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Highlights

This challenging Provence itinerary will lead you to the French Riviera 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.

To see

- Mont Ventoux
- Gorges de la Nesque & the lavender fields of Sault
- Gordes Lubéron
- St Tropez
- La Croisette In Cannes
- La Promenade des Anglais in Nice

Gastronomy

the white nougat, the olive, the socca, the niçoise salad, the Nice stew, Bouillabaisse, Pistou soup, the aïoli, 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, Cotes du Rhône, Bandol, Pastis, Pierrevert, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Méditerranée, Bellet

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival at Avignon TGV Train Station & tranfer to Bedoin


Arrival at Avignon TGV train station where you will meet our guide who will transfer you to Bedoin, at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Installation in your charming hotel, where you will have an orientation meeting upon arrival.


Accommodation : Hotel des Pins*** - Bedoin show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,transfer arrival,luggage transfer,client transfer,Orientation with a local guide,dinner (no drinks),bedroom and breakfast

J-2

Bédoin LOOP to Ventoux via Gorges la Nesque


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 (71 km / 44 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 (76 km / 47 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. Then, 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).

Elevation : 980 m (Tour of Mont Ventoux) ,1500 m or 1980 m for Gorges de la Nesque and climb the Ventoux.


Accommodation : Hotel des Pins*** - Bedoin show
Included : dinner (no drinks),bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Bedoin to Greoux Les Bains


This stage is long and hilly; and the landscape changes over the stage. You start cycling in the vineyards before reaching Gordes one of the most beautiful villages of France by a magnificent road. 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 Greoux les bains, you will start to see the first peaks of the Alps in the distance. Greoux les bains is a small town where you can relax in the quiet.

Distance : 131 Km (81 mi).

Elevation : 2000m.


Accommodation : Villa Borghese**** - Greoux les Bains show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-4

From Greoux to St Tropez


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 at St Tropez, you are on a beautiful Mediteranean 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.

Distance : 122 Km (75 mi).

Elevation : 1330 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Le Mouillage**** - Saint Tropez show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From St Tropez to Nice


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.

Distance : 116 Km (72 mi).

Elevation : 930 m.


Accommodation : Nice Riviera**** - Nice show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-6

Departure from Nice


You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Nice by train or plane for Paris or other destination. (Depart on your own). Additional nights can be arranged.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival city is Avignon, which accessible via train from Paris Gare de Lyon or Paris CDG airport (3 hours). Taxi from rail station to hotel is approx. 15€.

Transfer to hotel upon arrival is included.

Departure from Nice : flights to Paris or other international city / Return Train to Paris 4-5 hours.

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.

BIKES


included

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : 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
  • 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.

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."


optional

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."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

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

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included

BIKES

- Road 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
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

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
Double occupancy *
2645 €
Single supplement **
380 €
Solo traveler ***
3775 €

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

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Excellence
120€
Road Bike - Premium
175€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

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