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I took a few pics of our Luberon trails and routes, but not many of the challenging trails. Too busy clambering over stoney trails. Various routes wind down dirt roads, some through little paths, some past farmhouses, vineyards and olive groves. As I mentioned, the hardest part is following directions and trail marks.
The Brit hiking company (The Carter Company) that organized our trip gave us hiking guides (no maps). They also left off huge picnics each morning for us to carry, and transported our luggage from hotel to hotel. How long were the hikes? 5-6 hours.
As usual with hiking, it's mostly uphill but this bit was just easy and pleasant. Olive grove on the right, woodlands on the left::
Thanks for posting those pictures. I would love to hike those trails but, sadly, my knees won't allow any more. I did a lot of 3-4-day hikes (with full pack) in my younger days as a Boy Scout. Golden Arrowhead...Silver Moccasin. (I gave my Silver Moccasins medal to the orthopedic surgeon who fixed my broken foot twenty years ago.)
Great pics. My wife and I did a similar trip in 2017. Beautiful country, the Luberon is our favorite place in France, except for Paris. You are correct about trail marking but it really didn’t matter because you knew there’d be fabulous dinner that evening. As the driver said when he dropped us off one morning “bon courage”