Provence cycling holidays

Published by Lyn on 30 October 2018

Browse our listings to find a guided or self-guided cycling tour of Provence, including Ventoux, the Luberon, Vaucluse, Nice and Marseille. 

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6 Days Cycling the Wonders of the Luberon

Ride through the heart of Provence's most spectacular scenery

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
6 days

Price:
From €555

Discover the charms of the Grand and Petit Luberon as you take in the best of Provence. This 6-day ride starts in Cavaillon, and tours along the long limestone spine of the Luberon. To the west, you'll see the 'Gardens of the Pope', some of the best orchards in the area. To the north, there are Romanesque abbeys and churches scattered throughout the area, still symbolising the historic importance of religion in the area. To the south, there's the Durance River, with its villages dotted with chateaux and still carrying the opulent aura of France before the Revolution. All the most beautiful villages in the Luberon are on the itinerary: Sénanque, Gordes, Bonnieux, Buoux and Lourmarin. Ride through pine forests, fields of lavender, vines and orchards as you discover them all. Price includes half-board accommodation, baggage transfers, detailed road book, maps and GPS tracks. 

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A 4-day cycling trip through the heart of Provence

Potter through lavender fields, ancient villages and vineyards

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
4 days

Price:
From €389

This 4-night break is the perfect way to explore Provence, hopping from lavender fields through olive groves and on to hilltop villages. The trip starts in Avignon – the majestic 'city of Popes' with its history of art and architecture. You'll then ride through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (leave pannier space for a sample of Provence's finest wine!), and visit Orange and its historic theatre. From here it's on to one of France's most beautiful villages, Séguret, before reaching Mazan and the foot of Mont Ventoux (it's up to you if your legs can carry you to the top). The last stage takes you to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a former fishing village that's now renowned today for its antique shops. This is a self-guided ride, with bike hire and accommodation included. Daily distance 25-42km a day.

4-day bike trip in the heart of Provence

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A Bed by the Med Cycling Holiday

Take a gentle two-wheeled cruise along the Côte d’Azur

Offered by:
Fellow Velo

Phone number:
+44 (0)7811 285 021 or +44 (0)1788 568 371

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £930 (self guided) or £1075 (fully guided)

Available as either guided or self-guided, this relaxed tour explores a beautiful stretch of the Provencal coast allowing you partake in the glamour of the Côte d’Azur with the option of escaping it all via quiet, secluded roads. With rides limited to between 20 and 30 kilometres each day (plus a couple of rest days), the pace of this French cycling itinerary really allows you to enjoy the region's varied landscape, its flora and fauna. The route starts and ends in Saint-Raphaël, a delightful Riviera town near Frejus with its Roman architectural heritage. But it also takes in lovely Mediterranean towns and lesser known beaches along the way, even allowing for a dip at the end of each ride before dining and falling asleep to the sound of the sea. There's also the option of using the two rest days for additional self-guided rides. The price includes a welcome briefing, 7 nights' B&B, lunches on ride days, transfers, high-quality bikes and plenty of local support.

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A cycling jaunt through Upper Provence and Luberon

Ride Provence's villages, vineyards and flower fields (and tackle Ventoux)

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
3 nights/ 4 days

Price:
From €730

If you have only a short time in Provence, Cyclemundo offer this tour which is an adapted version of one of their best-loved tours for a taste of the best Provence has to offer. Cyclomundo indulges avid cyclists’ need for a brief escape from reality with a complex route that is exhilarating and beautiful. You will ride from the sharp peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail to the heights of Mont Ventoux and finish in the rolling heights of the Luberon. All over Upper Provence you will see pristine villages cling to hillsides, while vineyards and flower fields cover terrain of all types. Price includes 3 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 1 dinner, luggage transfer, detailed maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability), and transfers to and from Avignon. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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A luxury bike tour staying at Relais & Chateaux hotels

You won't want to leave Provence after this cycling holiday

Offered by:
Ride & More

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 76 35 50 96

Tour length:
6 days / 5 nights but can be tailored for you

Price:
€300 per person per day

This is a special holiday for cyclists who appreciate the finer things in life. It's the 'Route du Bonheur' on a bike, with accommodation provided by Relais & Châteaux – benchmark hotels in France for luxurious breaks. It's a 6-day itinerary put together by Christophe at Ride & More. He grew up in the Vaucluse in the shadow of the Ventoux, so he knows its road better than most. He can tailor the itinerary to make it longer or shorter, with the trip costed on a per-day basis. Discover the French 'art de vivre' by bike or electric bike as you pedal through the vineyards, across hills and through fields of lavender. Price includes transfers on arrival and departure, all baggage transfers, B&B accommodation in 5-star hotels, bike rental, all itineraries loaded onto a GPS for you, 24/7 on-call assistance, concierge service for restaurant advice and booking. Available guided or self-guided. 

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A Provence & Mont Ventoux Weekend

A weekend exploring the Luberon and tackling Ventoux

Offered by:
Bike Weekender

Phone number:
+44 (0)845 557 5983

Tour length:
4 days, 4 nights

Price:
From £645 per person

Spend a fabulous weekend cruising past olive groves and through vineyards in Provence. Clear sunny days, quiet smooth roads, stunning views and scenery with just the right amount of climbing and descending. It doesn’t get much better than this! This weekend can be whatever you want it to be: ride through rolling hills in the morning before realxing by the swimming pool in the afternoon, or spend the whole day out on the bike. Then, of course, there's the opportunity to conquer Mont Ventoux and ride the Luberon wine region. This short break offers a convenient, hassle-free road cycling holiday – 4 days of relaxation and fun. Offered guided or self-guided – it's up to you.

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A Provence Discovery Tour by Electric Bike

A tour that allows everybody reach Provence's pretty hilltops villages

Offered by:
Ride & More

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 76 35 50 96

Tour length:
6 days / 5 nights

Price:
From €1495

This self-guided cycling discovery tour of Provence on an electric-assisted bike is a great way to ensure everyone – regardless of ability – can make the most of the beautiful Vaucluse area. Between the vineyards and the lavender fields, e-bikes open up new horizons, gorges and hilltops villages. Vaucluse is a cycling paradise but it can be hillyE-bikes are the perfect tool to reach the charming villages often perched on hillsides so you can enjoy the sweetness of the Provence art de vivre. This tour is designed by local riders so you can experience it through local eyes. The price 5 nights' 3* and 4* boutique hotel accommodation, e-bikes and full route notes and bagagge transfer support. You'll visit Bédoin (with the option to climb the Ventoux), Dentelles de Montmirail and the Côtes du Rhône wine area, the beautiful Gorges de la Nesque, the markets of L'Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, and Avignon, the Pope City. The itinerary can be customised for you to make it longer or shorter, or to take in any special highlights you have on your wishlist.

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Aix-en-Provence to Sainte-Victoire Mountain

A fun morning or afternoon riding Provençal trails on e-MTBs

Offered by:
Aix Bike and Go

Phone number:
+33 (0)9 81 29 54 45

Tour length:
3 hours plus equipment set-up

Price:
€55

Discover the amazing scenery and mountain trails of Sainte Victoire Mountain on an electric mountain bike. The 3-hour tour takes you to unexpected trails up and down the mountain. The electric mountain bike makes it easy to ride up steep hills and explore the mountain. The 3 hours (morning or afternoon) starts in Aix-en-Provence where you'll meet local guide Colin, who'll set you up with an electric Scott E-Scale 920 mountain bike. The first few kilometres are on the road to the mountain so that you can get used to the electric bike before you start the climb. You'll stop at various points to appreciate the magnificence of the mountain and to take videos, photos and have a snack. Viewpoints include Zola Dam, Bimont Dam and others. An e-bike is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to explore the trail and gives you access to areas you never thought possible. There are different trails to ride depending on the skill level of the group. The ride starts and ends at Aix.

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Avignon & Cotes du Rhone - Classic

If you love wine and cycling, this self-guided tour is perfect for you

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 5216

Tour length:
3 or 6 nights

Price:
From £865 per person

Explore the Cotes du Rhone by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most delectable wines. The highlights of this tour include the spectacular scenery of the Chateaneuf-du-Pape vineyards, where you are never more than a short walk from an opportunity to indulge in the world-famous local produce, and the city of Avignon, with its rich history as a seat of power for the catholic church. This is the perfect tour for oenophiles and history buffs alike. The price of this tour includes delightful 3 and 4-star hotels on a B&B basis with 2 evening meals, fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels, and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Avignon to Nice: Visually Stunning

Villages, vineyards and Ventoux on this holiday for road cyclists

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
7 nights / 8 days

Price:
From €1295

Ride through low-lying vineyards and across mountain passes to the Mediterranean on this self-guided tour aimed at fit riders accustomed to long distances on road bikes. Average distances are around 100km a day, with 1,500m of climbing. Follow the Rhone River as you head from Avignon into Languedoc to see the famous Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct before cycling on to the wine regions of Tavel and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and to the foot of Ventoux. From here, it's up to hilltop villages and through lavender fields to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, near Nice and the Mediterranean coast. Top-quality full carbon road bikes available on request. Price includes 7 nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, 3 dinners, luggage transfers between hotels, detailed maps and route notes, GPS device (subject to availability). Tour offered May 25- September 3 but can be tailored for private groups of 6 or more outside these dates.

Cyclomundo Avignon to Nice

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Bespoke Provence Cycling Holidays

My bespoke service to help you plan your Provence cycling holiday

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
You decide!

Price:
You set your own budget

Provence is one of the most popular regions for cycling in France, but decided where exactly where to ride can be hard (there's so much to see and do). So I've set up this special reader service to help you find the right guided or self-guided ride for your ability and budget. If you can't find the right tour for you on these pages, I can hook yo up with experts on the ground to help you arrange luggage transfers, bike hire and accommodation, or to recommend routes and provide maps. It may help take the stress and worry out of your trip, as well as save you some pennies on booking eash element separately. (I have a similar service for Corsica and one for Ventoux – for other French cycling destinations, just email me at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com).  

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Best of Provence

Experience the sights, sounds and perfume of Provence

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+1-800-929-0152 (US toll free); +1-800-823-710 (Australia toll free); +1-800-929-0152 (any other country)

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €1290

This self-guided cycling tour does what it says on the tin: the best of Provence. Start in the Avignon, the city of popes, before heading off to explore the famous vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape, the historic villages of Gordes and St Remy de Provence, and lavender fields, olive groves, castles and art museums. Another highlight is the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct showcased on the 2019 Tour de France route. This trip is suited to people with a bit of cycling experience, and is offered with basic, standard or upgraded hotel options. The price includes accommodation and breakfasts, bike rental, detailed road book, including maps, tourist information, step-by-step itinerary and cue sheets, GPS, all luggage transfers, and emergency support.

 

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Between the sea and the sky in the Camargue

A wonderful trip through the Camargue and its unique natural landscapes

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
6 days

Price:
From €655

Pink flamingos, wild horses and black bulls. Lagoons, salt marshes, rice paddies, vast swamps and miles of sandy beaches. The vast wetlands of the Camargue offer the cyclist all this, between the sky and the sea. The Rhône estuary, which extends over 150,000 hectares in the south-west of Provence, is a unique natural landscape with a rich fauna and flora and a strong character. On this 6-day cycling trip, discover the Camargue with all its facets in a gentle and quiet way. Glide over dykes, sometimes along miles of sandy beaches. The pink flamingos are the most emblematic representatives of the rich natural world here –between April and September, 15,000 pairs gather. From the old Roman city of Arles, explore the eastern part of the Camargue and then close the circle via Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Aigues Mortes. Regional culture is also on the agenda: horse breeding, the extraction of the fleur de sel or the Camargue bullfight. And, of course, there are the culinary delights from both land and sea. Bon appétit! The price of this tour includes 5 nights in guesthouses and 2* or 3* hotels in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners (3- to 4-course menu) on days 1, 3 and 5 in your accommodation or close restaurants, daily baggage transfers, a carefully designed itinerary, navigation app for smartphones, a detailed road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks. Easy or moderate options.

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Bike & Boat - Burgundy and the Côtes du Rhône

Cycle and float your way down the river Rhone

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44(0)20 3797 6620

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £1625 per person

What better way to explore the banks of the mighty Rhone river than on a bike and boat holiday? As one of Europe’s major waterways, the river is lined with vibrant cities and towns, including Lyon and Avignon, two of France’s finest. Enjoy the perfect mix of cruising on board and exploring by bike, making use of the excellent Via Rhona cycle route. The price of this tour includes 7 nights' accommodation on board the MS Provence7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 6 dinners on board, plus coffee and tea between 7am and dinner, house wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, welcome cocktail on arrival, daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed linen, city walking tours in Lyon and Avignon, all port and lock fees. Free Wi-Fi and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL

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Bike & Boat - Provence & Camargue

Explore the rivers and vineyards of Provence by boat and bike

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44(0)20 3944 8857

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £1040 per person

Enjoy a week's bike-boat cruise to explore the beautiful rivers and vineyards of Provence and Camargue. Cruise through lagoons, olive groves and limestone cliffs, and enjoy cities full of hidden treasures and glorious Provençal wine. This is France as it should be discovered. The MS Caprice and MS L'Estillo are 2-star to 3-star vessels. See the famous flamingos of the Camargue regional nature park, the picture-perfect villages of Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Vallabrègues, and, finally, the spectacular Pont du Gard aqueduct. The price of this tour includes flights and transfers from the UK (price can be amended if you are coming from elsewhere), en suite accommodation on the 2-star to 3-star boats, full board dining arrangements, daily semi-guided cycling tours and excursions, welcome cocktail, touring bikes with panniers, route maps and instructions and local support and friendly crew.

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Bike & Boat - Provence & the Camargue

Combine boating and cycling in one relaxing trip

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £1085

Cruise through lagoons, olive groves and limestone cliffs and visit a variety of rich landscapes, full of hidden treasure and glorious Provençal food and wine. Along the way you will see flamingoes and other wildlife of the Camargue regional nature park, the picture-perfect villages of Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Vallabrègues and the spectacular Pont du Gard aqueduct. The price for this tour includes barge accommodation and full board (all meals), flights from the UK (ask about discounts if you're arriving under your own steam), airport transfers, luggage transfers, bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits, detailed route maps and instructions and local support available whenever needed. Electric bikes on request.

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Bike & Boat - Rhone from Lyon to Arles

A true river experience riding and staying on the river Rhone

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44(0)20 3582 5503

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £1665

What better way to explore the banks of the mighty Rhône river than on a bike and boat holiday? As one of Europe’s major waterways, the river is lined with vibrant cities and towns, including Lyon and Avignon, two of France’s finest. Enjoy the perfect mix of cruising on board and exploring by bike, making use of the excellent Via Rhone cycle route. Things to look forward include sampling the wines of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côte Rôtie regions, enjoying the leisurely cycling along the Via Rhona cycle route and exploring the contemporary culture and rich history of Avignon and Arles. The price of this tour includes fully serviced bikes and accessories, half-board accommodatio (B&B + evening meals), en suite cabins on board, tour information pack upon arrival, detailed navigational material, often including GPS maps, local support whenever needed. E-bikes, and flights and transfers available on request. The tour is fully financial protected through ABTA and ATOL.

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Biking Tour through Provence Gems

From Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange and Ventoux

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €899

Starting Avignon, bike through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to Orange and its ancient theatre. Ride on further to Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages in France – your base for a day-trip to the old city of Vaison-la-Romaine. From here, it's on to the foot of the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, to ride around Bédoin and Mazan. This is an area of quiet country roads lined with olive trees and cypresses, and beautiful stone villages. From the shadow of Ventoux it's on to the former capital of the region, Pernes-les-Fontaines, before arriving in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to explore its canals and waterways. This is a slow-paced trip that gives you plenty of time to discover the authenticity of Provence and enjoy its food and wine. Maximum daily distance: 40km. Price includes bike hire, accommodation, and full route notes and maps.

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Classic - Côtes du Rhône

A must for lovers of the best wines France has to offer

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £720

After arriving in France you will spend the first day of your tour in Mazan, a pretty village of narrow streets and stone houses perfect for exploring and a great way to acclimatise. From Mazan you will then ride to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, cycling past riverside towns and vineyards with the sun on your back before hitting the town itself and its famous wine, available for you to try. The route also takes in Gigondas, one of the loveliest villages in the Côtes du Rhône and again famous for its wines. The itinerary designed by Bspoke includes many other highlights in this rich region and the price includes 3- and 4-star hotel accommodation, bed and breakfast, flights and transfers from the UK (ask about price reductions if you're not coming from the UK), luggage transfers, bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits, route maps and instructions, GPS trackers, assistance whenever needed, and tandems and electric bikes are available on request.

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Classic - Côtes du Rhône Vineyards

A varied and interesting tour around beautiful Provence

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44(0)20 3740 4740

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £965 per person

As generations of film stars and artists have discovered, it’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence. From ancient villages scattered with Roman ruins to historic cities, there are plenty of interesting places to stop and soak up Provençal history on our Côtes du Rhône tour. In between stops you’ll enjoy wonderful laid-back cycling through vineyards, along rural trails and into the beautiful valleys of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. The price of this tour includes delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels, half Board accommodation, fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on the spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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