Biking the HEART OF provence: GORDES, Senanque Abbaye and the LUBERON VALLEy

For this cycling holiday, we are based in Gordes, one of the most beautiful village of France and with no doubt the most iconic of Provence.

A bike tour in Provence is the ultimate way of life: the scents of lavender and scrubland, the singing of cicadas, sunny cuisine… An atmosphere that you will enjoy every single day during your tour. Visit the Abbey of Senanque & the beautiful villages of the Luberon and enjoy the show by opening your eyes wide to a nature where the green of the Luberon competes with the ochres of Roussillon and the purple of the lavender fields.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Ochre of Roussilon, Gargas & Rustrel
  • Picturesque Gordes
  • Perched Villages of the Luberon
  • Visit of Senanque Abbey

 

Dates 2020

PRICE/PERSON IN
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
(2 persons per room)

PRICE/PERSON IN
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
(1 person per room)

September 14 – 18

from 2090€

from 360€

October 16 – 20

from 2090€

from 360€

PriCE / person

from 2090€

BIKe itinerary

Welcome to Provence

We will meet you at Marseille Airport at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Gordes. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and explore the beauty of this village, which smells of Provence. Gordes, perched on its cliff, dominates the valleys and facies the Luberon. The village offers to the sun its cobbled streets where it is nice to get lost.

Perched Villages LOOP

We are on the Provençal roads for a ride that will take us to Beaumettes and the perched villages of the Luberon Valley: Oppède-le-Vieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux.

The Ochre Route (VIA Roussillon)

Using small, picturesque and rarely used roads, this itinerary crosses some of the most beautiful landscapes and most remarkable villages of the Luberon Regional Nature Park.

A land of colours and materials where light plays on the contrasts of the seasons, the ochre deposits of Vaucluse are exceptional natural sites.

Let yourself be immersed in the magical beauty of Roussillon, Gargas and Rustrel!

Senanque ABBEY LOOP (via Fontaine de V aucluse)

Nestled in a small valley on the edge of lavender fields, the Abbey of Senanque is part of its environment, between stone and vegetation. Nowadays the places are still in use and even inhabited by Cistercian monks as a place of retreat.

The village of Fontaine de Vaucluse had the privilege of giving its name to the department (Vaucluse) which means the enclosed Valley, at the bottom of which mysteriously rises the Sorgue.

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Marseille-Provence Airport after breakfast to end this Provence Escape bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel.

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

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

Gordes – 4 nights

Le Jas de Gordes 4*

This peaceful Provencal house, built at the origin using local dry-stone, has just been totaly renovated in a mix of modernity and tradition for optimal comfort.

equipment / bikes

Included

Hybrid Bike

Trek Zektor 3 Disc or equivalentSize: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)Crank : 48-32Cassette: 11-34Tyres: 700x32c

Supplement + 25 €

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105 CompactTrek Emonda SL5 or Specialized Tarmac SportSize: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62Crank : 50-34Cassette: 11-28

Supplement + 40 €

Hybrid E-bikeTrek Dual Sport + or equivalentSize: 16″(S) – 18″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)Tyres: 700x38c

Supplement + 75 €

Road E-bikePinarello Nytro or equivalentSize: 46,5 – 50 -53 – 55 – 58

Supplement + 135 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2 CompactPinarello Prince or Domane SL7 or equivalentSize: 46,5 – 50 -51,5 -53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5- 62Crank: 50-34Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 450 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2 Disk CompactPinarello F12Size: 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5Crank: 50-34Cassette: 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 an 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: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet

Equipment Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • 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: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Not Included

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in a 4* hotel in double occupancy

Meals

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

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)

Guiding

  • Certified and experienced guides
  • 1 cycling guide
  • 1 driving guide

Activities

  • 3 road/hybrid bike rides
  • Visit of Senanque Abbey

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
Non Inclus
  • 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