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Cassis Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Cassis Outdoor sports

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 National Park Standup Paddleboarding Tour

2. 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!

From Marseille: Cassis Boat Cruise

3. From Marseille: Cassis Boat Cruise

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.

Cassis: Calanques National Park Sea Kayaking Tour

4. Cassis: Calanques National Park Sea Kayaking Tour

Discover the exceptional natural beauty of Calanques National Park on this sea kayaking experience from Cassis. With a guide, explore the coastal landscapes of Cassis while practicing a water sport activity suitable for all. Learn about the unique ecosystem of the national park and the history of the local area. Kayak along the coast, past Port Miou, Port Pin, En Vau and Essaïdon, with breathtaking views of the Calanques National Park in the background.

From Marseille Cruise Terminal : Marseille and Cassis

5. From Marseille Cruise Terminal : 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 of the bay of Cassis. 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. Take some free time for lunch 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 of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a 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) at the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

Calanques National Park: E-Mountain Bike with Virtual Guide

6. 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.

Marseille: Calanques E-Bike Tour

7. 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.

From Marseille: Calanques National Park and Cassis Day Trip

8. From Marseille: Calanques National Park and Cassis Day Trip

Discover the coastal village of Cassis and the dramatic landscapes of the Calanques National Park on a guided day trip from Marseille. Admire the fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea, hike along one of the Calanques trails, visit Cassis, and enjoy a wine tasting at an organic winery. Meet in central Marseille and learn more about the history of the city from your guide as you pass some of its most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city as you listen to onboard commentary from your guide. Depending on the option you select, you will then embark on a 3-hour hike to the Calanque d'En Vau, a short hike to Port Pin, or a boat trip to discover the different creeks of the National Park. You can do some snorkeling or kayaking along the coastline also or visit the nearby town of La Ciotat. Finally, visit an organic winery near Cassis for a wine-tasting session. Then set off on the return journey to Marseille, passing by Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe for a last and most impressive photo opportunity.

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What people are saying about Cassis

The TROLIB staff is very friendly and competent, everything is planned, the route is very well described by the virtual guide who accompanies us throughout the mountain bike ride. The view is superb, we chose to do the long route in the morning, which allowed us to go to the belvedere of En Vau and to have a superb 360° view of the Calanque de l'Oule, on the other hand we couldn't take the time to stop a little closer to the creeks. To do without hesitation

Our driver Greg was great. Gave us lots of history and information about the buildings and the culture. We saw amazing sites and had time to enjoy Cassis.

Wonderful Excursion! Our guide Jeremy was amazing. Beautiful tour, would recommend highly. (Solo traveler)

A great tour with a friendly driver and guide who was very accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.

Lovely chance to see the coves in cassis! Vanina was great