Cycling Holidays in Provence

 

 

Bordering the azure blue Mediterranean, the southeastern region of Provence is known for its diverse landscapes. Our cycling holidays in Provence takes you through the rolling vineyards, olives groves, scented pine forests and the aromatic rows of purple lavender fields. 
The Luberon National Park, with its exceptional treasures, is next. Rich in cultural heritage, wonderful scenery, and vibrant, colourful markets, this area is full of the flavours of rural France. 
 

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 - £950pp

(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 is truly unique.

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

This stage is dominated by the differing landscapes guiding you to the Durance valley, with a backdrop of the beautiful mountains of Aix and Alpilles. You’ll cycle on to Lauris and its 12th century château, and finally Cadenet and the ruins of its troglodyte chateau.

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

A beautiful day spent riding through a large area of Luberon which is scenically sprinkled with tiny authentic villages. Don’t forget to visit the rural settlements of Lourmarin, Vaugines, and Cucuron, before heading to the small village of Vitrolles en Lubéron.

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

You’ll ride through the AOC vineyards of Pierrevert and the museum of wine. You then cycle to Manosque at the foothills of the Alpes de Haute Provence, a place at the heart of nature, at ease with its exceptional naturalistic architectural appearance, formed over millions of years. 

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

This stage falls between the two important areas of the Haute Provence region, demonstrating their very different personalities, guiding you towards the eastern part of this area - Luberon Oriental, and the Durance valley, known for its historical migrations. You’ll finish this stage in the colourful and perfumed land of Forcalquier.

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

Enjoy your hotel and its swimming pool, before riding in direction of the Largue Valley towards the beautiful villages of St Maime and Dauphin. Then on to St Michel de l'Observatoire.

Day 7: St Michel de l'Observatoire - 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, discovering a real contrast in agriculture. With lavender in the mountains and melons in the valley, this region is truly stunning. You will finally arrive in the small Luberon region, with its perched rural villages.

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

This stage consists of a necklace of villages - Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppède le Vieux and more,  travelling through the small Luberon. This last part, as you cycle through these villages, time seems to have stopped, and the spellbinding atmosphere will remain with you 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.
 

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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