Walking in Provence
Enjoy Provence walking holiday heaven with the Ajoucadou apartments in the Luberon National Park.
Whether you are an experienced walker or a novice our walking holidays are perfect for you.
- Self-guided with Garmin GPS
- Selection of different pre-loaded walks of different lengths to suit your interests
- Flexible length of stay – 3 to 7 nights, or for a longer period if you wish
- Flexible party size – our three luxury air-conditioned apartments can accommodate up to 10 people. Our tours are all individually put together for private parties this means that our guests never share accommodation with strangers
- One base for your holiday – there’s no packing or unpacking. The village of Lourmarin, recognised by the French tourist board as one of the most beautiful in France is your home for the week. There are two weekly markets and a village shop for provisions
- Pick-up service. Many of our walks are circular. For those that are not we offer a pick up service which is included in the quoted price.
- Local knowledge – from vineyards to restaurants we will ensure that you stop-off at the right places
- Easy transfer – We can organise cost-effective taxi transfers from Aix en Provence TGV, Avignon TGV, Avignon airport and Marseille airport. There is no need to hire a car.
Based upon two people sharing a room, including GPS guidance, and pick up when necessary, our walking tours usually cost as little as €80 per day per person.
Please use the contact box at the end of this webpage to receive a personalised quote.
Best price promise – if you find another comparable walking holiday elsewhere in Provence, we’ll match the price.
What to expect:
Walkers and ramblers love Provence. And with good reason. The landscape is varied and full of the vibrant colour that inspired many impressionist painters.
The Luberon national park, where our tours are based, is one of the most celebrated areas of Provence. Hill villages with trickling fountains and bars with shady terraces abound. Olive groves, fruit orchards and vineyards dominate the landscape. The sky is often impossibly blue. The locals call the area ‘un coin de paradis’ – a corner of paradise.
If you chose to book a walking vacation in spring then you can expect to walk through fields filled with cherry and almond blossom. Poppies dot the roadside and the temperature hovers pleasingly in the low twenties.
From late May the lavender begins to bloom, reaching its purple peak in mid-July. In the Summer walkers are advised to plan their trips early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The temperature in the middle of the day is very hot.
Autumn is a gorgeous time for walkers to visit. From early September the harvest is underway in the vineyards and teams of workers can be seen in the rows of vines. The fall colours are as dramatic as anywhere in the world with russet browns, vibrant oranges and lustrous golden leaves transforming the landscape. Once again temperatures are in the pleasing low twenties.
Winter is often overlooked as a time for walking tours and holidays. The roads are quiet and the sky blue. There’s a pleasingly tranquility to being out in the open air in these months.