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

En Vau Calanque
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.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • 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


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



If you prefer to arrive the day before, we can recommend you a hotel or lodging options in Cassis.

More info

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

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.


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What people are saying about Fabrice Morel

matthew anderson


September, 2023

Fabrice is an adept guide. He took us on some amazing hikes. We were happy to have him guide us to get the most out of our 3 days in Chamonix.

Elias Enenbach


July, 2023

Had a wonderful hike with Fabrice as our hiking guide. Highly recommend! If you are from the East Coast of the U.S., recommend going one skill level down from what you think is the right fit for you, since the elevation/altitude of the Alps makes the hike harder than you are likely used to (less oxygen in the air). I did the "moderate plus" thinking it would be easy for me--it was a serious workout! :)

Amanda Phelan


July, 2023

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Steven Rosard


June, 2023

Fabrice was a fantastic guide. He planned the hikes each day to maximize the interesting sites while matchimg the difficulty and length of each day's hike to our ability and endurance perfectly. Je is super knowledgeable about so many relevant subjects and was a very amiable companion.

Kirk Martin7


November, 2022

Fabrice goes out of his way to make your experience as interesting and meaningful as possible. It is clear that he puts a lot of energy and time into these experiences, and genuinely cares that his guests have a good time. I ended up adding another hike with Fabrice because it was such a good experience. He provides a lot of insight I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. Highly recommended.

Hledis Halfdanardottir


August, 2022

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Amy Walker


August, 2022

This is a stunning hike with magnificent scenery and views throughout. Fabrice was a wonderful guide. He had expert knowledge about the area and throughout the hike pointed out numerous different types of wildlife, plants, rocks as well as explaining the history of the area. He was passionate and engaging. This was a great experience and one of the highlights of our holiday.

Danielle Kiernan


August, 2022

Amazing hike with Fabrice and I learned so much from him! He’s very knowledgeable. As a solo traveler I’m grateful for explore share and Fabrice for taking me hiking, as I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to go alone.

Daria Ivanova


August, 2022

It was a great adventure in a very nice and professional company:)

Liberty Hall


July, 2022

Fabrice is an amazing guide! We would definitely recommend Fabrice for any hiking in the area. He was very knowledgeable and fun to talk with. We had such a good time, we hired him for a second hike while we were in the region.

Paul Stillman


June, 2022

Wonderful adventure and camaraderie. Merci !

Guy Wagner


May, 2022

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Laurice Wong


May, 2022

Fabrice was a wonderful guide who was very knowledgable about the area - from geography, history to the animals and plants we saw on our hike, he had a story to tell for all of them! He was incredibly nice to drive us to the mountains and back our Airbnb (only around 1.5 hours into the mountain) and the hike that we settled on was perfect - we saw multiple groups of ibexes and chamois, took in the wonderful Alps scenery and ended our hike at a beautiful alpine lake. I can’t recommend the experience more since it added so much to our trip in the Riviera, it was a truly differentiated experience. Would definitely be back again.

Sue Ann Ho


April, 2022

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.

Ava Chandler


March, 2022

We loved our hike with Fabrice! My family and I had the best time and he was so knowledgeable on the area we were hiking with regards to the history and flora/fauna. Afterwards he even took us through a beautiful town and local winery. This experience was the highlight of our trip in France!


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