The vineyard of the bay of Cassis

Cycling sports, Cycle tourism route

Presentation

The marriage of the vine and the sea. Such is the clever alchemy that contributes to the reputation of the Cassis vineyard, famous for its plots of vines overlooking the Mediterranean and the quality of its white wines, but also of its reds and rosés.
Since the Greeks and Romans, the goldsmiths of the vine have sculpted the limestone terraces above the bay of Cassis, between the creeks and Cap Canaille. They offer themselves to the golden sun of Provence and let themselves be caressed by the fine sea air. An ecosystem coupled with a rare know-how, rewarded in 1936 by the obtaining of the first Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée in France, and maintained since then by twelve domains, mostly family owned. In total, 215 hectares of viticultural excellence in the heart of unique landscapes, now included in the Calanques National Park.
When leaving the Cassis train station, turn right onto the avenue de la gare. After 50 m, go straight ahead on the Plan d'Olive path. This path crosses a pine forest and gives nice views on the vineyard of Cassis.
You arrive on the D41e. WARNING : Get off your bike, cross the D41 E (avenue de Carnoux) by a crosswalk which is on the left of the chemin du plan d'olive. From the crosswalk there is a cycle track that goes down towards Cassis.
At the next traffic circle turn left. Then at the next traffic circle, turn right towards La Gineste. This small detour will allow you to have a splendid view on the Cap Canaille.
After 1 km, at the height of a parking lot, turn around. Cross the road, be careful! Go back on your steps.

At the first traffic circle turn right, direction Cassis. Then take the first street on the right towards the camping des Cigales, avenue de la Marine. At the next traffic circle, go straight on avenue de la Marine. At the next traffic circle, turn left onto Avenue de Verdun. Next traffic circle straight ahead on Avenue Jean Jaurès. At the end of avenue Jean Jaurès turn right, avenue de la Viguerie, then left avenue amiral Ganteaume. You will arrive at the port of Cassis.

Get off your bike and walk across the port to the quai St Pierre. Leave the port by the Marcel Barthélémy street then the Arène street. At the traffic circle turn right, avenue du Revestel.
Go up the street to the Clos Ste Magdeleine estate. If you wish, continue on avenue du Revestel until you reach the Anse de l'Arène parking lot. After the visit, go back to the traffic circle and turn right at the casino, avenue du professeur André Leriche... Then at the traffic circle turn right, avenue de Provence.
You will pass the Domaine de Bagnol. At the next traffic circle, turn left, avenue docteur Bourdes. Pass under a tunnel, continue straight ahead. The avenue then becomes avenue Emile Bodin.
Continue through the vineyard until you reach the chemin de Boudard which you take on your right. Then turn right onto the chemin de Ceyreste. You will arrive at the Domaine La Dona.

After the visit, turn around and go back to the path of Ceyreste. When you arrive at the Chemin de Boudard, turn right on Avenue Emile Bodin. At the next crossroads, turn right to take the chemin du Perthus. You leave the vineyard slowly to cross a pine forest. Then the path turns left and goes along the railroad. At the crossroads, go straight on avenue de la gare.
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Opening period (s)All year round.
Contact
Avenue De la gare
13260
Cassis

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