Grade

Difficult

When

May-September

Accommodation

3* Hotels

Price 3* Hotels

€ 1595

Bike hire

€ 225 Road bike

1,595

Description

Provence Road Cycling Tour

Guided Provence Road Cycling Tour 2019.
Private groups only from 6 persons or more.

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Provence Road Cycling Tour 2019

Welcome in the stunning Provence! Cycle the Provence and immerse one of the most historical parts of the world on two wheels! The first days you’ll ride in the Ventoux region before you tackle the giant mountain, The Mont-Ventoux. Expect some hard days in the saddle during this cycle the Provence tour.

The first day will be quiet easy with a scenic loop ride from your hotel in cosy Bedoin. This easy ride will take you through breath taking landscapes, valleys and over typical quiet French countryside roads. On your second day you need to tackel the Mont-Ventoux! Day four brings you up to the ancient town Greoux les Bains, still popular for its hot springs. Finally your last two rides are in the Gorges du Verdon. Cycle through this great natural wonder with its massive Canyons. Come and experience this Cycle the Provence tour. Jump on your bike to explore this must do cycling trip in South France. It will be a fantastic experience that you’ll never forget!

With its beautiful lavender fields, stunning mountains and old ancient villages its without any doubt ….. Provence is the best region to explore on road bike.
Moreover wine enthusiasts can find all they need and let’s not forget the delicious Provencal gastronomy.

This Provence on road bike tour features many highlights

  • The beautiful medieval towns of the Provence, surrounded by the impressive mountain ranges
  • A Fantastic ride along the Gorges the Verdon with spectacular natural wonders and stunning panoramic views!
  • Charming boutique hotels
  • More than 400 km (250 miles) of spectacular and challenging tracks
  • Follow the footsteps of all the greatest riders in the Tour de France and climb the Mont-Ventoux yourself
  • Savour the gastronomic local specialities of the Provence

Cycle the Mont-Ventoux and discover the best of France in the beautiful region of Provence. This great Cycle the Provence program includes the huge Mont-Ventoux and the stunning Gorges du Verdon will be one of our highlights.

Day 1
Check in
Check in at your charming boutique hotel in Bédoin nearby Avignon. This beautiful town will be your starting point for the next days. A welcome drink awaits you and evening dinner will be provided. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Cycle the Provence Tour/Mont-Ventoux.
Day 2
Gorge du Nesque 90 km
Cycle Provence, on your first day in “La Douce France” you jump on your bike directly in front of your hotel in Bédoin. This tiny little village is the perfect starting point for the beautiful ride in the backyards of Provence (Southern France). The circuit of today is roughly 90 km (56 miles) with a fantastic ride through the Gorges de Nesque. Today’s ride is a perfect training for tomorrows climb to the Mont-Ventoux. The climbs are relatively easy/moderate and not especially hard. The day starts with some rolling hills. From the small village Villes-sur-Auzon you make the climb through de Gorges before startingto climb all the way up to the typical perched village of Monieux. From here you will head back to the hotel in Bédoin. Evening at leisure.
Day 3
Bédoin -Mont-Ventoux - Bédoin 40 km
Cycle the Mont-Ventoux and expect a hard day in the saddle; if you like climbing, this will be your day where you will face the huge beast "The Mont-Ventoux". Today’s ride starts again in Bédoin in front of your hotel. Here begins the challenge!, the most famous ascent to the Mont-Ventoux. After breakfast you directly climb this big challenger with its top at 1912 meters (6273 feet). You will follow the cycle path of all the greatest riders in the Tour de France.....come on you can do it! After the 22 km climb you'll reach the summit of “Mont-Ventoux”. Relax on top and prepare yourself for a very spectacular descent to the villages of Malaucène. From here its only 12 kilometers back to Bédoin. Enjoy your evening at leisure
Day 4
Bédoin to Gréoux-Les-Bains 120 km
Once again a tough day. You’ve spent three days in Bédoin and now it’s time to spread your wings! After indulging your last breakfast buffet at your hotel, you move on to Gréoux les Bains. Start of a longish day, cycling some 120 km (75 miles) with picturesque French countryside roads and beautiful scenery around us. You´ll face the first real ascent after 17 km before you descend to the Provence village of Murs. From here you continue your way through several small villages like St-Saturnin-Lés Apt and Reilanne before you reach Manosque. From this town at the edge of the Luberon region its only 12 km to the lovely Spa resort town of Gréoux-Les-Bains. Evening at leisure
Day 5
Gréoux-Les-Bains to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie 74 km
Time flies when you are having fun.... This stage will be some 74 km (46 miles) to the beautiful town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. At your hotel you start with a great ride along Lac d'Esparron following your way through typical Provence villages like Régusse and Moissac-Bellevue. Yes indeed you get a lot of great "Bellevues". From Moissac-Bellevue the way leads you along the stunning Lac-de St-Croix before you reach the Plateau Valensole. Magnifique, here while cycling through waving fragrant lavender fields with farms selling all kinds of lavender. From Plateau Valensole you freewheel down to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Evening at leisure
Day 6
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie to Du Verdon 95 km
Cycle The Provence, your alarm clock rings early! Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is the perfect starting point for visiting the Canyons of du Verdon and lies right in the middle of the beautiful Gorges du Verdon region. The Gorge du Verdon is one of the biggest and most beautiful Gorges in Europe and therefore a very popular tourist attraction. Today’s Cycle Tour is Cycling France at his best. You‘ll see stunning views and gigantic cliffs of limestone rock cut by the unbelievable turquoise green river Verdon. It will be a day you’ll never forget. There is an excellent road circuit with many hairpins and narrow steep mountain roads. First you cycle along the Route des Crêtes to Trigance. From here you’ll be passing by plenty of viewpoints and particularly Balcony de la Mescla (look down some 250 meters to the base of the Gorge) all the way back to your hotel in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The entire circuit loop will be approximately 95 km (59 miles). After this spectacular day you deserve a good glass of wine and a good chat with your new cycle friends!
Day 7
Departure day
Departure day…..Transfers to Nice Railway station and Nice Airport on request.

Airport

  • Côte d`Azur main airport is Nice International Airport.There are many flights to/ from Europe
  • Marseille Airport has several flights with Air-France to/from Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Flights leaving to/from London, Brussels,Frankfurt, Rome and several other destinations.

Trains

  • There are regular fares between Paris, Lyon, Marseille and many other cities to/from Avignon Main Railway station.
  • From Paris the train ride takes approximately two hours and thirthy minutes to/from Avignon Railway station.
  • From Lyon it takes one hour to/from Avignon Railway station.
  • And thirty minutes from Marseille to/from Avignon Railway station.

Car

  • Avignon-Lyon 250 km
  • Avignon-Marseille 130 km
  • Avignon-Nice 285 km



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  • 6 nights lodging in boutique hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two dinners on day 1 and 6
  • Welcome drink on arrival day
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Sport drinks/Water/Snacks/Fruit/Energy Bars during Cycle Dayss
  • Support van during whole Tour
  • Lunches
  • Single supplement €275
  • Carbon Road bike Bike €225
  • Airport - Railway transfers
  • Insurance
  • Airfares

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