Provence is home to many amazing architectural accomplishments, including the very beautiful medieval gothic structure, Palais des Papes. So, you certainly won't get bored of your surroundings while cycling in Provence, France.
Despite its popularity, you can still get away from the hustle and bustle and find your own hidden delights on one of our self-guided Provence cycling tours. Picture romantic tucked-away chateaux, bustling local markets and idyllic villages on a relaxing trip where all the logistics are taken care of.
In this region, nothing compares to the scent of the garrigue: a heady mixture of lavender, herbs and wildflowers that cover the hills. When you embark on one of our Provence cycling holidays, you'll be able to experience the aroma for yourself.
You'll make memories to last a lifetime here, even when doing some of the simpler things such as eating lunch under plane trees, shopping for vibrantly coloured arts and crafts and savouring the stunning panorama from the hilltops.
During our carefully crafted cycling holidays in Provence, discover pretty vineyards, olive groves and apple orchards as you cycle through country lanes and greenways on our Landscapes of the Luberon tour. Or you can jump on your bike and visit extensive Roman remains, UNESCO sites and wine festivals during our Vineyards of Vaucluse trip.
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We've handpicked a selection of bike tours of Provence that encapsulate the region's stunning character best. Here are a few of the places you can experience as part of your self-guided cycling holiday.
If it's the tradition and history of Provence that you want to see first and foremost, the northwestern Provençal department of Vaucluse is the place to experience it. Home to a number of notable historical sites including Orange and its most populus commune, Avignon, Vaucluse features a collection of delightful Provençal villages. These epitomise the wider region, along with a landscape of craggy hilltops amid stunning natural scenery.
For wine lovers, our eight-night stay in the area discovering the department's famous vineyards is one not to be missed.
Considered the heart of Provence, the Luberon region sits at the southern end of Vaucluse and extends in the Alpes de Haute Provence. It encapsulates some of the very best sights Provence has to offer, offering a wealth of lush lavender landscapes, word-class vineyards, and a collection of perched hilltop villages fit for the front of any postcard. As relaxing a location for a cycling tour as you'll find in Europe.
Visit the picturesque hilltop villages of Provence with an electric bike - so much easier with the extra boost of power on those hills! Discover the colourful landscapes and lavendar fields as well as local architecture, bustling markets and gastronomy.
The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.
The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you'll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region's famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.
Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 4 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.
A ride through the incredible contrasts between a rich, and variable natural environment : the blue strides of lavender, the subtle nuances of green in the forests, the flamboyant and blinding colours of the cliffs of ochre, or the austere white of the limestone hills.
The air filled with the scent of lavender, the tangy aroma of freshly pressed olive oil and the sound of cicadas singing, experience the art de vivre in Provence.
Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.
For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine - France's most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.
We've got over four decades of experience in creating memorable, once-in-a-lifetime adventure holidays for our customers. When it comes to booking a self-guided cycling holiday in Provence, there are a number of reasons why you needn't look any further than us: