provence hiking tours
Taste the liberty of exploring Provence hiking trails on a self guided walk in Provence.
We handle all details for you, for a worry-free trip. You have the liberty to enjoy the holiday at your pace, visiting beautiful perched medieval Luberon villages, or Chateauneuf du Pape wineries. All you need is a small day pack. Our Roadbook includes detailed walking instructions, route maps, and our « Coups de Cœur »: not to be missed !
Discover what a TYPICAL WALKING DAY is like on a Walk Inn SELF GUIDED holiday:
Day 1 of your trip : You arrival in Provence.
Make sure to read your roadbook notes one day ahead, to prepare for the following day's journey. You may have to order a picnic for the next morning.
According to the level of comfort you choose, you will be in family-run hotels, charming B&Bs, or Prestigious hotels.
At Walk Inn, we recommend the BB EXPERIENCE to our clients.
- RESTAURANT : On some trips, we have included a dinner at 8pm on the first night.
Day 2 : After breakfast, you are ready to go for your first walking day : water-sunhat-suncream-rainjacket (and fleece in colder months) in your daypack.
- BAGS : Leave your bags at the reception desk at the latest at 10am, for your luggage transfer to the next hotel
- LUNCH : In your Roadbook, you'll have suggestionsfor the different options for lunch.
- YOUR WALK : Follow our very detailed walking instruction in the Roadbook -- your trusty companion -- with plenty of recommendations for restaurants, historical visits ...
- DINNER : On some trips, dinner is included.
- FEELING TIRED ? BAD WEATHER ? Call us ( as soon as possible) so that we can arrange an extra transfer to the next hotel
- SAFETY & ASSISTANCE 24/24
There are so many thing to do in Provence !
Here is our little selection of the major « MUST-DOs » that you will find on a map of Provence.
LUBERON NATIONAL PARK and LUBERON VILLAGES
Luberon villages are famous for their medieval cobbled streets : Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Saignon. Fontaine de Vaucluse, Lacoste, Buoux, Lourmarin. Enjoy a Luberon walk along the Plague wall to Gordes, discover the Abbaye de Senanque and its Luberon lavender fields, walk through Rustrel's famous ochre quarries
VAN GOGH ALPILLES MOUNTAINS and VAN GOGH ST REMY DE PROVENCE
The Alpilles natural regional park is renowned thanks to VAN GOGH paintings. VAN GOGH spent the last yeas of his life around St Remy de Provence, les Baux de Provence and Arles.
PROVENCE WINE and WINERIES
Avignon is the capital of the Cotes du Rhone wines. Provence is renowned for its vineyards and famous wine-making villages. We recommend : Walking in the vineyards of Gigondas, experiencing the Chateauneuf du Pape wineries visit, enjoying a wine tour of Provence with a wine specialist. Thanks to the Mistral winds, Provence vineyards producs strong red wines and refreshing rosés (especially in Tavel).
LAVENDER FIELDS in PROVENCE
You will find lavender patches in many of our trips in the Luberon and the Ventoux region. But for a Provence lavender tour, the rolling lavender fields are mostly located around the village of Sault and on the Valensole Plateau, north-east of Aix en Provence. The blooming season is from mid June to mid July
Ideal between June and September, for those who want to swim every day in the Mediterranean sea on Porquerolles island !
FRENCH RIVIERA and MERCANTOUR NATIONAL PARK HIKING
The Cote d’Azur backcountry is a hidden gem. If you choose to go hiking along the French Riviera behind the city of Menton, you will walk on trails with jawdropping panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea. Unique ! Mercantour hiking is for experienced hikers.