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Provence – from the perched Villages to Mont Ventoux



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Florian Garcenot


ACTIVE TOURS crafts unique travel experiences on hiking and cycling adventure in French wine region

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Provence – from the perched Villages to Mont Ventoux

The quiet roads of the Luberon country, olive trees, vineyards and lavender fields, perched villages and colorful markets, Lacoste (with the ruins of the Marquis de Sade’s castle), Gordes, Roussillon, Vanosque … More “Provencal” it can hardly be! Then the legendary Mont Ventoux or a hike on the chain of Montmirail. The rush to the modern world and bustle has not yet reached the Provence!


Arrival in Orange

Your two wheels adventure begins in Orange. Enjoy the city and its charming bustling streets. Do not miss a visit to the ancient theater, very well preserved! Dinner included and overnight in 3 * hotel.


Orange – Avignon ~35km

With the Mistral in the back, you head south along the Rhone to Avignon. A small detour to Châteauneuf du Pape. This village was the summer residence of the papacy. As for the precious nectar produced in these places, he rose to the rank of “Vin du Pape”. A consecration that opens the door of the great European courts. In Avignon, you discover the famous city of Popes, known for the Pont d’Avignon, the Papal Palace, its maze of cobbled streets: all surrounded by ramparts of the fourteenth century. Dinner free and overnight in Avignon. Read more


Avignon – Roussillon in Provence ~44km

We continue cycling towards the Luberon. Here you meet the first charming villages of provence: Oppède, Ménerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux (Friday Market). You can stop at one of the many shaded café terraces and enjoy the view, the peaceful atmosphere of the South and a cold drink. The tour continues on the idyllic country roads to Roussillon area, perched village with Provencal colors. Its ocher yellow, orange and red, have been used to paint the facades of the houses. Stroll through the village streets and in abandoned ocher quarry, a postcard picture at every step! (Hotel with pool). 44 km. Read more

Roussillon en Provence

A rest day or 51km loop in Ochre area

This itinerary goes along little quiet picturesque roads, and is for all levels. You will see some of the most beautiful landscapes and most remarkable villages in the regional natural parc. A land of shapes and colours where the light changes according to the seasons, you will discover exceptional natural sites: the ochre quarries of the Luberon You’ll be filled with the magic of the place. Overnight in the same hotel. Read more

Roussillon en Provence

Roussillon – Vacqueyras / Montmirail ~ 5

You ride through the Monts de Vaucluse through the hilltop villages of Gordes and Joucas. From village to village, you cross the scrubland before reaching North landscapes of the Luberon. Venasque, medieval city classified among the “most beautiful villages of France” with its magnificent baptistery. Dinner and overnight in a hotel with swimming pool. Read more


the Dentelles de Montmirail or Mont Vent

You can either enjoy your day at the pool, or take a lovely walk on the Dentelles – this chain of jagged mountains that emerges like a white lace on the sky. For most courageous circuit to reach the legendary Mont Ventoux will be offered. Often presented as one of the most difficult climbs in France, the Ventoux is a real test for your legs! From the top, several options to get to your hotel. The good news is that they are all “almost” downhill…. The summit of Mont Ventoux is beautiful. Isolated, it offers an exceptional view. Congratulations! You have climbed the Mont Ventoux, the “Everest for cyclists!” Read more


Montmirail – Orange ~ 25km

You are on the way back and enjoy the ancestral land of winemakers who work on the vineyards spread over Sablet and Gigondas. You cross again the Orange plain before joining the historic city center. Overnight at the hotel.



After your breakfast, your bike tour with us is over, thanks !


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Orange
Hotel Le Glacier
Day 2
Location Avignon
Day 3
Location Roussillon
Day 5
Location Gigondas


Package includes

  • 7 overnights in 3 * hotels, in double occupancy,
  • The breakfasts,
  • 3 dinners drinks (1 night, then day 5 and 6),
  • Transfers from stage to stage baggage
  • The bike route maps,
  • A suggested hiking route waiting of Dentelles, with detailed maps,
  • Telephone hotline when needed.

Package excludes

  • Evening dinners days 2, 3, 4 and 7,
  • Dinner drinks.

More information

  • Hybrid bike rental: 155€/vélo
  • Single supplement: +390€
  • Full half board supplement : +295


4 Reviews

Charles Austin, France

Excellent biking experience through the greenways of Bourgogne Google Traduction The "Best of Bourgogne" is a great trip that is mainly along the green ways through Burgundy, but you will need to be comfortable with a small bit of with-traffic riding in and out of the towns you will be visiting.

Rebecca Howse , France

Thank you John-Michelle. The tour was amazing. Beautiful scenery and fabulous wine! Justin and Rebecca - Australia!

Irene Michlin, France

We had a wonderful experience on Burgundy tour. The information pack is good quality, and we had such a great support. Two calls during the actual cycling were dealt with in 30 minutes, and even a whim of one group member on Sunday evening to have a different bike was indulged immediately. Thanks!


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