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Cassis: Calanques National Park Standup Paddleboarding Tour

1. Cassis: Calanques National Park Standup Paddleboarding Tour

Departing from Cassis, we will start by crossing the calanque and the wild port of Port-Miou. Its name comes from the Latin "Portus Melhor" meaning best port. Indeed, set in the hollow of the cliffs, its waters are naturally sheltered and calm, which will allow us to start gently! We will follow the coast of the Calanques, to the calanque of Port-Pin to make a stopover there, and sail above its transparent waters. Finally, we will sail to the calanque of En-Vau, thus taking advantage of a break to possibly swim, explore the seabed and meet the marine fauna and flora. Along the way, we will discover the rich heritage offered by the Calanques National Park and its unique geology, strewn with pines clinging to the limestone rock. Come ride!

Calanques National Park: E-Mountain Bike with Virtual Guide

2. 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.

Cassis: Calanques and Viewpoints Tour by Mountain E-Bike

3. 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.

From Marseille: Cassis and Marseille Panoramic Tour

4. From Marseille: Cassis and Marseille Panoramic Tour

Take a drive along the Gineste and the Crests roads to Cape Canaille to marvel at the exceptional view of the Bay of Cassis and the Gardiole mountain range, on this half-day tour from Marseille. The harbor in Cassis is the most beautiful feature of this ancient fishing port. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the return trip, including a stop at the basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde. From this hill you’ll have breathtaking views of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If-Castle. Drive along the Corniche Road, a visible indicator of the wealth of the merchants of the 19th century, who also built magnificent, ostentatious homes. See the 11th-century Saint-Victor Abbey that keeps guard over the entry to the old port.

From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

5. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

Marseille Cruise Port: Full-Day Trip to Marseille and Cassis

6. Marseille Cruise Port: Full-Day Trip to Marseille and Cassis

The Gineste and the Crests roads will lead you to the outstanding site of Cape Canaille from where you will appreciate the exceptional view on the bay of Cassis and the Gardiole mountain range. Cassis is an ancient fishing port and the harbor is probably the most beautiful part of the village. You will have the possibility to board on a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to discover 3 Calanques, steep-walled coves with tiny harbors or beaches at the end. Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day. Panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the way back, including a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. From this hill, enjoy a breathtaking view on the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a symbol of holiday and outward sign of wealth for merchants and bourgeois from the 19th century who built magnificent houses with many ostentatious splendid features. You will then reach Saint-Victor abbey (11th century) that keeps the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

Discover Cassis: Half Day Tour from Marseille

7. Discover Cassis: Half Day Tour from Marseille

Cassis France is just a 30-minute drive from Marseille and well worth a day tour. You’ll travel up to Cap Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in France, with a great panoramic view. Then, you'll be dropped off at the vineyards of Cassis, before exploring the mountains, and the ship-building town of La Ciotat via the scenic crest road. Next you can choose to do a bit of shopping or simply relax at a café on the docks with a glass of pastis or wine. You may take a boat from the harbor to the new National Park of the Calanques, considered to be a tourist must-see (optional). The limestone inlets with their clear blue water are extremely popular with visitors.

Marseille: Calanques E-Bike Tour

8. Marseille: Calanques E-Bike Tour

Meet your small-group and guide near Pointe Rouge Beach to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Get outfitted with a helmet and a comfortable 2016 electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise or a combination of both and set off towards Callelongue. Ride along the sea from Pointe Rouge to Callelongue through the small harbors of the Madrague of Montredon and Les Goudes. Follow your experienced guide along the small roads of Callelongue, a remote area of Calanques National Park. This area of high ecological importance and historical significance can be difficult to access by car in summer, but e-bikes allow you to explore the scenery. Explore the natural beauty of Calanques de Callelongue, without effort, under the shade of pine trees where the air is clean and time seems to be suspended. Discover the natural curiosities of the area, including flowers and wildlife. Between May and October, you may have the possibility to swim or rest on the beach. Conclude your 6-hour e-bike ride by returning to Pointe Rouge Beach.

Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis 8-Hour Tour

9. Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis 8-Hour Tour

First you'll be dropped at the highest point in Marseille, Notre Dame de la Garde, where you can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the city, coastline, and mountains. Discover the heart of the city by visiting The Old Port, the fish market which is the oldest district in France, and the Fort St. Jean. Then head to Aix-en-Provence to see its lively morning markets. Take a walking tour of the old town with its beautiful buildings, St. Sauveur Cathedral, and Cézanne's workshop. During the day, you'll have lunch in a typical Provencal restaurant for an optional additional charge.  On the way back, stop in Cassis to enjoy the staggering view from the second highest maritime cliff in Europe, the Cap Canaille. Drive along the Crest Road to join the city center of Cassis with its fishing and pleasure port. Conclude your day, with a boat ride to see the splendid rocky inlets called les Calanques.

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What people are saying about Cassis

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Thanks to Stéphane our great guide who made us discover two magnificent creeks of Cassis (Port Miou and Port Pin). Breathtaking views, a sporty ride and good sensations on the electric mountain bike! We have adored. Possibility of swimming in a cove to cool off. A great experience that we will repeat!

It was a wonderful experience. We toured Aix-en-provence, parts of Marseille and the beautiful beach town of Cassis. Our guide, Emanuel, was excellent and very knowledgeable of just about everything. I strongly recommend the day trip and the guide.

The tour was in two parts, and we had enough time to go around and taste some local food in both cases! In Cassis, there was enough time for either a boat ride or train ride for 45mins. Our guide was also super interesting!

Our tour guide Florence was amazing. She was extremely personable and informative. We squeezed in a lot of activity into a day.

A very pleasant tour. More time in Aix En Provence would be better.