Hike over the Golden Islands
Hike over the Golden Islands
Hike over the Golden Islands

Hike over the Golden Islands

7 days mountain & sea in a protected area

  • First coastal protected area in Europe
  • Island hike, birds observation
  • Hike without luggage
  • French licenced guide
  • Accommodations in Hyères & Le Lavandou, full board

Hike in the marine natural parl in the French Riviera and discovery of the Golden Islands Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant. In the protected area of Port-Cros is the protection of the land and the sea the most important goal. The tourism is there subject to strong restrictions.

Discover the “Golden Islands” Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant in the natural park of Port Cros by the Giens Peninsula in the French Riviera!

Thanks to a bland climate, the flora there have developped a lot – It is also not a miracle that the first sea protected area in Europe is also a paradise for birds of all breeds! The park spreads over 5000 hectares of sea and land and embraces Port-Cros, Porquerolles, Cap Lardier, the Giens Peninsula and the salty lake of Hyères. This enormous protected area has been done in order to allow an eco-friendly development. This is why we do not offer any tour in the Summer. In Spring and Autumn you will find there a true paradise for walkers!

Price from 989,- €

The Golden Islands on the French Riviera

Guided tour, 7 days

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Day 1: Arrival in Le Lavandou
The meeting point is at approx. 7 pm at the hotel in Le Lavandou , where you will spend 6 nights. After a small explanation of the weekly programme, you go take a dinner at the restaurant next to the hotel.

Day 2: Presqu'île de Giens
Today you will dicover the Giens Peninsula, that is connected to the continent thanks to two thin piece of land. After an hike along the coast you can visit the village Giens at the center of the peninsula.
Duration: 4 to 5h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 3: Île de Porquerolles
With the ferry you go to the island Porquerolles, where the people still live in union with the nature. The coastal hike leads to the southern point ot the island, to its lighthouse, to its fort of Langoustier and to the beach of Argent.
Duration: 5h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 4: Le Lavandou – Crêtes de Roussel – Col de Grateloup – Bormes-les-Mimosas – Le Lavandou
After a substantial breakfast you will take the bus to Le Lavandou and hike from there to the ridge of the_Roussel_, that sits 400 m above the sea level. Then the way leads you up to an amazing panorama sight at the Col de Grateloup. At the end of the afternoon you will reach Bormes-les-Mimosas, one of the most beautiful village in the French Riviera. Then you come back to Le Lavandou, where you will sleep for the 3 nights.
Duration: 5h – Ascent: 500 m – Descent: 500 m

Day 5: Port-Cros
From Le Lavandou, you take the ferry to the island Port-Cros. There you will discover the first land and sea natural park in Europe with its amazing natural landscape. From the tiny port on the island, the ferryboat drives back to Le Lavandou.
Duration: 4 to 5h – Ascent: 250 m – Descent: 250 m

Day 6: Hike between beaches and coastal path

Transfer by bus to -Héraclée- a little before Ramatuelle (35 minutes drive). Walk along the coastal path to the beach of Gigaro and the creeks of Cap Lardier, a site protected by the Conservatoire du Littoral, one of the last remaining natural coastal areas of the Mediterranean. Return by bus to Lavandou after the hike.

From the beach La Favière you will hike up to the ridge des Fourches and down to the Cap Bénat. The way back leads you over the most lovely places at the Mediterranean Sea with several bays and hidden beaches.
Duration: 5h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 7: Departure
After the breakfast ends the tour at the Hotel of Le Lavandou. From there there are connections to Hyères and Toulon.

Travel dates

  • May 22nd, 22 – May 28th, 22
  • From 989,- €
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  • Jun 05th, 22 – Jun 11th, 22
  • From 989,- €
  • guaranteed departure
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  • Sep 25th, 22 – Oct 01st, 22
  • From 989,- €
  • open for reservation
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  • Oct 09th, 22 – Oct 15th, 22
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  • Oct 23rd, 22 – Oct 29th, 22
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Indicated pricing per person in double bedroom occupancy
Surcharge price for a single bedroom: €320

Our hiking programm begins at and ends at the Hotel of Le Lavandou.
Your organise the arrival and return by yourself and extend your trip on your option.

For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set.

With your enquiry, please let us know the number of your party and the dates of your holiday.


6 nights in 2 stars hotel in double bedroom, full board (picnic lunch), french licenced guide, carrying of the luggage, transfers according to the programm, visitor's tax

Number of participants

Can be booked by individual travellers!
Guaranteed departure: 6 persons (max. 15 persons)
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip


Nights in a 2 hotels in Le Lavandou
Single bedrooms according to the availability on request: +€320

Level: Easy

Feasible by anyone that does sport on a regular basis.
Average duration of the hike: 4 to 5 hours a day, max 20 km a day
Land: Coastal paths with frequent but relatively low difference in altitude
You do not have to carry your luggage, just your personnal belongings (Camera, wallet…) and your picnic lunch.
Walking with French people, an authentic experience
French speaking licensed guide
For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set

How to get there?

We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the TGV to Toulon. There you can take the bus (ligne Zou 83 Toulon / St Tropez n° 7801) to Le Lavandou.

You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!

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