Provence and Parc du Luberon

Provence and Parc du Luberon

SMALL GROUP BIKE HOLIDAY

From 1170 €/person
28 August – 4 Sept 2021 Max. 75 km/day

France: Haute Provence. From Avignon to the Abbey of Senanque, cycling through conifer woods, ochre rocks and stone-made villages

Our cycling route starts in Avignon, a spectacular town in Southern France where the precious Palace of the Popes stands out and follows the entire ring of the Luberon Natural Park. Along the way, we find charming stone-made villages such as Cavaillon, Lurmarin, Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon, just to name but a few. We visit the spectacular “Ochres Path” in Roussillon, where the soil is coloured with vivid and varied hues. We cycle to the well-known Cistercian Abbey in Sénanque. The vast fields of blooming lavender with the abbey on the background is the classical picture of Provence: hopefully we will be able to enjoy this stunning scenery even if it is not blooming period.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
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Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

Need a bike?

Hybrid, gravel or e-bike: choose your way.

Ride light!

Luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel is included.

Program

Individual arrival to Avignon. At 7pm, meeting with the tour leaders.

Overnight in Hotel Au St. Roche **, Avignon.

We leave Avignon following the river Durance, then we cycle in the countryside, we cross small rivers until we get to Cavaillon, a beautiful town at the gates of Luberon Natural Park. Here we cross coniferous and holm forest and large vineyards of small vines. Before getting to Cadenet, we visit the charming little village of Lourmarin.

Overnight at Hotel Le Mas du Colombier ***, Cadenet.

We first cross the beautiful Provencal countryside, made of vineyards and forests. After the lunch-break in Manosque, we cycle deep into the Luberon Natural Park following wavy roads. Before getting to the tiny village of Saint-Michel l’Observatoire, we climb a challenging hill along a beautiful and panoramic road that leads us to the other side of the park.

Overnight at Hotel Galilee ***, Saint-Michel l’Observatoire.

We cycle in the heart of Luberon Natural Park, among forests, great landscapes and stone-made villages. We visit the ancient villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste and finally we get to Lumières, where we overnight for 2 nights in the ancient convent of Notre-Dame, now converted into a wonderful hotel.

Overnight at Hotellerie Notre Dame de Lumières ***, Lumières.

From the warm colours of the ochres. In this round itinerary we first cycle to Roussillon, famous for the ochres, and we walk the Ochres Path, where we can enjoy the beautiful and vivid colours of the ground. We get to Provence’s Colorado in Rustrel around lunch-time, a stunning natural park where the earth pyramids feature orange, red and burgundy colours. Getting back to Lumières is easy, prevalently down-hill.

Overnight at Hotellerie Notre Dame de Lumières ***, Lumières.

Last day in Luberon Natural Park. We visit one of the classic icons of Provence, the Cistercian Abbey in Sénanque: it’s situated in a stunning valley and getting there by bike is exciting. We pass through the beautiful stone-made village of Gordes and then we stop for lunch in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, where we visit the well-know source of La Sorgue river: the river comes from a mysterious gorge at the steps of a high cliff and it flows roaring towards the valley. 

Overnight in Hotel Au St. Roche **, Avignon.

Back in Avignon, during our last day we head south-west for a round trip that leads us to Pont du Gard, a majestic Roman bridge built with huge limestone blocks, featuring three sets of vast and breathtaking arches with the aqueduct flowing at the top. The bridge crosses the river Gordon and stands out for its imposing and daring architectural structure, still very well preserved.

Overnight in Hotel Au St. Roche **, Avignon.

Breakfast in the Hotel, free day and individual trip back.

Price and information

Provence and Parc du Luberon  (Travel Package, 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days by bike)

1170,00 € Accommodation in double room

1400,00 € Accommodation in single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 45,00 €

Deposit 200,00 €

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

12–20 people

  • 7 overnights with breakfast, in Hotels**/***
  • 7 city taxes
  • 5 3-courses dinners with typical dishes, drinks included (one glass of wine and water)
  • 5 picnics with bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert, ½ liter water
  • 3 tour leaders: 2 by bike, 1 on the support van
  • Entrance ticket to the Ochres Park in Roussillon
  • Support vehicle during the whole tour, for luggage transfer, picnic service and assistance
  • PDF guide with historic and artistic information
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • CANCELLATION INSURANCE (read all details)
  • Bike rental (see extra)
  • 2 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Anything not listed among the included services

+ 100.00 € /person For 6 days of hybrid bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered at the beginning of the tour

+ 160.00 € /person For 6 days of Kalkhoff e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered at the beginning of the tour

+ 180.00 € /person For 6 days of Cannondale e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered at the beginning of the tour

+ 180.00 € /person For 6 days of Bergamont gravel bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered at the beginning of the tour

Booking

  • 28 August – 4 September 2021 (Book before July 28th!)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in our travel packages, read here.

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