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Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

1. Les Baux: Private Guided Walking Tour from Avignon

Start your tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area and then head to the windswept Alpilles mountains. Far from the tourist crowds, your expert guide will lead you on an easy walk along the thyme-laden crests, on one of the most spectacular paths in Provence. With aerial views of the famed olive groves and even the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the rocky paths wind through shrub vegetation and pass lone cypress trees: just as Van Gogh painted them during his stay in these mountains. We visit a secret 3000 year-old fort before reaching the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, set high above the valley. Enjoy some free time to meander through the cobbled streets and enjoy a relaxing lunch before completing the walk. After the walk, visit a local olive mill for a tasting and to learn about local olive oil production. Set just beside the village of Les Baux is a former limestone quarry, converted into a stunning light and picture show: Carrières de Lumières. This activity takes just under an hour and is not included in the price. However, you can choose to visit this if you wish at additional cost. The walk is 7 kilometers long in total, and you can expect up to three hours of walking time along the trails. The paths are easy to walk on, but rocky: you can choose to wear walking boots but running shoes are sufficient if you're used to walking on uneven surfaces.  Pick-up is at 9 AM directly at your hotel by your guide in Avignon, or in the surrounding area (within a radius of 25 kilometers from Avignon). The pick-up time can be adjusted, if necessary. A return transfer is included to your hotel in Avignon, arriving at around 5 PM. 

Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Chateauneuf du Pape: Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel in Avignon or surrounding area (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) by private vehicle and head to the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, which is by far the most prestigious wine-making village in the Rhône Valley. From the ruins of the medieval castle that crowns the village you can enjoy excellent views of the surrounding mountains, of the Rhône river, and the sea of vines covering the hills. Leave the village by foot, walking on the farming tracks between the celebrated vines of Grenache and Syrah, leading through rolling terrain, from one estate to another. Along the way learn all about the centuries-old history of wine-making in the region, and stop for a wine-tasting. Also enjoy a picnic in the vines (picnic/lunch not included). After the walk is complete you will return back to your hotel in Avignon. The walk is about 7 kilometers long, with about 2 hours total of walking time, on somewhat rocky tracks. Pick-up is at 9 AM directly at your hotel by your guide in Avignon. The pick-up time can be adjusted if necessary. You will need walking shoes (hiking boots aren't necessary), sun protection (hat, sun cream: there's no shade), a bottle of water, a small backpack (30 liters is a good size) and a picnic lunch. There are no restaurants/shops along the walking paths, so you will need to prepare a picnic beforehand. You will return to Avignon around 5 PM.  

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