4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour
4 night Provence bike tour

France - Provence 4 Night Discovery DLX

from 872 Euros

There are many reasons why Pure Adventures’ self-guided discovery tour of Provence might appeal to your travel desires. Perhaps you only have a certain amount of time or maybe you’re a cycling enthusiast who wants to break up their Eurotrip into definable parts. Whatever the reason, the Provence 4-Night Discovery ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self-guided road bike cycling (level 3)
  • Availability
    April to October
  • Duration
    4 nights / 5 days
  • Distance
    60 km/day

Day 1 | Arrival in Avignon

Arrival in Avignon.This tour can start any day, Friday through Sunday. Today you can visit Avignon and take in its many sites. Check in at your charming 4 star hotel in the center of Avignon and later you will have an orientation with an English speaking staff member who will bring bikes, do set up, and go over the route book. Dinner in Avignon on your own; we will provide some excellent recommendations. Hotel 4 star - either Cloitre St Louis our Horloge in the center of the old city.


Highlights: orientation, explore Avignon
Overnight: Avignon

Hotel Mirande 5*


Avignon

Hotel Mirande 5*

On becoming a 5-star boutique hotel, La Mirande has not ceased to be a private house, and is a better guardian of its history than many a palace that is only preserved for visitation or to house a museum.

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
4 night Provence bike tour

4 night Provence bike tour

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Day 2 | From Avignon to Rochegude

In the morning, ride through the vineyards of the renowned appellation "Cotes du Rhone" de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and then continue on to Serignan du Comtat, then Rochegude, before reaching St. Paul in the lavender country. Enjoy your stay at Villa Augusta**** and dinner on your own in town.


Meals: breakfast
Highlights: vineyards & lavender
Overnight: Rochegude

Chateau De Rochegude


Rochegude

Chateau De Rochegude

The beautiful Chateau de Rochegude is located in the heart of Provence surrounded by a lush park. The hotel perfectly combines the authentic charm of the past with the comfort of modernity. The hotel grounds include an outdoor heated swimming pool, as well as a tennis court.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Restaurant ';

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4 night Provence bike tour

4 night Provence bike tour

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Day 3 | Rochegude to Crillon la Brave

Today the ride is somewhat long but over flat to rolling country and will bring you in the village of Visan, ; then to Vaison la Romaine, built in the Middle Ages and with original Roman ruins of an ancient Roman village. Then to Mazan where you will stay at Chateau de Mazan****. If you have the legs and desire, you can climb Mont Ventoux from Bedoin - the classic climb! 21 km to the top and min 2 hours round trip for strong riders.



Meals: breakfast
Highlights: countryside, Roman ruins & village
Overnight: Crillon la Brave

Hotel Crillon 5*


Crillon le Brave

Hotel Crillon 5*

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 4 | Mazan to Gordes

Mazan to Gordes (40 km) with an option to ride to Roussillon and back to Gordes (60 km): This itinerary will bring you through the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse before climbing to Gordes, your final destination. If you choose to go to Roussillon, you can discover the famous ochre colored soil that is mined and used in pigment to color homes locally and far away. Night at Mas des Romarins*** and dinner on your own.


Meals: breakfast
Highlights: Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes
Overnight: Gordes

Hotel La Bastide de Gordes 5*


Gordes

Hotel La Bastide de Gordes 5*

Located in the hilltop village of Gordes, La Bastide de Gordes features 18th century décor and offers panoramic views over the Luberon valley from its many terraces and hanging gardens.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 5 | Departure Day

Depart after breakfast, we include a return transfer to Avignon where you can get the TGV train to Paris or Paris CDG airport. Trains depart all day long. Extra nights here or elsewhere are possible; please inquire and we will happily share with you our top recommendations! (B)


Meals: breakfast
 

4 night Provence bike tour

4 night Provence bike tour

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Personal welcome in Avignon
- 1 night in hotel 5* hotel in deluxe room
- 2 nights in hotel 5* in standard room
- 1 night in 4* hotel in deluxe room
- Daily breakfast
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Private transfer from Gordes to Avignon
- Road book and maps
- GPS tracks
- Assistance 24/24

Lodging

Accommodations: There is a standard and upgraded hotel option for this tour. Regardless of option, all lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities; all options are excellent high end lodging.
Quality Hotels: - Hotel Horloge****
- Villa Augusta****
- Chateau de Mazan****
- Mas de Romarins***

Upgraded Superior Hotels: - La Mirande*****
- Chateau de Rochegude****
- Hotel Crillon*****
- Bastide de Gordes*****
Provence Discovery - 4 nights (based on double occupancy)
 
Standard Rooms 3&4*
Upgraded Rooms 4&5*
Based on 2 participants 1049 euros/person 1689 euros/person
Based on 4 participants904 euros/person 1557 euros/person
Based on 6 participants872 euros/person 1498 euros/person
Transfer from train station 47 euros up to 5 people 47 euros up to 5 people
Single supplement386 Euros/single* On request
Road Bike rental (recommended) 180 Euros 180 Euros
Hybrid Bike rental 75 Euros 75 Euros
2 & 3 star hotel version for 2-6 personsfrom 696 euros contact us for details
*Solo Supplement for 1 traveler is 725 euros.

The Pure Adventures Difference
Pure Adventures is a premier, boutique biking and hiking tour operator that offers private, custom, independent and guided travel in Europe, Asia, South and North America. We specialize in hand crafted travel for couples, families and groups who want active, immersive and meaningful experiences with their family and friends. Our travel experiences are customized around outdoor activities including: cycling, hiking, water sports, trail running, mountain biking and more.

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Tour Details

Best of Provence Cycling - Shorter 4 Night Version
4N/5D

Dates Start on any Friday-Sunday between April 1st and November 1st.
Level - Level: 3-4 Moderate+ to Challenging
Day 2: rolling 67 km
Day 3: rolling 55 km
Day 4: rolling 47-68 km

Tour Highlights:
- Wine country of Cotes du Rhone
- Cycle through various areas of Provence: Drome, Vaucluse, Luberon.
- Luxurious accommodations
- Landscapes vary from lavender fields to vineyards to cities. Something for everyone!

Need to Know:
- This tour can start any Friday through Sunday.
- Arrival city is Avignon, which accessible via train from Paris Gare de Lyon (2hrs 45min) or Paris CDG airport (3 hours). Transfer from the train station to the hotel can be arranged: 45 Euros up to 5 passengers, please inquire. Departure from Avignon; same return travel time to Paris.


Best Time To Go: April - June, September - November.

Average temperatures:
March: 54 °F (12 °C) 41 °F (8 °C)
April: 61 °F (16 °C) 45 °F (11 °C)
May: 68 °F (20 °C) 52 °F (14 °C)
June: 73 °F (23 °C) 57 °F (18 °C)
July: 77 °F (25 °C) 61 °F (21 °C)
August: 77 °F (25 °C) 61 °F (21 °C)
Sept: 70 °F (21 °C) 55 °F (18 °C)
October: 61 °F (16 °C) 50 °F (14 °C)
November: 52 °F (11 °C) 43 °F (6 °C)

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    "Fantastic Trip! You folks really have this bike trip thing down. Every aspect of the trip was great..."
    - Tom M./USA

    Bikes Available on This Tour:
    Road bikes: | Trek Domane Spec Sheet | Domane 4.5 Frame: 400 Series OCLV Carbon, Sizes 50-52-54-56-58
    Frame fit Endurance
    Tyres Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
    Shifters Shimano RS685 Hydraulic, 11-speed
    Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Crank Shimano Ultegra RSs500 50/34 (compact)
    Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11-32, 11 speed
    Saddle Bontrager Paradigm RXL, carbon rails
    Brakeset Shimano RS685 hydraullic disc, 160mm rotors 180 Euros
    | Trek Silque SL; Frame: WSD Geometry
    Sizes: 47-50-52-54-56"
    Tyres: Bontrager R2 Hard-Case, 700x23c
    Shifters : Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
    Front derailleur : Shimano Ultegra
    Rear derailleur :Shimano Ultegra
    Crank : Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)
    Cassette : Shiman Ultegra 11-28, 11-speed
    Saddle : Bontrager Affinity 2 WSD
    Brakeset: Shimano Ultegra: 180 Euros
    Pedals options: Flat, Cages, Shimano SPD-SL, LOOK KEO or DELTA. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.
    Custom Hybrid Bikes are also available:Hybrid Spec Sheet | |
    Aluminum frame, 21 gears, Shimano brakes.65 Euros for 4-night tour All hybrid bikes are outfitted with:
  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included


  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.

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