The region of Provence is a sensuous land of strong colors; aromatic purple lavender, bright yellow sunflowers and dramatic landscapes are made more vibrant by the extraordinary light here. It was this that inspired painters, poets and now brings cyclists. Our route takes in the medieval city of Uzes, charming St. Remy before reaching Gordes, perhaps the most charming village in all of Provence.

Location

Avignon

Avignon, France

Day 1

Uzès

Uzès, France

Day 2+3

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence,

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Day 4+5

Gordes

Gordes, France

Day 6+7+8

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

7 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Any start day between March to November. We recommend you to start your tour on a Saturday so that you can see the market in Saint Remy held every Wednesday. July and August are high season; if you’re planning to travel during this period, it is best to reserve far in advance.
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

8 days / 7 nights with 6 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Avignon / Gordes

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate: 30-60+ km (20-40) miles daily including century options on 2 days (Longer options available).

TERRAIN

2 days gently rolling, 3 days are moderately rolling, 1 day hilly.

COST

Classic Accommodation: US $1,820
Single supplement: US $520

Luxe Accommodation: US $2,980
Single supplement: US $810

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting There For those arriving via Paris, most international flights arrive at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. The easiest way to reach Avignon is via a direct train (TGV) from CDG; the journey takes about 3 hours. Then you can take a taxi from the train station in Avignon to your hotel. Information on how to get to the tour start will be send to you with you confirmation package.

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Day 1

Avignon

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…

2

Day 2

Uzès

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.
Ride Distance: 59 km, elevation gain 616 m.*

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Day 3

Uzès

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.
Ride Distance: 40 km, elevation gain 457 m or 82 km, gain 1012 m.*

4

Day 4

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

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.
Ride Distance: 60 km, elevation gain 426 m.*

5

Day 5

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

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.
Ride Distance: 48 km, elevation gain 438 m or 43 km, gain 559 m.*

6

Day 6

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.
Ride Distance: 61 km, elevation gain 514 m.*

7

Day 7

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.
Ride Distance: 43 km, elevation gain 696 m.*

8

Day 8

Gordes

Linger before departing.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Classic

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Hôtel de l’Horloge, Avignon

In the heart of Avignon near the Papal Palace this hotel offers sunny rooms with traditional furnishings.
There are many restaurants steps away.


Hostellerie Provençale, Uzes

Located in a 300 year old manor house, the hotel combines the charms of an historic building and the modernism of the 21st century. The regional market (and restaurants) are steps away.


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Hôtel Gounod, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Located in a 300 year old manor house, the hotel combines the charms of an historic building and the modernism of the 21st century. The regional market (and restaurants) are steps away.


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Hôtel Les Romarins, Gordes

A charming boutique hotel & restaurant with views over Gordes, and an inviting swimming pool and gardens. Walking distance (500 m) to several options for dinner.


Luxe

Hôtel d’Europe, Avignon

Napoleon, Victor Hugo and Jackie Onassis were just some of the guests that have stayed at this legendary 16th century mansion. The elegant salons are surrounded with tapestries and paintings and the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.


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La Maison d’Uzes, Uzes

This three-hundred-year-old house, tucked away down an alley in the majestic city of Uzès, once the Chambon de La Tour family home and a historic monument, has recovered all its former glory and is now a 5-star boutique hotel. The regional market (and restaurants) are steps away. Member: Relais & Chateaux


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L'Atelier de L'Image, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This chic and modern 4-star hotel has been established around the theme of photography and has a gallery. There is a Resto-Bar that serves Japanese and French cuisine in contemporary decor or on the terrace in summer.


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La Bastide de Gordes & Spa, near Gordes

At the heart of the perched village of Gordes, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, the 5-star La Bastide de Gordes offers all the splendour of a former stately home with swimming pool and terraced gardens. The hotel combines charm, elegance, comfort and luxury. Restaurant and spa services available.



Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling tours in Provence, France
Trips starting at
US $1,820

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