4 days/3 nights
longer options available


Start any date between April 1 and October 31


Cycling and walking are the activities available for this Short Escape

Rides: 13 to 60 km (8 to 38 miles)
Walks: 3 hours average

Your Route Descriptions will provide you with information on distances and terrain and you can choose each day which ride or walk to take

The terrain is moderately hilly, but there are options for rides with climbs or flatter routes

Vaison-la-Romaine and Beaune Short Escapes are our easiest biking choices


Classic Accommodation: US$865
        
B&B Accommodation:
US$875
         
Luxe Accommodation:
US$1075
                              
Single suppl. classic:
US$225
Single suppl. B&B:
US$160
Single suppl. Luxe:
US$275


  • 3 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • 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
  • 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 (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.

Randonnée Tours

France

Vaison Short Escape Cycling & Walking 4 Days
Select the ultimate destination to sample the best of Provence. Vaison-la-Romaine was chosen by the Romans as their favourite location in the region, and the local charm and colour have not faded. Explore superb Roman ruins in the old town. Wander among the maze of narrow streets in the medieval quarter, which culminates in a dramatic ruined castle. Enjoy one of the best markets, held every Tuesday morning, and relax in cafés on squares lined by plane trees. Then head out into the surrounding countryside for superb bike rides to Côtes-du-Rhône wine routes and walks into the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains and along the flanks of Mont Ventoux.

 

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' 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.

 

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.

"The inn was lovely, I have a lot of experience at picking out nice accommodation, so "meeting my expectations" is high praise. The overall experience is excellent. We only wish we had more days to explore the area; you supplied us with enough cycling and walking tours to fill a week."

- M. Ellen


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