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Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    8 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2749per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every two days from 9 May '20 to 4 Oct '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • Headwater Wine Collection Service
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • RidePlus route options
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Tandems available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • City break add-ons in Marseille and Nice
  • RidePlus road bike
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, art & history


For 2020 departures our trip inclusions are changing - please contact us for full details

      from 15 reviews

Mr Winskill says...
Had a lovely time, got what we expected and Joey the Rep was absolutely fantastic. The only area of complaint was the Hotel des pins. Location and room ...
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France: Provence

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

  • Easy interest-packed cycling on Provencal plains and foothills
  • Famous Cotes du Rhone vineyards: Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Vacqueyras
  • Extensive Roman remains at Vaison-la- Romaine and UNESCO Orange
  • Colourful Provencal markets; numerous wine festivals; some of the prettiest villages in France
  • Friendly, family-run hotels, most with private pools; good local cuisine

In the heart of Provence, the Vaucluse is steeped in history. Originally Celtic, it was conquered by the Romans and is now rich in well-preserved Roman remains, especially at Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine where the large site is comparable to Pompeii. The skyline is dominated by the majestic silhouette of the Dentelles de Montmirail and dramatic Mont Ventoux.

On this eight night cycling holiday you get the best of both worlds: breathtaking scenery all around combined with easy pedalling on plains and gentle foothills dotted with lavender, orchards and the famous Cotes du Rhone vineyards. The towns and villages you pass through are particularly picturesque with their old quarters, weekly markets and chateaux.

We've arranged especially good evening meals with opportunities to sample both gourmet and local delicacies. Our hotels, which are all family-run, pride themselves on their Provencal cuisine and cellars full of fine local wines - one of which is located between the three world-famous vineyards of Beaumes de-Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.

The Vaison La Romaine dance festival takes place in Vaison from 19-27 July 2020. Join in the fun or come at a quieter time!

This holiday has RidePlus routes as an option - longer, more challenging routes suitable for more experienced cyclists. See the itinerary for routes and distances. RidePlus routes require the use of a lightweight road bike, details of bike upgrades can be found in the dates and prices. Routes are supplied as downloadable GPX files for you to use with own navigation device (Garmin, Wahoo, Bryton, etc).



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Standard itinerary

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We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

The standard routes shown below offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and local exploring. Electric bikes are also available (at a supplement) for an even more relaxing experience.

We also offer a RidePlus option for this holiday - longer, more challenging routes that require the use of a lightweight road bike and are suitable for more experienced cyclists. GPX files are provided for you to download to your own route navigation device. View our RidePlus routes

Day 1: Arrive in Pernes-les-Fontaines

Your 3 star hotel is just north of the village of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Plenty of time to relax and explore the hotel grounds before dinner.
You stay at the Hotel l'Hermitage (breakfast at the hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant)

Day 2: Pernes les Fontaines to Bedoin 33km/20.5mi

Leave Pernes-les- Fontaines this morning and head to the popular village of Saint-Didier, where you can opt to make the climb up the hill to the medieval settlement of Venasque (one of the prettiest villages in France) with its three Saracen towers. You'll then follow lanes and tracks up past Malemort-du-Comtat and then dropping down into the medieval village of Mazan with its church wall that is made up of more than 60 Roman sarcophagi. Continue on through the vines with a back drop of Mont Ventoux as you climb steadily towards Bedoin.
You stay at the Hotel Les Pins (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 3: At Bedoin (Optional 19km/12mi)

Explore the lively village of Bedoin, named for the 8th century Bedouins who settled there and home to the imposing church of Saint-Antonin, with its unique Spanish style - so different from any other in Provence. Bedoin is also the gateway to Mont Ventoux for more hardy cyclists seeking a challenge! Follow established cycle routes to the Chateau Pesquie, which offers everything from a stroll in the vines, to a guided cellar tour, to a tasting, to a full picnic lunch in the gardens.
You stay at the Hotel Les Pins (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 4: Bedoin to Vaison-la-Romaine 32km/20mi

After the picturesque perched village of Crillon-le-Brave you swing across the gentle Carpentras plain to Caromb, a partly fortified little town. A short, steep ascent takes you to the Lac du Paty, hidden amongst the trees. Continue downhill through forest, vineyards and cherry orchards to the fortified village of Malaucene (where Pope Clement V once lived). The final section is a flat bowl along country lanes to the Roman garrison town of Vaison la Romaine.
You stay at the Hotel Burrhus (breakfast included)

Day 5: At Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison has France's most extensive Roman remains including a 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. There's a fine 13th century cathedral and cloisters, castle ruins and fortified gateway, and squares with cool central fountains. The two halves of the town are joined by a 2000-year-old single arch Roman bridge which, amazingly, is still in use; it's well worth crossing to explore the narrow mediaeval streets and little squares of the Haute Ville.
You stay at the Hotel Burrhus (breakfast included)

Day 6: Vaison-la-Romaine to Vacqueyras 25km/16mi

Today it's via Roaix and across the Ouveze River to mediaeval Seguret - officially ranked among the most beautiful villages in France; its streets hug the slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail. There's a 15th century fountain, a 14th century belfry and a ruined feudal castle offering far-reaching views out across the Rhone Valley. Then it's on through pretty Sablet and extensive vineyards to our friendly little hotel near Vacqueyras.
You stay at the Hotel Montmirail (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 7: At Vacqueyras

Orange, a thriving regional centre, is 20km away. It has two marvellous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an elaborately decorated triumphal arch and a beautifully preserved Roman theatre which hosts regular evening performances; your hotelier will help organise a taxi. Alternatively, why not simply relax by the hotel pool?
You stay at the Hotel Montmirail (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 8: Vacqueyras to Pernes-les-Fontaines 32km/20mi

Your final day's cycling takes you through the Cotes du Rhone vineyards, stops first at charming Vacqueyras where there are lots of caves. From here there's an optional detour to mediaeval Carpentras - with a cathedral, atmospheric cobbled streets and weekly (Fri) market - before returning to fountain-filled Pernes-les-Fontaines.
You stay at the Hotel l'Hermitage (breakfast at the hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant)

Day 9: Leave Pernes-les-Fontaines

Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in France for children under 12. As we are unable to provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own. Please see our Planning your holiday page for full details.

The RidePlus routes shown below are longer, may have steep climbs and offer more of a challenge than those on our standard tour. They require the use of a lightweight road bike and are suitable for more experienced cyclists. The routes are supplied as GPX files for you to download to your own route navigation device (Garmin, Wahoo, Bryton, etc).

Our standard routes for this holiday take a more relaxed, shorter route, with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and local exploring. Electric bikes are also available (at a supplement) for an even more relaxing experience. View our standard routes

Day 1: Arrive in Pernes-les-Fontaines

Your 3 star hotel is just north of the village of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Plenty of time to relax and explore the hotel grounds before dinner.
You stay at the Hotel l'Hermitage (breakfast at the hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant)

Day 2: Pernes les Fontaines to Bedoin - rideplus 90km/56mi

On leaving the hotel there's a steady climb to the beautiful village of Venasque via La Roque sur Pernes offering great views of the gorge. The main climb of the day is the Col de Murs which snakes it way up to the tiny village of Murs through rocks and woodlands - the Col has been used as a categorised climb in the Tour de France. The road then twists and turns for around 25km to the town of
You stay at the Hotel Les Pins (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 3: At Bedoin

Explore the lively village of Bedoin, named for the 8th century Bedouins who settled there and home to the imposing church of Saint-Antonin, with its unique Spanish style - so different from any other in Provence. Bedoin is also the gateway to Mont Ventoux for more hardy cyclists seeking a challenge!
You stay at the Hotel Les Pins (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 4: Over Ventoux to Vaison-la-Romaine - rideplus 55km/34mi

A steady few kms from the hotel takes you to Bedoin and to the start of possibly the most famous and iconic cycling climbs - the 21kms (1912m) to the summit of Mont Ventoux. The climb has been used in the Tour de France around 15 times. Chalet Reynard is an ideal spot for a rest and coffee. For the final 7km to the summit it's barren rocks and amazing views, before the descent into the valleys laid out below.
You stay at the Hotel Burrhus (breakfast included)

Day 5: At Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison has France's most extensive Roman remains including a 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. There's a fine 13th century cathedral and cloisters, castle ruins and fortified gateway, and squares with cool central fountains. The two halves of the town are joined by a 2000-year-old single arch Roman bridge which, amazingly, is still in use; it's well worth crossing to explore the narrow mediaeval streets and little squares of the Haute Ville.
You stay at the Hotel Burrhus (breakfast included)

Day 6: Vaison-la-Romaine to Vacqueyras - rideplus 87KM/54MI

Leaving the Roman town of Vaison you quickly pick up the quiet lanes leading to Entrechaux as you head up the valley. Passing through Saint Leger Du Ventoux , Brantes and Savoillans before the road twists its way back down towards Roaix. Skirting north of Vaison you are once again on quiet lanes leading you south through Seguret , Sablet and passing close by to Gigondas with the Dentelles de Montmirail always on your left it is a most pleasant run into Vacqueyras and the last climb up to the Hotel de Montmirail.
You stay at the Hotel Montmirail (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 7: At Vacqueyras

Orange, a thriving regional centre, is 20km away. It has two marvellous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an elaborately decorated triumphal arch and a beautifully preserved Roman theatre which hosts regular evening performances; your hotelier will help organise a taxi. Alternatively, why not simply relax by the hotel pool?
You stay at the Hotel Montmirail (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 8: Vacqueyras to Pernes-les-Fontaines - Rideplus 87KM/54MI

Starting off on tiny lanes and heading to the town of Beaumes de Venise before the steady and picturesque climb up to Lafare. Stunning views of the valley and the Dentelles de Montmirail to take in before winding down to Malaucene where you start the days assent of the D974 for 21km to the summit of iconic Mont Ventoux. Standing at 1912m the views at the summit and on the climb are breathtaking. From the summit it's a 21km descent of the south side into Bedoin with a good number of bike shops cafes and bars before passing through vineyards and following quiet lanes to your hotel in Mazan. Then it's the final run to Pernes Les Fontaines on fast sweeping roads.
You stay at the Hotel l'Hermitage (breakfast at the hotel, evening meal at a local restaurant)

Day 9: Leave Pernes-les-Fontaines

Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in France for children under 12. As we are unable to provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own. Please see our Planning your holiday page for full details.

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.

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


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Hotel l’Hermitage, Pernes-les-Fontaines

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This 19th century residence, transformed into a hotel, feels like an old family home. It is set amidst 2 hectares of grounds bedecked with fountains, many species of trees, and an orangery. The Hotel l'Hermitage is about 4km outside Pernes-les-Fontaines.

The hotel also has a swimming pool in the heart of the property.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel des Pins, Bedoin

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Set among the pines at the very foot of Mt Ventoux, and just outside the lively village of Bedoin (popular among cyclists as the gateway to the mountain), is Hotel des Pins. This property perfectly blends the traditional and the modern with the outside boasting wooden shutters and a terracotta tile roof while inside each of the stylish rooms and suites are individually decorated in a contemporary style. Some have 4-poster or canopy beds, while upgraded rooms add balconies or terraces. There's also an elegant restaurant along with a bar, a lounge, and a patio. Other features include pine-shaded gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and a space for massages.


Room upgrades: Confort / Prestige Room , Suite (Junior/Deluxe/Seven) or Suite (Cerise) .
Prestige rooms have a balcony or terrace, twin beds or a double bed, and a bath. The Cerise suite is made up of two connecting rooms, and can host up to five people. It also features a balcony and a large wooden terrace. The Junior suite stretches over two floors, with a bedroom on the ground floor, and an elegant bathroom with a bath on the first floor. Deluxe Suite comprises an elegant bedroom and a bathroom with a ceiling shower. This suite also boasts an attractive wooden terrace and a Bang & Olufsen music player.


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Hotel Burrhus, Vaison la Romaine

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The Hotel Burrhus boasts a fantastic location, right in the very heart of Vaison la- Romaine.


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Hotel Montmirail , Vacqueyras

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Just a short distance from both Vacqueyras and Gigondas is the Hotel Montmirail, a handsome 19th century villa tucked away between vines and olive trees at the foot of the lace like peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The hotel features a fine-dining restaurant and a relaxed bar, as well as a swimming pool and an expansive patio in the garden. Standard rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibar, while upgraded rooms are decorated in a French country style and have views of the garden and pool.

Please note that there are no twin rooms at this hotel.


Room upgrades: Comfort Room or Superior Room.
The Comfort room is slightly larger and offers views over the hills. The Superior room is larger still and offers a veiw of the garden and pool.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Hotel Bristol, Avignon

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Situated just inside the city walls and a stone's throw from the station, the Hotel Bristol sits in the historic centre of Avignon. It is located along the main street which leads to the city's main attractions; the Place de l'Horloge, the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d'Avignon - all within a 15 minute walk. It is also ideally located to do some shopping! Inside, the lounge with its thick carpet and leather armchairs provides a cosy atmosphere. The rooms are modern and offer a variety of bed and bathroom options. There is no restaurant here but with such a huge selection right on the doorstep, you only have to step outside to explore the numerous possibilities.


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Hotel Le Grimaldi, Nice

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Le Grimaldi has 46 individually decorated rooms all equipped with air-conditioning, satellite tv, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Ideally situated in the heart of Nice the hotel is just three minutes' walk to the pedestrian area of the city with its vast choice of bars and restaurants, 10 minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais and 15 minutes walk from the Old Town.


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Hotel Carre Vieux Port, Marseille

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Situated by the well-known old port - which gives the hotel its name - the Hotel Carre Vieux Port is in the perfect location to make the most of this vibrant city. The hotel has cosy, modern rooms with contemporary bathrooms and fixtures.

There are plenty of restaurants near the hotel for you choose from for dinner.


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Hotel Normandie , Auxerre

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This hotel was originally a maison bourgeoise until it was converted into a hotel by an ex-patissier! It has now been in Mme Ramise's family for over 45 years.

The hotel only provides breakfast, although a la carte room service is possible (very reasonably priced and a good selection of hot and cold dishes). However, it's fun to explore the lovely town of Auxerre and there are plenty of good restaurants in all price ranges within 5-15 minutes walk.

There's a public swimming pool in the town and a sauna at the hotel (approx 7€). There is a secure closed garage behind the hotel (5€ per day) or free parking in front (ask at reception).


Room upgrades: Privilege Room.
The Privilege room has a very spacious bedroom with king size bed.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Avignon TGV train station at 13:19, and back to Avignon TGV train station at 11:45.

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

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Winskill, 07/10/2019

Had a lovely time, got what we expected and Joey the Rep was absolutely fantastic. The only area of complaint was the Hotel des pins. Location and room fine, Food not that great. We could clearly see from the other guests that the food was very good but we got a set menu which was not great. On both nights they forgot I had a Nut and Fish allergy which wouldn't have been to big an issue if they had provided me with a reasonable replacement but on the second night the starter, Fish and Salad was replaced with just salad for me. The main course was poor compared to the other hotels and then they finished me off with stewed apple sprinkled with nuts, good job my allergy is mild. Having said all that lets not forget that the Hotel Montmirail was absolutely fantastic.


Mrs Hulme, 31/08/2019

A wonderful cycling holiday that had some hilly sections so the option of the e bike was great for the less fit, especially in the summer heat. Each hotel offered excellent service and food and the pools were lovely. We enjoyed the variety of quiet countryside hotels and the bustle of staying in Vaison with the fantastic Roman ruins to visit. The routes take you on quiet roads through vineyards and quaint villages with beautiful scenery every day.


Mr Woods, 12/06/2019

Our third cycling holiday ,great fun as always, and nice to travel around another different area.


Dr Brech, 09/10/2018

This was an excellent holiday through lovely countryside. The route was hillier than we had expected for a 1+ bike rating but the day mileages were short so it evened out. For those of us aged over 70 and with a temperature of 33C, the climb out of Caromb on Day 4 was indeed memorable! But there were some lovely long descents to compensate.

We had no problems finding coffee and lunch stops as there were lots of bars and cafes en route, even on Sundays and Mondays.

Accommodation was mixed, as always with Headwater, but every hotel had its excellent upsides.

We spent two extra days in Vaison and took the bus into Orange on one of them to see the splendid Roman theatre there. 10:03 from the top of the road beyond Tourist Info, the journey takes an hour and there are buses back at 16:15, 17:15 and 18:15.


Dr Atkinson, 02/10/2018

Wonderful holiday in a beautiful region with an excellent and charming rep. Marred by the anxiety for me (Jane) over the working of the new app, battery running out before reaching the destination and the lack of good and accurate back up directions. The apps need a bit of tweaking but will be good. Attachment to bikes need to be stronger and visible in strong sunlight.

Headwater response:
Thank you for your feedback. Overall it looks as though you had a lovely holiday . The team at Headwater are constantly reviewing what we do based on our customer feedback and can assure you that all that you have mentioned have been under review to improve.


Mr Katesmark, 12/09/2018

An excellent and varied exploration of the Vaucluse region of Provence, with opportunites to visit ancient Roman ruins, mediaeval villages and legendary Cotes-du-Rhone vineyards.


Mrs Mackenzie, 19/08/2018

Really enjoyed the holiday and out rep Mark was extremely pleasant and helpful. As we were 4 ladies we had requested twin rooms and this was confirmed by Headwater. However this was not the case in three of the hotels which provided double beds with single duvets. This was a 1+ cycle and we had elected for electric bikes which proved to be the right choice.


Mr Hughes, 25/05/2018

A good concept for a cycling holiday and overall, a lovely and enjoyable time. Fabulous scenery and well selected routes to follow.


Mr Cross, 24/06/2017

Despite being of the same modest grading as our two previous HW cycling holidays, this was significantly harder, because of the heat (over 34 degrees) and some long uphill stretches, especially on the Lafare-Vaison day. However, it was worth it for the lovely scenery, the downhill bits, and the hotels, two of which had lovely pools, and some excellent food, especially at Hotel Montmirail (if only it had air-con as well!) and at La Dame d'Oie at Pernes. Plenty of opportunities to sample the Provence Rose, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and Gigondas wines. The archaeological sites and mediaeval town at Vaison la Romaine are well worth the 'rest' day.


Dr Garton, 21/10/2016

Takes you on new journeys


Mrs Huddart, 28/09/2016

Hilltop villages of Provence

This was an excellent holiday, lovely scenery and good hotels and we had a lot of fun. Days 1 and 3 are quite challenging and justify the 2 bike plus rating but the other days are not overly taxing, and there is no shame in pushing your bike up the hill into Gordes! If you start the cycling bit of this holiday on a Sunday there is an excellent market in Isles sur la Sorgue where you can get picnic supplies...although pushing the bike through the packed town was a bit challenging.(I would give this holiday 5 stars)



Vineyards of the Vaucluse

Pleasant cycling through some enjoyable countryside, and lots of good wine! Le Grand Jardin is one of the loveliest places we have stayed. The food at Castel Mireio was delicious and the service (unlike a previous reviewer we didn't find it slow) and welcome very friendly. We are not quite sure it merits anything higher than a one bike rating - some of the distances for full days cycling were a bit short (but we had done 'Hilltop Villages of Provence' the week before so this may have coloured our view). It is not a very touristy area (apart from Vaison la Romain) so many places you visit are quite quiet.

(I would give this holiday 3 stars)


Mrs Little, 26/09/2016

A wonderful taste of Provencal scenery, wine and food!


Mr Cummings, 18/09/2016

This holiday is as described. Cycling more difficult at start but definitely got easier. The hotels tended to be on the edge of villages but this didn't matter too much as they had lovely swimming pools and the weather was very hot and sunny.


Mrs Ramsden, 10/06/2016

Superb cycling location with generally very quiet roads, beautiful countryside and pretty villages perched on hilltops. The reps were really helpful in every way and we enjoyed our time with them. Whilst staying at the Hermitage hotel we ate in the local town at the restaurant - Dame L'Oie which was superb. At Vaison la Romaine we ate at La Barantavelle which was a wonderful meal and far superior to the alternative restaurant in the Old Town. The most disappointing was Castel Mirei as although the owners were very helpful, both breakfasts and evening meals were very poor with extremely slow service and the room was very 'tired' with traffic noise from a side road interrupting any peace. There is however a decent sized pool and small cool sitting room with cold drinks to purchase which were very welcome.

The cycling instructions were generally easy to follow though we would welcome more distances being included between turning points and perhaps a small trip metre on the bike which we have had on other holidays with one of Headwater' s competitors.

Headwater response:
Dear Mrs Ramsden,
Thank you for taking the time to complete your post-holiday questionnaire. Please be assured, all of the feedback we receive is valued and used to help enhance our holidays for the future.
It sounds from your feedback that you had an enjoyable holiday and made the most of your time in this region. We were pleased to see you found the service provided by our reps useful and enjoyed spending your time with them.
We were however sorry to read of your disappointment with Castel Mirei, whilst we agree there are a number of great features to this accommodation, we have taken the decision to replace this hotel for the 2017 season.
We are also making some exciting changes to the way we produce our route notes.
Over the past couple of summers, we have received many requests to make the notes electronic and downloadable so customers can use them on their smart phone or tablet device. We are going to trial this in the cycling resorts that feature experienced Headwater reps, and for all of our new cycling holidays. Then once we gain feedback, we plan to roll this out to other resorts for future seasons.
We will, of course still provide hard copy notes for any customers that prefer this style and for our non-rep regions.
We hope you will agree, these changes will help to continue to enhance this holidays for the future.
In closing, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued loyalty, we look forward to welcoming you on another of our holidays in the future.
Kind regards,
Headwater Customer Service team


Mr Guthrie, 01/06/2016

Headwaters choice of hotels / restaurants resulted in us having some superb meals.



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.

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For 2020 departures our trip inclusions are changing - please contact us for full details.

This 8 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals

Services of your local Headwater Representative

Headwater Wine Collection Service

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality hybrid bikes

RidePlus route options

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)

Luggage transfers between hotels


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 rep.

Departures
Every two days from 9th May 2020 to 4th Oct 2020, for 8 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £202 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tandems
It is possible to hire tandem bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £185 per bike. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

RidePlus
Customers wishing to include the free RidePlus option should request this at the time of booking. RidePlus holidays include additional route directions as GPX files for you to download to your own route navigation device (Garmin, Wahoo, Bryton, etc). Our standard hybrid bikes are not suitable for RidePlus routes so you will need to bring your own road bike or hire one (see below).

Rideplus bike upgrades
Road bikes (Carbone Look 765) are available at a supplement of £152 per person. 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 13:19, 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.



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Alternatively, you can call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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