Provence

 


 

The national park of the Luberon area offers a wonderful cycling trip which will allow you to discover all the exceptional treasures of this Provence and the Luberon area: wonderful landscapes, a rich cultural heritage, the unforgettable fragrance of its typical French markets and its colours and flavours of life.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £950

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

Single room supplement - £280

Single Traveller supplement - £235

Half Board Supplement - £205

Bike hire - £120

E-bike hire - £255

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Cavaillon - from £60/£105

Trip Code

BIKELVT07

Rob's Highlights

  • The Roman town of Cavaillon

  • Durance Valley

  • Cadenet

  • Vineyards of Pierrevert

  • The picturesque city of Manosque

  • Largue Valley and villages of St Maime and Dauphin

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cavaillon 

From its Romanesque Chapel (12th century) to its historical narrow streets, the old city of Cavaillon offer an original view.

Day 2: Cavaillon - Cadenet (45 km / 30 miles)

A stage dominated by the variety of landscapes which will guide you to the Durance valley with in back ground the beautiful montains of Aix and Alpilles before reaching Lauris and its 12th century château, then Cadenet and the ruins of its troglodyte chateau.

Day 3: Cadenet - Bastide de Jourdan (35 km / 22 miles)

Beautiful trip through a large part of the south hill of Luberon sprinkled with authenticity villages. Do not forget to visit the villages of Lourmarin, Vaugines, Curcuron…. before reaching the small village of Vitrolles en Lubéron.

Day 4: Bastide de Jourdan - Manosque (30 km / 19 miles)

A stage via the AOC vineyards of Pierrevert where is situated the museum of wine & vineyards before cycling until the city of Manosque at the doors of the ‘Alpes de Haute Provence’ area, a place at the heart of natural environment and exceptional architectural testimonies.

Day 5: Manosque - Forcalquier (30 km / 19 miles)

A stage between two important places of Haute Provence area, showing a very different personality which will guide you to the eastern part of this area known as ‘Luberon oriental’: from the Durance valley, known for having been a natural place for historical migrations until the colourful and perfumed land of Forcalquier.

Day 6: Forcalquier - St Michel de l'Oservatoire (20 km / 12 miles)

Enjoy your hotel and its swimming pool before riding on this short itinerary in direction of the ‘Largue valley’ towards the nice villages of St Maime and Dauphin. Then reach St Michel de l'Observatoire.

Day 7: St Michel de l'Oservatoire - Apt (50 km / 31 miles)

After Aubenas les Alpes (where fragrance of distilled lavender is diffused in July and August), start a geographic and cultural transitional ride where you can discover a real contrast in agriculture with lavender in mountains and melons in the valley. You will finally arrive slowly to the ‘small Luberon’ with its perched villages.

Day 8: Apt - Cavaillon (46 km / 28 miles)

A neck lace of villages (Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppède le Vieux, etc ..) through the small Luberon will guide you on your stage. This last itinerary, through these villages where time seems to have stopped will stay in your mind as the symbol of Luberon.

Departure after the end of the stage, please contact the office if you would like an extra night in Cavaillon.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 6 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 6 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

Testimonial 

The Luberon cannot be compared and cannot be replicated, we have already thought about returning. - Dominic

 

 

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