Jody Adams Chef on Wheels Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Provence
  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Level: Weekend
  • Price From: $5295
  • Single Supplement: $ 900
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Cycle through fields of sunflowers and asparagus on the Chef on Wheels Bike Tour in Provence. Climb winding roads to farmers markets in medieval villages. Stroll through charming rural towns. These are the quintessential experiences of Provence. When you join chef Jody Adams on this special Chef on Wheels bike tour, you’ll bring home all of its most delectable flavors too. With tastings of the region’s most famed dishes, samplings of revered wines, and three hands-on cooking classes, the flavors of Provence will be with you forever. 

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Day One: Welcome to Provence!
Your guides will greet you at the train station in Avignon and our culinary adventure begins! Are you ready to learn all of the intricacies of Provençal cuisine?  We’ll drive through the rolling countryside to the Bouches du Rhone region, where we’ll spend three nights. Toast our arrival with some rosé de Provence during our light lunch.  Your guides will lead you through a bike fitting and safety talk before you set off on a spin to the charming Provençal towns of Eygalieres and Aureille. Tonight our chef, Fabien Taguemont, will delight us with authentic Provençal fare.

Meal: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Eygalieres, Aureille
Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km

Day Two: Cavaillon Market
Vineyards and garrigue line the morning route to Cavaillon, a town famous for its delicious melons. It’s also the gateway to the Luberon, which we’ll discover later in the week. Monday is market day in Cavaillon and we’ll go shopping for our first cooking class! Follow Jody and Tom into the market to choose the best ingredients before we continue on with our ride  to Isle sur la Sorgue, the “Venice of Provence”.  Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch and briefly explore the town before heading back to the hotel for some time by the pool. Get ready to get your hands dirty tonight when we take to the kitchen with Jody.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Orgon, Cavaillon, Isle sur la Sorgue
Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km

Day Three: St. Remy and Les Baux de Provence
Pedal through miles of farmland and vineyards and along the base of les Alpilles mountain range toward the artists’ haven of St Remy en Provence.  Explore the town as you taste some oils, chocolates, and salts at various local boutiques.  Challenge yourself with the 7-kilometer climb or take a ride in the van to admire Les Baux de Provence.  Either way, spectacular views await. To re-energize, you will be treated to a gourmet picnic prepared by our very own guide Tom.  We’ll ride back over the hills to Eygalieres and stop for an optional organic wine tasting before arriving back at our hotel. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight in town.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: St Remy en Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Maussane les Alpilles
Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km

Day Four: Les Alpilles
Today brings us into the Luberon. Pass through sleepy Provençal towns before arriving in Menerbes for an indulgent wine tasting at the House of Truffles and Wine. Afterwards we will remain for a delicious truffle themed lunch, all prepared by our friend Chef Pierre. Opt for another thrilling afternoon ride or relax at the spa. Tonight we’ll dine on Provençal specialties at our favorite local restaurant and get the chance to meet our Chef.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Eygalieres, Cavaillon, Robio, Maubec, Menerbes, Gordes
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km

Day Five: Essence of the Luberon
Cycle past rustic stone villages overlooking esteemed vineyards like Joucas and Roussillon. The deep green pines against the brilliant blue sky demonstrate the magic of the Luberon. Today you will be treated to a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Chef Jody, which you will enjoy beneath the olive and cherry trees at our friend Andres’ Moulin. This afternoon we’ll head back to our hotel for a little rest and relaxation before we transfer to a private home in Menerbes. Tonight’s dinner will be a celebration of this weeks’ Provençale adventure, and a culmination of the talent, passion, and local culture that Chef Jody and our “Hungry Cyclist” Tom have shared throughout the week!

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Joucas, Roussillon, Menerbes
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km

Day Six: Au Revoir
After eating a relaxing breakfast, say goodbye to the Luberon however you see fit. If time allows, take an optional last loop ride down to the Abbaye de Senanque, sip a traditional French café, and finish your shopping in the spectacular village. Your guides will see you off at the Avignon TGV train station.

Meals: Breakfast
Accomplished: Optional ride 

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