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Best trails in Aix-en-Provence

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Looking for a great trail near Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Parc national des Calanques, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Victoire or Le Provençal Colorado. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Aix-en-Provence ranging from 7.7 to 113.3 miles and from 390 to 2,877 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Vallée de la Durance
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 59.2 mi
The Aix countryside is magical: it gives the impression of evolving in an impressionist painting! The route passes Vauvenargues then cross the Massif Concors. After Jouques, the route follows the approaches of the Durance and the Canal de Marseille to reach Saint-Paul-les-Durance. On the way back, the Mirabeau Bridge appears against the backdrop of the Durance and Luberon. From Peyrolles-en-Provence to Puy-Sainte-Réparade, you will enjoy the landscapes of the Valley of the Durance. Large wooded areas give way to agricultural landscapes supplied with water by the Touloubre. The Valley of Pinchinats, a natural water reserve, marks a return tinted green on Aix thanks to the shading of the trees and the tranquility of the bastides. (Step 1) From the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office, take Avenue Victor Hugo on the right at Place Charles de Gaulle, then continue left on the boulevard du King René. Take on the left Boulevard Carnot then on the right Cours des Arts et Métiers to join the RD10 towards Vauvenargues. (Step 2) After having skirted the dam of Bimont and the commune of Vauvenargues, turn left on the RD11 towards Jouques. After 15 km on this narrow and winding road and crossing the Sambuc pass you will reach the junction with the RD561. (Step 3) Turn left on the RD561 after crossing the bridge and continue towards Jouques town center. (Step 4) Turn right at the next intersection in Jouques, just after a fountain, and continue on the RD11 to the junction with the RD952. (Step 5) Turn right to reach the village of Saint-Paul-lès-Durance. (Step 6) For the return take the RD952 towards Aix-en-Provence until the roundabout with the RD96. (Step 7) On your right are the remains of the old bridge "Mirabeau" which allowed the crossing of the Durance between the departments of Bouches du Rhône and Vaucluse. Continue on the RD96 to Peyrolles-en-Provence. Cross this village. (Step 8) At the exit of Peyrolles-en-Provence, at the roundabout, take the RD15 towards Puy-Sainte-Réparade. (Step 9) After the hamlet Les Crottes, at the junction with the RD561, turn right and continue until the roundabout where you take the RD561b towards Puy-Sainte-Réparade. (Step 10) Cross the village and continue on the RD15 towards Rognes. (Step 11) After crossing the bridge on the EDF canal take the RD14 towards Puyricard, continue on the RD14 direction Aix until entering the Village du Sun. (Step 12) At the 3rd roundabout after entering the Village du Soleil, take the RD63 on your left in the direction of Venelles. Continue to the entrance of the village. (Step 13) At Venelles, at the first roundabout, turn right. At the roundabout with the RD96 turn right towards Aix-en-Provence and continue on the RD96 until the crossroads fire. (Step 14) Turn left on the RD63b, towards Pinchinats. (Step 15) After crossing the bridge over the highway, continue on the RD10a on the right. (Step 16) At the next intersection, turn right on the RD63c to reach the city center of Aix-en-Provence and the Tourist Office. (Step 17) Back to Aix-en-Provence.Show more
#2 - Aix-en-Provence - Pourrières via la Sainte-Victoire
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 38.7 mi
This route offers the possibilities of numerous walks. For example, it is possible to reach the Imoucha path leading to the cross of Provence from Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde. The route continues through Vauvenargues, which houses a castle famous for being the property of Picasso. The Portes pass leads to the heart of the departmental forest of Puits d'Auzon, then the road continues to reach Puyloubier. In Saint-Antonin sur Bayon, a tourist center informs visitors about the specificities of these protected sites. (Step 1) From the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office, take Avenue Victor Hugo on the right at Place Charles de Gaulle and then turn left on Boulevard du Roi Rein. Turn left at the Boulevard Carnot then on the right Cours des Arts et Métiers to join the RD10 towards Vauvenargues. Along this road, you will follow the dam of Bimont then cross the town of Vauvenargues. (Step 2) At the junction with the RD11, turn right to continue on the RD10 to the limit of the department then in its continuity on the RD223. You will pass by the Col des Portes and then ideal areas for a picnic break. (Step 3) At the junction with the RD23 turn right towards Pourrières. (Step 4) After crossing this village, turn right on the RD623 (RD57d in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône) towards Puyloubier. (Step 5) Cross the village of Puyloubier and continue right on the RD17 to Aix-en-Provence. Before joining the Tourist Office of Aix, you will meet on your way the Ecomuseum of Sainte Victoire, then many opportunities to take breaks on the Cézanne road, including the Tholonet. (Step 6) Back to Aix-en-Provence.Show more
#3 - Lac de Bimont et Croix de Provence
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
#4 - Fontaine aux Tuiles
Peyrolles State Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Flat circuit in the Provencal forest. It can be traveled on foot or by mountain bike. The path runs along a wild boar farm and crosses a breeding of goats and sheep scenic. From the road, there is a beautiful view on the north face of the Sainte Victoire Mountain, then on the Durance Valley.Show more
#5 - GR2013 : Gare Aix TGV - Plan de Campagne
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
And let's go for the 2nd loop of the GR2013: the tour of the Etoile massif. When bypassing the Réaltor basin you can admire the Tour d'Arbois from the ledge as well as the pink rock of the plateau of the Arbois massif. Stages: (Stage 1) Aix-en-Provence Departure from Aix TGV station. (Stage 2) Country map Arrival Center Leclerc bus stop. (Cartreize line 51 towards Marseille and towards Aix en Provence).Show more
#6 - GR2013 : Aix-en-Provence à Vitrolles
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
The first stage of this route, crosses the forest of Arbois. After admiring the great landscapes of the sea of Berre, you will discover the true little corner of paradise nested in the heart of the massif of Arbois. Before the end of the route you can stop at the old Bastide Farm Croze, which offers water and shade under the trees for a relaxing break. Show more
#7 - GR2013 : Les Milles - Gare Aix TGV
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Last stage of the loop around the Etoile massif: you will continue the route through the Arbois massif where you can observe the view of the village of Eyguilles. Before reaching the Aix TGV station, you will walk along the Marseille canal and the Grand Torrent valley. Stages: (Stage 1) Aix en Provence, departure Camp des Milles (Aix by bus line 4 from Aix-en-Provence bus station) (Stage 2) Aix en Provence, arrival Aix TGV station (Shuttle to the Aix en Provence bus station)Show more
#8 - Le Plateau de l'Arbois
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 5 h 48 m
#9 - GR2013 : Tour du Massif de l'Étoile
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 113.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
The GR2013 is an interurban route that connects many cities. The entire route is nearly 365 km. This loop around the Massif de l'Étoile represents a portion of this route made on the occasion of Marseille-Provence 2013 European capital of culture. This unconventional route takes walkers through urban, peri-urban and natural spaces and questions the human footprint. This hike created in collaboration with "artists-walkers" connects the towns of Cabriès, Les Pennes-Mirabeau, Septèmes-les-Vallons, Marseille, La Penne-sur-Huveaune, Aubagne, Gémenos, Plan-d'Aups-Sainte- Baume, Auriol, Roquevaire, Allauch, Peypin, Cadolive, Saint-Savournin, Mimet, Gardanne, Meyreuil, Le Tholonet, Beaurecueil, Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, Aix-en-Provence.Show more
#10 - GR2013 Boucle de l'Étang de Berre
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Length: 93.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The GR2013 is an interurban route that connects many cities. The entire route is nearly 365 km. This loop around the Etang de Berre represents a portion of this route made on the occasion of Marseille-Provence 2013 European capital of culture. This hike created in collaboration with "artists-walkers" connects the towns of Vitrolles, Saint-Victoret, Marignane, Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, Martigues, Port-de-Bouc, Saint-Miter-les-Remparts, Miramas, Grans, Salon-de-Provence, Pélissanne, Lançon-Provence, La Fare-les-Oliviers, Berre-l'Étang, Velaux, Rognac.Show more