• SELF-GUIDED
  • 8 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,755 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 560 per person

OVERVIEW

Get up close to the beautiful landscapes, food, wine and nature of Provence, with its charming ancient towns and villages.

This walk starts in Avignon, and ends in L'Isle sur la Sorgue – or Provençal Venice, a beautiful fishing village.  Walk the path from St Remy de Provence through famed villages such as Gordes and Saignon; witness the spectacular Aiguebrun valley, and  finish in the Colorado Provencal.

You'll stay in handpicked guesthouses, enjoy delicious Provençal cuisine and soak up jaw-dropping views over the Southern French landscape. Traverse open ridges and along  2 picturesque mountain ranges: Les Alpilles & Le Luberon. Walk to 1000-year-old villages rising spectacularly from the valleys below, many of which are considered the most beautiful in France.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The diverse landscapes of the Alpilles & Luberon
  • The mysterious spring of the Sorgue river: Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • 300 year-old Mur de la Peste and the 12th century Romanesque architecture Sénanque abbey
  • Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh spent over a year creating 150 paintings
  • The hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Saignon, Les Baux de Provence
  • A stay at the otherworldly 11th century converted goats farm converted into the Auberge des Seguins guest-house in Buoux
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains, beautiful vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1755 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 560 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights double occupancy with private facilities, in handpicked hotels or guesthouses
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch and 5 dinners
  • All transport on and off the track incl luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Saigon, Les Baux de Provence
  • 300 year-old Mur de la Peste, 12th century Romanesque architecture Senanque abbey
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains, vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels to 19th Century family homes you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 star with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the off chance we can’t we will substitute something of equal quality.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from March 1st to June 30th and September 15th to November 15th. There is a  risk of path restrictions from the 1st of July until the 15th of September so we are unable to sell this trip through this time.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

    1. Travelling to the Start of the walk

    The walk starts in Avignon and ends with a stay in Isle sur la Sorgue. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in Avignon. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

    By plane (and rail): One of the easiest options would be to fly into Marseille and then catch the train from Marseille to Avignon. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Marseille. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

    The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 40mins and will cost anywhere from around €10.00 to €30.00 or AUD $15 – $40. They depart so often that it may not be worth worrying about booking. Please find below ways to book. From the train station, you can walk to your first accommodation.

    Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
    TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

    By rail:  It’s also very easy to catch a train from anywhere in France to Avignon. The fastest service is the TGV intercity high-speed rail service. This journey takes about 3 hrs from Paris and will cost anywhere from €50 to €150 or $30 – $160 AUS depending on booking conditions and the Class of service chosen.
    https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv
    You can buy a ticket when you get there, however, we recommend pre-booking your tickets online.

    1. Travelling from the End of the walk

    By rail:  The train from Isle sur la Sorgue back to Marseilles takes around 1 hr 50 min or longer and costs around €20 or $30 AUD.
    Or take the train back to Paris which takes about 5 hours.
    Trainline.com:  https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
    TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

    By plane: (Get the train to Marseille) There are many airlines that fly from Marseilles to Paris. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

    https://www.kayak.com/flights
    www.google.com/flights

WALKING

The walk is moderate with some long days if you wish. Full-day walks average about 16 km with 5 –6 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-maintained paths through the most beautiful parts of Provence. Please assess your walking capability in context of how many kilometres each day is walked to assess whether this walk is suitable for you. Walkers have let us know that our assessment of the walk as moderate is accurate but their level of fitness may not be equivalent to your fitness level.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous waking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence.

This is unlikely as we have avoided the risky time, but the paths through forests may still close or be partially restricted (access until 11:00am) if the risk of forest fire is high. The walks may vary due to weather conditions and dry season. It is the client’s responsibility to get this information (suppliers will help with this), that is published no later than 6pm a day ahead. You can ask reception to make a call for you, if you want to make sure you understand what is happening. Any extra cost due to those restrictions (or for any personal reason) will be at the clients’ expense. Of course if the paths happen to be restricted or closed we will do our best to provide alternative options.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in June (summer). The walk is not offered in winter as the accommodations close and the conditions are not pleasant or perhaps even safe in the mountains. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having less people around in the villages and towns (we walk away from the people on the walk so crowds are never an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1755

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 560

    Not available from 1st July to 15th September

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1825

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 580

    Not available from 1st July to 15th September

sections

Overview

Get up close to the beautiful landscapes, food, wine and nature of Provence, with its charming ancient towns and villages.

This walk starts in Avignon, and ends in L'Isle sur la Sorgue – or Provençal Venice, a beautiful fishing village.  Walk the path from St Remy de Provence through famed villages such as Gordes and Saignon; witness the spectacular Aiguebrun valley, and  finish in the Colorado Provencal.

You'll stay in handpicked guesthouses, enjoy delicious Provençal cuisine and soak up jaw-dropping views over the Southern French landscape. Traverse open ridges and along  2 picturesque mountain ranges: Les Alpilles & Le Luberon. Walk to 1000-year-old villages rising spectacularly from the valleys below, many of which are considered the most beautiful in France.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The diverse landscapes of the Alpilles & Luberon
  • The mysterious spring of the Sorgue river: Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • 300 year-old Mur de la Peste and the 12th century Romanesque architecture Sénanque abbey
  • Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh spent over a year creating 150 paintings
  • The hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Saignon, Les Baux de Provence
  • A stay at the otherworldly 11th century converted goats farm converted into the Auberge des Seguins guest-house in Buoux
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains, beautiful vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 7 nights double occupancy with private facilities, in handpicked hotels or guesthouses
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch and 5 dinners
  • All transport on and off the track incl luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Saigon, Les Baux de Provence
  • 300 year-old Mur de la Peste, 12th century Romanesque architecture Senanque abbey
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains, vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains
Accommodation & Dining

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels to 19th Century family homes you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 star with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the off chance we can’t we will substitute something of equal quality.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from March 1st to June 30th and September 15th to November 15th. There is a  risk of path restrictions from the 1st of July until the 15th of September so we are unable to sell this trip through this time.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

    1. Travelling to the Start of the walk

    The walk starts in Avignon and ends with a stay in Isle sur la Sorgue. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in Avignon. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

    By plane (and rail): One of the easiest options would be to fly into Marseille and then catch the train from Marseille to Avignon. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Marseille. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

    The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 40mins and will cost anywhere from around €10.00 to €30.00 or AUD $15 – $40. They depart so often that it may not be worth worrying about booking. Please find below ways to book. From the train station, you can walk to your first accommodation.

    Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
    TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

    By rail:  It’s also very easy to catch a train from anywhere in France to Avignon. The fastest service is the TGV intercity high-speed rail service. This journey takes about 3 hrs from Paris and will cost anywhere from €50 to €150 or $30 – $160 AUS depending on booking conditions and the Class of service chosen.
    https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv
    You can buy a ticket when you get there, however, we recommend pre-booking your tickets online.

    1. Travelling from the End of the walk

    By rail:  The train from Isle sur la Sorgue back to Marseilles takes around 1 hr 50 min or longer and costs around €20 or $30 AUD.
    Or take the train back to Paris which takes about 5 hours.
    Trainline.com:  https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
    TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

    By plane: (Get the train to Marseille) There are many airlines that fly from Marseilles to Paris. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

    https://www.kayak.com/flights
    www.google.com/flights

WALKING

The walk is moderate with some long days if you wish. Full-day walks average about 16 km with 5 –6 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-maintained paths through the most beautiful parts of Provence. Please assess your walking capability in context of how many kilometres each day is walked to assess whether this walk is suitable for you. Walkers have let us know that our assessment of the walk as moderate is accurate but their level of fitness may not be equivalent to your fitness level.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous waking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence.

This is unlikely as we have avoided the risky time, but the paths through forests may still close or be partially restricted (access until 11:00am) if the risk of forest fire is high. The walks may vary due to weather conditions and dry season. It is the client’s responsibility to get this information (suppliers will help with this), that is published no later than 6pm a day ahead. You can ask reception to make a call for you, if you want to make sure you understand what is happening. Any extra cost due to those restrictions (or for any personal reason) will be at the clients’ expense. Of course if the paths happen to be restricted or closed we will do our best to provide alternative options.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in June (summer). The walk is not offered in winter as the accommodations close and the conditions are not pleasant or perhaps even safe in the mountains. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having less people around in the villages and towns (we walk away from the people on the walk so crowds are never an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1755
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 560
    DETAILS

    Not available from 1st July to 15th September

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1825
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 580
    DETAILS

    Not available from 1st July to 15th September

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