Through this bike ride, you will enjoy the sweet scent of Provence and magnificent views over the Mont Ventoux. Discover an unspoilt countryside far from big cities and take a stroll along the picturesque streets. All your senses will be stimulated and you will live unforgettable moments!
Luberon in Provence & Lavender Blossom - Individual - 8D/7N
The colorfulness of Provence !
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
Arrival to your Hotel in Orange.
Time to visit the Roman monuments as the theatre one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres.
Day 2 Orange—Vaison-la-Romaine 34 km
You leave Orange and its quiet streets to cycle along the vineyards and reach “les Dentelles du Montmirail”. Sablet and Gigondas, well-known winegrowing villages give the opportunity for an easy stroll or for the discovery of Roman excavations.
Day 3 Vaison-la-Romaine – Mazan 46 km
This day, you will cycle along the beautiful valleys of Ouvèze and reach Malaucène. Here, you can enjoy another face of the famous Mont Ventoux and have a stunning view of the vineyards and the luxuriant countryside.
Day 4 Mazan – Sault 42 km
A worthwhile step! You will discover the most beautiful Gorges of Southern France: “les Gorges de la Nesque”. Then, after passing through picturesque streets you will stop at Sault.
Day 5 Mazan – Apt 44 km
You can once again enjoy another side of the Mont Ventoux. Here, you can take a look at the Provence lavender fields and smell its sweet flagrance. You cross the regional park of Luberon with its diversified nature: stone quarries, soaring limestone mountains, olive-tree plantings. You will also discover the picturesque villages.
Day 6 Apt – Pernes-les-Fontaines 69 km
From Apt you cycle along fruit cultures of Isle-sur-Sorgue and visit its antiquity shops and go then to Pernes with its water-mills.
Day 7 Pernes-les-Fontaines – Orange 49 km
Once again you will enjoy a view of the Mont Ventoux all-day long. You will cycle from the vineyards of Vaucluse to Beaumes-de-Venise. This is where the Muscat is produced and so it can be the perfect moment for a wine testing and a visit of its oil mills “le moulin à huile de la Balméenne”. You will then go back to Orange.
2 night in 4-Stars-Hotel in room with Bath/Shower/WC
5 nights in 3-Stars-Charme-Hotel, partly with Swimming pool, in room with Bath/Shower/WC
Accommodation in Charme-Hotel and Chambres d’hôtes 3*/4* Stars in room with Bath/Shower/WC
Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
Detailed route notes and maps
Personal welcome meeting
Half board – 4-courses evening meal without wines (Option)
Train tickets from Arles to Orange on day 8
GPS tracks on demand
GPS device (Option)
Emergency phone support 24/24
This tour is more for experienced cyclists because some stages are rolling. Agricultural roads and cycling paths.