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Distance: 10-12km
Duration: 3h - 6h
Elevation: 60m
Difficulty : Intermediate
Type of route: Hike
Suitable for children? Yes
Accepted animals ? Yes (Kept on a leash)
Food points on the way? Yes
Water points on the way? Yes

The Coastal Path is the flagship walk to do when you are in Bandol. One way to catch your eye and learn more about the coastal flora. Accessible even from the Tourist Office!

Know the trail

Like all hikes, it is important to prepare before setting out. The day before, remember to find out about the weather conditions. This coastal path is beautiful yes, but it can be dangerous in storms and can be closed in places. In summer, the trail can also be closed in the event of a fire risk.

Do not hesitate to check the opening card of the massifs the same day, by clicking here:

The Coastal Path, as the name suggests, follows the coast all the way. However, yellow markup exists. So, you will find a bright yellow line on the trees which will show you the path to follow.

Finally, in recent years part of the trail is closed due to landslides and dangerous terrain. This is the path between Pointe Fauconnière and Pointe Grenier, just before la Madrague.

In short, find out about the route so that you can follow it as easily as possible. For this, you can download the hiking map by clicking right here.

Les randonnées Bandol sentier du littoral Bandol Classic

Equip

Bring a good pair of sneakers or walking shoes. The trail, although accessible to everyone, still requires good shoes. If you borrow it in flip flops, the dream can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Finally, beware of the strong sun on our coast. For it, sunglasses and sunscreen must be there. do not forget to also take enough water and bring a hat or a cap to avoid sunstroke.

And above all, don't forget your Camera because, you will see, the spectacle is extraordinary.
Are you ready? Let's go!

From Bandol to Port d'Alon

6,3km, about 2h

Start the trail from Bandol, either from the port or from the Tourist Office. Cross Renecros, our beautiful sandy beach, follow the pretty pebble coves then overlook the sea for a view over the water and admire the umbrella pines bent by the wind.

You will come across a rock well known by the Bandolais, the “submarine”. A rock located just before the calanque of Port d'Alon and which looks like it is mistaken ... precisely to a submarine. Rock especially known by the young locals who come to climb it in the summer to make the dives.

Finally take a break at the Calanque de Port d'Alon and enjoy a new moment out of time. Bring your mask and snorkel and explore the seabed, still preserved in this part of the coast.

2 solutions are then available to you : retrace your steps to reach Bandol, a walk that can be interesting to do as the coastline changes colors depending on the time of day; or go to Saint-Cyr-sur-mer. If you opt for the 2nd option, here's everything you need to know ...

From Port d'Alon to Saint-Cyr-sur-mer

4km, about 1h

The coastal path formerly linked Bandol to Saint-Cyr-sur-mer for a walk of nearly 4 hours one way along the sea. Today, as we have seen above, part of the path is closed to the public following landslides and very dangerous terrain. That said, you can still reach Saint-Cyr from the Calanque de Port d'Alon by taking the Sentier des Vignes.

The Vineyard Trail is a walk that will make you cross the land, stroll through our beautiful coastal flora and admire those which are the pride of our land: our beautiful vines. Take advantage of this moment to breathe, breathe and take a real breath of 100% Provençal air. This beautiful hike will lead to La Madrague, in St-Cyr.

Once in Saint-Cyr, you will again have the choice: turn around and turn back to Bandol, which will again give you around 3 hours of hiking; or take a bus from La Madrague to Bandol.

For the 2nd option, you find the bus timetables by just clicking here. The stop that interests you is "Le Viguier", the closest to La Madrague. Please note, this bus does not operate on weekends!

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WARNINGS

During the period from June 21 to September 20, the forest areas are regulated by prefectural decree. Before embarking on a hike, make sure it is fully open.

For that, you can consult the massifs map by clicking here.

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