hiker’s heavenFrom the family walk of about an hour to more athletic hiking, follow the markings and discover the charm of the region.

For a « foodie » walk or a more secret hike through the most impressive landscapes, the pays de Forcalquier et Montagne de Lure has treasures to reveal!


The Way of Saint-James of Compostella and Rome
Camin de Sant Jaume e de Roma

The famous way of Saint-James of Compostella and Rome goes through our region from Céreste to Lurs and Forcalquier and on to Sisteron, the Alps and Italy!

You’re a hiker, a pilgrim for the day or for several weeks or just someone out for a stroll – this path is perfect for discovering the landscapes and heritage and meeting its inhabitants all along the way.

And don’t worry; there are bed & breakfasts, campsites and stopover gites dotted along the way.

Take up your pilgrim’s staff and set off on a journey into solitude, discovery and sharing on this mythical and mysterious way of Saint-James of Compostella and Rome.

Find out more: Association « Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur – Corse » des Amis des Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle et de Rome

See the Saint Jacques de Compostelle dans les Alpes de Haute-Provence brochure  on Calaméo


A hiker’s heaven

The pays de Forcalquier – Montagne de Lure is a hiking mecca and the following trails unfold beneath your feet:

- the GR4, GR6, GR97, GR653 D (GR de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle et de Rome)

50 marked Day Hike trails

470 km of hikes and family walks

1 Regional trek: les tours de Lure – 177 km hiking

Download the map of the hiking trails

Find out more about the hikes (edit)

A few ideas for walks and hikes…

Guiding services

Comité Départemental de la Randonnée Pédestre

Association des Gîtes de Lure

Association des Guides de Pays de Haute Provence

CPIE (Centre Permanent d’Initiatives pour l’Environnement)

La Compagnie des Grands Espaces(mountain leaders)

Pierre Paillat, mountain leader

Les accompagnateurs en Montagne

AVF : Accueil des villes françaises

List of hiking clubs and associations


Organisers of hikes with donkeys (pack-donkeys, family hikes, etc.)

Les Ânes de Forcalquier

Les Granges

Les Vignaus

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One Response to On foot

  1. Caterina Tang says:

    I’m staying in Mane from 13.06~16.06 and would like to find a full day tour on Lavender & sunflower in the area, would you recommend an agency or guided tour. I’m visiting alone. It can be in van with other tourist or by bicycle in a group.

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