Provence and Lubéron bike tour

from 965 € / pers.

Reference : PR4
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round trip
From March to November
Departure: Sunday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike tour in Provence and Lubéron

On this bike tour you discover Provence and the Lubéron. Highlights of this tour include the medieval town of Avignon: the famous Pope’s Palace (World Heritage Site), Orange which has the best kept Roman monuments such as the theatre and the triumphal arch, Vaison-la-Romaine: divided between a roman city and a medieval town on the hill. You’ll cross the famous vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone, the lavender fields when you approach the Lubéron – well known by Peter Mayle – with stay in the lovely town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Beautiful landscapes await you such as Fontaine de Vaucluse supposedly the deepest river resurgence in the world. You will also enjoy Gordes : a typical little village in Provence, Sénanque: the best conserved Cistercian abbey in Europe surrounded by lavender fields and lastly Roussillon: known for its splendid ochre rocks. An unforgettable fragrant, colourful and flavoured experience is waiting for you!

Day 1 : Arrival in Avignon


Take time to visit Avignon and especially the famous and beautiful Pope’s Palace. Your hotel is located on the Isle of Barthelasse, in very quiet area (with swimming-pool), approx. 5 km / 3 miles from Avignon Centre.

Day 2 : Avignon – Orange | 35 km


Your welcome meeting is at 9:30am at the hotel reception. Then you will cycle across the biggest island in the Rhone through flourishing orchards to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Make wine tasting here and ride on to Orange where the Roman theatre and the triumphal arch are worth to be seen.

Day 3 : Orange - Vaison-la-Romaine | 40 km


Today you ride through the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone and pass typical villages like Sérignan, St. Cécile les Vignes, St. Roman de Malegarde and Villedieu before you arrive in Vaison-la-Romaine, a lovely Roman and medieval town.

Day 4 : Vaison la Romaine - Isle-sur-Sorgue | 55 km (or 75km if you booked option Mont Ventoux )


Continue your ride along the ‘Cotes du Rhone’ vineyards and pass wine villages like Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Sarrians. Finally you arrive in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the Venice of Provence, so called because of the numerous little canals running through the town.

Option : possibility to take you and your bike from Vaison la Romaine to the top of the Mont Ventoux (1909 m). So then you ride through lavender fields aroud Sault!
Supplement: +220 €/drive (no reservation needed, to pay locally in cash).
Only possible from mid-May to mid-September and depending on weather conditions.

Day 5 : Isle-sur-Sorgue – Lubéron - Isle-sur-Sorgue | approx. 15-40 km


This region is too beautiful to leave so quickly. So you’ll stay a second night in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and explore the lovely Lubéron Valley today. Some highlights await you: The village of Gordes, the Cistercian abbey of Sénanque and the ochre rocks of Roussillon which have given Provence its colors.

Day 6 : Isle-sur-Sorgue - Avignon | 40 km


On little roads and along the Rhone River you cycle back to Avignon where you can visit the historical center and the Pope’s palace before getting back to your hotel on the Île de la Barthelasse.

Day 7 : Departure during the day


The lavender fields generally bloom from the beginning of June to the end of July and are mostly around the village Sault (if you choose the option to bike down Mont Ventoux, you will pass there).

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PR4 STD
Low season
  • from March 15th to April 12th
    from September 27th to November 1st
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
965 € / pers.
315 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 19th to June 21st
    from September 6th to 20th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 050 € / pers.
315 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 28th to August 30th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 095 € / pers.
315 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in comfortable 3 *** hotels (some with swimming pools)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PR4 STD
Half board supplement
(including 6 dinners – excluding drinks)
+ 260 € / pers.
Extra night in Avignon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 80 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 235 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

FLYING CAT e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> Departure day
> Your arrival in Avignon
> Return

Your journey

Mainly on quiet paths and flat roads, some hills but anybody can do!

Departure day

Departure on Sunday.

From 1 to 3 people: departure possible other than Sunday considering a supplement of €120/ pers.

More than 3 people, departure at your convenience without supplement.

Your arrival in Avignon

> By car:
From A7 highway > exit n°23 Avignon.

> By train:
Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

> By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus): from Orly Sud >> Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 6 + line 14 >> Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php.

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Orly Ouest >> Paris – stop  ‘Chatelet les Halles’ >> RER D – stop Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

Return

> If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!

A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en

Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)

(Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)

– Avignon TGV train station >> Paris Gare de Lyon train station (by TGV train).

– Avignon TGV train station >> Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 2 station (by TGV train)

> Close Airports:

– Montpellier airport: https://montpellier-airport.com

– Aéroport de Marseille : www.marseille.aeroport.fr

– Aéroport d’Avignon : www.avignon.aeroport.fr/en