Overnight in Avignon, one of the most poetic cities of southern France. Still surrounded by its medieval walls, with tree-lined boulevards and immaculately maintained lanes and squares, Avignon is a sophisticated city humming with the colour and charm of the Mediterranean.
In the morning you are transferred north to Vaison-La-Romaine, a busy farming town of Roman origins at the foothills of the Dentelles known as the 'Pompei of France' for its extraordinary excavations. In the afternoon, there is short loop walk out to a tiny hamlet with spectacular views over distant Mont Ventoux. (10 kms; 3 hrs)
The walk takes you through forest, skirting around the edge of the range to the most celebrated wine town of the region, via the smallest and most perfectly preserved of the villages that surround the range. (14 kms; 3.5 hrs).
You stay a second night in this lovely country hotel. Today's loop walk starts and finishes from your hotel, taking you into the heart of the Dentelles, via some of the most spectacular scenery in Provence: fortified villages clinging to crags, rolling vineyards pressed against the saw-tooth ridge that gives the range its name. (15 kms; 4 hrs)
Today's walk takes you around the southern edge of the Dentelle to a little town famous for its irresistible muscat wine, and then on to a tiny village, a classic 'village perche', clustered under the walls of the best preserved castle in the area. (16 kms; 5 hrs)
The walk today takes you back to Vaison, skirting around the northern edge of the Dentelles, with enormous views over the interior of the range, Mt Ventoux and south to the plains that lead back to Avignon. (16 kms; 5.5 hrs).
Morning transfer back to Avignon, which has excellent links to the rest of France and Europe via an international airport and rail links, including the express TGV.
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This 7 day walking tour can be personalised to meet your interests and travel dates.
- six nights accommodation
- all breakfasts
- recommendations for lunch and dinner
- reading lists and historical and cultural notes
- maps and detailed walking instructions
- daily transfers of baggage between hotels
- transfer in a private vehicle from Avignon to Vaison on Day 2, and drop off on Day 7 from Vaison to Avignon (which has links to the rest of France and Europe via airport and rail, including the express TGV).
- 24 hour backup from local manager
$1990 b&b and $2190 with dinners included
Single supplement $500.
5% discount when 4 people or more book and deposit together.
The walk absolutely lived up to our expectations. It was as all I hoped for. Delightful. There were so many highlights, nothing stands out. The length and pace of the walks were very good. The accommodation was all good and the food was exceptional!
– Chris H, Provence walk 2011View all Testimonials ›
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