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
      • Superior
      • 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 picnic included
    • The hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes, Goult, Lacoste and Bonnieux
    • Old stone farmhouses, walls, and huts along centuries-old paths 




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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.
  • Night in Gordes
  • MEALS included : Breakfast 

  • 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 4.30/5 pm
  • MEALS included : Breakfast 

  • 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

More walking trips in Provence

    • France - Provence
    • 6 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • 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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      • 5 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • 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
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
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  •   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


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      • France - Provence
      • 5 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • 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



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      • France - Provence
      • 7 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • 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


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    • 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 ) 
    Luberon walking: short and sweet
        • France - Provence
        • 2 adults (2x630€)
        • 0 children (0x630€)
      • 4 days
      • Simple
    Total 1260€
    Deposit 440€
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