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PRIVATE GUIDED CYCLING DAY TRIP - Moderate - Bedoin to the Nesque Gorge

PRIVATE GUIDED CYCLING DAY TRIP - Moderate - Bedoin to the Nesque Gorge

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We begin our guided bike ride in the town of Bedoin, international hub of cycling for all things Mont Ventoux. We cycle up the seldom-used and peaceful Gabelle road to the east, climbing gradually through scenic forests.

We reach the village of Sault -- and its famous nougat specialty -- perched high above the vast lavender fields , before reaching the tiny village of Monieux. From here we descend what is probably the most spectacular road in all of Provence: the Nesque gorge. The narrow road hovers above a breathtaking canyon, winding ever-so-gently downhill along an improbable canyon road, through tunnels carved directly into limestone cliffs. Lunch in Monnieux or in Sault .. depends on our pace. 

After the long and winding descent we return to the plains and make our way back to Bedoin to complete our loop. Wine tasting on the way back to Bedoin.

  • Departure: 9AM at the bike shop in Bedoin
  • Return: Around 5PM in Bedoin

  • Rate : the published rate is for 4 participants with one guide
    Please contact us if you are less than 4 persons
  • 4 participants: 180€ per person
    3 participants: 210€ per person
    2 participants: 270€ per person

 

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  • The town of Bedoin: a Mecca for all amateur cyclists
  • The village of Sault, perched high above the lavender fields
  • The Nesque Gorge and its spectacular canyon road
  • The Monday morning market in Bedoin
  • The peaceful and scenic Gabelle road 1 picnic or bistro lunch
  • 1 wine tasting (on opening days)

Day 1

    • Distance :
    • 80 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 700m
      - 700m

The Nesque Gorge & lavender fields

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  • LOOP ride: Bedoin > Flassan > Sault > Monieux > La Nesque > Bedoin (50miles)
  • Monday morning is the morning market day in Bédoin! Make sure to check out Bedoin's Monday morning market before you meet your guide and start your day !  
  • 9am : meet your guide at the bike shop in Bedoin

  • We begin our guided bike ride in the town of Bedoin, international hub of cycling for all things Mont Ventoux, and made famous by its many inclusions in the Tour de France bicycle race. We cycle eastward through the cherry orchards to the village of Flassan, and then up the seldom-used and peaceful Gabelle road to the east, climbing gradually for 10km through scenic forests.

    We reach the eastern flanks of Mont Ventoux. A detour is possible up to the perched village of Sault, surrounded by its lavender fields, where we can try some of its famous nougat candy. Circling back to the west we reach the tiny village of Monieux. Lunch in Monieux or in Sault .. depends on your pace.

    After a short climb, we find ourselves high above a spectacular canyon, and then a freewheeling descent ensues on what is probably the most spectacular road in all of Provence: the Nesque gorge. The narrow road hovers above a breathtaking canyon, winding ever-so-gently downhill along an improbable road, clinging to the side of a cliff, through tunnels carved directly into limestone: jaw-dropping scenery guaranteed!  

    After a long and winding descent we return to the plains. We enjoy a wine-tasting at a local estate (depending on opening days) and make our way back to Bedoin to complete our loop.

  • 5pm : End of your guided day in Bedoin
  • Included :
    - 1 Hybrid bike rental
    - 1 restaurant lunch
    -  1 wine tastings (on opening days) 

  • OPTIONAL
    - 1 Road bike with supplement 
    - 1 E-bike with supplement 
  • THE RIDE
    The total ride is 80 km is length. The sustained climb at the beginning of the ride -- 15km long -- is gradual but suitable for those with biking experience on hills.
    You can choose the road bike option (with a supplement)
    Don't forget the possibility of using E-bikes to make the riding easier (with a supplement)!

YOU WILL NEED :

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING ..

  • Comfortable gym clothes are sufficient or you can choose to wear bicycle-specific clothing (bib-shorts and a cycling jersey) 
  • Wind/Rain jacket in case of wind, bad weather that can be stored in your backpack (recommended)
  • a small collapsible nylon backpack 
  • Running shoes for flat pedals
  • Sun hat, sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : 
    - The rates are per person, based on a double-bedded room (1 bed) 
    - Sup for a twin-bedded room (2 beds) in some hotels 
  • 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

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

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
  • 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 person /  per E-bike 

GUIDED DAY TOUR RATES

  • The rates are for a private guided day cycling tour 
  • You can book this guided day walk as from 4 guests 
  • We confirm your reservation within 2 working days

INCLUDED

  • 9AM: Meeting in Bédoin
  • 5PM: End of the day in Bédoin
  • 1 English and French-speaking cycling guide 
  • 1 Hybrid bike rental - helmet included
  • 1 lunch picnic or restaurant
  • 1 Wine tasting ( on opening days)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Optional : nougat tasting in Sault
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Items of personal nature
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