Our walking holiday in Provence takes in the Cotes du Rhone region not too far from Avignon. This tour is graded as level 2 so fits into our easy to moderate section of grading, ideal for those who maybe do not want too strenuous a walking holiday. Whilst walking in Provence you will walk is far from the crowds, where you can discover the real Provence. Filled with natural and man-made wonders, olives and vineyards as well as the history of the last thousands of years.
On this week-long walking holiday in France, you will go from the beauty and history of Avignon’s Papal fortified centre to the Roman past of Vaison-la-Romaine. Walking through the area you’ll discover the world-famous Côtes-du-Rhône wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes-de-Venise around the Dentelles de Montmirail and also lesser-known wonders, all nestled under the huge Mont Ventoux.
From 1st July until 15th September access to the forest paths may be forbidden or partially restricted (access until 11am) if there is a high risk of forest fires. Walks may vary due to the weather conditions and dry season. If a walk is not possible due to those reasons then it is your responsibility to obtain this information. Any extra costs due to those restrictions will be at your own cost (extra transfers etc).
Level 2, walking times of 3-5 hours.
Avignon – Hotel Boquier
Vacqueyras – Hotel Le Pradet
La Barroux – Hotel Les Geraniums
Malaucene – Le Pont de l’Orme
Vaison la Romaine – L’Eveche
Avignon – Horloge
Vacqueyres – Terre de Bacchus
Le Barroux – Iris de Suse
Malaucene – Domaine des Tilleuls
Vaison la Romaine – Le Beffroi
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Stay inside Avignon’s walled city for the first night. Discover the beauty of one of Provence’s great cities.
Transfer to Séguret by taxi with your luggage. Your bags are then transferred on arrival to your hotel. From Séguret (which has been voted one of France’s most beautiful villages), you walk to Gigondas, a village rising up from the vineyards with its 11th-century church.
Today you walk from Vacqueyras to le Barroux, a hilltop village dominated by its 12th-century castle and quiet streets. You are now in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail (which means lace), a range of hills that forms a lacework of limestone peaks.
Today your walk takes you from Le Barroux to Malaucène in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux, the “géant de Provence”, in pine and cedar forests contrasting with its bare peaks at 1,912 metres.
Walk from Malaucène towards Vaison, another great day of discovery as you pass through beautiful areas such as the village of Crestet. Relax and enjoy your last afternoon in Vaison with its Gallo-Roman remains, the largest archaeological site in France.
Today a private taxi transfer back to Avignon with your luggage. Once you arrive you are free to depart or stay extra nights.
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