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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    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 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 

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

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 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



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

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 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 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 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 



    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 7 days
      • From March to June
      • From September to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Confort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

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



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

Why travel with us ?

Here are 4 very good reasons read more... for booking walking or cycling holidays in France with Intura :

  • 1. Our very own tours

    We create and operate all of our waking and cycling holidays. Our itineraries are tried and tested by our team of track finders, who walk the paths and cycle the routes to ensure that you see only the very best. Because we create the tours, we can also tweak them and create a tailor-made holiday, just for you. Choose the duration of nights, the level of walking or cycling that you feel comfortable with, the level of accomdation that you would like and let us know if there are any extras such as wine tasting or a cooking class or a restaurant or two that you wish to include, and we will get back to you with a personalised offer and/or recommendations for any ‘must sees’ and local markets not to be missed !

  • 2. Handpicked local suppliers

    We choose our partners based on our core values and it is important to us that we work local. We strive to offer small family-run guest houses on our walking and cycling holidays in France and avoid the chains. We understand the importance of a decent cup of coffee in the morning and the pleasure at finding home-made jams on the breakfast buffet. The accommodation on our trips is all part of the local experience!

  • 3. High end bikes on your cycling holiday

    France is home to the ‘Tour de France’ and thus reigns a strong bike culture with superb trails and paths to explore safely. We offer good quality bikes and have been working with our bike supplier for almost 2 decades now. The fleet is renewed regularly and the bikes are expertly maintained. You can choose to hire a hybrid bike, an electric bike or a road bike. The bikes are delivered to your first accommodation and picked up from your final destination. We include a brief for Ebikes, an explanation on how they work. Enjoy a bike tour through Provence, from 3 to 8 days, taking it easy or setting yourself more of a challenge, either way, you will fall in love with France’s rich and diverse landscape and culture.

  • 4. Reassurance

    Although our walking and cycling holidays in France are self-guided, we do all the groundwork to provide you with excellent, detailed written route notes and up to date GPS files. We book all transfers in advance so you don’t have to and we provide you with a 24/7 emergency telephone number. We are here to answer any questions, put an end to any doubt and assist you in any way we can whilst you are out on the trails.