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Easy Calanques Hike to En Vau, Port Miou, Port Pin

Discover the stunning sea landscape of the Calanques National Park, near Marseille, along with UIMLA Mountain Leader Fabrice. Enjoy the view of the beautiful En Vau, Port Pin and Port Miou calanques.

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

Highlights

  • Enjoy the view of some of the most stunning landscapes of the Mediterranean Sea

  • Discover a beautiful national park with very special flora, geology and history

  • Hike surrounded by amazing scenery and incredible crystal clear blue sea

Description

Join me on this easy 1-day hike in the Calanques National Park and discover one of the most impressive sea landscapes you can ever find. This beautiful park is located near Marseille, in the south of France. The National Park was created recently, in 2012.

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 we will hike to Port Pin and Port Miou on our way to En Vau. So, you will enjoy the view of three calanques on the same day!

Colors and views are stunning here. There is a very special flora and geology, 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.

This is the easiest way to hike to get to the En Vau Calanque. It will take us between 3 to 4 hours, with an ascent of about 200 meters. If you want to reach both En Vau viewpoints, then choose the sportier hiking option that I also guide.

The Calanques National Park is always closed in summer, because it’s too hot. So you can hike in the Calanques on fall, winter and spring, until june.

So if you want to join me and discover the beautiful Calanques National Park, just send me a request. I will be happy to guide you around this beautiful area in France. 

You could also take a look my profile page and check out other great hikes that I guide in France, like the Verdon gorges hike, the Calanques, in Sainte Baume, in the beautiful French Riviera or in the amazing Mercantour National Park!