At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Luberon's hilltop villages and valley vineyards
Journey through lavender landscapes, past perched villages and majestic cypresses on a trip that’s pure Provençal. Slow down to the pace of Provence, and delight in everything from boules lessons to a stay in the 17thC Bastide de Marie. Along the way, enjoy antique shopping and a visit to an exquisite private domaine hosted by a sommelier you won’t soon forget.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Dana QuinnView Dana’s Profile Video: Insights Into Provence
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Day by Day
Enjoy a gentle ride along the mighty Rhone River and wander the alleyways of the famed Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Tonight, enjoy the comfort of our favourite new boutique hotel for a B&R takeover!
Cycle the classic Les Alpilles loop with its limestone and almost lunar landscape. Visit the fairytale gothic hilltop village of Les Baux, then follow our guide through Van Gogh’s last residence, where he produced some of his most famous works.
Start in the charming hilltop town of Venasque, with views of Mt Ventoux in the distance. Visit L’Isle sur La Sorge and unravel the mysteries of the Sorgue River. Home for the next three nights is an incredible centuries-old farmhouse.
This is your day for a gorgeous century ride! Experience Peter Mayle's Provence by bike, pass the picturesque villages of Gordes, Roussillon, and Lacoste. Learn how to play pétanque, followed by a Provençal style dinner with a million-dollar view!
Ride through the beautiful Petit Lubéron valley to arrive at a royal picnic in an exclusive wine domain. Indulge in a tasting led by a former Alain Ducasse Sommelier. Tonight, celebrate all the new memories you've made over an indulgent gourmet dinner.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast in Ménerbes at the hotel, then au revoir in Avignon.
Hotel de Tourrel, Saint Remy de Provence
Next to the Musée des Alpilles in the historic old quarter of Saint Remy de Provence, this stylish boutique hotel is housed in an absolutely gorgeous 17th-century mansion. With a chic restaurant, wine bar and a cozy rooftop pool, this architectural standout is the perfect base for exploration.
La Bastide de Marie, Menerbes
This beautifully restored, centuries-old “farmhouse” is set among 37 acres of the inn’s own vineyards in the heart of the Lubéron Valley. With two pools and terraces that run the length of the house, you will be hard pressed to get up from your lounge chair. Fortunately, the chef, Laurent Houdart , is on hand to lure you to dinner with his acclaimed Provençal cooking.
It was exhilarating to cycle down local farm roads, surrounded by fields of luscious lavender, olive groves and five or six-foot high sunflowers.Vancouver Sun
It was great that there were plenty of riding options for the different riding levels. We had the most fantastic trip and I loved the biking! The weather was perfect and there were practically no cars! Just our bikes and the mountains.— Esther Burke
Most of the riding on this trip is quite manageable, becoming slightly more challenging on Day 3 when we head westward. However, where the hills are challenging, the B&R van is there to help out weary riders. We do our best to keep the riding on quiet roads. Daily distances average 50 km (31 mi.), with the option for a 100 km (62 mi.) on Day 4.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip, you can choose between a customized hybrid with flat bars or a road bike with drop bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Paris
We absolutely recommend that you spend time in Paris at least a day before or after your trip, as the French capital has much to offer the visitor, first-timer or otherwise. We will happily organize a city guide if you want an insider’s tour of Paris.
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Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
Where History Meets Modern Luxury in Provence: Hotel de Tourrel
The 9 Best Wines of the Côtes du Rhône
Insider’s Guide: My Favourite Places to See, Eat & Stay in St-Rémy-de-Provence
In Deep: The Charming Towns of France’s Luberon Region
Playing Petanque, the Game that is Uniquely French
Cycling in the south of France: Pedalling through Provence
Summer Love Triangle
Boules: A Provençal Tradition
What to Know About Provençal Cuisine
Vines 101: Examining the Wine of the Côtes du Rhône and Provençal Appellations
11 Things to See & Do in Provence
Explorer’s Index: 6 Reasons To Visit Provence
Rave Reviews: Provence
Provence: A Light That Inspires
Provence Olive Oil: As Civilized as it is Slick
A Chat With Chef Christophe Renaud
Pedaling Through Provence
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