TRACK OF PORQUEROLLES :
Time and Distance: 5 hrs – 10 km.
From the village take the track towards the lighthouse
through the olive trees. Leave the track to discover
the Hameau, the Conservatoire Botanique (botanical museum)
via the olive tree intersection.
The track continues towards the west bordering the
cliffs and through the Mediterranean scrub. The contrast
is spectacular compared to the north fringed by large
beaches. After several hills such as Mont Esterly, you
arrive at the western point of the Island i.e. the beach
and peninsula of Grand Langoustier. The Fort Langoustier
was a strategic point when Richelieu was head of the
armies in the 16th century. Continue towards the beach
“Argent” (silver beach”) where the
sand looks silver due to the composition of quartz and
white mica. The track circles back to the village.