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Your Cycling Holiday in Provence

E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and drink. We have offered cycling holidays in this part of the world for over 30 years and can now offer a broader experience with the help of an e-bike. Glide up to the stunning hilltop towns, such as Gordes and Roussillon, and traverse the Luberon valley and Cotes du Ventoux, all with a little extra help to let you focus on soaking up the sights, sounds and sensations.

What’s Included

  • Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 4 evening meals (7 night itinerary)
  • Fully serviced e-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
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Eco-friendly options available

Did you know that over 30% of our clients choose the greener option of travelling to their destination by train? This tour can be reached by train or car, so talk to tour Cycle Experts today to find out more about how you can make the more sustainable choice for your next cycling holiday.

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrive at Marseille or Avignon and transfer to your hotel in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Explore the streets of this classy town and perhaps take a stroll to the nearby mausoleum where Vincent Van Gogh spent his later years, producing some of his most revered work.

Day 2 | Optional Round Trip to Baux-de-Provence & Eygalieres | Distance 40 miles (64km)

Your first day on the bike starts with a stunning ride up to Baux de Provence, a picturesque hilltop fort and a great vantage point over the Rhone valley. You descend the other side and head out on a loop around some typical Provencal countryside, covered with olive groves and garrigue to the gorgeous village of Eygalieres. From here you return to St-Rémy via the Roman ruins at Glanum. There are lots of options to shorten the route too.

Approx riding time: 4 hours (full route)

Day 3 | St-Rémy-de-Provence to Roussillon | Distance 41 miles (67km)

Today's ride starts out with an easy jaunt as you head east and pass through the market town of Cavaillon, famous for delicious melons. From here you skirt the southern edge of the Luberon valley, taking in the picturesque hilltop villages of Menerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux. After Bonnieux, you drop back into the valley, across the roman bridge of Pont Julien and up, through ochre and lavender, to Roussillon.

Approx. riding time: 4 hours

Day 4 | Optional Round Trip: Route d’Ocres | Distance 31 miles (51km)

Many people choose to spend a day off the bike in Roussillon, to explore the ochre cliffs and lavender fields on foot. For those looking to cycle, we propose a ride out east taking you past ochre mines and through quaint villages. The route skirts the town of Apt, one of the Luberon’s main settlements, where you can easily take a short detour to explore all it has to offer as a “town of wonderful tastes”.

Approx. riding time: 3 hours

Day 5 | Roussillon to Mazan | Distance 23 miles (37km)

Today you travel towards the Cotes du Rhone wine region, and the town of Mazan. The route starts with a visit to Gordes, one of the region's most spectacular hilltop villages and favoured holiday spot for many A-listers. From here you pass the famous lavender fields of the Abbey of Senanque, before your e-bike will help you glide up a small col and onwards to Venasque and ultimately Mazan.

Approx. riding time: 3 hours

Day 6 | Optional Round Trip: Bedoin and Malaucène | Distance 27 miles (44km)

 If the hotel's enticing garden and swimming pool, not to mention the wine cellar, don’t tempt you into a rest day, then a round trip ride to two gorgeous towns is recommended. Bedoin and Malaucène are both famed in cycling lore as the start of 2 routes up the famed and feared Mont Ventoux climb, often tackled in the Tour de France. They both are full of cafes and boutiques and have a buzz throughout the summer as cyclists pass through in droves.

Approx. riding time: 3 hours

Day 7 | Mazan to St-Rémy-de-Provence | Distance 45 miles (72.4km)

The route turns back south today and winds through the towns of Pernes-les-Fontaines, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in the first half of the day. All three of these places are worth a visit due to their connection to water. Pernes-les-Fontaines is home to over 40 ornate water fountains, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is criss-crossed by waterways like a miniature Venice and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse hosts one of Europe’s biggest freshwater springs. We recommend stopping for lunch next to the emerald green water at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, before continuing to Cavaillon and back to St-Rémy for the last night of your tour.

Approx. riding time: 4.5 hours

Day 8 | We say au revoir

Trip extensions are available upon request.

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

  • Chateau de Mazan

    4 star

    A beautiful 4-star property in the heart of Mazan. The building was formerly the home of the Marquis de Sade and has a grandeur befitting of his reputation. A gastronomic restaurant serves brilliant meals indoors or on the terrace and the well-stocked wine cellar will provide the perfect accompaniment to your food. The large garden area is home to an outdoor pool.

  • Hotel Gounod

    3 star

    A relaxing hotel with quirky, stylish décor and rooms complete with free WiFi and satellite TV. The terrace and outdoor pool are beautiful spots to recharge after a day on the bike and the town's many bars and restaurants are just a short walk away.

  • Hotel le Clos de la Glycine

    3 star

    With fabulous panoramic views of Provence, the Hotel Le Clos de Glycine sits at the heart of Roussillon and has a modern, contemporary style with a French twist. The in-house restaurant cooks up fine, classically French cuisine every evening and the staff are warm and welcoming. We recommend dining outside either underneath the gorgeous sweet-smelling Wisteria or looking out over the beautiful Provençal countryside. The rooms are light and airy with rustic French charm.

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

Prices | 2022

2022 Departure Dates


Board Basis

Tour Only Adult Price

Self-Drive Adult Price

Package Adult Price

April to October 


Bed & Breakfast and 4 Evening Meals




April to October 


Half Board




Full Half Board Supplements: 7 Nights - £120pp

*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.

Your Cycling Holidays in Provence

E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

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