8 days/7 nights, with 7 days cycling

Sunday September 23 2012

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$2115                        

Single suppl. classic: US$520

  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches 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.

We’ll provide you with detailed instructions.

Randonnee Tours


Special departure with Robbin McKinney, President of Randonnee tours
Haute Provence Cycling 8 Days
Robbin McKinney, President of Randonnee Tours is living in this region this winter and boasts that the riding on this tour is some of the very best in France; he has planned a special departure in May- there will be three extra meals included, a wine-makers lunch with a prominent vigneron, a festive dinner with friends in Buis Les Barroniere who will extend a warm welcome and, on the last day, you can rise early to climb Mt Ventoux from Bedoin, returning in time for a celebratory lunch before departing for on-ward travel. Tempted? Call us at 800.242.1825 - Space is Limited to 12 participants.


Hôtel Le Burrhus


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


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

Hostellerie Val de 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


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.

"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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