Luberon walking: short and sweet
    • France - Provence
    • 4 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • From March to June
      • From September to November
    • 2 - 10 travellers
      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Prestige
      • Trip code : A1102

About the Luberon walking: short and sweet trip

About the trip in Provence

Your self guided Provence walking holiday: A short walking holiday in the Luberon among 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.

During this Provence short break walking trip, you will explore the region combining the best of Provence over 4 days: scenery worthy of endless postcards, a rich history and culture, great Mediterranean food and, of course, stunning walking paths.

Highlights of the trip

  • The quaysides of Isle sur la Sorgue 
  • Walking along dry stone walls and the "Plague wall"
  • The lavender fields in front of Sénanque Abbey
  • 1 dinner & 1 picnic included
  • The hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Goult, Lacoste and Bonnieux
  • Old stone farmhouses, walls, and huts along centuries-old paths
  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
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Luberon walking, short and sweet: Day By Day

Day 1 - The clear waters of Isle sur la 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. Loose yourself among the labyrinth of narrow streets and in the town’s warm Provençal charm. 
  • Night in Isle sur la sorgue

  • Market on Thursdays & Sunday (famous one) mornings in Isle sur la Sorgue

  • We recommend:
    . Have an extra night in the medieval town of Avignon, and don't miss the famous Pope's palace
    . Enjoy a half day gourmet tour of Avignon !

  • Access : Regular train lines from Avignon and Marseille city/airport > Isle sur la Sorgue on the SNCF website

Day 2 - Mysterious springs and plage wall

Gordes perched village of Provence Luberon

  • Fontaine de Vaucluse > Gordes  
    4 hours 30 - 13km / 8.1 miles - Ascent: +450 m / Descent: -200 m
  • 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 & night in Gordes
  • MEALS included : Breakfast & Dinner

  • Small market on Tuesday mornings in Gordes

Day 3 - Lavender fields and l'Abbaye de Sénanque

Senanque abbey lavender fields Luberon

  • Gordes > Senanque > Gordes 
    3 hours 20 - 10km / 6.2 miles - Ascent: +250 m / Descent: -250 m
  • 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.
  • Night in Gordes.
  • MEALS included : Breakfast & picnic

  • Small market on Tuesday mornings in Gordes

  • Have an extra night in beautiful Gordes, you can then enjoy an extra walk to the genuine village of Goult, off the tourist radar - Details on BOOK
    . The journey takes you to two villages far from the tourist path: the first is Saint Pantaléon, a tiny hamlet, and then Goult, a marvelous perched village whose castle ruins are set among its old stone homes, seemingly timeless. Transfer back to Gordes at the end of your walk
    . WALK : 3 hours 450 - 12km - +100m / -250m

Day 4 - Bories and magnificent perched villages

walk in small villages gordes lacoste goult bonnieux provence

  • Goult > Lacoste > Bonnieux
    3 hours 30 - 11km / 6.8 miles - Ascent: +320 m / Descent: -250 m
  • 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. Transfer at the end of your walk to Isle sur la Sorgue, with your luggage.
  • End of your trip in Isle around 4.30pm

  • Market on Friday morning in Bonnieux.
  • Market  on Thursdays & Sunday (famous one) mornings in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • We recommend :
    . Have an extra night in Isle, and enjoy the great lively atmosphere and the famous Sunday morning market
    . Continue onwards your exploration of Provence in the Van Gogh region !

  • Return : Regular train lines from  Isle sur la Sorgue > Avignon and Marseille city/airport on the SNCF website

Trip info

The rates are per person,

  • on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room),
  • and is always subject to availability
  • If you travel SOLO : please contact us 

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 picnic
  • Day 2: transfer from Isle to the beginning of your walk
  • Day 4: transfer from Gordes to the start of your walk 
  • Day 5: transfer from the end of your walk in Bonnieux to Isle withyour luggage
  • Luggage transfers from day 2 > 4
  • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
  • 1 road map of the region
  • 24/7 phone assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • 24/7 phone assistance

  • SINGLE supplement 
    Simple accommodation: 200 €uros
    Comfort accommodation: 240 €uros
    Charming accommodation: 340 €uros
    Prestige accommodation: 370 €uros 

PATH RESTRICTIONS

Important : From June 1st to September 15th - Luberon + 84
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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    Luberon walking: short and sweet
        • France - Provence
        • 2 adults (2x550€)
        • 0 children (0x550€)
      • 4 days
      • Simple
    Total 1100€
    Deposit 340€
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