Home to many amazing architectural accomplishments - including the very beautiful medieval gothic structure, Palais des Papes - you certainly won't get bored of your surroundings during your adventure break in Provence. Despite its popularity, you can still get away from the hustle and bustle and find your own hidden delights on one of our relaxed activity holidays in Provence - picture romantic tucked-away chateaux, bustling local markets and idyllic villages.
During your activity break in Provence you'll make memories to last a lifetime, even when doing some of the simpler things such as eating lunch under plane trees, shopping for vibrantly-coloured arts and crafts and savouring the stunning panorama from the hilltops.
In this region, nothing compares to the scent of the garrigue: a heady mixture of lavender, herbs and wild flowers that cover the hills. When you embark on one of our cycling or walking tours, you will be able to experience the aroma for yourself.
Discover pretty vineyards, olive groves and apple orchards as you cycle through country lanes and greenways on our Landscapes of the Luberon tour, or choose to jump on your bike and visit extensive Roman remains, UNESCO sites and wine festivals during our Vineyards of Vaucluse trip.
If you'd prefer to see Provence on foot then opt for one of our walking tours, where you can get the chance to stroll through streets up to sprawling chateau ruins, before witnessing fabulous views of Luberon Valley and discovering the hilltop village of Gordes.
Our self-guided adventure breaks in Provence allow you to be as flexible as you like during your trip and offer the perfect balance of cycling or walking and relaxation.
The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.
The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you'll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region's famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.
Varied walking in the glorious Luberon National Park - inspiration for generations of poets, painters and writers. Wander through vineyards and olive groves to perched medieval villages and stay in delightful hotels, full of character along the way.
Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 4 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.
Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.
For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine - France's most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.