Provence 4-Day Bike Tour

Straight to the Heart of the Luberon

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price from: $3,595Collection: ClassicNon-Rider Options

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the markets of Bédoin and Lacoste, where local producers offer heaps of olives, fragrant soap, wheels of cheese, and perfectly ripe produce
  • Delve into the olive oil industry of the Luberon and taste oil varietals at family-run Clos de Jeannons, one of the last remaining mills in Provence
  • Become enraptured with the breathtaking views in Provençal villages like Gordes and Roussillon
  • Indulge in an unforgettable meal at Le Gourmet, the impeccable restaurant at La Coquillade
  • Learn to cook classic Provençal dishes during a lesson in our friend’s home kitchen

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 luxurious hotel, followed by a bike fitting and safety talk. Set out for a first spin through the peaceful villages nestled at the base Mont Ventoux, the famous peak dominating the landscape. We’ll pass cherry trees heavy with fruit and vineyard after vineyard, stopping at our favorite family domaine for a tasting of the Côtes du Ventoux wine they’ve been cultivating for three generations. Back in Crillon-le-Brave, enjoy stunning views from the hotel before tonight’s dinner of authentic Provençal fare.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bédoin, Mormoiron, Mazan, Saint-Pierre-de-Vassol, Crillon-le-Brave
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 395 meters
    Accommodations: Crillon le Brave

  • Day 2

    From Ventoux to Luberon

    Leave the Ventoux behind and head southeast towards the equally enchanting region of the Luberon. Skirt the foothills of the mountain on the way to Bédoin 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 catch a ride directly to Gordes to explore one of the most beautiful villages in the Luberon. Cycle over the hill to our hotel, then relax by the pool or indulge in a massage. In the evening, transfer to the tiny town of Robion and meet our friend Veronique at her home. She’ll guide us through the preparation of typical Provençal dishes, then we’ll dig into our creations on her gorgeous terrace.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bédoin, Mazan, Malemort-du-Comtat, Venasque, Murs, Gordes, Gargas
    Accomplished: 15 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 213 meters
    Longer option: 25 miles / 40 km
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 3

    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 the Marquis de Sade. Browse beautiful produce at the town market, then revel in the scenic descent to Menerbes where we discover Côtes du Luberon wines in a local cellar. After a picnic prepared by your guides, it’s back to the saddle for a ride to our friend Andre’s olive oil mill, widely considered the best in the region. This afternoon, opt for a transfer or pedal up to ochre-colored Roussillon to shop and explore. Spend rest of your day relaxing by the hotel pool or in the spa before our final dinner at the hotel’s bistro restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Gargas, Lacoste, Menerbes, Baumette, Roussillon
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 474 meters
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 4

    Final Ride

    During this morning ride, we’ll have a last spin in the countryside to bid our farewells to the magnificent Provençal scenery of olive groves and vineyards.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: St. Saturin-les-Apt
    Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km

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

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Paris or Marseille, France
Pick-Up Location: 11:30am at the Avignon TGV Station or Avignon city center hotel

Depart

Airport City: Paris or Marseille, France
Drop-Off Location: 12:00pm at the Avignon TGV Station

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2018Single Supplement From: $650

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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 wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and 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

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

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