We can provide you with maps and walking routes starting from the estate – ranging from the simplest most accessible routes to the most adventurous, including in particular a long-distance hike which passes close to the estate.
Thanks to the numerous little pathways created by goats and wild animals, you can also wander around at your leisure and explore the mountain in your own way, without following any specific route.
The ascent of Mount Buc – which stretches up above l’Osclaye – is a long hike that requires a certain amount of motivation. Another of the hiking paths that passes close to the estate leads to the delightful little chapel of ‘La Done’, which has recently been restored.
Finally, a number of pathways from the estate lead to the village of Montbrun les bains, situated two kilometres away.
The ‘Office du tourisme’ suggests eleven walks starting from the village of Montbrun.
These include hikes and guided mountain nature trails; the Nesque gorges; Luberon park; the sunrise on Mount Ventoux; river trekking; private walks etc.
Contact : Randonnée Vaucluse or by phone on +33 (0) 6 58 29 43 10.
There are magnificent cycling routes around the estate with very little traffic, passing through extremely varied, protected countryside, allowing you to indulge your passion for cycling in comfort and safety. Routes for both classic and mountain bikes are available from the Tourist Office.
You can also hire both classic and electric bikes at l’Osclaye – please ask!
In Montbrun les Bains, mountain guide Eric Leininger offers climbing trips that will introduce you to the pleasures of scaling the cliffs of Monbrun. Contact: +33 4 75 28 83 71.
‘Buis le Baronnies’ and ‘Saint Julien’ are both legendary climbing sites. The number of sites and routes are increasingly gradually every year, and there is sufficient diversity to suit all levels of climber.
=> Contact the bureau des guides des Baronnies.
In Montbrun les Bains there are classes for beginners and children from the age of eight – join them for cliff-edge walks on mountain sides or high-altitude trails; abseil and learn safety manoeuvres with mountain guide Eric Leininger (phone : +33 4 75 28 83 71).
One of the most beautiful via ferrata in Europe is situated in Buis les Baronnies. You can discover this wonderful site stretching over 1700m on the north side of Saint Julien, via three separate itineraries of varying difficulty. More information: l’office du tourisme de Buis les Baronnies.
There are numerous excellent paragliding sites in the area and several schools licensed by the FFVL (‘Fédération française de vol libre’). You can also try tandem hang gliding (‘Biplace’) with a professional…. Everything you need is right here!
For ‘Biplace’ bookings: Guide des Baronnies, Lou Ventounor, l’école de parapente des Baronnies in Mévouillon (10 minutes from l’Osclaye) or also, Esprit parapente in the chateau of Villefranche (20 minutes from l’Osclaye’).
Le Bureau des Guides des Baronnies offers canyoning and river trekking for both children and adults. They can take you to a variety of different canyons around Rémuzat, Cornillon, La Motte Chalançon and Nyons.
TREE-TOP ADVENTURE COURSES
Situated in Reilhanette, at the foot of Mount Ventoux (10 minutes by car from l’Osclaye) “Accroroc” offers various activities in the middle of the forest. The park is split up into three activity zones for adults and children from the age of three upwards.
There is a municipal tennis court in the village of Montbrun which is free to use but you need to book in advance. Contact the secretary of the commune of Montbrun: tel.: +33 475288042.
Activities for children
- Tree top adventures with Accrobranche– situated in Reilhanette, activities for children from three years upwards.
- Mountain guide Eric Leininger: beginners climbing and canyoning courses, from the age of eight upwards.
- The Baronnies Guides Centre offers climbing sessions, training courses and introductory lessons from three years upwards.
- « Ventoux passion nature »: Nature demonstrations and themed family walks.
- The « Mini-ferme du Ventoux » – the ‘Ventoux Mini Farm’ – situated in Reilhanette offers pony trekking.
- « Arômaplantes » – A farm and distillery situated in Sault (20 minutes from l’Osclaye) offers a number of different activities for families.