TOUR OF PROVENCE
FEATURING “LE TOUR” AND CRILLON LE BRAVE!
The south of France has always been a favored cycling destination due to it’s abundance of sunshine, dreamlike roads, colorful villages, world-famous vineyards, fields of lavender, and friendly open markets. The region also boasts one of the greatest climbs in the sport of cycling, Mont Ventoux, along with one of Europe’s most distinguished hotels, the Crillon le Brave! During this vacation, you will witness the Tour de France for an afternoon in the village of Vaison-le-Romaine, have the opportunity to climb Mont Ventoux, visit such storied villlages as Gigondas, Sault and Gordes, relax with a spa session, and enjoy dinners overlooking the Provence countryside. Finally, at the end of each day, you will savor relaxing in your own little corner of paradise at the Crillon le Brave while enjoying a glass of wine from the surrounding vineyards. It all adds up to one amazing adventure in the heart of Provence!
Dates: July 23-26 , 2019
Length: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: $2,999.00 pp in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $799.00
Meeting Point: Avignon, France
Drop-Off Point: Avignon, France
July 23 - Welcome to Provence!
We will meet you at 12 noon at the Avignon TGV Station to welcome you before transferring to your home for the next three nights, the five-star Crillon le Brave! Following check-in, our professional mechanic will help build up your bike or fine-tune your rental bike. Afterwards, go for a short spin through the nearby villages or enjoy a dip in the stunning hotel pool before our “Welcome Meeting and Dinner” this evening overlooking Provence!
July 24 - Mont Ventoux / Tour de France Stage 17.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking the countryside of Provence before getting ready to ride the “Giant of Provence,” Mont Ventoux! Savor the views at the summit before descending into Malacuene and then continuing to Vaison-le-Romaine where you will enjoy lunch before cheering on the Yellow Jersey and the Tour de France as they pass through town on their way to the finish in Gap. This evening, we’ll explore the colorful brasseries of nearby Bedoin for dinner on your own.
July 25 - Provence Dream Ride!
You are in for a treat today! Following breakfast, you will embark on an unforgettable ride featuring the Gorges de Nesque and the famed villages of Sault, Gordes, Senanque, and Venasque. The terrain is up-and-down all day long but features some of the most iconic roads and sights in all of Provence! This afternoon, relax in the pool or enjoy a spa session (at your expense) before catching the finish of Stage 18 live on TV before our group dinner this evening.
July 26 - Provence Morning Spin / Afternoon Check-out and Transfers.
For your final morning in Provence, we will ride through the famed vineyards of the region to two of France’s most beautiful villages, Gigondas and Seguret, where you will be able to purchase wine for the trip home. This afternoon, following check-out, we’ll transfer you to Avignon where you can hop on the TGV to go to Paris for the final weekend of the Tour de France or otheWHAT’S r parts of Europe.
Three nights at the five-star Crillon le Brave, one of the finest hotels in France!
Live viewing of Tour de France Stage 17.
All breakfasts and two dinners.
Experienced, bi-lingual staff.
Professional mechanical assistance.
Daily routes, guide and van support as outlined above. Routes may change due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather.
Daily cultural excursions for all non-riders or those wanting to take a day off the bike. It’s your vacation!
Pre-Tour Info Packet to assist with your trip preparations.
Rental Bike Option - $350.00. Please contact us for more details. Thanks!
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to France or Europe.
Transportation or transfers to the “Meeting Point” in Avignon.
Lodging before or after the trip.
Alcohol. There are some meals where some alcohol is included. Anything in addition to this will be your responsibility.
Personal souvenirs and incidentals.
Massages or spa sessions at the hotel.
Optional activities not covered in our trip that you decide to do on your own during the trip.
Gratuities for Velo Echappe’ Staff.
CRILLON LE BRAVE
Crillon le Brave, France
5-stars, Member Relais and Chateaux
July 23-26, 2019
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this trip via the form below. If you would like to reserve space, then please go to our Reservation Page. Thanks!