Anytime between April 1 and October 31. Please note, however,
that bike pick-up and return cannot occur on a Sunday. See Scheduling Your Bike Tour for blackout dates and tour scheduling considerations.
Located in the far southeast of France, Provence is known for its lovely Mediterranean climate, fields of sunflowers, vineyards, the Impressionists, its Papal palace and Roman ruins. In
the deep south of France, the tour begins and ends in Avignon, 3 - 4 hours from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport by express train. The vegetation, light, and ambiance is Mediterranean.
Moderately challenging to challenging. The challenging portions are limited to a few long climbs, but the cycling effort required for these climbs should not be a deterrent to the average cyclist. Though this itinerary features the same overnight destinations as the very challenging Provence of the Tour de France tour,
it has been designed for those who wish to enjoy the scenery with less strenuous
235 miles / 146 km (assuming the longest of the 3 options for the circuit of perched Luberon villages.) Average per day: 47 miles / 29 km.
Overnight destinations: Avignon, Gordes, Sault, and Vaison-la-Romaine.
Some of France's most beautiful perched medieval villages -- Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Goult, etc. -- bathed in the warm Provencal sun.
The fragrance and colors of the lavender fields around Sault.
The Mediterranean light, vegetation, and views through the dense Luberon forests.
The sheer beauty of the Mediterranean landscapes and the play of light that so captivated Impressionists like Van Gogh.
The charming riverside villages of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse.
Spectacular views of Mont Ventoux from your scenic ride along the Toulourenc River.
The option of being shuttled to the summit of Mont Ventoux with your bikes to enjoy the spectacular alpine views and a most
exhilarating descent without the grueling climb. This option is available at no
Vineyards, wine villages, and free wine tasting opportunities.
Avignon, the region's most colorful and cultured city, with its medieval wall surrounding the city and its former Papal palace.
Tour Package Price
Per Person Adult Price: $795.00
Per Person Child Price (16 years or younger traveling with 2 adults): $375.00
Tour Deposit: $250.00 per adult and $100.00 per child. Deposits are charged when tour materials are sent and hotel availability has been confirmed.
Discounts are available for parties of 5 or more adults.
See Terms & Conditions for Diverse Directions' payment terms, cancellation policy, and all terms & conditions.
Tour Package Price Includes...
Tour Package Price Does Not Include...
Tour documentation: Route instructions, maps, Pre-trip Preparation Guide, On-Road Quick Reference Guide, and Sights Guide.
Bike Rental for 6 Days: Excellent quality hybrid bike with handlebar bag, map carrier, cyclometer, water bottle cage, rear rack, lock, repair kit, and helmet. Optional pedal cages.
Road / racing bikes and mountain bikes are available for a supplemental charge. Tandem bikes are also available and may be substituted for 2 standard hybrids at no additional charge.
Basic SAG Support: If you choose not to cycle on one or more days due to weather, illness, etc., AND
you notify your Diverse Directions support representative in advance so that you and your bikes can be transported along with your luggage, no additional charges will apply.
Accommodations: You're free to determine your own budget for
accommodations. A complete list of accommodations options (with website links) is available upon request.
Meals: You're free to determine your own budget for meals.
Transportation from your home to Avignon and from Avignon to your home
Insurance & personal expenses
Postage to destinations outside the US (generally $20.00 - $45.00)
Expedited shipping of tour materials, if required.