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Cycling Jaunt through Upper Provence and Luberon

Entre Bédoin et Sault, les cyclistes ont l\'option de suivre les Gorges de la Nesque. 5
cycling through upper Provence and Luberon Bédoin, a typical village at the foot of the Mont Ventoux Cyclists will ride by the Senanque Abbey in Gordes, surrounded by lavender This cycling tour includes an optional ride to Mont Ventoux This self-guided cycling tour will allow you to explore some of Luberon's jewels including ochre-colored Roussillon
Entre Bédoin et Sault, les cyclistes ont l'option de suivre les Gorges de la Nesque.

Cycling Jaunt through Upper Provence and Luberon

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  • PriceFrom 655 euros
  • DAY3 nights / 4 days

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Though Provence is known for being warm, peaceful, and relaxing — which it certainly is – the landscapes in the region vary wildly. Cyclomundo indulges avid cyclists’ need for a brief escape from reality with a complex route that is exhilaratingly beautiful.

From the sharp peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail to the heights of Mont Ventoux you’ll ride, finishing 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. Best of all, after long days on the open road, our top-notch accommodations are certain to provide you with well-deserved R&R.

This trip requires a good fitness level. For a more relaxing short escape, we strongly recommend our 2-night/3-day Avignon to Arles or our 3-night/4-day Alpilles tour.


 For travel and cycling tips to Provence, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.


D1Transfer from Avignon — Bedoin or Mazan. Optional loop in the scenic Dentelles-de-Montmirail Long option: Via Dentelles with Suzette Mileage: 86 km / 53 miles Total Climb: 1,150 m / 3,770 ft; Short option: Via Dentelles without Suzette Mileage: 69 km / 43 miles; Total Climb: 710 m / 2,330 ft


After your arrival in Avignon, our team will transfer you to our bike shop in Bedoin or directly to the quaint town of Mazan. From either town, you may ride a loop around the fabulous Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, if you have the time and inclination. The jagged peaks resemble lace, or dentelles, and are surrounded by countryside of equal beauty. The calm country roads travel through the wine-making villages of Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Séguret before approaching Vaison-la-Romaine, one of Europe’s largest archaeological sites. After Vaison-la-Romaine, you might hit more traffic, but fret not; the drivers here are quite accustomed to cyclists. Before reaching Mazan you’ll have the option to ride up to the tiny village of Suzette (1,080 meters/3,540 ft), a modest ascent that, if you so choose, will add 20 kilometers (12 miles) to the day’s ride.

D2Mazan — Sault (via Mont Ventoux or via the Gorges de la Nesque) Via Mont Ventoux Mileage: 60 km / 37 miles; Total Climb: 1,910 m / 6,265 ft; Via the Gorges de la Nesque Mileage: 62 km / 38 miles; Total Climb: 1,960 m / 6,430 ft


Follow the path of Tour de France riders as you ascend Mont Ventoux, the highest point in Provence. The 1,910 m (5,700 ft) climb is often a dramatic scene of the race; although we predict a drama-free ride, the views from the top are certainly sensational! The descent from Mont Ventoux takes you past the plateaus of lavender fields stretching far and wide. Dinner and overnight in Sault, a charming retreat of a town with marvelous sweeping vistas of lavender fields — all the more dazzling when in bloom in July!

Note that an alternative route will take riders to Sault via the breathtaking Gorges de la Nesque.

D3Sault — Gargas or Roussillon, via Venasque with optional extension to Gordes With Gordes Mileage: 76 km / 47 miles; Total Climb: 930 m / 3,050 ft; Via Col de Murs Mileage: 68 km / 42 miles; Total Climb: 920 m / 3,020 ft


While all of Provence is stunningly beautiful, you’re in for beauty overload on Day 3. You may visit up to three of France’s officially labeled “most beautiful” villages, depending on the route you take. The well-preserved buildings of your first destination, Venasque, are perched high above a valley, offering impressive views. Your next destination, the Luberon Regional Park, is within sight! Once amidst the park’s greenery, you have the option to visit Gordes, beautiful village number two, also built on a hilltop.

Depending on what’s available at booking time, your final ride through the Luberon will take you to one of two destinations. Should accommodations be made for you in the ‘beautiful village’ of Roussillon, your stay there will be as warm as the ochre-colored buildings. If your tour takes you to nearby Gargas, dinner will be off a special menu at one of the restaurants associated with Coquillade Provence, a 5-star luxury “Relais & Chateaux” hotel.

D4Transfer to Avignon and departure


After breakfast, our team will transport you to the walled city of Avignon. From there, the rest of France is only a train ride away.

Booking & Prices

  • Option A
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel and 2 nights in 2-star hotels

  • 655 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 195 euros
  • 675 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 215 euros
  • 695 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 235 euros
  • Option A+
  • 1 night in a 5-star hotel and 2 nights in 4-star hotels 

  • 955 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 495 euros
  • 1,055 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 545 euros
  • 1,095 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 595 euros

These prices include:

  • 3 nights' accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Avignon to Mazan on Day 1
  • Transfer from Gargas or Roussillon to Avignon on Day 4
  • Marked maps and/or roadbook (paper and/or app)
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability) or navigation app
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be given our local rep’s cell number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 135 euros per bike. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 105 euros per bike. Electric bikes are available at the rate of 165 euros per bike. These prices include the drop-off fee for the bikes’ return.

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