Walk along the water this beautiful valley in the heart of the Luberon, in the company of two couples of fine age, nature lovers and lovers of beautiful walks and hikes.
(Photos FMR Travelblog reportage Luberon November 2019) Bridge to Shell
The end of the world. And yes, after 30 minutes by car, we are there! The place of our meeting is a small car park at the foot of impressive straight cliffs bordered by a river located between Bonnieux and Lourmarin.
This is where Fabrice, our hiking guide awaits us. It will take us through the Aiguebrun valley to discover the hidden treasures of the Grand Luberon in the heart of Provence.
François and Pierrette, our retired friends and motorhome operators, are impatient and happy. Originally from Jura, they share the taste that my husband Hervé and I cultivate for getaways in the middle of nature. We work in the Lyon region and we regularly need to log out!
Our backpack contains the essentials of any hike: snacks, water bottle and cap. We put on our 7-leagues boots, walking shoes with a comfortable sole to walk along caladed paths and forest trails.
Our first climber lasts several minutes but we are not breathtaking because the pace of our small team is constant.
The trail is very affordable even if we all have more or less exceeded the 50 spring! In a few efforts, we are dazzled, at the top of the mythical Cliffs of Buoux , which stand from 30 to 120 meters in height.
We salute the Rock of the Indian and evoke the climbing enthusiasts who tutored it for rappelling descents.
Fabrice is an enthusiastic nature guide. He gives us all the secrets of the flora and fauna of the Aiguebrun Valley. Our 3-hour walk is enamelled with “Oh” and “Ah!” ” because:
· We learn to recognize the navel of Venus, a delicate wild and edible plant that grows in the rocks.
· We cross the road of centuries-old oaks and black poplars,
· We see a family of eagles hovering in the azure sky of Luberon,
· We cross the picturesque villages of Chantemerle and Sivergues where time seems to have stopped.
· We appreciate the variety of landscape, between plateaus, scrubland, humid forest and river.
When we arrive, our friend François cannot resist the call of the Aiguebrun. It offers an invigorating dip to his feet in a water that displays 13 small degrees!
Our encouragement goes with him as Pierrette cheerfully launches: “This is exactly what I needed to rejuvenate! ”
The river l'Aiguebrun is the refreshing thread of this hike. 23 km long, it takes its source in the Vaucluse and crosses 8 communes of the Luberon before flowing into the Durance.
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