The Var, with 341,000 hectares of forest, is the second most forested department in France after the Landes. In addition, you also have the Côte d'Azur with 432 km beaches of fine sand, rocky coast and beautiful bays. The Sentier Littoral is a 192 km long hiking trail along the coast from St. Raphael to Bandol. But also a part of the beautiful Gorges du Verdon is located in this department.
Massif des Maures.
The Gulf of Saint-Tropez borders the wooded Massif les Maures. This green area has a unique atmosphere and a special flora and fauna. It stretches along the Côte d'Azur and is about 60 km long and 30 km wide. Les Maures literally means 'black mountain'. It probably owes its name to the dark colors of the rocks and the dark forest. In the massif are many chestnut forests and cork oaks. From the mountain peaks you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Var coast and the golden islands.
The Sentier du Littoral in the Var is almost 192 km long with signposted paths along the coast from St Raphael to Bandol via Saint Tropez, Le Lavandou and Hyères.
Canyon of the Verdon.
Walking in the Gorges du Verdon is an absolute must if you are in the region. The Sentier Imbut is in my opinion the most beautiful but also most adventurous of this nature park. You also have the well-known Sentier Martel, but there are plenty of other beautiful walks to be made. The GR99 runs through this beautiful area.