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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 The Rocher de Roquebrune ( Download : )
The Rocher de Roquebrune
distance 4mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -971ft Durée 2h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Roquebrune-sur-Argens - 83 - Var

A short but energetic walk that is exposed towards the end. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Rocher de Roquebrune with its famous ochre colours.

distance 7.14mi Vertical gain +3330ft Vertical drop -3317ft Durée 6h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Puyloubier - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

An energetic loop in Sainte-Victoire leaving from the Saint-Ser car park. The climb up goes via the east of the Bau de l'Aigle and the descent back down is via the 'Pas du Clapier'.

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.

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 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 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...)

The ochre trails of Mormoiron
distance 6.85mi Vertical gain +817ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 3h50 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.

Walking Gorges de Véroncle ( Download : )
distance 3.62mi Vertical gain +994ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 2h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The walk starts near Gordes (listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France) and passes through the Véroncle gorge to Murs and its castle.
A very pleasant, energetic walk in the ravine of the Véroncle gorges, discovering the remains of old mills from different periods along the way.
There are a few ladders and ropes, and an old sluice shaft that cannot be avoided.

distance 9.95mi Vertical gain +1309ft Vertical drop -1286ft Durée 5h45 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.

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.

distance 7.91mi Vertical gain +1588ft Vertical drop -1591ft Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Collobrières - 83 - Var

A walk through the crests of the Maures forest.
A breathtaking landscape taking in the Mediterranean and the Alps.

Walking The Colorado of Rustrel ( Download : )
distance 3.21mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rustrel - 84 - Vaucluse

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

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 Aureille lookout tower ( Download : )
distance 5.06mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -666ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The highlight of the walk is the wonderful view from the lookout tower over the Alpilles range, giving superb photo opportunities!

distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +1864ft Vertical drop -1880ft Durée 4h15 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 3.9mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 2h20 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.

The Peaks of Cap Roux, Aurelle and Ours via Sainte-Baume Chapel
distance 12.16mi Vertical gain +3127ft Vertical drop -3117ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike in the Esterel Massif where you can discover Sainte Baume and its chapel and the beautiful viewpoint on Cap Roux peak, and then reach Ours Peak going via Aurelle Peak.

Walking On the heights of Velleron ( Download : )
distance 3.52mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -443ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Velleron - 84 - Vaucluse

A short family walk on the heights of Velleron to discover numerous dry-stone terraces in reasonably good condition.

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.

The Watchtower by the North Slope in Les Baux-de-Provence
distance 4.99mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -676ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A circuit on the north slope of the Alpilles on good tracks nice, overlooking cross-shaded valleys and ridges that offer views on all sides of the Alpilles. The view goes far beyond this. The tour starts with a track which “keeps its cards close to its chest”. Apart from the return by the GR 6, you will meet few if any other people on this route that is far off the beaten track.

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 8.96mi Vertical gain +1106ft Vertical drop -1099ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike starting from Ventabren Village, heading downhill and crossing Arc River to head up the hill on the other side reaching a stunning panoramic view over Mont Ventoux, Eguilles Village, the Aqueduc de Roquefavour Bridge, Sainte-Victoire Mountain and l'Etoile mountain range with the Pilon du Roi.

distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +341ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A very easy walk. The first part up to the dam, very pleasant and shady. There's not shade on second part until you arrive, so wear hats in sunny weather.
Numerous birds and in particular grey herons, cormorants, swans etc. are visible near the water and on the banks of the Rhone.

distance 4.45mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -597ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cabrières-d'Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A short trail to discover the hidden attractions of the western part of Cabrières d'Avignon: olive groves, vineyards, hills, cedars, the Plague Wall (the "Mur de la Peste")

distance 2.34mi Vertical gain +269ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cabrières-d'Avignon - 84 - Vaucluse

A short trail to discover the hidden attractions of the upper part of Cabrières d'Avignon: the distinctive architecture of the village houses, porticos and dry-stone walls, fountains and wash-houses, the cedar forest. It also includes Léopold Truc's "paradise", stone shelters ("bories") and olive groves.

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.

distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -984ft Durée 3h00 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

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 Tour around Dramont ( Download : )
distance 2.73mi Vertical gain +367ft Vertical drop -377ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

A very nice short walk that with beautiful views of the bay of Agay and the Esterel massif.

Paty lake and chapel via le Barroux
distance 8.18mi Vertical gain +1211ft Vertical drop -1211ft Durée 4h50 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 4.37mi Vertical gain +2415ft Vertical drop -2398ft Durée 4h05 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A physical loop hike along Sainte-Victoire, a climb to Prieuré Sainte-Victoire / Croix de Provence through Bau Cézanne and going back through "le Gouffre de Garagaï" and "les deux Aiguilles".

Sommet des Fourcats (Fourcats Peak)
distance 9.62mi Vertical gain +2375ft Vertical drop -2398ft Durée 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Robion - 84 - Vaucluse

Excellent walk with an amazing uphill trail to "Les Rochers de Baude" leading to the ridges of the "Luberon plateau"

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!