Hiking and Nordic Walking Guide
Nordic walking for those who already have Nordic walking experience (good technique and good physical condition desirable so as not to slow down the group). Mornings only to avoid the heat!
Departure point remains the same; if coming from Carpentras, meet at McDonald’s, Isle sur la Sorgue car park, on the right hand side of the road. From there, drive (car-sharing) towards Saumane, where there are a number of 2-hour trails through the Monts du Vaucluse, including a variety of traditional sites (water tanks carved out of rock, stone huts, terraced land, troglodytes, dry stone walls!) and some magnificent views.
- Once we arrive at the site, 2 hours of so-called INVIGORATING Nordic walking. Includes warm-up, main session (with technical advice) and stretching, walking through hilly terrain with magnificent views of the valleys. A few well-deserved rests with a chance to share a snack and a drink, as well as knowledge about the local flora and history, in a friendly, fun-filled atmosphere.
Discovery hikes through typical, regional landscapes, focusing on 3 aspects in particular: the local geography and geology, the flora and heritage along the way.
- Hikes in the Dentelles de Montmirail (St Amand - Dentelles Sarrasines - Le Clapis - Chapelle St-Christophe) – Meet at les Florets car park, to the right of the DFCI path leading to the Col du Cayron, in Gigondas
- Hikes in the Vaucluse Mountains:
Several hikes, of varying levels.
- La vallée Close (Saumane – La Fontaine de Vaucluse)
- Carpentras canal (Saumane – Lagnes)
Coming from Carpentras, meet at MacDonald’s car park, Isle sur la Sorgue, on the right hand side of road. From there, we’ll set off together to the starting point!
Around Sénanque Abbey-Gordes
Around Cabrières-d’Avignon-Lagnes (Cedar grove and plague wall)