At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Provence is one of the best known areas of France. The sunflowers, the fields of lavender and the magical arid landscapes are paramount in our imagination. But it’s also a place known for its culinary traditions, celebrated wines and rich history. Thousands of acres of peaceful countryside await your exploration and your route notes will acquaint you with how best to stay off the beaten track when traversing this stunningly varied landscape. Climb to the top of the gorgeous Alpilles, uncork the delicious vintages from one of French wine’s top regions and bed down in the region’s best hotels. In sum, it’s pure pleasure.
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Day by Day
Warm up by exploring the picturesque village of Gordes, spotting a lavender field or two and meandering the valley of the famous Sénanque Abbey.
Explore the breathtaking Lubéron Valley, walking through the stone and vineyards to the tiny villages of St-Pantaléon and Lumières. Tonight you'll enjoy a wine tasting followed by a special dinner prepared by Chef Laurent Houdart.
Set off through vineyards and forest groves to the hilltop villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste, once home of the Marquis de Sade.
Today explore Van Gogh country; the hills known as Les Alpilles. Walk from the medieval village of Les Baux along the cliffs above above the Val d’Enfer and down into the quintessential Provençal town of St Rémy.
Explore St Rémy with its myriad of bistros and huge Wednesday market. This afternoon local guide, Mathilde, will take you to St. Paul Hospital, the historic asylum where Van Gogh spent his last days painting irises and other famous works.
After a final breakfast together, we drive to the Avignon train station in time for TGV trains to Paris. Bon voyage!
The peaceful countryside awaits.Request a Detailed ItineraryProvence Self-Guided Walking
La Bastide de Gordes, Gordes
An idyllic location in one of the Luberon Valley’s most treasured towns, this 16th century bastide captures the pure romance of southern France. From the lofty terrace views of the valley to stately rooms awash in light, gracious dining and a phyto-aromatic spa on site to soothe your senses, this is truly unforgettable experience. View hotel website »
La Bastide de Marie, Menerbes
This beautifully restored, centuries-old “farmhouse” is set among 37 acres of the inn’s own vineyards in the heart of the Lubéron Valley. With two pools and terraces that run the length of the house, you will be hard pressed to get up from your lounge chair. Fortunately, the chef, Laurent Houdart , is on hand to lure you to dinner with his acclaimed Provençal cooking. View hotel website »
Hotel de Tourrel
This gorgeous hotel is in the heart of the picturesque streets of St Remy. With a chic modern restaurant and a roof top pool, this gem of a hotel is a perfect base for exploration.View hotel website »
It was exhilarating to cycle down local farm roads, surrounded by fields of luscious lavender, olive groves and five or six-foot high sunflowers.
B&R does it right in every way; from the hotels, routes, tours, variety and especially the guides! They even manage to find the hidden treasures and people unavailable to the typical tourist. You could never design a better trip for yourself, no matter what your budget, then the people at B&R can do for you.— Kristin Turner
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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
The 9 Best Wines of the Côtes du Rhône
Insider’s Guide: My Favourite Places to See, Eat & Stay in St-Rémy-de-Provence
In Deep: The Charming Towns of France’s Luberon Region
Playing Petanque, the Game that is Uniquely French
Cycling in the south of France: Pedalling through Provence
Summer Love Triangle
Boules: A Provençal Tradition
What to Know About Provençal Cuisine
Vines 101: Examining the Wine of the Côtes du Rhône and Provençal Appellations
11 Things to See & Do in Provence
Explorer’s Index: 6 Reasons To Visit Provence
Rave Reviews: Provence
Provence: A Light That Inspires
Provence Olive Oil: As Civilized as it is Slick
Reading for the Road: Books About Provence
A Chat With Chef Christophe Renaud
Pedaling Through Provence
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