Arrival Day. Avignon was once the residence of popes and the historical center is filled monuments including the incredible Papal palace. The city is also filled with superb restaurants; we’ll recommend our favourite to you…
Uzes. Cycling west from Avignon, you'll soon find yourselves immersed in Cote du Rhone vineyards en-route to Tavel, a village that has made wine for centuries. Afterwards, you’ll continue through quaint villages including St. Victor-la-Coste towards Uzes.
Distance: 59 km, elevation gain 616 m.*
Uzes. On the next day, you'll ride north to the village of St. Quentin-la-Poterie where you can see the unique style o f pottery typical of this region. Afterwards continue to la Roque s-Ceze, known as one of les plus beaux villages en France. The riding is along quiet country roads, amongst vineyards and orchards. In Uzes, you'll stay at a wonderful hotel in the historical center.
Distance: 40 km, elevation gain 457 m or 82 km, gain 1012 m.*
St Remy. Making your way south, you can visit the extraordinary Pont du Gard, one of the most remarkable sites in Europe. Crossing the Rhone River, you'll continue on to Barbentane, with its Renaissance chateau and the Abbey de Frigolet, where monks still carry on centuries-old traditions. Arriving to St. Remy, you'll find it the perfect village to explore, filled with cafes, restaurants and artisan shops. You'll stay at a comfortable hotel with swimming pool, and a private park.
Distance: 60 km, elevation gain 426 m.*
St Remy. On your second day here, you'll ride to Les Baux de Provence with its remarkable pilgrimage site. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the asylum where Van Gogh spent a year painting.
Distance: 48 km, elevation gain 438 m or 43 km, gain 559 m.*
Gordes. From St. Remy, you’ll ride east, crossing the Durance River at Cavaillon before the ascent to Gordes. You'll stay at the charming Hotel Le Mas des Romarins with pool and wonderful gardens.
Distance: 61 km, elevation gain 514 m.*
Gordes. you’ll explore the Luberon visiting Roussilon, an often photographed village situated by the quarry of ochre that is so vibrant in color, Lacoste, famous for its chateau and former owner, the Marquis de Sade and Menerbes which has the best collection of corkscrews in France.
Distance: 43 km, elevation gain 696 m.*
Linger before departing.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.