The lovely quintessential lavender fields of Provence
The beautiful light and colours of the countryside
Explore the quiet lanes and countryside of southern France
Admire the architectural beauties of Provence
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the region

Tour de Provence Luberon

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$29
From
$2,860 USD

This tour of Provence takes in the region made famous in Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’, with its lavender farms and olive groves, charming villages with bustling markets overlooked by apricot-colored houses with pastel blue shutters. Menerbes, Gordes, Roussillon with its ochre cliffs, Vaison-la- Romaine and its Roman bridge – all will enthrall you, as will the earthly delights of the wineries of Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise. Dine on seafood from the Mediterranean, lamb from the high pastures, glorious fruit and vegetables, and culinary masterpieces suffused with herbes de provence. This cycling tour of Provence is a feast for all the senses as you take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that make this region so unique.

  • Category
    For Food Lovers
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    167.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    33.6 miles
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Provence, from the Roman Provincia Gallia, lies between the Côte d’Azur and the Rhône,  stretching inland to the Alps. Provence is more than a geographical area – olive trees, lavender,  sunflowers, and sunshine give it an identity all of its own. The quality of the light in Provence has attracted artists like Van Gogh and Gauguin, who lived in Arles, and Cézanne, with his many studies of Mont Ste-Victoire. The cuisine of the region is as distinctive as the light, with emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil, seafood and the herbes de provence which grow wild on the hillsides. There are also great wines, such as the grands crus like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas in the Rhône Valley above Avignon.

Aside from the incredible daily ‘Provence’ experiences, the cycling itinerary on this tour also includes optional elements, perfect for couples, friends or groups that have varying cycling experience. For example, on Day 5 of the cycling tour you may choose to climb the famous Mt Ventoux, or simply take the scenic leisurely route to beautiful Bedoin, both fully guided and supported.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Flexible collection and drop off at local airport or train station
  • Detailed riding instructions and color route maps
  • Accommodation
  • Gourmet dinners every night
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
  • 2 experienced bilingual guides with each tour
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation properties
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour.
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Lunches

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available