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Lubéron - 8 days

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This bike tour leads you through the Lubéron Mountains in the heart of Provence. The Lubéron has been declared a national park due to its unique countryside and scenery. Nowhere else will you find such typical Provence villages, so well described by Peter Mayle in his bestseller: A year in Provence. Medieval and colorful towns and villages like Cavaillon, Manosque, Apt, Isle sur Sorgue, Cucuron, and many more await you. Lavender fields and also the famous ocher mines around Roussillon.

Day 1: Avignon
Arrive individually in Avignon and settle down in your elegant 4**** hotel.
Day 2: Avignon - Cavaillon, ~45 km/27 miles
At around 9:30 am it’s your welcome meeting and you pick up your bikes if rented one. Then ride through the Little Crau countryside to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, typical little town, and then along the Alpilles on to Cavaillon.
Day 3: Cavaillon - Lourmarin, ~45 km/27 miles
You continue on the south side of the Lubéron Mountains along the Durance valley and foothills and pass through typical villages like Mérindol, Lauris and Lourmarin and their vineyards.
Day 4: Lourmarin - Manosque, ~45 km/27 miles
Beautiful landscapes accompany you on the way to Manosque, the town of Jean Giono.
Day 5: Manosque - Gargas, ~65 km/40 miles
Leaving the Durance valley behind you climb up out of town to arrive on the North side of the Lubéron. You continue by crossing other little villages and with magnificent views until the town of Apt.
Day 6: Gargas - Isle sur Sorgue, ~30 km/19 miles
The tour leads you on to the famous ocher rocks near the pretty village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. You continue your trip to Isle sur Sorgue called the “Venice of Provence”.
Day 7: Isle sur Sorgue - Avignon, ~30 km/19 miles
On little roads and along the Durance River you cycle back to Avignon. Take the time to discover down town Avignon with the famous ‘Palais des Papes’ or stay at the hotel and relax a bit at the swimming-pool.
Day 8: Departure and “Au Revoir”

7 nights in carefully chosen 3*** and 4**** hotels, some with swimming-pool
7x copious breakfast
tourist tax
welcome briefing
luggage transport (1 piece per person)
carefully chosen roads and paths
detailed documentation, brochures, plans, maps, etc.
France-Bike signs along the route
GPS tracks on request
France-Bike security vest
service hotline

hotel according to offer

  • twin room, BnB
    855 €
  • double room, BnB
    855 €
  • single room, BnB
    1065 €

additional services

  • supplement 'arrival any day' if 3 persons starting
    80 €
  • supplement 'arrival any day' if 2 persons starting
    120 €
  • supplement single traveler
    200 €
  • rental bike 7 gears pedal brake
    80 €
  • rental bike 21 gears
    80 €
  • helmet
    5 €
  • electric bike
    160 €
  • half board
    220 €

self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
dates
arrival on Saturdays
16.03.-26.10.2019
season I (795 €/person in double)
16.03.-13.04.2019
28.09.-26.10.2019
season II (+60 €/person)
20.04.-22.06.2019
31.08.-21.09.2019
season III (+90 €/person)
29.06.-24.08.2019
"arrival any day“
possible for 4 persons minimum without supplement
supplement of 80 €/person for 3 persons
supplement of 120 €/person for 2 persons
route (2)-(3): ~260 km/160 miles
sporty around the Lubéron Mountains, electric bikes available
how to get there
by car: motorway A7, exit Avignon-Sud
by train: direct from London to Avignon with Eurostar, or direct from Paris to Avignon or Marseille with TGV
by plane: airport Avignon, Marseille, Nimes or Montpellier
parking
free at the hotel
transfers
from Montpellier, Marseille or Nîmes airports to Avignon with France-Bike bus for 200 €/trip, other transfers possible on request

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