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Hiking Trip Provence

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Women Only Hiking Trip April 2013

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Hiking Trip Provence

  1. 1. Hike and Travel In Provence September 14-23, 2013 Day 1, September 14 Depart U.S. for Paris Day 2, September 15Train to Avignon. Welcome meeting withyour guide and dinner and night included in Avignon at Hotel de l’Horloge Day 3, September 16 Morning transfer by private taxi to the perched village of Bonnieux (45 mins). Walk from Bonnieux into the heart of the Luberon mountains, across truffle oak plantations and cherry orchards, and passing the village of Buoux. A breathtaking descent down a centuries-old mule path takes us to the Auberge des Seguins, a 17th century goat farm, and your accommodation for the next two nights. Walking time: 4 hours. Elevation gain: 250m Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner at your hotel Day 4, September 17 Leaving the Auberge des Seguins by foot we follow the Aiguebrun River before reaching the lost hamlet of Sivergues. From there we climb to the very crest of the Luberon, where the views extend to the snow-peaked Alps. We return to the Auberge des Seguins for our second dinner and night. Walking time: 4.5 hours. Elevation gain: 500m Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner Day 5, Septmeber 18 Once more we leave the Auberge des Seguins by foot, and visit the 3000 year-old Buoux Fort, perched vertiginously over the valley. On a scenic path we descend the south face of the Luberon and to Lourmarin, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. We take the time to visit the village before an afternoon transfer by taxi (1 hour) to the town of Saint Rémy de Provence, set at the foot of the Alpilles mountains. Dinner at a local restaurant and night in Saint Rémy. Walking time: 4.5 hours. Elevation gain: 400m Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner
  2. 2. Day 6, September 19Leaving Saint Rémy by foot we enjoy the village’s weekly market before climbing to the windswept crest of the Alpilles mountains, laden with aromatic herbs. The afternoon is free to visit the town, includingthe former monastery where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life. Dinner on your own and night in Saint Rémy de Provence. Walking time: 2.5 hours. Elevation gain: 200m Meals Included: Breakfast Day 7, Septmeber 20In the morning a taxi transfer (1 hour) takes us above the port town of Cassis, and we descend a trail by foot to the famous turquoise inlets of the Calanques. We follow a coastal path along the Mediterranean, passing the Calanque d’En Vau et Calalnque de Port Pin to reach Cassis, our base for the next two nights. Dinner in a local restaurant included and night in Cassis. Walking time: 4 hours. Elevation gain: +200/-400m Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner Day 8, Septmeber 21A short taxi transfer takes us above the majestic cliffs of Cape Canaille, where we hover high above thevast expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. Our towering path takes us to the port town of La Ciotat which we visit before returning by local bus to Cassis. Farewell dinner included and night in Cassis. Walking time: 4 hours. Elevation gain: +200/-400m Meals Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner Day 9, September 22 Early morning transfer to Marseille train station for Paris. Day and evening free. Overnight in Paris (Hotel TBD) Meals Included: Breakfast Day 10, Septmeber 23 Fly Home
  3. 3. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for the full 6 days as detailed in the itinerary. The hiking level is considered easy to moderate. Includes:  Hiking Guide  Meals as outline in the itinerary  Train from Paris to Avignon  Train from Marseille to Paris  Taxi transfers during hike Accommodations - based on Twin Share  Hotel de l’Horloge in Avignon for two nights: http://www.hotel-avignon-horloge.com  Auberge des Seguins in Buoux for 2 nights: http://www.aubergedesseguins.com  Castellet des Alpilles in St. Rémy for 2 nights: http://www.castelet-alpilles.com  Hotel de France Maguy in Cassis for 2 nights: http://www.hoteldefrancemaguy.com Additional nights in Paris offered upon request Because this hike is over a year away, final pricing and accommodations have not been confirmed. Estimated cost is approximately $3,200-$3,400 per person based on double occupancy. We anticipate confirmation shortly. This is an easy to moderate hike and will only require a day pack while hiking. A complete packing list and gear recommendations will be available shortly. Do not purchase your U.S. flights without contacting us first as we will all need to take the train together to Avignon. Travel insurance is highly recommended Limited Space - Book Now!Minimum 6 hikers/Maximum 15 For More Information Contact: Jodi Murphy Cruise and Travel Partners 1-800-856-8826 or visit: www.HikeandTravel.com Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC is a Florida Seller of Travel Registration No. ST 35789 Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC is a California Seller of Travel Registration No. 2107023-40

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