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Hilltop Villages Of Provence With e-Bike

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2949per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2022  
  • Departures
    Daily departure from April to October from 19 May '22 to 24 Oct '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights twin-centre accommodation in and hotels
  • All breakfast and 2 evening meals included
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Complimentary upgrade to electric bikes available
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities

France: Provence

Hilltop Villages Of Provence With e-Bike

  • Visit the picturesque hilltop villages of Provence in a more leisurely way - riding an electric bike to help you up the hills
  • Discover the Abbey of Venasques, surrounded by lavender fields, and the colourful ochre cliffs near the village of Roussillon
  • Enjoy visits to glorious Gordes and wonderful views of Mont Ventoux and Dentelles de Montrail

This tour has been designed to give you a taste of the picturesque perched villages which pepper Provence's breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon area. Ride at your own pace with the help of the e-assist. You will be amazed to ride easily the hilly landscape of the region and enjoy spectacular views. Cross vineyards, stop in charming provencal villages, ride on scenic roads and simply enjoy the true Provence now accessible with a limited effort.

Take time to enjoy the real Provence 'Art de Vivre' following our immersive itinerary and enjoy the essence of Provence.

This tour will give you many opportunities to explore Provence's secrets. Each day, you a minimum of 2 options (a long and a short ride). Select the one you prefer and ride through colourful landscapes.

Immerse yourself in the Provence's gastronomy by strolling in the local markets which are filled with fresh, local products. They are an institution in Provence. Rich in colours and scents, discover the local products and experience this special atmosphere!



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrival in Mazan

In the heart of Provence, experience an unforgettable stay at Chateau de Mazan.
You stay at Chateau de Mazan**** (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 2: At Mazan 45 km (28 MI) or 51 km (31 MI)

Day devoted to the Dentelles de Montmirail area, a jagged limestone mountains chain, famous for the picture postcard landscapes.

The short option leads you through orchards fields, vineyards and tree-lined roads with wonderful views of Mont Ventoux.

Alternatively the longer option will ride to the lovely village Bedoin, which is one of the three gates to access to the Mont Ventoux and is the starting point of the classic climb for Tour de France. Then climb up to Col de la Madeleine before reaching the Dentelles de Montmirail with scenic routes to Suzette.
You stay at Chateau de Mazan**** (breakfast included)

Day 3: At Mazan 71 km (44 MI)

Today’s ride will take you to the Gorges de la Nesque for a fabulous ride on the slope of the Mont de Vaucluse. You will, sometime feel in the middle of nowhere but this is the true Provence countryside. Landscape and nature is amazing on this itinerary. You can choose to climb or descend the road of the gorges. In both case the loop is the same, you’ll choose the direction you prefer.
You stay at Chateau de Mazan**** (breakfast included)

Day 4: Mazan - Gordes 33 km (20 MI) or 51 km (31 MI)

Leave the Comtat Venaissin area and the foot of the Mont Ventoux and ride to the beautiful Regional Natural Park of the Luberon.

The shorter version : Ride to Venasque and then climb through a gorge to the 'Col des 3 Termes' in the middle of the Vaucluse Mont. Then you can ride down hill to the Senanque Abbey and come back on the itinerary to go to Gordes.

Longer option : The long ride does not go to Venasque but heads up to Methamis and then climbs a beautiful and scenic road. The descent to the Luberon Valley takes you to Lioux, a small and sleepy village nestled at the feet of a huge cliff. From Lioux, climb to Murs and then to Gordes.
You stay at Le Mas des Romarins*** (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5: At Gordes

Day to relax and explore the beauties of Gordes. Walk to the village, discover the cobblestones streets and the winding passageways in the lower part of the town. Outside Gordes, do not miss the Village des Bories, with scenic views over the village and Senanque Abbey surrounded by lavender fields, one of the Provence's icons.
You stay at Le Mas des Romarins*** (breakfast included)

Day 6: At Gordes 32 km (20 MI) or 52 km (32 MI)

Today, on your way to Menerbes you can have a stop at an olive oil factory. Menerbes is one of the must see perched villages in the area. From there, ride back to Gordes via Goult, another hidden gem. Explore this charming village with its castle and its old windmill.

Alternatively ride to one of the most charming villages of the Luberon: Oppèdes le Vieux. Then continue to Menerbes and to Lacoste. Overlooked by its castle, Lacoste is an arty place that welcomes art students and their workshop...lots of interesting things to discover while strolling the medival streets of the village. After Lacoste rides to Goult.
You stay at Le Mas des Romarins*** (breakfast included)

Day 7: At Gordes 30 km (18 MI) or 43 km (26 MI)

Ochre are the treasure of the Luberon. Stretching on nearly 25km, the ochre landscape is very special from this area. Their shade infused this part of the Luberon with their colours from the whitest to dark red contrasting with the Provencal blue sky and the green of the pine trees.

This ride takes you to the village called Roussillon. This multicoloured village is set on top of an ochre hill and is well known for the ochre cliff right in front of the main square. In Roussillon do not miss to hike the ochre trail and then lose yourself in the small street to the top of the village from where the view on the Luberon countryside is amazing.

Longer option: This route takes you through the Ochre area to Gargas on beautifuls countryside roads crossing quaint hamlets. Gargas was an important ochre production centre. In Gargas do not miss to visit the Mathieu Lustrerie showroom. It's one of the best chandeliers in the world. Between Gargas and Roussillon, you can also visit an old ochre mine. Then enjoy the beauty of Roussillon before you ride back to Gordes.
You stay at Le Mas des Romarins*** (breakfast included)

Day 8: Leave Gordes


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Chateau de Mazan, Mazan

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The Chateau de Mazan - the former home of the notorious Maquis de Sade - is an optional upgrade for your stay in Mazan. This wonderful, airy hotel is housed in a 18th century mansion in the historic centre of the village. The newly refurbished rooms have free WiFi and minibars and upgraded rooms come with everything from whirlpool tubs to private gardens and terraces. An elegant restaurant offers period features and a garden terrace, and there's also a bar with retro styling. Other amenities include landscaped gardens with an outdoor pool.

Please note that classic rooms are only available as a double.


Room upgrades: Deluxe Room, Garden room, Junior Suite and Suite
Deluxe rooms are larger than classic rooms. Garden rooms are larger again and have direct access out onto the landscaped gardens. The junior suites have even more space, with most coming with a generous sitting area. The suites boast even more space and have a separate lounge

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Le Mas des Romarins, Gordes

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A early 19th century dry stone residence is now home to an appealing 3-star hotel, with a heated pool in summer, a terraced garden, a spacious lounge, cosy rooms and a gourmet restaurant. This exceptional environment in the heart of Provence is just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Gordes, listed as one of France's most beautiful villages. All of the rooms offer historic charm with a contemporary touch for the perfect night's sleep in the Luberon.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in and hotels

All breakfast and 2 evening meals included

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Complimentary upgrade to electric bikes available

Luggage transfers between hotels

GPS route directions and maps


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Daily departure from April to October from 19th May 2022 to 24th Oct 2022, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfast and 2 evening meals included

Electric bikes
Complimentary electric bikes are available on this holiday. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Avignon TGV train station at 14:33, and back to Avignon TGV train station at 11:45.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.