Tour of Provence Luxury
The South of France is calling! Make your plans today for an unforgettable cycling adventure through the Vaucluse and Luberon Regions of Provence that highlights this colorful corner of France while resting each evening in its finest luxury accommodations. Along the way, you'll experience the best of Provence's cycling attractions such as Mont Ventoux, the Gorges de Nesque, the Luberon National Park, the Grand Canyon de Verdon, and the famed hilltop towns Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, and Saignon.
Following your daily rides, you can look forward to relaxing and fueling up for the next day at two of Frances' finest five-star Relais and Chateaux properties - Coquillade and the Couvent des Minimes. Both of these hotels offer the finest in terms of comfort and first-class hospitality because your vacation shouldn't end when the ride is over. So make your plans today for an unforgettable ride through the South of France and create a new legend to call your own!
Dates: June 12 - 17, 2017
Costs: $5095.00 per person dbl. occupancy
Single Supplement: $1000.00
Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Airport Pickup / Dropoff: Nice, France
June 12 - Welcome to Nice and the South of France!
Following your arrival at the airport, we'll meet you and transfer you to our nearby hotel where you'll check-in for one night while our mechanics help you build up your bike. Afterwards, relax on the nearby beach or enjoy a swim in the Med before our "Welcome Meeting and Dinner" in town!
June 13 - Transfer to Provence / Provence Hilltop Towns Loop
Enjoy breakfast before a morning transfer to Provence and the village of Gargas and the five-star Coquillade, our home for the next three nights. This afternoon, you'll ride through the postcard hilltop towns of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, and Gordes. Following a dip in the pool or an optional massage, we'll explore the brasseries of nearby Roussillon for dinner on our own.
June 14 - Col de Murs and Mont Ventoux.
Choose to ride as much or as little as you like today on an unforgettable tour on some of Provence's most beautiful and iconic roads! Following your warm-up, you'll climb the Col de Murs on a tiny "corniche" road before descending through the Venasque Forest. Afterwards, challenge yourself on the slopes of the "Giant of Provence," Mont Ventoux! This evening, we'll celebrate your day with a group dinner!
June 15 - The Gorges de Nesque!
Begin your day riding quiet backroads to the village of Mazan before getting ready to ride through the dramatic Gorges de Nesques! Following lunch in the hilltop town of Sault, you'll enjoy one of the most thrilling descents of the week back to our hotel. This evening, we'll explore the village of Saignon for dinner on our own.
June 16 - Gargas to Mane / Luberon National Park and Haute Provence.
Today's route will take us through the Luberon National Park with its fields of lavender and into Haute Provence as we discover such delightful towns like Grambois, Le Bastide des Jourdans, and Folcalquier. This afternoon, we'll check-in at the five-star Couvent des Minimes Hotel in the village of Mane before enjoying a group dinner together to finish off a perfect day of cycling and discovery!
June 17 - Mane to Nice / The Grand Canyon du Verdon!
We've saved the best for last! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a short transfer to Moustiers Sainte Marie before embarking on a climactic ride through the mythical Grand Canyon du Verdon! Following the conclusion of our ride, we'll transfer back to Nice where you can stay in our airport hotel (at your own expense) or take a train to another part of Europe with memories of having experienced the very best of Provence!