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
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
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 > Gargas, ~65 km
Beautiful landscapes accompany you on the way to Roussillon. Some of the villages you pass by are 'the most beautiful villages of France'
Day 5: Gargas > Isle sur la Sorgue, ~30 km
The tour leads you from the famous ocher rocks near the pretty village of Roussillon and its colorful houses to Isle sur Sorgue called the “Venice of Provence”.
Day 6: Around the Luberon, ~15-40 km
Today you have several options. You can either go to Gordes, or Fontaine la Vaucluse or ride to the famous abbey of Senanque sourrounded by lavender fields.
Day 7: Isle sur Sorgue > Avignon, ~30 km
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
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
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival on Saturdays
season I (890 €/person in double)
season II (+150 €/person)
min. 4 travellers
arrival for 2-3 persons
supplement for only 2 travellers arriving 135 €/person
supplement for only 3 travellers arriving 90 €/person
"arrival any day“
possible for 4 persons minimum without supplement
supplement of 90 €/person for 3 persons
supplement of 135 €/person for 2 persons
note : the supplement for "minimum of participants” and “arrival any day” are not added twice but 1x per person
route (2)-(3): ~245 km/152 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
free at the hotel
from Montpellier, Marseille or Nîmes airports to Avignon with France-Bike bus for 300 €/ride, other transfers possible on request
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