Classic Provence Bike Tour

The Luberon & Renowned Wine Villages

From $4,999 - $5,249 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

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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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  • Cycle through perched villages, seas of vineyards and orchards—then opt to test your mettle climbing Mont Ventoux
  • Partake in private wine tastings of the celebrated 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 elegant hotels including Crillon le Brave, which serves up delicious Provençal meals and views of Mont Ventoux

Start/End Avignon

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

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Day 1 Bike through Comtat Venaissin, nestled between alpine foothills and vast river-fed plains | Set off from the famous wine mecca of Châteauneuf-du-Pape past picturesque towns and vineyards | Peaceful back roads lead to our 16th-century castle-hotel | Celebrate with a gourmet French meal paired with local vintages.

Days 2-3 Learn about life under Roman rule and during the Middle Ages at Vaison la Romaine | En route to the viticulture villages of Séguret, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise, wind along the Dentelles de Montmirail, dramatic limestone mountains | Pedal 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 indulge in fresh Provençal fare at our exquisite hotel.

Days 5-6 Two-wheel it 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 | Spin to the ocher-hued village of Roussillon, adored by artists for centuries | Stroll stalls of fresh produce and locally made crafts on market day | Ride to Gordes, whose cobblestone lanes, shaded squares and chic cafés are sure to charm | Explore the Provençal villages 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 local winery.

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From $4,999 - $5,249 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

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Premiere Hotels

Château de Massillian
Château de Massillan

Uchaux (1 night)

Hôtel Crillon le Brave
Hôtel Crillon le Brave

Crillon le Brave (2 nights)

La Coquillade Provence hotel
La Coquillade

Gargas (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Provence

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Château de Massillian

Château de Massillan

Uchaux (1 night)

With elegant contemporary interiors and outstanding organic cuisine, this castle nestled in Côtes du Rhône vineyards was built in 1555 for a mistress of Henry II. (pool, spa)

Hôtel Crillon le Brave

Hôtel Crillon le Brave

Crillon le Brave (2 nights)

Flawlessly combining rustic charm and luxury, an "evocative country house hotel crowning an ancient hamlet, backdropped by Mont Ventoux," according to the Hideaway Report. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)


La Coquillade Provence hotel

La Coquillade

Gargas (2 nights)

Set in the heart of the Luberon and surrounded by vineyards, this hotel features exceptional views and refined elegance. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-5

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 21 1000
2 24* 1700 35* 2200 45 3100 63 5000
Vaison-La-Romaine Walk (1 Hour)
3 17* 2000 28* 2900 58 4400 60 7500
4 21* 1300 32 2700 40 3600 50 4400
5 21 1400 40 3100 49 4400
6 13 700


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

NEW! Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price – Available beginning 4/1 in North America, 5/1 in Europe and 11/1 outside of Europe and North America.)

Our newly redesigned Titanium Electric-Assist Bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power (and then some!) to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance. Other outstanding features include the same comfort as our Touring Bikes and lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Cannondale Pro Carbon Upgrade ($400 rental fee)

Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package, the Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD pro carbon upgrade is built for experienced cyclists, men and women alike, who are looking for a high-performance bike that doesn’t sacrifice comfort.

Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Provence

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Provence trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Navigate Your Way in Provence

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Provence live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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