11 days/10 nights, with 9 days cycling


Any start date between May 1 to June 30 and September 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


Daily distance between 45 km and 65 km or 30 to 40 miles

Hills every day of moderate or greater difficulty, including some low passes. Some passes are as high as 735 m. Mont Ventoux (an optional ride) is 1909 m

This is our most challenging tour


Classic Accommodation: US$3180
        
Luxe Accommodation:
US$3495
                              
Single suppl. classic:
US$745     
Single suppl. Luxe:
US$820


  • 10 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, and due east of Orange.

Access is via either Orange or Avignon. Both can be reached via the TGV (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.



Randonnee Tours

France

Haute Provence Cycling
11 Days
This is a special tour in an unusual region, and together they constitute a unique opportunity. Voyage to Haute Provence, a region of the pre-Alps, where the ambiance is definitely Provençal. Climb over low passes, descend with wild mountain streams and pedal through lost villages. But this is France, and the inns are cosy and the food and wine fantastic, even in this back country. Have fun riding bike where it is best.

 

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.

Hôtel Les Hospitaliers

Le Vieux Poët-Laval

Nestled in one of France’s most romantic villages in the hills of northern Provence. Guests can see dramatic countryside across the valley from the terraces or swim in the private swimming pool.

Le Lion d'Or Les Arcades

Buis-les-Baronies

Built in 1661, this residence has lovely gardens and swimming pool.

Hostellerie Val de Sault

Sault

This charming residence is situated in a large garden with a tennis court, outdoor and indoor pools, plus a fitness room and Jacuzzi.

Hotel des Pins

Bedoin

This hotel is located at the foot of Mont Ventoux.  Guests have individually decorated rooms and can enjoy the swimming pool and gardens.  The delicious cuisine is direct from nearby Provencal markets.

Hotel Le Crillon

Murs

This small hotel is in a calm area with many walking areas nearby.  There is also a restaurant serving the local cuisine.

 

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.

"The tour was not difficult for those who cycle hills regularly, but a nice combination of scenery and challenge. It's easy with a self-supported tour for individuals to add kms to the daily route if they want to, as we did on the last day."

- A. Leedy


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