Biking in Gordes, France - Backroads Provence Bike Tour
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Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
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Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
Backroads Provence Bike Tour
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Provence Luberon to Lavender Country Bike Tour

Medieval Villages & Splendid Spa Retreats

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,899 - $6,349 pp dbl occ

($1,700 - $1,800 for sgl occ)

Delight your senses. Gaze across rippling meadows. Run your hands along cool ancient stone. Listen to the burble of a fountain while relaxing in a cobblestone square. Savor the taste of local figs, apricots and melons. Open the windows and let the scent of lavender waft towards you. Come alive as you ride at your leisure through Provence.

France Provence Luberon to Lavender Country Bike Tour Bike Tour map
France Provence Luberon to Lavender Country Bike Tour Bike Tour map


Start Avignon / End Aix-en-Provence

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


  • Journey through picturesque countryside to some of the most beautiful villages in all of France
  • Pedal amid Luberon’s remarkable scenery exploring rolling hills, stunning lavender fields and Roman history
  • Savor the sophisticated flavors of the local cuisine and enjoy small group wine tastings from four unique appellations
  • Revel in Relais & Châteaux splendor, perhaps opting to enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the region's finest spas


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

From storybook Saignon, pedal easygoing paths through lavender fields and oak groves | Discover the limestone-rich Plateau des Claparèdes | Pedal past picturesque Luberon villages perchés (perched villages) including the charming hamlet of Bonnieux | Climb to the top of an ancient church tower for sweeping views of the valley | Unwind on the terrace at our villa-style retreat.

The restaurant at La Bastide de Capelongue
La Bastide de Capelongue
| Premiere Hotel

Enjoy splendid hilltop views of the Luberon at this beautifully renovated Provençal farmhouse. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Fall in love with the many shades of ocher-colored Roussillon | Cross the Pont Julien, an ancient Roman stone arch bridge | Explore the history of Provence's impressive villages perchés (perched villages) on an engaging walking tour | Linger in Gordes, where a massive 12th-century castle keeps watch over neighboring towns | Stop to admire lovely medieval Sénanque Abbey | Opt to indulge in a treatment at our hotel's world-class spa.

The pool at La Coquillade
La Coquillade
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6

Journey into off-the-beaten-path Provence | Ride through the villages of Céreste and Reillanne as a new landscape appears with the Alps' snowy peaks in the distance | Engage in a traditional game of pétanque, which originated in this sunny region | Discover the 12th-century castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde, a charming hilltop town | Stop in at a family-run lavender farm to learn about the myriad uses of this fragrant flower | Ever tried goat cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves? Today's your chance in the village of Banon | There are few things like a starry night in Provence—enjoy stars of the Michelin variety at our hotel's acclaimed restaurant | Head out on a final spin through the serene sun-drenched countryside | Bring home a piece of this unforgettable region with your very own hand-blended essential oil.

Exterior view of Le Couvent des Minimes
Le Couvent des Minimes
| Premiere Hotel

Encircled by scented gardens, this early 17th-century convent was transformed by the legendary cosmetic and fragrance brand L'Occitane into a superb hotel with Michelin-starred dining. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

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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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 12 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 14 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Villages Perchés History Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles* | 3700 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 10 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

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.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

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