Fauna and Flora focus hike

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The plants of the scrubland and their virtues

A guid­ed hike along Mediter­ranean paths, with botan­i­cal and geo­log­i­cal infor­ma­tion to help you under­stand the for­ma­tion of the steep cliffs of the Calan­ques and dis­cov­er the scrub­land and fau­na of the Calan­ques Nation­al Park. Breath­tak­ing land­scapes and vis­tas with a per­ma­nent view of the deep blue.

Join us on a guid­ed walk along the side paths. Explore the gar­rigue (scrub­land) and its rugged ecosys­tem. In a warm and friend­ly atmos­phere, dis­cov­er the heal­ing virtues of Mediter­ranean plants.

Prices

pub­lic rate :

  • full: from €20
  • reduced : from €15 (stu­dents, under-16s)
    from 6 par­tic­i­pants

pri­vate rate :

  • 220€/group
    from 2 par­tic­i­pants
  • trans­port by pri­vate minibus from Aix-en-Provence from €630 extra

can­celled and refund­ed in the event of storm and district/prefecture clo­sure (At 6 PM the night before)

Meeting point

  • Calanque de Sormiou excur­sion : Pre des Evades car park
    bus line 22 from Rond-point du Pra­do – Baumettes, bus stop Baumettes (ter­mi­nus)
  • Calanque de Sugi­ton excur­sion : Le Luminyen snack bar on the Luminy cam­pus
    Bus line B1 or 21 from Rond-point du Pra­do to Luminy PN des Calan­ques (ter­mi­nus)
  • Calanque de Mar­seilleveyre excur­sion :La Grotte restau­rant, port de Cal­le­longue
    bus line 19 from place Castel­lane, trans­fer at La Madrague, then line 20 stop at Cal­le­longue (ter­mi­nus)
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Duration / Schedule

dura­tion of tour: 3h
tour + option­al extras : con­tact us

sched­ule :

  • spring/autumn: 10am-1pm
  • sum­mer: 4pm-7pm
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Extra’s

Train line 7 Mira­mas-Saint-Charles to Mar­seille. Car pool­ing to/from Couronne-Car­ro train sta­tion to your meet­ing point.

Equipment

  • pic­nic
  • water
  • hik­ing boots
  • walk­ing poles (option­al)
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Options

extras

excur­sion by pri­vate minibus from 600 euros :

 

  • tour + vis­it to the Panier dis­trict and the Vieux-Port
  • tour + vis­it to the Notre-Dame de la Garde basil­i­ca

Level of difficulty

  • Sormiou : mod­er­ate: +/-300m. 6kms
  • Sugi­ton : sporty: +/- 300m. 7kms
  • Mar­seilleveyre : mod­er­ate: +/-200m. 6kms

Program

5 pos­si­ble routes in the Calan­ques area and Estaque moun­tain range :

  • Calanque of Sormiou
  • Calanque of Sugi­ton
  • Calanque of Mar­seilleveyre
  • Frioul Islands (Raton­neau island)
  • Blue Coast

We’ll reach an ini­tial view­point, before descend­ing into the deep calanque to a cove. Pic­nic break on the beach. Swim­ming pos­si­ble if the sea­son is suit­able.
From here, you’ll fol­low sign­post­ed paths through the gar­rigue (scrub­land), vis­it­ing sea caves with spec­tac­u­lar seabeds, breath­tak­ing panora­mas and view­points with 360-degree views!

Wind­ing sec­tions along the pass­es are fol­lowed by a walk on the ridges with panoram­ic views of the arch­i­pel­a­gos or the har­bour of Mar­seille.

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Parc des Roques-Hautes, Aix-en-Provence

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Calan­ques of Mar­seille

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WELLNESS HIKE

Calan­ques Nation­al Park

SAILING & HISTORY

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PASTIS TOUR

Vieux-Port, Mar­seille

GOURMET MARSEILLE

Noailles, Mar­seille

TOUR OF THE ORIENTAL MARKET

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LUBERON EXCURSION

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Contact and further information

Informations / Booking

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06 49 85 82 74