Provence Bike Tour

St-Rémy & the Alpilles to Luberon Villages

From $3,699 - $4,099 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

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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 your bike in Provence.

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Start/End Avignon

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  • Pedal through a beautiful landscape of hilltop villages, green 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

Start/End Avignon

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

Provence France Map


Day 1 Visit the ancient Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct, a World Heritage site | Bike across the Rhone River into Provence | Explore the vibrant artist community of St-Rémy, filled with fountains, gardens, cheery cafés and tree-lined boulevards.

Day 2 Pedal a peaceful route into the Alpilles, a world of windswept crags and cypress trees | Bike to Eygalières, a small terraced town | A multimedia exhibit celebrating some of the world's great artists awaits at Carrières de Lumières.

Day 3 Bienvenue to the Luberon! Ride 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.

Day 4 Marvel at the beauty of Gordes, a striking village perché | Pause at a café in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a postcard-perfect village | Savor the sunlight over the hills in Venasque, listed among the Most Beautiful Villages of France | Quiet roads lead through rolling fields of lavender and wheat into the foothills of Mont Ventoux, known as the Giant of Provence.

Days 5-6 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 | Relish a final spin through the idyllic hamlets of the Vaucluse.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more Guests: from $3,699 pp dbl occ
  • 9 Guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ
  • 8 Guests: from $4,399 pp dbl occ
  • 2-7 Guests: Give us a call or reach out here!

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From $3,699 - $4,099 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

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Casual Hotels

Hotel Gounod, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Hôtel Gounod

St-Rémy-de-Provence (2 nights)

Le Petit Palais d'Aglae, Provence, France
Le Petit Palais d'Aglaé

Gordes (1 night)

Chateau de Mazan, Provence, France
Château de Mazan

Mazan (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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Casual 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.

Hotel Gounod, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Hôtel Gounod

St-Rémy-de-Provence (2 nights)

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)

Le Petit Palais d'Aglae, Provence, France

Le Petit Palais d'Aglaé

Gordes (1 night)

Looking out over the Mont de Luberon, its valley and the ocher-hued village of Roussillon, this hotel is the quintessential Provençal escape. (pool)

Chateau de Mazan, Provence, France

Château de Mazan

Mazan (2 nights)

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

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 17 700 30 1300
2 20* 1000 30* 1400 35 2000 45 2500
Carrières de Lumières Experience (45 Minutes)
3 17* 1800 30* 3000 35 3300 50 5000
4 20* 1400 31 1900 37 2700 46 4900
28* 2400
5 19* 2900 25* 3400 35* 6200 52 4500
6 17 1200


* 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

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.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Provence trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Provence—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Provence that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.