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5-day bike trip in the heart of Provence

A cycling holiday in the heart of the colorful lands of Provence, between lavender fields and vineyards. Explore picturesque villages full of history and experience a warm culture.

Reviews (13) :
4.85 / 5
Reference P0402
  • Itinerant trip
  • 5 days
  • Moderate
  • From April to November
  • Minimum age From 14 years old
GPSGPS-app available
559€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Hop on your bike and explore the colorful and fragrant roads of Provence, between lavender fields, olive trees and hilltop villages. You start your bike tour in Avignon, the city of Popes with its rich artistic and architectural heritage. Then, after riding through the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, reach Orange and its ancient theater. With the rocky "Dentelles de Montmirail" in the background, ride through the countryside to Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Cross on your way many small typical Provencal villages and reach Mazan, at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Finally, your last stage takes you to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a former fishing village, renowned today for its numerous antique shops. Breathe the beautiful scents of Provence during a delightful breakaway !

    Day 1


    Avignon - Orange

    If you like, explore Avignon some more this morning. This UNESCO Heritage site has plenty to see. Afterwards, you’’ll leave the city along the Rhone River and pass through picture-perfect villagesin the countryside. After crossing the river, you’ll reach the world-famous wine village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Be sure to sample some of these great wines! Your daily tour ends with a leisurely ride through the vineyards to Orange and its ancient Roman theater.

    Day 2


    Orange - Séguret

    You’ll leave the historic city center to reach the surrounding plains of Orange. This route takes you past the intriguing rock formation known as "Laces of Montmirail". the rocks have been finely chiseled by erosion, giving them a "lacey" appearance. you’ll pass several wineries where hosts will share their knowledge of winemaking with you. Continue until reaching the town of Seguret

    Day 3


    Séguret - Mazan

    This morning’s tour leads you through the ’Grands Crus’ of the Rhone Valley as you discover villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes-de-Venise. Follow the path on quiet, back country roads between scented lavender fields and olives trees. Stop in the towns of Carromb, Modène and Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols and explore the uniqueness of each place. your final destination is Mazan, with its historic town center.

    Day 4


    Mazan - L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

    You’ll head South this morning to reach the former capital of the Combat Venaissin, Pernes-les-Fontaines. The town has preserved many medievals remains, including forty fountains! The next part of the route follows alongside the Carpentras Canal, where you’ll reach the enchanting town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This former fishing village was built on stilts in the 12th Century. Today, the town is known for its many antique shops. If you are looking for a bargain, check out one of the 350 secondhand goods dealers!

    Day 5


    Departure from L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    You leave after a last walk in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You'll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    One night is spent in a typical provincial wine estate where the owner will be glad to show you around and have you sample the wines.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-4Star hotels of Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included! One night is spent in a typical provincial wine estate with a swimming-pool. The owner will be glad to show you around and have you sample the wines.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category C

    You’ll enjoy a higher level of service in these 3-4 Star properties. Some nights you’ll stay in a luxurious Bed and Breakfast and other nights in a hotel in an exceptional setting. Properties are selected for their high standards and impeccable service. This category is for guests looking for a higher-end vacation with a swimming pool every night. Of course, breakfast is included daily.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental).
    • We advise to take an extra set of clothes with you if you expect to arrive before 5p.m. at your accommodation.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight for Avignon, Marseille Provence or Nîmes
    • By train: direct TGV trains from Paris (Gare de Lyon station), Lyon or Marseille to Avignon. The duration of the trip is about 2h40 from Paris, 1h10 from Lyon and 35mn from Marseille. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    If you come by car, you can park in a secure car park in the city center (decreasing rate of 10 € / 24h). You also have free (unsecured) parking possibilities. You will find details of all the options in your travel documents.

    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 3€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    If you chose the luggage transport, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 5pm at the pick up location.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

    If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 10am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located not far from the train station in the city center and will be given in your travel documents.

  • Reviews
  • 13 bike travelers reviews 4.85 / 5


    On the 2024-06-19 by Karina
    Everything is taken care of so you can just enjoy the ride. The ebikes were excellent, hotels comfortable and the navigation app worked great.

    A wonderful adventure in Provence!

    On the 2024-05-14 by Vance Cochrane
    We really enjoyed our self guided trip through Provence with 4 days of cycling and 3 other couples. The hotels were perfect for us with respect to accommodations, breakfast, and friendly staff that were always willing to help us with our luggage, bikes, and storage. Three of our hotels had great restaurants in place for our convenience especially since it was early in the shoulder season with many restaurants not open yet open. Mid April saw no touristy crowds with tourists but our week riding there corresponded with Le Mistral Winds. We cycled through gusts of 46 mph making this an unforgettable experience. The bikes were comfortable but the GPS app took some getting used to. We would have liked the app to navigate to/from our hotel instead of the tourist centers. However, the directions were clear and the volume was good if put your phone in a pocket to avoid overheating in the plastic map covers. The handle bar bag and panniers had adequate space. We even rode with a bottle of wine in there that we bought from the wine museum. We would recommend you bring your own water bottle or Le Vélo could provide one which would be good for marketing. One of our riders had repeated flats so we called Le Vélo and they sent out a reliable mechanic that fixed the problem with the rim. Throw in some duct tape as this helped a seat post from slipping and a mud guard from rubbing but all 8 bikes made the trip well especially on the off road parts. Our overall experience was awesome cycling at our own pace along the Rhône river, amongst olive groves and vineyards, stopping off at recommended cafes for lunch, enjoying the wine tasting, and picture taking of the beautiful poppy fields, les Dentelles and Mont Ventoux. We would love to do another trip with Le Vélo soon.

    Smooth and easy cycle trip

    On the 2023-10-25 by Michael
    We bikes for 4 days around Provence. The route was easy to follow and directed us along interesting quiet roads, and 35km per day or so was easy to do. The bikes and equipment (panniers, phone mount, front pouch) were of a high quality and perfect for dry or wet weather. The accommodation all had very friendly hosts and were located in convenient locations close to town. We loved our cycle trip!

    Nice trip!

    On the 2022-10-02 by Jan Helge
    In genearl good service and organizing. Nice routes with little traffic. Charming hotels with friendly staff. Good bikes and a very useful app.

    Lovely bike trip in Provence

    On the 2022-07-16 by Eirin
    We booked a trip in July, and the biking was lovely. Quite flat, and a beautiful landscape. The bikes were of good quality, and the app with directions was easy to use. Nice hotels in category A, and very good service from Velo Voyageur.


    On the 2022-07-07 by mike
    Great trip, well organised with good app, bikes and support when required. Would highly recommend

    Super séjour!

    On the 2021-06-18 by Sylvie & Jérôme
    Comme les précédents !! Séjour très agréable, L’idée étais de voyager en visitant de magnifique village , des domaines viticoles et d’appréciais les paysages de la Provence !! Séjour réussi !! De plus la météo était au RDV , Merci

    un très bon moment !!!

    On the 2020-08-28 by patrick
    Nous avons vraiment apprécié ce parcours en Provence avec le vélo voyageur, l'itinéraire est bien détaillé et évite au maximum les routes avec du trafic, on se sent en sécurité. Les villages visités et l'itinéraire correspondent parfaitement à la thématique annoncée. bref, on s'est régalé.. à refaire !!

    Dans les oliviers et les vignes en provence

    On the 2019-09-10 by Jean-Michel
    Quatre jours trés agréable en provence d'Avignon à L'Isle sur Sorgue. Les vélos, l'assistance téléphonique, la doc, ... tout était vraiment bien ...

    We had a wonderful relaxed cycling trip in Provence

    On the 2018-10-14 by Jenni & Jonathan
    We were very happy with the trip, we are a couple in our fifties who have never completed a cycling adventure like this previously. Le Velo Voyageur provided highly detailed trip information which included a log of instructions and maps - this was all clear and understandable. Our trip was rated moderate which meant some gentle grades and occasional gravel paths on predominantly quiet smaller bitumen roads that took us through smaller towns. The route choice was perfect as we were after a slow relaxed holiday ride that allowed us to safely travel this region at our own pace. I suspect that the trip enabled us to explore parts of the region we may not have otherwise considered. We opted for the basic level of accommodation which in our opinion was excellent - and provided clean hotels, good breakfasts, comfortable beds and accommodating hosts. The baggage transfer system worked well. The bikes were excellent. Thank you le Velo Voyageur.

    Beau parcours

    On the 2018-10-11 by Paule
    Belle région, beau parcours, hébergements parfaits... Requiert quand même d'être débrouillard pour s'y retrouver avec les indications fournies. Solution simple: les coordonnées GPS devraient être fournies.

    Circuit vélo en provence

    On the 2018-09-23 by priscillia
    Nous avons effectuer pour la premiere fois des vacances en velo. Et, nous avons adoré. Le parcour nous fait passer dans les vignes et les champs d Olivier. C était très beau. De plus, le circuit est adapté à tous. L organisation et la description du circuit est très bien faite. Je remercie le velo voyageur pour ces superbes vacances et nous repartirons volontier l année prochaine avec cette agence sur un autre circuit. Enfin, je recommande ce circuit très agréable à faire.


    On the 2017-07-10 by Garth
    Honestly, our 4 day cycle trip was one of the loveliest holidays I've ever had. You organised it perfectly and every aspect of the trip - from the routes you had suggested through vineyards and the prettiest towns to the places we stayed - all wonderful. You can be sure we will be booking another trip with you, it's just a question of when.
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