Provence Luxury

Provence, France

Come travel with us to beautiful Provence and discover why Travel + Leisure rated our Provence Luxury trip as One of the Best Life-Changing Trips! We cater to cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

Trip Highlights:

Provence Luxury Biking and Culinary Tour

Breathe in the essence of the ancient countryside while pedaling on a leisurely bicycle ride through sleepy hillside villages and along endless fields of lavender. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and rich Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines.

On this, our signature trip, we spend unforgettable days riding across the Rhône river valley, through multiple renowned wine regions, past shimmering groves of olive trees and over the lavender hills of the Luberon. Discover with us the natural riches of Provence where every few miles the landscape changes into ever more breathtaking views and where locally grown wines and freshly grown foods grace every table. Through it all we explore and we enjoy, savoring how time has slowed down as we are immersed in the wonders of Provence.

  • June 4-9 & September 3-8, 2017 (6 days / 5 nights)
  • US$ 4,495 pp / $950 single supplement
  • 15-20 miles on flat roads and gentle hills
  • Optional breakaway to ride Mont Ventoux
  • Visit medieval hillside villages and browse colorful Provencal markets
  • Ride past gorgeous fileds of lavender and sunflowers
  • Enjoy private cooking class with Chef Jon
  • Exclusive wine tasting with a renowned sommelier.
  • Chocolate tastings with local artisans
  • Visit to a goat cheese farm
 

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2 ♦ Le Drôme Provencal 

Ride through vast oak forests, famous for their truffles ♦ Feed the deer in the nature park of your Chateau-Hotel before having a dip in the pool ♦ Savor private wine tastings ♦ Visit the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape ♦ Take in the views from the ruins of the Pope's castle ♦ Enjoy a guided chocolate and wine pairing at a local producer

Days 3-6 ♦ Les Dentelles & Mont Ventoux

Ride through the charming wine villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras ♦ Enjoy the windswept views of the Mont Ventoux from your hotel ♦ Shop at the vibrant local market to prepare our exclusive cooking class ♦ Enjoy a private wine tasting and guided visit at your hotel ♦ Cycle through the ancient stomping grounds of the Romans ♦ Enjoy the stunning sunsets from the infinity pool at your hotel.

Luxury Accommodation

Domaine de la Verriere - 3-5 nights

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La Verriere is an opulent house and winery, completely secluded within the mountain saddle of the Dentelles de Montmirail. With panoramic views of the vineyards and oak covered hills, as well as the famous Mont Ventoux, this luxury getaway is truly paradise. Enjoy breakfast surrounded by their private forest and sea of grapevines, relax in the shade of the rose pergola, have a swim in the infinity pool or lounge in the hot tub!

Provence - La Coquillade 5 Star Luxury Winery - 2 nights

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In the heart of the Luberon Valley (book "A Year in Provence") La Coquillade is a luxury 5-Star spa & winery hotel owned by the BMC Pro cycling team owner. This beautiful venue offers incredible riding and spectacular views of the magical Provence countryside. Enjoy delicious gourmet meals and local wines.

What's Included

  • Accommodation, Meals and Transportation

    5 nights luxury accommodation
    All breakfasts, 4 gourmet dinners and 4 lunches
    Wine at dinner (a set amount of local, artisanal bottles included with dinner)
    Snacks and drinks between meals
    All transportation during the tour
    Luggage transfers and handling

    Cycling Support & Nutrition

    High quality hybrid bike rental
    Fully guided rides lead by our expert local guides
    Turn-by-turn ride directions for each ride
    Support following vehicle for longer rides with mechanical & nutritional support
    Gourmet Cycling Travel T-shirt

    Cooking Class and Gourmet Picnics

    Private cooking classes hosted by Chef Jon
    Gourmet picnic lunch

    Not Included

    Airfare
    Road bike rental ($350 upgrade for a Specialized Roubaix or a similar level carbon bike)
    Transportation to the tour starting point Avignon TGV train station
    Transportation leaving the Avignon TGV train station
    Accommodation before and after the tour
    All alcohol except a set amount of wine included with dinners
    Personal items purchased
    Gratuities for guides
    Hotel room telephone, mini bar and hotel food and drinks between meals

Choose a date from April to September for your group. We’ll get back to you asap to confirm if we can accommodate your dates.

Private Tour Pricing

Number of Guests Trip Price
2-3 guests $5,895 pp sharing
4-5 guests $5,395 pp sharing
6-7 guests $4,795 pp sharing
8 or more guests $4,495 pp sharing (regular price)