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Highlights

This Provence bike tour is based in Gordes, where you will spend 4 nights in the same hotel of your choice (3 or 4-star accommodations). Standing opposite Luberon, perched on the foothills of the Vaucluse Plateau, the dry stone buildings of Gordes seem to reach for the blue sky. Its fortified chateau from the 11th century and its church dominate the buildings, which seem to melt into the rock. Just a few miles north, is Abbey de Senanque, situated in a small valley and surrounded by lavender fields. If you decide to go south, you can stop to visit an ancient oil press and the Musee du Vitrail, which tells the story of stained and painted glass.On this cycling tour, you will be provided with different itineraries allowing you to discover the many landscapes and villages of Provence, and each day you can choose which ride is better for you: short, long, challenging, easy.

To see

-Castle of Lacoste
-The Ochre Hills
-Mont Ventoux
-Senanque Abbe
-Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Gastronomy

Bouillabaisse, Pistou soup, Provencal beef stew, Tapenade, Herbs of Provence, the candied fruit, the Melonnette, the Gibassier, the Provencal atrium, the fougasse, the lavender, the courgette, the provencal tomatoes

Wine

Cotes de Provence, Cotes du Luberon, Bandol, Pastis

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival at the Avignon Train Station & transfer to Gordes


Upon arrival in Avignon, you will be met for the transfer to Gordes. Installation in your charming hotel where your will have orientation and bike set up and then you are free to explore the rest of the day in this charming village.

In three riding days, you can choose from several itineraries, the following itineraries are examples. We can also suggest some longer, more challenging rides for those interested. This format allows for people of all abilities to come along, including non-riding participants. We can suggest visits by car and arrange spa treatments among many possible ways to spend an exciting day in Gordes/Provence !


Accommodation : Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes show
Accommodation : La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes show
Included : Emergency support,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,transfer arrival,client transfer,Orientation with a local guide,dinner (no drinks),bedroom and breakfast

J-2

Loop Gordes (Carcarille) to Luberon Valley


A loop tour of Luberon Nature Park and the surrounding area. A varied itinerary through vast forests with amazing viewpoints that will take you to a number of superb perched villages such as : Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes among others.

Distance : 52 km (33 mi).

Elevation : 800 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes show
Accommodation : La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes show
Included : dinner (no drinks),bedroom and breakfast

J-3

Loop Gordes (Carcarille) to Roussillon


Loop to The Ochre Hills in Roussillon & Apt : A moderate ride through an area famous for its Ochre hills before going to Roussillon and Apt, the center of Ochre.

Distances :45 or 62 km (28 or 39 mi).

Elevation : 650 or 780 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes show
Accommodation : La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-4

Gordes (Carcarille) LOOP to Murs & Abbey Senanque


The Murs Pass and Abbaye of Senanque : A beautiful and hilly ride, which will allow you to enjoy the forest and nature on this tour on the Murs Pass.

The short option includes only Abbaye of Senanque. The long option inludes Senanque and Murs pass.

Distances : 36 or 41 km (22 or 25 mi).

Elevations : 800 or 820m.


Accommodation : Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes show
Accommodation : La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-5

Departure from Gordes and transfer to Avignon TGV


Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Transfer to Avignon (included) where you can add extra nights or catch a train to Paris. Transfer is scheduled for 09:30 am to the Avignon TGV station. Allow 1 hour travel time before a train departure. If you need this transfer for another time, please let us know.


Included : breakfast,transfer departure,client transfer

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

-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 Avignon; same return travel time to Paris.

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 10 (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 20 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : S (From 1m47), M, L, XL

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 20 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 20 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Saddle bag containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier (from S size)
  • 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.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next

road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Saddle bag containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Rear pannier (from S size)
  • Helmet
  • 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.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

CANNONDALE Gravel Topstone 2 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

-4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

-Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included in standard version

BIKES

-Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

-Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
-Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

-Orientation in person with our local guide
-Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
-Comprehensive trip literature
-Technical and emergency support available at all times

TRANSFER

-All luggage transfers

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.
-Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1387 €
4663 €
Single supplement **
296 €
2236 €
Solo traveler ***
1794 €
5070 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
67€
Road Bike - Standard
67€
Road Bike - Excellence
161€
Gravel Bike - Standard
67€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. At the foot of the village of Gordes, classified among the most beautiful jewels of Provence, this family ancient country-house invites you in the silence and in the rest. The tone is given from the entrance by singulars centenarians cypress which guide the look towards an impressive house in dry stones with the strong character, which comes down gradually towards a nature where push olive trees, vineyard and almond trees. Well-kept and cosy atmosphere, cooking full of local flavors, thoughtful service, will make you live a unique experience of the Provençal lifestyle.
http://www.carcarille.com/en

La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes

La Bastide de Gordes, overlooking Gordes, one of France’s most beautiful villages, in the magical setting of the Luberon region, makes time stand still. Beautiful 16th century property, ideal for guests looking for a change of scene and wishing to recharge their batteries in sophisticated surroundings. Uninterrupted view of the Luberon and Alpilles, where you can enjoy the gentle Provençal way of life. Hanging gardens, terraces, the Sisley Spa and lovely bedrooms, with the valley at your feet. The décor of the 34 bedrooms and 6 suites is inspired by the original 18th century château, with comfortable, well-furnished rooms, decorated with a thousand antique treasures, providing a perfect blend of traditional elements and modern sophistication. Some of these cocoon-like bedrooms, decorated in subtle tones, are further extended by a private terrace. All have direct access to the 1600 m2 Spa Sisley.
http://www.bastide-de-gordes.com/

Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. At the foot of the village of Gordes, classified among the most beautiful jewels of Provence, this family ancient country-house invites you in the silence and in the rest. The tone is given from the entrance by singulars centenarians cypress which guide the look towards an impressive house in dry stones with the strong character, which comes down gradually towards a nature where push olive trees, vineyard and almond trees. Well-kept and cosy atmosphere, cooking full of local flavors, thoughtful service, will make you live a unique experience of the Provençal lifestyle.
http://www.carcarille.com/en

La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes

La Bastide de Gordes, overlooking Gordes, one of France’s most beautiful villages, in the magical setting of the Luberon region, makes time stand still. Beautiful 16th century property, ideal for guests looking for a change of scene and wishing to recharge their batteries in sophisticated surroundings. Uninterrupted view of the Luberon and Alpilles, where you can enjoy the gentle Provençal way of life. Hanging gardens, terraces, the Sisley Spa and lovely bedrooms, with the valley at your feet. The décor of the 34 bedrooms and 6 suites is inspired by the original 18th century château, with comfortable, well-furnished rooms, decorated with a thousand antique treasures, providing a perfect blend of traditional elements and modern sophistication. Some of these cocoon-like bedrooms, decorated in subtle tones, are further extended by a private terrace. All have direct access to the 1600 m2 Spa Sisley.
http://www.bastide-de-gordes.com/

Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. At the foot of the village of Gordes, classified among the most beautiful jewels of Provence, this family ancient country-house invites you in the silence and in the rest. The tone is given from the entrance by singulars centenarians cypress which guide the look towards an impressive house in dry stones with the strong character, which comes down gradually towards a nature where push olive trees, vineyard and almond trees. Well-kept and cosy atmosphere, cooking full of local flavors, thoughtful service, will make you live a unique experience of the Provençal lifestyle.
http://www.carcarille.com/en

La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes

La Bastide de Gordes, overlooking Gordes, one of France’s most beautiful villages, in the magical setting of the Luberon region, makes time stand still. Beautiful 16th century property, ideal for guests looking for a change of scene and wishing to recharge their batteries in sophisticated surroundings. Uninterrupted view of the Luberon and Alpilles, where you can enjoy the gentle Provençal way of life. Hanging gardens, terraces, the Sisley Spa and lovely bedrooms, with the valley at your feet. The décor of the 34 bedrooms and 6 suites is inspired by the original 18th century château, with comfortable, well-furnished rooms, decorated with a thousand antique treasures, providing a perfect blend of traditional elements and modern sophistication. Some of these cocoon-like bedrooms, decorated in subtle tones, are further extended by a private terrace. All have direct access to the 1600 m2 Spa Sisley.
http://www.bastide-de-gordes.com/

Hotel Mas de Carcarille*** - Gordes

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. At the foot of the village of Gordes, classified among the most beautiful jewels of Provence, this family ancient country-house invites you in the silence and in the rest. The tone is given from the entrance by singulars centenarians cypress which guide the look towards an impressive house in dry stones with the strong character, which comes down gradually towards a nature where push olive trees, vineyard and almond trees. Well-kept and cosy atmosphere, cooking full of local flavors, thoughtful service, will make you live a unique experience of the Provençal lifestyle.
http://www.carcarille.com/en

La Bastide de Gordes***** - Gordes

La Bastide de Gordes, overlooking Gordes, one of France’s most beautiful villages, in the magical setting of the Luberon region, makes time stand still. Beautiful 16th century property, ideal for guests looking for a change of scene and wishing to recharge their batteries in sophisticated surroundings. Uninterrupted view of the Luberon and Alpilles, where you can enjoy the gentle Provençal way of life. Hanging gardens, terraces, the Sisley Spa and lovely bedrooms, with the valley at your feet. The décor of the 34 bedrooms and 6 suites is inspired by the original 18th century château, with comfortable, well-furnished rooms, decorated with a thousand antique treasures, providing a perfect blend of traditional elements and modern sophistication. Some of these cocoon-like bedrooms, decorated in subtle tones, are further extended by a private terrace. All have direct access to the 1600 m2 Spa Sisley.
http://www.bastide-de-gordes.com/