Where to cycle: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Bike hire in Provence

Need to hire a bike in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur? Then check out our bike hire shop listings

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The ViaRhôna bike route

You can cycle the ViaRhôna bike route for 815km from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean.

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Cycling in Provence

Lavender fields, sunny backroad routes and Ventoux – Max Wooldridge has this guide to cycling in beautiful Provence.

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Provence cycling holidays

Browse our listings to find a guided or self-guided cycling tour of Provence.

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Accommodation for cycling in Provence

Find bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and gites in Provence, the Luberon, Var, Vaucluse, Ventoux, Nice, Marseille, and Avignon.

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Bike routes in Provence

Provence is a varied region of lavender, sunfowers and coast. The bike routes of Provence are as varied as its landscapes.

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Bike routes around Mont Ventoux

Maps and route suggestionsfor leisure cycling routes around Mont Ventoux for all abilities.

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Bike routes around L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence

Maps and bike routes for cycling in the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue area of Vaucluse in Provence.

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The 3 Routes Up Ventoux

There are three different routes up Mont Ventoux - here's an overview plus a downloadable GPX file with them all.

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Electric bike hire in Provence

Paul Lamarra road-tests Sun E-bikes, an electric bike option for cycling in Provence.

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Cycling Mont Ventoux

It's claimed lives and livelihoods, broken hearts and shattered dreams – Max Wooldridge has this overview of climbing Ventoux.

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5 Must-Ride Mountain Bike Trails in France

France is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of world-class mountain bike trails – here are five of the best.

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Baggage transfer services for cycling in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas

A bespoke service for baggage transfers for your cycling holiday in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas.

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Bike route for cycling from London to Barcelona

Fay and Julian cycled from London to Barcelona via France in August 2014. They kindly sent me a copy of their daily itinerary and notes.

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Cycling in the French Alps: When to go

Weather, traffic, road closures – Paul Henderson has this overview of the best times to cycle in the French Alps

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Chemin du Train des Pignès bike route in Provence

We explore a small slice of railway history in central Var on this 20km loop between Lorgues and Flayosc in Provence.

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Cycling in Robert Louis Stevenson’s footsteps

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s 'Travels With A Donkey', Patrick Perring cycles from the Tarn to Marseille via the Cevennes and Ventoux.

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Cycling Ventoux from Crillon le Brave

The hilltop village of Crillon le Brave in Provence is a picturesque place from which to cycle Mont Ventoux

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Ventoux cycling accommodation and planning advice

Reader Q&A: Julia emailed to ask about Mont Ventoux cycling accommodation and for local route planning advice.

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Maps for mountain bike centres in France

Use these handy maps and resources to pinpoint where you want to mountain bike in France.

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Bike hire and cycling routes from Monaco to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Jabandie wants to know about getting bikes to France from Germany. Or should they rent bikes? They plan to cycle from Monaco to Barcelona.

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Cycling in the French Alps: Tough Tour Climbs

Paul Henderson uses the gradient-squared system to compare Tour de France cols Mont Ventoux, Alp d'Huez, Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer to find out which is toughest.

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Cycling Ventoux: 10 Top Tips

Camilla Brokking-Maltas cycled Mont Ventoux for charity – here are her top 10 tips for conquering the Giant of Provence

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Provence bike route - Circular day ride from Vidauban in the Var

Becky Allen and Mark Goodson have charted this 80km circular bike route that loops around from Vidauban through Lorgues in the Var department of Provence.

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Cycling from Caen to Avignon

Reader Q&A: Will emailed to ask about cycling in northern France and about routes from Caen to Avignon.

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EuroVelo routes in France

Eight of the 14 EuroVelo routes pass through France – Andrew Sykes has this overview of which ones go where.

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Cycling from the English Channel to the Med

Stephen Fox cycles from the English Channel to the Mediterranean, covering 593 miles over 13 days

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Provence bike route through Plaines des Maures

This lovely 72km circular bike ride from Vidauban through the Plaines des Maures in the Var department makes a great day of cycling in Provence

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Climbing Ventoux on a Brompton

Paul Lamarra tackled the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, on his folding bike. Here's how he got on.

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Driver support for cycling from Nice to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Charlie emailed from Scotland to ask about finding a support driver for cycling from Nice to Barcelona.

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Bike route for cycling from Strasbourg to Marseille

Reader Q&A: David asked for a bike route from Strasbourg to Marseille that avoided mountains. Here's what we came up with.

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Sally's bike-friendly studio apartment in Provence

I received an email recently from Sally in Provence. She's renovated a studio apartment in the heart of the Var's wonderful countryside – and she's keen for cyclists to use it.

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Ventoux Cycling Holidays

So you want to ride Ventoux? If you need a little support, I'm now offering a bespoke service to help you arrange your Ventoux cycling holiday. Here's how I can help.

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Provence cycling holidays - let me help you!

Need help arranging your Provence cycling holiday? Maybe you need luggage transfers or route-planning advice? Then this page is for you.

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The super bike assembly area at Nice airport

Take a peek at the excellent bike assembly area that awaits you at Nice airport.

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