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PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Moderate - Bonnieux & the cedar Forest

PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Moderate - Bonnieux & the cedar Forest

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From Bonnieux we descend through the narrow village streets and reach the valley. We climb up a pleasant path through the oak wood, climbing high above the valley, and into the picturesque cedar forest that densely covers the ridge of the Petit Luberon.

An optional side-loop takes us to a lookout to the south, from where the views extend to Cézanne’s Sainte Victoire Mountain, the plains of the Durance River, and on a clear day even the glistening Mediterranean Sea.

We enjoy a gourmet Provençal picnic atop the ridge before heading back down into the valley. Depending on our pace (and legs!) we can take an optional detour to visit the village of Lacoste, crowned by the ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. 

  • Departure: 9AM  in Bonnieux 
  • Return: around 5PM in Bonnieux
  • Rate : the published rate is for 4 participants with one guide
    Please contact us if you are less than 4 persons

4 participants: 155€ per person
3 participants: 185€ per person
2 participants: 245€ per person


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  • the village of Bonnieux and its cobbled streets
  • the quaint cedar forest that crowns the Petit Luberon mountain
  • a diverse walk, through vines, orchards, and forest trails
  • far-reaching viewpoints atop the ridge 
  • picnic included

Day 1

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

The Cedar Forest in the heart of the Luberon

randonnée bonnieux luberon

  • LOOP walk - 4 hours walking time (7.4miles)

  • 9am : meet your guide at the lower church of Bonnieux
  • Friday is the BIG morning market day in Bonnieux ! Make sure to enjoy its great ambiance before you meet your guide and start your walking day !  
  • Bonnieux is one of the prettiest villages of the Luberon Mountains, its cobbled streets climbing up to the 12th century church that crowns the village. From Bonnieux we’ll descend through the narrow village streets and reach the valley. Passing an isolated lavender field we climb up a pleasant path through the oak wood, climbing high above the valley, with superb views of the vines and orchards that blanket the plains, and of the hilltop villages that dot the slopes.

    On the ridge we’ll head into the picturesque cedar forest that densely covers the Petit Luberon. An optional side-loop will take us to a lookout to the south, from where the views extend to Cézanne’s Sainte Victoire Mountain, the plains of the Durance River, and on a clear day even the glistening Mediterranean Sea.

    We’ll enjoy a gourmet Provençal picnic atop the ridge before heading back down into the valley. Depending on our pace (and legs!) we can take an optional detour to visit the village of Lacoste, crowned by the ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. If we don’t visit Lacoste by foot we highly recommend a stop there on your way back to your accommodation.

  • Optional extra Loop walk : Extra 45mn - 2.5km - +100m/-100m

  • 5pm : End of your walking day in Bonnieux

  • Included :
    - Your picnic lunch

  • THE WALK
    The walk is 12km in total, and you can expect up to 4 hours of walking time along the trails.
    The paths are easy underfoot on rocky terrain. A sustained climb, lasting up to 2 hours, leads to the ridge, while a steep downhill takes us down to the valley (1 hour descent).   

YOU WILL NEED :

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING ..

  • Ankle supporting hiking shoes or trail runners (if used to them on rocky trails). 
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water
  • Wind/Rain jacket in case of inclement weather, stored in your backpack (recommended)
  • Small backpack (30 liters is a good size) 
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : 
    - The rates are per person, based on a double-bedded room (1 bed) 
    - Sup for a twin-bedded room (2 beds) in some hotels 
  • 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
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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

GUIDED DAY TOUR RATES

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

INCLUDED

  • Guided walk with an English and French speaking guide 
  • Picnic lunch

NOT INCLUDED

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

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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