0.0 km – START: With your back to the Bastide de Pierres restaurant, and the castle and war memorial statue in front of you, BEAR RIGHT at the roundabout onto the D15 road following the sign for ‘Abbaye de Senanque’. Walk on the pavement/sidewalk where it is available, as the road swings right, then left again.
0.40 km – At the sign for ‘Le Mas de Romarins Hotel’, TURN RIGHT off the main road, onto a steep gravel path. You will also see the red/white markers, which you will be following for the entirety of today’s walk (see image named 0.40km)
0.60 km – Come to a paved road. TURN RIGHT onto it and follow it as it ascends gently. Although usually quiet, be aware of passing traffic.
0.80 km - Where you see a dead-end sign (T), BEAR LEFT onto this smaller side road and follow it downhill.
0.90 km – Come to a yellow walkers’ signpost named ‘La Rougiere 379m’. TURN RIGHT onto the rocky ascending path, following the sign for ‘Sénanque’ (1.7 km) and the red/white markers.
1.80 km – Come to another rocky path that intersects the path you are following. BEAR LEFT across it to rejoin our path on the other side. Follow the red/white markers.
2.20 km – Arrive at the top of a slope and a paved road. There is also a yellow walker’s signpost named ‘Cote de Senancole 460 m’. TURN LEFT onto the paved road, following the sign (unfortunately in a state of disrepair at time of writing) for the Abbaye. Follow the road, being careful of any passing traffic. Lovely views over the gorge open up on your left.
2.40 km – There are views of Mont Ventoux directly ahead of you. BEAR LEFT off of the road onto a rocky descending path. Follow this path, taking care as it can often be wet and muddy.
3.00 km – BEAR LEFT onto the further descending path which will take you down to the Abbaye. Even though this path is marked with an ‘X’, you should follow it as it takes you to the abbey, whereas the path ahead takes you straight past it.
3.10 km – FINISH: Come to the Abbaye. Take some time to explore. You will be collected here by taxi from the car park. Please check your accommodation details for pick-up times and details.