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MTB ROUTES MARSEILLE AND PROVENCE

Fontblanche Area

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FONTBLANCHE AREA

MTB- EMTB – ROAD BIKE

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True to his reputation as a smart strategist, Caesar built a place for the inhabitants of the maritime town of La Ciotat to retreat to in case of invasion. Virtually invisible from the coast, the village of “Césarista” (the ancient village of Ceyreste) still lies tucked away at the foot of the hills… Wood from Ceyreste forest – home to one of the finest Aleppo pine woods in the Bouches-du-Rhône – was used for many years by La Ciotat’s vast shipyards. This forest is now a genuine marvel of nature, where walkers can enjoy delightful walks and beautiful sea views.

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GROUND

Limestone, rocky, 

Single tracks, small roads and fireroads

BEST SEASON

winter, spring and autumn

ALTITUDE

70m to 498m

PHYSICAL

DIFFICULTY

high 4/5

BEST ASSETS

Close from Cassis, La Ciotat

Nice views the sea and Provence hills (Ste Baume, Ste Victoire) on the other side

Trails for all level and practice 

RECOMMENDED TRAIL

Etoile and Garlaban area

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ETOILE AND GARLABAN AREA

MTB- EMTB – ROAD BIKE

AREA DETAILS

Very close from Marseille, you will enjoy here nice view on th bay of Marseille to the South and Alps to the North.

Etoile and Garlaban have been damaged by many fires. As a matter of fact, the landscape is mostly composed of bushes (Guarrigue). Many fire roads have been built to fight this risk. So this access to the mountain is quite easy. You will climb most of the time on fire roads and go down on single tracks or large tracks.

Pichauris park, especially is a protected area with marked tracks for moutain biking.

There are also some small roads for road bike riders that permit to discover the little towns around : Mimet , Allauch, Simian, Cadolive,…

This area is also well know to be the scenery of the stories of french writter and film maker Marcel Pagnol.

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AREA DETAILS

GROUND

Limestone, rocky, 

Single tracks, small roads and fireroads

BEST SEASON

spring and autumn

ALTITUDE

300m to 710m

PHYSICAL

DIFFICULTY

high 4/5

BEST ASSETS

Close from Marseille

Nice views on the bay

Trails for all level and practice 

RECOMMENDED TRAIL

Marseille Cassis round trip mtb

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MARSEILLE CASSIS ROUND TRIP

MTB- EMTB

MARSEILLE – CASSIS – CALANQUES

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DISTANCE

50 km

TECHNICAL

DIFFICULTY

high 4/5

SINGLETRACK

50 %

TOTAL ASCENT

980 m

PHYSICAL

DIFFICULTY

high 4/5

KIND OF BIKE

RECOMMANDED

MTB

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Pastré Park -Roy d’Espagne xc Mtb

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PASTRE PARK

MTB- EMTB

MARSEILLE – CALANQUES

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ROUTE DETAILS

DISTANCE

13 km

TECHNICAL

DIFFICULTY

Easy 3/5

SINGLETRACK

70 %

TOTAL ASCENT

305 m

PHYSICAL

DIFFICULTY

high 4/5

KIND OF BIKE

RECOMMANDED

MTB

RENT A BIKE FOR THIS TRIP