• Cyclist through the Luberon vineyards
    Cyclist through the Luberon vineyards Photo: Damien Rousso, Vaucluse Provence Attractivité
  • Die Provence bei Valensole
    Die Provence bei Valensole Photo: Jo Prye, Community
  • Sonnenuntergangsstimmung
    Sonnenuntergangsstimmung Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Leave the well beaten paths and discover the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur on your own. Eager to get travel recommendations? Our travel guide provides you with the best adventures that the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur has to offer. Get handy information on tours throughout the region, events, tips for places to visit as well as huts and hotels. The following are a few of the highlights that are awaiting you in the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur:
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Hiking and cycling in the Provencal Alps

The Provençal Alps and Prealps form the southwestern foothills of the French Alps. The highest mountain here is Mont Ventoux at 1912 metres. It is also called the Giant of Provence. The Ventoux rises to the west as the last high mountain that dominates the whole of Provence. The mountain is easily recognisable from afar with its striking bare summit, surrounded by an arid desert of rocks and scree.

The Tour de France has already climbed the summit 15 times. Like the cyclists, hikers are not short of climbing Mont Ventoux. There are many beautiful paths around and along the foothills of Mont Chauve that are waiting to be explored.

A discovery in the Verdon gorges

The Gorges du Verdon attract the curiosity of nature lovers. It impresses with its variety of landscapes and its unique character. It is one of the largest and probably most beautiful gorges in Europe, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of France’.

The Verdon, the third-longest river in Provence, rises in the French Alps and winds its way through the mountain range. Cutting through the foothills of the Alps, it has carved through the rock for thousands of years, creating powerful rocky gorges up to 700m high. The turquoise blue water contrasts well with the grey of the rock to amaze visitors.

Hiking trail · Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Through the Gorges du Verdon near Rougon
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 440 m
Descent 550 m

The adventurous hike through the Verdon Gorge on the banks of the turquoise Verdon River promises a magnificent view of the gorge at a depth of ...

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Along the rock

Immediately behind Nice, the city of the rich and famous, you come across the Maritime Alps, whose foothills extend to the coast of the Mediterranean. There are numerous via ferratas to explore the mountains with the southernmost three-thousand-metre peaks.

The steep faces of the Maritime Alps offer experienced via ferrata climbers a demanding challenge, but sport climbing routes also offer a great experience with varied elements for ambitious recreational climbers.

Sur le Pont d’Avignon

This city tour takes us through the picturesque old town of Avignon, where we are offered a lot of culture and history against a southern backdrop. The most important monuments like the Papal Palace and the Notre-Dame des Domes, as well as the Pont d’Avignon from the famous French song, are on the programme. Cosy cafés and restaurants in the city centre invite you to stop and linger after your sightseeing.
The Vaucluse Long Distance Mountain Bike Trail

Mont-Ventoux, Dentelles de Montmirail, Monts de Vaucluse and Luberon... Here are some of the emblematic places crossed by the Grande Traversée VTT de Vaucluse!

The Ventoux FFC Mountain Biking Space

Between the Luberon and the Baronnies Provençales, the Ventoux FFC - French Cycling Federation - accredited mountain biking space invites you to explore its 220 km of signposted trails in the heart of the iconic Mont Ventoux, listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and recently classified as a ...

The Provence Luberon Lure FFC Mountain Biking Space

Suitable for all levels and open all year round, explore 63 signposted itineraries over more than 1,500 km, 6 long-distance GPS routes and 2 FFC-accredited long distance trails.