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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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park at Fort Saint-Antoine on the road that climbs up to the Mont Faron, West of Toulon.
(D) Take the asphalt road for 500 m up to the first red and white barrier on the right, and follow the track that descends in the direction of the quarry (1) . Follow the yellow markers (a single line).
Take the first path on the left (2)and walk on the raised section of the quarry.
At the end of this trail (be careful of vertigo), take the poorly marked, upward trail.
This climbs steeply up to a small wall.(3)
Climb this wall and take the track in the middle that continues through the valley.
Ignore the trail to the left (5)(4) and arrive at the asphalt road.
Turn left and then right on the track, and continue up to the Saint Vincent hut.
After the cabin turn left on the upward track.
Arrive at the fountain (6), turn left, cross the road and climb the track in the direction of the Caserne du Centre.
When you get to the tank,(7)climb the track still in the direction of the barracks (Caserne).
Make a return trip to the barracks. There's a beautiful viewing point over North Toulon.
Take the track in the direction of the Parc zoologique. Pass the zoo and take the track in the direction of the Memorial.
Take the first right(8) on the Sentier des Crêtes and the follow it to get to the Memorial.
Enjoy the viewing point over West Toulon.
Resume the asphalt road to the right and immediately after the cable car station, take the trail down to the left.(9)
Continue on this trail which runs along the road.
This trail winds down and crosses the road several times.
You'll arrive at the fire-fighters' track, where you turn left.
You'll get back to the vehicles after the reservoirs.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 512ft
1 : mi 0.27 - alt. 646ft - Track with yellow markers
2 : mi 0.41 - alt. 610ft - Trail on the quarry
3 : mi 0.65 - alt. 617ft
4 : mi 0.77 - alt. 797ft - Muret
5 : mi 1.47 - alt. 1063ft - Cable car
6 : mi 2.51 - alt. 1378ft - Saint-Vincent hut
7 : mi 3.15 - alt. 1686ft - Fountain
8 : mi 3.29 - alt. 1729ft
9 : mi 4.18 - alt. 1660ft - Tank
10 : mi 4.39 - alt. 1772ft
11 : mi 4.84 - alt. 1637ft - Sentier des Crêtes
12 : mi 5.91 - alt. 1447ft
13 : mi 6.94 - alt. 807ft
D/A : mi 7.9 - alt. 541ft
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Extraordinary view over Europe's most beautiful bay.
The Mémorial du Débarquement en Povence (Provence landing memorial).
Fauverie/zoo of Mont Faron.
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