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Walking The Lower Verdon Gorges ( Download : )
distance 9.6km Vertical gain +248m Vertical drop -257m 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 The Trois Becs ( Download : )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +864m Vertical drop -869m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaudière - 26 - Drôme

Visit the Trois Becs, the high points of the Forest of Saou.
Correction: the elevation is 750 m instead of the 1071 m described.

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
Canyon des Gueulards
distance 8.02km Vertical gain +485m Vertical drop -478m 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.

Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 15.3km Vertical gain +419m Vertical drop -412m 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 The Circuit of Bauduen ( Download : )
distance 11.37km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -305m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

A very enjoyable loop on the peninsula of Bauduen alongside Lake Sainte Croix.

distance 10km Vertical gain +1213m Vertical drop -1218m Durée 6h20 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

distance 9.43km Vertical gain +556m Vertical drop -552m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saou - 26 - Drôme

The west summit of Saou forest, which marks the beginning (or end) of this forest.

Walking The Grand Veymont ( Download : )
The Grand Veymont
distance 20.21km Vertical gain +943m Vertical drop -942m 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 13.78km Vertical gain +658m Vertical drop -665m 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 The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
distance 8.68km Vertical gain +638m Vertical drop -639m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lans-en-Vercors - 38 - Isère

This easily accessed summit is located on a ridge between the "Vallée de la Gresse" and the Vercors plateau. It offers a breathtaking view on Belledonne, Les Rousses and a bit further Les Ecrins.

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
Around Rocher Saint-Julien
distance 8.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -473m 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.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +284m Vertical drop -292m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Les Déserts - 73 - Savoie

A circuit from Féclaz to the Nivolet Cross overlooking Chambéry.

distance 12.04km Vertical gain +461m Vertical drop -454m 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.

The sheepfolds of the Contadour
distance 12.07km Vertical gain +294m Vertical drop -294m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the dry stone sheepfolds to the west of the Lure mountains.

distance 7.11km Vertical gain +322m Vertical drop -321m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte - 73 - Savoie

A loop above lake Bourget for a late afternoon walk.
A walk amid historical sites and beautiful viewpoints.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
distance 10.71km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -340m 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.

Sillans-la-Cascad waterfall - the Train des Pignes -the Salernes pool
distance 11.12km Vertical gain +264m Vertical drop -266m 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.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
distance 7.94km Vertical gain +832m Vertical drop -826m 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.

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
distance 11.96km Vertical gain +556m Vertical drop -552m 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.

Mont Ventoux by the southern slopes
distance 21.92km Vertical gain +1446m Vertical drop -1438m Durée 10h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bédoin - 84 - Vaucluse

Beautiful climb up the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux from the hamlet of Sainte Colombe 4 km from Bédoin.

distance 10.54km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -465m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Piégon - 26 - Drôme

In the mountains of the Baronnies, imagine a lost hamlet inhabited by giants... Skeletons with very long shins were found in the crypt of the chapel. They are the source of the name of the locality.

distance 11.03km Vertical gain +509m Vertical drop -509m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treschenu-Creyers - 26 - Drôme

A hike in Drôme and Isère, but starting from the Vercors drômois side.

The Vallon de Combau and the Tête Chevalière at 1951m. A panoramic view over the Trièves valley.
During the months of May and June, the Vallon du Combau is must-visit destination, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna, particularly marmottes.
A relatively easy hike up to the Pas de l'Essaure pass, then a little more difficult.

Walking The Combe de Curnier ( Download : )
The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +639m Vertical drop -643m 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.

Walking Taillefer Ridge ( Download : )
distance 7.19km Vertical gain +448m Vertical drop -444m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Duingt - 74 - Haute-Savoie

An atypical route through bushes and over the lake.

distance 4.69km Vertical gain +332m Vertical drop -323m Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pancrasse - 38 - Isère

Short family-friendly walk with a magnificent view, manageable on foot or on snowshoes.

distance 12.26km Vertical gain +607m Vertical drop -606m Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Estoublon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Very beautiful hike to do between April and October.

distance 10.35km Vertical gain +694m Vertical drop -708m 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 11.14km Vertical gain +820m Vertical drop -814m 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 7.13km Vertical gain +196m Vertical drop -188m 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 14.36km Vertical gain +447m Vertical drop -448m 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.

Walking Mont Ventoux - le Rat ( Download : )
distance 9.55km Vertical gain +179m Vertical drop -185m 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)

The Véris trail in Bauduen
distance 7.46km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -207m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

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

Saracen Caves - Ruins of Béconne
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -344m Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne - 26 - Drôme

The Saracen Caves at the ruins of the old village of Béconne provide a short walk through the woods and fields of lavender and lead you on an enjoyable route among the vestiges of the past and let you indulge your imagination.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +774m Vertical drop -772m 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.

The lower Verdon Gorges in Artignosc
distance 3.2km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -87m 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.

The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 8.46km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -326m 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.

Couspeau mountain: the Grand Delmas
distance 11.76km Vertical gain +738m Vertical drop -731m 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.

In the footsteps of Asterix and Obelix
distance 11.72km Vertical gain +819m Vertical drop -819m 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!

Walking The Mont Grêle lookout ( Download : )
distance 14.38km Vertical gain +870m Vertical drop -870m 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.

distance 6.55km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -305m 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.

Snowshoeing The Cross on the Alp ( Download : )
The Cross on the Alp
distance 10.14km Vertical gain +892m Vertical drop -888m 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 7.72km Vertical gain +314m Vertical drop -308m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Corenc - 38 - Isère

Easy access to Mont Rachais. View over Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grenoble and the Vercors.

The Grand Rocher and the Crêt du Poulet
distance 8.57km Vertical gain +467m Vertical drop -465m Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Theys - 38 - Isère

A stone's throw from town and you're high in the mountains. But pay attention to the risks.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 14.54km Vertical gain +745m Vertical drop -745m 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 10.06km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -342m Durée 4 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thorens-Glières - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Snowshoe circuit on the vast Glières Plateau.
Besides the historical aspect, the Glières Plateau is interesting to visit because the mountains that surround it are strong points of reference.

distance 11.41km Vertical gain +747m Vertical drop -748m 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.

Walking The Refuge de Vallonbrun ( Download : )
distance 5.25km Vertical gain +474m Vertical drop -475m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lanslevillard - 73 - Savoie

A half-day hike for intermediate walkers. You'll walk through different settings that offer a large range of Vanoise flora, while benefiting from an extraordinary view over the summits of Maurienne and the Ecrins national park.

Walking The Cristayes ridges ( Download : )
distance 14.7km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -621m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gap - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Between marlstone and forests, a hike to the south of Gap.

distance 17.77km Vertical gain +1639m Vertical drop -1639m Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers - 38 - Isère

Petit Som and Grand Som from Gîte à Rucher de la Ruchère.

Les Crêtes de la Molière from Autrans
distance 13.97km Vertical gain +626m Vertical drop -632m Durée 6 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Autrans - 38 - Isère

A diverse hike: forests, ridges, vast panoramic views...