Day 1: Arrive Avignon
Explore this walled medieval town with its landmark Pope’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 2: Seguret – Vacqueyras (5hrs, 17 km)
Walk from Seguret, voted one of France’s most beautiful villages to Gigondas, a village surrounded by vineyards with a beautiful 11th century church.
Day 3: Vacqueyras – Le Barroux (5.5 hrs, 15 km)
Walk into the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Enroute pass through Beaumes de Venise. Continue through this range of hills that forms a lace work of limestone peaks until you arrive at Le Barroux, a hilltop village dominated by a 12thC castle.
Day 4: Le Barroux – Malaucène (4.5 hrs, 13 km)
Walk in the foothills of Mont Ventoux (1,912m), the prime climb for the Tour de France, through pine and cedar forest. Set your sights on Malaucène’s hilltop fort.
Day 5: Malaucène – Vaison la Romaine (6 hrs, 18 km)
Discover little tucked-away villages on your route today. Crestet’s ancient alley ways adorned with historic buildings and fountains will charm you. At Vaison la Romaine the largest Roman archaeological site in France awaits.
Day 6: Vaison la Romaine - Avignon
Morning free to explore the superb market flaunting the irresistible fragrances of colours of South of France or visit the towns Jardin des Neuf Damoisells. Afternoon transfer to historic Avignon.
Day 7: Avignon
Today is yours to explore the rich and varied history of Avignon – the Papal Palace, museums, galleries and antiques are waiting for you….
Moderate 4 days walking from 4.5 to 6 hrs that does not exceed 500m in ascent. For this walk you need to enjoy regular exercise and be able to cope with walking uphill for up to 2 hours at a time.
Please note that price is per person in Euros.
1 Mar - 15 Apr, 1 Oct - 15 Nov: Twin share €1035, SSup €375
16 Apr - 30 Sept: Twin share €1065, SSup €395
Surcharge may apply for Avignon Festival of Theatre (5-25 July 2018)
Grand Tour of Provence by minibus (Day 7): €135
2018: Every day from March to 15 November.
Provence is rich in colour and contrasts with vivid sprays of scented lavender, bright green vines, ochre-coloured villages and white limestone hills. The area has attracted artists and writers for centuries. There are dozens of enchanting villages to explore, ancient forts, spectacular abbeys and countless other fascinating geographical and historic sites.
Not far from Avignon is the famous Côtes-du-Rhone wine region. This walking tour explores part of Provence that is away from the crowds. You visit and stay in the wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaume de Venise around the Dentelles de Montmirail where vines have been growing since Roman times. Red Syrahs, white Grenache and rose wines are waiting to be tasted!