Provence Yoga Bike Tour
- Region: France
- Destination: Provence
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Level: Active Rider
- Price From: $4395
- Single Supplement: $ 750
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Cycle through fields of sunflowers and asparagus. Climb winding roads to farmers markets in medieval villages. Explore ancient abbeys and taste the world’s best olive oils. Restore your muscles with a yoga session overlooking the Luberon on your yoga bike tour. You will never forget the breathtaking Roman ruins of Les Baux de Provence, a morning at the markets in St. Rémy, and truffle and wine tasting in the village of Ménerbes. Culinary delights include tastings of sumptuous reds, whites, and the celebrated rosés of 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 we’re off! At the hotel, we’ll start out with the essentials: bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Then we’ll hop on our bikes and head to the Pont du Gard aqueduct– one of the Romans' grandest structures, built in 19 B.C. Continue through beautiful orchards to the villages of Lédenon and Cabrières. After a pleasant climb, enjoy a thrilling descent through the gorges of the garrigue, or Provençal scrubland. Tonight our chef will delight you with authentic Provençal fare, and you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations in the Gard region.
Destinations: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Lédenon, Cabrières
Accomplished: 30 miles / 32 km
Greet the day saluting the sun with our DuVine yogi and a relaxing yoga session. After yoga and a fulfilling breakfast, bike through vineyards and fortress villages on the way to Uzès. Browse pottery, truffles, and olive oils in the vibrant shops and stalls. Enjoy lunch and a relaxing visit, then continue cycling through fields of asparagus and past the Chateau de St. Siffret. We’ll unwind with another short yoga class before taking the time to wander the streets in Castillon. Dinner in Castillon du Gard with our dear friend Mario is sure to be outstanding.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Vers, Uzès, St. Maximin, Castillon du Gard
Accomplished: 35 km / 22 miles and 2 yoga sessions
Day Three: Medieval les Baux de Provence
Leave Gard and cycle through rural countryside past rustic stone churches before crossing the Rhône River. Enjoy a gourmet picnic atop the climb to the Abbey de St. Michel-de-Frigolet. Pedal through the villages of Graveson and Maillane and stop to sip a café au lait or pastis. Continue riding through miles of fruit orchards to the base of les Alpilles. Take the flat route into town or climb the seven kilometers to the medieval Les Baux de Provence, which offers some of the most spectacular views in the region. Enjoy a full yoga session back in the park beside the hotel before dinner of your choice in St. Rémy.
Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic Lunch
Destinations: St.-Michel-de-Frigolet, Maillane, Les Baux de Provence, St.-Rémy-en-Provence
Accomplished: 29 miles / 45 km and 1 yoga session
Day Four: Market Day in St. Rémy
Start the day with an early, restorative yoga session. Then it’s market day in St. Rémy! Explore the streets, filled with artisans selling fabrics, essential oils, soaps, produce, jewelry, olives, and more. We’ll then set off by bike, pausing to explore Eygalieres and make a lunch stop. Visit the chateau ruins, the esplanade of the old gatehouse, and Saint-Laurent church. From here we’ll transfer to our next destination in the Luberon. Our luxury hotel features magical hilltop views, perfect for our afternoon yoga session. Tonight we’ll be treated to many of the local specialties at our favorite Provençal restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: St. Rémy, Eygalieres, Gordes
Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km and 2 yoga sessions
Day Five: Essence of the Luberon
Early morning yoga will once again set the tone for the day. After breakfast, cycle past rustic stone villages that overlook esteemed vineyards. We’ll meet the local potters near Roussillon and explore the famous ochre cliffs surrounding the village. We’ll ride on through the forested heart of the Petit Luberon, peering out across the valley floor with its patchwork of orchards and vineyards. An indulgent truffle and wine tasting awaits us at lunch at the House of Truffles and Wine in Ménerbes. We’ll visit an olive mill on the ride back. Delight in a phenomenal Provençal meal tonight with views over the Luberon Valley.
Destinations: St. Pantaleon, Goult, Ménerbes
Accomplished: 21 miles / 35 km and 1 yoga session
Day Six: Au Revoir
After eating a relaxing breakfast and enjoying your last yoga session, say goodbye to the Luberon however you see fit. Take a last stroll through town, sip a traditional French café, or finish your shopping in the spectacular village. Your guides will see you off at the Avignon train station.
Accomplished: 1 yoga session