Port-Miou to d'En Vau Loop

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Port-Miou to d'En Vau Loop is a 7.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 392 m Route Type: Loop

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This is a gorgeous moderately difficult trail through Calanques National Park. It can be very busy during peak seasons, but many people only trek to the first bay/Calanque and stop there. The views on this route are spectacular and there are a couple of opportunities to stop for a swim.

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22 days ago

I’m a novice hiker, and my friend was only slightly more experienced. We hiked this trail counterclockwise in sneakers (Nike Free Runs & Nike AirMax) yesterday. We started at the trailhead a little before 8am, arrived at d’en Vau (Calanque 3) at around 9:45am, left at 11:15am, and returned to the trailhead around 1:30pm. The final descent into d’En Vau has many large smooth rocks that can be very slippery, followed by a long but less steep pathway of loose stones, so we took it slow but it wasn’t undoable even with shoes with slippery bottoms. The most difficult part is honestly the midday/afternoon heat, so the earlier you start this hike the better. That said, d’En Vau is completely worth the effort – absolutely gorgeous. The beach started getting swarmed with kayakers/boat tourists at around 10:30, so get going early to beat the crowd! Would recommend 3 litres of water per person.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous. Bring towel, book, swimming goggles, and maybe even water shoes. You’ll want to make it to Calanque 3; much less crowded and really beautiful. I recommend to do the hike counterclockwise so that you are pleasantly surprised when you arrive to Calanque 3. If you go clockwise you’ll get a glimpse of it while hiking. I did it in sneakers but wouldn’t have minded my boots, especially when descending down the slippery rocks.

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1 month ago

Calanque 1 and 2 are easy. The walk to calanque 3 beach is steep down and up, very loose rocks, scree like but doable in sneakers (didn't pack boots for this trip). Just be careful and take your time. Easily round trip 4 hours Inc a 45 min break for lunch and beach

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6 months ago

Amazing views!

11 months ago

Much harder than it seems. The climb/descent between port pin and port d’en vau is really hard. Bring a lot of water.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Well traveled but the crowd thins out a bit after the first bay. The views are worth it!

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