Your Cycling Holidays in France

Côtes du Rhône in Provence - Short Break

Discover the natural wonders of Provence on this short but sweet venture into the Côtes du Rhône winelands. From ancient villages scattered with Roman ruins to historic cities, there are plenty of interesting places to stop and soak up Provençal history. And in between stops? Wonderful cycling through vineyards and along river trails. And then there’s the wine...

Receive £100 off per person for all bookings to Provence and Loire before 31 December 2017.*

What not to miss

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the stunning historic village built at the bottom of a Fortress
  • The beautiful hamlet of Loriol du Comtat, complete with its own château and Romanesque church
  • The lovely markets of Carpentras,perfect for a potter

What your holiday price includes:

  • Flights and transfers available on request
  • Number of nights bed and breakfast accommodation as specified
  • Use of modern lightweight bicycles
  • Transfer of luggage between hotels
  • All airport and local tourist taxes

* Terms and Conditions. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be applied to bookings already made. Valid for bookings made between the 1st November 2017 and the 30th November 2017.

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Côtes du Rhône in Provence - Short Break

Day 1

Arrive at Avignon, Nîmes or Marseille. Transfer by minibus or taxi to our base hotel
in Mazan.

Day 2

Mazan. After breakfast you’ll be equipped with your bicycle. The day is then yours to explore Mazan, a pretty little town of narrow streets, ancient houses, churches and fountains pitched against a backdrop of lush green valleys. From here we suggest a round trip to Carpentras, a pleasant town rich with history, from fortress ruins to classic Provençal facades. The markets here are lovely to potter around too. Pernes les Fontaines is nearby, where you can peruse no less than forty ancient fountains along the fountain trail.

Day 3

Mazan to Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 23 miles (37km). Time to get into the saddle and travel to your next stop, on a gently undulating ride through cornfields and vineyards. Along the way you’ll chance upon Loriol du Comtat, a quaint village in the heart of the winelands complete with châteaux and a beautiful Romanesque church. The village of Courthézon is also on route, a tranquil waterside dwelling with the Seille river flowing through it, and the Ouvèze river at its border. A great place to stop for lunch and a wander through historic architecture, fountains trickling all around you.

Day 4

Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This attractive village was built at the base of its fortress remains, overlooking the plain of Comtat and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Best known of the Côtes du Rhône Cru, you’ll find merchants offering wine tasting on every street corner. Once you’ve had your fill, we suggest cycling along the Rhône to Avignon. This striking city is rich in history, with the imposing 14th century Palace of the Popes overlooking the main square. As well as lots of nice places to eat and drink, there is a vibrant theatre, arts and music scene here, with numerous festivals to enjoy during the summer.

We will then transfer you back to your departure airport.

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Côtes du Rhône in Provence - Short Break

2018 Short Break Departure Dates & Prices

4 Day, 3 Night Tour

2018 Departure Dates Tour only price

Flights and transfers included

April to September
(Adult)
£525 £815

5 Day, 4 Night Tour

2018 Departure Dates Tour only price

Flights and transfers included

April to September
(Adult)
£685 £965

Single Supplement: £50 per night

E-Bike Supplement: £20 per day

Child prices available on request

Dates are subject to availability, please call for more information

Extend your stay

If you wish to add extra nights to your holiday, please call our experts for help and advice.

ATOL protected

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4055.

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