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Luberon walking: short and sweet

Luberon walking: short and sweet

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A short walking holiday in the Luberon among hilltop villages, cultivated fields of olive groves, cherry orchards and vineyards, as well as colourful Provençal markets. The Luberon harbours prestigious villages, among the most beautiful in France: Isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes, Bonnieux… all with their typical Provençal charm and flair...
The region combines the best of what Provence has to offer for a shortbreak of 4 days: scenery worthy of endless postcards, a rich history and culture, great Mediterranean food, stunning walking paths.

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  • The quaysides of Isle sur la Sorgue 
  • 2 dinners in selected restaurants, 2 delicious picnics
  • Walking along dry stone walls and the "Plague wall"
  • The lavender fields in front of Sénanque Abbey
  • The hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Goult, Lacoste and Bonnieux
  • Old stone farmhouses, walls, and huts along centuries-old paths

Day 1

By the clear waters of the Sorgue

Isle sur la Sorgue famous typical market Venice of Provence antiques

  • Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Your walking tour begins in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: a veritable island of a village, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Sorgue river, its canals bordered by quaint cafés, restaurants, and antique shops. The town’s Sunday market is among the most colourful in Provence. Lose yourself among the labyrinth of narrow streets and in the town’s warm Provençal charm. Dinner in town included and night in Isle sur la sorgue.
  • Market on Thursdays & Sunday (famous one) mornings in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Access : Regular train lines from Avignon and Marseille city/airport > Isle sur la Sorgue on the SNCF website

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 13 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 450m
      - 200m

Mysterious springs and plage wall

Gordes perched village of Provence Luberon

  • Fontaine de Vaucluse > Gordes  (4h30 - 8 miles)
  • Picnic included
  • A short transfer takes to Fontaine de Vaucluse and its mysterious spring : no one or machine has been able to gauge its depths. Following a 300 year-old wall built to ward off the plague – which entered Marseille in 1720 – you walk along paths carved into the bush and cedar forests to Gordes. Dinner included and night in Gordes.
  • Small market on Tuesday mornings in Gordes

Day 3

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 250m
      - 250m

Lavender fields and l'Abbaye de Sénanque

Senanque abbey lavender fields Luberon

  • Gordes > Senanque > Gordes  (3h20 - 6.2 miles)
  • Picnic included
  • Gordes is perched high above the Calavon valley, its majestic stone homes rising dramatically in concentric circles to its castle, crowning the village. Atop a vast plateau, you cross through lavender and thyme-laden fields dotted with old stone huts, on your way to Sénanque Abbey - a jewel of 12th century Romanesque architecture - You will have time to explore the abbey before returning to Gordes via a cobbled path. Dinner on your own and night in Gordes.
  • Small market on Tuesday mornings in Gordes

Day 4

    • Distance :
    • 11 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 320M
      - 250M

Bories and magnificent perched villages

walk in small villages gordes lacoste goult bonnieux provence

  • Goult > Lacoste > Bonnieux (3h30 - 6.8miles)
  • Short transfer to Goult. You walk among the ruins old stone farmhouses to the village of Lacoste, crowned by the imposing ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. Your walk continues to Bonnieux, another gem of the Luberon, one of the centre-stage villages in Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence. Visit its beautiful town squares and the old cobbled steps leading to its 12th century church. Transfer at the end of your walk to Isle sur la Sorgue, with your luggage. End of your trip in Isle.
  • Market on Friday morning in Bonnieux
  • Market  on Thursdays & Sunday (famous one) mornings in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Return : Regular train lines from  Isle sur la Sorgue > Avignon and Marseille city/airport on the SNCF website
  • 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

  • BB La Prevote - Isle

    In the heart of the antiques capital, Severine hosts you in a 17th century convent restored with taste, set atop the flow of the Sorgue river, with 5 warm & refined rooms.

    Jean-Marie proposes his gastronomic cuisine in the former church and its charming courtyard, combining local and Mediterranean products in the purest Provençal tradition.

  • BB Les Balcons du Luberon - Gordes

    This recently refurbished 18th century Provence farmhouse - 5mn from the centre of the village of Gordes - features 5 elegant rooms, a pool & garden from where you'll discover breathtaking views of the plains, the surrounding villages, the castle and the unique dried-stone houses of the region.

    Etienne - a former chef - proposes an elegant and typical provencal cuisine "table d'hote dinner" ( upon reservation only )

  • BB Le Clos Violette - Isle

    A truly unique place right in the center of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
    Le Clos Violette is a prestige guesthouse, featuring 5 spacious Suites and a heated indoor pool, set in a 17th century mansion, entirely renovated and beautifully decorated with refined antique furniture.

    You will feel at home hosted by the truly friendly Réjane & Richard, with a welcome drink upon arrival in the library or in the shade of the garden’s 100-year old lime tree

  • Mas de la Beaume Suite - Gordes

    A short walk from the centre of the prestigious village of Gordes, Wendy welcomes you at this very charming BB : a restored stone farmhouse, set in an idyllic garden of olive and cypress trees.

    The suite is finely decorated with linen curtains, flowers strung from the old wood beams, and old furniture .. with a terrasse !

    Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

    • 2 nights minimum

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
  • 9h: Morning transfer Avignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
  • Morning : choice of 2 self-guided loop walks in the vineyards of Chateauneuf - with a road-book -  passing along the way the wine estates of: Vaudieu, Nalys, Solitude, Chateau Mont Redon
  • 1pm: gourmet lunch at the famous restaurant "La Mère Germaine"
  • Afternoon with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
    * Walk into the vineyards with explanation about the grapes
    * Private visit to a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
    * Private visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellars in the area) + wine tasting
    * if time permits,  chocolate and wine tasting
  • Transfer to Avignon at the end of the day and night in Avignon
  • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
  • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday
    • 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 

    0TRIP rates 

    The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room), and subject to availability

    INCLUDED

    • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
    • 3 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • 2 picnics
    • Day 2: transfer from Isle to the beginning of your walk
    • Day 4: transfer from Gordes to the start of your walk 
    • Day 5: transfer from the end of your walk in Bonnieux to Isle withyour luggage
    • Luggage transfers from day 2 > 4
    • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
    • 1 road map of the region

    NOT INCLUDED

    • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
    • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
    • Items of personal nature

    PLEASE NOTE : Alternative accommodation

    If the accommodation in Goult not available, it can be replaced by Bonnieux, a lovely perched village. Walk in the cedar forst instead of the Gordes to Goult walk.

    • SINGLE supplement 
      Comfort accommodation : 205 €uros
      Charming accommodation : 355 €uros

    Path Restrictions

    Important : From June 1st to September 15th
    Access may be restricted in the Luberon 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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