9 days/8 nights

This Fact Sheet describes one possible itinerary. The multi-sport formula is very flexible. You can choose as few as 3 days/2 nights. Each day you decide which activities you’d like to do. Contact us for further details.


Start any date between April 1 and October 31

We recommend you to start your trip on a Monday so that you can enjoy the provencal market in Vaison held every tuesday


Rides: 10 to 50 km (6 to 31 miles)

Some hills every day of minor to moderate difficulty. Shorter or longer rides possible

Walks: 10 to 16 km (6 to 10 miles), 3 to 4 hours

Your Route Descriptions provide information on each walk and ride, so that you can select the ones appropriate for you


Classic Accommodation: US$2010

B&B Accommodation:
US$ 1530

Luxe Accommodation:
US$ 2990
                                   
Single suppl. classic:
US$595       


  • 8 nights hotels
  • Transfers between Vaison, Gordes, and St-Rémy
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners for classic and luxe. 1 dinner for B&B
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons.
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

Vaison-la-Romaine, Gordes, and St-Rémy-de-Provence are all about 650 km southeast of Paris.

Access is via either Orange or Avignon, which can be reached via the TGV (high speed train), and are only a three to four hour journey from Paris.

Transfer to Vaison, Gordes, or St-Rémy via public transportation. We will provide you with detailed instructions.

The region can also be reached by air or from other gateway cities such as Lyon or Nice.


Randonnée Tours

France

Provence Multisport 9 Days
Cycling and walking in Provence is a sensual experience. As you move slowly through the landscape smell the wild thyme and rosemary. Stop to admire the texture of olive trees against old stone walls. Taste fresh chèvre mingled with piquant tapenade. Listen to the splash of fountains in village squares lined with rustling plane trees.




Provence Multisport 9 DaysDay 1
Arrival in Vaison-la-Romaine, where you stay for three nights. Visit the famous Roman ruins, then explore the medieval quarter perched high over the town. Your bicycle is waiting for you, so you can go for a warm-up ride.

Day 2
Today’s activities are up to you. You have the full dossier of rides and walks to choose from. You could cycle through apricot and cherry orchards to Malaucène, a quintessentially Provençal town. There’s a pleasant walk from Malaucène part-way up Mont Ventoux to a chapel. Or explore the Dentelles with a walk to the remote, perched village of Crestet, now home to an art centre.

Day 3
Today ride to Entrechaux, set against Mont Ventoux and with a ruined castle looming high over the village. Add loops to Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, or Buis-les-Barronies. From Mollans there’s a walk to Pierrelongue, where a church perches high on a rocky spire. Or wind your way among wine villages, past Cairanne and then Rasteau, known for a sweet dessert wine. Add a loop to Sablet and Séguret hugging the Dentelles mountains. Extend your Route du Vin tour to Gigondas and beyond. Consider a walk into the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, among vineyards and lacy, rocky peaks.

Day 4Provence Multisport 9 Days
Today you’re transferred to Gordes, your base for two days. Take time to explore Gordes, then walk to Sénanque Abbey, enjoy the peace and tranquility of its valley setting, and explore the Bories Village, made up of round stone huts some of which are hundreds of years old.

Day 5

Today bike to Roussillon, a village of red ochre. Add a ride to the perched village of Lacoste, home of the Marquis de Sade. Or explore L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, called the “Venice of the Comtat”, then Fontaine de Vaucluse, on your way to Ménerbes, on it rocky promontory.

Day 6

Begin with a transfer to St-Rémy-de-Provence, where you’ll stay for three nights. Stroll through this pretty town, then walk to Glanum and Les Antiques, ancient sites with magnificent Roman ruins, then continue to Les Deux Trous, a scene painted by van Gogh.

Day 7

Enjoy a ride to Eygalières, an artists’ village on a mostly flat ride, with fine views of the Alpilles range from nearby St-Sixte Chapel. Extend to the ruined “eagles’ nest” village of Les Baux. Take a more direct route to Les Baux through the Val d’Enfer, the “Valley of Hell”. or head there on foot.

Day 8
Cycle to Mas Blanc-des-Alpilles. Follow tiny canals through the garden of Provence on this flat ride. Extend your easy ride to the castles of Beaucaire and Tarascon.

Day 9

Take a final stroll in St-Rémy before heading off for your next adventure.

"We had a wonderful time. The weather was so good to us! And all the hotels you booked for us were just great. We especially loved the rich décor, delicious breakfast and helpful folks at Hotel Gounod. Our favorite hike was The dentelles de Montmiraille, Spectacular! Thank you for your help it was a grand vacation."

- J. Eldridge


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