Cycling in Provence

Start: Carpentras Finish: Roussillon

Visiting: Carpentras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Dentelles de Montmirail, Mount Ventoux, Lumières, Roussillon, Gordes, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Provence


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 5 - 16

Age range: 16 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2227

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Tour Overview

Cycle in the stunning Provence and explore beautiful vineyards, olive groves and chateaux around one of the most picturesque parts of France. Our route passes through quintessential French villages such as Pernes les Fontaines and L’isle sur Sorgue where you will have the chance to soak up the sun and sample local wine. This trip offers a wonderful cycling experience as you wind your way past cultivated fields with Mont Ventoux providing the backdrop on the way to gorgeous hill towns such as Lacoste, Menerbes and Roussillon.

Highlights

  • iconCycle through iconic villages of Provence
  • iconEnjoy spectacular views 
  • iconDiscover Carpentras, Roussillon and Gordes

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Carpentras

Location: Carpentras

Meals: No Meals

Start at the Hotel Best Western Comtadin in Carpentras. In the evening our guide will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead, give advice on the local area and answer any questions.

icon Day 2 : Loop ride – Beaumes de Venise – Dentelles de Montmirail

Location: Beaumes-de-Venise, Dentelles de Montmirail

Meals: Breakfast

Today we cycle along the canal of Carpentras, pass through lovely vineyards and with splendid views of Dentelles de Montmirail.

icon Day 3 : Loop Ride – Cycle the foot of Mont Ventoux

Location: Mount Ventoux

Meals: Breakfast

We cycle through many different cultivated fields, brimming with strawberries, asparagus and vineyards. We will also see the giant Mont Ventoux in the background during our journey. Today we visit the villages of Bedoin, Mormoiron and the old 12th century fortified town of Mazan.

icon Day 4 : Carpentras to Lumieres – ride of the fountain villages.

Location: Carpentras, Lumières

Meals: Breakfast

We visit beautiful villages like Pernes les Fontaines which is home to more than 40 ancient fountains, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, which is most famous for being the town where the source of the Sorgue River is located. We also pass through L’isle sur Sorgue, known as the island town of Provence and stop at some beautiful view points on the way. We also visit an olive oil mill during our ride. We arrive at the 3* Hostellerie Notre Dame Des Lumieres, built in an old monastery with swimming pool and large park where we can relax.

icon Day 5 : Lumières to Roussillon

Location: Lumières, Roussillon

Meals: Breakfast

Today we will pass by the most iconic villages of Provence, including Menerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux, with amazing views at the foot of Luberon and Mont Ventoux in the background. We will taste some local goat cheese during our ride. Then pass by the town of Apt before we arrive at ou hotel for the next three nights.

icon Day 6 : Free day in Roussillon

Location: Roussillon

Meals: Breakfast

Today is free to either relax or enjoy the local Thursday market day or visit the Ochres site and museum.

icon Day 7 : Gordes and Senanque abbaye

Location: Gordes, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Meals: Breakfast

If there is only one village to visit in Provence it has to be Gordes. It is a magnificent perched village, where many movie stars and artists have made their home. From here we continue our journey to Senanque, a splendid 12th century Cistercian abbey which you can visit (optional).

icon Day 8 : End Carpentras.

Location: Carpentras

Meals: Breakfast

Following breakfast we say our goodbyes.

What's Included

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    All accommodation 

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    Flights (if booking flight inclusive)

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    Local guide throughout 

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    Local bike hire

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    All breakfasts

What's Not Included

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Visas or vaccinations

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    Personal insurance

Food

All breakfasts included in the trip. Each day we will stop at a bakery or store for you to buy your lunch. There is a great variety of restaurants to choose from for evening meals and your leader will be able to provide recommendations.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

Saturday Sep 04, 2021

Nights

7

Available

8

$2227.16

Saturday Oct 02, 2021

Nights

7

Available

8

$2227.16

Saturday May 14, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2227.16

Saturday Jun 11, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2296.80

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2296.80

Saturday Sep 03, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2296.80

Saturday Sep 24, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2296.80

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

Nights

7

Available

8

$2227.16