Cherry orchards that come to life in the breeze. The flavor of the wines and the scent of lavender. The breathtaking clifftop villages of Murs, 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.
1-2 Bike through the Comtat Venaissin, the gateway to Provence | Set off from the famous wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape past picturesque towns | Learn about life under Roman rule and during the Middle Ages at Vaison la Romaine | En route to the viticulture towns of Gigondas and Beaumes de Venice, wind along the Dentelles de Montmirail, dramatic limestone mountains.
3 Bike through the scenic foothills of Mount Ventoux, the “Giant of Provence” | A climb through the stunning Gorges de la Nesque canyon is made even sweeter by an artisanal honey tasting en route | 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.
4 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.
5-6 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 | 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.