Provence Walking Tour Information
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PLEASE NOTE – Our Walks are nature walks that include walking through vineyards, forests, olive orchards, flower fields, a truffle farm, and other such landscapes in nature. These are country walks, enjoying the scenic backroads and natural landscapes of Provence. Our three scheduled walks feature walking through the Provence countryside on trails where loose gravel, pebbles, rocks and dirt are the norm. Appropriate walking shoes are recommended for all walks. We enjoy the “slow road” taking in the beautiful scenery of the countryside and local villages daily. 2 MORNING Walks, 1 AFTERNOON Walk.
WALK NO.1 – FOR WALKERS: Provence Walking Tour Information – Guided walk – “Hidden Gems of Provence” walk is rated EASY (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on country trails through picturesque landscapes featuring olive orchards and biodynamic vineyards along the “La Via Domitia” (Roman road) and French country architecture with beautiful village scenery, St. Paul de Mausole, sites painted by Van Gogh and the Roman city of Glanum. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is 4 miles – approximately 1.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.
WALK NO.2 – FOR WALKERS: Provence Walking Tour Information – April, May, September, October: Guided walk – “Luberon Valley Village to Village” walk in the Luberon region of Provence is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on vineyard and country trails through picturesque lansdcapes and French country architecture, lavender and sunflower fields with a variety of beautiful villages in the background. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is 6 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. depending on photo-op stops. Added note: During lavender season (June, July, August) – Walkers: Our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning trail walk through picturesque lavender fields and villages of the Valensole plateau! Non-Walkers: shuttle to lavender fields for a non-walking experience to photograph the endless fields of lavender.
WALKERS – JUNE, JULY, AUGUST: Guided walk – “Lavender Trail” walk in the Luberon region of Provence is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Walking on country trails of gravel and pebble stone through picturesque landscapes of lavender fields with a beautiful village in the background. Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Walk distance is about 3.5 miles – approximately 1.5-2 hrs. depending on photo-op stops.
WALK NO.3 – FOR WALKERS: Provence Walking Tour Information – Guided – “CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE – Amidst the Vineyards Walk”- is rated EASY to MODERATE (optional: designed for interested guests). Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Walking on vineyard and country trails with occasional easy ascents and uneven terrain with large gravel stones and clay soil. The trail offers spectacular views of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards – The walk is rated moderate-Ideal for those who walk on a regular basis. Walk distance is 6 miles – approximately 2-2.5 hrs. of walking depending on photo-op stops.
Non-walkers have alternative guided excursions and activity options available to them each day of the trip. Join us for the vacation of a lifetime to discover the Best of the Provence, as an insider, and make new friends along the way.
While our tours are structured to appeal to those who enjoy walking, as much as to those who prefer to be shuttled by vehicle daily, our tours are not recommended for travelers who have walking difficulties and or knee or back problems that would result in limited participation in the tour.
Our Provence Tour includes periods of extended standing with no seating available, walking to and from our Mercedes sprinters to and from restaurants, wineries, in villages, on uneven pavement, and to and from other daily tour activities. – Provence Walking Tour Information
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