Walks, Hikes and Runs

The incredibly varied landscapes of Provence offer the visitor a superb range of walks, hikes and runs. In addition to the articles below, click here for more ideas about hiking, specifically, in the calanques.

If you are interested in art, you should check out our self-guided walks through Aix en Provence in Paul Cézanne's footsteps and through Arles or Saint Rémy de Provence in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh.

It's also worth checking our Drives and Rides section for more ideas, as several of the routes covered there are ideal hiking territory.

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The GR2013 at Marseille-Provence airportThe Grande Randonnée GR2013 is a new long-distance footpath through the varied rural and urban landscapes of Southern Provence.

The Marseille-Cassis raceOne of the running world's most beautiful competitive events must undoubtedly be the hugely popular race from Marseille to Cassis, which takes place every year on the last Sunday of October.

Astrid Berges-Frisbey in The Well-Digger's DaughterPeople are always walking in Marcel Pagnol's stories - not surprisingly since so many of them are set in the tough peasant culture of the early 20th century. And so hiking is surely the best way to enter deep into his world.

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