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Wine Villages of Provence Cycling

from $2,415.00

Explore the eastern side of the Vaucluse, with its colourful Mediaeval
villages, eclectic markets and good local wines.

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All about the Wine Villages of Provence Cycling.

With a history dating back to Roman times, today the Vaucluse is a patchwork of vineyards punctuated by olive groves and watched over by the silent majesty of Mt Ventoux – a Mecca for cyclists who come to challenge themselves in emulation of their Tour de France heroes. Our gentle 6 night cycling holiday, however, offers you a much more relaxed way to take in this fabulous region, one of the most fertile plains in southern France and home to such wine appellations as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and, further afield, Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It’s also home to the Ventoux appellation which, although not as well-known as its cousins from the Rhone Valley, offers some fantastic wines at equally impressive prices. 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals 
* Headwater wine service 
* Route notes and maps 
* High quality bikes
* Luggage transfers between hotels

  1. Day 1 Arrive in Avignon

    After checking into the Hotel Bristol, you have free time to discover all that Avignon has to offer and choose a restaurant for dinner (pay locally). *Staying at Hotel Bristol.*

  2. Day 2 AVIGNON TO PERNES-LES-FONTAINES

    Visit the famous Palais des Papes and admire the view from the Pont d’Avignon. In the afternoon, we take you to Pernes-les-Fontaines *Staying at Hotel l’Hermitage, Breakfast at hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant*

  3. Day 3 PERNES-LES-FONTAINES TO VACQUEYRAS

    Setting out from Pernes-les-Fontaines you immediately find yourself surrounded by a sea of swaying vines and spectacular views of the ‘Giant of Provence’, Mt Ventoux, and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Heading towards the mountains takes you around Carpentras into the sleepy village of Loriol-du-Comtat. It’s then on to Aubignan, a small market town with ramparts dating back to the C14 and a pretty old quarter to explore – it’s a perfect lunch spot. In the afternoon you’ll come to the wine village of Vacqueyras, home to one of the Southern Rhone’s bigger names, and from here make the short climb up to your beautiful hotel in Les Dentelles. *Staying at Hotel Montmirail*

  4. Day 4 AT VACQUEYRAS (OPTIONAL) 

    Today you are spoiled for choice. You can cycle through the Vacqueyras vineyards to the village of Gigondas, famous for its ruby-red wine, where you’ll find masses of tasting opportunities (you can also visit Gigondas on foot by taking a leisurely stroll through the stunning Dentelles de Montmirail). Alternatively you could take a taxi to explore Orange with its famous UNESCO Roman amphitheatre and cathedral or to Chateauneuf du Pape for the world-famous vineyards there. However, if that all sounds too much you can simply relax by the pool and take in the wonderful Provencal ambiance.*Staying at Hotel Montmirail.** * 

  5. Day 5 VACQUEYRAS TO MAZAN 

    Today you leave Les Dentelles behind as you head for the village of Beaumes-de-Venise with its muscat wines and olive oil museum. Then it’s a gentle ride along quiet lanes, past olive groves at the foot of Mt Ventoux, to the ancient, fortified village of Caromb. Home to an impressive church, a C16 watchtower and 14 fountains, it makes a nice option for lunch. With Mt Ventoux at your back now, head south through the vineyards to the mediaeval village of Mazan with its church wall made up of more than 60 Roman sarcophagi. Your home for the next two nights is the country chic C18 Chateau de Mazan. *Staying at Chateau de Mazan*

  6. Day 6 AT MAZAN

    After breakfast take a ride to the lively village of Bedoin, named for the C8 Bedouins who settled there and home to the imposing church of Saint-Antonin, with its unique Spanish style – so different from any other in Provence. Bedoin is also the gateway to Mt Ventoux for more hardy cyclists seeking a challenge! From there follow established cycle routes to the Chateau Pesquie, which offers everything from a stroll in the vines, to a guided cellar tour, to a tasting, to a full picnic lunch in the gardens. Then it’s back to Mazan, either to explore the village or relax by the pool before dinner. *Staying at Chateau de Mazan*

  7. Day 7 MAZAN TO PERNES-LES-FONTAINES

    This morning follow empty lanes and vineyard tracks to Malemort-du-Comtat before coming to the foot of the hill on which the wonderful mediaeval village of Venasque sits perched, still surrounded by the remains of its ramparts and three Saracen towers. Listed as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’, there is also a lovely C11 baptistery right in the heart of the village. Heading back down leads you to the popular village of St-Didier with its great variety of lunch options. It’s then a fairly short distance to the old town of Pernes-les- Fontaines where you should have time to explore before heading back to your hotel for a swim in the pool before dinner. *Staying at Hotel l’Hermitage. Breakfast at hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant.* 

  8. Day 8 LEAVE PERNES-LES-FONTAINES

    LEAVE PERNES-LES-FONTAINES

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