Visit: Avignon, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Venasque, Mallemont, Mormoirn, Mazan, Gorges-de-la-Nesque (Optional), Bédoin, Crillon-le-Brave, Beaumes-de-Venise, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Avignon
Day 1: Avignon
Your cycling adventure begins in Avignon. If you have time, the beautiful fortified city and one of the European Cities of Culture in 2000 is worth exploring. Highlights include the Place du Palais, next to the Place de l'Horloge and the ruined bridge of Le Pont Saint-Bénézet over the River Rhône. There are lots of museums to visit and many cafes and restaurants for fabulous food and drink and the fun of people watching.
If you arrive early, we can schedule the wine tour this afternoon with a 14:30pm pick up (Please Note: The wine tour is not available on Sunday's).
Day 2: Avignon - L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Venasque
Distance: About 43 kms
Your first taste of cycling in this picturesque, off the beaten track region takes you from Avignon to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is also known as the Venice of Provence because of its location amid a maze of canals and several branches of the Sorgue River. The town is most famous for its many antique shops. While away a few hours visiting the antique shops before enjoying late lunch or a snack in a café. You’ll need the energy for the final climb of the day, up to the sleepy village of Venasque. Here, you’re treated to stunning valley views and a chance to explore one of France’s most beautiful villages.