Discover the calanque
A nature trail
It takes about 1 hour to go downhill and barely more to go up. The first half hour, the path is common until the arrival on the esplanade the pass of Sugiton, it is a false flat until the pass, on the right, you can go to the Belvedere, which offers a magical view on the Morgiou calanque.
(the half-hour diversions there and back is worth it!), and the harbour of Marseille with its islands.
Still at this point, two paths are available to access the calanque:
A first easy and winding path is taken on the left, used by the fire trucks (DFCI track). This first option is a little longer. You will find the second one (almost opposite the sea, slightly to the right) marked with 3 red dots. The path is steep and strewn with slippery rocks and stones. Avoid the climb in the heat!
When you see the sea at a bend in the road, look out for the small path marked by the three red dots on your right. The end of the descent can only be made from there. For access to the pebble beaches, plan an early start, as they are crowded from the beginning of the morning. But don’t worry, there are many other nice places to settle on the rocks.
A very popular climbing area
Sugiton also offers beautiful climbing routes: amateurs often come from far away to tease the dihedrals and overhangs, in one or several pitches. The Grande Candelle, which dominates a little further on, is imposing, and the panorama from its walls is sublime.