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Luberon cycling : short and sweet

Luberon cycling : short and sweet

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This cycling get away starts in the quaint city of Isle sur la Sorgue - the Venise of Provence - famous for its Sunday market. 
You explore the famous Luberon and the magnificent perched villages of Venasque, Gordes,  and Roussillon and its world’s largest ochre deposit. You ride through a paradise of rolling hills and small back roads, along diverse landscapes of vineyards, olive trees and cherry orchards. 

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  • The perched villages of the Luberon: Venasque, Gordes, Roussillon
  • The "Provencal Venice" Isle sur la Sorgue and its famous market
  • Roussillon and its world’s largest ochre deposit
  • A paradise of rolling hills and small back roads along cherry orchards vineyards 
  • Shaded cafés in quiet village squares 

Day 1

Isle sur la Sorgue, Venice of Provence

isle sur la sorgue venice of provence famous market heart of the luberon

  • Isle sur la Sorgue 
  • Your Provence cycling trip begins in the quaint town of Isle sur la Sorgue. This veritable island of a village is carved into a circle by the waters of the Sorgue, with quaint quayside antique shops and a labyrinth of narrow roads in the centre. Dinner and night in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Access: Regular train lines from Avignon and Marseille city-airport > Isle sur la Sorgue on the SNCF website

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 40 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 650m
      - 650m

Cherry orchards and Perched Medieval villages

venasque famous perched village pernes les fontaines beautiful cherry orchards in blossom

  • Isle-sur-la-Sorgue > Pernes-les-Fontaines > Venasque > Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (24.8 miles)
  • This first ride takes you through the Pays des Sorgues, its back roads lined with cypresses and old farmhouses. You reach Pernes-les-Fontaines, with its 40 fountains, its Romanesque church, its mansions. You then explore the peaceful landscapes and the perched villages of the Monts de Vaucluse, northern Luberon. Venasque, a medieval town, is labelled as one of “the most beautiful villages of France”. Continue on toward the lost hamlets of la Roque sur Pernes and Le Beaucet, on tiny country roads through cherry orchards and Muscat vineyards. You descend back to l’Isle through pine forests and quaint valleys. Dinner on your own and second night in Isle sur la Sorgue.
  • Great market on Thursday & Sunday (big & famous one) morning in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Market on Wednesday morning in Velleron
  • Market on Saturday morning in Pernes Les Fontaines

Day 3

    • Distance :
    • 40 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 650m
      - 550m

Grey stones and coloured sands : magnificent perched villages of the Luberon

cycling in the luberon famous perched village of gordes roussilon

  • Isle sur la Sorgue > Roussillon > Gordes (24.8 miles)
  • Your biking journey takes you to two of the most beautiful villages in the region. First Roussillon, set on the world’s largest ochre deposit. Its sands, in every hue of yellow, orange, and red, have been used to paint the façades of the village homes, a rainbow of colour highlighted by the ever-present Provençal sun. Stroll through the pigmented streets or the abandoned ochre quarry, a guaranteed postcard picture with every step, before hopping back on your bike.  Then Gordes, its grey stone buildings rising in gravity-defying concentric circles, high above the Calavon valley below, crowned by its renaissance castle. Dinner and night in Gordes.
  • Small market on Tuesday morning in Gordes
  • Market on Thursday morning in Roussillon

Day 4

Bye bye in Isle sur la Sorgue

isle sur la sorgue great cafes and restaurants by the river antiques shops and great sunday market

  • Morning transfer to Isle sur la Sorgue. End of trip in Isle sur la Sorgue 
  • Return : Regular train lines from Isle > Avignon, Marseille city-airport on the SNCF website
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : The rates and supplements are per person 
  • GUIDED DAY - A fixed rate: the price is the same from 1 to 4 participants with one guide 
     The rate for the guided day remains the same no matter if you are 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 persons 
  • BOTH are subject to availability
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below :
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us

Sup per period
    • Unavailable
    • High + 30€
    • Low
    • Very high + 60€

Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

> For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
> See in our TRIP INFO section
> Keep in mind that your trip is always subject to availability

  • Hotel Les Nevons - Isle

    Modern hotel, entirely air-conditionned, 42 simple yet comfortable rooms.

    Situated along the Sorgue River, just a few steps from the old centre of Isle sur la Sorgue, and the antique shops. Pool on the roof and a garage for our cyclists.

  • Hotel des Romarins - Gordes

    Housed in a 19th century stone building, the Mas Des Romarins is a 3* hotel, located a short walk from the centre of the hilltop village of Gordes and boasts a beautiful garden, an outdoor swimming pool and an excellent restaurant.

  • BB La Prevote - Isle

    In the heart of the antiques capital, Severine hosts you in a 17th century convent restored with taste, set atop the flow of the Sorgue river, with 5 warm & refined rooms.

    Jean-Marie proposes his gastronomic cuisine in the former church and its charming courtyard, combining local and Mediterranean products in the purest Provençal tradition.

  • BB Les Balcons du Luberon - Gordes

    This recently refurbished 18th century Provence farmhouse - 5mn from the centre of the village of Gordes - features 5 elegant rooms, a pool & garden from where you'll discover breathtaking views of the plains, the surrounding villages, the castle and the unique dried-stone houses of the region.

    Etienne - a former chef - proposes an elegant and typical provencal cuisine "table d'hote dinner" ( upon reservation only )

  • BB Le Clos Violette - Isle

    A truly unique place right in the center of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
    Le Clos Violette is a prestige guesthouse, featuring 5 spacious Suites and a heated indoor pool, set in a 17th century mansion, entirely renovated and beautifully decorated with refined antique furniture.

    You will feel at home hosted by the truly friendly Réjane & Richard, with a welcome drink upon arrival in the library or in the shade of the garden’s 100-year old lime tree

  • BB Les Balcons du Luberon - Gordes

    This recently refurbished 18th century Provence farmhouse - 5mn from the centre of the village of Gordes - features 5 elegant rooms, a pool & garden from where you'll discover breathtaking views of the plains, the surrounding villages, the castle and the unique dried-stone houses of the region.

    Etienne - a former chef - proposes an elegant and typical provencal cuisine "table d'hote dinner" ( upon reservation only )

  • BB La Maison sur la Sorgue

    This 17th century mansion house - located in the heart of the city -  is a perfect blend of history, art and design. 

    You will enjoy the  lush garden and the swimming pool - by the Sorgue river -, under a majestic plane tree.

    Breakfast is served in the dining room or in the garden by the swimming pool.

  • Hotel Les Bories - Gordes

    Only a 20 mins walk from the center of Gordes -  on an 8 hectare estate surrounded by olive trees, cypresses, oaks and lavender field - the 5 star Hotel Les Bories and Spa welcomes you in one of their elegant 33 guest rooms and suites.

    The perfect place to relax before or after your trip: go for a swim in the indoor heated or outdoor pool, work out in the fitness room, relax in the spa or play tennis.

    Enjoy the relaxed "table d"hote" restaurant, or treat yourself with a gourmet dinner at the gastronomioc restaurants - 1 Michelin star - 

The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. basis and subject to availability

  • Most prices are based on a 2-person booking ( with shared accommodation for a hotel)
  • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
  • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
  • You bring your own GPS DEVICE (Garmin) with you ?
    You can order the GPS FILES of your cycling trip
  • Total sup of 25 €uros
  • IMPORTANT : select just 1 GPS fee for 1 traveller
  • Provence is hilly, and most of the prettiest villages are “hilltop”, meaning you have to climb to get there...
  • Our E-bike becomes a WONDERFUL COMPROMISE: while still pedaling, you can access to a perched village without being a great cyclist. You can also accompany a more athletic spouse or friend
  • Have a look at our E-bike section 
  • Rates : per E-bike 
  • 9h: Morning transfer Avignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
  • Morning : choice of 2 self-guided loop walks in the vineyards of Chateauneuf - with a road-book -  passing along the way the wine estates of: Vaudieu, Nalys, Solitude, Chateau Mont Redon
  • 1pm: gourmet lunch at the famous restaurant "La Mère Germaine"
  • Afternoon with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
    * Walk into the vineyards with explanation about the grapes
    * Private visit to a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
    * Private visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellars in the area) + wine tasting
    * if time permits,  chocolate and wine tasting
  • Transfer to Avignon at the end of the day and night in Avignon
  • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
  • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday
    • Repatriation insurance : applicable for all clients visiting the Europe-Schengen region that includes France
    • Rate : for a maximum trip of 1 week = 7 days
      Supplement for a trip above 7 days
    • See the insurance contract here 

    TRIP rates 

    The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room), and subject to availability

    INCLUDED

    • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
    • 3 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • Luggage transfers days 2 to 4
    • 2 days hybrid bike rental 
    • Our Road Book with detailed itineraries, including highlighted maps
    • 1 road map of the region

    NOT INCLUDED

    • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
    • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
    • Items of personal nature
    • SINGLE supplement
      Simple accommodation : 150 €uros
      Comfort accommodation : 195 €uros
      Charming accommodation : 345 €uros
      Prestige accommodation : 665 €uros
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