Discover the Luberon Natural Park

  • Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Pernes-les-Fontaines / Pernes-les-Fontaines
  • Distance 57 km / 36 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    May - October
  • Price From $2,163

Overview

This charming route will take you through the Luberon Natural Park, an area of 165,000 hectares located between the departments of Vaucluse and the Haute Provence Alps. It is composed of three incredible mountain ranges: Lesser Luberon, Greater Luberon and Eastern Luberon. 

The region is characterized by villages in the hills, beautiful views of the valleys, and lavender fields, which have served as inspiration for several generations of artists from the 14th century to the present day. 

You will start this route in the village of St-Saturnin, continue south and reach Roussillon. Through vineyards and olive groves, you will find Les Imberts and Gordes, whose incredible architecture will dazzle you. Finally, you get to know Fontaine-de-Vaucluse before you reach the Vaucluse plateau, the last stop of this tour.  

  • Encounter beautiful villages and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Luberon.
  • You'll have stunning views of Mont Ventoux and Dentelles de Montmirail.
  • Delight in regional cuisine and wines.
  • Discover the magical village of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, located on the banks of the River Sorgue.
  • Tour cherry orchards, pine forests and lavender fields.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)
    • Getaways to Marseille or Nice

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get there, you must go to Marseille Provence Airport and then take a bus or train to Avignon.

    Once in Avignon, you will have to take another bus, a train or rent a car to reach Pernes-Les-Fontaines.

    For the return, you must follow the same directions to Marseille Provence Airport and take your next flight.

    FAQs

    The Haute-Provence Alps is a region with a temperate Mediterranean climate, with very hot summers and relatively mild winters.

    The best time for this tour is from mid-spring to late summer, between April and September, when the air is fresh and the temperature is pleasant. 

    Please note that from early July to the end of September, local firefighters restrict access to forest areas after midday, so if you decide to travel during these months you should start your walks as early as possible. 

    In addition, in September it is hunting time in Provence, so we recommend wearing reflective clothing for walks among the forests. However, we can offer alternative routes. 

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    The route is classified as of medium-low difficulty, so your physical preparation should be adapted to walks along long paths with some rocky stretches. 

    On the route, there are some ascents and descents, as well as sections with unstable terrain, so good walking shoes are essential.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.  

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    This route is ideal for lovers of flora and fauna. If you like art and history, you will also enjoy discovering historical villages.

    We advise you to travel with your partner, to enjoy the delicious local wines and the romantic landscape of Provence.

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