Hiking in Provence

 

A Provence walking holiday evokes colourful images of blue skies, yellow sun flowers, silvery-green olive trees, purple lavender and green vineyards. Hiking in Provence suggests wine and olive oil tasting, lingering over a glass or two on a shaded terrace, sampling the local cuisine and lounging by the hotel pool, soaking up the sun after a day on the trail.

Why discover Provence on foot?

A Provence walking tour is a great way to discover this beautiful part of France. Our trails will lead you off the beaten track, along country lanes and through fields, up to the perched medieval villages in time for lunch and back down through the vineyards and olive groves. Walking in Provence offers a diverse landscape, from the Alpilles mountains, to the rolling hills of the Lubéron, the jagged ridges of the Dentelles mountain range and the unspoiled back country of the Côte d’Azur.

See our full hiking in Provence catalogue below:

Find the tour to best suit you. From the short and sweet breaks to the week-long trips, the gentle walks to the more challenging hikes, we’ve got it covered! We can customize any tour to ensure that you book the walking holiday in Provence that meets all your expectations. Our selection of trips below are all self-guided. Explore Provence at your own pace, with the wisdom and knowledge of our track finders, experts of the destination. 

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Winter walking in Provence
      • France - Provence
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 6 days
      • From January to March
      • From October to December
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • Avignon: a medieval town with the Popes Palace
  • Walking through Van Gogh's landscapes in the  Alpilles mountains
  • The thousand year-old perched village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The Venice of provence :  canals & waterwheels of Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Gordes, the most famous hilltop villages of the Luberon
  • The great markets of Provence in Saint Remy & Isle 

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Hiking in the famous Calanques of Cassis in Provence
      • France - Provence
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From February to June
      • From September to December
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • The genuine & charming village of Cassis, by the Med sea
  • Spectacular and dramatic coastal walking in the Calanques
  • A free day in Marseille city 
  • Swimming opportunities during the walks
  • Local fish and seafood specialties



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      • 5 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Comfort
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • Staying in the famous perched village of Luberon : Gordes
  • The lavender fields in front of Sénanque Abbey
  • The ochre quarries of Rustrel
  • Strolling through the famous lavender fields of Provence
  • Authentic Provence countryside, off the beaten-track


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Walking in Van Gogh's Provence: short and sweet
      • France - Provence
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From March to June
      • From September to November
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Retracing the life and brush strokes of Van Gogh
  • The perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The Roman city of Arles
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains
  • The cafés and restaurants of Saint Rémy de Provence & Maussane



Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 



Walking through Van Gogh's Provence
      • France - Provence
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 7 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Confort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains
  • The perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The quaint town of Saint Rémy de Provence and the Roman city of Arles
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains


    Customize your holiday here   

  • ACCESS
    - Access to Castellane 

    . Direct bus from Nice to Castellane -  Bus LER 31
    . "Train des pignes" from Nice to Saint André : panoramic small historic train - Train des Pignes -Train schedule here 
    - Return from La Palud to Nice
    . Bus to castellane and then bus Castellane /  Nice
    . From Castellanne, transfer to St André and train to Nice  (panoramic small historic train - Train des Pignes ) 
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Self-guided Provence walking holidays 

Here at Intura, we create all of our trips. Our team of track finders heads out on the trails to find the best paths and routes for the itineraries. Hiking in Provence with Intura is an authentic experience. We know Provence like the back of our hand, from the hilltop villages of the Lubéron, to the gorgeous lavender fields, the nooks and crannies of the landscapes of the Alpilles that inspired Vincent van Gogh, to the infamous vineyards and wine making villages. We have explored the Côte d’Azur, both the back country and the glamourous coastline and created itineraries that allow you to discover both the peaceful mountain trails and the bustling towns along the Mediterranean.  We strive to provide the Provence walking holiday of a lifetime, with stunning scenery, excellent cuisine and friendly service providers.

 

Who are our service providers?

We handpick our service providers and have been working with many taxi drivers and guest house owners for over 15 years. We know good quality when we see it! We offer a range of accommodation, from standard 2* to luxurious 4* or even 5*. The accommodation choice is based on our core values: authenticity, quality and charm. When possible, we favour the small family-run guest house over the chain hotel, the quirky hotel over the more modern-day décor. Where you rest your head is a very important part of your hiking in Provence trip, and we know that we are putting you in safe hands with our selection. Our drivers who ensure your safety during the transfers are professional and punctual. Feel free to ask them any questions about Provence, they are all born and bred and proud of their region!

 

Walking in Provence with our detailed roadbook

For your self-guided hike, we include our roadbook, created by our track finders, with detailed walking notes, points of interest and cultural references. We also provide GPS files for the hikes, a perfect complement to the roadbook. It is (almost) impossible to get lost! Walking in Provence has never been so easy and stress free. We do all the hard work so that you can simply enjoy your time in France. We also include a detailed day by day summary of your trip and a welcome letter highlighting any important information related to hiking in Provence. 

 

A tailor-made Provence walking holiday

Hiking in Provence is very varied, and our trips offer a range of scenery and ambiance. If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for on our website then please contact us, we can tweak and customise any one of our tours. You can select your departure dates, the level of difficulty for the hikes, and the standard of accommodation that you wish. If you cannot get away for a week or more, then check out our short break walking holidays. Sometimes a walking short break is all you need to blow the cobwebs away! You can mix and match the tours, include extra activities such as wine tasting, a cooking class or a gourmet food tour to make your walking holiday in Provence that little bit more memorable.

If France is your destination of choice, then zoom in on Provence and come and see for yourself all that it has to offer! You can rely on Intura to make all the bookings for you and ensure that your tour runs as smoothly as possible. Bon voyage!