Cycling Holidays in Provence
Sundrenched, succulent and tangy.
Perfect for...days of heaven planned around a lunch time destination followed by a snooze in the shade.
A feast for the senses. The mecca for the mega-famous. Steeped in history, perfumes and colour. At every turn there are medieval villages, walled cities, Roman remains. The smell of crushed herbs scents the warm air while ratatouille vegetables ripen in their rows. The magical peace of olive groves and vineyards explodes as you reach the life of the busy towns, bursting with visitors. There is the buzz of the tourists on the Pont du Gard and the song of the nightingales through the silence of the hotel garden; the Luberon Cycle Trail winds its way from Cavaillon to Forcalquier and back again.
Our holidays start in the medieval town, St Remy de Provence at **** Hotel l’Image and *** Hotel Gounod, each with a pool and garden. Dinner is booked in local restaurants.
Routes are Grade 1 & 2 cycling on the 7 - 9 nights, Grade 3 with longer hillier days on the 14 nights. It is flat across the plain to Cavaillon and on to Orange, but hillier in the LuberonThe perfect addition to your holiday: Pamper yourself with a
1 or 2 nights Chateau Escape in the stunning Chateau des Alpilles*****