The Calanque de Marseilleveyre: a wild treasure
Enjoy a breathtaking view of Riou Island! This is the first wild calanque you will find to the east of the Phocaean city, in the 8th arrondissement. It is part of the Marseilleveyre massif, which extends into the Calanques National Park, between Marseille and Cassis. The cove is open and very sunny. It is characterized by a large pebble and sand beach. Did you know that it is one of the only calanques in Marseille that has neither running water nor electricity? There are only a few small sheds and a bar restaurant, which must therefore be regularly supplied by the sea. Indeed, the Calanque de Marseilleveyre is only accessible by boat or on foot, which contributes to its charm and makes it a real hidden gem. Marseilleveyre means "to see Marseille", because from the top of the Marseilleveyre massif, which culminates at 432 meters, there is one of the most beautiful and impressive observation sites in Marseille and its region. Indeed, this one covers a radius of 40 km! During your hike, you will be able to admire the Cap Canaille, the Jarre island or the Riou archipelago. To walk to this little corner of paradise, you will have to leave from Callelongue port and follow the GR98 signposted path along the seaside for 45 minutes. Many hiking trails start from the Calanque and lead to the Col du Galibié, the Rocher St Michel or even to the Pas de la Demi-Lune. The cove is surrounded by dense green vegetation and more arid areas before taking you to the beach whose turquoise water will make you want to swim. Feel free to go there by kayak, paddle-boarding or diving, the place is perfect for it! This walk will offer you a guaranteed change of scenery and a breathtaking view!