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PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Moderate - Buoux & Luberon

PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Moderate - Buoux & Luberon

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From the Auberge des Seguins, a beautiful wild walk leads you along the famous Aiguebrun Valley, through lush vegetation and up to the tiny hamlet of Sivergues, lost in the most remote part of the Luberon.

You continue upwards to the thyme-laden crests of the Luberon mountains. where on a clear day we can see the snow-capped peaks of the southern Alps. You enjoy a gourmet Provençal picnic with spectacular views before embarking on our descent back to the Aiguebrun Valley. Along our return we can opt to visit the 3000 year-old Buoux Fort. 

  • Departure: 9AM  in Buoux at the Auberge des Seguins BB (20mn from Bonnieux)
  • Return: around 5PM in Buoux at the Auberge des Seguins BB
  • Rate : the published rate is for 4 participants with one guide
    Please contact us if you are less than 4 persons

4 participants: 135€ per person
3 participants: 160€ per person
2 participants: 220€ per person

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  • A very diverse walk, starting in the lush valley and up to the grassy hills of the crest of the Luberon
  • The otherwordly Aiguebrun gorge with its limestone cliffs
  • Visiting the remote village of Sivergues
  • Picnic included 
  • Option : Fort de Buoux ( entrance included)

Day 1

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

The crest of the Luberon

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  • LOOP walk - 5h (8miles)

  • 9am : meet your guide at the Auberge des Seguins BB in Buoux

  • From the Auberge des Seguins your expert guide will lead you along the Aiguebrun Valley, the only river of the Luberon mountains. Through lush vegetation and set between limestone walls, this is where the oldest of our ancestors hunted and lived in the grottos carved into the cliffs. Climbing out of the valley we reach the tiny hamlet of Sivergues, lost in the most remote part of the Luberon.

    After a break at the village spring we’ll continue upwards through a forest of white oak and past the Castelas goat farm, where we finally reach the thyme-laden (yes, a veritable carpet of thyme) crests of the Luberon mountains. From here views of Cézanne’s Sainte Victoire open to the South, to the North on a clear day we can see the snow-capped peaks of the southern Alps, while in the foreground we’ll see the tiny villages that dot the Luberon Mountains.

    We’ll enjoy a gourmet Provençal picnic with spectacular views before embarking on our descent back to the Aiguebrun Valley. Along our return we can opt to visit the 3000 year-old Buoux Fort, set on a narrow plateau that hovers vertiginously above the valley. Each civilization that stayed there – from the Celts to the Waldensians – left their marks upon this impressive site.

  • Optional extra walk : Fort de Buoux - Extra 1 hour, 20 minutes - +150m/-150m (visit included)

  • 5pm : End of your walking day in Buoux

  • Included :
    - 1 guide for the day
    - Your picnic 
    - Fort de Buoux (entrance fee included)

  • THE WALK
    The walk is 13km in total, and you can expect up to 6 hours of walking time along the trails.  You can expect a sustained climb of at least two hours from the start of the walk and up to the crest of the Luberon (as well as a long descent back to the valley). 
    The paths are easy underfoot but are rocky: you can choose to wear hiking boots with ankle support but trail runners are sufficient if you're used to walking on uneven surfaces.  

YOU WILL NEED :

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING ..

  • hiking shoes with ankle support or trail runners 
  • 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

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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
  • Option: the Buoux fort (entrance included)

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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