It's going to take a while for me to draw the crowds, but the hiking here is truly stunning. Limestone gorges and plateaux abound, scattered with ancient perched villages, fast flowing rivers splitting one range from another.
Hikes took us to broad summits scattered with early wildflowers, where we enjoyed vast views of the surrounding landscape. We also spent a day walking and scrambling around the Dentelles massif, a climber's paradise.
On the last day we couldn't resist an ascent of Mont Ventoux (iconic peak, Giant of Provence, Tour de France and all that) which was still snowy, not that that seemed to stop the stream of cyclists we watched grinding up the last few switchbacks.
|Approachingn the summit of the famous Mont Ventoux|
And we made an effort to sample all that the region has to offer in terms of food and wine!
Certainly a trip to be repeated - I'm hoping it will become an annual event for Trekking in the Alps.
|Roman remains in Vaison|
|Spotting Mont Blanc from Mont Ventoux|
|Wildflowers added much interest, especially as there are so many different levels of vegetation, raning from alpine to mediterranean|
Come and join us next spring!