France Provence Village to Village Hiking
Avignon, France to Avignon, France
Provence is celebrated for its clear light and cobblestoned villages, its historic palaces and its abbeys set amid lavender fields. Yet the Provence you discover when exploring on foot is even more magical: it's a land of tumultuous geology where colors take on a new depth and brilliance. Pastel-colored hamlets dazzle against an impossibly blue sky and golden-stone farmhouses are tucked into orchards and vineyards ripe with plump fruit. Set off through gnarled olive trees, fields of poppies, and hillsides fragrant with wild thyme to discover the true spirit of Provence. Walk through wine country, hike under the jagged ridge of Les Dentelles de Montmirail, and climb to fortresses and medieval villages deep in the Luberon.
- Discover medieval towns Vaison la Romaine, Avignon and Les Baux de Provence
- Walk amid the famed grapes on farming tracks and taste local wine
- Enjoy gourmet picnics with provencal specialities
Minimum Age: 16
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
September 15, 2022 7:00 PM
September 19, 2022
to September 25, 2022
October 06, 2022 7:00 PM
October 10, 2022
to October 16, 2022
April 20, 2023 7:00 PM
April 24, 2023
to April 30, 2023
May 04, 2023 7:00 PM
May 08, 2023
to May 14, 2023
June 01, 2023 7:00 PM
June 05, 2023
to June 11, 2023
September 14, 2023 7:00 PM
September 18, 2023
to September 24, 2023
October 12, 2023 7:00 PM
October 16, 2023
to October 22, 2023
Day: 1, duration: 1
Avignon Grand Hotel
Experience true Provencal charm with historic cobblestone streets, just blocks away. The Avignon Grand Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Avignon city. It's the perfect mix of modern and traditional, with 124 spacious, quiet rooms adapted for relaxation. After exploring the bustling town just around the corner, guests can enjoy the hotel's extensive amenities, friendly common area, outdoor pool, and garden.Day: 2, duration: 2
Centrally located in Alpilles, in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, this eclectic boutique hotel boasts a classic French flair. Set in a 16th-century inn but newly renovated, Le Gounod is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration, with a private terrace, beautiful stone pool, hot tub, and a spa offering a variety of soothing treatments.Day: 4, duration: 2
Le Mas des Romarins
Housed in an atmospheric 19th-century building, Le Mas des Romarins is a spectacular property in the quaint hilltop village of Gordes. Each comfortable room has its own unique theme and stunning views. The three-star hotel's restaurant offers delectable French cuisine: La Clarome is recognized as one of the region's premier restaurants.Day: 6, duration: 2
Hotel Le Beffroi
Composed from 16th century estates, the Hotel Le Beffroi is a short cobblestone stroll away from the historic sites in Vaison-la-Romaine. Each room is individually decorated and modernly equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, mini-bar and a hair dryer. Guests can relax at the outdoor pool and terraced gardens with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.Day: 6, duration: 2
Domaine de Cabasse
Surrounded by lavender and olive groves and situated on top of a vineyard, the Domaine de Cabasse bombards the senses with a taste of the Provencal lifestyle. The swimming pool, outdoor restaurant, courtyard terrace and winery tours offer additional opportunities for comfort and scenery. The inn's rooms all feature modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryers and flat screen TVs.Day: 8, duration: 2
Les Jardins de Cassis
Surrounded by olive trees, pines, and bougainvillea, this charming Provençal farmhouse just a stone's throw from the Calanques de Cassis National Park offers the perfect setting for relaxation with an outdoor pool, terrace seating, hot tub, and spa. Rooms have free wifi, hair dryer, safe, air conditioning, and en suite bathrooms.Day: 8, duration: 2
Perched high above the waterfront, La Rade offers dramatic sea views from the center of Cassis. Guests can luxuriate in the hot tub, which overlooks the bay, and enjoy local cuisine and cocktails paired with panoramic views from the bay-facing terrace. The rooms are more than comfortable, and each morning brings a fresh assortment of flaky croissants, juice, and coffee.
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
MT Sobek pairs incredible hikes in majestic landscapes with Provençal picnics and guided tours of quaint medieval towns.Reason #02
Enjoy the charming company of local guides who will give you that je ne sais quoi perspective you can get only from a Provence native.Reason #03
An alternative to the ubiquitous sedentary bus tour of Provence, this carefully crafted trip is perfect for active Francophiles.Activities
Long hikes through dazzling landscapes, and insightful tours of medieval towns and abbeys.Lodging
Boutique hotels with classic French flair, historic hideaways, and artsy retreats, all with stellar locations and amenities.Climate
May is usually dry with moderate sun. June is hot and rain is rare. September is warm but flash storms can occur.Who will meet me on arrival?
Please arrive at the Avignon TGV train station by 2pm on Day 1. An MTS representative will meet the group and transfer you to our hotel in Avignon, at 2:30pm.How can I get from Paris to Avignon?
Take the high speed TGV train from either Charles De Gaulle airport or from the Gare de Lyon train station in downtown Paris.Which Avignon train station should I arrive at: Avignon TGV or Centre?
You can arrive at either train station. The TGV station is a 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel. The Avignon Centre station is a 4-minute walk to the hotel.Do the hotels on this trip have swimming pools?
Yes, all of the hotels have swimming pools.Where can I purchase train tickets?
Yes. Try the Avignon Grand Hotel. This is the hotel where we meet on Day 1 of the tour.
About MT Sobek
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.