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Walking under the silhouette of Mont Ventoux

Walking under the silhouette of Mont Ventoux

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At 1912m in altitude, Mont Ventoux is Provence’s highest peak. Its remarkable silhouette paint the backdrop of this scenic and diverse exploration of Provence.
The trip starts in Séguret and Gigondas, two medieval villages perched high over the Rhône valley, framed by never-ending seas of reputed vineyards. From Gigondas you approach the Dentelles de Montmirail, a set of jagged limestone teeth that soar high and defiantly over the Rhône Valley: a playground for magnificent walking and scenery.
You then walk towards the foot of Mont Ventoux – through orchards and vineyards, with extraordinary panoramas and a great diversity of landscapes.

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  • The circumnavigation of Provence's highest mountain, Mont Ventoux
  • Authentic villages far from the tourist destinations of Provence
  • 3 great dinners in selected restaurants
  • The famous wine-making villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras
  • The ciseled crests of the Dentelles de Montmirail
  • the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine & its famous market

Day 1

Séguret: one of the most beautiful villages in France

avignon seguret in the region of the vineyards of provence next to vacqueyras at the foot of the mont ventoux one of the most beautiful villages of france

  • Avignon
  • Transfer from Avignon to Séguret around 4pm (50mn ride). Séguret is a village out of a fairy tale, its homes grouped tightly in a few rows and backing up against the sheer rock, a timeless village perched high above the Rhöne Valley. Its tiny cobbled streets are wedged between rows of centuries-old homes, and overlooking a sea of vines. The village is listed among the most beautiful in France. Dinner included and night in the countryside of Séguret, in the middle of vineyards.
  • Access: Regular train lines from Paris and Marseille city/airport > Avignon with the SNCF

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 17 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 350m
      - 450m

The wines of Gigondas

giigondas beautiful villages overlooking on the vineyards

  • Séguret > Gigondas > Vacqueyras (5h30 to 6h - 10,5 miles)
  • From Séguret, you walk along quiet farm tracks above the Rhône Valley to Gigondas, world famous for its sublime red wines. From Gigondas - after a wine-tasting perhaps? - you climb to get a closer view of the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail, a veritable playground for walking and hiking, before descending to Vacqueyras, also reputed for its wine. Dinner included and night in Vacqueyras.

Day 3

    • Distance :
    • 15 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 420m
      - 250m

The golden nectar of muscat wines

walking at teh foot of the ciseled crest of the dentelles among vineyards and roc beautiful panorama on mont ventoux

  • Vacqueyras > Le Barroux   (5h30 - 9,3 miles)
  • You continue through the untamed slopes, and reach the ruins of a church, set beside ancient cave dwellings. From there, you descend to Beaumes de Venise, where you can indulge in a glass of Muscat. Then it’s onward to Le Barroux, a hilltop village crowned by its 12th century castle and quiet streets, even off the beaten walking holiday path. Dinner and night in Le Barroux.
  • Market on Thursday morning in Vacqueyras

Day 4

    • Distance :
    • 13 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 500m
      - 500m

Ventoux: the summit of Provence

le barroux perchef village with the castle in the heart of provence vineyards

  • Le Barroux > Malaucène  (4h30 - 8 miles)
  • Today you make your approach towards Mont Ventoux, its giant silhouette as a backdrop for your hike, its barren white peak glistening in the sun. Through shaded paths of pine and cedar you reach the chapel of Piaut, where in generations past locals climbed during periods of draught to pray for rain. Descend the pilgrimage path to Malaucène. Dinner on your own and night in Malaucène.
  • Small market on Saturday morning in Le Barroux

Day 5

    • Distance :
    • 17 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 400m
      - 400m

On the north slope of Ventoux

walking at the foot of the mont ventoux in pine forest & oak

  • Malaucene > Malaucene (5h - 10,6 miles)
  • Today's circular walk passes through the shaded and densely forested northern slope of Mont Ventoux. A walking path lined with Austrian black pine will lead you up to a remote chapel, with great views of the Baronnies Mountains. Two more Romanesque chapels dot your path back to Malaucène. Dinner on your own and night in Malaucène. 
  • Market on Wednesday morning in Malaucene

Day 6

    • Distance :
    • 18 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 400m
      - 280m

Eastern balcony of the Dentelles

great hike to the village of le crestet very wild and great panorama with a finish on the famous vaison la romaine

  • Malaucène > Le Crestet > Vaison la Romaine (6h - 11,2 miles)
  • From Malaucène, you walk northward on thyme and rosemary drenched hills to the perched, authentic village of Le Crestet. You continue to the Gallo-Roman village of Vaison la Romaine. Enjoy the largest archaeological site in France. Dinner on your own and night in Vaison la romaine.

Day 7

Vaison la Romaine

great vaison la romaine famous for its roman ruins and its medieval village and its ancient bridge

  • Vaison la Romaine > Avignon
  • Visit the medieval village of Vaison and its Roman ruins before your transfer to Avignon. Spend the morning discovering the city of Vaison, enjoy lunch in the old part of town. Don't miss the famous Tuesday morning market ! Transfer back to Avignon after lunch, around 2pm. End of your trip in Avignon.
  • Famous market on Tuesday morning in Vaison la Romaine
  • 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

Sup per period
    • Unavailable
    • High + 70€
    • Low

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

  • Hotel de cabasse - Seguret

    Perfectly situated along the Côtes-du-Rhone Wine route, Le Domaine de Cabasse is only a short 15 mins walk from the beautiful village of Seguret, surrounded by vineyards, lavender and olive trees. 

    All rooms have been recently refurbished. Gourmet style restaurant and swimming pool.

    It is not only a hotel but also a wine estate : you have the opportunity to book a guided visit of the vineyard and a wine-testing session.
    The perfect place for wine and food lovers!

  • Hotel le Pradet - Vacqueyras

    Recently renovated, the hotel Le Pradet - located in the heart of Vacqueyras village -welcomes you with elegant simplicity, in quiet surroundings and with a swimming pool.

  • Hotel Geraniums - Le Barroux

    In the heart of the medieval village of Le Barroux, perched high above the plains with marvelous views, facing Provence’s highest mountain – Mont Ventoux.

    This small family-run hotel with comfortable rooms and a fabulous Provençal cuisine.

  • Hotel Blueberry - Malaucene

    Located in the centre of Malaucène - at the foot of the majestic Mont Ventoux - the hotel–restaurant Le Blueberry welcomes you in a friendly and family atmosphere. 

  • Hotel Le Burrhus - Vaison

    Set in the main square of Vaison la Romaine with a quaint terrace overlooking the town.

    The owners have a penchant for modern art: the hotel and its rooms are used as a gallery, showcasing art and regularly hosting new exhibits.

    Simple but comfortable rooms and an exceptionally warm welcome!

  • Hotel de cabasse-Superior - Segu...

    Perfectly situated along the Côtes-du-Rhone Wine route, Le Domaine de Cabasse is only a short 15 mins walk from the beautiful village of Seguret, surrounded by vineyards, lavender and olive trees. 

    Superior Room. Gourmet style restaurant and swimming pool.

    It is not only a hotel but also a wine estate : you have the opportunity to book a guided visit of the vineyard and a wine-testing session. 
    The perfect place for wine and food lovers!

  • Hotel Montmirail - Vacqueyras

    Beautiful 19th century mansion house, set in the heart of the countryside, beside abandoned thermal springs that, one century ago, attracted tourists from around the world. In the outskirts of Vacqueyras, famous for its red wines.

    The comfortable and sun-lit rooms are full of Provençal charm, along with the swimming pool in the garden.
    The restaurant proposes refined, Provençal menus with a modern twist. 

  • Hotel Geraniums - Le Barroux

    In the heart of the medieval village of Le Barroux, perched high above the plains with marvelous views, facing Provence’s highest mountain – Mont Ventoux.

    This small family-run hotel with comfortable rooms and a fabulous Provençal cuisine.

  • Hotel les tilleuls - Malaucene

    Charming hotel - set in a majestic 18th century mansion house - with a beautiful garden and a swimming pool.

    Set at the foot of Provence’s highest peak Mont Ventoux, in the heart of the village.

  • BB Tilleuls Elisee - Vaison

    In Vaison la Romaine, this charming BB offers 5 comfortable rooms with a view either of Mont Ventoux or the medieval town and the olive grove surrounding the renovated farmhouse.

    A savoury breakfast is served on the peaceful terrace: home-made jams and seasonal fruit under the shade of the hundred-year-old linden tree.

    You will remember Anne & Laurent warm welcome.

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
  • Extra day after day 5 - Depart from Malaucene
  • SIMPLE accommodation
  • Mont Serein> Mont Ventoux > Mont Serein
    Short option: 5h30, 15km, +600m/-600m
    Long option: 7 hours, 22km, +650m/-650m
  • Once at the top you have a 360° view, Alps to the north and the plains of the Rhône to the south, the Rhône River snaking its way down to the Mediterranean Sea. Congratulations!  You've climbed the giant of Provence!
  • Rate include : 1 picnic, 2 transfers back and forth Malaucene > Mont Serein, 1 extra night with breakfast at the Hotel Blueberry in Malaucene. Sup single : 60€. 
    If you travel SOLO : contact us
  • Extra day after day 5 - Depart from Malaucene
  • COMFORT accommodation
  • Mont Serein> Mont Ventoux > Mont Serein
    Short option: 5h30, 15km, +600m/-600m
    Long option: 7 hours, 22km, +650m/-650m
  • Once at the top you have a 360° view, Alps to the north and the plains of the Rhône to the south, the Rhône River snaking its way down to the Mediterranean Sea. Congratulations!  You've climbed the giant of Provence!
  • Rate include : 1 picnic, 2 transfers back and forth Malaucene > Mont Serein, 1 extra night with breakfast at the Hotel des Tilleuls in Malaucene. Sup single : 90€. 
    If you travel SOLO : 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 

TRIP rates 

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

INCLUDED

  • 6 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Day 1: transfer from Avignon to Séguret 
  • Day 7: transfer from Vaison la Romaine back to Avignon 
  • Luggage transfers from day 1 > 7
  • 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
  • SINGLE supplement 
    Comfort accommodation : 275 €uros
    Charming accommodation : 325 €uros

Path Restrictions

Important : From June 1st to September 15th
Access may be restricted in the Dentelles mountains region if the risk of forest fire is high (very rare ..). 
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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