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Provence is one of our favourite destinations for a cycling trip. With its stunning lavender fields, charming towns, and delicious cuisine, it has everything you need to fully relax and indulge yourself. The region is also a fantastic place to experience the more luxurious things in life; it’s now known for extravagant film festivals, elegant resorts, and a slow-paced, leisurely style of living. All of this makes it the perfect destination for a luxury cycling holiday. As such, we’ve listed our top luxury tours in Provence for you.
This is a tour of garrigue landscapes, peaceful olive groves, sprawling vineyards and breathtaking towns. This corner of Provence is one of our favourites and a cycling tour here will show you the very best of the region. Designed with shorter distances and easier routes, this is one of the most leisurely cycling tours that we offer. Shorter distances also mean you have more time to explore the locations you visit, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the Provençal way of life.
One of the main sights on this tour is the fortified village of Baux-de-Provence. From a distance, you’ll first spot the jagged peaks of the Alpilles. An impressive sight by itself, by cycling closer you’ll begin to see an entire citadel built into the range. This is le Baux-de-Provence and is one of the highlights of this tour. Lock your bikes up, and head into the town to explore the cobbled streets filled with artisan shops. If the views from atop the citadel weren’t enough, you’ll be travelling back to your hotel with bags full of lavender-scented presents for friends and family back home.
This single-centre tour gives you the chance to stay at the luxurious Hôtel le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This gorgeous hotel is one of our favourites and boasts some of the best facilities in France. Relax in the world-class spa and take a dip in their pool under the Provençal sun. With comfortable rooms decorated in clean, classic styles, this is one of our favourite stays.
As this tour is single-centre you can cycle as much or as little as you want; this is the beauty of it. If one day you decide to have a relaxing day around the pool and saunter into town, you can do just that. A single-centre experience means you can truly immerse yourself in the region, exploring the local area. We have a variety of cycling route options for you, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice on this luxurious holiday.
Dive into the vibrant wine region of Provence on this indulgent tour. Producing some of the finest rosé and red wine in the world, there is ample opportunity for a tour and tasting of the Côtes du Rhône vineyards. Stay in pure luxury on this tour, featuring two beautiful châteaux hotels as well as a breathtaking stay in Crillon le Brave - arguably our most luxurious accommodation across our tours. Cycling up to the main entrance, you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous sight: stunning vista views, and vine-covered arches, all styled elegantly in classic French design.
As part of the tour, you’ll also have the chance to visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which is one of Provence’s most famous wine areas. Many wine lovers will have tasted the delicious notes of blackberry and plum in the red wines produced here. We highly recommend a tour and tasting of a vineyard. Whilst in the Roman city of Orange, there is a wine-tasting experience around every corner, making it hard to visit only one. On this luxurious tour, the towns and villages you cycle to are filled to the brim with history, culture, food, and of course delicious wine.
Named after one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, you’ll follow in his footsteps and see the beautiful region through his eyes on this cycling tour. Starry Nights in Provence is all about experiencing the culture and gorgeous natural landscape as you leisurely cycle between indulgent hotels. The Provençal countryside is naturally gorgeous and full of variety. Sunflower fields soaking up the sun give way to sprawling hillside vineyards which rise above rows of lavender. Whilst cycling, you’ll understand why Van Gogh fell in love with the region.
The towns on this tour offer just as much as the countryside. One stop is Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where the artist spent his later years. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets, diving into any and every boutique you can find for pottery, jewellery and gifts for back home. Another stop on this luxurious tour is Arles. The town is most famous for the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheatre which sits directly in the centre. Wander around the ancient streets, covered in jasmine and wisteria, where every door and window is painted in pastels. Filled with culture and beauty, this is one of the top luxury tours in Provence.
For more information on the top luxury tours in Provence, call our cycle experts today. Alternatively, you can view our Provence cycling holidays here.
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