10 days/9 nights, with 8 days cycling


Any start date between April 1 to October 31

We recommend you to start your trip on a Monday so that you can enjoy the provencal market in Vaison held every tuesday


45 km daily average (30 miles)

Some hills every day of minor to moderate difficulty.
Extra km possible


Classic Accommodation:   US$2060             
B&B Accommodation:   US$1850           
Luxe Accommodation:   US$3770
                                 Single suppl. classic: US$670
Single suppl. B&B: US$540
Single suppl. Luxe: US$1010  


  • 9 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

You start in Vaison-la-Romaine, a delightful town snuggled in green hills in the heart of Provence.

Vaison lies about 650 km southeast of Paris, due east of Orange.

Access is via either Orange or Avignon. Both can be reached via the TGV (the high speed rail network of France) and are only a three to four hour journey from Paris.

These towns can also be reached by air or from other gateway cities such as Lyon or Nice.

Transfer to Vaison is via public or private transportation.

We’ll provide you with detailed instructions.

The tour ends in Saint Remy de Provence.


Randonnée Tours

France

Provence Cycling 10 Days
Cycling in Northern Provence is a sensual experience. As you move slowly through the landscape smell the wild thyme and rosemary. Stop to admire the texture of olive trees against old stone walls. Taste fresh chèvre mingled with piquant tapenade. Listen to the splash of fountains in village squares lined with rustling plane trees. Cycle slowly and savour !

 

Hôtel Le Burrhus

Vaison-La-Romaine

This hotel overlooks a pretty square right in the heart of Vaison. The hotel has been recently renovated, and often hosts art exhibits in the hotel’s lounges.

L’Hermitage

Pernes-les-Fontaines

A charming hotel in a former family mansion, set in grounds with 100-year old trees. There are lovely gardens and a large swimming pool.

Hôtel Les Romarins

Gordes

A charming boutique hotel with views over Gordes, and an inviting pool and gardens.  The town is only a five minute walk away.

Mas de Cure Bourse

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

This 18th Century property has been carefully renovated and is one of the most charming in Provence.  The proprietors are helpful and friendly and the grounds and pool are very inviting.

Hôtel Gounod

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

The original and oldest hotel in Saint Rémy, has been renovated using stylish furnishing and rich colours.  There is a beautiful pool in the courtyard surrounded by gardens.

L' Evêché

Vaison-La-Romaine

This is a huge house, but the proprietors only rent out five rooms to spend more time with their guests.  There are great views of the old town and the castle, and each of the rooms is individually decorated.

Saint Barthelemy

Pernes-les-Fontaines

St Barthélémy is a delightfully restored 18th  century farmhouse set in shaded parkland by a small stream and  waterfall.  The comfortable rooms are furnished in Provençal style.  Large breakfasts include home-made pastries and jams.

Le Mas des Oliviers

Gordes

Situated on the hillside, there is a magnificent view on the massif of Luberon. Guests can enjoy the swimming-pool, a game of table tennis, or just relax in the garden.

Hôtel du Soleil

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This tranquil hotel is a short walk from the historical centre.  There is a swimming pool and many shady areas to relax on the surrounding terrace.

 

Hotel Beffroi

Vaison-La-Romaine

Located in the medieval village, this chateau features lovely gardens and a pool.  It is in one of the most beautiful 16th century mansions in the Old City of Vaison; you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

Le Crillon le Brave

Crillon

Located in a tiny hillside village, it is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and lavender fields. This hotel is listed by Travel and Leisure as one of the top 500 hotels in the world.

La Bastide de Gordes & Spa

Gordes

With incredible views, this 4-star hotel is an extraordinary property, built in levels with pool, dining terraces and lawns.  Rooms are large and exquisitely appointed.

L'Atelier de L'Image

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This chic and modern 4-star hotel has been established around the theme of photography and has a gallery.  There is a Resto-Bar that serves Japanese and French cuisine in contemporary decor or on the terrace in summer.

"We thought your service was really excellent. The Crillon Le Brave was excellent, beautiful room and a very good service. The tour could have been slightly longer rides but there was always extra loop options to keep you busy. It is a beautiful country for cycling and we did not find the hills too hard"

- K Tracey


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