Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,599 - $6,899 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Oct 2025: Apr-Oct

From $5,599 - $6,899 /person

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Aix-en-Provence to St-Tropez & Cannes

The South of France is a feast for the senses. The earthy allure of Provence and the glamorous seduction of the French Riviera. Exquisite wines. Spectacular rides. Shimmering beaches. Glowing sunsets. You needn’t be fluent in French, but learn one word: ralentissez. Slow down. Take your time. Southern France is for savoring.

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Highlights

  • Experience the relaxed Provençal lifestyle as you journey from idyllic Aix-en-Provence to the sparkling Mediterranean
  • Ride past stunning Ste-Victoire through the bucolic vineyards, rustic valleys and perched villages that inspired Cézanne
  • Sail from elegant St-Tropez to glamorous Cannes along the golden coast of the alluring and chic French Riviera
  • Unwind at unique luxury hotels and do as the locals do—enjoy a glass of chilled rosé or try your hand at a game of pétanque
France Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour map

France

Start Aix-en-Provence

End Cannes or Nice

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Bike along the remote limestone ridge of Mont Ste-Victoire • Ride past Pablo Picasso’s château in pretty Vauvenargues • Wander the historic town of Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Paul Cézanne, with its leafy cobblestone streets and 18th-century mansions • Take in panoramic views while dining at our sublime wellness retreat.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Les Lodges Sainte Victoire
Le Tholonet
Premiere Hotel

Nestled within a lovely park and watched over by Ste-Victoire Mountain, this hotel offers impressive views of the Aix countryside and a Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

A morning bike ride through rustic valleys leads deep into picturesque Provence Verte (Green Provence) • Cycle past olive trees and colorful French towns • Admire the ancient ramparts and ornate fountains of Cotignac, a sweet little village tucked away at the foot of a cliff • Stroll the village of Entrecasteaux and its castle, overlooking gardens designed by Le Nôtre, landscape architect of Versailles • Sip crisp rosé in the vineyards of the Côtes de Provence wine region • Savor unique flavors at a Michelin-starred dinner composed of garden-fresh ingredients • Discover the hidden gems of Provence on a ride through Haut Var • Explore enchanting perched villages and centuries-old troglodyte cave dwellings • In Tourtour, one of France’s designated Most Beautiful Villages, delight in vistas from Provence all the way to the French Riviera • Unwind at our incomparable castle-hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Château de Berne
Lorgues
Premiere Hotel

A Backroads favorite—experience unpretentious luxury in this charming château, located at the end of a winding lane in the heart of Provence. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Ride through pine forests en route to the Côte d'Azur • Views of the Mediterranean await as we near the seaside town of Ste-Maxime • Take in the scene over lunch in legendary St-Tropez • Journey by private boat to Cannes • Learn more about this sensational town, famous for its star-studded film festival, during a guided walking tour • Enjoy a farewell dinner at our stylish hotel, a favorite of celebrities. 

Accommodations

Night 5

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes
Premiere Hotel

Splendid in both décor and location, this seaside hotel has been a longstanding favorite for Cannes Film Festival celebrities and guests. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Les Lodges Sainte Victoire
Le Tholonet

Premiere Hotel

Nestled within a lovely park and watched over by Ste-Victoire Mountain, this hotel offers impressive views of the Aix countryside and a Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-4

Château de Berne
Lorgues

Premiere Hotel

A Backroads favorite—experience unpretentious luxury in this charming château, located at the end of a winding lane in the heart of Provence. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
 

Night 5

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes

Premiere Hotel

Splendid in both décor and location, this seaside hotel has been a longstanding favorite for Cannes Film Festival celebrities and guests. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)
 

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.
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