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6-Day Mont Ventoux to Cote d'Azur Cycling Tour

6-Day Mont Ventoux to Cote d'Azur Cycling Tour

6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,384 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    French Riviera
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    430 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    FTPRO5FR
6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,384 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    French Riviera
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    430 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    FTPRO5FR
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Road bike rental includedInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

We put out this short challenge for our stronger riders with an extreme challenge in option to ride the Giant of Provence; Mont Ventoux! Leaving the Luberon countryside behind the tour is a one way trip to the French Riviera with some long stages over spectacular countryside.
This is the interior of PACA - Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur.

You cross over 400 km in 4 strong days of riding with plenty of hills to cross and charming villages to visit. Take in some of the same routes of the Tour, Paris-Nice, and the overlook on the Mediterranean! We list this trip on both this site and our challenging tour site Cycling Classics. It is available in self guided or on a guided tour basis.

Luggage transfers are long and expensive which drive the higher price in the self-guided version, which makes the guided trip price very attractive even for a small group. You can do this anytime, but to have good access to the Ventoux summit, we recommend starting after May 1. Bedoin, Gordes, Greoux Les Bains, Saint Tropez and Cannes are among the many places you discover on this tour!

Itinerary

Hotels shown are standard version, contact us for upgraded or basic versions.

Day 1, Arrive in Avignon and Transfer to Bedoin
Arrival in Avignon train station and we transfer you to Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Orientation and bicycle set up at the hotel. You can explore the village, take a walk, swim in the pool, or relax for the rides ahead.

Dinner included tonight.

Day 2, Cycle Mt Ventoux and Lavender Fields (Option 1: 40 MI or 64 KM, Option 2: 55 MI or 89 KM)
Different ride options including the famous Mont Ventoux - 64 km or Gorges de la Nesque & the lavender fields of Sault (89k m/55 mi). The first itinerary starts with a warm-up tour between the vineyards of Bedoin, followed by the challenging climb and descend of Mont Ventoux.

An alternative itinerary will take you through the Nesque River Canyon (Gorges de la Nesque) to the lavender plateaus and the village of Sault. As a cherry on the cake you can climb the Ventoux and join Bedoin through Sault and the Nesque River Canyon: an unforgettable experience (89 km/55 mi). Return to the same hotel.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 3, Gordes to Greoux Les Bains (82 Mi or 132 KM)
This stage is long and hilly; and the landscape changes over the stage. You start cycling in the vineyards before reaching 'Gordes' one of the most beautiful villages of France by a magnificent road. Then cycle on small roads through the Luberon and cross small villages which were the inspiration behind all of Peter Mayles books on Provence.

Relax under the shade of plane trees in the villages as you make your way across this quieter part of Provence. As you approach Greoux les bains, you will start to see the first peaks of the Alps in the distance. Greoux les bains is a small town where you can relax in the quiet.

Breakfast included.

Day 4, Bike to Cote d'Azur to St Tropez (76 MI or 122 KM)
Start with a road that runs along a dry canyon that is mostly rolling. Then, continue on past a pristine and inviting lake and continue riding through the pines as you start to descend to the sea. Just before arriving at St Tropez, you are on a beautiful Mediterranean road that looks like Corsica with sea and mountain views as well as wildlife.

Upon arriving in St Tropez, reward yourself with a glass of champagne like the rich and famous who frequent this Riviera jewel. Dinner on your own tonight in St Tropez with our recommendations included.

Breakfast included.

Day 5, St Tropez to Nice (72 MI or 116 KM)
The ride profile is more or less flat but it does not matter, you cycle all day close to the most beautiful and prestigious oceanside of the French Riviera. You ride on very well known towns and places such as 'laCroisette' In Cannes or 'La Promenade des Anglais' in Nice! A great way to finish a long and spectacular ride! The contrast of red mountains and beaches of white sand; with the Alps in the background.

Nice 4 star hotel near the beach, dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6, Departure Day
Day 6 is departure day. You can take your time with breakfast and then transfer to the Nice rail station or airport. Additional nights can be arranged. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 5 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
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • 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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