Provence Hiking, Walking In Provence the South of France
The South of France
Hiking and biking in Provence are great ways to locals. If you rent a house or vacation rental apartment in Provence you can hike through the narrow cobbled streets of your village and then into the hills on networks of trails through the groves and vineyards for the hike to the next village. May and particularly June or September and October are good times to go because In July and August most Europeans have extended vacations an the area could be crowded. Also, the hills might be closed in July and August due to fire danger.
Hiking to a village on market day will give you a look at the fruits and vegetables that come to market. Vendors bring low-fat crushed olive tapinades spiced with garlic and basil, the fresh pistou and fresh fruits, goat cheese, olive oil and wine to the markets. Market day can provide a picnic lunch for the trip to the next village.
In the Luberon Mountains , the Alpilles , and Vaucluse Plateau, the villages are usually no more than six to ten miles apart and connected by country roads
East of Avignon, in the area of the Luberon Mountains and Vaucluse Plateau, the farmers grow lavender for a late June and mid July harvest.
of France is farm country hiking beside lavender or sunflower fields
Country roads in the Alpilles between St. Remy and Cavaillon make for comfortable biking and hiking
Sunflowers in the end of June
Walking Trail (GR-6) comes north from Salon de Provence and passes near Eygalieres on its way through the Alpilles to Les Baux and St Remy. From there it goes to Tarascon
follow the path of the Roman aqueduct the carried water from Eygalieres to Arles
Provence Hiking, Near the GR 6 Eygalieres
Provence Hiking, Walking In Provence the South of France can open a world of trails through the olive groves and vineyards to the villages in the Alpilles hills.
Provence Hiking In the Alpilles Hills between Eygalieres and St Remy
Provence Sightseeing, Biking
Provence Cooking Vacation
Reach Provence From Paris
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix, Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
Rental cars are available at CDG and at the TGV Stations in Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, and Nimes. Available also in Arles.
Autourope is available in Avignon at the TGV train station.