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*Luxury trip* Discover Provence by bike

From Avignon to Isle sur la Sorgue, set off on the adventure of Provence with activities offered throughout the trip and luxurious accommodation

Reference SE-P0601
  • Itinerant trip
  • 6 days
  • Moderate
  • from April to November
  • Minimum age 12 years
3399€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Embark yourself on a majestic journey in Provence, offering a captivating blend of historical heritage, art, culture and the natural beauty of the region. The journey begins from Avignon, a city filled with history around every corner . The peaceful country roads as well as the cycle routes will guide you to the most beautiful villages in France such as Gordes or Crillon le Brave! This stay will allow you to also discover Provence with its sunny gastronomy which captures the very essence of the region. The luxurious hotels will offer you meals where your taste buds will be awakened by an abundance of local products, full of passion, sweetness and terroir. Finally, after climbing the "Col des Trois Termes", you will descend towards Isle sur la Sorgue, a charming town famous for its canals, its picturesque markets and especially for its antique and second-hand dealers.

    Day 1



    Your bike trip begins in the heart of Provence. Discover Avignon, a city with exceptional architectural and artistic heritage. The walled city has a town center enclosed with ramparts. You might want to take a river cruise on the Rhone River or meaner the winding streets and cross the historic Saint Benezel Bridge. The city is filled with historical churches as well as modern day cafes.

    Day 2


    Avignon - Uchaux

    Let yourself be seduced by the charm of Avignon, visit the Palais des Papes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and stroll through the old town. Then, leave the city of the Popes to ride through the countryside to the Rhône and its confluences. Pedal through the vineyards before reaching the famous village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A stop to taste its grands crus is a must. Finally, continue peacefully through the vineyards to Uchaux, passing Orange and its ancient theater.

    Day 3


    Uchaux - Crillon le Brave

    From the village of Uchaux, drive along the small Provence wine roads and enjoy the scenery. Then, in the second half of the stage, take the Venaissia route, which links the Luberon to Mont Ventoux. As you leave the cycle path, you can see Mont Ventoux in the distance, and the village of Crillon le Brave. Beautiful climbs await you on shady paths lined with olive trees.

    Day 4


    Crillon le Brave - Gordes

    You are set on probably the most beautiful stage of this journey but also the most intense! After leaving the charming village of Crillon le Brave, you will cross magnificent vineyards and charming little villages. Your path continues through Mazan and then gradually begins the beautiful climb until you arrive at the Col des Trois Termes! You will be able to observe the magnificent landscape and have a beautiful panorama of this beautiful region. Then continue by taking a beautiful descent to Sénanque Abbey, a magnificent Cistercian building still in activity! One last little effort for a final climb before arriving in Gordes, a village that is one of the most beautiful villages in France!

    Day 5


    Gordes - L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    After enjoying your night in Gordes, you are on the last stage of your trip! You ride on peaceful roads with very beautiful landscapes around you. The route takes you through Roussillon, a typical Provence village with its ocher soil. Your journey continues on a superb cycle path in the heart of nature where calm is omnipresent. Before arriving at your destination, you cycle to the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, an unmissable and emblematic village in the Luberon! It is here that the famous Sorgue spring gushes out. Finally, after visiting the village, drive peacefully on the country roads, always continuing to follow the hectares of vineyards to arrive at Isle sur la Sorgue, a magnificent Provençal town, very dynamic and rich in cultural heritage.

    Day 6


    Departure from L’Isle sur la Sorgue

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

    You are accommodated in exceptional ****/***** type locations. Typically Provençal inns, enjoy luxurious accommodation with services offered on the themes of well-being and gastronomy.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • The bikes provided for this tour are from the brand Scott. They are designed for touring on all types of paths.

    Touring bike
    Scott Sub Sport (or equivalent)

    • Crossbar men frame/ trapeze women frame
    • Selle Royal Essenza
    • 27 speed derailleur
    • Flat pedals (other types on demand)
    • Suspension fork
    • Disc brakes
    • Schwalbe tires
    • Mudguard and carrier

    Scott Sub Tour eRide (or equivalent)

    • Low frame, wave shape
    • Selle Royal Essenza
    • Central Bosch motorisation
    • Battery integrated in the diagonal tube of the frame, removable for charging
    • 9 speed derailleur
    • Flat pedals (other types on demand)
    • Suspension fork
    • Disc brakes
    • Schwalbe tires
    • Mudguard and carrier

    Gravel bike
    SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30

    • Crossbar men frame
    • Selle Syncros Tofino Regular
    • 20 speed derailleur
    • Flat pedals (other types on demand)
    • No suspension fork
    • Disc brakes
    • Schwalbe tires
    • Mudguard and carrier

    Provided equipment
    • Handlebar bag
    • Rear bag
    • Odometer
    • Lights
    • Helmet
    • Universal silicone smartphone holder
    • Lock
    • Repair kit (spare inner tube, tire lever, patch kit, pump, multitool)

    We can provide on demand child equipment.

    Your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation.

    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:

    Access possible by car or train. Travel time by train is estimated at 2h from Paris. We will then pick you up at Avignon train station to take you to your accommodation.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. A personalized welcome will be provided in the morning at 10am, depending on your convenience.

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