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Urban hike in Marseille "City Center Hills"

guided hike

Urban hike in Marseille "City Center Hills"

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
guided hike

Urban hike in Marseille "City Center Hills"

guided hike

Urban hike in Marseille "City Center Hills"

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

***COVID-19 information: this activity are particularily recommended to get back to normal life after been confined: outdoors, only by foot and in small groups, via uncrowded, wide and airy paths. Our action: - Mask offered to each hiker, - Hydroalcoholic gel available - Strict compliance with hygiene procedures*** Let’s go for a 14-kilometer urban hike, resolutely sporty, deep inside the green lung of Marseille. Just on the outskirts of the hyper center, close to everything and at the same time far from the effervescence of the boulevards, I will guide you through these hills in the city. Take a deep breath in and out enjoying the breathtaking sceneries and going through the fascinating history of Marseille. We will visit unknown but wonderful districts: they are difficult to reach with any transport other than on foot, preserved from urban gigantism, they have as many trees as buildings and are home to many mansions and small castles showing all the splendor and the architectural wealth of the 19th and 20th centuries. We practice sports to better contemplate the city: the many stairs up and down make us wander through Marseille at the rhythm of its valleys and hills, plunging us into the heart of small village cores and old fishing ports, then driving us up to the ridges to enjoy exceptional views. An introduction to the diversity of Marseille's urban forms, its history and its geography, off the beaten tracks, during a privileged moment

Your host

Learn more about Olivier

Olivier

Born in Aix-en-Provence, I grew up and I'm in love with Marseille. I’m here to share my love of this city with you. I know it by heart and still look at it with a children eyes. I love to observe and explain the city evolution, it's long History, the urban projects, the architectural forms, historical buildings and monuments, and Marseilles has an infinite wealth on those topics! I'm graduated in town planning and architecture, as well as in mapping. I used to work for the city's town planning agency. I'm passionate about hiking, I use to organize and do 200 kilometers' hikes in France every year, through countryside and villages.

What's included

Drinks
Equipment
I offer city maps to guide us and to help understand the city and it's construction through ages, 2 pairs of walking sticks…

Where you'll be

Starting from Place Castellane, we will immediately climb the hills of Périer, then descend to better ascend the many stairs of the Roucas Blanc, before arriving at the sea to quietly visit small ports and fishing districts. After this part on the waterfront, we resume our ascent through the Endoume district to gradually reach Notre Dame de la Garde by an unknown secret path.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. This hike is very sport-oriented: it is better to have the habit of walking and good physical condition to succeed! For all those who would like a quieter discovery, do not hesitate to consult my two other…

What to bring

Put on your usual sports outfit and your sneakers or walking shoes!

More tips

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or needs!

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Olivier
Urban hike in Marseille "City Center Hills"
New experience
From $60/person
New experience
From $60/person