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Provence to Costa Brava Walking & Hiking Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 3,498 $ 583 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Walk in the wild and ruggedly beautiful Luberon 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

Short Description

"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 Luberon 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.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Avignon
End City Spain

Trip Includes

  • Meals
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Day 1: Walk in the wild and ruggedly beautiful Luberon Valley

Spectacular scenery surrounds you—the views of Mont Ventoux, with its distinctive bald white peak, 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 Luberon range, an area renowned for its truffles  The ruins of medieval Fort de Buoux, perched on a high plateau, invite discovery.

Day 3: Join 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, oak forests and a truffle farm  A hearty climb to the perched village of Gordes reveals spectacular views.

Day 4: Discover the charming artists' haven of St-Rémy at its vibrant best on market day

Seasonal fruits and vegetables, a multitude of cheeses, cut flowers, eggs, home-baked breads, olives, honey... there's something special about wandering amid the abundance of farm-fresh produce and lovingly crafted local goodies at le marché  Travel to the Costa Brava by private coach.

Days 5-6: ¡Bienvenidos a España!

Walk Spain's ancient Camí de Ronda, which connects 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.

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Price Per Day: $ 583 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 530

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

Le Roy Soleil: Ménerbes (2 nights)

You are sure to feel connected to nature at this lovely hotel nestled in the valley of the Luberon mountain range. (pool)

Hotel Gounod: St-Rémy-de-Provence (1 night)

This cheery hotel set in the heart of town has hosted artists such as van Gogh, Frédéric Mistral and Charles Gounod, who composed the opera Mireille during his stay. (pool)

Hotel Sant Roc: Calella de Palafrugell (2 nights)

Splendid views are yours to admire at this hotel, perched magnificently above the Mediterranean in the heart of Costa Brava.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

156+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

126-155 days, , then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

96-125 days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

Note: ** Rather than paying the cancellation fee, you may choose to keep your trip deposit ($600) in a holding account to use on a future Backroads trip with no expiration date.

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
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  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

All breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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