GR® de Pays: Luberon and the Vaucluse Mountains – The Ochres of Luberon


Two way loop







Positive elevation gain

1667 meters

Negative elevation gain

1669 meters


Min. 194 meters

Max. 695 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

Apt / Apt


Avenue Victor Hugo car park

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Tourist service in Apt :

A 5-day hiking tour doing about 10km a day, or 3 days doing about 20km per day, depending how fit you are. A multi-day hike between Luberon and the Vaucluse mountains, amid a stunning array of colours!
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The route takes you across the Vaucluse mountains, through its prettiest villages and labelled landscapes: Rustrel and its “Provençal Colorado”, Gargas and its mines, Roussillon and its ochre conservatory. A highly colourful hike, from lavender blue to multicoloured ochres.

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public transportation

TER train station in Cavaillon
Zou bus line 17: Cavaillon - Apt
Zou bus line 15: Avignon - Apt
Zou bus line 16: Apt - Sault
>> More information about the network and times

recommended parking

Avenue Victor Hugo car park

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®6 over the northern part.

  • Choose autumn or spring to do this hiking tour.

  • Access to the Provencal Colorado is strictly regulated, booking is mandatory on the dedicated website for visits from 9am to 1pm, from 1pm to 7pm, free access depending on available places

  • 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
  • Ochre earth of the Luberon at the villages of Rustrel, Roussillon and Gargas, respect regulations
  • Covered in 3 to 5 days
  • Described counter-clockwise


Fédération Française de Randonnée de Vaucluse
Tel : View number 04 28 70 27 29
Website : https://boutique.ffrandonnee.fr/autour-du-luberon-et-des-monts-de-vaucluse

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