OVERVIEW

Embark on a journey tracing Van Gogh's path through Provence. Start in the charming town of St Rémy continue to Maussane, perched atop a rocky cliff, before concluding in the historic Roman city of Arles. Provence unfolds like a canvas painted by an artist, with its vivid blue skies contrasting against the lush green fields, silver olive trees, golden sunflowers, and rugged peaks of Les Alpilles.

Wander through the countryside adorned with Provençal farmhouses and medieval villages. Explore St Rémy, a picturesque town steeped in Gallo-Roman history encircled by remnants of its ancient wall. Walk from the foothills of Les Alpilles, passing by cypress trees, farmsteads, and the Romanesque monastery where Van Gogh found solace.

Follow the fragrant trail back to St Rémy, surrounded by the scents of thyme, rosemary, and cistus flowers. Ascend higher to catch a glimpse of the rocky limestone crest and the captivating medieval village of Maussane. Spend a night immersed in the town's charm before descending into the medieval marvels of Les Baux de Provence.

Highlights

  • Trace the path of the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh
  • View the diverse and captivating landscapes of the Alps and French Riviera
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean from clifftop vantage points
  • Authentic Provençal villages, old stone farmhouses and huts along centuries-old paths
  • Discover the stunningly picturesque village of Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Indulge in delectable local specialties, savoring the flavors of the region
  • Exploring vibrant local markets: Wednesday in St Remy, Saturday in Arles

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy

Grade 1 - Easy

Mostly flat, on even terrain with no steep sections. Suitable for all fitness levels.

PRICE FROM
$ 1195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 455

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE

Your walking journey commences in Saint Rémy de Provence, nestled at the base of the Alpilles mountains. Accessible by a convenient 30-minute bus ride from Avignon, which itself is linked to the TGV train from Paris, Saint Rémy has long been a magnet for artists drawn to its picturesque landscapes. The azure Provençal skies accentuate the verdant fields and cypress trees,  the radiant sunflowers, and the rugged peaks of the Alpilles. It’s a haven for artists, so much so that Vincent Van Gogh spent his final year here, producing some of his most iconic works, including the famed Starry Night. Spend your evening leisurely wandering the quaint maze of streets in the town center, where an array of excellent dining options await. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your own pace before retiring for the night in Saint Rémy de Provence.

Walking: No scheduled walking for today
Accommodation: St Rémy de Provence

DAY 2
SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE LOOP

Set off on the Van Gogh trail, which leads you away from the town centre toward the foothills of the Alpilles, retracing the very path the artist trod over a century ago. Enamel reproductions of his masterpieces adorn the landscapes that inspired his iconic brushstrokes. Explore the Romanesque monastery, once Van Gogh’s sanctuary before his sojourn in Saint Rémy. Follow a shaded path through the forest, ascending gradually to the mountain’s crest. Though peaking at a modest 400 meters, the Alpilles stand distinct in the otherwise flat Rhône valley, offering breathtaking vistas of the sweeping plains, northern mountain ranges, and on clear days, the shimmering Mediterranean Sea to the south. A delightful route guides you back to Saint Rémy, passing through olive groves and tracing the path of an ancient Roman road. Enjoy dinner at your leisure before retiring for the night in Saint Rémy de Provence.

Walking: 10km / 3hrs
Elevation: +300m / -300m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: St Rémy de Provence

 

DAY 3
SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE TO MAUSSANE

On today’s excursion, you ascend to the mountain ridge,  amidst fragrant thyme and cistus flowers, whilst enjoying expansive vistas of the northern mountains and southern plains. Following a winding descent, you arrive at the picturesque village of Maussane, meandering through verdant olive groves. Enjoy an evening at your leisure with dinner on your own before retiring for the night in Maussane.

Walking: 13km / 4hrs
Elevation: +270m / -290m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Maussane

DAY 4
MAUSSANE TO LES BAUX DE PROVENCE LOOP

In Maussane, don’t miss the bustling market on Thursday morning if that coincides with your trip. Begin your day with a leisurely stroll through the golf course, then ascend to the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence along a secluded pathway. Exiting through the village’s medieval gate, descend back to the plains, passing through canals and olive groves on your return journey to Maussane. At the end of your walk, transfer to Arles. Enjoy dinner on your own and spend the night in Arles.

Walking: 12km / 3hrs
Elevation: +250m / -250m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arles

DAY 5
ONWARD TRAVEL

Arles hosts its lively market on both Wednesday and Saturday. Although your trip concludes this morning, you have the opportunity to leisurely explore the charming streets of Arles, taking in the sights and perhaps meandering through the vibrant market stalls.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 4 nights accommodation in hotels
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers throughout the trip and transport on day 4
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the French Riviera
  • Authentic villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

The 3-star accommodation has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for its location, facilities and history, our accommodation in St Remy de Provence, Maussane and Arles is used to welcoming walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history, food and wine. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided with 4 daily breakfasts after each of the nights stay. With the wide variety of offerings at your fingertips, you can enjoy choosing whatever takes your fancy for lunch and dinner.  Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night, your hosts will happily give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

We suggest adding a day or two to this trip to truly savour all that it has to offer.  Just contact us and we will happily arrange.

  • NIGHT 1 & 2

  • NIGHT 3

  • NIGHT 4

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration regarding how you train. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training as it will increase your endurance.

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

March to Mid November except July and August (trail closures due to fire risk).

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Saint Remy de Provence at your first accommodation and ends in Arles on the final morning at your accommodation. Please refer to your itinerary. You will need to get yourself to Saint Remy de Provence, most likely from Paris or Marseille. From the end of your walk, you will need to organise your travel away from Antibes. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane: The easiest option would be to fly into Paris and then catch the TGV train to Avignon or fly into Marseille and catch the local train from the airport to Avignon. There are many airlines that fly to Paris and Marseille. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

www.google.com/flights

By train or bus: The train from Paris to Avignon will take around 3-4hrs and will cost around AUD$100-200, depending on supply and demand. Alternatively, you can catch the train from Marseille to Avignon, which will take 1.5hrs and cost around AUD$30. You can then catch a 30 minute accessible bus to Saint Remy. Please find below ways to book.

https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

Travelling from the End of the walk

By train: You can catch a train Arles back to Marseille which takes 1hr and costs around AUD$30. You could also catch the train back to Paris which takes around 4hrs.

https://www.thetrainline.com

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

WALKING

The walk is easy with little ascents, with full-day walks averaging about 11.7km. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty, savoring sweeping views from the snow-dusted peaks of the Provincial Alps to the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, while treating your palate to exquisite French fare and wine.

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

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.)

The walk does not take place in July and August due to risk of fire closures.

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, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455

    Not available in July or August

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1265

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $475

    Not available in July or August

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Embark on a journey tracing Van Gogh's path through Provence. Start in the charming town of St Rémy continue to Maussane, perched atop a rocky cliff, before concluding in the historic Roman city of Arles. Provence unfolds like a canvas painted by an artist, with its vivid blue skies contrasting against the lush green fields, silver olive trees, golden sunflowers, and rugged peaks of Les Alpilles.

Wander through the countryside adorned with Provençal farmhouses and medieval villages. Explore St Rémy, a picturesque town steeped in Gallo-Roman history encircled by remnants of its ancient wall. Walk from the foothills of Les Alpilles, passing by cypress trees, farmsteads, and the Romanesque monastery where Van Gogh found solace.

Follow the fragrant trail back to St Rémy, surrounded by the scents of thyme, rosemary, and cistus flowers. Ascend higher to catch a glimpse of the rocky limestone crest and the captivating medieval village of Maussane. Spend a night immersed in the town's charm before descending into the medieval marvels of Les Baux de Provence.

Highlights

  • Trace the path of the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh
  • View the diverse and captivating landscapes of the Alps and French Riviera
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean from clifftop vantage points
  • Authentic Provençal villages, old stone farmhouses and huts along centuries-old paths
  • Discover the stunningly picturesque village of Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Indulge in delectable local specialties, savoring the flavors of the region
  • Exploring vibrant local markets: Wednesday in St Remy, Saturday in Arles

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy

Grade 1 - Easy

Mostly flat, on even terrain with no steep sections. Suitable for all fitness levels.

PRICE FROM
$ 1195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 455

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE

Your walking journey commences in Saint Rémy de Provence, nestled at the base of the Alpilles mountains. Accessible by a convenient 30-minute bus ride from Avignon, which itself is linked to the TGV train from Paris, Saint Rémy has long been a magnet for artists drawn to its picturesque landscapes. The azure Provençal skies accentuate the verdant fields and cypress trees,  the radiant sunflowers, and the rugged peaks of the Alpilles. It’s a haven for artists, so much so that Vincent Van Gogh spent his final year here, producing some of his most iconic works, including the famed Starry Night. Spend your evening leisurely wandering the quaint maze of streets in the town center, where an array of excellent dining options await. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your own pace before retiring for the night in Saint Rémy de Provence.

Walking: No scheduled walking for today
Accommodation: St Rémy de Provence

DAY 2
SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE LOOP

Set off on the Van Gogh trail, which leads you away from the town centre toward the foothills of the Alpilles, retracing the very path the artist trod over a century ago. Enamel reproductions of his masterpieces adorn the landscapes that inspired his iconic brushstrokes. Explore the Romanesque monastery, once Van Gogh’s sanctuary before his sojourn in Saint Rémy. Follow a shaded path through the forest, ascending gradually to the mountain’s crest. Though peaking at a modest 400 meters, the Alpilles stand distinct in the otherwise flat Rhône valley, offering breathtaking vistas of the sweeping plains, northern mountain ranges, and on clear days, the shimmering Mediterranean Sea to the south. A delightful route guides you back to Saint Rémy, passing through olive groves and tracing the path of an ancient Roman road. Enjoy dinner at your leisure before retiring for the night in Saint Rémy de Provence.

Walking: 10km / 3hrs
Elevation: +300m / -300m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: St Rémy de Provence

 

DAY 3
SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE TO MAUSSANE

On today’s excursion, you ascend to the mountain ridge,  amidst fragrant thyme and cistus flowers, whilst enjoying expansive vistas of the northern mountains and southern plains. Following a winding descent, you arrive at the picturesque village of Maussane, meandering through verdant olive groves. Enjoy an evening at your leisure with dinner on your own before retiring for the night in Maussane.

Walking: 13km / 4hrs
Elevation: +270m / -290m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Maussane

DAY 4
MAUSSANE TO LES BAUX DE PROVENCE LOOP

In Maussane, don’t miss the bustling market on Thursday morning if that coincides with your trip. Begin your day with a leisurely stroll through the golf course, then ascend to the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence along a secluded pathway. Exiting through the village’s medieval gate, descend back to the plains, passing through canals and olive groves on your return journey to Maussane. At the end of your walk, transfer to Arles. Enjoy dinner on your own and spend the night in Arles.

Walking: 12km / 3hrs
Elevation: +250m / -250m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arles

DAY 5
ONWARD TRAVEL

Arles hosts its lively market on both Wednesday and Saturday. Although your trip concludes this morning, you have the opportunity to leisurely explore the charming streets of Arles, taking in the sights and perhaps meandering through the vibrant market stalls.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 4 nights accommodation in hotels
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers throughout the trip and transport on day 4
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the French Riviera
  • Authentic villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

The 3-star accommodation has been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. During this tour, you will spend each night in double occupancy rooms with private facilities. Chosen for its location, facilities and history, our accommodation in St Remy de Provence, Maussane and Arles is used to welcoming walkers. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the region and they will always be happy to chat with you about the history, food and wine. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk.

You will be provided with 4 daily breakfasts after each of the nights stay. With the wide variety of offerings at your fingertips, you can enjoy choosing whatever takes your fancy for lunch and dinner.  Lunches are available at various cafes or food stores daily. There are numerous places to get dinner each night, your hosts will happily give you a list of recommendations. If you have any food allergies or intolerances please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

We suggest adding a day or two to this trip to truly savour all that it has to offer.  Just contact us and we will happily arrange.

  • NIGHT 1 & 2

  • NIGHT 3

  • NIGHT 4

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration regarding how you train. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training as it will increase your endurance.

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

March to Mid November except July and August (trail closures due to fire risk).

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Saint Remy de Provence at your first accommodation and ends in Arles on the final morning at your accommodation. Please refer to your itinerary. You will need to get yourself to Saint Remy de Provence, most likely from Paris or Marseille. From the end of your walk, you will need to organise your travel away from Antibes. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane: The easiest option would be to fly into Paris and then catch the TGV train to Avignon or fly into Marseille and catch the local train from the airport to Avignon. There are many airlines that fly to Paris and Marseille. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

www.google.com/flights

By train or bus: The train from Paris to Avignon will take around 3-4hrs and will cost around AUD$100-200, depending on supply and demand. Alternatively, you can catch the train from Marseille to Avignon, which will take 1.5hrs and cost around AUD$30. You can then catch a 30 minute accessible bus to Saint Remy. Please find below ways to book.

https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

Travelling from the End of the walk

By train: You can catch a train Arles back to Marseille which takes 1hr and costs around AUD$30. You could also catch the train back to Paris which takes around 4hrs.

https://www.thetrainline.com

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Bastia/Calvi

WALKING

The walk is easy with little ascents, with full-day walks averaging about 11.7km. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty, savoring sweeping views from the snow-dusted peaks of the Provincial Alps to the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, while treating your palate to exquisite French fare and wine.

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

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.)

The walk does not take place in July and August due to risk of fire closures.

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, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $455
  • 1 Mar 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1265

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $475
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  • 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 inc luggage transfers
  • 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)
  • Support from our driver and representatives on the ground
  • 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

Provence Perched Villages of the French Riviera – 5 Days

Self-guided

Explore villages perched atop rugged cliffs offering breathtaking views, from snow-covered Alpine peaks to the speakling deep blue mediterranean sea.

Self-guided 5 Days From $1695 Moderate What's Included

Provence Perched Villages of the French Riviera – 5 Days

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What's Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in hotels with private facilities
  • 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Luggage transfers days 2 to 4 and transport on days 1, 2 and 3
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the French Riviera
  • Authentic villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains

Hidden Gems of the French Riviera – 5 Days

Self-guided

Enjoy the diverse and captivating mountain and sea landscapes, incredible views of the French riviera, picturesque hilltop villages and a plethora of cultural delights.

Self-guided 5 Days From $1255 Moderate What's Included

Hidden Gems of the French Riviera – 5 Days

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What's Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in hotels
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers throughout the trip
  • Transport on day 1,3 and 4
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the French Riviera
  • Authentic villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains

Provence Wine Trails and Mount Ventoux – 10 Days

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A snapshot of the Provence wine-growing area, strolling between gnarled vines, enjoying a glass or two and hike to the top of Mount Ventoux.

Self-guided 10 Days From $3095 Challenging What's Included

Provence Wine Trails and Mount Ventoux – 10 Days

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What's Included
  • 9 nights’ accommodation, ensuite rooms, 2/3* handpicked hotels, auberges and guesthouses.
  • 9 breakfasts, five evening meals (plus one 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)
  • 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.
  • Hike Mont Ventoux, Provence’s highest mountain.

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