• SELF-GUIDED
  • 8 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 1,470 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 485 per person

OVERVIEW

This walk starts in Chateauneuf du Pape, after a transfer from Avignon, and finishes in the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine. Wine is a religion in this part of the world, so there's a feeling that you're part of something much larger than just the grapevines. The superb walking track complements the region's most famous and picturesque wineries to create one of France's best walking experiences.

Start by walking around Chateauneuf du Pape, southern France's most prestigious wine village, where grapes have grown for a staggering 700 years. Continue on from Séguret to Gigondas, two medieval villages perched high over the Rhône valley, framed by a never-ending swathe of vineyards. The walk continues for five days walking from village to village via Vacqueyras, Le Barroux, and Malaucène ending in Vaison la Romaine. Naturally, there are lots of wine-tasting opportunities along the way!

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
  • Walk along tracks about the Rhone Valley, marvelling at the views
  • Untamed slopes, church ruins and ancient cave dwellings
  • The stunning approach to Mont Ventoux, Provence's highest peak
  • Did we mention the wine?!

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 1470 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 485 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights’ accommodation, rooms with ensuites, 2/3* handpicked hotels, auberges and guesthouses.
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 evening meals
  • 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)
  • 24/7 phone support from our representatives on the ground.
  • The best of Provence wineries in southern France’s premium wine-growing area.
  • Provencal villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by fields of vines.

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 even 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. 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.

HOW TO GET TO THE START AND FROM THE END OF THE WALK

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Chateauneuf du Pape with a transfer from Avignon at 4.30pm. 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 in Chateauneuf du Papeand amd from the end of your 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 several different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights

www.google.com/flights

From Marseille airport you can catch the shuttle bus to the train station VITROLLES (tickets can be bought directly on the bus) and then a train from Marseille to Avignon. The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 1 hr and will cost anywhere from around €10.00 to €30.00 or AUD 15 – $40. There is no need to buy your train ticket in advance from VITROLLES station; you can buy the ticket on the train from the controller.

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 from Paris to Avignon. This journey takes about 3hrs from Paris and will cost anywhere from €50 to €150 or $30 – $160 AUS 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.

In Avignon, there are two train stations: the TGV one situated 2km outside of the city centre and the SNCF city centre train station. There is a regular train shuttle that runs every 15 mins between the 2 stations. If you want to arrive right in Avignon city centre you need to make sure you purchase a ticket for Avignon City Centre station. This will ensure your ticket includes the train station.

By taxi: from TGV station to the centre of Avignon. There are taxis available at the TGV station, and also at city centre station. However, like anywhere else, during peak times, you may have difficulty finding one.

Please note: we can also organise a private taxi transfer at an additional cost in a 5 seater car from Marseille airport to Avignon:

Please advise us before you make your final payment so we can get this transfer organised in conjunction with your arrival details.

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 several 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.)

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
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1470

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 485

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

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1530

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 505

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

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Overview

This walk starts in Chateauneuf du Pape, after a transfer from Avignon, and finishes in the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine. Wine is a religion in this part of the world, so there's a feeling that you're part of something much larger than just the grapevines. The superb walking track complements the region's most famous and picturesque wineries to create one of France's best walking experiences.

Start by walking around Chateauneuf du Pape, southern France's most prestigious wine village, where grapes have grown for a staggering 700 years. Continue on from Séguret to Gigondas, two medieval villages perched high over the Rhône valley, framed by a never-ending swathe of vineyards. The walk continues for five days walking from village to village via Vacqueyras, Le Barroux, and Malaucène ending in Vaison la Romaine. Naturally, there are lots of wine-tasting opportunities along the way!

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
  • Walk along tracks about the Rhone Valley, marvelling at the views
  • Untamed slopes, church ruins and ancient cave dwellings
  • The stunning approach to Mont Ventoux, Provence's highest peak
  • Did we mention the wine?!
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 7 nights’ accommodation, rooms with ensuites, 2/3* handpicked hotels, auberges and guesthouses.
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 evening meals
  • 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)
  • 24/7 phone support from our representatives on the ground.
  • The best of Provence wineries in southern France’s premium wine-growing area.
  • Provencal villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by fields of vines.
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 even 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. 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.

HOW TO GET TO THE START AND FROM THE END OF THE WALK

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Chateauneuf du Pape with a transfer from Avignon at 4.30pm. 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 in Chateauneuf du Papeand amd from the end of your 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 several different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights

www.google.com/flights

From Marseille airport you can catch the shuttle bus to the train station VITROLLES (tickets can be bought directly on the bus) and then a train from Marseille to Avignon. The train from Marseilles to Avignon will take around 1 hr and will cost anywhere from around €10.00 to €30.00 or AUD 15 – $40. There is no need to buy your train ticket in advance from VITROLLES station; you can buy the ticket on the train from the controller.

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 from Paris to Avignon. This journey takes about 3hrs from Paris and will cost anywhere from €50 to €150 or $30 – $160 AUS 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.

In Avignon, there are two train stations: the TGV one situated 2km outside of the city centre and the SNCF city centre train station. There is a regular train shuttle that runs every 15 mins between the 2 stations. If you want to arrive right in Avignon city centre you need to make sure you purchase a ticket for Avignon City Centre station. This will ensure your ticket includes the train station.

By taxi: from TGV station to the centre of Avignon. There are taxis available at the TGV station, and also at city centre station. However, like anywhere else, during peak times, you may have difficulty finding one.

Please note: we can also organise a private taxi transfer at an additional cost in a 5 seater car from Marseille airport to Avignon:

Please advise us before you make your final payment so we can get this transfer organised in conjunction with your arrival details.

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 several 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.)

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
    1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1470
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 485
    DETAILS

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

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1530
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 505
    DETAILS

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

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