Provence 4-Day Bike Tour
- Region: France
- Destination: Provence
- Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
- Level: Two
- Price From: $3495
- Single Supplement: $650
|May 29 - Jun 1, 2016||$3495||Call to book|
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- France’s picturesque southeastern region
- Known for: sun-bathed lavender fields, shimmering coastlines, spectacular medieval hilltop villages, and vistas that inspired Van Gogh and Cézanne
- Eat: picholine olives, tapenade, fromage de chevre, and slow-cooked lamb
- Drink: outstanding local wines including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, and Côtes de Provence
- Experience market day in Bedoin and Lacoste: artisans and local producers selling cheeses, olives, wines, oils, jewelry, produce, and soap
- Discover the history of the olive oil industry in the Luberon and taste some olive varietals
- Savor the wines of the area during informative wine tastings
- Visit the most beautiful villages in France: Gordes and Roussillon
- Indulge in a gourmet meal at Coquillade’s Le Gourmet
We include more on our cycling trips than any other bike tour company in an effort to provide our guests with the most unforgettable, stress-free travel experience.
- Stunning, luxurious, world-class accommodations
- Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
- Daily breakfasts, three lunches, three gourmet dinners, Après Velo cocktails, and nutritious snacks
- Carefully selected local wines with every delicious meal
- Expert guides with extensive local knowledge who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
- Complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
- Group sizes that don’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
- Wine tastings, and cooking classes as outlined in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to historic sites, fascinating museums, and scenic natural parks
- Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
- Pre- and post-travel planning advising with optional upgrade to Concierge Travel Planning (learn more)
- Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bagPick up and drop off before and after your tour from convenient locations
- Gratuities for DuVine bike tour guides (learn more)
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Cycle through endless fruit orchards, olive groves, and vineyards on the Provence 4-Day Bike Tour. Climb winding roads to medieval villages and spin through gorgeous gorges with the Mont Ventoux as your backdrop. Stroll through charming rural towns and taste the world’s best olive oils. You will never forget the views from the villages of Murs and Gordes or a morning at the market in Bedoin or Lacoste. Indulge in the sumptuous reds, whites, and the celebrated rosés at your wine tastings in Provence and unforgettable meals that include Provençal specialties prepared by some of the region’s most prominent chefs.
Tour by Day
Day One: Welcome to Provence
Your guides will greet you at the Avignon TGV train station, and the adventure begins! We will toast our arrival at a sixteenth-century Provencal Bastide (fortified town) where we will have our introduction to Cotes de Ventoux wines. After a wine tasting and light lunch, we’ll hop on our bikes and pedal through the beautiful countryside to our hotel at the base of Mont Ventoux, the famous bare peak that dominates the landscape. Enjoy stunning views from the hotel before tonight’s dinner where the chef will delight us with authentic Provençal fare.
Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Mazan, Mormoiron, Bedoin, Crillon le Brave
Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 323 meters
Accommodations: Crillon le Brave
Day Two: From Ventoux to Luberon
Leave the Ventoux behind and head southeast towards the equally stunning region of the Luberon. Skirt the foothills of the mountain on the way to Bedoin where we’ll stop to check out market day in a small French village. After lunch in Venasque, challenge yourself with a climb over the Col de Murs or transfer directly to Gordes to explore one of the most beautiful villages in the Luberon. Cycle over the hill to our hotel, where you can relax by the pool or get a massage. In the evening we will regroup for an educational wine tasting with our friend Leatitia before an amazing dinner featuring fresh local produce.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Crillon, Bedoin, Mazan, Malemort du Comptat, Venasque and optional Murs, Gordes, Gargas
Accomplished: 15 miles / 24.5 km, elevation gain: 213 meters (Longer option: 25 miles / 40 km)
Accommodations: La Coquillade
Day Three: The Essence of the Luberon
Cycle past rustic stone villages and across the ancient Pont Julien for a climb to the perched village of Lacoste, once the home of Sade de Marquis. Visit the market and enjoy a beautiful descent to Menerbes for an olive oil tasting and a fresh picnic prepared by your guides at our long-time friend Andre’s olive oil mill. After lunch, transfer or pedal up to ochre-colored Roussillon to shop and explore. Spend your afternoon by relaxing by the hotel’s pool or in the spa before our final dinner at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Gargas, Lacoste, Menerbes, Baumette, Roussillon
Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 474 meters
Accommodations: La Coquillade
Day Four: Final Ride
During this morning ride, we’ll have a last spin in the countryside to bid our farewells to the magnificent Provencal scenery of olive groves and vineyards.
Destinations: St. Saturin- les-Apt
Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km