Tours + Retreats

Provence & French Riviera Walking Tour     4 spots left!

10 days | Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cost / $4849 includes airfare from PDX

Stroll through the French countryside at its purest and prettiest.

Slow your pace. Breathe in the fresh air. On this Walking Tour, retrace the footsteps of painters and pilgrims who have long been inspired by France’s natural splendor. From the fields of lavender to the cliffs of the Côte d’Azur, discover a Provence that delights all the senses. Reserve today for $300 which guarantees the current price. Click here to learn more and to reserve your spot. Maximum group size is 18.

Your package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 guided walks
  • 11 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Walking in Rousillion

Pont du Garde

List of Walks

Cote d’Azur – 3.5 miles / 1.5 hours. A challenging trek along the rocky peninsula’s promenade, past beaches and extravagant villas to the lighthouse. Depending on the season, bring a swimsuit to take a dip in the harbor.

Rousillon Ochre Mines – 1 mile / 45 minutes. A sunny walk on packed sand paths with some uphill walking and stairs, and little or no shade, through the Martian-like landscape of the red and yellow ochre mines.

Pont du Gard – .9 mile / 1.5 hours. An easy walk past the first-century Roman aqueduct and through the surrounding forests, plus free time for a picnic.

Camargue National Reserve – 1.5 miles / 1 hour. An easy stroll through flat marshlands with lots of opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Ménerbes – 1 mile / 1 hour. A moderately challenging walk with some hills and steps through the walled village of Ménerbes in the Luberon Mountains, where you can take in views of the lowlands stretching toward the French Alps.

Sainte-Baume – 2.5 miles / 2 hours. A difficult climb up a rocky mountain path to see the Mary Magdalene Grotto at the peak.

 

 

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