Hiking in Porquerolles

An easy hike to discover one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean: Porquerolles.

Porquerolles is one of the Islands that makes up the islands of Hyères with Port-Cros, the Levant and a few uninhabited islets. As itis very touristy (500,000 visitors a year), it is well served by the maritime links from the Tour Fondue (see map). In high season we can have boats every half hour to get to the island, the crossing takes 15 minutes. The island is very busy during the months of July and August. It's better to visit the island in spring. There is need of map here because everything is very well signposted and easy to access. The bike is also a good way to discover the island you can easily rent one if you wish.

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Duration: 3 h.

Arrival in Porquerolles

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Arrival in Porquerolles
The islands of Hyères are also known as the islands of gold. The relief of Porquerolles is not very high, but some trails are quite steep.

The port

The port
From the typical Mediterranean port you can visit the fort Sainte-Agathe to discover a magnificent panorama of the island.

The Church of the village

The Church of the village
The Church looks like a Mexican church. In 1912 an engineer who had made fortune in Mexico bought the entire island. He brought 200 people and exploited the island like a hacienda. They lived in almost total isolation until 1935. Today Porquerolles has 150 inhabitants.

Beach

Beach
'That''s why the island attracts many tourists, the clear water and these sandy beaches surrounded by pine forest. Awesome !'

The Langoustier Beach

The Langoustier Beach
One of the other beaches to have a rest and swim along the way.

The fort of the Petit Langoustier

The fort of the Petit Langoustier
The Petit Langoustier fort is a fort located on a small island a few meters from the shore, it was an advanced sentinel for the protection of the island.

The Sainte Anne tip

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The Sainte Anne tip

The fort of the Grand Langoustier

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The fort of the Grand Langoustier
The number of forts on this small island is pretty awesome (7). The fort cannot be visited.

The Creek of the Brégançonnet

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The Creek of the Brégançonnet

The vines

The vines
The island has completely burned in 1897, it was devastated in three hours. When it was purchased in 1912, vineyards were planted to prevent another fire, the area became one of the largest wine-growing areas of France. Today there is still some vineyards in the plain of the Brégançonnet.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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