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The Lavender of Drôme provençale

Taste the charms of the southern Drôme department
  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Walking holiday
  • Holiday among adults
  • Theme countryside, lavenders
635€

Information : The Lavender of Drôme provençale

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  • Roadbooks French / German

Presentation

These walks have been carefully chosen to bring you into intimate contact with the tastes and scents of Drôme Provençale. Wander along little-known paths which weave through vineyards, peach, apricot and cherry orchards, truffle oaks and lime trees. Then high on a hill, breathe in that inimitable perfume drifting across a field of lavender. Explore the delightful Provençal villages along the way, and linger in the shade of leafy paths, in unspoilt countryside bathed in the intense light of the south.
A holiday full of colours and scents, whatever the season, where your hosts will welcome you with becoming warmth.

You'll love

  • cooilng off in the pools found at every stopover
  • the landscapes of the Baronnies Provençales
  • making your way through an enchantment of lavender fields
  • seeing the fine view from the flanks of the Mountain of La Lance

Program : The Lavender of Drôme provençale

  • D1 Arrival in Venterol

    Things to see:
    The Côte du Rhône vineyards. Traditional provençal farmhouse.

    Dinner at a restaurant and night in farm guesthouse.

  • D2 Around Venterol

    5,4 km with total uphill 270 m (level 2/5). Duration around 2hrs30.
    This walk presents no particular difficulty. It's a varied route which takes you deep into the heartland of apricot, cherry, olive and lavender orchards, and of course vineyards which seem to go on forever!
    An air of Provence indeed, which the chirping cicadas echo.

    Dinner at your leasure and night at the farm guesthouse.

  • D3 From Venterol to La Roche Saint Secret

    17 km with total uphill 415 m (level 2/5). Duration around 6hrs.
    The way takes you little by little into the secret interior of this provençal land. The first part offers and exploration of two lovely villages, Rousset les Vignes and Le Pègue. Then the mountains rise up, the valleys grow narrower, and the view from the guest house underlines the immensity of this wild countryside.

    Dinner and night in guesthouse with pool.

  • D4 Around La Roche St Secret

    8.5 km with total uphill 300 m (level 1/5). Duration around 3hrs25.
    Pleasant loop-walk that brings you back to the village of La Roche St Secret through unspoilt countryside. You may like to bathe in the Lez or do a little shopping in the village. Or why not take a break on the terrace of a little café?

    Dinner and night at the guesthouse.

  • D5 From La Roche Saint Secret to Teyssières

    12.7km with total uphill 650 m (level 3/5). Duration about 4hrs50
    This outing is the most natural and the most mountainous part of the holiday. There's a big section through forest, but there are still clearings and peaks from which you get great views.

    Dinner and night at a rural hostelry.

  • D6 From Teyssières to Venterol

    15,6 km with total uphill 415 m (level 3/5). Duration around 5hrs40.
    On this last walk you pass through some pretty wild countryside, with a steep if short climb up to the Col (pass) de Lachaud. As a reward for your efforts, there's a descent to to the Combe (valley) de Sauve. The scents and sights of these Provençal mountains are as ever, delicious. Once you have been there you'll want to come back! In good weather you may like to take a dip in the river Sauve to freshen up...

    Pick up your vehicle and go back to Teyssières for the last night.

    Dinner and night at the hostelry.

  • D7 Teyssières

    Departure after breakfast.

Tariffs high season

FROM JULY TO AUGUST, DEPARTURE EVERY TWO DAYS

IN A TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 630 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  630 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 665 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  665 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

785 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

835 €

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

IN A TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 605 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 605 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 635 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  635 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

755 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

805 €

What's included?

  • Accomodation in half board excepted on day 2 : dinner not included
  • 2 and 3 "épis" rural inn and guest house, with swimming pool
  • Baggage transfers
  • Detailed roadbook and maps
  • Technical and logistical support

Optional

  • Picnics for the whole trip:  66 € per adult or junior

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Dinner of the day 2 (there are lots of restaurants in Nyons)
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and rapatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Walking holiday without guide.
  • Necklace of linked walks leading back to the start point at the end of your stay.
  • Daily stages from:8 to 17 km (3hrs to 6hrs walking)
  • Total daily uphill from: 200 to 650 m per day
  • Altitudes between 300m and 1000 m

Organisation

These holidays are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. Your baggage is transported from one accommodation to the next. Your roadbook will guide you from beginning to end and we provide the logistical and technical support necessary.

On longer holidays you change accommodation every other day, which gives you the chance to better explore your surroundings or simply take your time and relax...

Accommodation is in either 2 or 3 "épis"/star guest houses or hotels chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting.

N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

Accommodation is half-board. Picnic lunches are extra : you may like to order these at reservation.

Access

By car

Highway A7 exit Montélimar Sud - 35 km

By air

Marseille-Provence airport or Lyon St-Exupéry airport

By train

Montélimar railway station then by bus to the accommodation in Venterol

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