Vaison-la-Romaine

GR® de Pays: Around the Rasteau Massif

Route

Two way loop

Difficulty

Intermediate

Duration

48h

Distance

40km

Positive elevation gain

973 meters

Negative elevation gain

972 meters

Altitude

Min. 155 meters

Max. 360 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

Vaison la Romaine - in front of the Tourist Office. / Vaison la Romaine

Parking

"Place du 11 novembre", opposite the tourist office

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Tourist service in Vaison-la-Romaine :

A day hike (approx. 12 miles) or 3-day hiking tour (approx. 6 miles per day), depending on how athletic you are. The route combines discovering the Rasteau massif, its famous vineyards and “perched” villages, and Roman sites.
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Discover the winegrowing country of the Massif de Rasteau, a region renowned for its excellent wines. All along its length, the trail takes you deep into the vineyards of the villages of Cairanne and Rasteau, with outstanding panoramic views of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains and Mont Ventoux.

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public transportation

By TER train - lines stopping at Carpentras and Orange.
By Bus, on the Zou networkLine 4 Orange - Vaison la RomaineLine 11 Carpentras - Vaison la Romainehttps://services-zou.maregionsud.fr/fr/

recommended parking

"Place du 11 novembre", opposite the tourist office

road access

From The A7 - exit Bollène or Orange Sud.
Direction Nyons - Vaison la Romaine.

To note


  • A 2 or 4-day tour, with stages of 20 or 10 km per day, ideal for a weekend getaway. 

  • The itinerant route is best suited to spring and autumn.

  • There is restricted access to the massif in summer. 

  • Before each outing, consult https://www.risque-prevention-incendie.fr/vaucluse/

  • Prepare for your trip. Be sure to pack good walking shoes, a bottle of water, and clothes adapted to the weather. 

If you want to report a problem on your hike (marking, maintenance, danger...), let us know on Suricate: sentinels.sportsdenature.fr

In brief

  • This route is perfect for a weekend trying an itinerant route for the first time. 
  • Beautiful viewpoints overlooking the vineyard, the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux, as well as the Aygues valley. 
  • Vineyards and forests, punctuated by pretty villages with names evocative of famous vintages. 
  • Vaison la Romaine, an antique and medieval city, with a history of over 2,000 years 

Contact

Fédération Française de Randonnée de Vaucluse
Website : https://boutique.ffrandonnee.fr/autour-du-mont-ventoux-et-des-dentelles-de-montmirail