Enjoy the unique landscape of Provence
Cycle the stunning scenery of this lovely region
Experience local and fresh delights along the way
Explore this heritage-rich area of France
Decide whether to take up the challenge of an optional ride up Mont Ventoux

Cycling France - Tour Upper Provence (Option A+)

6 days
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$1,448 USD

This six-day, self-guided bike tour allows you to explore the heart of Provence at your own pace. Running from/to Avignon but with the cycling beginning in either Bédoin or Mazan and ending in Roussillon or Gargas, this bicycle tour features relatively short daily rides, allowing you to fully experience Provence rather than just see it as you pass by. Provence is a wonderful region to cycle and this tour really does immerse you into the delights of the area.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    123.7 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    31.1 miles
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Highlights include visits to some of Provence’s most acclaimed wine-making towns — Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise — stops in several of France’s “most beautiful villages — Séguret, Gordes, Roussillon — and options to climb legendary Mont Ventoux, or snake through the Gorges de la Nesque. In between, you’ll lodge in timeless villages and enjoy local cuisine.

One needs a fairly good fitness level to fully enjoy this extraordinary trip: Although challenging Ventoux can be skipped, some sections involve some climbing. This trip starts any Sunday from April through October. It can be organised on any other day of the week, except for Saturdays, for an extra fee of 80 euros per person.

This tour can only be done by cyclists who can comfortably cover 45 to 50 miles (70-80km) per day with some climbs! Note, however, that the toughest of all (Ventoux!) is optional — an alternative route is possible via the scenic Gorges de la Nesque. This tour is organised on a self-guided basis meaning that your package includes accommodations, daily breakfast, detailed itinerary, and most importantly luggage transfers, allowing you to have total freedom.

This is the Option A+ version of the tour where you will stay in upgraded hotel accommodations with ratings of 3 – 5 stars at a more premium tour price. If you prefer simpler accommodations, there is Option A with its default tour price, click below to have a look. Both tours go through the same route and have the same itineraries.

Cycling France - Tour Upper Provence (Option A)

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 x Dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (depending on availability)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with the local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges
  • Transfer from Roussillon to Avignon (Day 6)
  • Transfer from Gargas to Avignon on Day 6
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

4 equipment options available
3 tour add-ons available