Provence Villa Vacation
Make your plans today for an unforgettable cycling adventure with our "Villa Vacation" in Provence where you will be based for a week outside the village of Vaison-le-Romaine in a private luxury villa while enjoying daily cycling on the postcard-perfect roads that wind through its world-famous vineyards, past fields of lavender, and into quaint hilltop towns dating back to Roman times!
Along the way, you'll experience the best of Provence's cycling attractions such as Mont Ventoux (optional) and the Dentelles de Montmirail but, more importantly, you'll visit colorful Provencale villages like Vacqueyras, Buis-les-Baronnies, Gigondas, Visan, Grignan, and St. Paul Trois Chateaux where the pace of life and the weekly markets provide a truly authentic experience. Daily rides offer several options that range between 18 - 50 miles with more available if you desire. After all, this is one of the greatest cycling playgrounds on the planet!
Following your daily rides, you can look forward to relaxing and fueling up for the next day at our private villa nestled in the countryside. Each of the 8 rooms comes with its own private bathroom. Maximum size is 16 persons. The villa offers the finest in terms of comfort and first-class hospitality so you can feel at home while enjoying the culture of Provence. During your stay you'll enjoy private wine tastings, some privately prepared dinners by our local chef, evening excursions into nearby villages, and meeting local culinary and history guides who will enrich your vacation. So make your plans today for an unforgettable ride through the South of France and create a new legend to call your own while enjoying the experience of staying in your own private villa with family and friends!
Dates: June 24-29; July 1-6, September 2-7
*These dates don't work? If you have a group, contact us for availability. Thanks!
Costs: $4999.00 per person dbl. occupancy
Single Supplement: $750.00
Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Airport Pickup / Drop-off: Avignon, France
Please note that the following itinerary is a "sample itinerary." The activities of the group can be customized for your particular needs. Thanks!
Day 1- Welcome to Provence and our Villa! / Wine Road Ride
Following your arrival at the Avignon TGV Train Station, we'll meet you and transfer you to our luxury villa outside Vaison-le-Romaine where you'll settle in for the week with a picnic lunch overlooking the peool and the surrounding countryside while our mechanics help you build up your bike. Afterwards, we'll enjoy our first ride in the Provence as we ride to some of France's most beautiful villages like Seguret, Gigondas, and Rasteau before enjoying dinner prepared by our private chef at the villa!
Day 2 - Grignan / Poet-Laval Ride.
Following breakfast, we'll depart on a guided ride to some of our favorite villages nestled in the nearby vineyards such as Visan, Grignan, and Poet-Laval where we'll stop for lunch at a local cafe' in town. Upon our return, relax in the pool and get a massage (own expense) before venturing into nearby Vaison-le-Romanie for dinner.
Day 3 - Mont Ventoux Ride w/options.
Choose to ride as much or as little as you like today on an unforgettable tour on some of Provence's most beautiful roads before challenging yourself on the slopes of the "Giant of Provence," Mont Ventoux! This evening, we'll celebrate your day with a group dinner!
Day 4 - St. Paul Trois Chateaux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.
Enjoy a morning swim or yoga before breakfast. Afterwards, we'll explore some of the truly authentic villages to the west of us such as St. Paul Trois Chateaux, Rochegude, Sainte Cecile des Vignes and others before riding the famed Dentelles de Montmirail! This evening, our private chef will prepare a homemade dinner with ingredients from the region plus some award-winning wines from the nearby vineyards!
Day 5 - Buis-les-Baronnies and Sault.
Of all the rides this week, this one is perhaps our favorite because it takes you far of the beaten path into a part of Provence few Americans ever see. We'll begin with a visit to the beautiful village of Pierrelongue and Buis-les-Baronnies before riding on a network of quiet roads to the hilltop village of Sault! Following our return to the villa this afternoon, relax as you wish before a festive group dinner at the villa this evening to celebrate the week!
Day 6 - Nyons Morning Spin / Afternoon Transfer to Avignon.
Our final spin together will take us to the colorful villages of Nyons and Mirabel-aux-Baronnies before returning the villa for lunch. Afterwards, we'll transfer you to the Avignon TGV Station where you can get a train to Lyon, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, or Geneva.