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A colourful landscape strewn with lavender fields, sunflowers and grapevines, Provence enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate - perfect for crafting its speciality, dry rosé wine. This route takes you into the Luberon hills through lush green valleys and ancient villages. The light here is dazzling - no wonder so many artists have painted the region’s varying vistas. And the food is wonderful too...
What not to miss
Arrive at Marseille or Avignon.
Transfer by private taxi to our base hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence or arrive under your own steam.
Cycle Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse | 25 miles (40km)
Today you’ll enjoy a beautiful scenic ride along quiet lanes, winding through sleepy villages. The route crosses the River
Vaucluse at Cavaillon, an attractive town renowned for its delicious melons. We suggest visiting the fruit market, picking out a perfectly ripe sample, and eating it there and then, before continuing on your way, through rich and fertile fields of fruit, towards Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, home to the most powerful water spring in France.
Cycle Fontaine-de-Vaucluse to Roussillon | 23 miles (37km)
Today you’ll journey into the heart of the Luberon, stopping off at Gordes, one of the region’s most beautiful villages, perched on the southern edge of the high Plateau de Vaucluse. Tall, white and grey stone houses (some home to film stars) rise up out of the rock on which the village is set. At its summit lies an ancient castle overlooking the hills of the Luberon. The Abbey of Senanque is a must-see here. Hidden in the green valley, it’s still home to Cistercian monks who make honey, lavender essence, and liqueurs. From Gordes the route continues through the lavender fields to Roussillon.
Cycle Roussillon to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence | 34 miles (54km)
Your final day in the saddle will take you back to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on part of the Luberon cycle route along the lower contours of the Luberon Mountains National Park. Winding your way through magnificent scenery, you’ll eventually find yourself in Oppède Le Vieux, another historic village of ancient buildings including a ruined châteaux and a 12th century church. Next, Ménerbes, an archeologically fascinating village which has been inhabited since pre-historic times. Ancient houses have been lovingly restored, making it yet another lovely village to wander around, stopping to admire the imposing citadel. Finally, relax back in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to enjoy a glass or two of rosé on your last night.
Transfer by private taxi to your point of departure.
Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.
Hotel Gounod in St Remy de Provence is a charming place full of history and tradition. The recently renovated hotel features rustic architecture and tranquil amenities producing a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the mythical setting from the chic rooms, each of which is uniquely decorated. The hotel also features a spa, Jacuzzi and pool area.
Hotel Poete is an old mill that has been renovated into a luxurious hotel, in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Featuring a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, spectacular gardens, Jacuzzi and terrace make the most of this beautiful region in this charming retreat. The uniquely decorated rooms are designed with Provençal inspiration making for an intimate atmosphere and sophisticated ambiance.
Hotel Les Sables D’Ocre near the centre of Roussillon is set in a beautiful park. With distinctive Provençal decor and modern amenities that include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and air-conditioning this is a spectacular place to stay. The hotel restaurant serves traditional regional dishes with fresh local produce ensuring an authentic culinary experience.
Dates & Prices 2019 & 2020 (Flights & Transfers included)
|2019 & 2020 Departure Dates||Adult Price|
|April - October||995|
Tour Only 2019 & 2020
|2019 & 2020 Departure Dates||Adult Price|
|April - October||675|
Start your holiday on any day of the week.
Book your 2020 cycling holiday before 30 September to secure 2019 prices.
Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices.
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