Luberon in Provence & Lavender Blossom - Individual - 8D/7N

The colorfulness of Provence !

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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    283km
  • Landscapes

    • Nature
    • City
  • Theme

    • E-Bike
    • Culture 
    • Wine
  • Type of Journey

    Self-Guided

Description

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!

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1

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.

Day 8 

Departure

 

Accommodation

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

Included services

Accommodation in Charme-Hotel and Chambres d’hôtes 3*/4* Stars in room with Bath/Shower/WC
Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
Luggage transfers
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

Additional informations

This tour is more for experienced cyclists because some stages are rolling. Agricultural roads and cycling paths.

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