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What’s included

  • A local leader. French guide, English speaking
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers in France
  • All other baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

Verdon Gorge Trek, Provence

Walking & Trekking

France | Walking & Trekking

Verdon Gorge Trek, Provence
Vigorous

Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Vigorous ? Vigorous
Duration:  8 days from the UK  
On trek: 6 days

Flight inclusive from £1,630,
Land only from £1,395

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Trek the deepest and most impressive river canyon in Europe and stay in charming small hotels.

Highlights

  • Explore the deepest gorge in Europe
  • Marvel at the staggering vertical limestone cliffs of the Verdon Gorge
  • Soak up the regional scents of fragrant lavender and thyme
  • Walk the famous Martel trail and take in the panoramic views from Mourre Chanier (1,930m/6,332ft)
  • Stay at excellent accommodation in charming Provencal hamlets

Reviews          

Excellent trip overall. What I enjoyed: the company, like minded individuals, the leader.
Dr C., Isle of Wight

I have fond memories of rock climbing in the Verdon Gorge when I was in my 20’s. I remember belaying my climbing partner perched on a tiny ledge and looking down into the gorge below thinking “my God that looks nice down there, I must come back and walk through it one day.” It took 40 years to cure that small itch and I can tell you the trek more than lived up to...
Steve Berry, MD

Antoine was excellent - brilliant guide, knowledgeable/assessed the needs of the group. One of the best guides ever.
Miss G, London

The plunging descent down the Imbert stairway, some exciting tunnels and the startling turquoise waters of the Verdon were my personal highlights from walking the gorge.
John Turner, Mountain Kingdoms Trek Leader

Absolutely brilliant. Good value for money, but real benefit is the quality of the guides locally. Antoine was a superb leader, his general knowledge was excellent.
Mrs T & Mr M

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The Grand Canyon du Verdon, as it is sometimes known, attracts visitors to France from all over the world. Most do no more than take in its beauty from one of the many viewpoint but it merits a much closer look!

On this trek we spend six full days trekking from hotel to hotel, exploring the gorge and its surrounds. We trek on a circular route starting and finishing at Castellane. The trails are well maintained and sometimes follow the floor of the gorge, and sometimes head high along the clifftop. The main section of the gorge is about 25kms long with a maximum depth of 700m/2,300ft, and it is an incredibly exciting hike. Each evening we will stop in hamlets laced with Provencal charm, staying in excellent quality boutique hotels. Main luggage is transferred each day by vehicle allowing us to trek with just a light day sack.

A single group transfer is provided each way from/to Nice International Airport.


At a glance

Grade: Vigorous
Vigorous

Duration:  8 days from the UK  
On trek: 6 days

Max. Altitude: 1,930m/6,332ft, Mourre De Chanier, Day 6

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Nice

Accommodation types: Hotels

Meal arrangements: 7 Breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners.

Leader: Local Leader, France
Local Leader, France

Like Raoul pictured here, our guides are English-speaking qualified mountain guides. They lead the trek, prepare the picnic lunches, organise the vehicle transfers, navigate the route and help at hotel check-ins. They know the route very well and are great fun to be with.


DayActivity
1
Single group transfer from Nice airport to Castellane.
2
Enter the gorge at Robion and climb through forestland to cross the Verdon and trek to the attractive village of Trigance.
3
Trek along the beautiful cliffs of the Serrière du Preil to the panoramic viewpoint at Rancoumas. Descend to the bottom of the gorge, cross the Verdon and climb on the other side to Rougon, a hamlet perched over the canyon where vultures nest in the surrounding cliffs.
4
Trek through tunnels, gateways and stairs to the gorge bottom on the Martel trail from Maline to Point Sublime – widely considered the best viewpoint of the gorge. Transfer to Palud.
5
Return to Maline to continue the trek, following the spectacular Bastidon trail along the top of the gorge and then descending to the small village of Palud.
6
Transfer to Chauvets and explore the quiet foothills of Mourre de Chanier. Enjoy exceptional views of the Verdon and Southern Alps. Descend to Rougon.
7
Cross the Suech plateau and follow an old Roman road to the hillside chapel of Saint Jean. Continue to Castellane.
8
Group transfer in the morning to Nice airport.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 29 Apr - Sat 6 May 2017Available£1395 Book£1630 Book
Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017Available£1395 Book£1665 Book
Sat 26 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017Available£1395 Book£1630 Book
Sat 16 Sep - Sat 23 Sep 2017Available£1395 Book£1630 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single room supplement
    From £240
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £55
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What’s included

  • A local leader. French guide, English speaking
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers in France
  • All other baggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Locally paid bar bills and laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Verdon Gorge is one of the best walks I've done          

This was one of the best/most varied/interesting walks we have done - made all better by our wonderful guide Antoine.

Verdon Gorge trek          

Very good organisation and choice of destinations.

Amazing scenery          

This is a brilliant walk! Scenery is amazing and our guide was excellent. Well-organised.

Brilliant guide for Verdon Gorge          

Antoine was excellent - brilliant guide, knowledgeable/assessed the needs of the group. One of the best guides ever.

Excellent guide          

Absolutely brilliant. Good value for money, but real benefit is the quality of the guides locally. Antoine was a superb leader, his general knowledge was excellent.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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