The Coves of Marseille

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

Technical sheet
No. 45451
A Marseille walk posted on 30/11/13 by beurdouche. Update : 13/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 7.7km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 410m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 401m
Highest point Highest point : 216m
Lowest point Lowest point : 10m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Calanques de Marseille et Cassis
Location Location : Marseille (13000)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.228624° / E 5.437131°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3145ET
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Description

The start is on the road between the Faculty of Science and Domaine de Lumigny. You can get there either by car or by bus from Marseille.

(1) Follow Sentier de Découverte and continue on it for about 2.5 km, passing by all the paths heading off to the right and left. (2) After the exit of large bypass, leave the main road and take the path down to the right. Continue until the end. Retrace your steps (3) and take the paved road on the left for 200 metres down the path on the left as far as Sugiton cove.
Head around the cove and follow the trail that overlooks the sea. After heading up a ladder, a somewhat steep descent and a final, slightly tricky section, you will overlook the Morgiou cove but never get to it.
When a path starts on the right, follow it back above the village of Morgiou and continue to follow the path on the right at the next two intersections.
(4) Once back on the Sentier de Découverte, turn left and in the shade of pine trees find the starting point and car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 151m
1 : km 2.34 - alt. 213m
2 : km 3.02 - alt. 98m
3 : km 6.55 - alt. 191m
D/A : km 7.7 - alt. 151m

Useful Information

The trails are rocky so wear good boots. Walking poles are not necessary. This route is not ideal for people with a fear of heights.
Do not forget your swimsuits!
Enjoy the hike!

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3145ET.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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