Highlights of Provence

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5.0 Based on 16 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Gréoux-les-Bains, France
  • Ends Greoux- Les- Bains, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • The beautiful Verdon Gorge
  • Local markets and villages
  • Relaxed daywalks
Starting in Gréoux-les-Bains and ending in Greoux- Les- Bains, the Highlights Of Provence tour is a guided walking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Greoux- Les- Bains, Gréoux-les-Bains and Pauron in France. Highlights Of Provence is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A stunning part of Provence and relatively untouched by tourism, Greoux les Bains offers the perfect base for a walking holiday. We stay in the comfortable Hotel des Alpes in the heart of the town, allowing us to enjoy the variety of restaurants, cafes and shops on our doorstep. During the week we explore the region with a mixture of walks directly from the hotel or following a short private bus transfer. With the bustling market town of Forcalquier, the dramatic Verdon Gorge and depending on the season, fields of lavender or poppies just a short drive away, there is much to be explored.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
Highlights of Provence
5 - Excellent
“Excellent walking holiday,beautiful scenery and flowers.”
Walking in Provence
4 - Very Good
“We had a lovely holiday. The area around Greoux was superb and the village it self likewise. We found the hotel very comfortable and friendly, and wonderfully situated for the walks. We would have enjoyed walks that were a bit more challenging and longer. The walks were too slowed down to last over a day when we were usually have completed these distances in a half day.”
A jewel of a holiday
5 - Excellent
“I booked on the last scheduled "Highlights of Provence" tour for 2015 at the last minute from Australia (where sadly, Exodus doesn't get much exposure). The tour proved to be an absolute joy, a real jewel of a holiday. The "centre-based" accommodation concept is clever, as you can relax for the duration and not have to pack and unpack every day. Groux-les-Bains is a good base - it is a charming village, well maintained and with a good range of eateries and little shops. The Hotel les Alpes in Groux-les-Bains was a lovely base - my room was spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The hotel staff were friendly and the breakfast buffet was generous with a variety of choices. The two dinners we ate in the hotel restaurant (included in the tour price) were stylish and delicious.”
Hit the spot for group walking pleasure.
5 - Excellent
“As a solo traveller and walker it always makes a wonderful change to quit the usual track of UK holidaying and go abroad to join a group. Walking on ones own is all very well but I do get that extra motivation by being in a crowd with a good leader. There is opportunity to socialise or be on ones own; however the walks were so good on this holiday that any omission would be detrimental to the pleasure of the entire holiday. Going to Greoux les Bains with Exodus was particularly pleasurable and worthwhile - for walking, culture and company. This is the first time I've been with Exodus and it will not be the last.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Greoux-les-Bains.
  • Day 2: Walk direct from the hotel to the Valensole plateau, a spectacular area in summer for seeing fields of lavender.
  • Day 3: Bus transfer to Forcalquier, known for having the best outdoor market in Provence. Ascend from town with views across the Mourres plateau, a site of geological interest with its mushroom shaped limestone.
  • Day 4: Transfer by private bus to the lovely village of Quinson. Follow a walkway along the lower Verdon Gorge with views of the sparkling turquoise waters.
  • Day 5: Free day in Greoux-les-Bains; optional visit to Aix-en-Provence.
  • Day 6: Take the bus to Moustier-Ste-Marie. Climb the ridge of L'Ourbes with views over the lake of St Crois. After reaching the top descend via old Roman road.
  • Day 7: Follow the Verdon River and ascend hill for views over Lake Esparron. Arrive for lunch in village of Saint Martin before walking to the plateau of Pauron.
  • Day 8: End Greoux-les-Bains.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation 
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
Others
  • 5 days centre-based walking
  • Well marked trails and paths
  • Altitude maximum 1300m, average 700m
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Gréoux-les-Bains and from Greoux- Les- Bains are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Provence tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Provence tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 215 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 11 October 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Provence tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Highlights of Provence tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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