Mont Ventoux to Cote d'Azur

This challenging Provence itinerary will lead you to the Cote d’Azur and the famous seaside cities of St Tropez and Nice.
Start your trip in the heart of the Provence Cote d’Azur region, with an option to ride up the famous Mont Ventoux. Cycling through beautiful villages like Gordes, you will experience the genuine Provence with its lavender fields and hilly landscapes before reaching the southern coast of France.
You will then be rewarded by cycling along the coast of the Mediterranean Cote d’Azur. Take some time to relax in St Tropez, Cannes and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

Price from : 2090 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Provence
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level : Active or Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

ARRIVE IN AVIGNON AND WE TRANSFER YOU TO BÉDOIN

Arrival in Avignon train station and we transfer you to Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Orientation and bicycle set up at the hotel. You can explore the village, take a walk, or relax for the rides ahead.

Day 2 :  

Loop ride to Mt Ventoux and Lavender fields

Option 1 : 40 Miles - 64 Km  Option 2 : 45 Miles - 73 Km  Option 3 : 55 Miles - 89 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1082 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1507 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 1980 Meters 

Different ride options including the famous Mont Ventoux - 64 km or Gorges de la Nesque & the lavender fields of Sault (89km/55mi). The first itinerary starts with a warm-up tour between the vineyards of Bedoin, followed by the challenging climb and descend of Mont Ventoux.

An alternative itinerary will take you through the Nesque River Canyon (Gorges de la Nesque) to the lavender plateaus and the village of Sault. As a cherry on the cake you can climb the Ventoux and join Bedoin through Sault and the Nesque River Canyon: an unforgettable experience (89 km/55mi). Return to the same hotel.

Day 3 :  

GORDES TO GREOUX LES BAINS

Distance 1 : 83 Miles - 133 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1996 Meters 

This stage is long and hilly; and the landscape changes throughout the day. You start cycling in the vineyards before reaching Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France. Then cycle on small roads through the Luberon and cross small villages which were the inspiration behind all of Peter Mayles books on Provence.

Relax under the shade of plane trees in the villages as you make your way across this quieter part of Provence. As you approach Gréoux-les-Bains, you will start to see the first peaks of the Alps in the distance. Gréoux-les-Bains is a small town where you can relax in the quiet.

Day 4 :  

Bike Cote d’Azur to St Tropez

Distance 1 : 76 Miles - 122 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1333 Meters 

Start with a road that runs along a dry canyon that is mostly rolling. Then, continue on past a pristine and inviting lake and continue riding through the pines as you start to descend to the sea. Just before arriving to St Tropez, you are on a beautiful Mediterranean road that looks like Corsica with sea and mountain views as well as wildlife.

Upon arriving in St Tropez, reward yourself with a glass of champagne like the rich and famous who frequent this Riviera jewel. Dinner on your own tonight in St Tropez with our recommendations included.

Day 5 :  

St Tropez to Nice

Distance 1 : 72 Miles - 116 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 930 Meters 

The ride profile is more or less flat but it does not matter, you cycle all day close to the most beautiful and prestigious oceanside of the French Riviera. You ride on very well known towns and places such as 'laCroisette' In Cannes or 'La Promenade des Anglais' in Nice! A great way to finish a long and spectacular ride! The contrast of red mountains and beaches of white sand; with the Alps in the background.

Nice 4 star hotel near the beach.

Day 6 :  

Departure Day

Day 6 is departure day. You can take your time with breakfast and then transfer to the Nice rail station or airport on your own. Additional nights can be arranged.

Average / Day : Distance : 99.50 Km / 61.83 Miles - Elevation gain : 1471.33 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

Blue, green, white... Mont Ventoux towers skyward watching over the hills and vineyards. At the foot of Ventoux is the hotel Les Pins, a provencal guest establishment with the charm of yesteryear... swimming pool, pond, waterlilies, garden, romantic rooms with a medley of love-at-first-sight furnishings. Savours, aromas... The cuisine at L'esprit Jardin , crafted with the marvels of taste and freshness gleaned from nearby Provencal markets, croons with a delectable local accent. Dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace under the pine trees.


Day : 3

Nestled in the vegetation and foliage of the surrounding wooded grounds in the heart of lavender-blue Provence blossoming between the Verdon and Luberon, Villa Borghese has been the home of Jean-Claude Redolfi and his children since 1971. The villa is an enchanting spot where family values are a long tradition and where hospitality is a way of life.


Day : 4

Facing the sea, just 200 meters from the beach, and ten minutes from the center of Saint Tropez, this 3-star hotel promises you a peaceful stay. The decor is elegant, and the theme of the sea evokes a summer atmosphere. Each room is individually decorated, and has a private terrace. The patio and garden are open as of breakfast each morning, and the heated pool and chaise lounges allow you to relax in a quiet and intimate setting.


Day : 5

Ideally located in the city center of Nice, a few steps from the train station and only 10 minutes from the beach, the Best Western Riviera Hotel offers the keys of Nice and the French Riviera. Totally renovated in 2006 and redecorated in 2008, this 3-star hotel is located in the old Nice, near the main museums, theaters, and the Congress Center. It offers 48 guest rooms which are air-conditioned and soundproofed, with private en-suite bathroom (bath or shower), cable TV, and Wifi.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Road bike - Standard
SCOTT ADDICT 20 - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SCOTT Addict 20 was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With new geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 20 will be your go to when you're looking to put the miles.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XLX

-Frame Addict MF Carbon technology Endurance geometry / Replaceable Dropout

-Fork Addict MF 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Carbon steerer Alloy Dropout ;

-Headset Syncros Integrated ;

-Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 Black RD5800-GS 22 Speed ;

-Front Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5801 Black ;

-Brakes Shimano 105 BR-5800 Super SLR Dual pivot ;

-Cranset Shimano FC-5800 Compact Hyperdrive 50x34 T Black ;

-Cassette Shimano 105 CS-5800 11 Speed 11-32 ;

-Wheels Syncros RP2.0 18 Front / 24 Rear ;

-Tires Schwalbe Durano Fold 700x28C ; Approx Weights IN KG 7.85

Saddle Bag Containing:

• Toolkit

• Tire levers

• Patch kit

• 2 spare tubes

• 1 hand pump.

Rear pannier

• Helmet

• Odometer

• Lock

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Included

  • 5 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Road bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

information

Arrival city is Avignon, which accessible via train from Paris Gare de Lyon (2hrs 45min) or Paris CDG airport (3 hours). Taxi from rail station to hotel is approx. 15 euros. Departure from Nice; flights to Paris or other international city. Return Train to Paris 4-5 hours.

 

Transfer to hotel upon arrival is included.

About climbing Mont Ventoux : You can do this anytime of the year, but to have good access to the Ventoux summit, we recommend starting after May 1 and before end of September.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 2090 € 290 € 3280 €
    Pre-tour Night ** ** **
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard Included
    Performance 55 €
    Premium 130 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 30 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory