Provence & Costa Brava Walking & Hiking
- Walk in the wild and ruggedly beautiful Lubéron Valley
- Private tasting of the best local vintages
- A landscape of limestone hills, olive orchards and vineyards
- Discover the charming and thriving artists' haven of St-Rémy
- Hike from one secluded cove to another on Costa Brava's ancient Camí de Ronda
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From Sunny Southern France to Beguiling Barcelona
"Slowly in the morning and not too fast in the afternoon" is a saying in the South of France. When you're never far from a delicious Côtes du Lubéron or Catalan wine, an exquisite meal and intoxicating scenery, they're easy words to live by. So feel free to stop, sample and savor. Wander leisurely in Provence, through the countryside and within the ramparts of medieval villages perchés. Marvel at Costa Brava's white-sand beaches and brilliant Mediterranean waters. Linger in artisanal shops, sip a pastis and sample delectable cuisine. And enjoy the magic of two sun-soaked lands at two blissful speeds. Slowly and not too fast.
Day 1 Walk in the wild and ruggedly beautiful Lubéron Valley, land of honey, lavender and cherries Spectacular scenery surrounds you - the views of Mont Ventoux, a favorite subject of Paul Cézanne, are especially memorable.
Day 2 Explore the picture-book streets of hilltop Bonnieux with a local guide Hike the wooded rolling hills and craggy cliffs of the Grand Lubéron range, an area renowned for its truffles The ruins of medieval Fort de Buoux, perched on a high plateau, invite a stroll.
Day 3 A private tasting of the best local vintages Amble through a landscape of limestone hills, olive orchards and vineyards Cross a Roman-built bridge to Roussillon Follow Grand Randonnée trails past wheat fields and a truffle farm It's a hearty climb to the perched village of Gordes.
Day 4 Discover the charming artists' haven of St-Rémy Smell the lavender, sample the olives, taste the wine and enjoy this town at its vibrant best on market day Travel to the Costa Brava by private coach.
Days 5-6 Walk Spain's ancient Camí de Ronda, which connect Costa Brava's secluded coves Find your bliss amid this incredible setting of plunging cliffs and white-sand beaches Ascend to a promontory offering glorious views of the sea.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
My whole life is changed because of this experience. I've just been home for an hour or so, and have already emailed everyone I know to tell them to get on the Backroads website to book a trip.- Chicago, IL
Le Roy Soleil
Ménerbes, France (2 nights) You are sure to feel connected to nature at this lovely hotel nestled in the Lubéron Valley. (pool, spa)
St-Rémy-de-Provence, France (1 night) This cheery hotel set in the heart of town has hosted artists such as van Gogh and Frédéric Mistral, and Charles Gounod himself, who composed the opera Mireille during his stay. (pool)
Hotel Sant Roc
Calella de Palafrugell, Spain (2 nights) Splendid views are yours to admire at this hotel, perched magnificently above the Mediterranean in the heart of Costa Brava.
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.
You can pick any open date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. Call us for date availability.
If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
Pricing for Private Trips
|2 - 3 guests $6,198 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests $4,398 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests $5,198 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests $3,798 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests $4,698 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $3,498 pp dbl. occ.|
This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Provençal market day in St-Rémy|
The terrain on this trip includes alpine trails, village walkways, seaside village paths and stone steps.
* Includes a shuttle