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Provence: Luberon by bike

ITINERARY

Visit: Cavaillon, Cadenet, Bastide de Jourdan, Manosque, Forcalquier, St Michel de l'Oservatoire, Cavaillon

Day 1: Arrival in Cavaillon

From its Romanesque Chapel (12th century) to its historical narrow streets, the old city of Cavaillon offer an original view.

Day 2: Cavaillon - Cadenet (45 km)

A stage dominated by the variety of landscapes which will guide you to the Durance valley with the beautiful montains of Aix and Alpilles in back ground, before reaching Lauris and its 12th century Château, then Cadenet and the ruins of its troglodyte chateau.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Cadenet - Bastide de Jourdan (35 km)

Take a beautiful trip through a large part of the south hill of Luberon sprinkled with authenticity villages. Do not forget to visit the villages of Lourmarin, Vaugines, Curcuron, before reaching the small village of Vitrolles en Lubéron.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Caen - Cabourg (28 km)

A stage via the AOC vineyards of Pierrevert where the museum of wine & vineyards is situated, before cycling until the city of Manosque at the doors of the ‘Alpes de Haute Provence’ area, a place at the heart of natural environment and exceptional architectural testimonies.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Manosque - Forcalquier (30 km)

A stage between two important places of Haute Provence area, showing a very different personality which will guide you to the eastern part of this area known as ‘Luberon oriental’, from the Durance valley, known for having been a natural place for historical migrations until the colourful and perfumed land of Forcalquier.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Forcalquier - St Michel de l'Oservatoire (or surrounding) (15 km / 20 km)

Enjoy your hotel and its swimming pool before riding on this short itinerary in direction of the ‘Largue valley’ towards the nice villages of St Maime and Dauphin. Then reach St Michel de l'Observatoire.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: St Michel de l'Oservatoire (or surrounding) – Apt (45 km / 50 km)

After Aubenas les Alpes (where fragrance of distilled lavender is diffused in July and August), start a geographic and cultural transitional ride where you can discover a real contrast in agriculture with lavender in the mountains and melons in the valley. You will finally arrive slowly to the ‘small Luberon’ with its perched villages.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Apt - Cavaillon (46 km - 4h)

A neck lace of villages (Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppède le Vieux, etc.) through the small Luberon will guide you on your stage. This last itinerary, through these villages where time seems to have stopped will stay in your mind as the symbol of Luberon.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights with breakfast (double or twin room)
  • Luggage transfer during the bike stages
  • 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps detailed route directions (FR/GB/DE) and tourist brochures
  • City taxes

 

Not Included:

  • Any private expenses
  • Any additional services
  • Any meals not listed under inclusions
  • Bike Rental
  • Transfers

 

Bike Rental:

  • Hybrid bike "Trek" - includes: Male or lady frame, 27 speed gears equipped with 2 rear panniers, 1 front panniers, 1 pannier, 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 padlock, 1 counter, 1 helmet and reflective vest.
    7 Day Rental: From AUD $266.00 per person.
  • Electric Assistance Bike - includes: Universal frame, 7 speed gears equipped with 2 rear panniers , 1 front pannier, 1 pannier, 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 padlock, 1 counter, 1 helmet and reflective vest. 50 to 100 km autonomy.
    7 Day Rental: From AUD $566.00 per person.

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (lvt)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Biking Tour
  • Departures: March - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Cavaillon, Cadenet, Bastide de Jourdan, Manosque, Forcalquier, St Michel de l'Oservatoire, Cavaillon
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