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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

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