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Provence and Luberon by bike

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Cycling trip in Provence in 8 days and 7 nights in the Luberon in 3 and 4 star hotels from Avignon to Isle sur Sorgue.

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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.

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 3 and 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

- Departure from Avignon,
- Every Saturday from 12/03 to 29/10/2022

Low season from 12/03 to 15/04 and from 24/09 to 24/10
High season from 04/16 to 09/23.


Included :

  • Self-guided tour
  • Tourist tax
  • Travel diary: we provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture).

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Half board
  • Bike rental (VTC or electric bike)
  • Pre-delivery from Nîmes, Marseille or Montpellier to Avignon (€ 300 to be paid on site in cash)
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels:


1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Ground :


This circuit is sporty because it takes you around the Lubéron mountains. But it remains accessible. It is possible to rent an electric bike!
In addition to the detailed road book and maps, you will be guided by blue signs with white arrows that help you find the route throughout the bike tour.
 
Weather :


Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.
 
Technicality:


Cycling: 25 to 55 km per day or 2 to 4 hours of cycling.
Partly marked itinerary, useful roadbook and map reading.
 
Bibliography:
 

- IGN Lubéron maps
 
 
Meals :


- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: half-board option, dinners in restaurants near the accommodation.
 
The bike :


- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.
 
- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.
 
Assistance:


- Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot ride a bike for a day, possibility of a direct journey to the next stage.
 
Luggage:


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person. (max. 20 kg)
 
Roadbook :


We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.
 
Transport :


- By Train: SNCF TGV to Avignon in about 2h45 / 3h00 from the Gare de Lyon. For more information on timetables, contact SNCF.
- By road: A6 exit 23. Paris is 700 km from Avignon.
- By plane: Airport in Nîmes and Avignon, and international, Marseille and Montpellier.
 
Parking :
 
Free at the first hotel.
 
 
Cancellation insurance :
 
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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