These walks have been carefully chosen to bring you into close contact with the scents and flavours of Drôme Provençale. Wander along little-known paths which weave through vineyards, orchards of peach, apricot, and cherry, woods with truffle oaks and lime trees. Then high on a hill, just breathe in the heady perfume that drifts across a field of lavender. Explore delightful Provençal villages along the way, and linger in the shade of leafy paths in unspoilt natural surroundings drenched in the intense light of the South.
A holiday full of the sights and scents each season has to offer, where your hosts will welcome you with becoming warmth.
Holidays from April to September.
In the high season, holidays start on odd dates (1st, 3rd, 5th...) in July, and even dates (2nd, 4th, 6th...) in August.
Characteristics of circuits
Walking holiday with a donkey, suitable for families.
Difficulty: 2/5, children of 4 and over can usually manage.
Daily stages: 9 to 17 km (3 to 5hrs30 hrs walk) daily.
Total daily uphill: 200 - 650 metres.
Altitudes from 300 to 1000 metres .
Season: late March to early September.
Start dates: as you like except July and August - please see below.
July start dates are only on odd dates - the 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.
August start dates are only on even dates - the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.
(Please note we do not organize short holidays in July and August.)
|Price per person, on the basis of two people sharing same room||Additional services|
12 - 18
6 - 11
2 - 5
|8d/7n||€ 605||€ 560||same||-30%||-40%||€ 80||€ 255||-|
|4d/3n||-||€ 225||same||-30%||-40%||€ 35||€ 160||€ 120|
|Reductions for children sharing parents' room.||Picnic (recommended) : €10 with reductions for children|
Half board accommodation.
2 and 3 'épis' rural inns and guest houses with swimming pool.
Roadbook and maps provided.
Logistic and technical assistance.
Baggage transport (except for short-stay holidays).
You may know that there is lavender, and then there’s lavender…in fact, there are around 30 varieties, although but only three are common in France.
“Lavandula Stoechas” (marine lavender) grows wild around the Mediterranean, but is no longer cultivated as it was in the Middle Ages.
“Lavandula Latifolia” (aspic lavender) grows wild in the south of France from about 800 metres.
“Lavandula Angustifolia” (‘true lavender’) is cultivated in France. It may also be found growing wild in the dry mountain areas of the south, from 600 to 2000 metres.
Finally, “Lavandula X hydrida” (known in France as "lavendin") is a natural hybrid of true and aspic lavenders. Generally sterile, it can however be grown from cuttings. It is also found growing wild, side by side with other varieties, between 600 and 800 metres.
Marseille-Provence airport or Lyon St-Exupéry airport
Montélimar railway station then by bus to the accommodation