Apt

GR® de Pays: Luberon and the Vaucluse Mountains – Around the Claparèdes Plateau

Route

Two way loop

Difficulty

Intermediate

Duration

96h

Distance

50km

Positive elevation gain

1743 meters

Negative elevation gain

1743 meters

Altitude

Min. 222 meters

Max. 898 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

Apt / Apt

Parking

Place Lauze de Perret.

profil altimétrique

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Tourist service in Apt :

A 4-day hiking tour doing about 10km a day, or 2 days doing about 20km per day, depending how fit you are. Between the Petit and Grand Luberon lies the Claparèdes plateau, a geological site to explore along this route.
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Erosion has uncovered this plateau over time, made up of multiple geological stages. Here, fossils, dry-stone walls and huts (bories) are all around, alternating between arid, stony ground and the cool Aiguebrun valley, which crosses the plateau. Wild open spaces are dotted with “perched” villages and olive groves, vines and orchards... It’s an itinerary with plenty to explore!

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public transportation

Train station in Cavaillon
Zou bus line 15: Avignon - Apt
Zou bus line 17: Cavaillon - Apt
Zou bus line 9 Apt - Cadenet.

>> More information about the network and times

recommended parking

Place Lauze de Perret.

road access

From the A7 Exit 24 Avignon Sud, towards Apt.

To note


  • Follow the GR® (white-red) / GRP® (yellow-red) signposting

  • Itinerary shared with the GR®653D over the southern part and the GR®6 over the northern part.

  • Itinerary sometimes shared with the Via Domitia cycling itinerary, remain courteous and vigilant

  • Choose autumn or spring to do this hiking tour.

  • Prepare for your hike.

  • Plan to have good walking shoes, water and clothes that are suitable for the weather.

If you want to report a problem on your hike (marking, maintenance, danger...), let us know on Suricate: sentinels.sportsdenature.fr
Access to the massifs
Respect the regulations preserving protected natural areas – find out about restrictions to accessing the massifs during fire risk periods, from 15 June to 15 September.
Before heading out, check the website

In brief

  • Within the territory of the Luberon Regional Nature Park
  • Plateau tucked away between Petit and Granc Luberon, a concentration of history and geology
  • Covered in 2 to 4 days
  • Described counter-clockwise

Contact

Fédération Française de Randonnée de Vaucluse
Website : https://boutique.ffrandonnee.fr/autour-du-luberon-et-des-monts-de-vaucluse