Provence Walking Holidays
Start: Sorgue

Your Itinerary


Provence Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £729 per person

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Walking Tour Highlights
• Isle sur la Sorgue, the ‚Venice of the Luberon’
• World-famous monastery Abbaye Sénanque
• Fields of lavender in bloom
• Enchanting mountain villages Gordes & Bonnieux
• Wild romantic paths
• Herbes of Provence’-scented forests

Walking Route Features
Walking, culture and pleasure go perfectly hand in hand on this tour. The Luberon-terrain is hilly and the paths are easy and well-maintained, nevertheless a good basic fitness level is required. An enchanting, colourful and natural landscape with little quaint villages awaits you.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to Isle sur la Sorgue

Isle sur la Sorgue is a genuine island village, surrounded by crystal clear waters of the river Sorgue. The weekly Sunday market is one of the most diverse in Provence, along the canal you find numerous cosy cafés, restaurants and antique shops.

2nd Day: Isle sur la Sorgue – Gordes

Short transfer to Fontaine de Vaucluse, named after the spring and the source of the river Sorgue. Through cedar forests you follow the ‚mur de la peste’, a stone wall errected in 1720 to protect the Provence region against the pest.

After a visit to Cabrières and its castle, your route continues towards Gordes. This lovely village, used as backdrop in numerous Provence-movies, was built from grey limestone and towers like a castle above the valley.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 13 km | Up 450 m | Down 200 m.

3rd Day: Circular Walk to Sénanque Monastery

Today’s tour leads you via flowering and scented fields with old stone huts into the Sénancole valley. Soon you can make out the Abbaye Sénanque with its lavender gardens in the distance: built in 1148 and still occupied, this monastery is not only one of the best-preserved Romanesque buildings in France, but definitely also one of the most impressive. There will be plenty of time left to visit the monastery, before returning to Gordes.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 10 km | Up 250 m | Down 250 m.

4th Day: Gordes – Bonnieux

In the morning short transfer to Goult. You cross the Calavon valley past old stone farm houses, until you reach Lacoste. The castle ruins of the Marquis de Sade tower high above the town, it also offers a magnificent ensemble of old city gates, cobbled alleyways and the charm of the Marquis’ castle. Continue to Bonnieux, a picturesque treasure of the Luberon, immortalised in Peter Mayle’s book ‘A Year in Provence’.

Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 11 km | Up 320 m | Down 250 m.

5th Day: Bonnieux – Buoux

On the high plateaus you walk through truffel- and oak plantations. After the pass Col du Pointu, you reach the Grand Luberon. A narrow path leads to the Château de Buoux and to the chapel St. Marie dating back to the 12th century. After the village of Buoux you continue along steep rock faces, before descending on an enchanting mule trail, snaking downhill into the valley floor of Aiguebrun towards your accommodation.

Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km | Up 250 m | Down 150 m.

6th Day: Circular Walk ‚Panorama Views & Herbs of the Provence’

Walk between limestone walls through the lush and green Aiguebrun valley. Accompanied by mediterranean vegetation, like winter savory and wild lavender, you reach the ridge of the Luberon, a rounded peak, overgrown with thyme. From there you can enjoy a fabulous panoramic view, weather permitting, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. On your way back, the route takes you via the 3000-year old ruins of the fortress Buoux.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km | Up 500 m | Down 500 m.

7th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Organised return transfer to Isle sur la Sorgue.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Walking, culture and pleasure go perfectly hand in hand on this tour. The Luberon-terrain is hilly and the paths are easy and well-maintained, nevertheless a good basic fitness level is required. An enchanting, colourful and natural landscape with little quaint villages awaits you.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Provence tour stays in 2× 3***hotel, beautiful 2** hotels, country estates (French classification) carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- 6x overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included
– 1x half board (Day 5)
– 1x picnic (Day 6)
– Luggage transfer
– Return transfer Buoux – Isle sur la Sorgue
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– Service-Hotline

Difficulty

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Walking, culture and pleasure go perfectly hand in hand on this tour. The Luberon-terrain is hilly and the paths are easy and well-maintained, nevertheless a good basic fitness level is required. An enchanting, colourful and natural landscape with little quaint villages awaits you.

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Your Prices

Provence, 7 days / 6 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast.

Category Information:
Traditional, charming accommodation, sometimes with pool.
2× 3***hotel, beautiful 2** hotels, country estates (French classification)

2018 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.03. – 26.04.2018 | 01.10. – 15.11.2018
Daily Arrivals
Season 2: 27.04. – 30.09.2018
Daily Arrivals

8 days: Prices per person
Season 1: £729 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £329
Season 2: £779 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £349

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Holiday Price: £729
Single Supplement: £329

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