Inspired from the success of our other "de Luxe" tours, we have decided to offer another of our great classics “Provence Luberon Lavander” in its deluxe version. Don’t miss the Mont Ventoux descent from 1912m above sea level, before relaxing in your comfortable hotel and enjoying a delicious dinner. This tour follows the same route and overnight stops as the classic Provence-Luberon bike tour, but you stay in even better hotels and chambres d'hôtes!
Day 1: Arrival in Villeneuve-les-Avignon or Avignon
Come to Villeneuve-les-Avignon and settle down in your elegant 4**** hotel.
Day 2: Villeneuve-les-Avignon - Orange, ~35 km/21 miles
Your welcome meeting is at 9:30am at the hotel reception. Then you will cycle across the biggest island in the Rhone through flourishing orchards to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Make wine tasting here and ride on to Orange where the Roman theatre and the triumphal arch are worth to be seen.
Day 3: Orange - Vaison-la-Romaine, ~40 km/25 miles
Today you ride through the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone and pass typical villages like Sérignan, St. Cécile les Vignes, St. Roman de Malegarde and Villedieu before you arrive in Vaison-la-Romaine, a lovely Roman and medieval town.
Day 4: Vaison-la-Romaine - Isle-sur-la Sorgue, ~55 km/35 miles (or 75 km/47 miles over the Ventoux)
Continue your ride along the ‘Cotes du Rhone’ vineyards and pass wine villages like Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Sarrians. We can also take you and your bike up to the top of the Mont Ventoux (not included). And you will ride down on the other side to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Finally you arrive in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the Venice of Provence, so called because of the numerous little canals running through the town.
Day 5: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Lubéron, ~15-40 km/9-25 miles
This region is too beautiful to leave so quickly. So you'll stay a second night in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and explore the lovely Lubéron Valley today. Some highlights await you: The village of Gordes, the Cistercian abbey of Sénanque and the ochre rocks of Roussillon which have given Provence its colors.
Day 6: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Villeneuve-les-Avignon or Avignon, ~40 km/25 miles
On little roads and along the Rhone River you cycle back to Avignon where you can visit the historical center and the Pope's palace before getting back to your hotel in Villeneuve-les-Avignon.
Day 7: End of the tour or continue your holiday with extra nights
6 nights in carefully chosen 4**** hotels anc chambre d'hôtes & 1x 3*** hotel
6x tourist tax
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 - 7 days / 6 nights
arrival every day
season I (1100 €/person in double)
season II (+100 €/person)
season III (+200 €/person)
route (1)-(2): ~185-210 km or ~205-230 km over the Mont Ventoux
mainly on quiet paths and flat roads, some hills but anybody can do it
how to get there
by car: motorway A7, exit Avignon-Nord
by train: direct from London to Avignon with Eurostar, or direct from Paris to Avignon with TGV
by plane: airports Avignon, Nimes, Marseille or Montpellier
free at hotel in Villeneuve-les-Avignon or ~15 €/day (~18 €/day in July) at hotel in Avignon, on request
from Montpellier, Marseille or Nîmes airports to Avignon with France-Bike bus for 220 €/trip
from Vaison la Romaine to the top of the Mont Ventoux for 220 €/trip from May to September and depending on weather conditions, no reservation needed, to pay locally
is available on request from 320 €, price depending on season
are available on request
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