A three-day/two-night trip cycling trip to Provence from Paris
After arriving via high-speed train, enjoy historic Avignon, the medieval walled city that is like a trip back in time. You’ll experience the glories of the Pope’s Palace, then travel on to Gordes where you will stay for two nights. That’s your base to explore the Luberon’s incredibly preserved hilltop villages, via electric bike. See Roussillon, Lacoste, Ménerbes, the Fontaine de Vaucluse and l’Isle sur la Sorgue.
Price: $985 per person – Three-star hotel (for four- and five-star hotel requests, please contact us directly)
Rail to/from Paris not included in price. Please enter the date you’d like to arrive in Avignon. Minimum two travelers per booking.
BIKING IN PROVENCE ITINERARY
Day 1 Avignon:
Arrival at Avignon station via high speed TGV rail, private transfer and bike fitting. Luggage stored for the day.
Private guided visit of Avignon highlights, including the Pope’s Palace and Barthelasse Island, via e-bike.
Van transfer to Gordes, famous historically preserved medieval hilltop village.
Dinner at leisure, recommendations available.
Night in charming 3* Hotel in Gordes, breakfast included.
Day 2 The Villages of the Luberon:
Full guided day tour with e-bike.
Your ride will take you to some of the nicest villages in France.
Roussillon, Lacoste, Ménerbes … the essence of the Luberon!
We include a wine tasting, visit of the lavender museum, and, when available, visit of an olive oil mill. Truffle tasting and lunch upgrade available in Menerbes.
Route choices range from easy to moderately difficult. Loop 1: 25 miles. 1500 foot ascent. Loop 2: 45 miles. 3000 foot ascent. All destinations covered on both loops.
Dinner at leisure.
Night in charming 3* Hotel in Gordes
Day 3 Fontaine de Vaucluse and l’Isle sur la Sorgue:
After breakfast, van transfer to the Sorgue country.
Guided loop ride from Fontaine de Vaucluse to L’isle sur la Sorgue, the so-called little Venice of Provence. L’isle is famous for its antique shopping and seasonal market (Sundays only). The Fontaine de Vaucluse is a mysterious spring venerated by locals, and a nice place for lunch (cost not included).
After lunch, private transfer to train station in Avignon.
Train around 4pm – Arrival in Paris around 6:45pm
What’s included in the price:
- Private transfer on arrival and departure
- 2 nights, breakfast and city taxes in a 3-star Hotel in Gordes
- 3 guided tours as above.
- Ebike rental, delivery and setup ( helmet, puncture kit, lock and bidon included)
- Entrance costs to above-noted attractions.
What’s not included in the price:
- Dinner and lunch
- Personal expenses
- 4-star and 5-star hotels on request
- Traditional bike instead of an e-bike
PARIS TO PROVENCE RAIL INFORMATION
LinkParis.com will gladly book your round-trip rail from Paris to Provence. If not booking rail through LinkParis.com, please do not book your train tickets until instructed to do so by us. The exact train schedule and pick up time at the Avignon rail station will always be confirmed by our reservation department when booking. Special time schedules apply on bank holidays.
Looking for a Private Group Tour? We offer great options for your group.
|Why we love Provence – The world has fallen in love with rose wine from Provence, but for me the area is all about the Roman and medieval history. There are so many hilltop villages, beautifully preserved with no power lines or cars, it’s really a trip back in time…and even farther back in time, bits of Roman roads, aqueducts and amphitheaters are all over the place. Not to mention truffles. – Laura|