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Provence for epicure

Radreise durch eine der schönsten Regionen Frankreichs

Breath-taking sights of the Mont Ventoux or the lovely hills of the Vaucluse with the famous wine-growing area Cote du Rhone. Idyllic villages on the way and singular sights render this tour to a longlasting memory. Discover the very original and enjoying side of the Provence. You will get enthusiastic about this diverse cycletour.

France
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Orange is a city with marvellous buildings dating back to the Romans. The spectacular theatre and the triumph arc are historic witnesses of this epoch. Accommodation is in a choice typical hotel in the centre. The old town breathes the charm of the Provence with its small shops and cafés.

After breakfast start to the first roundtrip to the world wide famous wine-growing town. Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Here one of the most full bodied red wines of Provence is grown. The vineyards were cultivated by the popes, who had their second residence in the region. Via Courthezon (medieval fortress) today's tour leads back to Orange.

In full view of the mighty mountain Mont Ventoux you cycle through the vineyards of the Cote du Rhone to the historical town Vaison-la-Romaine, with many antiques. Especially worth visiting are the ruins of the old Roman town as well as the Roman church Notre Dame de Nazareth.

On Tuesday there is a wonderful market during the morning. Explore the market of Vaison-la-Romaine and enjoy the culinary variety of the region. In the afternoon you have enough time to cycle a short round trip to the typical small villages with medieval architecture. 

You cycle to Sablet and Gigondas. Both villages are really well-known for the vine-culture. Afterwards you cycle to Carpentras – best-known for strawberries and Berlingots (sweet candy). Today you will see the famous spring Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, one of the most spectacular nature monuments of France. On small roads you cycle to the small town L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For a long time the regional artisans used the water power of the small river Sorgue. Little water-wheels, the plane trees on the banks and numerous antique shops invite for a little stroll. 

We follow the valley of the branching river Sorgue. On the way you have the opportunity to visit the grotto of Thouzon, the only public accessible stalactite cavern of the Provence. Along the Durance and on tranquil roads you reach the centre of Avignon. Take the opportunity of an idyllic stroll through the old town and visit the Popes palace.

On small roads along the Rhone you leave Avignon and you reach Orange around noon.

The route

The tours lead through the varying landscapes of Provence. The route is planned to lead almost always on side streets with low traffic. This is an easy and diverting tour with only short simple ascents. Therefore this tour is also suited for beginners or persons with low training level.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Orange
  Season Saison 1
18.03.2023 - 05.05.2023
08.10.2023 - 21.10.2023

Arrrival Saturday
Season Saison 2
06.05.2023 - 16.06.2023
03.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season Saison 3
17.06.2023 - 02.09.2023

Arrival Saturday
Provence Epicure, 8 days, cat.deluxe, FR-PRRGE-08D
Base price
1,049.00
1,099.00
1,139.00
Surcharge single room 339.00 339.00 339.00
Provence Epicure, 7 days, cat.A, FR-PRRGE-07A
Base price
879.00
919.00
969.00
Surcharge single room 219.00 219.00 219.00
Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Oct 8, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023
Arrrival Saturday
Season Saison 2
May 6, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season Saison 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Provence Epicure, 8 days, cat.deluxe, FR-PRRGE-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
Provence Epicure, 7 days, cat.A, FR-PRRGE-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,049.00
339.00
879.00
219.00
1,099.00
339.00
919.00
219.00
1,139.00
339.00
969.00
219.00
Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Oct 8, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023
Season Saison 2
May 6, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season Saison 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. deluxe
Surcharge single room
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. deluxe
Orange
Double room p. P. cat.A
Surcharge single room
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. A
85.00
45.00
85.00
70.00
45.00
70.00
85.00
45.00
85.00
70.00
45.00
70.00
85.00
45.00
85.00
70.00
45.00
70.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Orange
  Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Oct 8, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023

Arrrival Saturday
Season Saison 2
May 6, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Season Saison 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. deluxe 85.00 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. deluxe 85.00 85.00 85.00
Orange
Double room p. P. cat.A 70.00 70.00 70.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Orange
Double room p. P. cat. A 70.00 70.00 70.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike (free wheel)
95.00
95.00
95.00
95.00
155.00
219.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnights in quality accommodation with private bathroom
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Navigation app and GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-day-service-hotline

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements
Extras

Parking/arrival and departure

  • Cat. A: There are free parking slots at the start hotel. No reservation possible.
  • Cat. B: A public parking garage, about € 12,- per day. No reservation possible
  • Fly to Marseille. Take the train (TGV) from Marseille airport to the main train station in Orange. Good rail connection to Orange, Duration approx. 1,5 h.
  • Good train connections to Orange (TGV-station). The start hotel is located approx. 1 to 3 km away from the station. 

 

Hotels

Category A

During the trip you will be accommodated in typical hotels in a range of 2 and 3-star categories (French classification). All room are equipped with shower and EC or bath and WC.

Category Deluxe

During the trip you will be accommodated in superb Hotels in a range of 3 -star and 4-star categories. All rooms are equipped with shower and WC or bath and WC.(French classification).

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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