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Walking The Lower Verdon Gorges ( Download : )
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distance 9.6km Vertical gain +248m Vertical drop -257m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Wonderful hike through the Lower Verdon Gorges, starting in Quinson.

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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.

Walking Canyon des Gueulards ( Download : )
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Canyon des Gueulards
distance 8.02km Vertical gain +485m Vertical drop -478m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 11.12km Vertical gain +264m Vertical drop -266m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

Walking The Dent de Moirans ( Download : )
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distance 10.71km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -340m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking The Mont Grêle lookout ( Download : )
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distance 14.38km Vertical gain +870m Vertical drop -870m Durée 6h35 Moderate Moderate
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 : )
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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.

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distance 12.04km Vertical gain +461m Vertical drop -454m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking The Combe de Curnier ( Download : )
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The Combe de Curnier
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +639m Vertical drop -643m Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 11.14km Vertical gain +820m Vertical drop -814m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 11.41km Vertical gain +747m Vertical drop -748m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Sainte-Anne Chapel in Claviers
distance 5.41km Vertical gain +191m Vertical drop -189m 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...)

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distance 10.35km Vertical gain +694m Vertical drop -708m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Mont Ventoux - le Rat ( Download : )
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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)

Walking Around Rocher Saint-Julien ( Download : )
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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.

Walking La Clusaz - Village tour ( Download : )
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distance 3.69km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -218m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Short, easy route to discover the beautiful village of La Clusaz from different perspectives.
Follow the signs for the “Tour du Village".

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distance 12.79km Vertical gain +774m Vertical drop -772m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 14.36km Vertical gain +447m Vertical drop -448m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

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Champex to Cabane d'Orny via the Col de la Breya.
distance 11.28km Vertical gain +1521m Vertical drop -823m Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk from Champex Lac; ascending via the Bisses to the Arpette valley and then taking the path uphill through forest to the Col de la Beya. Then descending and joining the path to the Cabane d'Orny (refreshments available). The descent is via the path back to the La Breya chair lift taking in an optional ascent of La Breya.

Walking Le Belvedere circular walk ( Download : )
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Le Belvedere circular walk
distance 7.29km Vertical gain +619m Vertical drop -613m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

This is a variation on the Sentier Le Belvedere walk which is described in the Pays du St-Bernard tourist booklet.

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Mont Ouzon, views of Lac Leman, Chablais & Mont Blanc Massifs
distance 6.2km Vertical gain +624m Vertical drop -624m Durée 3h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Biot - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Starting in the abandoned ski resort of Drouzin le Mont in Col du Corbier, this is a moderate mountain climb winding through a forest section & alpine meadows before concluding with a short but challenging craggy rock face. The summit is sheltered by large rocks offering 360 stunning views of Lac Leman to the North and Mont Blanc to the South. It is not for the faint hearted, solo inexperienced or novice if a vertical rock scramble is not your thing, but the rest of hike is far more moderate.

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Lac de Montriond to Roc de Taveneuse, views to Lac de Taveneuse & Abondance
distance 10.59km Vertical gain +1077m Vertical drop -1077m Durée 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Montriond - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A there and back hike up to Roc de Taveneuse with views across to Abondance. This hike offers a challenging initial forest climb (hard relentless cardio but no rock climbs or cables/supports) but then opens up to mountain pastures with full panoramic shot of Mont Blanc (on a clear day). A further climb brings you to Roc de Tavaneuse with 360 views.

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Pointe de Chamossiere ridge hike, Lac de Joux Plan, Les Gets
distance 5.79km Vertical gain +393m Vertical drop -386m Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Verchaix - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular route encompassing a stunning ridge hike with views down to the glacial valley of Samoens and Sixt Fer a Cheval whilst overlooked by Mont Blanc.

Walking Saint-Médard Chapel ( Download : )
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Saint-Médard Chapel
distance 14.54km Vertical gain +745m Vertical drop -745m Durée 6h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 17km Vertical gain +1711m Vertical drop -1872m Durée 9h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oberems - Valais

Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.

Walking Mount Rachais from Frette ( Download : )
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distance 7.5km Vertical gain +317m Vertical drop -311m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Quaix-en-Chartreuse - 38 - Isère

Mount Rachais, from the hamlet of Frette, situated on its far northern side.

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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!

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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.

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Himalayan footbridges of Monteynard
distance 15.3km Vertical gain +419m Vertical drop -412m Durée 5h35 Moderate Moderate
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 Le Grammont ( Download : )
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Le Grammont
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -1219m Durée 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

Walking Lac du Vuert ( Download : )
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distance 13.71km Vertical gain +890m Vertical drop -881m Durée 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.

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distance 11.4km Vertical gain +850m Vertical drop -842m Durée 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.

Walking Tour d'AÏ ( Download : )
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distance 9.73km Vertical gain +856m Vertical drop -854m Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour d'AÏ is slightly higher than its neighbour, and also visited more frequently. It's a progressive climb which offers an aerial tour at the very end. Amazing views of Lac Léman, le Chablais, les Dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc massif from the summit.

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distance 13.78km Vertical gain +658m Vertical drop -665m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Beaumont-du-Ventoux - 84 - Vaucluse

A beautiful round trip leading to the summit and back along the crests.

Walking Tour de Mayen ( Download : )
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Tour de Mayen
distance 13km Vertical gain +851m Vertical drop -849m Durée 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour de Mayen is slightly lower than its neighbour, not as busy and provides a more wilderness setting. The climb is progressive with two stages, the Chalets de Mayen and Segray Lake. Just beneath the summit, a very clear view of Lac Léman, les Diablerets, le Chablais, les dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc Massif.

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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.

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distance 12.42km Vertical gain +729m Vertical drop -730m Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in L'Escarène - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

A bucolic and informative stroll in the back country of Nice.

Walking The Gorges of the Méouge ( Download : )
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distance 11.96km Vertical gain +556m Vertical drop -552m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 5.56km Vertical gain +672m Vertical drop -672m Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A climb to the highest point of this hike around the Chambeyron mountain range, at over 3000 metres in altitude. A summit offering an unobstructed view over Queyras and the neighbouring mountain ranges. A downhill route allowing a well-deserved rest by a lake.

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Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (1) Fouillouse - Refuge du Chambeyron
distance 6.21km Vertical gain +757m Vertical drop -13m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

First stage around the Chambeyron Mountain Range which, after a steady climb, takes you to the shelter with the same name. You'll end up in a breath-taking setting, at the foot of Brec de Chambeyron.

Walking Croce Chabriere ( Download : )
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distance 8.11km Vertical gain +911m Vertical drop -902m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

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The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 8.46km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -326m Durée 5 hrs Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking The "Aulp du Seuil" ( Download : )
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distance 7.94km Vertical gain +832m Vertical drop -826m Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 15.01km Vertical gain +425m Vertical drop -1137m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

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distance 13.72km Vertical gain +835m Vertical drop -1035m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

This stage gives you a frontline view over Monte Viso on one side and Pô prairie (plaine du Pô) on the other. Then a climb through Vallanta's small green valley.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
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distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1128m Vertical drop -1123m Durée 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.

Walking The Pic Saint Michel ( Download : )
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distance 8.68km Vertical gain +638m Vertical drop -639m Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 9.09km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -803m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.