Provence Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Provence
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Three
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $1200
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Jun 4 - Jun 9, 2017 $4995 Call to book
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Cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and endless fields of lavender on our Provence Bike Tour. Climb winding roads to medieval perched villages like Bonnieux or Lacoste. You will never forget the thrill of riding down from Gordes or the ochre-colored walls of Roussillon. Pamper yourself at La Coquillade’s new spa or enjoy a round of golf at Domaine de Manville. Explore the quaint shops and art galleries in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux-de-Provence. Taste the sumptuous reds, whites, and the celebrated rosés of Provence, and indulge in unforgettable meals that feature Provençal specialties prepared by some of the region’s most prominent chefs.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Provence
Meet our guides at the Avignon TGV train station, and the adventure begins! After a short transfer into the countryside, we’ll start in style at our luxurious hotel with a true Provencal welcome lunch. Get fitted on your bike, and we’ll set out on a beautiful first ride through the villages of Gargas, Villars, and St Saturnin lès Apt. Cruise past vineyards and fruit orchards while admiring the region’s tranquil landscapes and timeless architecture. Tonight delight in a bienvenue from the chef as he prepares a dinner featuring produce grown on the property.

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Avignon, Gargas, Villars, St Saturnin
Accomplished: 17 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 255 meters
Accommodations: La Coquillade

Day Two: Essence of The Lubéron
Today we’ll ride on through the forested heart of the Petit Lubéron, peering out across the valley floor with its patchwork of orchards and vineyards. Enjoy the views from a wealthy and picturesque village of Bonnieux, and stop for a cappuccino in Lacoste. Indulge in a picnic prepared by your guides at our friend Andre’s olive oil mill and a tasting of Andre’s own olive oils. Then we’ll spin to Roussillon where you can admire the local artists’ colorful creations in the art galleries in town. Tonight we will take you out for dinner to one of the best local gems.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menèrbes, Roussillon
Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 612 meters (Longer option: 39 miles / 62 km)
Accommodations: La Coquillade

Day Three: To the Top of the World
Our morning ride will take us on small country roads that lead to one of the most beautiful villages of the Lubéron—Gordes. Explore the village’s outdoor market and scenic terraces created by its impressive position in the Lubéron Valley. Next, climb to the high plateau of the Lubéron and reward yourself with incredible views and a well-deserved lunch in the village of Murs. A downhill ride will take us back to our hotel for some well-deserved rest. Later, transfer to the small town of Robion to meet our dear friend Veronique at her home. For dinner, we will learn to cook typical Provencal dishes and enjoy our creation on Veronique’s terrace.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Gargas, Joucas, Gordes, Murs
Accomplished: 36 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 717 meters
Accommodations: La Coquillade

Day Four: Foothills, Villages, and Crossing the Durance
Today we’ll warm up with a ride on a bike path that leads us to the foothills of the Lubéron Mountain and past quaint hilltop villages. Pedal through Cavaillon before crossing the Durance River, then rest your legs during lunch in the town square of Eygalières. This afternoon, we encounter the natural beauty of Les Alpilles mountain range as we ride through its limestone massif dotted with Aleppo pine and cypress trees. Arrive to our luxurious five-star hotel, and the remaining afternoon is yours for a massage or a round of golf. Your guides can offer excellent suggestions for this evening’s dinner on your own in town.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Oppede, Maubec, Robion, Les Taillades, Cavaillon, Orgon, Eygalières
Accomplished: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 403 meters
Accommodations: Domaine de Manville

Day Five: Les Alpilles
Begin the day riding on quiet roads surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and the undulating mountain range of Les Alpilles to Domaine de la Vallongue. We’re treated to a tasting of organic wines from a small producer in Eygalières before continuing to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Explore the town’s vibrant boutiques and galleries, sit down to a well-deserved lunch, and tour the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh’s famous works with a local guide. Our afternoon ride will take us to the famous hilltop fortress of Les Baux-de-Provence. Take a stroll in town or enjoy the atmosphere in a local café. We’ll share a final meal together at a favorite spot for locals in the sweet village of Paradou.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Maussane-les-Alpilles, Mouriès, Aureille, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence
Accomplished:  29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 395 meters
Accommodations: Domaine de Manville

Day Six: Au Revoir!
For your final morning, enjoy a quiet breakfast and relax or go for a last ride to the village of Eygalières, as today is market day. Once you’ve collected your final little treasures and packed your bags, your guides will see you off at the Avignon TGV train station.

Meals: Breakfast
Accomplished: Optional ride of 10 miles / 16 km

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