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Provence Bike Tour

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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

6 Days / 5 Nights
Availability : April to October
Avignon
Avignon

The French riviera is often the word that comes to mind when talking about southern France. On this bicycle tour, you will bike through the Luberon, the Alpilles and discover charming towns. Pedal from the foot of the Mont Ventoux to the hilltop village of Gordes. Ride through the beautiful lavender fields of Salt. Climb winding roads to les Baux de Provence and Roussillon.

Cycling in Provence is a cyclist dream. However,no need to be a professional to cycle in Provence even though some major international cycling events come through the region. Biking in Provence with DIGnGO is all about fitness, the outdoor and discovering the world.

Dates

  • Apr 28 - May 3, 2019
  • May 19 - May 24, 2019
  • Jun 2 - Jun 7, 2019
  • Jul 7 - Jul 12, 2019
  • Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2019
  • Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2019
  • Sep 15 - Sep 20, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Mont Ventoux & Tour de France

Day 1

From the Sault Plateau ride the route de la Lavande. Take in spectacular views as you descent through the Gorges de la Nesque.  Enjoy magnificent views as you make your way to the bottom of the Mont ventoux ( often refereed as the “Giant of Provence”). Optimal riding from Bédoin to Malaucène is available for cyclists willing to pay tribute to Tom Simpson.

If you dare, climb the Mont Ventoux one of the tour de France stages in Provence. Journey to the top at your own pace unless you are chasing the yellow jersey and want to beat records set by Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador or Marco Pantani in less than 50 minutes

Discover the Vaucluse on your own two wheels

Day 2

Leave Avignon and the smaller towns of Cavaillon, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse behind you. By bike, discover the country side of Provence. Ride from the Mont Ventoux to the Vaucluse mountains. Explore the village of Venasque, a medieval village at the summit of a rocky outcrop. Follow forest routes to the village of Gordes, one of the 126 most beautiful villages in France.

Bike through the Luberon

Day 3

Set out on a loop ride through the hill towns of Luberon. Explore the village of Roussillon, famous for its red cliffs and ochre queries. Continue on to Bonnieux and arrive just in time for lunch.  Pedal into the countryside, passing by the village of Lacoste. Stroll through the village of Ménerbes, famous fo the book, A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle. Ride across Pont Julien, a roman bridge from 300 BC. Unwind at your luxurious hotel in Gordes.

Stroll through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Day 4

Pedal easy going terrain through the heart of Provence (Alpilles). Meander through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence famous for its tree-lined Boulevards, century-old plane trees, bistros and market. Walk by the house where Nostradamus an astrologer and physician know for his prophecies was born. Discover the Saint-Paul Asylum which is the setting for many famous paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Check out the ancient city of glanum. 

Explore Les Baux-de-Provence

Day 5

Biking in Provence isn’t over !. Ride your bike on country roads with majestic pines trees and fragrant olive groves.  Bike toward the Mas de Gourgonnier, a family estate with 47 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive trees. Site down to an incredible lunch in Eygaliere. Ride to the hilltop village of les Baux de Provence famous for its bauxite (rock with a high concentration of aluminium). Explore the caves of the Carrières de Lumiéres.  Stroll through the chateau des baux.  Unwind at hotel Baumaniere les Baux de Provence. For your last night in Provence, share priceless memories over a delicious Provençal style dinner at the Cabro d’or.

Experience the historic charm of Avignon

Day 6

This morning your cycling tour in Provence ends in the historic center of Avignon. If you have time we recommend that your visit the Palais des Papes. The architecture is stunning. In addition, don’t miss the Pont d’Avignon, a wooden bridge with four surviving arches spanning over the Rhone.

Hotels

Crillon le Brave

Crillon le Brave (1 night)
www.crillonlebrave.com

Bastide de Gordes

Gordes (2 nights)
www.bastidegordes.com

Baumanière

Baux-deProvence (2 nights)
www.baumaniere.com

What's Included

Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Not Included

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Map

Biking in Provence map

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Douglas B.

Couple Traveller

Our bicycle tour through Provence was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and all the scheduled activities. You did a great job! We had amazing trip leaders. We stayed at gorgeous properties! All in all, we had an absolutely fantastic time! Thank you!

September 29, 2018

Ryan N.

Group Traveller

We had incredible tour guides, always helpful and at-the-ready, but totally unobtrusive. We comfortably enjoyed our trip. We could not have asked for more accommodating trip leaders whose company we would more enjoy.

September 21, 2018

Alan G.

Couple Traveller

We just finished a 5 day bike tour of Provence. We enjoyed our two knowledgeable and engaging tour guides… very experienced in cycling and great to be with. We ended up with just the 6 of us on this trip, so we got some sort of a private experience. We loved the outstanding and well researched bike routes, and the great variety in physical challenge and mostly low traffic. We also loved the extraordinary accommodations and restaurants. We’re looking forward to doing it again. Picnic, wine tastings, olive oil tastings…all extraordinary!

June 12, 2018

Laurie S.

Couple Traveller

We had very attentive and fun trip leaders. I loved the trip. I would have liked hybrid bikes with bar ends or horns on the ends of the handlebars to allow another option and to avoid wrist fatigue. Normally, I ride a road bike at home. We also loved the fantastic food. Thank you for a great bike trip.

September 22, 2017

Bill C.

Couple Traveller

We had fantastic trip leaders. We learned a lot about the region and I even learned a little bit of French. This bike tour was a great success because of them. We became good friends with them. On our next trip, if possible, we would like to have them as guides again. Thank you for a great cycling trip!

September 22, 2017
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