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Explore the natural jewels of the Alpilles and the Luberon: The best hikes not to be missed
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The Provence region is famous for its natural beauty and varied landscapes, and the Alpilles and Luberon are no exception. Located in the south of France, these two mountain ranges offer spectacular hiking opportunities, with trails winding through picturesque vineyards, verdant forests and charming medieval villages.


Here is an overview of the best hikes not to be missed in the Alpilles and the Luberon:


1. The Sentier des Capitelles in the Alpilles The Sentier des Capitelles is an emblematic hike in the Alpilles, offering total immersion in the preserved nature of the region. This 10km circular trail takes you through varied landscapes, from rocky hills to olive fields to lush green valleys. Along the way, you will discover capitelles, small dry stone huts formerly used by local farmers. Don't miss the spectacular view from the top of the ridge, offering breathtaking panoramas of the Alpilles.



2. The Sentier des Ocres in Roussillon in the Luberon The Luberon is renowned for its flamboyant ochres, and the Sentier des Ocres in Roussillon is the ideal place to discover them. This short and easy 2.5 km trail takes you through reddish-hued rock formations, offering breathtaking views of the ocher cliffs and surrounding forests. You will feel like you are walking through an impressionist painting! Make sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the magic of the sunrise over the ochres.



3. The Sentier des Lumières in Gordes in the Luberon For a more cultural hike, head to the Sentier des Lumières in Gordes. This 5km loop takes you through the picturesque hills of the Luberon, offering magnificent views of the hilltop village of Gordes and the surrounding lavender fields. Along the way, you'll discover contemporary art installations that highlight the natural beauty of the area, creating a unique and immersive hiking experience.



4. The Sentier des Vignes in Eygalières in the Alpilles If you are a wine lover, don't miss the Sentier des Vignes in Eygalières. This easy 7km trail takes you through the picturesque vineyards of the Alpilles, offering stunning views of the surrounding hills and villages. Take the opportunity to do a tasting at one of the many wineries in the region and discover local wines.



Whether you are an experienced hiker or simply looking for a leisurely stroll surrounded by nature, the Alpilles and the Luberon offer a multitude of opportunities to discover the natural beauty of Provence.


So put on your walking shoes, grab your backpack and set off to discover the hidden treasures of these magnificent mountain ranges!