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

  • Browse shops in Vaison-la-Romaine, where local producers offer fragrant soap, wheels of cheese, and intoxicating Provençal lavender
  • Delve into a Provençal cooking class while sipping wine from our hotel’s very own domaine
  • 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 roll up our sleeves and help the chef prepare tonight’s dinner of authentic Provençal fare.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Crestet, Entrechaux, Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, Faucon
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 391 meters
    Longer Option: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 624 meters
    Accommodations: La Verrière or Crillon Le Brave

  • Day 2

    Winemaking Mecca in the Vaucluse

    Begin the day with a magical ride through vineyards, oak trees, and pine forests. When we reach the Col de Suzette, be sure to take a moment and admire the Dentelles de Montmirail above and valley views below. Descend into Beaumes-de-Venise, a town synonymous with its appellation of sweet wine, and pedal north through village after village of French winemaking renown including Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Sablet. Hop off the bike for lunch in Séguret, then transfer back to La Verrière or keep riding to Vaison-la-Romaine. Here, we’ll marvel at the architectural significance of ancient Roman homes and stroll the cobbled street and squares. Reconvene for a Côtes-du-Rhône wine tasting, then tuck into a satisfying dinner at a restaurant in Crestet that’s buzzing with locals.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Col de Suzette, Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas, Sablet, Séguret, Vaison-la-Romaine
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 674 meters
    Longer option: 37 miles / 60 km, elevation gain: 1,074 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 overlooks the vineyards from the hotel’s sophisticated bistro.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Malaucène, Bédoin, Malemort-du-Comtat, Venasque, Gordes, Gargas
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 448 meters
    Longer option: 33 miles / 54 km, elevation gain: 666 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: 17 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 255 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 TGV Station or Avignon city center hotel Pick-Up Time: 11:30 am
Departure Details

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

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2018Single Supplement From: $600
2019Single 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 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
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