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Cycling Tours Provence

What to expect when cycling Provence?

Cycling for Softies has been operating cycling holidays in Provence for many years. It's one of our clients' favourite destinations in France to explore by bike. 

Provence is in south-east France and borders Italy and the Mediterranean Sea. Once part of the Roman Gaul, there are numerous monuments, buildings and vineyards that date back two thousand years. St Rémy de Provence is a prime example of Roman architecture, here you can visit the ruins at the Glanum archaeological site that sit at the foot of the Alpilles mountains.

The beauty of our Provence bike tours is that you can veer off the well-trodden path, taking scenic country roads and be privy to the beautiful landscapes. Don’t leave your camera behind, as you will cycle alongside photogenic views of lavender fields (between June and August), maquis-covered hills, olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. We offer both self guided and guided cycling holidays in Provence.

Would you like to find out more about our cycling holidays and how it all works when you get to Provence? Call our cycle experts to find out more about our bike trips.

Read more about our Provence cycling routes here

Insider Tips:

  • Follow in Van Gogh's steps in St Rémy
  • Delve into Provençal cuisine
  • Visit in June and July for the lavender
  • Taste wine at Château du Fine Roches
  • Pause for coffee in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Paris Add-On:

  • Two nights at a charming boutique hotel
  • Gastronomic dinner
  • Entry to the Louvre
  • A guided food tour of the Latin Quarter
  • View our Paris add-on here
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Harvey, Head of Cycling

Provence is a beautiful region, especially during the lavender bloom. We have curated our cycling tours so that Softies clients can explore it to the full. Opting for an e-bike is a great way to see more without too much exertion.

Cycling in Provence

There is so much to see on our Provence cycling holidays and you can do it all from the seat of your bike! A must-see are the lavender fields in the Luberon which bloom in June and July, with the harvest in August. Cycling through this region is absolutely stunning. Our experts recommend visiting the lavender fields at the end of June, when crowds are fewer and temperatures are milder. We can tailor-make your bicycle tour so you can cycle earlier in the day during the warmer months.

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Food & Wine

The best thing about our Softies cycling holidays is the delicious food and fine wine. We highly recommend the Provençal rose and a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape if you enjoy red wines. The Provençal cuisine is centred around fresh, locally grown produce, native herbs, olive oil and garlic. Park up your bike for aïoli garni with boiled vegetables, cod or even snails. Additionally, there’s olive tapenade, fish bouillabaisse and vegetable ratatouille.

FAQs About Our Provence Bike Tours

Provence has a great reputation for easy cycling with its gentle terrain and low traffic cycle paths. The picturesque surroundings of the many peaceful towns and iconic lavender fields make the Provence bicycle tours a real treat.

Our Cycling for Softies tours to Provence run from April through to October. This is because the weather conditions and summer season is in full flow. This means that all the landmarks and restaurants will be open during your cycling holiday.

Our expert team will make your Provence cycling trip as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

We've cherry picked the most charming places for you to stay in - from rustic country inns to elegant townhouses and chateau hotels. You'll enjoy a warm welcome and excellent dining options during your Provence bike trip.

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