Walking in Provence - East and West Competition

Win copies of Cicerone's guides "Walking in Provence - East" and "Walking in Provence - West" by Janette Norton

Provence’s sunshine and Mediterranean charm attract many visitors to its coast, yet the area also has much more to offer the walker. The countryside inland boasts a range of scenery from remote mountaintops to spectacular gorges. History is everywhere, in medieval villages, arcaded streets, abbeys, churches and castles.

The three regions covered in Provence West offer a variety of landscapes and walks, mostly at a lower altitude than in Provence East. The Drome Provencale, the northern most region, is a sunny land of vineyards, lavender fields and rolling tree-covered hills. The walks here vary from the olive groves of Nyons to the rocky crests and gorges of the Baronnies where vultures soar overhead. The Vaucluse further south is a frequently visited region of old towns and castles, well known for its wine. The Var borders on the Mediterranean, yet behind the coast are fertile valleys and low hills, dominated by the long craggy ridge of the Sainte-Baume massif.

The three regions covered in Provence East offer a variety of landscapes and walks. Those in the Alpes Maritimes are mostly lower, where spring arrives early and sunshine abounds. The Alpes de Haute-Provence is a higher wilder area, which is less populated. There are walks through the dramatic Verdon gorges, in the bizarre rock formations of the Geological Reserve, and up remote peaks from villages where time has stood still. The Mercantour is a more mountainous region of peaks, alpine lakes and gorges, where snow often stays on the trails until early summer. Most of the walks start at a higher altitude than those in the other regions, some nearer the valleys, others over passes with historic boundary stones, or up the highest peaks in the region, home of the ibex and chamois.

We have 2 copies of each to give away.

Win yourself a copy of each guide and inspire your next walking holiday.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this one question:

In which months of 2015 are we running our Guided Walking Holiday Secret Provence: Les Baronnies?

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To enter:

Send us an email providing your name, a contact number, address and of course the answer, which you can put in the subject line, to contact@highpointholidays.co.uk . If you would like a copy of our 2015 brochure, please state 'Brochure Request' next to the answer.

Winner will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date of the competition.

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