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5-Day Gordes Provencal Escape Cycling Tour

5-Day Gordes Provencal Escape Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,714 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    80 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    FTGOR4ES
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,714 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    80 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    FTGOR4ES
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

This Provence bike tour is based in Gordes, where you will spend 4 nights in the same hotel of your choice (3 or 4-star accommodations). Standing opposite the Luberon, perched on the foothills of the Vaucluse Plateau, the dry stone buildings of Gordes seem to reach for the blue sky. Its fortified Chateau from the 11th century and its church dominate the buildings, which seem to melt into the rock. Just a few miles north, is the Abbey de Senanque, situated in a small valley and surrounded by lavender fields.

If you decide to go south, you can stop to visit an ancient oil press and the Musee du Vitrail, which tells the story of stained and painted glass. On this cycling tour, you will be provided with different itineraries allowing you to discover the many landscapes and villages of Provence, and each day you can choose which ride is better for you: short, long, challenging, easy.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Gordes
Upon arrival in Avignon, you will be met for transfer to Gordes. You will have orientation and bike set up at the hotel in Gordes, and then you are free to explore the rest of the day in this charming village. Dinner included.

Day 2, Valley of the Luberon (32 MI or 52 KM)
This area became famous through the book «One Year in Provence» by Peter Mayle. Nice tour through the fossil village of Oppède-le-Vieux, Ménerbes (where Peter Mayle lived), Lacoste, Bonnieux and the Castle of Marquis de Sade.

Day 3, The Ochre Hills (39 MI or 62 KM)
A moderate ride through an area famous for its Ochre hills before going to Apt and Roussillon, the center of Ochre.

Day 4, Bedoin & Mont Ventoux (Option 1: 17 MI or 28 KM, Option 2: 25 MI or 40 KM, Option 3: 58 MI or 93 KM)

  • Isle sur la Sorgue (40 KM / 24 MI) : Charming town located on the river Sorgue. Includes visit of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, village with a refreshing temperature due to the spring where the river Sorgue begins. This ride is best when done on a Sunday, because of the outside market and antique fair in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. 
  • Bedoin & Mont Ventoux (93 KM / 57 MI) : Hilly ride through the magnificent landscapes of the Vaucluse with a longer ride option to Mont Ventoux. On your way, you can stop at the Abbey of Senanque. Then you will go through a small mountain chain before reaching Venasque, one of France's most beautiful villages, on a hilltop with a splendid view of the area. If you choose to continue, you can go to Carpentras via small roads. 
  • The Murs Pass (3 options - 28, 36 or 41 KM - 17, 22 or 25 MI): A beautiful and hilly ride, which will allow you to enjoy the forest and nature on this tour on the Murs Pass. 36 km itinerary goes to Abbaye de Senanque ; 41km version includes both options.

Day 5, Departure Day
Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Transfer to Avignon (included) where you can add extra nights or catch a train to Paris. Transfer is fixed for 09:30 am unless otherwise arranged by you. Allow 1 hour travel time before a train departure. 

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • All luggage transfers
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

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