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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
650€

Information : The Lavender of Drôme provençale

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  • Note No note
  • 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

  • cooling off in the pools found at every stopover
  • the landscapes of the Baronnies Provençales
  • making your way through an enchantment of lavender fields (flowering from July to August)
  • seeing the fine view from the flanks of the Mountain of La Lance

Program : The Lavender of Drôme provençale

  • D1 Arrival in la Roche St Secret

    Things to see:
    Vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône AOC wine.

    Dinner and night in guesthouse with pool.

  • D2 Walk around La Roche St Secret

    8.5 km with total uphill 290 m (level 1/5). Duration around 3hrs.
    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.

  • D3 Walk from La Roche St Secret to Teyssières

    12.7km with total uphill 650 m (level 2/5). 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 of superb panoramas.

    Dinner and night at a provençal guesthouse with its own pool.

  • D4 Around Teyssières

    13.2 km with total uphill 600 m (niveau 2/5). Duration about 4hrs40.
    Views and then some. There's a grand horizon all around and you can see the neighbouring mountains. You won't see many traces of "civilisation" along the way as this is the wildest day of the week!


    Dinner and night at the guesthouse.

  • D5 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...

    Catered dinner and night in a Drôme farm guesthouse with swimming pool.

  • D6 Walk from Venterol to La Roche St 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.

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

    Dinner at leasure and night at the guesthouse in Venterol.

  • D7 Venterol

    Departure after breakfast.

Tariffs high season

FROM JULY TO AUGUST, DEPARTURE EVERY TWO DAYS

IN A TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 645 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  645 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 680 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  680 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

800 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

850 €

Tariffs low season

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

IN A TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 615 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 615 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 650 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  650 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

770 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

820 €

What's included?

  • Accomodation in half board excepted on day 6 : 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 6 (there are lots of restaurants in Nyons)
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation 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.
    Accommodation is half-board. Picnic lunches are extra : you may like to order these at reservation.


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

Access

By car

Highway A7 exit Montélimar Sud - 35 km

By air

Airport Marseille-Provence or airport de Lyon St-Exupéry + TGV to Montélimar + bus to La Roche St Secret

By train

Railway station : Montélimar + bus from Montélimar to La Roche St Secret

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