Travelling to Marseille can be made more exciting by combining your trip with some excellent hiking trips. The southern region of France is home to some of Europe’s most famous cities and is often referred to as the French Riviera. The culture, history and landscape in Marseille are some of the best in Europe. Many visitors come on holiday just to have a look at the beautiful sights and the excellent hiking trails that they will be able to enjoy during their stay in Marseille. You can plan some of the best trips to be able to explore all of the great hiking routes that are in Marseille and do some wonderful hiking that is difficult to find anywhere else.
Hiking The Brugere Forest The most prominent landscape in Marseille is the historic and active Brugere Forest which is located to the south east of Marseille. Travellers who visit Marseille will be able to see many ancient settlements and ruins from the Stone Age. The most prominent route for hiking in Marseille consists of a number of trails which start from the village of La Grange, follow a canyon then continue onto the La Grange de la Perche and climb up to the Cote de la Croisette. Other interesting hiking trails include the De la Meuse River Canyon, Deux-Sacreuse, Deux-Pens, Deux-Ghent and Cote Durance. These trails are suitable for both experienced hikers and children and provide a variety of different challenging climbs and descents.
Hiking The Cote Durance hikers will enjoy the Cote Durance Loop which starts out by following the river Rhone and climbs up to the Cote Durance lookout point. Another popular hiking trail starts from the village of Plage de la Croisette and covers the terrain between the river and the cliffs of Mont Saint Michel. This pleasant hike passes through historical settlements, steep climbs and thick forests before it reaches the river. For hikers who prefer to trek through the city of Marseille, there are some options available. Starting from the St Martin’s Mount (mountain), the Odier Cave, the L’ollen Mont Saint Michel, the Gothic Cathedrals, and the historic Plantation Gate are some of the places that you can hike.
Dangerous Water Borne Outbreaks One of the main attractions of Marseille is the River Calane which provides a series of walking paths through thick forest and hills. However, walking in flood prone areas or in areas where there is a fire risk of explosion is not advisable. It is recommended to carry the required camping equipment as well as a first aid kit and rainwear during your trip outdoors. If you do not have these items with you, it is recommended to carry them with you to ensure that you are safe and that you do not end up in an accident.
Hiking and Trail-walking The beauty of Marseille is also enhanced by the hiking trails and nature parks that cover the region. There are several walking trails that take you through small villages and nature preserves that provide a glimpse into the history and culture of Marseille. The beaches and parks that surround the city are ideal for taking a stroll or even for water sports. The beach at the Cauterets de Marseille is considered one of the most scenic and comfortable places in Europe to drive away for a few hours while appreciating the beach’s fine white sand.
Hiking and Trail-walking The local authorities of Marseille lay a number of routes and paths through the city that you can follow. These Walking Tours are designed to guide you through the city by telling you the different walking routes through different parts of Marseille. These include: the Provence route, the Camargue route, the Lepage route, the Pacifique de l’Avignon route and the Odier-sur-Mer route. The Odier-sur-Mer route is considered to be the gentlest and safest route to walk through as it follows an ancient Roman path. You will definitely love trekking through this lovely region of France!