Provence Hiking - Hiking in the Turquoise Creeks of Cassis

Dreaming of visiting the creeks of Cassis? If you like hiking, or simply breathtaking scenery, the creeks of Cassis promise you a total change of scenery with its outstanding colors. Its sparkling white limestone cliffs plunge into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, and offer a magical setting for hiking, diving and climbing. These dreamy landscapes are stretching from Marseille to Cassis. You can also take part in nautical activities such as kayaking.

Price from : 970€
Region : Provence
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Hiking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Walking
Dates : This tour is not available in July, August & September

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Cassis

You start your trip in Cassis. You will be able to settle into your hotel and enjoy the end of the day in this Mediterranean town where you can stroll around its beautiful port.

Day 2 :   Through the Calanque

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 200 Meters 

For the first day of walking, we will take you by taxi to the top of Col de la Gardiole for the beginning of your hike. You will cross the scrubland and its typical flora of southern France. You will reach the first creek, Calanque d'En Vau, which will give you a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea. The paths to reach the creeks are sometimes steep and sloping, and this is the case to reach the second creeks of Port-Pin. You will be able to have lunch at the seaside. You will reach the last calanque of Port Miou and then head back to your hotel in Cassis.

Day 3 :   Hiking around la Ciotat

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 500 Meters 

From your hotel, you will reach Cap Canaille, where you can admire the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the different creeks. You will take narrow and vertiginous paths. You will arrive in La Ciotat and its botanical garden or the Eden Theater, the oldest cinema in the world. A taxi will then take you back to your hotel.

Day 4 :   Discovery of the Phocaean city

Distance 1 : 6 Miles - 10 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 10 Meters 

Today, you will visit the Phocaean city, Marseille. You have two choices: You can freely explore the city, with its Old Port, Notre Dame de la Garde; or take a hike to the Frioul Islands. You can take the ferry to get there. Then you return to your hotel in Cassis.

Day 5 :   End of your trip

End of your stay. After breakfast in your hotel, you will leave Cassis and the Mediterranean.

Average / Day : Distance : 11.33 Km / 6.67 Miles - Elevation gain : 236.67 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

The Royal Cottage is situated in the heart of Cassis, in the Sainte Croix neighbourhood, where nature is king. Just 5 minutes' walk from the port, the hotel has a beautiful garden and a swimming pool.



Roadbook for Discovery allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip: Stages, points of interest, itineraries with interactive guidance, travel documents.

All in offline mode, you download your file before leaving, then you have all the information necessary for your trip. (Phone not provided).


Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...


  • 4 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Day 2: transfer from Cassis to the beginning of your walk in the Calanques
  • Day 3: transfer from La Ciotat to Cassis
  • Day 4: transfer to Cassis station, to take the train to Marseille
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)

  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary 
  • Day in Marseille : Train tickets return Cassis/Marseille + Boat tickets to Chateau d'If & the frioul islands 
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature

Informations & Recommendations

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 970 € 390 € 1360 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

This tour is not available in July, August & September


Guidance Application Included
Hiking Roadbooks Included
Travelbook Included

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory