France – Provence: Verdon Gorges, The Grand Canyon of Europe on a trip package
Period : May, June, July, August, September
Reference : 10B118
Prix : 1€ Ask for a quote
Deep in the heart of Provence, discover the mysterious and fascinating world of the Verdon, whose dramatic canyon, prehistoric caves and local traditions combine to ensure a fantastic trip on this package!
Our Hiking Hallmark :
– Walking Holidays to suit all levels, from rambles to Nordic Walking
– Expert Local Walking Guide
– Small, convivial groups (max. 14 )
– Discover local heritage
– Free Pedometer for every group member
– Excursions for Non-Walkers
D1 Riez la Romaine and its Honey Centre (35 km)
Lunch at Riez la Romaine. Archaeological digs and roman ruins will take you back in time in this tiny village full of character. On to admire the lavender fields of Valensole and then stop at the Honey Centre where you can learn all about the busy bee’s work and taste some locally produced honey. Dinner and overnight.
D2 * Hike in the Verdon Gorges (75 km)
A spectacular day’s hiking in the Verdon Gorges. Picnic on the river banks and admire the limestone strata of the sheer rock walls, towering above a sliver of water, before continuing to an old road workers post. Stunning scenery and the turquoise waters of the Verdon river are yours to savour all day long. Dinner and overnight.
D3 * St Maurin Caves and the « Route des Crêtes » (50 km)
Start with a short hike through the St Maurin caves with their fragile rock formations, one of nature’s wonderful works of art. Continue to the “Route des Cretes” up on the north side of the canyon for a picnic and a peaceful afternoon dedicated to bird watching, notably the wild vultures circling on high, hundreds of metres above the trickling river. Dinner and overnight.
D4 Aiguines (65 km)
Visit the village of Aiguines at the mouth of the Verdon Canyon, in a spectacular setting overlooking the enormous Ste Croix Lake. Lunch.
Full Board in a 2* hotel in the region of Verdon
* Mountain Guide (2d)
Tasting Visit : Honey Centre in Riez
Entrance Fees : Road workers Centre
Mondoramas is also a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialized in group travel to/for :
Cassis and the Calanques
Single Room (3 nights) : 90 €
Extra Guide 1 day (more than 14 walkers) : 360 €