From Aix-en-Provence the route heads north.
Nowhere else you can see the highlights of Provence as well as you can here. Passing through the village of Gordes, the ochre town of Rousillon and the castle of the Marquis de Sade, Château de Lacoste.
Day 1: Individual arrival to Aix-en-Provence
Stroll through the lanes of the old city, walk on the tracks of Cézannes and enjoy your time in one of the numerous Cafés. One overnight in Aix-en-Provence.
Day 2: Aix-en-Provence – Pertuis, approx. 55 km
Today you start your tour to Silvacane. We recommend visiting abbey Silvacane, a Cistercian ab-bey of this region. Afterwards you will get to know a few of the most beautiful villages on your ride to Pertuis. One overnight in Pertuis.
Day 3: Pertuis – Apt, approx. 60 km
Your tour becomes more ambitious. You cycle through the nature park of Luberon where you will manage an altitude of 700 m. Afterwards you cycle downhill through the nature park to Céreste and along the range of Grand Luberon to Apt. One overnight in Apt.
Day 4: Apt – Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, approx. 55 km
Again you cross the nature park, where you will pass villages like Bonnieux, Lacoste and Méner-bes. At the end Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its romantic water wheels is awaiting you (approx 55 km). One overnight in L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Day 5: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – St. Rémy, approx. 35-55 km
Via Cavaillon you cycle to St. Rémy, the most typical city of Provence. Enjoy the goings in the lanes, the colourfulness and the fragrant herbs (approx. 35 km). Alternatively you can take the way via Avignon with its famous Papel Palace. (approx. 55 km). One overnight in St. Rémy.
Day 6: St. Rémy – Salon-de-Provence, approx. 45 – 55 km
From St. Rémy you cycle across the Alpilles to Salon-de-Provence. If you want to cycle more you should choose the longer stage via Les Baux and Mausanne. Nostradamus lived here in the 16th century. One overnight in Salon-de-Provence.
Day 7: Salon-de-Provence – Aix-en-Provence, approx. 50 km
What about a stroll through Salon-de-Provence? You should visit the fortress “Chateau de l´Emperi” or the collegiate church. Your cycle tour leads you via Pélissane, Lambesc and Eguilles back to Aix-en-Provence. One overnight in Aix-en-Provence.
Day 8: Departure
Your tour is completed after breakfast. Individual return journey.
The route leads through hilly terrain and so this tour is ideal for those with some experience of cycling.
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Aix-en-Provence
Most of the cycling will be on small roads and asphalted side roads, sections will be on the bike path Luberon à vélo .Route Map (For guidance only):Routes maybe subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most our the cycling holidays we offer. Please ask us for details.
We recommend flying to Bergerac or Marseille airport to reach the starting point of this cycling holiday. Flights are available with a number of airlines to your required airport or you can travel to the start using alternative methods such as rail or road. We recommend using Skyscanner to find the best flight prices by date or Voyages SNCF for European rail travel. There is customer car parking available at most hotels for a supplement. Please contact us for more details.Please use local transport to arrive at the starting point or call us on 0800 755 5385 for more specific travel advice. You do not need to go back to the starting point of the cycling holiday as all hire bikes are left at the final hotel.Important: Please book your flights only after the cycling holiday has been confirmed by invoice or email. Flights and transfers are not included in the advertised holiday price.
The Provence and the Luberon Valley cycling holiday includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and local support if required.Included Services (Subject to confirmation)
This cycling holiday uses city-bikes made with an aluminium frame and kitted out with responsive brakes and up to 27 Shimano gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres as standard. They are available as either male or unisex frames. When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly.Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use. We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday.E-Bike Upgrades:Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)? Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage. E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on +44 (0) 800 7555385.
This cycling holiday stays in good quality hotels with private facilities carefully selected for their proximity to your cycle route and comfort. If you wish to know specific information about the hotel facilities, Wi-Fi and upgrades used on the holidays, please contact us on +44 (0) 800 7555385 for more information.
Please note that the hotel list is subject to change and should be used as a guide only. We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
You will receive your final hotel list approximately 4 weeks prior to your arrival date detailing the hotels used on your cycling holiday. If you wish to know more about the hotels prior to completing a booking form, please contact our Customer Services team via email or by phone.
You can find out more about this cycling holiday by completing a Contact Form or call 0800 755 5385 to speak to one of the team.
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