Sonja, our expert of Provence, France, shares her secrets about the beautiful region she lives in. Looking for a good reason to choose Provence as your next stop? Sonja gives you, not one, but three reasons to visit Provence, admire its landscapes and taste its wines and local cuisine.
- See Provence from its timeless hiking trails & cycling lanes far from the crowds at your own pace with a Roadbook! You will follow the indications of your well-written & easy-to-follow Roadbook. We give you practical information regarding the villages along the way, where to buy picnic fare, get the best bottle of wine & olive oil and our favorite addresses; we include our own selection of restaurants, wine estates, olive oil mills, and other places of interest and “must see” visits. We also include historical & cultural information about the towns visited, monuments passed, as well as information about local plants and wildlife, geology, agriculture, and all sorts of other interesting topics along the way. We provide itineraries with all levels whether you’re an experienced hiker/biker or a beginner!
- Learn more about the famous Côtes du Rhône Wines. Stroll or cycle through the vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from one wine estate to another estate with a wine expert who will unveil the secrets of the mysterious concept of terroir. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is without a doubt the most prestigious of the Rhône Valley’s wine-making villages. The best part about a tour is getting into the heart of the countryside: cycling or walking along farming tracks between vines of Grenache and Syrah, taking you past some of the village’s most fabled estates. And of course, a wine-tasting…
- Visit local markets and get delicious Provençal specialties for your picnic along the trails! In our Roadbooks we tell you the best places to get fresh goat’s cheese, charcuterie, quiche Lorraine, wine, olive oil and where the baguettes are the best. After your picnic along the trails, don’t forget to stretch out on the thyme-laden hills, slip your backpacks behind your heads, hat over your eyes, and let the chant of cicadas soothe us into a sleep : SIESTE time.