the Granges d’Astau and Espingo Lake, via Lake Oô.

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.

Walking Grand Tour of Lac Pavin ( Download : )
distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -735ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A Grand Tour of the beautiful and mysterious Lac Pavin, passing by the Puy de Montchal and the Creux de Soucy chasm.

Walking La Dôle from Les Dappes ( Download : )
La Dôle from Les Dappes
distance 4.16mi Vertical gain +1424ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Prémanon - 39 - Jura

Without doubt, the shortest path up to the summit of La Dôle (1677m altitude) from the French side of the border. In good weather, the views are breathtaking and go on for over 250km: from the Swiss Alps to Mont Blanc and on to the Vanoise and the Ecrins, all of this with plunging views down over Geneva and its lake.

Morgat: circuit around Cap de la Chèvre
distance 14.82mi Vertical gain +2195ft Vertical drop -2175ft Durée 8h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Crozon - 29 - Finistère

Beautiful tour largely on the coastal path (GR34), via Cap de la Chèvre, which overlooks the bay of Douarnenez.

Puy de Sancy through the Chaudefour valley
distance 10.15mi Vertical gain +2976ft Vertical drop -2982ft Durée 7h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chambon-sur-Lac - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

The very secretive and beautiful Chaudefour valley is a classified natural site, closed up by the steep contours of a glacial cirque. Peaks, needles, plumbs are as many natural defences for an intact and preserved valley.

distance 4.3mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -768ft Durée 2h40 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.

Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -1004ft Durée 2h50 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 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 7.45mi Vertical gain +1572ft Vertical drop -1552ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lagnes - 84 - Vaucluse

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

Walking The Saut du Doubs ( Download : )
distance 6.43mi Vertical gain +1217ft Vertical drop -1224ft Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villers-le-Lac - 25 - Doubs

This hike is a marvellous way to explore the beautiful Saut du Doubs.

distance 6.02mi Vertical gain +942ft Vertical drop -932ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

distance 7.02mi Vertical gain +633ft Vertical drop -636ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Camaret-sur-Mer - 29 - Finistère

A wonderful stroll on the Crozon peninsula. Between steep cliffs, sandy beaches and megalith alignments, one of the most beautiful walks in Brittany.

distance 32.19mi Vertical gain +8064ft Vertical drop -8064ft Durée 21h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Falgoux - 15 - Cantal

A beautiful three-day hike, sleeping in a bivouac, with interesting variations in altitude.

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.

distance 4.57mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -676ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corbès - 30 - Gard

An easy walk with few real difficulties offering stunning panoramic views of the valleys of the Gardon in Saint-Jean and Mialet. On the trip you can discover the concretions and gours of the Grotte de Valaurie (300m of underground galleries) if the entrance is still open.

distance 5.4mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gruissan - 11 - Aude

A pleasant hike in the Massif de la Clape with beautiful views and a visit of the Chapel of Auzils and its marine cemetery.

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.

distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +1017ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

The ridges of the Petites and Grandes Dentelles de Montmirail
distance 4.56mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1598ft Durée 3h30 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.

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.

distance 6.75mi Vertical gain +2159ft Vertical drop -2136ft Durée 5h00 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 4.53mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Avon - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

It is a short, relatively easy circuit exploring some curiosities of the forest of Fontainebleau around the Avon SNCF train station, namely the views over the Croix du Calvaire, the Sponge Rock, Denecourt Tower and fountains. One could also call it the fountain circuit.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
distance 9.42mi Vertical gain +784ft Vertical drop -778ft Durée 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.
N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude. It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -262ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 26 - Drôme

A family-friendly trail that explores the troglodyte village of Barry, one of the finest and largest in France.

Walking The Colombières Gorges ( Download : )
distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +2287ft Vertical drop -2303ft Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Colombières-sur-Orb - 34 - Hérault

An exceptional circular walk above the torrent of Arles where you can discover a cave dwelling and a superb Cervennes collection in the hamlet of Fage.

Walking Walk in the Alpilles ( Download : )
distance 9.52mi Vertical gain +1017ft Vertical drop -988ft Durée 5h15 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.

A tour of the Cap d'Antibes
distance 3.08mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 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.

Walking Holzarté footbridge ( Download : )
Holzarté footbridge
distance 7.56mi Vertical gain +2697ft Vertical drop -2703ft Durée 5h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Larrau - 64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques

A circuit a dozen or so kilometres long in a green area among forests, streams and waterfalls.
And especially crossing the Holzarté bridge which is the headline event of this quite demanding hike. If it is too physically demanding, you can turn around once you have seen the bridge.

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 14.93mi Vertical gain +682ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Long but very nice hike station to station in the Forest of Fontainebleau. It goes through several viewpoints, ponds, little known corners, stunning scenery.

distance 2.75mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Chaptes - 30 - Gard

This short route through the village of Saint-Chaptes in the Gard allows you to discover the rocks sculpted in open garrigue and also gives you a view over the village, its old narrow streets and its castle.

The Dolmen of Bois Couturier
distance 5.71mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -187ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wy-dit-Joli-Village - 95 - Val-d'Oise

The French Vexin region has numerous megalithic sites dating from the late third millennium B.C. This walk gives you the chance to visit a dolmen in a perfect state of preservation. As you stroll through the fields and woods, you will also be able to see some lovely churches and castles.

Walking Lakes and pastures ( Download : )
distance 6.83mi Vertical gain +1529ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Soultzeren - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A beautiful hike that takes you up to the “Gazons”, the famous pastures of the Hautes Vosges, and along the steep slopes overlooking the magnificent cirques where the lakes of Lac Vert and Lac du Forlet lie. All of this is situated at an altitude and in landscapes that are reminiscent of the Alps.

distance 5.41mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burnhaupt-le-Bas - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Along this trail of bunkers, explore fortifications dating back to the First World War, built by the German army. After the fighting in the summer and autumn of 1914, the Haute-Alsace front stabilised on along the line of Cernay-Dannemarie. The commune of Burnhaupt-le-Bas remains on the German side. In December 1914 and January 1915, the French offensive in this sector regularly broke the German lines at the cost of many lives.

Walking Tour of Napoule ( Download : )
Tour of Napoule
distance 3.96mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -443ft Durée 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.

The Nesque River gorges from Monieux
distance 5.17mi Vertical gain +1257ft Vertical drop -1240ft Durée 3h30 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.

Walking The Pointe de Plougrescant ( Download : )
distance 8.36mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plougrescant - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

The Pointe de Plougrescant is recognised around the world due to Castel-Meur: the house between the rocks. The hike starts at Saint-Gonery Chapel, equally famous for its crooked lead bell tower. The hike continues via the Baie de l'Enfer where you can admire the Jaudy estuary, then on to Pointe du Château - the most northerly point of this route - to see Castel Meur (private property) and finally to discover the gulf before returning to the departure point along the west coast of the point.

Walking The Gardon Gorges ( Download : )
The Gardon Gorges
distance 7.06mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.

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.

distance 7.42mi Vertical gain +1660ft Vertical drop -1680ft Durée 4h50 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.

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 4.09mi Vertical gain +1073ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 2h50 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 9.27mi Vertical gain +1854ft Vertical drop -1860ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

Start and finish at the Col de Bramont.
This route will let you discover the Lac des Corbeaux from the Belvédère de la Roche du Lac 200m above it.
The view is stunning and its the perfect place for a snack!
A trail takes you down to the lake. It doesn't cross the embankment, but takes you round the lake on a pleasant, shady trail.
Return to the Col de Bramont via the Étang de Sèchemer.
A very beautiful circuit that's not too difficult, although very steep.

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...)

distance 11.2mi Vertical gain +1302ft Vertical drop -1316ft Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cléden-Cap-Sizun - 29 - Finistère

A walk between the famous Pointe du Van and Pointe du Raz, passing through the Baie des Trépassés.