• SELF-GUIDED
  • 10 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,755 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 540 per person

OVERVIEW

The trip starts in Avignon, a UNESCO Heritage-listed site, and finishes in the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine.  The superb walking track together with the most famous and picturesque wineries in the region create one of France's best walking experiences.

Start by exploring Chateauneuf du Pape, southern France's most prestigious wine village (once home to the Pope).  Continue on from Séguret to Gigondas, two medieval villages perched high over the Rhone valley, framed by a never-ending swathe of vineyards. The walk continues from village to village via Vacqueyras, Le Barroux, and Malaucène, ending in Vaison la Romaine. Enjoy the pleasure of discovering wonderful vineyards on foot (not to mention all the archaeological and scenic treasures);  vineyards that the same families have run for generations – and, naturally, lots of wine-tasting opportunities along the way!

The last two days of remote walking at Mount Ventoux are well worth the effort, providing a unique perspective to this journey, with absolutely stunning views and an unparalleled diversity of flora.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring the lovely Chateauneuf du Pape, with optional half-day wine tour (at extra cost)
  • Stroll along beautiful farming tracks between wineries
  • Wine tasting at Chateau Vaudieu, Nalys and Solitude
  • Séguret, one of France's most beautiful villages
  • Untamed slopes, church ruins and ancient cave dwellings
  • The stunning approach to Mont Ventoux, Provence's highest peak
  • Climbing Mont Serein: spectacular views and a chalet stay
  • Did we mention the wine?!

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
10 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1755 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 540 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 9 nights accommodation, rooms with ensuites, 2/3* handpicked hotels, auberges and guesthouses.
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 evening meals (plus 1 lunch if you do the extended walk)
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, maps and Insider tips (where to get the freshest baguette, where to taste olive oil or wine).

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels, a ski lodge, to family-run Auberges, you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are approximately 3 star level with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We cannot absolutely guarantee what accommodations we book but we will do our best to use what we have described below.

Breakfasts are continental with all the standard accompaniments. The 3-course dinners provided are ordered off the menu and are of course Provencal in style.

It is often better for you to choose what and where you eat when you are in villages where there are many restaurant choices. In the walk notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where the locals like to eat.

Since the region is world-famous we suggest adding a day or two to truly savour all the region has to offer.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

WALKING

The walk is moderate with only some small ascents unless you add the Mont Ventoux walks then there are some reasonably big ascents. Full-day walks average about 14 km with 5 to 6 hours walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more or even reduce the walking if you wish. The walking is over well maintained sometimes ancient paths via the most scenic route possible.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions in addition to the fabulous wineries. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence and the Cote d’Azur (the French Riviera).

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

AVAILABILITY

All year.

ACCESS

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Avignon with a transfer to Chateauneuf du Pape at 4.30 pm and ends with a stay in Vaison La Ramone and a transfer back to Avignon in the morning. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk in Avignon. 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.
https://www.kayak.com/flights
www.google.com/flights
The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 40 mins and will cost 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.
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 €20 to €100 depending on booking conditions and 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.

Travelling from the End of the walk

By rail:  The train from Avignon back to Marseilles takes around 40 min cost around €9.50.
Or take a train back to Paris which takes about 3 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

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.) In March, April and October there is a chance of snow on Mount Ventoux.

See the weather 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
  • 12 Mar 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1755

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 540

    LOW SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

  • 1 May 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1810

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 565

    HIGH SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

  • 1 Oct 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1755

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 540

    LOW SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

sections

Overview

The trip starts in Avignon, a UNESCO Heritage-listed site, and finishes in the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine.  The superb walking track together with the most famous and picturesque wineries in the region create one of France's best walking experiences.

Start by exploring Chateauneuf du Pape, southern France's most prestigious wine village (once home to the Pope).  Continue on from Séguret to Gigondas, two medieval villages perched high over the Rhone valley, framed by a never-ending swathe of vineyards. The walk continues from village to village via Vacqueyras, Le Barroux, and Malaucène, ending in Vaison la Romaine. Enjoy the pleasure of discovering wonderful vineyards on foot (not to mention all the archaeological and scenic treasures);  vineyards that the same families have run for generations – and, naturally, lots of wine-tasting opportunities along the way!

The last two days of remote walking at Mount Ventoux are well worth the effort, providing a unique perspective to this journey, with absolutely stunning views and an unparalleled diversity of flora.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring the lovely Chateauneuf du Pape, with optional half-day wine tour (at extra cost)
  • Stroll along beautiful farming tracks between wineries
  • Wine tasting at Chateau Vaudieu, Nalys and Solitude
  • Séguret, one of France's most beautiful villages
  • Untamed slopes, church ruins and ancient cave dwellings
  • The stunning approach to Mont Ventoux, Provence's highest peak
  • Climbing Mont Serein: spectacular views and a chalet stay
  • Did we mention the wine?!
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 9 nights accommodation, rooms with ensuites, 2/3* handpicked hotels, auberges and guesthouses.
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 evening meals (plus 1 lunch if you do the extended walk)
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, maps and Insider tips (where to get the freshest baguette, where to taste olive oil or wine).
Accommodation & Dining

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels, a ski lodge, to family-run Auberges, you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are approximately 3 star level with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We cannot absolutely guarantee what accommodations we book but we will do our best to use what we have described below.

Breakfasts are continental with all the standard accompaniments. The 3-course dinners provided are ordered off the menu and are of course Provencal in style.

It is often better for you to choose what and where you eat when you are in villages where there are many restaurant choices. In the walk notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where the locals like to eat.

Since the region is world-famous we suggest adding a day or two to truly savour all the region has to offer.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

WALKING

The walk is moderate with only some small ascents unless you add the Mont Ventoux walks then there are some reasonably big ascents. Full-day walks average about 14 km with 5 to 6 hours walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more or even reduce the walking if you wish. The walking is over well maintained sometimes ancient paths via the most scenic route possible.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions in addition to the fabulous wineries. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence and the Cote d’Azur (the French Riviera).

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

AVAILABILITY

All year.

ACCESS

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Avignon with a transfer to Chateauneuf du Pape at 4.30 pm and ends with a stay in Vaison La Ramone and a transfer back to Avignon in the morning. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk in Avignon. 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.
https://www.kayak.com/flights
www.google.com/flights
The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 40 mins and will cost 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.
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 €20 to €100 depending on booking conditions and 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.

Travelling from the End of the walk

By rail:  The train from Avignon back to Marseilles takes around 40 min cost around €9.50.
Or take a train back to Paris which takes about 3 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

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.) In March, April and October there is a chance of snow on Mount Ventoux.

See the weather 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
    12 Mar 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1755
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 540
    DETAILS

    LOW SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

  • Date
    1 May 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1810
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 565
    DETAILS

    HIGH SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

  • Date
    1 Oct 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1755
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 540
    DETAILS

    LOW SEASON. START DAY MUST BE MONDAY - THURSDAY. NOT POSSIBLE TO START ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

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