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Provence Family 4-Day Bike + Adventure Tour

An All-Ages Exploration of the Luberon in Brief

4 days / 3 nights Level: 1Price From: $3,995Collection: Family, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Canoe down the meandering Sorgue, past waterfront villages and riverside cafés
  • Head into the ochre caves and quarries of Gargas
  • Go soaring through the “Colorado of Provence” on a zipline
  • Call the same five-star hotel home for the entire trip and swim in your choice of two glorious pools

Eat

Picholine olives, tapenade, ratatouille, 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!

    Meet your guides at the Avignon TGV train station and be whisked to the Coquillade village, your five-star, family-friendly home for the week. Once we eat lunch, we’ll tackle the essentials during a safety talk and bike fitting. Then it’s time for our first ride to Roussillon, an artsy town with buildings painted in a palette of vibrant colors. Continue to Gargas, put on your miner’s helmet, and head into the underground ochre caves and tunnels for a guided walk. We’ll complete the loop back to La Coquillade, leaving you free to make a splash in two pools and get acquainted with the sprawling grounds before a casual dinner at the hotel’s ristorante.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Gargas, Roussillon
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 273 meters; 1 mile / 2 km walking
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 2

    Canoeing on the Sorgue

    Today we follow a winding bike path that meanders through vineyards, past perched villages, and around the ruins of the Mur de la Peste—a historic wall built to stop the spread of ancient plagues! We’ll take our time riding to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse for lunch and then trade our bikes for a paddle and a canoe. Though the river is clear and inviting, only the bravest will want to take a swim—the water’s temperature is never higher than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Back on dry land, we explore the charming town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and treat ourselves to an ice cream break. Return to the hotel via a short transfer and spend some time together by the pool. Tonight, with views over the Luberon Valley, your family will be spoiled with the authentic flavors of a Provençal feast.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Cabrières-d’Avignon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Gargas
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 175 meters; 4 miles / 7 km canoeing
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 3

    Every Kind of Climb

    Return to Roussillon for today’s hike on the Ochre Trail. Starting right in town, we’ll trek through an old ochre quarry and the surrounding woods where green and white oaks, chestnuts, white poplar trees, and even wild orchids are flourishing. Fancy shopping or something else? Roussillon aims to please! The excitement continues as we pedal on to Rustrel, the so-called “Colorado of Provence.” Along the way, pause for a picnic lunch featuring the local products of farms and orchards, then get ready to monkey around on a ropes course and zipline. Grab your harness, hook, rope, and pulley and go sailing over the landscape of Provence. Keep the exhilaration going with an optional ride or take tuckered-out family members back to the hotel for some downtime. Our final dinner celebrates our time together in the hotel’s laid-back bistro.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Roussillon, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Rustrel
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 440 meters; 3 miles / 5 km hiking
    Longer Option: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 558 meters
    Accommodations: La Coquillade

  • Day 4

    Au Revoir

    Breakfast is followed by a fond farewell to the Luberon however you see fit—take a last loop ride down to Roussillon for its colorful market day, or hit the hotel court for a family game of doubles tennis. Your guides will see you off at the Avignon train station.

    Meals: Breakfast

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
Younger Travelers
  • This tour is recommended for children age 7 and older
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike; trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles provided to all children on tour

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

2020Single Supplement From: $500

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Weather by Month
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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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