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Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

Explore the Côtes du Rhône by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most highly rated hotels. Cycle between two chateau hotels before a final stop in one of the regions finest accommodations, Crillon le Brave.

What’s Included

  • Delightful 4 and 5-star hotels
  • Accommodation on a half board basis – delicious dinners each night
  • Fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit
  • Detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app
  • Expert on the spot support
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL
Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

Day 1 | Arrive at Avignon or Marseille and transfer to your hotel in Mazan 

Relax by the pool, enjoy a glass (or bottle) from the hotels well stocked cellar and relax, ready to start your cycling on day 2.

Day 2 | Optional Round Trip: Pernes-les-Fontaines | Distance 16 miles (26km)

Your first day on the bike takes you south to the town of Pernes-les-Fontaines. As the name suggests, this town is known for its water features and is home to more than 40 fountains throughout its medieval maze of streets. On your way back to Mazan, the route takes you through Carpentras, where a short detour will offer you the opportunity to explore this historic town. If you’d rather just get back to the comfort of your hotel and lounge by the pool for the afternoon, then don’t feel like you’re missing out, as you’ll pass back through the town tomorrow.

Day 3 | Mazan to Chateauneuf-du-Pape | Distance 22 miles (36km)

Today starts with a short ride into the town of Carpentras, a real treasure trove for lovers of history and architecture. As you pass through, keep an eye out for the Port d’Orange, the fortress ruins and the Hotel Dieu in particular. From Carpentras you pick up the Via Venassia cycle path for an easy, traffic-free stretch taking you to the village of Jonquieres. A short spin further down the road lies Courthezon, where a quick stop for coffee and a cake will give keep you topped up for the last stretch through vineyards to your overnight hotel on the outskirts of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Day 4 | Optional Round Trip: Orange | Distance 21 miles (35km)

There’s time today to explore this charming village, built at the base of its fortress remains, overlooking the plain of Comtat and endless vineyards. Most importantly, there are wine tastings offered on virtually every street corner. If you’re itching for a ride, why not take the route up to the spectacular Roman ruins of Orange, once the Roman’s capital of the region.

Day 5 | Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Crillon le Brave | Distance 22 miles (36km)

Today starts retracing our tyre tracks towards Jonquieres, before another stretch on the excellent Via Venassia cycle path. We turn off and back onto the open road, pass through the small town of Aubignan, a good spot to stop for lunch, before skirting the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail to Caromb, home to a grand Romanesque church. From here it is a short uphill stretch to take you to Crillon le Brave, a small hilltop village that hosts one of the regions best hotels.

Day 6 | Optional Round Trip: Bedoin | Distance 6 miles (9km)

For those looking to ride again today, we suggest an out and back route taking you to the charming town of Bedoin, just a handful of kilometres away. Bedoin sits at the start of the climb to the top of Mont Ventoux, a stretch of road that has a revered place in Tour de France history. Don’t worry though, we don’t send you up there! We just love the atmosphere of the town, filled with cyclists in summer months and home to plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and boutiques for you to while away the afternoon in. Longer routes are available upon request.

Day 7 | We say au revoir. Trip extensions are available upon request.

What not to Miss

  • Sampling the produce of the Château des Fines Roches wine estate during your stay
  • Soaking up the cycle-centric atmosphere of the charming village of Bedoin
  • The exquisite accommodation and beautiful setting of Crillon le Brave
Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

  • Château de Mazan

    4 star

    This is a château hotel surrounded by a fabulous garden.  Once home of the notorious Marquis de Sade, the 17th century château while being 4* luxury feels relaxed and homely.  In a small Provençal village, at the base of Mont Ventoux, the highest mountain in Provence, the views are magnificent and the scenery stunning.  The terrace is used for summer dining, so you can enjoy your gastronomic dinners listening to the cicadas and if very lucky, a nightingale. The hotel swimming pool is situated in the landscaped gardens and there is also a floral terrace.

  • Château des Fines Roches

    4 star

    Located in the heart of the prestigious vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this turreted castle built in the late 19th century was inhabited by the Marquis de Baroncelli and frequented by many Provencal poets. The landscapes here are breath-taking, with the peak of Mont Ventoux jutting out of the vast Provencal plains and the seemingly endless rows of grapes stretching out to the horizon. The peace and quiet is only broken by the clink of wine glasses.

  • Crillon le Brave

    5 star

    The stunning hotel is the perfect spot to unwind and do absolutely nothing at all, except gently wander from the poolside to the chef's table. For the more adventurous, Crillon Le Brave is situated right next to Mont Ventoux, also known as the giant of Provence.

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

Tour Only Prices | 2020

2020 Departure Dates

Nights

Board Basis

Adult Price

April to October 

6

Half Board

£1735

April to October 

3

Half Board

£895

Package Prices (flights and transfers) | 2020

2020 Departure Dates

Nights

Board Basis

Adult Price

April to October 

6

Half Board

£2145

April to October 

3

Half Board

£1335

eBike Supplement: £20 per day 

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

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