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LES BAUX DE PROVENCE - 1 DAY PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

LES BAUX DE PROVENCE - 1 DAY PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

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On the rocky crests of the Van Gogh Alpilles mountains, far from the tourist crowds, the vistas are far-reaching. To the south the foothills are carpeted with olive groves, and beyond that, the flatlands of the Camargue extend all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. And to the north are all the mountain ranges of Provence, including Mont Ventoux.

With your guide you'll walk along the thym-laden crests, and discover a 3000 year-old fort hidden among the rocky crags, with the best vantage point of the village of Les Baux de Provence. Our paths lead right to the village of Les Baux. After time to visit the medieval village, we'll visit a wine estate and an olive mill and enjoy a tasting of the region's award winning olive oils & wines.

  • Departure: 9AM at your hotel in Avignon (or within a radius of 25km around)
  • Return: in the late afternoon around 5PM
  • FIXED rate : the price is the same from 1 to 4 participants with one guide
    (the total is 560€, whether 1, 2, 3, or 4  participants)

4 participants: 140€ per person
3 participants: 186€ per person
2 participants: 280€ per person
1 participant: 560€ per person

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  • Easy walk through the Alpilles Mountains (up to 3 hours of walking)
  • Spectacular views of the famed olive groves and even the Mediterranean Sea
  • Discover a 3000 year-old fort hidden in the hills
  • Picnic atop the Alpilles mountains far from tourist crowds overlooking the valley (not included)
  • Meander through the cobbled streets of 1000 year-old village Les Baux de Provence
  • Olive oil tasting of some of the prized olive oils that are produced around les Baux 
  • Wine tasting in a wine estate
  • Optional : the outstanding multimedia show in the old stone querry of the "Carriere de Lumiere" (not included)

Day 1

    • Distance :
    • 7 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 200m
      - 200m

Spectacular walk through the Alpilles mountains

les baux de provence most beautiful village in provence

  • Les Baux loop WALK (3h - 5miles)
  • We pick you up at your hotel in Avignon (or surrounding area) and transfer you to the windswept Alpilles mountains. Farfrom the tourist crowds, your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk along the thyme-laden crests, on one of the most spectacular paths in Provence. With aerial views of the famed olive groves and even the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the rocky paths wind through shrub vegetation and pass lone cypress trees: just as Van Gogh painted them during his stay in these mountains. We visit a secret 3000 year-old fort before reaching the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, set dizzyingly above the valley. We'll have some free time to meander through the cobbled streets and enjoy a relaxing lunch before completing the loop walk. After the walk we'll visit a local olive mill and a wine estate for 1 olive oil tasting and 1 wine tasting.
  • OPTIONAL VISIT (not included)
    We recommend the visit of the Carrières de Lumières a former limestone quarry, converted into a stunning light and picture show ( it takes 45mn). It host an extraordinary multimedia show which is unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.
  • THE WALK
    The walk is 7km long in total, and you can expect up to 3h of walking time along the trails.
    The paths are easy underfoot but are rocky: you can choose to wear walking boots but running shoes are sufficient if you're used to walking on uneven surfaces. 

YOU WILL NEED :

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING ..

  • Walking shoes (hiking boots aren't necessary)
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water
  • Picnic lunch
  • Wind/Rain jacket in case of wind, bad wether that can be store in your backpack (recommended)
  • Small backpack (30 liters is a good size) 
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : The rates and supplements are per person 
  • GUIDED DAY - A fixed rate: the price is the same from 1 to 4 participants with one guide 
     The rate for the guided day remains the same no matter if you are 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 persons 
  • BOTH are subject to availability
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below :
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us

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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

> For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
> See in our TRIP INFO section
> Keep in mind that your trip is always subject to availability

The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. basis and subject to availability

  • Most prices are based on a 2-person booking ( with shared accommodation for a hotel)
  • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
  • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
  • Repatriation insurance : applicable for all clients visiting the Europe-Schengen region that includes France
  • Rate : for a maximum trip of 1 week = 7 days
    Supplement for a trip above 7 days
  • See the insurance contract here 

GUIDED DAY TOUR RATES

  • The rates are for a private guided day walking tour (maximum 4 guests)
  • You can book this guided day walk as from 1 guests and maximum 4
  • We confirm your reservation within 2 working days

INCLUDED

  • 9AM: Transfer from Avignon (or 25km surrounding area) to Les Baux de Provence
  • 5PM: Return transfer from Les Baux to Avignon (or 25km surrounding area)
  • Guided walk in the Alpilles on easy terrain 
  • 1 Olive oil tasting and 1  wine tasting
  • A private English and French speaking guide during the whole tour

NOT INCLUDED

  • Picnic, Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Items of personal nature

PATH RESTRICTIONS

Important : From June 1st to September 30th
Access may be restricted in the Alpilles mountains if the risk of forest fire is high. There is a risk that the paths may be closed as of noon on any given day or in exceptional circumstances the paths may be closed altogether. Information is available from 6:00pm for the following day from the local prefecture by telephone (automated message).

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