Cycling trip in Luberon and Provence
Provence is a land of light, colors and scents. A land bathed in sun almost all year round.
During this cycling tour, discover a cultural region in its own right, departing from Avignon and its Palace of the Popes, you will visit the Roman ruins of Orange and Vaison la Romaine. This route will take you through lavender fields and small typical Luberon villages, through exceptional natural and cultural sites.
This trip will also make you discover the good meals of Provence and their Mediterranean flavor.
Highlights of the stay :
- Avignon and Manosque
- oenology and gastronomy
- the Rhône
- Isle sur la Sorgue
Day 1 : Avignon
Arrival in Avignon and installation at the hotel ****, in the city center with swimming pool and Spa.
Capital of Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône, city of art and culture, theater, cinema, museums, department stores and small shops, Avignon is a small town. From medieval houses and alleys to Renaissance mansions, including all its beautiful and old places, enjoy them without moderation.
Day 2 : Avignon - Cavaillon, approx. 45 km - La Viarhona
Meeting at the hotel reception around 9:30 am for more explanations of the route and delivery of the bikes.
Departing from Avignon, you cycle through typical Provence, passing through the Petit Crau and St Rémy de Provence.
Hotel Night in Cavaillon ***.
Day 3 : Cavaillon - Lourmarin, approx. 45 km
Today you drive to the south of the Luberon, at the foot of the mountains along the Durance valley before passing through the villages of Mérindol and Lauris.
Until the typical village of Lourmarin. Night in a *** hotel.
Day 4 : Lourmarin - Gargas, approx. 35 km
Splendid landscapes accompany you during this cycling day in Roussillon. In particular, you pass through some "most beautiful villages in France" during your journey. You will be able to take the time to visit these unique places, to know their history, their culture and their gastronomy. Night in hotel ***
Day 5 : Gargas - Isle sur la Sorgue, approx. 30 km
Discover the largest ocher deposit in Europe near the village of Roussillon. It is an atypical and unmissable village in the world famous Luberon. You then reach Isle sur la Sorgue through lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and olive groves.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue dresses bargain hunters from all over the world with its 300 antique dealers grouped together on different sites. It is also a charming town pleasant to visit.
Night in a **** hotel near the Durance river.
Day 6 : Lubéron, approx. 40 km
Two options are available to you for this new cycling tour in the heart of Provence:
Circuit towards Gordes or Fontaine de Vaucluse
Discovery tour of the 12th century Notre-Dame de Sénanque abbey surrounded by magnificent lavender fields.
Day 7: L'isle sur Sorgue - Avignon, approx 30 km
Stage through the colors of Provence to reach our departure city of Avignon. If you arrive early, you can enjoy the historic center, Night in a **** hotel in Avignon. Swimming pool and spa.
Day 8 : End of the bike trip in the Luberon
End of the tour or extra night.