Cassis sits at the heart of the French Riviera and really does boast plentiful excellent hiking opportunities. Away from the two aforementioned national parks, there are many other incredible natural spaces to explore on foot.
Situated just 1.5 hours to the east of Cassis is Parc naturel régional de Camargue. The UNESCO bioreserve boasts a unique coastal and wetland landscape for hikers to explore. Walking out to the Étang de Vaccarès lagoon is a popular destination in the park.
To the northeast of Cassis, is the iconic Verdon Gorges Natural Park. Here, hikers have plenty of opportunities to explore lavender fields, lakes, mountains and the iconic canyons. There are few better ways to spend a warm summer’s day than exploring this intoxicating landscape.
A bit to the west of Verdon is the Regional Natural Park of the Préalpes d’Azur, which also makes for an incredible hiking destination. Walkers tend to enjoy exploring the rugged mountains and various intermittent valleys.
During the hiking season, Cassis enjoys average daily temperatures ranging from 18 ºC to 28 ºC. In terms of rain, the summer and autumn are the wettest months of the year, with August being the wettest month.
The easiest way to get to Cassis is generally flying into Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). From here, you can rent a car and make the 50 minute drive from the airport. It is also possible to travel by bus, which takes only slightly longer.
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