A BIKE TRIP IN A SECRET & ENCHANTING PROVENCE

Far from the crowds, you will discover a territory which nevertheless abounds in magical places such as the beautiful villages and towns of Grignan, Saou, Le Poët-Laval, La Garde-Adhémar or Nyons. A cycling holiday in the Drôme Provençale is a journey into a secret Provence. Of course lavender, olive trees and cicadas are always there because it is here, in this region of transition, not far from the Rhône Valley, between Alps and Provence, that the climate becomes Mediterranean. And how not to be overwhelmed by the authenticity and the variety of its gastronomy and its Côtes du Rhône wine, amongst the best ones of the country?

HIGHLIGHTS

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 1650€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 2750€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering, bike rental…

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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BIKe itinerary

Welcome to the DRôme Provençale

We will meet you at Valence TGV train station at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Charols. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and enjoy the hotel in a unique environment with view over the Drôme Provençale. 

Loop around CHAROLS (via Saoû, Bourdeaux, Dieulefit & Poët-LAVAL)

We quickly reach Saoû, surrounded by an exceptional natural setting with spectacular cliffs and one of the most beautiful forests in France. A few kilometers later, in Bourdeaux, we can see the first olive groves. We then arrive in Dieulefit, capital of pottery and arts and crafts and then in Poët-Laval, a village created in the 12th century by the Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem and classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France.

GRIGNAN LOOP to Nyons (via Richerenches) 

The charm of Grignan, with its narrow streets and its gentle way of life, will seduce you. This medieval village owes its fame in particular to its castle and the exchanges between the Marquise de Sévigné and her daughter. Very near Grignan is Richerenches, the European capital of truffles. Then, surrounded by vineyards and apricot trees, the ride leads us to Nyons, famous for its olive grove. René Barjavel, a Drôme author, writes about this small town: “The only difference between Nyons and Paradise is that in Nyons one is very much alive”.

GRIGNAN > SUZE La Rousse (via la garde adhémar) 

We first stop at La Garde-Adhémar from where we can discover a magnificent panorama of the Rhone Valley and the Monts d’Ardèche. In the University of Wine located in Suze La Rousse Castle, you will learn how to taste and express sensations, experiencing and tasting an amazing selection of wines from different French wines regions (included in the guided version only). We finally reach Rochegude fand its beautiful castle/hotel for our last night in the Drôme Provençale region.  

END OF TOUR

We will take you back to Valence TGV train station after breakfast to end this Drôme Provençale bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay in Ardèche with Veymont Travel or visit Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards on your way to Avignon and Marseille. 

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

CHAROLS – 2 nights

Château Les Oliviers de Salettes 4*

Superb 16th century castle and its 19th century Bastide. Peace and quiet and a panorama of remarkable beauty.

GRIGNAN – 1 nights

Le Clair de la Plume 4*

At the foot of the castle of Grignan, facing lavender fields, the Clair de la Plume is a charming hotel with a Gastronomic Restaurant (1 Michelin star).

ROCHEGUDE – 1 night

Château de Rochegude 4*

The Chateau de Rochegude, a member of the well-known Relais & Chateaux, has been entirely restored to offer 4 stars comfort in a prestigious historic setting.

equipment / bikes

Included

Hybrid Bike

Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

Supplement + 35€

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 55€

Hybrid E-bike

Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

Supplement + 105€

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

Supplement + 180 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

Pinarello Prince or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 625 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Supported tour
Not Included
Supported Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
Included
Guided tour
Not Included
Guided Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide
  • 1 certified bike guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides
  • Famous French Wines tasting class

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants