France - Provence - Bike tour Alpilles and Luberon

France - Provence - Bike tour Alpilles and Luberon

Bike tour in Provence, Alpilles and Luberon

A trip through time and traditions. Along the banks of the Rhône River, the lofty Gothic Popes’ Palace in Avignon. In the Alpilles: vineyards and olive groves, the charming Saint Rémy de Provence, the fountains and shady squares under the plane trees, the home of Van Gogh…Les Baux de Provence, a village with a surrounding view over the Alpilles, set on top a rocky spur.The Luberon’s many treasures…L Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its antiques shops hosts colourful and lively antique markets…the ochre of Roussillon. The white elegant Gordes among “the most beautiful villages of France”. 

Day 1

Arrival in Avignon.

Take your time to visit this town, a UNESCO World Heritage city. The capital of Christendom during the Middle Age is the first highlight of this trip. Do not miss the Palais des Papes,(Popes’Palace) the Cathedral, the Pont Saint Benezet.
Dinner and night in Avignon

Day 2

Avignon > Frigolet Abbey > Graveson > Fontvieille
-Cycling : about 41km -
From Avignon, the famous city of the Popes, you ride through Provence to Barbentane, Maillane, Graveson, and Fontvieille where you will spend the night

Day 3

Fontvieille > Maussane > Les Baux de Provence > Fontvieille
-Cycling : about 39km -
from Maussane,a climb through the heart of the Alpilles Mountains, passed the famed olive groves, and to the perched village of Les Baux.
Dinner on your own and night in Fontvieille

Day 4

Fontvieille > St Remy de Provence > Isle sur la Sorgue - 55 km
From the Alpilles and St Remy yu will ride through tiny villages, cross the Durance River and enter the Vaucluse. After Caumont, a scenic route takes you through the orchard-laden plains to the village of Isle sur la Sorgue, your next place of stay. Dinner on your own and night in Isle sur la Sorgue.

Day 5

Isle sur la Sorgue > Roussillon > Gordes > Isle sur la Sorgue -Cycling : about 63km -

Today's ride leads you on the road of the gorgeous hilltop medieval villages of Luberon.
Dinner on your own and night in Isle sur la Sorgue.

Day 6

– Isle sur la Sorgue > Venasque > Pernes les Fontaines > Isle sur la Sorgue -Cycling : about 42km -

You’ll head along tiny country roads,cycling through the towns of Velleron, Pernes and its fountains , St. Didier, before climbing to the hilltop village of Venasque.A series of hidden perched villages in the Monts du Vaucluse lead you back to l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Dinner on your own and night in Isle sur la Sorgue.

Day 7

Isle sur la Sorgue
>Isle sur la Sorgue: market on Thursday and Sunday (famous!) End of the trip after breakfast

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Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
Duration :
7 Days
From :
920 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 or 3 star hotels and guest houses - 

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance

 

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Starts in : Avignon

Ends in: Isle sur la Sorgue

 

  • By train:. TGV to Avignon
  • Airport : Marseille

 

More Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another tour.

 

See also :

Cycling along the Canal du Midi

Cycling in Provence from Apt to Manosque

Cycling along the French Riviera

 

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Highlights

Provence : Avignon, St Rémy de Provence,

The perched villages

Gorgeous landscape