Provence Wine Country to Luberon 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 $5,499 - $6,149 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

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 Wine Country to Luberon 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 2-5

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: Jun-Oct 2025: Apr-Oct

From $5,499 - $6,149 /person

Perched Villages, Mt. Ventoux & Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Cherry orchards that come to life in the breeze. The flavor of the wines and the scent of lavender. The breathtaking clifftop villages of Gordes, Lacoste and Bonnieux. And the brilliant red colors of Roussillon. Indulging in local specialties at outdoor markets. A classic journey through Provence will make this your new list of favorite things.

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Highlights

  • Cycle through perched villages, expansive vineyards, and past the breathtaking ravine of Gorges de la Nesque—for those looking for a challenge, test your mettle climbing Mont Ventoux
  • Partake in private wine tastings of acclaimed local vintages—the full-bodied reds, whites and rosés of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Experience Provençal life in Gordes and Roussillon, whose stalls teem with local wares and produce on market day
  • Relax at stylish and acclaimed hotels with architecture that will transport you to another time 
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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Bike through Côtes du Rhône wine country, tucked away between an alpine landscape and vast river-fed plains • Set off from the famous wine mecca of Châteauneuf-du-Pape past picturesque hamlets and vineyards • Peaceful back roads lead to our splendid 16th-century castle-hotel • Linger on the terrace with an apéritif and outstanding views.

Accommodations

Night 1

Château de Massillan
Uchaux
Premiere Hotel

Originally built for a mistress of Henry II, this 16th-century castle, nestled in the Côtes du Rhône vineyards, is now a tasteful hotel with lovely grounds and gardens. (pool, spa)

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

Days 2-3

Description

Wander through the medieval city of Vaison la Romaine • On the way to the viticulture towns of Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise, bike along a wine route beneath the Dentelles de Montmirail, dramatic limestone mountains • Ride through the scenic foothills of Mont Ventoux, known as the Giant of Provence • Climb through the stunning Gorges de la Nesque canyon or tackle a pro route on majestic Ventoux • Discover the friendly squares and cafés of Sault, the lavender capital of France • Relax, play pétanque and revel in fresh Provençal fare at our exquisite hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Hôtel Crillon le Brave
Crillon le Brave
Premiere Hotel

Flawlessly combining history, charm and luxury, this boutique hotel boasts modern comforts while retaining original architectural features and authentic Provençal charm. (pool, spa)

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

Days 4-6

Description

Bike past atmospheric hamlets to Venasque, listed among the Most Beautiful Villages of France • The region's signature lavender perfume welcomes you at every turn • Ascend a spectacular limestone canyon to the village perché of Murs • Cycle to ocher-hued Roussillon, adored by artists for centuries • Stroll stalls of fresh produce and locally made crafts on market day • Be charmed by Gordes' cobblestone lanes, shaded squares and chic cafés • Explore the Provençal treasures of Lacoste and Ménerbes, immortalized by Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence • The Luberon's plains and foothills line your route to our tasting at a favorite winery.

Accommodations
La Coquillade

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

La Coquillade
Gargas
Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of the Luberon and surrounded by vineyards, this hotel features spacious rooms with exceptional views, refined decor, and a magnificent spa. A Relais & Châteaux 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.

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Night 1

Château de Massillan
Uchaux

Premiere Hotel

Originally built for a mistress of Henry II, this 16th-century castle, nestled in the Côtes du Rhône vineyards, is now a tasteful hotel with lovely grounds and gardens. (pool, spa)

Nights 2-3

Hôtel Crillon le Brave
Crillon le Brave

Premiere Hotel

Flawlessly combining history, charm and luxury, this boutique hotel boasts modern comforts while retaining original architectural features and authentic Provençal charm. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

La Coquillade
Gargas

Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of the Luberon and surrounded by vineyards, this hotel features spacious rooms with exceptional views, refined decor, and a magnificent spa. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)  

From $5,499 - $6,149 /person

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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.

From $5,499 - $6,149 /person

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