|Provence & French Riviera

Provence Self-Guided Biking

Self-guided trips combine the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (think excellent hotels, amazing local connections and expertly planned routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

See Provence at your own pace

Provence is one of France’s most sensuous regions, but it’s also pretty serious. To wit: Mont Ventoux – of Tour de France fame – is where serious cyclists stretch their legs. Hotel Crillon le Brave, perched above sprawling vineyards and olive groves, offers seriously stunning views. Former B&R guide Vicki was so serious about Provence she up and moved there – and she’d love to show you around.

Trip Type: Self-Guided | Activity Level: 3

Experience designed by B&R travel expert Dana Quinn

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$5,225 USDBased on 4 people

6 Days / 5 Nights

Gordes to Avignon

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The first day’s afternoon warm-up ride explores the valley in the shadow of the Lubéron hills, with a stop at the delightful village of Roussillon, known for its tiny cobble-stoned streets lined with a colourful array of village houses, cafes, and inviting little shops.

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Level 3

The trip alternates relatively flat routes with some hilly rides. Distances average 45 km (28 mi.) with longer options on some days, including a spectacular ride of 88 km (50 mi.) through the Gorges de la Nesque. In general, you follow small, quiet roads, though it can be busier in and around towns and at the river crossing. Routes go through vineyards, olive groves, forests, orchards, and charming towns in Les Alpilles, the Ventoux wine region, and the Lubéron.