• Travelling time: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Why we love it: Because it is surrounded by nature
  • Length: 26 km
  • Total Elevation Gain: 0 m
  • Way to travel: By bike, by foot, nordic walking
  • Cost: 0 €
  • Our Advice: My advice is to visit the island in summer, carry water reserves because on the trails there are neither bar nor fountains, dress appropriately and bring accessories to take a dip in the sea and snorkeling equipment for those who want to try it
Map of the island

Me and my partner in August we travel from Hyeres to the island of Porquerolles. From the port of La Tour Fondue you can take the ferry and arrive in less than 15 minutes on the island of Porquerolles. After landing in the central square we rented a bike for the whole day and we took at the information point a map with the 4 paths marked.

The sea of Porquerolles
Between land and sea

We opted for three of these paths, the first of about 10 km is entitled Circuit Du Couchant where we admired beautiful caribbean beaches such as the "Plage d'argent" and beautiful nature made of eucalyptus trees and vegetation everywhere, another spectacular point of this circuit is the "Plage du Grand Langustier" where you can see the lighthouse.

The lighthouse of Porquerolles
The lighthouse

Between a little strenuous ups and downs on our bikes we returned through vineyards and fields of lavender toward the center of the island returning to the main square to take the second circuit "Circuit du Midi" of about 6 km, which leads between fields of olive trees. Actually we have not practiced all but only 2km to go back to the starting point before heading on the circuit called "Du Levant" just to admire the Fort Saint Agathe and the characteristic Mulin du Bonheur and then take the last track called "Circuit Du Mistral" that's13 km long and that we have traveled for about half managing to visit the beaches called "Plage de la Courtade" and "Plage de Notre Dame".

Mulin du Bonheur
Mulin du Bonheur

Theese beaches are perfect fot a beautiful dive and for snorkeling thanks to a shallow and sandy bottom.

In these paths we've met many families, as they're very easy to travel. I love this route essentially for the little wild landscape enclosed by land and sea. I suggest you sun protection and water if you travel during the summer and also snorkeling equipment to see the myriad of fish that there are in these places.


Author: Katia Falzone - prize "Share your Green Adventure"