Hiking in the Massif des Maures offers a range of options suitable for all levels of experience. Whether you prefer shorter or longer routes, the diversity of landscapes and sensations will captivate you throughout the seasons. In summer, relish the chorus of cicadas and seek shade beneath umbrella pines or grand oaks. In winter, encounter hares and discover enchanting mushrooms while enjoying colorful sunsets.

Massif des Maures Bormes les Mimosas

Closing of the massifs ❌

It’s important to note that during the summer, access to hiking trails and mountains, as well as coastal areas (excluding beaches), may be restricted if there is a risk of fire. Please consult the dedicated map to check for any closures.

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Le Sentier de Notre-Dame de Constance

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Randonnée – La Forêt du Dom

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Randonnée – Les Hauts de Bormes

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Randonnée – Les Trois Cols

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Routes accessible to beginners

For beginners, a recommended hike is the ascent to Notre-Dame de Constance, a small 12th-century chapel perched on a hill overlooking Bormes and its surroundings. You can reach the chapel via a winding path through the scrub or take a more direct route. The round trip takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, allowing time to admire the stunning view. Another option is the Lac du Trapan hike (6km), located at the entrance of Bormes, with convenient parking at the trailhead.

For an easy yet slightly longer hike, consider exploring the Forêt du Dom, a 17-kilometer trail in the heart of the Maures massif.

More difficult hikes

If you’re seeking more challenging hikes, two options are available: the Hauts de Bormes trail (14 kilometers) and the Trois Cols trail (17 kilometers). The Trois Cols trail, accessible from Notre-Dame de Constance, takes you through the passes of Caguo Ven, Gratteloup, and Landon. It is a demanding hike with significant elevation changes, taking approximately 6-7 hours. This trail is the most difficult in the area.

Randonnée route des Crêtes

The Heights of Bormes trail, starting from the Gratteloup pass, forms a loop that traverses the highlands of Bormes before descending to the plain. It also requires 6-7 hours to complete.

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