Provence Biking: Gordes & the luberon

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.

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 Roussillon, Gargas & Rustrel
  • Picturesque Gordes
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • Perched villages of the Luberon: Venasque, Oppède-le-Vieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux.
  • Senanque Abbey
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Veymont retains the right to change the itinerary if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

DAY 1 - Arrival in Gordes & Ride the perched villages of the luberon

We welcome you this morning at Avignon TGV station at 10 am before taking you to your hotel in Gordes, the very heart of Provence. After lunch, we are already on the Provençal roads for a dream bike ride that will take us to Beaumettes and the perched villages of the Luberon Valley: Oppède-le-Vieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux.

Route 1 : 37 km / 575 m D+

Route 2 : 51 km / 820 m D+

Night in Gordes

Meals included:  Lunch – Dinner

DAY 2 - Biking to Roussillon along the ochre route

By 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!

Route 1 : 23 km / 340 m D+

Route 2 : 37 km / 520 m D+

Route 3 : 73 km / 950 m D+

Night in Gordes

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 3 - Biking to SENANQUE ABBEY & Fontaine de vaucluse

Nestled in a small valley on the edge of lavender fields, the Abbey of Senanque is part of its environment, between stone and vegetation. Senanque Abbey remains as one of the purest witnesses of early Cistercian architecture. 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. An enchanting site, La Fontaine de Vaucluse, continues to intrigue and attract visitors.

Route 1: 46 km / 960 m D+

Route 2: 60 km / 1010 m D+

Night in Gordes

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 4 - Departure

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Avignon TGV after breakfast to end this Provence Ride Camp, unless you want to extend your cycling holidays  with Veymont in Provence, around the Mont Ventoux or along the French Riviera

Meal included: Breakfast

Provence

Ride Camp

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

Gordes – 2 nights

Le Jas de Gordes – 3*

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. The buffet breakfast room opens on to a terrace, where you will be able to relax for an aperitif after a busy day exploring the region. You can also enjoy a well-earned rest alongside the heated swimming-pool or on the solarium by the pool-house.

BIKES

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105 Compact

Trek Emonda SL5 or Specialized Tarmac Sport

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

Crank : 50-34

Cassette: 11-28

 

 

Supplement + 60 €

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 -53 – 55 – 58

 

 

Supplement + 110 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2 Compact

Pinarello Prince or Domane SL7 or equivalent

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

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

 

Supplement + 430 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2 Disk Compact

Pinarello F12 

Size: 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

 

GEARS

For a more comfortable travel experience, you can choose to bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet with you on the trip. Your guides will install your equipment on the first day when you adjust your bike.

Included with a road bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL

 

Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL
  • 1 handlebar bag with a map holder
  • 2 rear panniers

Dates

Price / Person*

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy supplement

 

15 – 18 September, 2020 

 

16 – 19 October, 2020

 

   from 1890€* 

 

   from 1890€* 

 

 

 

+ 270 €

 

+ 270 €

 

*Price may vary according to the season, the hotel availability and supplement(s) chosen 

Departures are guaranteed from 4 participants. In case there are less than 4 participants a supplement will be requested to guarantee the departure of the tour.

If you are a group of more than 7 people or you would like to privatize or customize the tour, please contact us to adjust our offer to your needs.

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