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Colours and scents of the Luberon trails

Colours and scents of the Luberon trails


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The paths of the Luberon reveal untamed hills and hidden canyons, 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.
This trip combines the best of what Provence has to offer: 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
  • 4 dinners in selected restaurants
  • 2 delicious picnics
  • The lavender fields in front of Sénanque Abbey
  • Walking along dry stone walls and the "Plague wall"
  • 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) morning in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Access : Regular train lines from Avignon and Marseille city/airport > Isle sur la Sorgue 

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)
  • 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 morning 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 included and night in Gordes.
  • Small market on Tuesday morning in Gordes

Day 4

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

Bories and magnificent perched villages

Borie stone house typical of Luberon

  • Goult > Lacoste > Bonnieux (3h30 - 6.8miles)
  • Picnic included
  • 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. 
  • Dinner included and night in Bonnieux
  • Market on Friday morning in Bonnieux

Day 5

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

Bonnieux and the cedar forest

walk in small villages gordes lacoste goult bonnieux provence

  • Bonnieux > Cedar Forest > Bonnieux (3h30 - 7,4 miles)
  • A pleasant and gradual climb through the forest leads to the ridge of the Petit Luberon mountain. At the top, the outstanding view extends from the Alps to the north to the Mediterranean Sea to the South. You continue through the shaded cedar forest before dropping down to the plains and a leisurly return to Bonnieux.
  • Dinner on your own and night in Bonnieux.
  • Additionnal loop walk : add 45mn +100m / -100m
  • Optionnal transfer : taxi transfer to the cedar forest to begin the walk (and thus avoid the climb) : sup of 30€.
  • Market on Friday morning in Bonnieux

  • Add an extra walk to Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France > see the extension section

Day 6

Isle sur la Sorgue

market of provence tomatoes good food

  • Transfer to Isle, after breakfast. End of your trip.
  • Return: Regular train lines from Isle to Avignon and Marseille city/airport 

    - 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
    • High + 40€
    • Low
    • Very high + 60€

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 Les Nevons - Isle

    Hotel Les Nevons - Isle

    Modern hotel, entirely air-conditionned, 42 simple yet comfortable rooms.

    Situated along the Sorgue River, just a few steps from the old centre of Isle sur la Sorgue, and the antique shops. Pool on the roof and a garage for our cyclists.

  • BB La Borie

    BB La Borie

    Set just 800m from the heart of the village of Gordes (8mn walk), and including a 500 year old dry-stone hut – or “borie” – which now houses the kitchen.
    The 4 quaint rooms are set in a modern addition to the guest house.

    Swimming pool and beautiful views of the Luberon mountains.
    Christine makes you feel like at home!

    • 2 nights minimum
  • Hotel Le Cesar - Bonnieux

    Hotel Le Cesar - Bonnieux

    This small family run hotel-retaurant is set right in the heart of Bonnieux. A few of the 14 rooms offer a great of view over the valley and some have a terrace. The restaurant offers homemade regional specialities using fresh, local products.

  • BB La Prevote - Isle

    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

    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 Terrasses du Luberon -  Bonnieux

    BB Terrasses du Luberon - Bonnieux

    Sabine & Michael make you feel like at home in their charming guesthouse a few steps from the heart of Bonnieux.

    All 5 rooms have their own terrasse and overlook the Calavon valley and Provence's giant mountain Mont Ventoux.
    Heated pool and plenty of shady corners in the garden.

  • BB Le Clos Violette - Isle

    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

  • BB Les Balcons du Luberon - Gordes

    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 Maison Valvert - Bonnieux

    BB Maison Valvert - Bonnieux

    Hidden in the countryside and just a short (10 minutes) walk from Bonnieux, La Maison Valvert is a prestige guest room, boasting elegant and refined rooms in the most serene of environments. This XVIIIth century restaured mansion house - with its views on the Luberon hills - offers 4 rooms & a treehouse.

    Surrounded by a large park and a swimming-pool, Cathy is a truly warm host. 
    A divine place to relax after a day's walk in the hills !

    • 2 nights minimum

  • BB La Maison sur la Sorgue

    BB La Maison sur la Sorgue

    This 17th century mansion house - located in the heart of the city -  is a perfect blend of history, art and design. 

    You will enjoy the  lush garden and the swimming pool - by the Sorgue river -, under a majestic plane tree.

    Breakfast is served in the dining room or in the garden by the swimming pool.

  • Hotel Les Bories - Gordes

    Hotel Les Bories - Gordes

    Only a 20 mins walk from the center of Gordes -  on an 8 hectare estate surrounded by olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender field - the 5 star Hotel Les Bories and Spa welcomes you in one of their elegant 33 guest rooms and suites.

    The perfect place to relax before or after your trip: go for a swim in the indoor heated or outdoor pool, work out in the fitness room, relax in the spa or play tennis.

    Enjoy the relaxed "table d"hote" restaurant, or treat yourself with a gourmet dinner at the gastronomioc restaurants - 1 Michelin star - 

  • B. de Capelongue - Bonnieux

    B. de Capelongue - Bonnieux

    Set above the village of Bonnieux and overlooking Europe's largest cedar forest, the prestigious 4 star Bastide de Capelongue - Relais Chateau - welcomes you in one of their 27 elegant air conditioned rooms.

    Enjoy a gourmet meal in their gastronomic restaurant, reserve a cooking class with the famous chef Edouard Loubet or simply relax by the pool and enjoy the stunning views!

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
Add an extra walk to Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France

ADD AN EXTRA WALK to lourmarin

  • Contact us for the sup
  • We recommend an extra night in Bonnieux to enjoy an extra walk to the charming village of Lourmarin, on the most beautiful villages in France
  • You begin by a leisurely stroll, mostly level, on farming tracks behind Bonnieux. You then climb steadily but easily towards the crest of the Luberon, where you are met by majestic views of the plains. You remain atop the crest on an undulating track before a short but very steep climb towards a rounded summit: from here you embark on a long descend down the south face towards Lourmarin.
    Transfer back to Bonnieux at the end of the day 
  • WALK : 4h - 11.5km - +300m / -500m
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 the Chateauneuf du Pape wine experience
  • 9am : 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
  • Lunch on our own in the village of Chateauneuf du pape
  • Afternoon 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 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 & 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


    • 5 nights double occupancy with private facilities
    • 5 breakfasts
    • 4 dinners
    • 2 picnics
    • Day 2: transfer from Isle to the beginning of your walk
    • Day 4: bag transfer from Gordes to Goult
    • Day 6: transfer to Isle sur la Sorgue
    • Luggage transfers from day 2 > 6
    • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
    • 1 road map of the region


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

    • SINGLE supplement 
      Simple accommodation : 290 €uros
      Comfort accommodation : 430 €uros
      Charming accommodation : 590 €uros
      Prestige accommodation : 700 €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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