A Week In Provence
From Vaison la Romaine to the Luberon and The Rhone. Roman archeology, gorges, chateaux, perched villages and the cultural city of Avignon - A wonderful week in Provence.
Holiday Type:
Self guided moving on tour.
Difficulty
Leisure
Distance:
Average 40km per day
Duration:
7 nights
Accommodation:
Hand picked family run Hotels de Charme
Itinerary:

Our wondeerful e-bike tour starts in the Roman town of Vaison La Romaine. Here you will find  the Roman remains of the old town and a Roman amphitheatre which is still used for concerts today.
On Tuesday mornings a fantastic Provencal market comes to town selling local produce.
The town has an abundance of gourmet restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Day 1 - Arrive into Vaison la Romaine and check into your charming family run hotel. We will then do your bike fit and you will have the rest of the day to explore Vaison and eat dinner in the restaurant of your choice.

Day 2 - Your destination today is Sault to the south of Mont Ventoux. You will ride via Malaucene and Bedoin to Moirmoiran for lunch before the highlight of todays ride - the Gorge de la Nesque, the lavender fields and the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux. 62km total distance.

Day 3 - Sault to Bonnieux.. A total distance of just 33km today with lunch in Roussillon, one of the Luberon's most impressive villages with it's magnificent red cliffs formed by quarrying Ochre.
After lunch it's a short ride up to Bonnieux where you will stay for 2 nights.

Day 4 - Today you have a choice. Relax by the pool and just explore Bonnieux or you can do a 30km loop to explore the town of Apt and the magnificent cliffs of Buoux.

Day 5 - A classic day visiting some famous Luberon villages such as Lacoste, Goult and Gordes where you'll be spoilt for choice with café or lunch stops. One last highlight will be the Fontaine de Vaucluse before heading to your hotel in Isle sur la Sorge which is famous for antiques and art galleries with over 300 permanent antique dealers. Total distance 40km.

Day 6 - Flatter riding today to get you to the city of Avignon where you will stay for 2 nights. Lunch today in Pernes les Fontaine, a town with over 40 fountains.

Day 7 - A full day to explore the famous city of Avignon. The must-see attractions being the famous Pont d'Avignon and the Place of The Popes. Explore the many old streets with an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops.

Day 8 - Transfer from Avignon to TGV station or Marseille airport.

Bikes:
Quality e-bikes included with sport-upgrade option
GPS:
GPS Computers provided with GPX route files
Luggage:
All luggage transferred daily
Price:
€1300 / £1200
What's included:
7 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, airport transfers, luggage transfers, emergency assistance, quality e-bikes.
What's not included:
Flights / train travel, single supplement, lunches and drinks with meals.