Provence 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 $4,149 - $4,349 /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.

Casual 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 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.

Casual 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: May-Jun, Aug-Sep

From $4,149 - $4,349 /person

St-Rémy, Luberon Villages & Van Gogh Country

It's a slower pace of life here in southern France. Amid the limestone Alpilles, where olive trees glisten in the breeze. And in the sunny Luberon, whose villages tempt you to relax over a pastis or a local rosé. With Mont Ventoux standing tall above it all. Pedal leisurely to medieval towns. Soak up views of vineyards and windswept countryside. Slow down and find bliss on our Provence Bike Tour.

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Highlights

  • Bike through an iconic landscape of hilltop villages, neat rows of vineyards and fragrant orchards
  • Savor classic Provençal specialties: goat cheese, olives, lavender sachets and herbes de Provence
  • Discover the vibrant artist community of St-Rémy and admire the landscape that inspired Van Gogh
  • Experience Provençal life in renowned Gordes, ocher-hued Roussillon and beautiful Venasque
France Provence Bike Tour map

France

Start/End Avignon

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Visit the ancient Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct, a World Heritage site • Bike across the Rhone River into Provence • Explore St-Rémy, a vibrant artist enclave filled with fountains, gardens, atmospheric cafés and tree-lined boulevards • Bike a peaceful route into the Alpilles, a world of wild crags and cypress trees • Ride to Eygalières, a small terraced town • A multimedia exhibit celebrating some of the world's great artists awaits at Carrières de Lumières in the pretty village of Les Baux de Provence.

Accommodations
Hôtel Gounod

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Hôtel Gounod
St-Rémy-de-Provence
Casual Hotel

This cheery hotel set in the heart of town has hosted artists such as Van Gogh, Frédéric Mistral and Charles Gounod, who composed the opera Mireille during his stay. (pool)
 

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

Day 3

Description

Bienvenue to the Luberon! Bike through a lush green landscape to picturesque perched villages among dramatic limestone peaks • Admire the unique colors and character of Gordes and Roussillon • Oppède-le-Vieux, Ménerbes and Lacoste will seem delightfully familiar if you've read Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

Accommodations

Night 3

Le Jas de Joucas
Joucas
Casual Hotel

Surrounded by lavender fields and vineyards, this family-run hotel offers boutique elegance, tranquil gardens and panoramic views of the Luberon. (pool)

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

Days 4-6

Description

Marvel at the grace of Gordes, a striking village perché • Pause at a café in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a postcard-perfect hamlet • Savor the sunlight over the hills in Venasque, listed among the Most Beautiful Villages of France • Quiet bike roads lead through rolling fields of lavender and wheat into the foothills of Mont Ventoux, known as the Giant of Provence • Ride the stunning Gorges de la Nesque below spectacular Mont Ventoux on your way to Sault or test your cycling prowess on a climb up Ventoux • Meander through winding cobblestone streets for a taste of medieval Provence • Enjoy a final spin through the idyllic hamlets of the Vaucluse.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Château de Mazan
Mazan
Casual Hotel

This elegant 18th-century château, former residence of the Marquis de Sade, rests at the foot of towering Mont Ventoux. (pool)
 

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

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

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

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Nights 1-2

Hôtel Gounod
St-Rémy-de-Provence

Casual Hotel

This cheery hotel set in the heart of town has hosted artists such as Van Gogh, Frédéric Mistral and Charles Gounod, who composed the opera Mireille during his stay. (pool)
 

Night 3

Le Jas de Joucas
Joucas

Casual Hotel

Surrounded by lavender fields and vineyards, this family-run hotel offers boutique elegance, tranquil gardens and panoramic views of the Luberon. (pool)

Nights 4-5

Château de Mazan
Mazan

Casual Hotel

This elegant 18th-century château, former residence of the Marquis de Sade, rests at the foot of towering Mont Ventoux. (pool)
 

From $4,149 - $4,349 /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.

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