This guided 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
Arrival in Avignon
Day 2: Avignon - Cavaillon, ~45 km/27 miles
We 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 back to Avignon, then eat and stay at the hotel with swimming-pool and with a very good restaurant.
Day 8: Departure and “Au Revoir”
7 nights in carefully chosen 3*** and 4**** hotels, some with swimming-pool
7x copious breakfast
luggage transport (1 piece per person)
English, French and German speaking guide, Prof. Dr. Dr.c.e. Josef Smets, specialist for French history and culture
France-Bike security vest
guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival on Saturdays
16.03., 20.04., 18.05., 15.06., 14.09. and 12.10.2019
season I (1195 €/person)
16.03. and 12.10.2019
season II (+60 €/person)
route (2)-(3): ~260 km/160 miles
This tour is sporty because it leads you around the Lubéron Mountains. But we think that everyone can do it - you could also hire one of our electric bikes!
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: nearest airport Avignon (16 km/10 miles) served by Flybe, or direct flight from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Bournemouth to Marseille with Ryanair or EasyJet
free at the hotel
from Montpellier, Marseille or Nîmes airports to Avignon with France-Bike bus for 200 €/trip
is available on request.
If the minimum number of 8 participants is not achieved, France-Bike will inform you at least 28 days before the tour start.
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