Provence 4-Day Bike Tour

From the Base of Mont Ventoux to the Heart of the Luberon

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price From: $3,595Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Browse the weekly market in Vaison-la-Romaine, where local producers offer fragrant soap, wheels of cheese, and intoxicating Provençal lavender
  • Enjoy a Provençal meal at the lovely home of our local friend
  • Become enraptured with breathtaking views from Provençal villages like Gordes and Séguret
  • Wake to view of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains at our secluded boutique hotel

Eat

Picholine olives, tapenade, ratatouille, Provençal bouillabaisse, confectionary Calissons d’Aix, fromage de chevre, and slow-cooked lamb

Drink

Outstanding local wines like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, and Côtes de Provence; pastis (a traditional anise-flavored apéritif)

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Provence

    Your guides will greet you at the Avignon TGV train station, and the adventure begins! Toast to the trip ahead over a light, fresh lunch at our boutique hotel in the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, followed by a bike fitting and safety talk. We’ll set out for a first spin through the peaceful white stone villages nestled at the base Mont Ventoux, the famous peak dominating the landscape. Ride past olive trees heavy with fruit and rows of Côtes du Ventoux vineyards. Challenge yourself with the ride back to our hotel, or hurry back to the pool with a lift in the van. Back at the hotel, raise a glass of wine from La Verrière’s own domaine before we enjoy dinner prepared for us by the chef.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Crestet, Entrechaux, Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, Faucon
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 1,135 feet / 346 meters
    Longer Option: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 2,132 feet / 650 meters
    Accommodations: La Verrière or Crillon Le Brave

  • Day 2

    Winemaking Mecca in the Vaucluse

    Begin the day with a short spin to Vaison-la-Romaine, where we’ll stroll the cobbled streets, browse the weekly market, and marvel at the ancient Roman homes still standing in the village. The next part of our route is a magical ride through the vineyards with the Dentelles de Montmirail valley on our left. Challenge yourself with a climb to the perched village of Séguret, or keep pedaling south through a string of renowned winemaking villages, including Sablet and Gigondas. Here, we’ll pause for lunch and a well-deserved wine tasting. After lunch, keep riding the wine route: we’ll pass through Vacqueyras and Beaumes-de-Venise, a town synonymous with its sweet wine appellation. As the afternoon nears, choose to ascend the cypress- and pine-lined Col de Suzette or transfer back to the hotel. Tonight, tuck into a satisfying dinner at a restaurant in Crestet that’s buzzing with locals.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Vaison-la-Romaine, Séguret, Sablet, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Col de Suzette, Crestet
    Accomplished: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 830 feet / 253 meters
    Longer option: 37 miles / 60 km, elevation gain: 3,123 feet / 952 meters
    Accommodations: La Verrière or Crillon Le Brave

  • Day 3

    Entering Luberon

    Au revoir La Verrière! Today we leave the scenery of Ventoux behind and head southeast to enter the enchanting Luberon region. Skirt Ventoux’s foothills on the way to Malaucène and Bédoin—the famous starting points for cyclists preparing to climb this massif—and reach the hilltop village of Venasque by way of cherry trees and vineyards. After lunch, opt for a scenic climb or catch a ride directly to Gordes to explore one of the most beautiful villages in the Luberon. This afternoon, relax by the hotel pool or take advantage of the best spa in Western Europe. Our dinner tonight is in Joucas, where our friend Veronique welcomes us into her home for a Provençal meal that will be served on her charming terrace.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Malaucène, Bédoin, Malemort-du-Comtat, Venasque, Gordes, Gargas
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 1,338 feet / 408 meters
    Longer option: 36 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 2,982 feet / 909 meters
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 4

    Final Ride

    During this morning’s ride, take one final spin in the countryside and say farewell to the magnificent Provençal scenery of olive groves and vineyards. After, your guides will transfer you to Avignon and see you off to your next adventure.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: St. Saturin-les-Apt
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 1,358 feet / 414 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris or Marseille, France Pick-Up Location: Avignon Train Station Pick-Up Time: 10:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris or Marseille, France Drop-Off Location: Avignon Train Station Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

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2020Single Supplement From: $600
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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