6 days/5 nights, with 4 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$1460  

Single Supplement: US$370

        
Casual/B&B Accommodation:   US$1360

Single Supplement: US$265         

 

Luxe Accommodation:   US$2230

Single Supplement: US$555

 

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  • 5 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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  • We require that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
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  • Area manager available on call throughout the tour
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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 Avignon or Orange. 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 Marseille, Lyon or Nice. Transfer to Vaison is via public or private transportation.

We’ll provide you with detailed instructions.

The tour ends in Gordes.

 

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Randonnée Tours

France

Provence Cycling 6 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!

 

Hotel 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; the owners are very friendly and there is dedicated garage for bike storage. Straight Talk: Rooms are smallish and aren’t completely sound-proofed, but we have often stayed here and enjoyed.

 

L’Hermitage, Pernes-les-Fontaines

A charming hotel in a former family mansion, set in grounds with 100-year old sycamore trees. There are lovely gardens and a large swimming pool. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but staff will be happy to arrange a taxi to Domaine Camarette (our favourite restaurant in the region, just 2 km away) or into Pernes (2 km away) for dinner.

Hotel Les Romarins, Gordes

A charming boutique hotel & restaurant with views over Gordes, and an inviting swimming pool and gardens. Walking distance (500 m) to several options for dinner.

 

Hotel Beffroi, Vaison-La-Romaine

Located in the medieval village, this chateau features lovely gardens, a restaurant 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 surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and lavender fields, this 5-star hotel and fine restaurant is renowned throughout France. A member of Relais & Chateaux, this property is listed by Travel and Leisure as one of the top 500 hotels in the world. Enough said.

 

La Bastide de Gordes & Spa, Gordes

At the heart of the perched village of Gordes, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, the 5-star La Bastide de Gordes offers all the splendour of a former stately home with swimming pool and terraced gardens. The hotel combines charm, elegance, comfort and luxury. Restaurant and spa services available.

L'Evêché, Vaison-La-Romaine

A luxurious B&B located in the haute village with just five guest rooms, this property was once owned by the bishop of Vaison. There are great views of the old town and the castle, and lively Vaison with great restaurants is a stroll away.


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. There is no dinner served at the B&B, but staff will be happy to arrange a taxi to Domaine Camarette (our favourite restaurant in the region, just 900 m away) or into Pernes (2 km away) for dinner.

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. There is no dinner served at the B&B, but staff will be happy to arrange a taxi into Gordes for dinner (6 km away).

 

"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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