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7-Day Provence Best of Cycling Tour

7-Day Provence Best of Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    310 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2802
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    310 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2802
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 dinnerInclusionInclusion 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 exhilarating, 7-day cycling tour takes you to the hidden gems of Provence. Explore the historic city of Avignon then cycle to the renowned appellation of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Other must-visit destinations include the villages and towns of of Visan, Vaison la Romaine, Bedoin, Roussillon, Gordes, Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Cavaillon. Another must-visit landmark is Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Avignon
You can visit Avignon today and take in its many sites. Check in to your hotel and later you will have an orientation with an English speaking staff member who will bring bikes, do set up, and go over the route book. Dinner in Avignon on your own; we will provide some excellent recommendations.

Day 2, Cycle to Saint Paul Trois Chateaux via Châteauneuf-du-Pape (48 mi or 77 km)
In the morning, ride through the vineyards of the renowned appellation 'Cotes du Rhone' de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and then continue on to Serignan du Comtat, then Rochegude before reaching St Paul in the lavender country.

Dinner on your own in town. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Cycle to Vaison La Romaine and Bedoin (35 mi or 56 km)
Today the ride is somewhat long but over flat to rolling country and will bring you in the village of Visan, then to Vaison la Romaine, built in the Middle Ages and with original Roman ruins of an ancient Roman village. Then to Bedoin where you will stay at the foot of the imposing Mont Ventoux. If you have the legs and desire, you can climb Mont Ventoux from Bedoin - the classic climb! 21 km to the top and min 2 hours round trip for strong riders.

Dinner on your own in town. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Rousillon and Gordes (Option 1: 31 mi or 50 km, Option 2: 43 mi or 69 km)
Ride to Gordes (51 km) with an option to ride to Roussillon and back to Gordes (68 km). This itinerary will bring you through the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse before climbing to Gordes, your final destination. If you choose to go to Roussillon, you can discover the famous ochre colored soil that is mined and used in pigment to color homes locally and far away.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5, St Remy via Cavaillon (32 mi or 51 km)
Today, the itinerary takes you via Coustellet (Lavender museum) and then to melon-town Cavaillon. A short steep walk (or ride) will take you the top of the village of Eygalieres, a panoramic viewpoint from where you see the Durance River valley, Alpilles mountain range and the rock of Les Baux de Provence. Then finish your ride in St Remy de Provence.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6, Pont du Gard to Avignon (46 mi or 74 km)
Straight to Avignon is not so far, but to miss the fantastic site of the Pont du Gard would not be doing the Best Of! So, we take you on a route west of Avignon to see the Pont du Gard. Along the way you pass Graveson and Barbentane where you can visit the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet from the 10th century. Arriving in the afternoon in Avignon center, you can visit Avignon after check in to your hotel.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 7, Departure Day
Depart after breakfast on your own time. TGV trains to Paris or Paris CDG airport depart all day long. Extra nights possible, please inquire.

Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner  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.

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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