Day by Day Itinerary

France: Provence


Countries   France
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: April to early November.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,755 (Self-Guided - US $3555)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English, French
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    231 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    33 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 55 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,755
Single Supplement $1,225
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • snacks
  • route notes and maps
  • luggage handling
  • van and guide support
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Provence
  • lavender fields
  • vineyards & wine tasting
  • beautiful hilltop/cliff-side villages
  • quiet paved roads
  • Mt. Ventoux
  • luxurious accommodations
  • exquisite dining
  • fantastic picnics
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This is rural France at its full-blooded finest – a journey in time and glorious space, with mesmerizing smells, entrancing scenery, captivating history, unparalleled southern French hospitality, and Provençale tastes combining heaven with earth. The cycling is fabulous, on quiet roads through lush countryside, with options for both relaxed hedonists and eager explorers. From St.Rémy-de-Provence, you will ride to the hilltop fort of Les Baux, influenced by troubadours through the ages. From there, you will head towards the hills of the Luberon, declared a natural park because of its profound beauty. Medieval villages perched on hilltops look down on farms and vineyards interlaced with roads so well suited to quiet cycling that many of them have petite cyclists on the road signs!

You will explore one quiet, stone village after another, sometimes stopping at sunny street side cafés or resting at little fountains, watching farmers tend their lines of vines, or tasting wine and honey, and sometimes riding on long routes through quiet and beautiful terrain, always resting in tranquil lodges. You will cross the Luberon Plateau toward your splendid hotel near the foot of Mont Ventoux. You may be inspired to climb, on a road painted with encouragement to the world’s greatest athletes. You may choose, instead, to take a lift to the top and be thrilled by a 24 km descent! You can visit the best-preserved theatre of the Roman Empire in Orange. Nearby, the headiest of the Rhône wines can be tasted at Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This trip’s colours, scents, and tastes enhance the sunshine magnificently, filling each day with the sensual pleasure that makes French exploring so rewarding.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   25 km (15 mi).
Day 2   25 km (15 mi).
Day 3   95km (55 mi) with shorter options.
Day 4   70km (42 mi).
Day 5   68km (43 mi).
Day 6   60km (36mi.)
Day 7   Farewell
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • France
    • Provence
Cities Visited   St, Remy, Gordes, Val du Sault, Crillion le Brave
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• US $3555 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, route notes & maps, luggage transfers)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: April to early November.

 
BIKE RENTAL

• Sport hybrid: $225
• Lightweight road racing: $395

 
ROUTE NOTES

A simply fantastic ride! 50-80km (30-50miles) daily, on quiet paved roads. Expect some hills, as a pleasant alternative to the flatter but busier roads in the river valleys. The climb up Mont Ventoux is serious. You will be able to take the van up if you prefer.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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