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Highlights of Provence

From £1199 for 8 days
Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Greoux-les-Bains.
Ends: End Greoux-les-Bains.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETEA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: France
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts included in the trip

Transport

5 days centre-based walking Well marked trails and paths

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   Enjoy delicious local cuisine

•   Explore the weekly market in the hilltop town of Forcalquier, with both new and traditional French goods including olive oil, breads and cheeses

•   Ascend to the craggy ridge of l’Ourbes, with stunning views over the St Croix lake

•   Follow a a superb walkway along the lower Verdon Gorges

Dates & Availability
Start date
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Price
Availability
Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 14th Sep 2019
£1,319pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£1,299pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£1,299pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Jun 2020
Returning: 20th Jun 2020
£1,399pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Sep 2020
Returning: 12th Sep 2020
£1,369pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2020
Returning: 26th Sep 2020
£1,319pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 10th Oct 2020
£1,319pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Start at the Hotel des Alpes, Greoux-les-Bains. In the evening our guide will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead, give advice on the local area and answer any questions. **
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Reviews
       
My first trip to France and walking tour with Exodus the trip exceeded my expectations having the most amazing time ! We were a small group of 5 and lead by our lovely guide Isabelle tracked through such beautiful countryside , up and down hillsides to reach our destination of which was always a breath taking view! It did rain , and I'm glad it did because our alternative excursion ( Botanical museum with medieval gardens & Abbey) was just perfect ! Beautiful villages, great Autumn colors, wonderful food, great company, laugher, picnics and more ! Now to decide which tour to do next .......
       
A wonderful week hiking in Provence, headquartered in the lovely village of Greoux-les-bains, with a great guide taking us to various interesting and walkable places.
       
I enjoyed the week in Provence.It was my second trip with exodus and I found the hiking challenging especially Thursdays hike it was exhausting in the heat.I loved visiting and hiking through Forcalquier and the village of Moustiers Ste Marie and our guide Isabelle made the holiday as she is so knowledgeable about the plants and trees and looked after all of us so well.
       
A beautiful part of France, and varied walks taking in local village life, markets, river walks and gorges plus some very steep hillsides over difficult terrain
       
Had a wonderful walking trip with local guide Isabelle, who enthusiastically shared her vast local knowledge of the area, villages, and way of life in Provence. Hiking enjoyable ( rated 2, poles not essential, not exhausting or steep), excellent breakfast at hotel, various group dinners suggested that were delicious, wonderful day off with bus ride to Aux-en-Provence followed by thermal bath spa visit.... I highly recommend this trip.
       
Excellent hikes in beautiful countryside and scenic villages, lovely food, and a great group of like-minded and good humoured travellers made this trip special. But it was our joyful and good humoured guide Isabelle who ensured our journey flowed everyday, offering generous food and restaurant tips, extensive knowledge of each village, combined with a generosity of spirit which enabled us to immerse ourselves in the gems around every corner that Provence has to offer.
       
This was my first time traveling alone to France and I couldn't have had a more wonderful experience. From the moment I met the group at the airport to my return to the U.S. The hike each day was more beautiful than the last. Our tour guide Isabelle was fantastic. She was from the region and shared all kinds of tips and history. She interacted with the whole group and made the experience special for everyone. As a woman traveling alone, I felt safe and made so,e wonderful friends alongside the way. I highly recommend this tour.
       
This was a great holiday! I've been on 5 other Exodus holidays and this trip ranks at the top. I had so much fun! Great hikes, great food and great fellow hikers made this trip unforgettable!
       
A lovely selection of walks and we had great weather. The hotel was welcoming and the breakfasts were very good, although some of the rooms were a little cramped. Greoux les Bains was an excellent place to stay, with lots of good quality restaurants in the town to choose from at night.
       
Liked our hotel with lovely outdoor swimming pool in the good centre of Greoux les Bains. The walks were leisurely as indicated in the tour description but as it was hot this was no bad thing. However, I was disappointed that the walk on the last day appeared to have been shortened as we didnt reach the village of Valensole as stated in the tour description and we rushed back to the hotel for lunch rather than stopping for a picnic, when I really enjoyed the picnics with the local breads and cheeses etc. The walks were varied and I enjoyed the gorge and the walk by Moustiers St Marie best. Yves was knowledgeable on many topics which was great and I was especially interested in the plants. It was nice to have a free day to visit Aix en Provence and time to visit the thermal baths if one chose. Eating out in large groups was often problematic as the service was usually very slow. It would be good to be given a list of local restaurants with a rough idea of cost as some were quite expensive. But it was a good holiday with a nice group.
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