The 62-kilometer coastal route is called the Grand Sentier de la Côte Bleue, or the Big Blue Coast Trail. The picturesque route wends through French villages, seaside coves, cliff sides and beaches.
One terminus is at Le Rove in Marseille, and the trail is filled with nearly constant sea views on its way to Martigues. The route connects with around 17 other hikes between six and 24 kilometers in length, so backpackers looking to explore further have several spur options. Hikers can also choose shorter, daytrip routes and loops accessible from a variety of starting points. And each access point can be reached by train, making it even more accessible.
The route took two years of planning, including adding blue arrow signposts to show the way. Visitors can tackle the 6.5-kilometer-long La Boucle des Calanques or Cove Loop, which includes a steep, 350-meter climb.
Nature lovers will enjoy seeing some 600 species of plants identified along the route. Fifty-nine are protected species, while 16 are threatened.
Hikers can print maps of the Grand Sentier de la Côte Bleue route from the Bouches-du-Rhône tourist information website.
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Travel pros already know there’s an art to selecting the right clothes to withstand the demands of being on the road. From non-wrinkle shirts and dresses to creating a micro-capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches together, there’s a solution for every situation. But undergarments are often overlooked as a travel must-have. Not all undergarments are travel-ready and require the right style and material for effortless packing and wear. ExOfficio makes it easy with quick-drying, comfortable and lightweight material. You can even wash, wring, roll and hang your undergarments while on the road for quick-drying. Here’s the run-down on which ExOfficio undergarments to choose.