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Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

1. Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

Embark on a 6 km hike departing from Cassis. Cross the creeks of Port-Miou, Port-Pin, and one of the most famous, En-Vau. Discover sensational landscapes as you trek along the crystalline waters that meander like fjords. Start by exploring the 1400m long Calanque of Port-Miou that houses a marina and conceals a rich heritage. Learn about a former site of exploitation of a limestone quarry and an underground river. Along the coast, continue until you reach the cove of Port-Pin, marking the entrance to Marseille. Discover a winding cove home to a pretty pebble cove with turquoise waters which you can, if you wish, taste the freshness of its waters during a break. Start to gain a little altitude, which will gradually take you up to 90m above sea level, to the En-Vau belvedere, revealing its beach in reverse, low and buried between the high cliffs.

Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

2. Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

You want to know everything about Marseille and its culture? Come with me, I'll tell you by walking through the heart of the city. In doing sport for visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 10-kilometer hike and I will make you discover and enjoy Marseille differently: - We will explore the city through History, geography, economy, sociology, heritage, funny stories, true facts... and learn everything about its rich and deep culture. - I'll make you experience the city as if you lived there: integrated in the day by day life and rythm, striding along narrow streets only known by locals, talking to random people on the way and even sometimes visiting a house. - I also want to make you discover the quiet spots, the hidden gems and the greenest parts of the city. - And I'll take the opportunity to show you surprising architectural patterns, artistic creations or funny details in the streets, all revealing the unique culture and temper of the inhabitants. - Then we will find the nicest spots to watch and understand the city, climb stairs to be rewarded by breathtaking points of views, and contemplate this very photogenic city and its landscapes. If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to exercise body and mind, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600-year-old city! Don't hesitate to ask me all your questions, I'm here to guide you!

La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

3. La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

Enjoy an adventure to one of France's most beautiful cliff faces, Trou du Souffleur. Discover the rugged beauty of the French coastline as you follow an adventure course designed to allow you to experience a side of La Ciotat that most tourists don't get to see. Rappel and climb along the cliff ledge before getting your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline course over the crashing waves below. This activity is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike.

La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

4. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

Meet your guide at the parking lot on the route of Calanques de La Ciotat. Enjoy a hike through an area of stunning natural beauty and learn more about the flora and fauna of the region with your expert guide. Discover fantastic scenery along the trail, including the Bau Rous mountain peak and the foothills of Cap Canaille. Hike to the majestic Cliffs of Soubeyranes which tower over the Mediterranean Sea. Admire the scenic views over the town of La Ciotat along a circular hiking route.

La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

5. La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

Choose between 2 options, normal or expert. The expert is the same trail as the normal, but with 1km more, it is more difficult because there is a 2.5m vertical passage to descend. But it is the one that offers the most exceptional views. On D-Day, you meet the organizer at the starting point. He will give you a scroll and a compass. The parchment represents a cave, with a cape. It's up to you then to move in the right direction and find this cave in total autonomy. Once found, you will have to search there for a new scroll that will show you the next cave... and so on. Until the last one which contains the treasure. At the end, you find the organizer to whom you will give the equipment, and you can leave with the contents of the treasure and superb photos.

Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) by private vehicle and head to the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, which is by far the most prestigious wine-making village in the Rhône Valley. From the ruins of the medieval castle that crowns the village you can enjoy excellent views of the surrounding mountains, of the Rhône river, and the sea of vines covering the hills. Leave the village by foot, walking on the farming tracks between the celebrated vines of Grenache and Syrah, leading through rolling terrain, from one estate to another. Along the way learn all about the centuries-old history of wine-making in the region, and stop for a wine-tasting. Also enjoy a picnic in the vines (picnic/lunch not included). After the walk is complete you will return back to your hotel in Avignon. The walk is about 7 kilometers long, with about 2 hours total of walking time, on somewhat rocky tracks. Pick-up is at 9 AM directly at your hotel by your guide in Avignon. The pick-up time can be adjusted if necessary. You will need walking shoes (hiking boots aren't necessary), sun protection (hat, sun cream: there's no shade), a bottle of water, a small backpack (30 liters is a good size) and a picnic lunch. There are no restaurants/shops along the walking paths, so you will need to prepare a picnic beforehand. You will return to Avignon around 5 PM.  

Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

7. Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

Start your tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area and then head to the windswept Alpilles mountains. Far from the tourist crowds, your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk along the thyme-laden crests, on one of the most spectacular paths in Provence. With aerial views of the famed olive groves and even the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the rocky paths wind through shrub vegetation and pass lone cypress trees: just as Van Gogh painted them during his stay in these mountains. We visit a secret 3000 year-old fort before reaching the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, set high above the valley. Enjoy some free time to meander through the cobbled streets and enjoy a relaxing lunch before completing the walk. After the walk, visit a local olive mill for a tasting and to learn about local olive oil production. Set just beside the village of Les Baux is a former limestone quarry, converted into a stunning light and picture show: Carrières de Lumières. This activity takes just under an hour and is not included in the price. However, you can choose to visit this if you wish at additional cost. The walk is 7 kilometers long in total, and you can expect up to three hours of walking time along the trails. The paths are easy to walk on, but rocky: you can choose to wear walking boots but running shoes are sufficient if you're used to walking on uneven surfaces.  Pick-up is at 9 AM directly at your hotel by your guide in Avignon, or in the surrounding area (within a radius of 25 kilometers from Avignon). The pick-up time can be adjusted, if necessary. A return transfer is included to your hotel in Avignon, arriving at around 5 PM. 

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This was a beautiful hike. We were part of a group of 12 (excluding the guide), which I think is the maximum for this activity. The guide was very friendly and shared some information in both French and English. We mostly cared about having someone who could show us exactly where to go. You could probably replicate the experience for free but would need to do some research first and risk taking a worse trail or getting lost, which we wanted to avoid. In terms of difficulty, it should be OK for anyone who doesn’t have mobility issues but be prepared for a moderate to intense workout. Also, I imagine it would be a thousand times harder on a very hot day — the max temp was 81F when we went, which helped a lot. We also took lots of breaks. There was a stop early on at a rocky beach where you could swim, just be careful with the jellyfish if you go in the water. I would also say bring at least 2L of water per person. Overall very happy we did this!

Olivier is a very pleasant guide and he takes us directly into the discovery and history of Marseille Thank you again for this pleasant morning

The experience of having seen the creeks of Cassis is extraordinary. Our guide was excellent, attentive and very professional.

Exceptional!!! Great hike. Breathtaking landscapes. Our guide was very friendly. I recommend.

Getting to see the views, the callanques and the emerald, clear water was fascinating.