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8-Day Mont-Ventoux to Luberon Cycling Tour

8-Day Mont-Ventoux to Luberon Cycling Tour

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,579 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    310 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2801
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,579 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    310 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2801
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 4 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 enthralling, 8-day cycling tour will take you to the hidden gems of Provence. Explore the wine villages of Beaumes-de-Venise, the lavender fields of Sault, the beautiful hilltop village of Gordes and Venasque, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Provence
Arrival at Avignon train station and we will transfer you to Bedoin, at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Orientation and bicycle set up upon arrival in your cozy 3 star hotel in Bedoin. Dinner included. 

Day 2, Loop Around Bédoin (Option 1: 32 mi or 52 km, Option 2: 43 or 69 km)
A beautiful tour warm-up ride through the vineyards of Ventoux and Rhône valley. You will pass through the wine villages of Beaumes-de-Venise, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and the more famous Rhône wine villages in Upper-Vaucluse before returning to Bedoin. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 3, Loop Around Bédoin (Option 1: 40 mi or 64 km, Option 2: 45 mi or 73 km, Option 3: 55 mi or 89 km)
There are a few different ride options: tour of Mont Ventoux (73 km) or Gorges de la Nesque & the lavender fields of Sault (89km). The first itinerary starts with a warm-up tour between the vineyards of Bedoin, followed by the challenging climb and descend of Mont Ventoux. The second itinerary goes up to Mount Ventoux and joins Bedoin through Sault and the Gorges de la Nesque, a challenging but unforgettable experience. Back to the same hotel with dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Cycle to Gordes (31 mi or 50 km)
A ride from Bedoin to Gordes that will bring you through the village of Venasque, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. After a last climb you will reach the spectacular perched village of Gordes. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included. 

Day 5, Loop Tour of Luberon (31 mi or 50 km)
A loop tour of Luberon natural park the surrounding area. A varied itinerary through vast forests with amazing viewpoints that will take you to a number of superb perched villages such as : Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes among others. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6, Loop Around Gordes, Roussillon and Isle Sur La Sorgue (25 mi or 40 km)
Today, you have the choice between 2 itineraries: Ochre hills or Fontaine de Vaucluse.

  • The Ochre Hills in Roussillon and the town of Apt (39 mi or 62 km): A moderate ride through the Land of Ochre, a color present everywhere in the landscape: ochre-wash stone houses, in the steep cliffs of the scenic village of Roussillon and in the cliffs and canyons of the Provençal Colorado in Rustrel. Then, go to Apt and Roussillon, the center of Ochre.
  • Isle sur la Sorgue (25 mi or 40 km): 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.
Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.


Day 7, Gordes to Saint Rémy de Provence (32 mi or 51 km)
A ride from Gordes to Saint-Remy-de-Provence. You leave Vaucluse to join the Bouches-du-Rhone department with an itinerary that will take you via Coustellet with its lavender museum to melon-town Cavaillon where you can enjoy the fruits in season before crossing the Durance river. A gentle climb up the Alpilles hills will take you to Saint-Remy-de-Provence, the epicenter of Provencal culture, native town of Nostradamus and residence of Vincent Van Gogh. Dinner and Breakfast included.

Day 8, Departure Day
Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Avignon rail station included at 9:30 am. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Bikes available for rental
  • 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.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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