US/CA: 1-800-929-0152

|

AUS: 1-80068236710

REQUEST A CALL

Highlights

Explore Provence in a unique and prestigious way on this bike tour. Start your adventure at Mazan, with some days around Mont-Ventoux, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas and an unparalleled sense of accomplishment. Your journey will continue in the direction of Gordes, a spectacular hilltop village with narrow streets, stone houses and breathtaking views of the Luberon valley. You will discover the picturesque roads of Provence, crossing medieval villages, lavender fields and renowned vineyards. Each day of this exquisite journey is rewarded by sumptuous accommodations, authentic gastronomic tastings and moments of relaxation in luxury havens. Experience elegance by bike, explore Provence's hidden treasures and create unforgettable memories in the heart of this charming region.

To see

Mont-Ventoux, Roussillon, Gordes, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Georges de la Nesque, Natural Park of Luberon, Lacoste

Gastronomy

Bouillabaisse, Pistou soup, the aïoli, the fougasse, 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

Côtes de Provence, Côtes du Luberon, Bandol, Pastis

Feedbacks


PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival at Mazan, reception and installation at the hotel


At this meeting point, we'll welcome the group before a 1-hour and 30 minutes transfer to our hotel in Mazan.

After a brief orientation meeting and bike fitting, you can take your time to explore the town.

Tonight we'll meet for dinner in the hotel restaurant and toast the start of our adventure.


Accommodation : Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),english speaking guide,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks),local guide on a bike,guide in van support,van support with driver,Jersey,snacks & drinks,Energy bars and power bar powder

J-2

Loop Mazan to Mont-Ventoux (by Malaucène)


The first trip will be a big challenge : Mont-Ventoux. By the side of Malaucène, Mont-Ventoux is a vertical climb of 1909m (6263.12 feet), 21.20 km (13.17 miles) long, with an average gradient of 15%.

You’ll finish this stage in the Gorges de la Nesque. The sharp bends offer spectacular views of the rugged landscape, lavender fields and holm oak forests that carpet the surrounding hills.

Distance 1 : 110km (68mi)

Elevation 1 : 2 200m (7 217ft)

Distance 2 : 70km (43mi)

Elevation 2 : 2 000m (6 561ft)

Distance 3 : 45km (28mi)

Elevation 3 : 1 600m (5 249ft)


Accommodation : Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),lunch (no drink),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-3

Loop Mazan to Mont-Ventoux (by Bedoin)


This itinerary starts with a warm-up tour between the vineyards of Bedoin, followed by the challenging climb and descent of Mont Ventoux. By the way, the climb is steep in the forest of Natural Park of Mont-Ventoux.

You ride on the long descent to Sault, before coming back in Mazan.

Distance 1 : 95km (59mi)

Elevation 1 : 2 200m (7 217ft)

Distance 2 : 60km (37mi)

Elevation 2 : 1 800m (5 905ft)

Distance 3 : 35km (22mi)

Elevation 3 : 1 750m (5 741ft)


Accommodation : Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),lunch (no drink),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-4

From Mazan to Gordes via Isle-sur-la-Sorgue


This stage explore the charming villages of Provence, like Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse, which is also famous for a romanesque church and of course its «fontaine» or spring.

You will take you to Gordes, awarded the Most Beautiful Villages of France. After hours of effort, you can relax in the comfortable hotel.

Distance 1 : 90km (56mi)

Elevation 1 : 1 100m (3 608ft)

Distance 2 : 70km (43mi)

Elevation 2 : 900m (2 952ft)

Distance 3 : 47km (29mi)

Elevation 3 : 800m (2 624ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Les Bories & Spa ***** - Gordes show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),lunch (no drink),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-5

Loop Gordes to Luberon


This day is 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 among others.

In the final, you go to Roussillon, and you can discover the famous ochre colored soil that is mined and used in pigment to color homes locally and far away.

Distance 1 : 115km (71mi)

Elevation 1 : 1 600m (5 249ft)

Distance 2 : 75km (47mi)

Elevation 2 : 1 150m (3 772ft)

Distance 3 : 50km (31mi)

Elevation 3 : 800m (2 624ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Les Bories & Spa ***** - Gordes show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),lunch (no drink),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-6

End of the trip, Departure from Gordes


It's departure day, take a moment to spend the last few moments with the group and return home with your head full of memories.

Your guides will transfer you to Marseille in the morning.


Included : breakfast,Itinerary (no cue sheets)

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Early afternoon on the first day, at the Marseille airport or train station

In the morning on the last day, at the Marseille airport or train station

BIKES


included

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

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

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • 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

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 :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • 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."


included

Electric Assisted Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO NYTRO E5 - 105/Di2 (Premium) (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 :

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Frame: TorayCa T700 UD
  • Group: Shimano 105 Di2 12V
  • Crankset: Most custom 50-34
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 Di2 12v 11-34
  • Brake Disc: Shimano 105, 160mm rotor
  • Wheels: Fullcrum Racing 800
  • Tyres: Pirelli P7 Sport
  • Weight: 12.90kg
  • Engine: TQ-HPR50 Drive Unit / 360 Wh

EQUIPMENT

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Rear saddlebag (S )
  • 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

5 nights of accommodation in superior luxury hotels with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- All breakfasts
- 10 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
- 11 dinners
- Snacks and drinks when biking
- 1 energy pack

BIKES

- Road bike - premium : TREK Emonda SLR 7

GEAR

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

SUPPORT

- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary
- Van assistance with private driver

TRANSFER

- All transfers during the trip are included

Not included


  • Bike rental
  • Transportation before and after the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Dinner drinks
  • Personal expenses

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
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
3500 €
Single supplement **
500 €
Solo traveler ***
4000 €

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

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Excellence
-30€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan

Nestled at the foot of the legendary Mont Ventoux, the Château de Mazan is situated in the charming village of Mazan in the heart of Provence. This elegant 18th century building is where we will welcome you in a somptuous setting combining charm, gastronomy and comfort.Built around 1720, the Château was the birthplace of both the father and the uncle (the well known Abbé de Sade) of the legendary Marquis de Sade. Although he spent most of his life in Paris, the latter stayed frequently at the Château de Mazan, where he organized various memorable events, including France’s first ever theatrical festival, in 1772. There is a choice of several spacious suites and rooms decorated in range of colours and styles, in tones of warm stone, peach or apricot, with comfortable duvets with plain or flowered cotton covers. Elegance, comfort and refinement are the keynote.
http://www.chateaudemazan.com/uk/

Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan

Nestled at the foot of the legendary Mont Ventoux, the Château de Mazan is situated in the charming village of Mazan in the heart of Provence. This elegant 18th century building is where we will welcome you in a somptuous setting combining charm, gastronomy and comfort.Built around 1720, the Château was the birthplace of both the father and the uncle (the well known Abbé de Sade) of the legendary Marquis de Sade. Although he spent most of his life in Paris, the latter stayed frequently at the Château de Mazan, where he organized various memorable events, including France’s first ever theatrical festival, in 1772. There is a choice of several spacious suites and rooms decorated in range of colours and styles, in tones of warm stone, peach or apricot, with comfortable duvets with plain or flowered cotton covers. Elegance, comfort and refinement are the keynote.
http://www.chateaudemazan.com/uk/

Chateau de Mazan**** - Mazan

Nestled at the foot of the legendary Mont Ventoux, the Château de Mazan is situated in the charming village of Mazan in the heart of Provence. This elegant 18th century building is where we will welcome you in a somptuous setting combining charm, gastronomy and comfort.Built around 1720, the Château was the birthplace of both the father and the uncle (the well known Abbé de Sade) of the legendary Marquis de Sade. Although he spent most of his life in Paris, the latter stayed frequently at the Château de Mazan, where he organized various memorable events, including France’s first ever theatrical festival, in 1772. There is a choice of several spacious suites and rooms decorated in range of colours and styles, in tones of warm stone, peach or apricot, with comfortable duvets with plain or flowered cotton covers. Elegance, comfort and refinement are the keynote.
http://www.chateaudemazan.com/uk/

Hotel Les Bories & Spa ***** - Gordes

Located just 350 metres from the centre of Gordes, Hotel Les Bories & Spa is set in an 8-hectare estate of olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender. The property offers a 20 metres x 20 metres heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and panoramic views of the Luberon. Free WiFi is available in public areas. All the air-conditioned guest rooms and suites feature a terrace and are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms have separate toilets. The Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant and bistrot offer meals made by chef Gregory Mirer using seasonal local produce. Meals can be served on the shaded terrace, by the poolside, or in the hotel's dining room. Guests have access to the The Maison d'Ennea spa, which features an indoor heated pool, a training pool with a counter-current, a hot tub, a sauna, a hamman and a fitness room. The spa is open 7 days a week and light therapy and chromotherapy treatments are also offered.
http://www.hotellesbories.com/uk/hotel-luxe-spa-gordes-provence-site-officiel.php

Hotel Les Bories & Spa ***** - Gordes

Located just 350 metres from the centre of Gordes, Hotel Les Bories & Spa is set in an 8-hectare estate of olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender. The property offers a 20 metres x 20 metres heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and panoramic views of the Luberon. Free WiFi is available in public areas. All the air-conditioned guest rooms and suites feature a terrace and are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms have separate toilets. The Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant and bistrot offer meals made by chef Gregory Mirer using seasonal local produce. Meals can be served on the shaded terrace, by the poolside, or in the hotel's dining room. Guests have access to the The Maison d'Ennea spa, which features an indoor heated pool, a training pool with a counter-current, a hot tub, a sauna, a hamman and a fitness room. The spa is open 7 days a week and light therapy and chromotherapy treatments are also offered.
http://www.hotellesbories.com/uk/hotel-luxe-spa-gordes-provence-site-officiel.php