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Provence: Vaucluse & the Luberon trip

Provence: Vaucluse & the Luberon

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  • 7-day itineraries: 6 nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast); 2 evening meals
  • 5-day itineraries: 4 nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast); 2 evening meals

 

  • Support of an ATG Route Manager who will meet you at the start of your holiday for a briefing, move your luggage along the route, book restaurants for you, help you with any travel arrangements and be contactable at any time during your holiday.
  • Route booklet with detailed maps and easy-to-follow instructions, GPS coordinates, town maps, historical and background notes and comprehensive general information
  • Pre-trip information including travel advice, practical information relating to your trip and what-to-bring checklists

 

What’s NOT included?

    • Lunches: the route books provide information as to where you can purchase picnic supplies and/or bars and restaurants on the route.
    • Evening meals: for evenings when a meal at your hotel is not included, the route book has restaurant suggestions to suit a variety of budgets, and the Route Manager will be pleased to book restaurants on your behalf.
    • Transport to/from the start/end of the route.
    • Entrance fees to museums, churches etc.
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The recommended airports for this route are Marseille and Avignon. From Vitrolles station at Marseille airport, trains depart every 2 hours for L’Isle sur la Sorgue (1 hour 15, €8-11). From here you can either take a taxi to Fontaine de Vaucluse (15 mins, ~€15); or an hourly bus (18 mins, ~€2). From Avignon airport we recommend taking a taxi to the first hotel (30 mins, €70) as onward connections are infrequent. From Marseille and Avignon central (and Avignon TGV) stations, there are several trains/ train & bus combinations daily to L’Isle sur la Sorgue. 5-day route: Take a train or bus to Cavaillon, then taxi (€40) to Gordes. Taxi costs for the full journey are per above. Prices may be significantly higher on Sundays and public holidays. Taxis can be booked via the ATG office. For more detailed information on 'getting there' see the Frequently Asked Questions.

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We calculate your fitness level on a scale from 1-5

Each of our trips is graded according to terrain and length of walking/cycling routes. Your fitness level will give an indication of which grade of walk might suit you.

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Each of our trips is graded according to terrain and length of walking/cycling routes, providing an indication of which grade of trip might suit you.

Fitness Legend

Grade 1

Gentle terrain, walking/cycling along good paths, tracks and quiet lanes, with a few short, usually gentle, ascents and/or descents.

Grade 2

Walking/cycling along well-established paths and tracks. Occasional loose (gravel) surfaces, and open meadows. Ascents and/or descents up to 1 hour.

Grade 3

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths, some stony in places, with ascents and/or descents of 1-2 hours.

Grade 4

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths and surfaces, occasionally challenging, with ascents and/or descents of 2-3 hours.

Grade 5

Challenging walking/cycling with a variety of terrain, some long days, and/or long ascents and/or descents.

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