The Provence – the land of light and lavender – is not only a travel destination for fans of culture or sun-worshippers, but is also a wonderful destination for hikers. This hiking guide, one of the first on the region Ardèche and Verdon, Mont Ventoux and Calanques, imparts a colourful variety of hiking trip options to satisfy every taste: classic hikes that every visitor to the Provence should take, are presented, as well as solitary trails which can still be considered as inside tips. Families with children will enjoy pleasant beach hikes in the Camargue and varied hikes through woods and vineyards in the hinterland. Ambitious hikers, on the other hand, will not be able to resist challenging excursions to famous gorges and peaks of up to 2000 metres. Thomas Rettstatt has already made a name for himself as an author of various hiking and travel guides. With great detail and knowledge, he describes a total of 50 hiking tours in his handy book, which are generously illustrated with colour photos and colour map excerpts. Tips on cultural and countryside sights, as well as city walking tours through Arles, Nîmes and Avignon, round out the rich collection of information.