Mont Ventoux to Luberon

Start your trip at the foot of the Mont Ventoux and cycle your way to the Luberon, discover the pleasures of Provence.
This Provence itinerary will take you through beautiful villages such as Beaumes de Venise, famous for its wine. If you are looking for a challenge, riding up Mont Ventoux is an option. You will then spend some time in Gordes, renowned since the book A Year in Provence, and cycle further on to the Luberon natural park.
You will also have the choice to cycle to Roussillon or Fontaine de Vaucluse. Your bike tour ends in Saint Remy de Provence, the center of Provencal culture.

Price from : 1690 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Provence
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Active or Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Roadbiking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Provence

Arrival at Avignon train station and we will transfer you to Bedoin, at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Orientation and bicycle set up upon arrival in your cozy hotel in Bedoin.

Day 2 :  

Loop Around Bedoin: Beaumes de Venise

Option 1 : 32 Miles - 52 Km  Option 2 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 860 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1037 Meters 

The short version is only possible in Hybrid bikes only.
A beautiful tour warm-up ride through the vineyards of Ventoux and Rhône valley. You will pass through the wine villages of Beaumes-de-Venise, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and the more famous Rhône wine villages in Upper-Vaucluse before returning to Bedoin.

Day 3 :  

Loop Around Bedoin: Mont Ventoux tour

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 

Several great ride options again today. Take your pick, all of them are lovely country rides for you. Distance varies depending on your preferred route. • Tour of Mont Ventoux (64 km / 40 mi) : This itinerary starts with a warm-up tour between the vineyards of Bedoin, followed by the challenging climb and descend of Mont Ventoux. • Gorges de la Nesque & the lavender fields of Sault (73 km / 45 mi) : The second itinerary will take you through the Nesque River Canyon (Gorges de la Nesque) to the lavender plateaus and the village of Sault and back to Bedoin via la Gabelle. 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 / 55 mi).

Day 4 :  

Cycle to Gordes

Option 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km  Option 2 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 720 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 990 Meters 

A ride from Bedoin to Gordes that will bring you through the village of Venasque, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. After a last climb you will reach the spectacular perched village of Gordes.

Day 5 :  

Loop tour of Luberon

Distance 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 800 Meters 

A loop tour of Luberon natural park 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.

Day 6 :  

Loop arond Gordes, Roussillon and Isle sur la Sorgue

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 510 Meters 

Today, you have the choice between 2 itineraries : Ochre hills or Fontaine de vaucluse.

  • The Ochre Hills in Roussillon and the town of Apt (62km / 39mi) : A moderate ride through the Land of Ochre, a color present everywhere in the landscape : ochre-wash stone houses, in the steep cliffs of the scenic village of Roussillon and in the cliffs and canyons of the Provençal Colorado in Rustrel. Then, go to Apt and Roussillon, the center of Ochre.
  • Isle sur la Sorgue (40km / 25mi) : Charming town located on the river Sorgue. Includes visit of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, village with a refreshing temperature due to the spring where the river Sorgue begins. This ride is best when done on a Sunday, because of the outside market and antique fair in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Day 7 :  

Ride to St Remy de Provence

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 210 Meters 

A ride from Gordes to Saint-Remy-de-Provence. You leave Vaucluse to join the Bouches-du-Rhone department with an itinerary that will take you via Coustellet with its lavendar museum to melon-town Cavaillon where you can enjoy the fruits in season before crossing the Durance river. A gentle climb up the Alpilles hills will take you to Saint-Remy-de-Provence, the epicenter of Provencal culture, native town of Nostradamus and residence of Vincent Van Gogh.

Day 8 :  

Departure Day

Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Avignon rail station included at 9:30am.

Average / Day : Distance : 60.70 Km / 37.70 Miles - Elevation gain : 969.60 Meters

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Day : Pre-tour Night, Post-tour Night

Situated in a historical building dating back to the XVIth century, Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon offers an extremely quiet and serene environment.Initially a religious school for Jesuits, the Cloister saw its function changed over the centuries to a military hospital, and a home for the elderly.After a thorough renovation in 1990, the building is now a prominent cultural center and a four star hotel. Rooms and facilities are found both in the ancient cloister, and in the splendid modern extension designed by the famous French achitect from Nouvel.


Day : 1, 2, 3

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 : 4, 5, 6

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. 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.


Day : 7

An oasis of calm and cool, located a few minutes walk from the center of Saint-Remy, once home to Van Gogh and Nostradamus. In our old, clad dry stone mas, built in the middle of the 19th century, come encounter the real sweet life, an atmosphere of serenity, calm and conviviality which assures prefect stay in a place over a hundred years old.Our rooms all personalized, with their Provencal "boutis" (bedcovers), bear a name that symbolizes Provence or the history of the Mas. Most have been recently renovated to provide you with the utmost in comfort: air-conditioning, bath and shower, private toilets, mini bar, hairdryer, bath robes and refined welcoming products await you. It's up to you to choose from the names of our 14 rooms with their typically Provencal accent : la Crau, la Manade, Lis Aupiho, Lis Oulivades, la Jasse... with a private garden and magnificent view of the Alpilles and surrounding countryside.


Day : 1, 2, 3

Hotel Crillon le Brave is a relaxed and informal refuge where you can enjoy all of the simple pleasures of Provence. Located about 25 miles northeast of Avignon, this 34-bedroom hotel is perched on top of a tiny hill village surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The views from rooms, terraces and gardens are stunning.


Day : 4, 5, 6

Daniel Jouvance has chosen to create a Spa in the heart of the Bastide de Gordes, a magnificent hotel full of charm, dating back to the 16th century with an unimpeded view overlooking the Luberon and the Alpilles and perched in the heart of Gordes one of the most beautiful villages of France. Over more than 800m?_ on 3 levels, offering a large area entirely dedicated to the calm and well-being of the body and mind. The Bastide de Gordes & Spa is a place that breathes excellence.


Day : 7

You are a few steps from the historic centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in the calm sanctuary of a peaceful neighbourhood where the hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ has found its roots. A small, entirely renovated, the charming hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ offers 14 comfortable ground-floor rooms, eleven of which have private terraces opening onto a garden shaded by magnificent centenarian fig trees.


Day : 7

A 4-star viewed through a different lens. In the center of Saint Remy de Provence, one of the most charming hotels in Provence, the Hotel Les Ateliers de l'Image was established around the theme of photography to which it has dedicated a gallery, private collection, projection hall, and fully equipped photo-labs....


Day : 1, 2, 3

La Garance is located near the center of Bedoin and is surrounded by beautiful olive and cherry trees. The atmosphere is true Provencal countryside and provides the utmost in rest and relaxation. The scenery's lush views can also be enjoyed poolside where tranquility awaits.


Day : 4, 5, 6

Situated at the heart of Luberon, the hotel with restaurant Carcarille conjugates simplicity, authenticity and modernity. 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.


Day : 7

Adorable, secluded ans charming hotel, surrounded by a picturesque garden beautifully located at the base of the Alpilles. Just a short walking distance from a historic centre which will overwhelm you with its serenity and absolute tranquility. Staff of Canto Cigalo would like to warmly welcome you for a stay of your dreams within the tranquillity of Provence.

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.

CANNONDALE ELECTRIC MAVARO ACTIVE 1 - ( or equivalent)
Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
INCLUDED

With its integrated rack, seamless assist and comfortable upright position, the Mavaro is all about freedom: the freedom to enjoy weekend treks or trips to the store, the freedom to escape the car for the daily commute or the freedom to feel the wind in your face - effortlessly.

-Frame: Cannondale Mavaro SI City W/Integrated Rack

-Fork: Headshock Fatty OPI DL50 XL

-Headset: Cannondale Headshok

-crank arms: FSA METROPOLIS CK-632/IS 172.5

-Cassette: Shimano HG50-10, 36-11

-Brakes: Magura MT4 180/160 mm

-H’Stem: Cannondale Adjustable

-Headshok

-Saddle: SELLE ROYAL ARIEL

-Seat post: Cannondale C3

-Rims: Cannondale C2

-Tires: Schwalbe Little Big Ben 40-622

-Weight: 20.10 kg / 48.72 lbs

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."

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...

Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 dinners included
  • Road bike or EA-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). Departure from Avignon; same return travel time to Paris.

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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 1690 € 370 € 2500 €
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Standard 1790 € 420 € 2620 €
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Upgraded 3290 € 1300 € 4950 €
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*Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included
Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard Included
    Performance 90 €
    Premium 150 €
Electric Assisted Bike Included
Tandem Bike Rental 45 €



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