With over 200 hotel, restaurant, amenity and sightseeing listings, 106 gorgeous full-color photos and chapters about planning, packing, transit, food and drink, this comprehensive and thorough hiking guide covers everything you need to know.
But it's not just packed with crucial info. The Luberon Loop guidebook features a sumptuous, magazine-style design that will inspire and motivate memorable travel.
Forget hauling around expensive and heavy topographic maps. All you need is a smartphone or GPS unit. The Luberon Loop package includes GPX, KML and GEOJSON files mapping every step of the route. Simply upload the files to a GPS or map app (like Gaia GPS or Google Maps), then you can see exactly where to go along the route, not to mention it'll show your exact location. Never get lost!
Not only does the PDF guidebook provide listing information like website, booking links and short descriptions, The Luberon Loop package also includes a mobile map for your smartphones and laptops. Simply upload the travel map files to any browser-based mapping app, like Google or Apple Maps, to see exactly where all recommended listings are and how to find them.
I love everything about The Luberon Loop; I'm hopelessly addicted to its wonderful cuisine, friendly people, stunning scenery, visceral history and delicious wine. The easygoing Provençal lifestyle keeps luring me back. Four times, in fact.
While France is positively awash in hiking trails, I pioneered my own route linking as many fairytale "perched villages" as I could. My goal was simple: Create a hiking route for all abilities that mixes popular and lesser-known villages and offers a unique, affordable and approachable way to experience Provence's rich Luberon region. And so, in 2023, after four years, The Luberon Loop, was born.
But don't take it from me...
Hear What My Readers Say...
I'd never done anything like this before, and now I'm already planning another Luberon Loop for next year! (This time I think I'll walk the opposite direction!) Rory's guide gave me really good information, more than I needed actually, and also the confidence to do it myself. Thank you friend!
Professor, Madison, USA
What a wonderful trip. We were nervous to do this ourselves, but Rory's guide (and his many helpful email replies) reassured us. We loved every step. (Except maybe the uphill to Viens, but worth it!) My wife and I even met a lovely Dutch couple at a small B&B that we still keep in touch with.
Retiree, San Francisco, USA
I was interested in the Camino [de Santiago thru-hike], but wanted to try something shorter first. I stumbled on Rory's website and reached out to him about this loop. The trip was amazing! The guide (especially the GPS files) makes everything so easy to plan. Cheers Rory!
Family Therapist, Vancouver, Canada
Rory you legend! I think about this trip all the time. It was the highlight of my 2 months in Europe. He recommends the best little restaurants, wineries and hotels. Well done!
Student, Sydney, Australia
The Luberon Loop, a New "Way" to Experience Provence
Up to 140 miles / 225 Km
Numerous variations, downsize options
It's time we zig while everyone else zags. Let's slow down, travel at ground-level and enjoy the therapeutic birdsong, whiffs of lavender and stone-village ambience. We can experience Provence like never before...on foot.