Your Cycling Holidays in France

Perfumes of Provence - Short Break

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...

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

What not to miss

  • Saint-Remy-de-Provence, home to some of Van Gogh's finest work
  • Fontaine-de-Vaucluse: Amazing for food with a view to die for

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

Perfumes of Provence - Short Break

Day 1

Arrive at Avignon, Nîmes or Marseilles. Transfer by minibus, taxi or train to our base hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Day 2

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. After breakfast you’ll be equipped with your bicycle. The day is then yours to explore Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a beautiful town of narrow streets, attractive old houses and historical buildings. Its enviable setting amongst lush green valleys full of wild flowers is part of what drew many writers and artists to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – most notably, Van Gogh who painted some of his best work here. If you’d like to get on your bike today, we suggest venturing into the exquisite surrounding landscape to the village of Baux-de-Provence. From its wondrous stone fortress perched high on a rocky plateau, the views of the Alpilles are superb. Another hidden gem located a few miles from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is Eygalières, a small village of lovely stone houses dripping in flowers. The chapel ruins here are worth a look, as well as the local history museum.

Day 3 

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.

Day 4

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Start your day with a potter around this lovely village, heading to the source of its fame, a powerful spring situated at the foot of a steep cliff towering 230 metres high. With an annual flow of 630 cubic metres, the spring is the fifth largest in the world, feeding the crystal-clear Sorgue river, which soon turns a startling emerald. Once you’ve seen this mysterious wonder that draws so many tourists to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, we suggest hopping on your bike and cycling to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Hugged by the river Sorgue on all sides, it’s known as the ‘island city’, carved up by canals running through ancient streets. Alternatively, if the emerald-green of the River Sorgue is making you want to paddle rather than pedal, you could opt to book a canoe trip to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

We will then transfer you back to your departure airport.

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Perfumes of 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 £825

5 Day, 4 Night Tour

2018 Departure Dates Tour only price

Flights and transfers included

April to September
(Adult)
£655 £955

Dates are subject to availability, please call for more information

Child prices available on request

Extend your stay

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

Supplements

  • Single Supplement: £50 per night
  • Ebike supplement: £20 per day

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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