Walking holidays in Provence Luberon
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Selfguided hotel based walking trip, from, Avignon, Fontaine de Vaucluse or l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
(First night in l'Isle sur la Sorgue) 15-22km
(First night in Fontaine de Vaucluse or Avignon) 15-22km
(First night in Fontaine de Vaucluse) 15-22km
(First night in Fontaine de Vaucluse) 10-15km
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Tour du Luberon
amongst the mauve of lavender fields of the Luberon and the different
ochres of the earth will leave lasting impressions for your minds eyes.
Self Guided Walking
Villages of the Luberon
The Luberon, a rugged, wooded region stretches for about 65 kilometres between Cavaillon, in the West, and Manosque in the East, at its Western extremity. The Western end is known as the ‘Petit Luberon’ and the Eastern end as the ‘Grand Luberon’. The two sections are divided by the Combe de Lourmarin (the old pathway), which cuts across the mountains between the charming villages of Bonnieux and Lourmarin. It's a beautiful region, rich in colour and contrasts, with vivid sprays of scented lavender, bright green vines, ochre-coloured villages and austere white limestone hills. This is an area that has attracted artists and writers for centuries, with dozens of lovely villages to explore, ancient forts, spectacular abbeys and countless other geographical and historical sites. There are some marvellous walks in the area, following the GR9 from the medieval village of Viens to picturesque Rustrel, or hiking across rocky escarpments down into dramatic gorges, where ochre was once mined. Provence is also known for its food, with garlic, olives and olive oil playing an important role in the preparation of many dishes.
If you start in August or September some trails might be closed for walkers, we'll take this into account and show you the free accesible trails.
If you start mid September you might encounter hunters and should beready to hear shooting and come across men with guns.
- By train :
Many TGV from Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse directly to Avignon. From the railway station of Avignon Centre by train to Cavaillon and l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (departure every three hours). The ride takes about 30 minutes.
Info : 08.36.35.35.35.
From Avignon Centre
to l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue/Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (35 minutes).
|- By train back From Cavaillon or l'Isle sur la Sorgue to Avignon Centre, ride of about 40 minutes. Departure from Cavaillon Railway station|
|08h02 mon-sat - (quite a few exceptions)|
|08h39 mon-sat - (quite a few exceptions)|
|09h55 sat - (quite a few exceptions)|
|12h02 sat-sun - (quite a few exceptions)|
|14h02 daily - (quite a few exceptions)|
|15h39 mon-fri - (quite a few exceptions)|
|17h02 daily - (quite a few exceptions)|
|17h42 mon-fri - (quite a few exceptions)|
- By train
- By car :
Tour du Luberon
Walking in Provence