The Luberon Experience – Women’s Week

Women's Week 2010

Sunday afternoon lunch in our hotel garden (by Lindsay from California)

Our special week for women only (May 14-21, 2022)

We’re excited about offering our Luberon Experience “Women’s Week” small group tour again in May 2022. We offered this trip several times in the past, and it’s a week Kathy’s passionate about. “Before I met Charley, I’d always wanted to go to Europe, but I didn’t have anyone to go with. After we started traveling together, I met many women who wanted to travel abroad but didn’t want to go alone or end up on a tour surrounded by couples. My travel experiences had such an impact on me, and I really wanted to help more women travel and especially to experience the Luberon. I’m really happy to be offering this trip and other trips just for women in 2022.”

We want to emphasize that women are welcome on all of our European Experiences weeks. We don’t have designated “couples” weeks, and it’s unusual for us to have a group that’s only couples. But some women really prefer an all women’s group– and we understand why. It’s relaxing and fun! Our previous women’s groups have included women of all ages: solo travelers, college roommates, friends, mothers and daughters, and sisters. In less than 24 hours we’re all a group of friends.

Scarf night with KimOur itinerary is usually about the same as our other Luberon Experience weeks: outdoor markets, perched villages, winery visits, incredible meals. Many women especially enjoy the short hikes led by Kathy. (Other options are always offered for those who prefer not to hike.) We’ll likely have some extra emphasis on shopping, visiting some of our favorite shops, sellers and artisans.

No Luberon Experience week is ever the same. We find out what’s important to each traveler and include other activities in the week based on the interests of the group. This could include shopping, gardens, hiking, photography or more. And we always have time for spontaneous unplanned moments.

On the Petit Luberon mountainOur Women’s Week is casual and very comfortable in an absolutely beautiful setting. May is an especially wonderful time of year in Provence because of the fields of bright red poppies and other flowers. We laugh a lot and have great discussions, sometimes long into the night. One group went up to the local cafe almost every night after dinner. This is a week when we do exactly what we want to do and don’t worry about impressing anyone. Many of our Women’s Week participants tell us this was a week that changed their lives.

Read more about The Luberon Experience here and be sure to check our photo album. Our base is the medieval village of Bonnieux… safe, welcoming, and authentic, with amazing views across the countryside. Our small, family-owned hotel is right in the village and includes a lovely garden and swimming pool, a guest kitchen, comfortable living areas, and wireless internet. All rooms are doubles with have ensuite bathrooms with showers, and many rooms can be configured with two twin beds. We always welcome solo travelers but do need to charge a little more when there’s just one person in a room. We may be able to match roommates when we have solo travelers who are interested in sharing a room.

Contact us for more detailed information about our 2022 Luberon’s Women’s Week, May 14-21. Whether you’re on your own or with a friend, sister, mother or daughter, this will be a week of your dreams!

Read more about our Women’s Week in Kathy’s article on the Slow Travel Tours blog: The Special Camaraderie of an All-Women’s Tour. The article includes comments from several of our Women’s Week travelers.