During one week, get out the hiking shoes and walk the hiking paths in the heart of the Var. It is an exploration that offers you a week of hiking in the Var, from Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, October 2, 2016.
Organized by the Departmental Committee of Pedestrian Hiking and their associations of hikers, the tourist offices of the department, and by Var tourism, this year the event will bring together more than 100 walks, all free and accompanied, destined for lovers of walking, athletes, amateurs of all levels, families or even botanists who want to discover new things.
The walks are often the occasion to discover a traditional and developed heritage, such as chapels, old clay ovens, mills, menhirs and even an air well.
Hike across the Verdon, Estéral, Sainte-Baume and the Maures, where out of the 200 km of coastal pathways you will discover walks between white sand and steep cliffs…
Hikes: Three levels of difficulty
To avoid any bad surprises, the hikes are divided into three categories: the easy hike is by definition for hikers of all levels (uphill hike of less than 200 m, 5 km and maximum 2-3 hours of walking on nearly flat paths.)
The medium hike is more challenging: it’s for all hikers in good physical condition (uphill hike of 200-400 m, 10-15 km and maximum 3-5 hours.)
As for the difficult hike, it is more geared towards experienced trekkers who have a good physical condition (uphill hike of 400m and more, minimum 15 km and maximum 5-8 hours of walking.)
In any scenario, it is recommended to bring waterproof shoes, food or a picnic, a large bottle of water, a warm clothing item and one for rain, a hat, and sunglasses. If you are well equipped, you will be prepared for any situation.
19 Hikes in Dracénie and Pays de Fayence
If you don’t wish to make such a big trip out of the Var department, Dracénie and the Pays de Fayence have a vast program where 19 hikes are given all throughout the week: from AIguines to Bagnols-en-Forêt (2 trails) which includes Draguignan, Villecroze (5 trails), Flayosc, Tourtour, Saint-Antonin-du-Var, Lorgues (2 trails), La Motte, Le Muy, Seillans, Sillans-la-Cascade, and Mons.
Be careful, you need to register to all walks and hikes in advance and some of them are forbidden to dogs even on a leash. Please be aware that they may be canceled if the weather conditions aren’t good or if there are warnings of fire.
A schedule of all the hikes is available in brochures in tourist offices and on www.visitvar.fr/svrp or http://var.ffrandonnee.fr/