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Hiking tour – Holy mountains in Provence

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  • Eco
  • Hébergement 1/2 pension
  • Hôtel tout confort ou 2 étoiles
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  • Hébergements en hôtels 2 étoiles
  • Dîners du terroir selon description
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  • Dîners gourmets selon description

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D 1
Day 1 – Arrival at AIX EN PROVENCE
ancient capital of Provence. You won’t be able to resist strolling through this magical city with its numerous fountains, its shady squares and its private majestic mansions. Don’t try! Take the day to discover ! – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel located in the city center
D 2
Day 2 – AIX – VAUVENARGUES (20 km)
You will leave the city to the North-East, walking through fields and forests to the tour de César (old watchtower) and continue to a hill named La Téte du Marquis, above Vauvenargues, beautiful Provencal village dominating by a chateau where Picasso is buried. Half-board accommodation in a one-star hotel with en-suite facilities
D 3
Day 3 – Day 3 : VAUVENARGUES – TRETS (26 km – ascent : 700 meters)
You will climb the village of Vauvenargues to reach the bottom of the Sainte Victoire Mountain that you will ascent by taking the Imoucha path, traversing the Pas du Moine (the Moine pass) and the Costes Chaudes crests. Keep to the same path and let it lead you along the crests to the Priory and the Croix de Provence, the Baou de Vespre and the Mouches Peak that rises 1125 meters! You will then descend into Puyloubier, a small village of narrow streets and tall houses. Then, you will walk through the plain to reach Trets, a charming medieval village – Lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel at Trets
D 4
Day 4 – TRETS – PLAN D’AUPS SAINTE BAUME (22 km)
You will leave Trets, its well-preserved fortified walls, its narrow streets and the vaulted passages surrounding Sainte Marie’s church, and you will cross the Regagnas mountains at the Saint Jean du Puy Hermitage. You will walk down to Sainte Zacharie and cross through the Sainte Baume Forest to arrive at Plan d’Aups – Half-board accommodation in a small family-run hotel
D 5
Day 5 – PLAN D’AUPS STE BAUME – GEMENOS (22 km – ascent : 500 meters)
From the Plan d’Aups, you will walk to the Dominican convent of Hostellerie de la Sainte Baume and climb up the Sainte Baume, a brilliantly white limestone wall located 1000 meters above sea-level which casts into shadow a great forest of oaks and beech trees. Be sure to visit the Sainte Marie Madeleine Grotto and the Saint Pilon Chapel before continuing along the Sainte Baume Crest to the Bertagne Peak. Then, from the Aigle Pass, you will walk down the Vallon de l’Aigle to Saint Pons Park, an area of lush green vegetation, and continue on to reach Gemenos – Half-board accommodation in a small family-run hotel
D 6
Day 6 – GEMENOS – CASSIS (25 km)
You will leave Gemenos by the Mont Cruvelier and will reach the Ange Pass. Traversing the Font Blanche forest, you will pass through Le Moutounier before walking down to the Ouillier and the Belle Fille passes. From here, you will climb the Couronne de Charlemagne, a hill that looks like a crown over the La Caminade CA24 Provence from Aix to Calanques Cosy and budget walking holidays in France Cassis vineyards, and pass around the Bau de la Saoupe, the last summit facing the ocean. You will finally walk down to Cassis centre where is located your hotel – Lodging and breakfast in a family-run hotel
D 7
Day 7: CALANQUE OF CASSIS (5-hour round walk)
From the port you walk to Calanque de Port Miou and after calanque du Pin. Then you you will leave the shore to ascent and go through Cadeiron plateau to reach Portalet d’En Vau (something like a pass)before plunging down into le vallon d’En Vau (narrow valley) to reach the next calanque, the calanque d’En Vau, one of the most beautiful along the coast. After swimming you walk up the vallons d’En Vau and de la Gardiole to reach an isolated forest house in the middle of this rocky massif. You will keep on your way through it to come back to the bottom of the calanque de Port Miou and return to Cassis Lodging and breakfast in the same family-run hotel
D 8
Day 8 : CASSIS
Tour ends after breakfast
D 1
Day 1 – arrival at AIX EN PROVENCE
Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 2
Day 2 – discovery tour of the city of AIX EN PROVENCE
Lodging and breakfast in the same hotel
D 3
Day 3 – BIMONT LAKE – PUYLOUBIER (20 km –altitude gain: 700 meters) – TRETS
Transfer by taxi to the Bimont Lake, located in the Vallon de l’Infernet. You will climb the Sainte Victoire Mountain by taking the Imoucha path, traversing the Pas du Moine (the Moine pass) and the Costes Chaudes crests. Keep to the same path and let it lead you along the crests to the Priory and the Croix de Provence, the Baou de Vespre and the Mouches Peak that rises 1125 meters! You will then descend into Puyloubier, a small village of narrow streets and tall houses. Transfer by taxi from Puyloubier to Trets – Lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel at Trets
D 4
Day 4 – TRETS – PLAN D’AUPS SAINTE BAUME (22 km)
You will leave Trets, its well-preserved fortified walls, its narrow streets and the vaulted passages surrounding Sainte Marie’s church, and you will cross the Regagnas mountains at the Saint Jean du Puy Hermitage. You will walk down to Sainte Zacharie and cross through the Sainte Baume Forest to arrive at Plan d’Aups – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel
D 5
Day 5 – PLAN D’AUPS STE BAUME – GEMENOS (22 km – altitude gain: 500 meters)
From the Plan d’Aups, you will walk to the Dominican convent of Hostellerie de la Sainte Baume and climb up the Sainte Baume, a brilliantly white limestone wall located 1000 meters above sea-level which casts into shadow a great forest of oaks and beech trees. Be sure to visit the Sainte Marie Madeleine Grotto and the Saint Pilon Chapel before continuing along the Sainte Baume Crest to the Bertagne Peak. Then, from the Aigle Pass, you will walk down the Vallon de l’Aigle to Saint Pons Park, an area of lush green vegetation, and continue on to reach Gemenos – Lodging and breakfast in a comfort hotel
D 6
Day 6 – GEMENOS – CASSIS (25 km)
You will leave Gemenos by the Mont Cruvelier and will reach the Ange Pass. Traversing the Font Blanche forest, you will pass through Le Moutounier before walking down to the Ouillier and the Belle Fille passes. From here, you will climb the Couronne de Charlemagne, a hill that looks like a crown over the Cassis vineyards, and pass around the Bau de la Saoupe, the last summit facing the ocean. You will finally walk down to Cassis harbour and Le Bestouan beach where your hotel is located – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 7
Day 7 – CASSIS
Tour ends after breakfast
D 1
Day 1 – Arrival at AIX EN PROVENCE
ancient capital of Provence. You won’t be able to resist strolling through this magical city with its numerous fountains, its shady squares and its private majestic mansions. Don’t try! Take the day to discover ! – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel located in the city center
D 2
Day 2 – BIMONT LAKE – PUYLOUBIER (20 km –altitude gain: 700 meters) – TRETS
Transfer by taxi to the Bimont Lake, located in the Vallon de l’Infernet. You will climb the Sainte Victoire Mountain by taking the Imoucha path, traversing the Pas du Moine (the Moine pass) and the Costes Chaudes crests. Keep to the same path and let it lead you along the crests to the Priory and the Croix de Provence, the Baou de Vespre and the Mouches Peak that rises 1125 meters! You will then descend into Puyloubier, a small village of narrow streets and tall houses. Transfer by taxi from Puyloubier to Trets – Lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel at Trets
D 3
Day 3 – TRETS – PLAN D’AUPS SAINTE BAUME (22 km)
You will leave Trets, its well-preserved fortified walls, its narrow streets and the vaulted passages surrounding Sainte Marie’s church, and you will cross the Regagnas mountains at the Saint Jean du Puy Hermitage. You will walk down to Sainte Zacharie and cross through the Sainte Baume Forest to arrive at Plan d’Aups – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel
D 4
Day 4 – PLAN D’AUPS STE BAUME – GEMENOS (22 km – altitude gain: 500 meters)
From the Plan d’Aups, you will walk to the Dominican convent of Hostellerie de la Sainte Baume and climb up the Sainte Baume, a brilliantly white limestone wall located 1000 meters above sea-level which casts into shadow a great forest of oaks and beech trees. Be sure to visit the Sainte Marie Madeleine Grotto and the Saint Pilon Chapel before continuing along the Sainte Baume Crest to the Bertagne Peak. Then, from the Aigle Pass, you will walk down the Vallon de l’Aigle to Saint Pons Park, an area of lush green vegetation, and continue on to reach Gemenos – Lodging and breakfast in a comfort hotel
D 5
Day 5 – GEMENOS – CASSIS (25 km)
ou will leave Gemenos by the Mont Cruvelier and will reach the Ange Pass. Traversing the Font Blanche forest, you will pass through Le Moutounier before walking down to the Ouillier and the Belle Fille passes. From here, you will climb the Couronne de Charlemagne, a hill that looks like a crown over the Cassis vineyards, and pass around the Bau de la Saoupe, the last summit facing the ocean. You will finally walk down to Cassis harbour and Le Bestouan beach where your hotel is located – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 6
Day 6 – CASSIS
Tour ends after breakfast
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