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Cézanne’s windmill and the Zola dam
distance 6.94km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -306m 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.

Walking The Sainte-Victoire ( Download : )
distance 18.24km Vertical gain +878m Vertical drop -887m Durée 7h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A beautiful hike up one of the highest mountains in the Provence: the magnificent Sainte-Victoire. Enjoy 360° views as far as the Alps and the Ventoux. The Priory alone is well worth the effort.

distance 7.04km Vertical gain +736m Vertical drop -731m 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".

distance 9.73km Vertical gain +711m Vertical drop -707m Durée 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A loop hike on the south side of Sainte-Victoire Montagne allowing access to the ridge via the Marbrière and the Brèche du Clapier (gap). The walk along the ridge towards the Croix de Provence offers splendid views. Descent via the Priory, the Pas du Berger and the Cézanne Shelter.

distance 13.88km Vertical gain +721m Vertical drop -727m Durée 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vauvenargues - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Sainte-Victoire is a highlight of Provence for hikers and climbers.

Before you start, make sure access to the massif is allowed because a regulation is applicable from 1 June to 30 September which and can limit access hours. See the link below:
http://www.paca.gouv.fr/files/massif/

distance 11.5km Vertical gain +1015m Vertical drop -1011m 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 Pichauris Park ( Download : )
distance 11.32km Vertical gain +415m Vertical drop -407m Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk in a regional park with beautiful trails, varied routes and trees, trees and more trees.
Departure from the park’s car park at the Pichauris Hostel.

distance 14.58km Vertical gain +519m Vertical drop -516m Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Allauch - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike through the pines and scrubland of the Massif du Garlaban, so dear to Marcel Pagnol.
Starting from the Pichauris car park, the circuit first leads you to the Puits de l'Aroumi (the wells of Aroumi) then the Mont du Marseillais along beautiful, well marked paths, often along ridges, offering magnificent views over Marseille, Sainte-Victoire, Mont Ventoux and, in good weather, the Préaples de Provence. The intense luminosity of the rocks under the brilliance of the sun will leave no-one indifferent.

A loop hike from Ventabren to L'Aqueduc de Roquefavour
distance 14.43km Vertical gain +337m Vertical drop -335m 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 12.07km Vertical gain +152m Vertical drop -156m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ventabren - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Leaving from Ventabren, a walk in the surrounding hills and then along the Canal de Marseille and ending at the Aqueduc de Roquefavour.

distance 13.05km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -506m Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Auriol - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A splendid walk starting from the Encanaux, near Auriol, along the top of the Infernets and then the Coutronne ravines. At times along the cliffside ravines, similar to some sections of the Gorges du Verdon. From Lare Pass (Col de la Lare), you will have a magnificent view of the Sainte-Baume range and the Pic de Bertagne to the south and Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Mont Olympe and Mont Aurélien to the north.

distance 12.82km Vertical gain +642m Vertical drop -643m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aubagne - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit following in Marcel Pagnol's footsteps, passing by the Baume du Plantier (Manon’s Cave) then reaching the legendary Garlaban. The return journey passes by the peak of Taoumé and Grosibou Cave and ending with the Vallon de Passe-Temps.

distance 10.64km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -202m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Artigues (Var) - 83 - Var

An alternating view of pasture and fresh forests, this pleasant flat walk will lead you past the Notre Dame d'Esparron chapel and its small cemetery classified as an historical monument.
Crossing the tiny village of Artigues is also surprising. You'll particularly enjoy refilling your water bottles at the communal fountain.
The advantage of this charming loop that it's flat and very manageable, there are only one or two small climbs along the route.

Walking Petit Tuny ( Download : )
distance 13.14km Vertical gain +595m Vertical drop -590m Durée 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Gémenos - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

This trail is another way of getting to the Petit Tuny hut. On this trail, you stay off the DFCI tracks as much as possible, by taking non-waymarked paths instead. At the highest point of the route, you will have a wonderful view over Garlaban, the Huveaune Valley and Bertagne Peak.

Walking Figuerolles beach ( Download : )
Figuerolles beach
distance 10.76km Vertical gain +281m Vertical drop -281m Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pleasant little walk. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

Walking Sainte-Baume ( Download : )
Sainte-Baume
distance 13.3km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -529m Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume - 83 - Var

Walk on the ridge of Sainte-Baume after visiting the Cave of Mary Magdalene.

distance 9.65km Vertical gain +328m Vertical drop -321m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Rove - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Amidst sea, cliffs and rail roads, a beautiful active hike, emphasized by the horns of small passing trains, and an amazing little beach during the journey!
Experienced on May 1st, 2013, having the first bathe of the year at the Everine's beach!

distance 11.07km Vertical gain +618m Vertical drop -620m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A magnificent sea and mountain hike in the Calanques National Park.

distance 13.47km Vertical gain +663m Vertical drop -662m Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

distance 7.51km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -300m 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 The Coves of Marseille ( Download : )
The Coves of Marseille
distance 7.7km Vertical gain +410m Vertical drop -401m Durée 3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Beautiful scenery, a great day out and if you want lunch by the sea, head to Sugiton cove. It’s wonderful.

distance 15.19km Vertical gain +612m Vertical drop -607m Durée 6h05 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Mérindol - 84 - Vaucluse

On the southern slope of Le Petit Luberon, this trail is for experienced hikers due to two steep rises and randomly waymarked trails.

distance 16.26km Vertical gain +468m Vertical drop -463m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ceyreste - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A long but straight-forward hike overlooking "Baie de la Ciotat" and a beautiful view over Sainte-Baume mountain range and Sainte-Victoire Mountain.

distance 11.94km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -512m 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.

Under the 'Castillon barres' from the Castelet camp.
distance 5.64km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -72m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
Walking Around the Aigue Brun ( Download : )
Around the Aigue Brun
distance 14.43km Vertical gain +662m Vertical drop -662m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Buoux - 84 - Vaucluse

Circuit around the Aigue Brun to see the different aspects of this valley nestled at the foot of the Luberon.

distance 15.37km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -208m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

On this walk you'll discover some of the locations used to film Manon des Sources and Jean de Florette (1986): the Grotte de Mounoï cave, the dried-up stream and the Villa Renard - the hunchback's house.
This route will also let you discover the Vallon des Martyrs, with its monument commemorating resistance fighters executed by the SS in 1944. All along the walk you'll experience incredible Provence landscapes and the Sainte-Baume.

From Chibron to the Devil's Bridge
distance 12.98km Vertical gain +253m Vertical drop -245m Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

This varied hike visits the remains of the famous Devil's Bridge, which cost the lives of many cart drivers loaded with ice packs. They came down from Sainte Baume as fast as possible, to deliver the people of Toulon or other citizens.

distance 9.83km Vertical gain +305m Vertical drop -305m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var

A nice tour from Sainte-Anne passing by different juniper kilns producing lime and pitch.

distance 18.52km Vertical gain +736m Vertical drop -731m Durée 7h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Signes - 83 - Var

A hike with beautiful viewing points over Sainte-Baume and the surrounding mountains, a nice stream in Latay and vestiges of former houses.

Walking Hike of the 4 brothers ( Download : )
distance 9.79km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -186m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Beausset - 83 - Var

This hike is not very difficult and is suitable for the whole family.
Pretty paths through the pines and the garrigue.

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