2018 Scheduled trips

Gorgeous Provence 
Meet 22 April 1350€ per person
8 days including arrival and departure days. 6 days hiking. This trip takes place in the Alpes de Haute Provence region of south-eastern France, an area which though not far from the busy Côte d’Azur coast, is in fact a region of deep gorges, high plateaux and charming villages….all that sums up Provence in fact.
Our trip begins in the historic town of Vence, ideally situated between the coast and the foothills. Our first two days will be spent discovering the fabulous craggy summits and perched villages in the Arrière pays Niçois…great hiking with far away coastal views. Then we’ll head inland along the Route de Napolean to the town of Castellane, the gateway to the Verdon Gorge. 

Classic Provence: Summer Flowers and Scenic Summits

Meet 5 May 1350€ per person
8 days including arrival and departure days. 5 days walking, 1 day midweek for visiting Roman ruins and a Provençal market. Half day cycling for those that wish, or a via ferrata ascent with a local guide.Here we are in northern Provence, the secret gems of southern France, not so well-known, far from the sea but in the heart of spectacular and wild scenery. Lots of our walks will take us through olive groves and vineyards, to lavender fields on  plateaux way above deep rocky gorges, gouged out over time by the fast flowing rivers of the regions. Vultures abound!
The hikes to these summits are exciting and rough but we’ll also take the time to explore the valleys, the rivers and some of the delightful villages of the region. 

Hidden Provence
Meet 19 May 1350€ per person
8 days including arrival and departure days, 6 days hiking with an optional rest day or day of other activities mid-week. This trip takes us a little further north to a beautiful area of forests, farming villages, castles and mountains. This is a week of very varied spectacular walking in wild and remote scenery. However, we will also take the time to sample all that is good about Provence, from the wine and olive oil to the historical villages of the Saou region to Provençal markets to the lavender culture out towards the Rhône Valley. 

 The price per person is based on a minimum of 4 people and it covers
  • Accommodation, bed and breakfast for 7 nightsSingle supplement: 20€ per night
  • Guided hikes
  • All planned transport during the trip
  • 6 evening meals on the Classic Provence trip
 Not included
  • Travel to and from the meeting point
  • Drinks and picnics
  • Extra activities, notably bike hire, via ferrata excursion, visits to Roman ruins etc. 
  • Dinners on the Gorgeous Provence trip, 1 dinner on Classic Provence trip
  • Travel insurance

Private guiding

I can arrange a private one week holiday with the same basic programme as my scheduled trips, adjusting the level according to the group – harder or easier walks.

Custom made weeks are possible – email or call me to discuss your ideas.

I can also be hired for walking in the region on a daily basis at any time from April to June and October/ November.

All holidays meet the evening before the walking begins. We meet in a hotel, where accommodation is costed on double occupancy of rooms. Single rooms, where available, incur a single supplement. If fewer than 4 people sign up, the trip will not be cancelled but a supplement will be payable. 

Important information regarding prices:
Prices are in € because mainly my costs are in €. I can accept payment in sterling for the holiday deposit. For payments from outside Europe please pay the € price either by bank transfer - bank details supplied on request - or Paypal.

Please note that Trekking in the Provence is not a travel agency. Your holiday price usually includes accommodation and planned transport but this is solely for your convenience. Equally you can choose to pay your accommodation costs yourself, but usually people prefer me to include this.  
Additional costs are often van rental, days spent organizing and checking the walks and transfer charges during the holiday. A full breakdown of costs for any particular holiday is available from me on request.