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PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Easy - St Remy & Alpilles Mountains

PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIP - Easy - St Remy & Alpilles Mountains


Starting from the center of Saint Rémy with your guide, you stroll along country lanes and then up through the spectacular Alpilles Mountains. A rocky trail leads to a rounded summit, where the 360° view -- on a clear day -- extends all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. 

We return to Saint Rémy where we'll visit the monastery-turned-asylum where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life, and depending on the season we’ll enjoy a tasting of some of the region’s famed olive oils. 

  • Departure: 9AM  in St Remy de Provence 
  • Return: around 3 to 4 PM in St Remy de Provence
  • 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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  • walk through the olive groves that blanket the foothills of the Alpilles Mountains
  • visit of St Paul de Mausole monastery where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life
  • olive oil tasting in St Remy (on opening days)
  • picnic included

Day 1

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 300 m
      - 300 m

Spectacular walk on the Alpilles mountains crest

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  • LOOP walk - 3h (6.2miles)

  • 9am : meet your guide at the tourist office in St. Rémy de Provence
  • Wednesday & Saturday are the BIG morning market days in St Remy ! Allow for some time to soak up the market ambiance before meeting your guide. 

  • Starting from the center of Saint Rémy, you stroll along the country lanes and landscapes that inspired Van Gogh during his stay in the village. Behind the last of the houses, and the last of the olive trees, you begin a pleasant climb up a shaded and winding track, up a valley laden with pine and cedar trees.

    Before long you reach the crest of the Alpilles Mountains. From here a rocky trail leads upwards through brush of thyme and rosemary to a rounded summit. Though only 350m in altitude, you’re in an otherwise flat Rhône Valley, and the 360° view is simply jaw-dropping: to the south the village of Les Baux de Provence sitting defiantly atop its rocky crag, overlooking a vast olive grove, and beyond the flatlands that roll out to the Mediterranean Sea. To the north Avignon’s Pope’s Palace is easily seen, villages dotting the plains, and a backdrop of Provençal mountain ranges including the majestic Ventoux.  

    Our return journey takes us down another path, and we exit the mountain and into the famed olive groves that blanket the foothills.
  • We’ll visit the St Paul de mausole monastery-turned-asylum where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life, and depending on the season we’ll enjoy a tasting of some of the region’s famed olive oils (on opening days only). Depending on our pace we will be back in Saint Rémy and finished by 3 to 4 pm.

  • 3 to  4 pm : End of your walking day in St Remy

  • Included :
    - 1 guide for the day
    - Your picnic
    - A olive oil tasting in St Remy (on opening days) 
    - Visit of Saint Paul de Mausole monastery


    The walk is 10km long in total, and you can expect up to 3.5 of walking time along the trails.
    The paths are easy underfoot but are rocky: you can choose to wear hiking boots but running shoes are sufficient if you're used to walking on uneven surfaces. There's a 10-minute uphill portion on a steep path (to reach the roundeed summit)  followed by a 5-minute steep descent on loose rocks. Both of those sections can be avoided   



  • runnning shoes or hiking boots (ankle support is recommended if you aren't used to rocky trails with your running shoes)
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water
  • Wind/Rain jacket in case of wind or rain, that can be stored in your backpack
  • Small backpack (30 liters is a good size) 
    - 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


  • The rates are for a private guided day walking tour 
  • You can book this guided day walk as from 2 guests 


  • 1 Guided walk with an English and French speaking guide 
  • 1 picnic
  • 1 visit of St paul de Mausole monastery 
  • 1 Olive oil tasting ( on opening days)


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


Important : From June 1st to September 30th
Access may be restricted in the Alpilles mountains if the risk of forest fire is high. There is a risk that 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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