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Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

1. Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

Embark on a 6 km hike departing from Cassis. Cross the creeks of Port-Miou, Port-Pin, and one of the most famous, En-Vau. Discover sensational landscapes as you trek along the crystalline waters that meander like fjords. Start by exploring the 1400m long Calanque of Port-Miou that houses a marina and conceals a rich heritage. Learn about a former site of exploitation of a limestone quarry and an underground river. Along the coast, continue until you reach the cove of Port-Pin, marking the entrance to Marseille. Discover a winding cove home to a pretty pebble cove with turquoise waters which you can, if you wish, taste the freshness of its waters during a break. Start to gain a little altitude, which will gradually take you up to 90m above sea level, to the En-Vau belvedere, revealing its beach in reverse, low and buried between the high cliffs.

Cassis: Calanques and Viewpoints Tour by Mountain E-Bike

2. Cassis: Calanques and Viewpoints Tour by Mountain E-Bike

During this 2-hour tour, you’ll explore the Calanques National Park, starting from Cassis village. Ride an electric mountain bike on large tracks, accompanied by an experienced guide, and take in the natural beauty of the park along the route. After you're able to handle the electric mountain bike, you’ll be ready to begin the tour. Ride along a secret vineyard and reach Calanques National Park. Discover viewpoints on little frequented paths. Next, ride up to the ridges, where you’ll be rewarded with views of Cassis Bay. As you cycle to the creeks, enjoy views of Canaille Cape, one of the highest Maritime cliffs in Europe. On the return to the starting point, cross the village of Cassis and admire the lovely beaches along the way.

Calanques National Park: E-Mountain Bike with Virtual Guide

3. Calanques National Park: E-Mountain Bike with Virtual Guide

Deposit by credit card mandatory. After a welcome and a presentation of the equipment, your host will make you suggestions for courses adapted to your level and your desires. You will have a solution for 4 people. Thanks to the navigation on the application, you will not be able to get lost and you will discover the secret and majestic corners of the Calanques Natinal Park! You must be experienced and have no fear on rocky paths, Even if there are easier routes, you can even choose to stay on the road! You can choose to visit the creeks by very little frequented tracks, and take the time to admire exceptional points of view. Also, discover Cap Canaille, one of the highest maritime cliffs in Europe, to overlook the whole region! This experience is sporty but you will be assisted by the powerful engine of our e-bikes.

La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

4. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

Meet your guide at the parking lot on the route of Calanques de La Ciotat. Enjoy a hike through an area of stunning natural beauty and learn more about the flora and fauna of the region with your expert guide. Discover fantastic scenery along the trail, including the Bau Rous mountain peak and the foothills of Cap Canaille. Hike to the majestic Cliffs of Soubeyranes which tower over the Mediterranean Sea. Admire the scenic views over the town of La Ciotat along a circular hiking route.

La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

5. La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

Choose between 2 options, normal or expert. The expert is the same trail as the normal, but with 1km more, it is more difficult because there is a 2.5m vertical passage to descend. But it is the one that offers the most exceptional views. On D-Day, you meet the organizer at the starting point. He will give you a scroll and a compass. The parchment represents a cave, with a cape. It's up to you then to move in the right direction and find this cave in total autonomy. Once found, you will have to search there for a new scroll that will show you the next cave... and so on. Until the last one which contains the treasure. At the end, you find the organizer to whom you will give the equipment, and you can leave with the contents of the treasure and superb photos.

South of France: 4-Hour Philemon Crossing Adventure Course

6. South of France: 4-Hour Philemon Crossing Adventure Course

Have a fun-filled day on the Via Cordata Route, as you rappel and climb during this half-day excursion. Journey the heart of the creeks where few people venture during this intermediate activity that is between classic hiking and climbing. Located on the Route des Crètes between La Ciotat and Cassis, the Philémon crossing, characterized by its magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding cliffs, is ideal for a sporting adventure with family or friends. Enjoy rappelling almost 300 feet and discover the wild and majestic landscapes that await you.

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What people are saying about Calanques National Park

This was a beautiful hike. We were part of a group of 12 (excluding the guide), which I think is the maximum for this activity. The guide was very friendly and shared some information in both French and English. We mostly cared about having someone who could show us exactly where to go. You could probably replicate the experience for free but would need to do some research first and risk taking a worse trail or getting lost, which we wanted to avoid. In terms of difficulty, it should be OK for anyone who doesn’t have mobility issues but be prepared for a moderate to intense workout. Also, I imagine it would be a thousand times harder on a very hot day — the max temp was 81F when we went, which helped a lot. We also took lots of breaks. There was a stop early on at a rocky beach where you could swim, just be careful with the jellyfish if you go in the water. I would also say bring at least 2L of water per person. Overall very happy we did this!

We had a great and unforgettable emtb tour through the Calanques National Park. The tour was guided by Yael who was very friendly, relaxed, well monitoring the group and had eye for every individual. We were afraid that it was too difficult without any mtb experience. But when you are used to ride a bike and to keep your balance on a bike, it’s really not too difficult. We had an amazing time and even more amazing views. Thank you Yael, we won’t ever forget this experience.

The experience of having seen the creeks of Cassis is extraordinary. Our guide was excellent, attentive and very professional.

Exceptional!!! Great hike. Breathtaking landscapes. Our guide was very friendly. I recommend.

Getting to see the views, the callanques and the emerald, clear water was fascinating.