Discovery of the Calanques between Marseille and Cassis

Duration : 5 days

France, Provence

Level : intermediate

from 225 € / p. from 5 to 8 persons

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I offer you a five-day stay to discover the most beautiful itineraries of the Calanques massif between Marseille and Cassis. You'll have the chance to explore the emblematic calanques of Morgiou, Sormiou, Sugiton and En Vau, as well as the lesser-visited valleys and creeks.

If you feel like other beautiful experiences in the south of France, you can follow for a hiking stay on the mountains of Provence, to discover the gorges and summits of Verdon and on the trails of Baronnies, between Alps and Mediterranean Sea.


The proposed hikes are accessible to all with an average walking ability.
We will adapt to the weather and the level of the group.
The program is of course flexible, but it will look very much like this:

  • The essentials: Sormiou, Morgiou, Sugiton.
    A superb loop that goes from viewpoint to viewpoint, through pine forests and bare ridges, around needles, into valleys and finishes on a balcony with many panoramic views of the Calanques' mythical sites. You'll admire the traditional little ports of Morgiou and Sormiou, the Calanques of Sugiton and Pierres tombées, the summit of La Candelle overlooking the whole area and, in the distance, the Riou archipelago and Cap Canaille.
    Departure from Marseille, where you meet up with your guide.
  • The peaks and valleys of Marseilleveyre.
    Highest point in the western part of the Calanques massif, the summit of Marseilleveyre offers extraordinary views of the city and harbor of Marseille. The proposed hike follows clever, often playful, routes on the way up, before returning along the seafront.
    Meet your guide in Callelongue (Marseille).
  • The secret Calanques.
    From the hidden valleys of La Gardiole to the cliffs of Devenson, this hike explores the most secret and least frequented part of the Calanques massif. You'll pass through wild valleys where it's not uncommon to see wild boar and spot falcons. At the bend of a ridge, the view gradually opens up to the sea, before finally arriving at the fascinating Devenson cliffs, several hundred meters above it.
    You meet up with your guide in Marseille or on site, depending on your mode of transport.
  • En Vau la magnifique.
    Departure from Cassis, we head for the most famous of the Calanques: En Vau! To get there, we'll visit neighboring Port Pin and Port Miou. En Vau is a real southern fjord, its vertical cliffs plunging into the Mediterranean sea.
    Meet up with your guide in Cassis.
  • Les Soubeyrannes or the Côte Bleue.
    The Soubeyrannes cliffs are accessible from La Ciotat and its incredible calanques sculpted by the sea. You'll then reach Cap Canaille, a three-hundred-metre-high peak overlooking the bay of Cassis and its vineyards. Facing the white of the Calanques on the other side of the bay and under a blue sky, you navigate through orange sandstone, multicolored conglomerates and rocks magnificently sculpted by erosion.
    Meet your guide in La Ciotat.
    The Côte Bleue, meanwhile, offers a superb, atypical seaside hike along a path that winds from creek to creek, facing the harbor of Marseille. Here, the hills meet a sea of a thousand shades of blue, punctuated by typical villages where it's good to stop under an arbour before continuing on to the next one.
    The classic way to get there is by train from Marseille, so you can enjoy the scenery along the way.
    Meet your guide at Saint-Charles train station.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Marseille or Cassis.
  • Accomodation.
  • Catering.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • At your convenience and expense.
  • Recommended location in downtown Marseille for easy access to the trailheads by public transport.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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