Upper Provence walking vacation in France
Upper Provence in Southern France holds a special place in the imagination. On this one-week self-guided walking vacation, you’ll learn to embrace the lovely land of lavender.
Manosque Saint Martin les Eaux Pic de Lure Forcalquier Priory of Salagon
€870To€1315 excluding flights
What's included: Accommodation is half board 3 'épis' guesthouse, 3 star hotels Detailed roadbook and routemarked maps provided Logistical and technical support Baggage transfers
Description of Upper Provence walking vacation in France
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Upper Provence walking vacation in France
3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2023 by Brigid Delaney
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The beautiful villages, really well preserved.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
We found the hiking more difficult than indicated, (easy,moderate) needing more
time than outlined.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, in 2 of the 3 accommodations we were the only guests
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThere’s really nothing quite like discovering a region on foot, going from place to place as humans have always done at a pace that increases the appreciation of nature without inflicting any nefarious effects on it. Walking always been a splendid way of meeting local people and striking up a conversation. These are just some of the reasons an itinerant walking vacation constitutes by its very nature a responsible and ecologically sound approach to having a really good time!
The people who run the restaurants you eat in take care to propose meals elaborated with local products, thus ensuring menus of quality whilst reducing the often hidden ecological impact of transporting foodstuffs from afar.
Furthermore, we have selected excellent accommodation for the beginning and end of your vacation also because it is close to railway stations or public transport hubs, still with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint.
In our very own office we have developed software which considerably reduces power consumption and paper use. We work with the company that specialises in recycling old computers and cartridges at the end of their usefulness.
What about supplies? Well, we think ‘fair-trade’ here, too. For example we work in partnership with Lygo who have our travel pouches made in Dakar, who thus create new jobs whilst using profits to support local projects in Senegal.
PeopleVacationing with us means taking the time to explore a region, feel its pulse. Far from the usual tourist fast-fare, we propose a gourmet appreciation of authentic France.
In all our vacations, we make sure that we are working with partners in small-scale structures to help develop the local economy and usefully reduce the number of intermediaries.
We ourselves are a small family travel agency maintaining a close relationship with all our working partners. That’s one of the reasons our vacationmakers are welcomed so warmly and in such a personal way throughout this stay. In each region, local people have got to know us, which is one of the factors that ensures that each vacation is a rich and unique experience.
Everyone involved in our vacations is passionately interested in their region and their environment. They will always take pleasure in helping you to explore their heritage, their gastronomy, and their terroir – as explained above ! You will find that the only silly question is the one you don’t ask … all others are greeted with a smile and a willing, informative reply.
The establishments we deal with are always on a very human scale, with far fewer rooms and an altogether different approach than the big hotel chains. Simply because we think the heartfelt welcome you feel in a rural guesthouse, the discovery of a tasty local dish, or the exploration among friends and family of the history and culture of a place is something real, sincere and wonderful.
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