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Particulars

Trip Dates:

2017
May 7-13

May 26 - June 1
Aug 27 - Sep 2

Sep 11 - 17

Sep 17 - 23

Sep 24 - 30

2018
May 6-12             May 25 - 31
Aug 26 - Sep 1        Sep 16 - 22            Sep 23 - 29

Self-guided and custom trips also available and can start any day.Call or email for details.

Trip Size:

8-16 participants

Total Days:

7 days/ 6 nights

with 5 days cycling

Arrive/Depart:

Vaison/Avignon

Accommodations:


Le Beffroi, Vaison-la-Romaine

Chateau de Mazan, Mazan

Bastide de Voulonne, near Gordes

 

Activity Level:

Moderate
20-40+ miles daily

Van supported

Terrain:

3 days gently rolling, 3 days are oderately rolling.

Cost:

Land Cost (current year):
US $3250
Includes 6B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $800

Bike Rental:
US $140- hybrid
US $280- racing

Provence Luxe, Biking

Vaison-La-Romaine, Crillon le Brave, Gordes

With its quiet roads amidst fields of lavender, fine wines to taste, and wonderful food to eat, the Provence region of France is heaven on earth for the itinerant cyclist. Beginning in the village of Vaison le Romaine, we will cycle routes that will include the region’s market towns, wine-making villages and medieval cities. We’ll taste wine in centuries old caves, see Roman antiquities, visit hill-top castles steeped in history and stroll markets at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and others. We’ve been coming here for 20 years and can say there are few places as welcoming to those on a bicycle as this enchanting area of France.

 

 

Accommodations

 

Hôtel Beffroi, Vaison-La-Romaine

Located in the medieval village, this chateau features lovely gardens and a pool.  It is in one of the most beautiful 16th century mansions in the Old City of Vaison; you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.


Chateau de Mazan, Mazan

Located in a small village, this 18th century mansion boasts large guest rooms, a gourmet restaurant and large outdoor swimming pool.

Bastide de Voulonne, near Gordes

In the heart of the Luberon, this welcoming hotel is our idea of luxury. With a large outdoor heated swimming pool and a superb restaurant, enjoy the peace and tranquilty of this property. Recommended by Guide de Charme.

  • What's Included
  • Weather
  • Ride Info
  • Map

Map of the Area

map

Ride Info

Avignon Weather

What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

 

  • Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • 6 nights lodging
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
  • Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • Detailed map and route instructions
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

 

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

 

 

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