• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    10 people
  • Mountain range
    Massif des Calanques
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

One day at a time, discover Les Calanques and its beautiful landscapes where the sea is intimately tied to the land. A 6-day discovery journey between rocks and the sky, in the garrigue scents.

This hike in Les Calanques is one of my favourites for the following reasons:

  • A source in the middle of nowhere
  • The diverse landscape
  • The traces of past life
  • Prehistory under our feet

I like to go there after the winter, to escape from the white mountains during a week and enjoy those unique views of the Mediterranean. The contrast is amazing!

I know Les Calanques very well because I have climbed a lot. Also, a very close friend who lives there has showed me the area from a local point of view.

Below is my daily hiking program in Les Calanques.

Day 1 – Participants arrival to Cassis

Day 2 – Luminy-Sormiou-Morgiou-Sugiton

  • Transfer to Luminy
  • The path of 13 contours
  • Why not a dip in the sea
  • Prehistory under our feet
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +600 -600
  • Walking time: 5h

Day 3 – Mont-Cyr – Carpiane

  • Transfer to Barasse
  • An intimate hike
  • The Eaux Vives source
  • The rocks are lunar
  • Views of all of Les Calanques
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +800 -800
  • Walking time: 6h

Day 4 – Cap Canaille

  • Transfer to Pas de la Colle
  • Balcony path on the ocher cliffs
  • The Emigrés grotto
  • The Figuerolles cove
  • Return by taxi
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +300 -300
  • Walking time: 4h

Day 5 – Port-Miou Port-Pin Fontasse Belvédère d’en Vau

  • Transfer to Port Miou
  • Gorgue Longue ravine
  • The most beautiful view of Les Calanques
  • The Trou Souffleur
  • The Cassis stones
  • Return overlooking the waves 
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +700 -700
  • Walking time: 5h

Day 6 – Gardiole-Oule-Devenson Charbonniers-Pètelins

  • La Calanque de l’Oule and its grotto
  • Maritime cliffs
  • Mythical Grande Candelle
  • On the footsteps of Saint Exupéry
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +800 -800
  • Walking time: 6h

Day 7 – Callelongue-Marseilleveyre Transfer to Goudes

  • The Marseillveyre summit
  • Valleys moulded by erosion
  • Plateau de l’Homme Mort
  • A balcony path
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in double room
  • Altitude change: +800 -800
  • Walking time: 6h

Day 8 – Return

This is an intermediate-sustained hike. The difficulty depends on the technicality of the terrain and the aerial passages.

I invite you to contact me if you want to discover this corner of paradise. I would be happy to guide you in Les Calanques, a place that I love vert much.

Price per person

Group of 61200CHF
Group of 71200CHF
Group of 81200CHF

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip

Other details

Accommodation

In a hotel (double room).

More info

Transportation to Cassis, picnics, drinks and personal insurance are not included. You need to have a repatriation insurance in case of accident.