Enjoy your guided cycling holidays in Provence. We’ll organize every aspect of the trip for you : booking accommodations, luggage transfers, bike rental, and even custom planning for your group.
Your worry-free vacation begins as your guide takes care of everything from A-Z, showing you all the hidden gems that the countryside has to offer.
Here is a TYPICAL PROVENCE CYCLING DAY with us on a GUIDED holiday:
9:00am: at breakfast, while sipping my coffee, I think of pouring some rosé and some ice cubes into my water bottle for cycling. I can spot the guide out in the courtyard, meticulously cleaning the bikes for today’s ride. And Tom’s out there too, and he’s just one-upped me on the joke: he’s just put a full bottle of wine in his water-bottle cage. Wait till he sees my wine-helmet tomorrow…
- 10:45am: a short but steep climb up the village of Oppède le Vieux. Granny-gear in full effect. Our guide comes over and tells me a dirty joke. The climb hurts less. At the top we find a café, and I get a glass of rosé, with ice cubes. The climb is forgotten.
- 3pm: We cycle into a vineyard and surprise: the wine-maker meets us and hands us all a pair of shears. We help out with the harvest for an hour, and learn all about Grenache and Syrah, and their little cousins Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Then some wine-tasting.
- 6pm: I’m in the pool resting my cycling legs, overlooking the vast expanse that we cycled through all day. I can name all the little villages I see that dot the horizon: I’m sure the guide will test us on this later.
- 8pm: evening picnic in the lavender fields, just in time for sunset. Quite probably the most idyllic setting. Ever. There’ll be some postcards made this evening…
If you look at a map of Provence, there is so much to do in Provence : a cycling & wine tasting holiday, a bike riding holiday in Provence around the Pont du Gard aqueduct. And last but not least, cycling up Mont Ventoux: the cyclists’ Everest !
Below are some of the best cycling regions in Provence:
The famed LUBERON VILLAGES
Discover Luberon biking, pedalling from one perched village to another, cycling in Provence along back country roads! The Luberon mountains are filled with tiny country roads lined with thyme, vineyards, fruit orchards and truffle oak plantations.
The most stunning villages in the Luberon are the perched village of Gordes and nearby Senanque Abbey, Lacoste, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Roussillon, Ménerbes and Bonnieux.
VAN GOGH’S ALPILLES MOUNTAINS
The Alpilles are famous for being part of Van Gogh’s Provence. Van Gogh spent more than a year in the town of St Remy, walking along the streets and painting the landscapes, swept by the Mistral winds. The local olive groves are highlighted by the ever-present sun and beautiful Provence weather. The medieval perched village of Les Baux de Provence is a definite highlight, as well as the small authentic villages of Maussane, Eygalieres, Fontvieille, Graveson, Maussane and Boulbon
PROVENCE VINEYARDS and the CYCLING WINE TOURS of PROVENCE
The capital of the Cotes du Rhone wines is Avignon. And Provence is famous for its vineyards: Chateauneuf du Pape, and the villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras. It is a unique experience to enjoy a cycling holiday in Provence on roads carpeted of vines. Don’t miss all of the Chateauneuf du Pape wineries to visit !
LAVENDER bike in PROVENCE
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to cycling through the Lavender fields of Provence. The booming season typically begins in mid-June and last a month. The high plateaus around Sault and Valensole turn a deep purple, while the fine perfume of lavender wafts through the air. Your Provence lavender tour can also explore the regions of the Luberon and Mont Ventoux, with patches of lavender sprinkled through the countryside.
Cycling Pont du Gard aqueduct
Go for a relaxed and fun cycling trip in Provence around the famed Pont du gard aqueduct to Van Gogh’s Alpilles mountains. Discover the lovely towns of Uzes, and experience our COOKING AND CYCLING : FROM PONT DU GARD AQUEDUCT TO VAN GOGH'S ALPILLES MOUNTAINS
Nature park and wild horses of Camargue
The best Provence cycling routes pass through the untamed region of Camargue: starting from the beautiful Roman Arles to the Gipsy Saintes Maries de la Mer on the Mediterranean Sea. You cycle through unique scenery: tens of thousands of pink flamingos, wild horses of Camargue, bulls farms.
Choose our easy cycling trip FREEWHEELING FROM ARLES TO WILD CAMARGUE & FLAMINGOES or our MODERATE level biking trip CYCLING FROM VENTOUX TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Mont Ventoux challenge : cycling up Mont Ventoux
The Mont Ventoux summit is definitely at the top of every amateur cyclist’s bucket list. The Mont Ventoux climb is the ultimate Everest of every cyclist! You can choose from our various Mont Ventoux cycling trips : CYCLING PROVENCE AND MT VENTOUX IN 5 DAYS, or PROVENCE CHALLENGE: CYCLING FROM THE PONT DU GARD TO THE VENTOUX SUMMIT. Or just add the Giant of Provence to our trip CYCLING FROM VENTOUX TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA