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Chateauneuf du Pape to the wine trails of Provence

Chateauneuf du Pape to the wine trails of Provence

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Chateauneuf du Pape is southern France’s most prestigious wine village : grapes have been grown here for 700 years. The best way to discover these vineyards is by foot, with lots of wine-tasting opportunities, strolling between the gnarled vines from one estate to the next. 
You then continue to the perched villages of Seguret, Gigondas, Le Barroux, all the way to Malaucene. You approach the Dentelles de Montmirail, a set of jagged limestone teeth, and walk towards the foot of the Mont Ventoux through orchards and vineyards, with extraordinary panoramas and a great diversity of landscapes.
Your trip end in Vaison la Romaine’s stunning archaeological site. 

Optionnal : a half-day’s guided wine tour with a local wine expert

PLEASE NOTE 

- As all the wineries are closed on Sunday & Bank holidays. We highly recommend that day 2 & 3 are week days
- As all of the wineries are closed on Sunday : therefore the wine session can not be done on Sundays neither, and will be switched to the Saturday if needed

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  • 2 dinners included &  many many wine tastings opportunities! 
  •  Walking through the famed vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape
  • The famous wine-making villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras
  • The perched villages of Seguret, Gigondas, Le Barroux 
  • The majestic "Dentelles de Montmirail" mountains
  • The circumnavigation of Provence's highest mountain, Mont Ventoux
  • Authentic villages far from the tourist destinations of Provence
  • the medieval town of Vaison la Romaine
  • Optionnal : A half day with a wine expert to unveil the secrets of the Côtes du Rhône wines 

Day 1

Welcome to Provence !

  • walking in chateauneuf du pape vineyards Arrival in Avignon. Transfer to Chateauneuf du Pape around 5pm
  • Night in Chateauneuf du Pape

  • Access: Regular train lines from Paris and Marseille city/airport > Avignon with the SNCF

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 100m
      - 100m

Chateauneuf du Pape & its famed vineyards

  • walking in the famous vineyards of chateauneuf du pape with an expert great wine tasting Chateauneuf du Pape > Chateauneuf du Pape  (3h15 - 6.2 miles) 
  • Longer walk option : 4h15 (14km - 8.7 miles - +150m / -150m)
  • Today, you explore Chateauneuf du Pape and its famous vineyards. Literally “New castle of the Pope”, this village was chosen as the summer residence of the Popes of Avignon, complete with a castle built atop the hill, today only a set of ruins from which the views extend far into the horizon. It was the popes who brought the vines here in the 14th century, making wines that have been famous for centuries. 
  • You walk through the vines, alongside tracks packed with the red rocks that were deposited here 15 000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age. They absorb the heat during the day and emit it at night, keeping a constant warmth in the vineyards, and helping produce powerful and spicy reds. We recommend the full loop option that passes by the famous estate of Château Mont Redon.
  • Dinner included & Night in Chateauneuf du Pape

    Day 3

      • Distance :
      • 7 km
      • Elevation :
      • + 100m
        - 100m

    Discover the Cotes du Rhone with a wine expert

    walk in the vineyards of gigondas vacqueyras at the foot of the dentelles famous cotes du rhones

    • Loop walk Chateauneuf du Pape (2h45 - 4.3 miles) + 1 afternoon wine tour
    • Morning : A splendid loop walk stays within the heart of the Chateauneuf appellation, strolling on farming tracks in between the parcels of vines of the Vaudieu & Nalys & Solitude wineries, which lead from one estate to the next. The itinerary takes you to 3 widely-known wine estates - Vaudieu, Nalys, and Solitude - all centuries-old, all happy to share their savoir faire with you during a wine-tasting. The reds are deep and heavily spiced, while the surprising whites have notes of almond, spice, and honeysuckle. 
    • Afternoon : free time in the lovely Chateauneuf du Pape village, to wander from one wine shop to the next, all the way to the castle
    • Optionnal : a half-day wine tour with our local wine expert (3h) - See the extension
      Our wine specialist will unveil all the secrets of these vines, taking you on a tour and leading you through a wine-tasting session. You'll learn the concepts of terroir and appellation while perfecting your wine tasting technique. 
    • Transfer to Seguret at the end of the day.
    • Dinner included & night in Seguret

    • Market on Friday morning in Chateauneuf du Pape

    Day 4

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

    The wines of Gigondas

    walk in the vineyards of gigondas vacqueyras at the foot of the dentelles famous cotes du rhones

    • 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.
    • Night in Vacqueyras.

    Day 5

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

    The golden nectar of muscat wines

    provence vineyards and perched villages

    • 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. 
    • Night in Le Barroux

    • Market on Thursday morning in Vacqueyras

    Day 6

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

    From Le Barroux to Malaucene

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    • 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. 
    • Transfer at the end of your walking day from Malaucene to Vaison
    • Night in Vaison la Romaine

    • Small market on Saturday morning in Le Barroux

    Day 7

    Bye Bye Provence

    • Transfer to Avignon or Orange TGV station. End of your trip in Avignon. 
    • Return : regular train lines from Avignon and Orange to Marseille airport /  Paris / Nice 
    • 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
      • Unavailable
      • Low
      • High + 20€

    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 The Wine B&B

      BB The Wine B&B

      Located right in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with 3 very charming and nicely decorated rooms, The Wine B&B is a real experience for wine-lovers.
      Danièle is a professional sommelier and worldwide wine lecturer , she welcomes you in her quiet vinegrowers' house to share with you her passion : some travel experiences, the provencal lifestyle, secrets of cuisine, French wines and cheese will be some precious elements to take home.

      Enhance your own expertise on wine during an exciting and pleasant stay while discovering the region, its culture and its traditions in local wine workshops.

    • Hotel de cabasse *** - Seguret

      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

      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

      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.

    • BB Tilleuls Elisee - Vaison

      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.

    • Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

      Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

      La Mère Germaine a real institution since 1922 right in the center of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very famous for its gourmet restaurant serving delicous meals using fresh & local products.

      All 8 rooms have been fully refurbished in 2014, some with village or vineyard view.

    • Hotel de cabasse *** Superior - Seguret

      Hotel de cabasse *** Superior - ...

      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

      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

      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.

    • BB Eveche -  Vaison la Romaine

      BB Eveche - Vaison la Romaine

      The BB Eveché is an old mansion house, beautifully decorated.

      A cosy ambiance, where you will feel pampered by the friendly welcvome of Aude, the owner

    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
    Join a Food & Wine gourmet tour in Avignon !

    This Food & Wine day Tour offers the perfect combination of food, wine and sightseeing. It will please every food and wine lover ! You meet local artisans and taste regional products (small groups of max 8).
    - From 9am, the 3h30h tour stimulates your taste buds as you walk through picturesque parts of the town and learn about culinary traditions and local history, from the oldest bakery in town to the best artisan chocolate maker. At the end of the tour, we wash everything down with a tasting of a Châteauneuf du Pape wine, the region’s most prestigious wine. 
    - The tour includes 10 tastings, olive oil and a wine tasting.
    - Subject to availability
    - Différent program in July & August : contact us 

    Enjoy a HALF-day wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape !
    • Morning 9am / Afternoon 2pm transfer fromAvignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
    • Half-day wine tour with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
      * Visit of a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
      * 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 back to Avignon at the end of the wine tour
    • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
    • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday & bank holidays
      Repatriation insurance - 1 week trip
      • 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
      • 2 dinners
      • Day 1: transfer from Avignon to Chateauneuf du Pape around 5 pm 
      • Day 3: transfer from Chateauneuf du Pape to Seguret
      • Day 7 : transfer from Vaison to Avignon
      • Luggage transfers from day 1 > 7
      • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
      • 1 road map of the region
      • 24/7 phone assistance

      NOT INCLUDED

      • Optional : afternoon wine tour in Gigondas
      • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
      • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
      • Items of personal nature
      • SINGLE supplement 
        Simple accommodation :  320 €uros
        Comfort accommodation :  320 €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 (rare) 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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