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Calanques National Park Hike: En Vau, Port Miou, Port Pin
Calanques National Park Hike: En Vau, Port Miou, Port Pin

Calanques National Park Hike: En Vau, Port Miou, Port Pin

Fabrice, an UIMLA Mountai Leader, takes you on a great day hike in the beautiful Calanques National Park, near Marseille, hiking along the stunning calanques of En Vau, Port Miou and Port Pin.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

+1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - May, Sep - Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Occasional

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Discover some of the most stunning landscapes on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Hike along the amazing crystal clear blue sea in the Calanques
  • Discover the special flora, geology and history of the Calanques National Park

Description

The Calanques National Park has one of the most impressive sea landscapes you can ever find. It’s near Marseille, in the south of France. The National Park was created recently, in 2012. I invite you to join me on this great 1-day hike and discover this beautiful destination.

Calanques are like very deep fjords, but all composed of white limestone cliffs diving in crystal clear blue water. The En Vau Calanque is a very deep calanque and one of the most famous to discover. Actually you will hike to Port Pin and Port Miou on your way to En Vau. So, you will enjoy the view of three calanques on the same day!

Colors and views are stunning. There is a very special flora and geology here, and many local stories of the local human history about fishermen, climbers and people living in the tiny houses right on the beach.

The Calanques is a whole world with its own special climate, landscapes, and unique way of life. You can also enjoy the charming city of Cassis and its little port after the hike.

The hike is about 5 hours long, if you want to reach both En Vau view points. We will reach the beach of the deep En Vau Calanque, with some rocky and steep trail portion in the end. But you may also do a shorter hike of about 3h30 minutes hiking on a easier path, getting only to the first viewpoint, wich is already amazing.

Send me a request if you’d like to discover the stunning landscapes of the Calanques National Park. I will be happy to guide you around this amazing area in France.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes guiding fee, a little snack and parking in Cassis, if necessary, depending on the date you come, usually free from October to April. Picnic (optional) is not included in the price. // Price per person for a Group from 8 to 10 people: 30 EUR

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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Check List: Light walking boots. Micro fleece mountain t-shirts, if possible avoid cotton t-shirts. Cap. Water bottle (1 liter/pers). Sun protection, eye protection.

For bigger groups, please contact me for conditions and prices.

Meeting point

We will meet in Cassis, located about 30 min from Marseille. It can be reached by train. Transportation may be proposed from Nice, Monte Carlo or any other French Riviera cities Please contact me for more information and pick-up rates, starting from 60 €.

About the guide: Fabrice

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Fabrice

4.90

(39)

Mountain Leader

I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips in the American Southwest.

I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I often visit Martinique (French Caribbean island), where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.

When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer, and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.

I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.

In my region we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.

We can also discover the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.

I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.

And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about Fabrice

Mark

5.00

Highly recommend hiring Fabrice as your guide for exploring southern France. As someone unfamiliar with the region, I wasn't up to the task of planning a hike on my own. Particularly a hike in the winter. Fabrice made it all easy. He is incredibly knowledgeable of the region's geography and weather and so was able to tailor a hike just based on the next day's weather forecast. A critical skill for hiking in December. I learned about the natural landscape, vegetation and even how to hike with less stress on my knees. He also taught me about Nordic hiking which is something I definitely want to try again. For sure, I'll be hiring Fabrice again on my next trip to France.

Sue

5.00

Fabrice is a first-class guide! Taking into account last-minute weather changes and after assessing our fitness, he quickly customised an exciting itinerary that led us from the Préalpes to the beautiful hilltop villages of Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. He pointed out great photo opportunities, so we managed to take plenty of nicely-framed photos on our smartphones. Fabrice also introduced us to the game of pétanque and thanks to him, we were able to understand and appreciate the games as they were being played by the locals during our trip.

Daniel

5.00

Fabrice was a wonderful guide with a wide knowledge of not only the history of the area but the flora and fauna of the French Mediterranean coast. The hike provided beautiful views of the cities along the coast as well as the mountains behind them. Highly recommend both the hike and the guide.

5.00

The trip was great! Fabrice was a wonderful guide and I’m contemplating further trips with him and explore share.

5.00

We spent a day hiking with guide Fabrice in Mecantaur Park. It was a great hike with different levels of difficulty. We rested at the lake at around 2000 meters and then made our way to the mountain pass high above. We were rewarded with a lot of wildlife sightings and even a patch of snow in August. Patrice was great and gave us a lot of information about the area and the flora and fauna. He was also great at pointing out historical events that took place in the area in the past.

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