Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Provence

Cap Lardier Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid May
Region/PlaceVarCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteGigaro - Cap Lardier - Gigaro
NotesA good coastal walk leading to excellent views out to the glittering Mediterranean Sea, past aptly named Parasol Pines. Good flowers also in spring.
Umbrella/Parasol Pines nr Gigaro Beach along path to Cap Lardier, Var, France, 19-May-99, E1132

Poppies, Thistles and Umbrella Pines behind Plage des Brouis, nr Cap Lardier, Var, France, 19-May-99, E1133

  
Massif de L'Esterel Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid May
Region/PlaceVarCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
RouteCol de Belle Barbe - Ravin du Mal Infernet - Lac de l'Ecureuil - return
NotesA walk though quiet rural France amongst craggy red peaks and plenty of wild flowers.
Pic du Baladou from nr Col de Belle Barbe, Massif de L’Esterel, Var, France, 18-May-99, E1122

Track to Ravin du Mal Infernet from Col de Belle Barbe, Massif de L’Esterel, Var, France, 18-May-99, E1123

Lake in Ravin du Mal Infernet, Massif de L’Esterel, Var, France, 18-May-99, E1125

 
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateMid May
Region/PlaceBouches-du-RhôneCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)600Route findingEasy
Routeles Cabassols (369), Bréche des Moines, Croix de Provence - La Montagne Sainte-Victoire (946), les Cabassols (369)
NotesA pleasant walk for fine views of the surrounding countryside with many flowers in spring.
Poppies and Red Valerian along stone wall beside hay field below La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, nr Aix-en-Provence (D17/D49 Jnct), La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 20-May-99, E1137

Poppies in Hay field below La Montagne La Victoire, nr Aix-en-Provence (D17/D49 Jnct), La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 20-May-99, E1139

View from Brèche des Moines (Monks) on La Montagne Sainte-Victoire (946m), La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 20-May-99, E1141

Poppies and Red Valerian along stone wall beside hay field below La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, nr Aix-en-Provence (D17/D49 Jnct), La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 20-May-99, E1137

Verdon Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainLakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jul
Region/PlaceAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)14Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteSamson Corridor, Sentier Martel, Chalet de la Maline
NotesOne of Europe's classic day walks through an impressive canyon with orange-stained limestone cliffs above. A torch is useful to avoid puddles in the tunnel. Note however, that the best views of the canyon tend to be from the viewpoints above (not on the walk !)
Le Verdon in Grand Canyon du Verdon, Canyon du Verdon (T), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 16-Jul-98, E59

Grand Canyon du Verdon from Belvédère de l’Escalès, Route des Crêtes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 17-Jul-98, E70

Couloir Samson, Grand Canyon du Verdon, Canyon du Verdon (T), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 16-Jul-98, E67

Le Verdon in Grand Canyon du Verdon, Canyon du Verdon (T), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 16-Jul-98, E62

Grand Canyon du Verdon from Belvédère de l’Escalès, Route des Crêtes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 17-Jul-98, E70

Le Verdon near Lac de Ste Croix, Var, France, 18-Jul-98, E78