Hiking and Hunting for Rhinos near Viens
One of the things we love about Provence is its wonderful wildlife and recently we’ve been lucky enough to watch ‘Sangliers’ foraging at the side of the road…….. Please excuse my photography!
And have seen Vultures flying off the Petit Luberon and near Sault, but when it was suggested that we go to look for the Rhinos I really wasn’t sure what to think?
…Continue reading here for Julie’s details on a lovely hike (8.5 km, relatively easy) they did at Christmas, and would be interesting anytime. This hike in the Luberon National Park is classified as a “Reserve Naturelle Nationale” due to the unique ancient fossilized mudflats. On the rocky, mudflats they spotted the three-toed footprints left by the ancient ‘hornless’ Rhinos and more.
Hiking in Provence
There are many hiking trails throughout Provence, from the moderate Luberon and Alpilles hills to the steeper pitches near Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. You can also choose to head to the coast in either direction (east or west) from Marseille to find some beautiful hikes along the coast, although some of these trails could be difficult if you suffer from vertigo. The standard hiking rules apply in Provence, as they should anywhere, good shoes, sunscreen, hats, water, a snack and a mobile phone.