The best outdoor activities in Provence

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Varied walking all in beautiful countryside, iconic routes and quiet byways to cycle and outdoor adventure for adrenaline junkies, there’s so much to see and do if you are staying at one of our holiday homes with pools in Provence.

Here’s our guide to just some of the great outdoor activities on offer in Provence.

This is a wonderful walking region, impossible to cover in a single visit; the best approach is to select a specific location for exploration and there are so many to choose from. Here is our recommended selection: the Luberon with its charming hill-top villages, the Alpilles (Van Gogh country), Mont Ventoux (the mountain itself and surrounding natural features including the Nesque Gorges and Dentelles de Montmirail), the Verdon Gorge and its environs, the lavender fields of the high Vaucluse plateau and the wild Massif des Maures. Several long-distance footpaths (Grandes Randonnees) pass through the region taking in the most spectacular sights, seven of them passing through the Luberon alone. It is essential to venture out well prepared in the hot, arid climate and rugged landscape of Provence, avoiding walking in the heat of midday. However, there are trails to suit all abilities with local guides for each area available from Tourist Information offices.

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