Geocaching is an increasingly popular activity. All you need to participate in the adventure and search for treasures is a GPS (smartphone or hiking GPS) and to register on geocaching.com
The aim of the treasure hunt is to find small containers hidden by other participants. Geocaching is an original way to explore a new place and great fun with friends or family.
5 good reasons to try Geocaching
1• An original way to discover Martigues and more particularly the Sentier du Littoral trail which abounds with secrets! Cycle or walk from one cache to another and discover stunning views along the way! Time for a photo?
2• All you need is your smartphone. Compasses and paper maps are a thing of the past!
3• Combine a game with exploring - a great way to motivate kids to participate. There is so much for both visitors and locals to discover! Enjoy sun and sea in the fresh air! Provence is fantastic!
4• There is something for everyone with caches in the town centre and on the sea side. And why not alternate a treasure hunt with a dip in the sea?
5• Take uncharted marked trails. Who knows what you might find?
How do you find the caches?
There are at least 507 caches in Martigues and the surrounding area within 15 km.
Here’s an example
. All you have to do now is connect to the site.
- Ready...set...go! (series of 16 caches)
- Miroir aux Oiseaux
- Pont Levant
- Opposite the lagoon
- Les Ventrons: 3 windmills
- Figuerolles (series of caches)
- A stunning view over Saint-Julien
- Off the beaten track
- Carro look-out & military vestiges
- Chapelle de Saint-julien-les-Martigues
- Botanical circular path
And much more... !
Some of the caches were placed in 2016 by young participants from the Maison Eugenie Cotton during an activity with Martigues Espaces Publics Numériques department for the #SIC16.