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distance 12.07km Vertical gain +152m Vertical drop -156m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
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.

Visorambler
distance 14.43km Vertical gain +337m Vertical drop -335m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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 Figuerolles beach ( Download : )
Visorambler
Figuerolles beach
distance 10.76km Vertical gain +281m Vertical drop -281m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
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 The Sainte-Victoire ( Download : )
Visorambler
distance 18.24km Vertical gain +878m Vertical drop -887m Durée 7h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

Mountain biking The hills of Grans ( Download : )
Visorambler
distance 7.81km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -25m Durée 45 mins Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grans - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to discover bories (dry-stone huts), perfect for a little mountain biking special, alternating between false-flat single trails (be careful of the trees!) and wide rolling tracks to get your heart pumping or to work on your endurance.

Visorambler
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".

Visorambler
distance 9.65km Vertical gain +328m Vertical drop -321m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
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!

Visorambler
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/

Accommodation, Restaurant
The Caderaou Balcony (le balcon de Caderaou)
distance 12.19km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -237m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike along the balcony with superb views of the Etang de Berre (a small inland sea called Lake Berre).

Visorambler
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.

Visorambler
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 12.62km Vertical gain +285m Vertical drop -284m Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lamanon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A nice hike in the Alpilles to see the ruins of Castellas de Roquemartine (Château de la Reine Jeanne), and end with the caves of Calès, a very interesting cave network.

Visorambler
distance 13.2km Vertical gain +320m Vertical drop -320m Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A hike starting from Eyguières with its two enclosed springs, the Fontaine des Bormes and the Fontaine Gilouse.
A walk in the Défens d'Eyguières, with fine views of the ruins of Roquemartine Castle, the Durance valley and, if the weather is fine, the Mont Ventoux.
Access to the Grottes de Calès site is forbidden.
Return by the olive groves below the Défens d'Eyguières.
__Caution! Because of the nature of the rock (mollasse sandstone, and therefore friable) and the cliffs, parts of the site are dangerous.
A municipal order prohibiting access to these areas is currently in force. Take great care.__

Visorambler
A loop via the Auberge de Pichauris, the Puits de l'Aroumi
distance 14.58km Vertical gain +519m Vertical drop -516m Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Pichauris Park ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 11.32km Vertical gain +415m Vertical drop -407m Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
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.

Visorambler
distance 16.02km Vertical gain +399m Vertical drop -392m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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'.

Visorambler
distance 10.22km Vertical gain +567m Vertical drop -560m Durée 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A fine, challenging circuit in rocky terrain. A few technical sections add spice to this route, as does the intriguing section passing through the two-ended cave on the Mont Menu. The Mont Menu ridge requires concentration and a sense of direction since the cairns are few and far between.
There is always a superb view in every direction: the Étang de Berre, the plain of the Crau, Aureille, the Alpilles, the Mont Ventoux, the Luberon and of course the cliffs of the Mont Menu.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 12.82km Vertical gain +642m Vertical drop -643m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 11.94km Vertical gain +506m Vertical drop -512m Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
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 Around the Aigue Brun ( Download : )
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Around the Aigue Brun
distance 14.43km Vertical gain +662m Vertical drop -662m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
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.

Visorambler
distance 14.02km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -215m Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Lacoste (Vaucluse) - 84 - Vaucluse

A hike on little-known tracks in the districts of Lacoste, Goult and Ménerbes. An overview of nearly ten centuries of history, comprising the chapel, the old abbey and the castle.

Walking Aureille to Eygualières ( Download : )
Visorambler
distance 17.96km Vertical gain +376m Vertical drop -368m Durée 6h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A pleasant walk through the Alpilles.
Not particularly difficult, this is a hike that is excellent for beginners.
Nevertheless, there are beautiful stretches, commanding views and surprising natural displays of surprise and vigour.

Walking Aureille lookout tower ( Download : )
Visorambler
distance 8.15km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -203m 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!

Walking The Orgon plateau ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 18.41km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -488m Durée 6h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Orgon - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Circuit in the eastern Alpilles, first passing by the Notre-Dame de Beauregard chapel overlooking the Durance valley and a long tour over the Orgon plateau and its valleys.

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

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

Walking Petit Tuny ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 6.04km Vertical gain +320m Vertical drop -318m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Taillades - 84 - Vaucluse

Superb cliff-side walk. Views of Les Taillades, Robion and Cavaillon.

Visorambler
distance 10.36km Vertical gain +114m Vertical drop -109m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Eygalières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The route starts from a typical village of the Alpilles, takes you past a chapel famous for its beauty in a delightful setting, and continues round a hill with views of the north slope of the ridge and the plain of Mollégès. On the return leg, there is a superb view of the old village of Eygalières.

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