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Provence Luxury

Active / Recreational


Provence Luxury

Experience the "La belle vie" in France

Newly redesigned Trek Travel biking trip

Connect to the essence of life—food created with care, wine produced with passion, and intimate moments shared with friends.

You'll ride through this ancient countryside, perhaps stopping to eat cherries off a tree or to explore a fortress overlooking a medieval village. Cozy cafés and unique local markets await leisure riders while Mont Ventoux waits to be conquered for the avid cyclists. Provence is one of our most popular bike tour destinations, and for good reason. You'll have an experience you won’t soon forget!



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Joucas, France | Rochegude, France

Daily Itinerary



Today's Ride:

Joucas Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to Gargas Lioux Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 1,620 feet of climbing


Welcome to Provence! You will start today's ride at your new home, Le Phebus & Spa Carita. You will head out on the small roads of the Luberon valley to the town of Gargas, passing below the red ochre town of Rousillion. You’ll continue to Joucas, our home for the next two nights. If you’d like to ride further, follow your guides along the breathtaking ride to Lioux with its dramatic stone wall 330 feet high and almost a half-mile long. Tonight, you’ll gather with your new friends for a toast to the week ahead, and your first outstanding meal in Provence.



Le Phebus & Spa Carita
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Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner



Today's Ride:

Joucas to Bonnieux Loop
Approximately 34 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Joucas to Bonnieux with Shuttle
Approximately 18 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to Bonnieux to Buoux Loop
Approximately 43 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing


It is a quintessentially French day! After your café au lait and pain au chocolat, ride to the charming ochre village of Roussillon and explore its colorful alleyways. A sweeping descent will lead you over the Pont Julien, a Roman stone arch bridge dating back to 3 BC which was part of the Via Domitia road linking Italy and Hispania in ancient times. Select from one of many excellent bistros in the town of Bonnieux for lunch and enjoy walking its quaint cobbled streets full of picturesque views of the Luberon Valley. Then, choose to either return to the hotel for a Provençal cooking class with a Michelin-starred Chef, or continue riding the quiet road leading to the Luberon Ridge and the tiny village of Saignon. Once back at the hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the swimming pool before you experience our restaurant's unique interpretation on the flavors of Provence during our dinner this evening.


Le Phebus & Spa Carita
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner



Today's Ride & Activity:

Joucas to Rochegude
Approximately 45 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Joucas to Rochegude with Shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 1,750 feet of climbing


This morning’s ride takes us through the UNESCO recognized National Park of the Luberon, stopping in Monteux for some time to stretch your legs. After a special lunch together, we'll continue into the Drôme valley to the Château de Rochegude, an old fortress overlooking Côtes-du-Rhone vineyards and our home for the next three nights.


Chateau de Rochegude
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch



Today's Ride:

Rochegude to Malaucène Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rochegude to Malaucene with Shuttle
Approximately 32 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Rochegude to Mt. Ventoux to Malaucene to Rochegude
Approximately 74 miles with 7,260 feet of climbing


Options abound today from the challenging to the leisurely. Choose to ride through Seguret, officially one of France's most beautiful villages, then Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise, home to some of the region's most famous wines. Or if you're up for the challenge, climb the legendary Mt. Ventoux, the highest point in Provence that has been the theatre for numerous Tour de France duels. You’ll lunch on your own in Malaucene, where you can take some time to explore cobblestone streets and the fortified city center, as well as its weekly Wednesday market. Enjoy your search for the perfect souvenir - perhaps some lavender or herbes de Provence - while interacting with the local vendors. The afternoon ride takes us through Vaison la Romaine - a bustling Roman and Medieval center hundreds of years ago. Relaxing by the pool or a refreshing massage back at the lavish Chateau de Rochegude are also options for your afternoon. Tonight enjoy a wine tasting with your fellow travelers followed by dinner at our Chateau restaurant.


Chateau de Rochegude
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner



Today's Ride:

Rochegude to Grignan Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 2,180 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rochegude to Grignan with Shuttle
Approximately 26 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Rochegude to Grignan with Clansayes Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing


Another sunrise gently awakes us accompanied by the smell of baked venoisserie and fresh coffee. Today’s loop to the north takes us to the neighboring village of Suze la Rousse which is dominated by an impressive fortress, once owned by princes of Orange and now home to the local University of Wine. It will become evident that the main economic activity of the region surrounds wine as you continue to roll through the endless patchwork of vineyards. For those who are looking for more climbing, find yourself drawn toward the Tower of the Templars atop the tiny village of Clansayes. We’ll stop in the village of Grignan for a relaxed lunch. Explore the village with its towering castle if you'd like, or hop back on the bike and take the remaining flat ride home as fast or as slow as you would like. Back at the hotel, retire to the courtyard for drinks and a toast to our incredible journey in southern France. Dinner will be a gastronomic experience as our chef ’s talents will express his mastery of the art.


Chateau de Rochegude
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner



Today's Ride:

Uchaux Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing


An optional ride this morning to the village of Uchaux and the Chateau de Massillan give you ample opportunity to spin the legs before bidding adieu to your guides.  A late-morning shuttle will bring you to the Avignon train station as you contemplate your next Trek Travel adventure. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Chateau de Rochegude, then take a private coach from the trip end to the Avignon TGV and/or Central Stations (approximately 60 minute shuttle). Here you can take a train to Paris or any other destination of your choice. Please do not book any train before 12:30 PM.


Included Meals:





Explore the city of Paris

3 days | 2 nights

$999 per person

Based on double occupancy.


The ‘City of Light’ has something for everyone. Start with a stroll and spot famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe or Notre Dame - take time to visit the Louvre museum or venture to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the height of French gastronomy and admire the couture fashion or shop at the diverse boutiques throughout the city.

Get an insider’s view with a city walking tour led by a local guide, born-and-raised Parisian, who not only knows the Paris Landmarks and neighborhoods intimately, but will also help you make the most of your stay in Paris. Discover the popular areas around the Tuileries gardens, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, before finishing in the Marais district – Parisians’ favorite area for both shopping and people-watching.

Explore Paris independently with the 2-day Paris Museum Pass. Your pass will provide free entry to over 60 of Paris’ museums and attractions including the Louvre and Arc de Triomphe, fast track entry and more!

What's Included:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at a 4 star property in downtown Paris
  • 1 Trek Travel exclusive city walking tour with a local guide
  • 2-day Museum pass to independently explore area attractions
  • List of hand-picked restaurant recommendations
  • Option to add on travel assistance for flights and rail tickets for an additional fee.

Gratuities for your guides are not included and are at your own expense and at your discretion

How to get there

Choose the Paris add-on package before or after your Bordeaux, Provence, Annecy to Alpe d'Huez or Classic Climbs of the Tour trip package.

Suggested Area Attractions:

  • Louvre Museum
  • Pantheon
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Towers
  • Champs-Élysées
  • Palace of Versailles

Read through our Add On Package FAQs for more information.

Dates & Pricing


We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.


19th - 24th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
26th -
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
24th - 29th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC. / Alternate Hotel: La Coquillade
Guaranteed *
31st -
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC. / Alternate Hotel: La Coquillade
Guaranteed *
7th - 12th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC. / Alternate Hotel: La Coquillade
Guaranteed *
14th - 19th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4499 / Person, $850 / Single OCC. / Alternate Hotel: La Coquillade
Guaranteed *
4th - 9th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC. / Alternate Hotel: Chateau de Massillan
Guaranteed *
11th - 16th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
18th - 23rd / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
25th - 30th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
2nd - 7th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
9th - 14th / 6 days / 5 nights
$4599 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *


Le Phebus & Spa on our Provence Luxury bike tour


Joucas, France

Relais & Chateaux LogoLocated between Roussillon and Gordes, Le Phébus is a dry-stone walled farmhouse, where the quaint simple life of days gone by meets pure elegance. Recharge your batteries in the Carita spa or relax in your room, overlooking the tranquil waters of the swimming pool. You'll be treated to the unique delights of Xavier Mathieu–a Michelin Star Chef. Drawing his inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine, he reinterprets this savory fare into something even more magical.
Chateau de Rochegude on our Provence bike tour


Rochegude, France

Relais & Chateaux LogoA Relais & Chåteaux hotel, the elegant Chateau de Rochegude is a magnificent 12th century fortress. In the Renaissance it was transformed into the summer residence of the Marquis de Rochegude. Overlooking the vineyards of the Côte-du-Rhone and in close proximity to the awe-inspiring Mont Ventoux, the hotel is luxurious and comfortable, offering an abundance of fantastic amenities. Each room is uniquely decorated.
Coquillade Hotel



Relais & Chateaux LogoA 5-star luxury hotel in the foothills of the Luberon in Provence, and a member of Relais & Châteaux, La Coquillade is the ideal spot to relax with its tranquil surroundings and wellness ambiance. It enjoys a peaceful location in the heart of the vineyards.
Chateau de Massillan



This luxurious and relaxing getaway dates back to 1555 when it is said to have been built from a hunting lodge. It is now a charming boutique hotel surrounded by ornamental and organic vegetable gardens. Its gourmet restaurant is dedicated to organic and local cuisine.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Provence Luxury trip, you will stay in elegant accommodations that offer everything from dramatic views of Mt. Ventoux to succulent meals.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Provence Luxury trip, you will enjoy mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine that is cooked to your individual liking “a la minute.” Most food is locally grown, often organic and exploding with flavor. The food is discovered over a number of courses and the portions are smaller, to enable you to extend your appetite until the dessert course! You will also enjoy one of our decadent gourmet Trek Travel picnics. Some meals are included in the price of your trip. Breakfast is always served at the hotel, buffet style.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Bontrager merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 USD off any 2015 5 Series or 6 Series Trek Domane including Project One and the Trek Emonda SL6 and SL8 models.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.


Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2&3
  • Average Daily Mileage | 35
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 2,000

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Provence is best suited for our Type 2 & 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is highlighted by stunning views, quiet roads and challenging terrain. We will climb an average of 2-3 major climbs per day that combine sustained climbing with several steep sections. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Cooking class with a Michelin Star Chef
  • Visit the Provençal market in Gordes
  • Wine tasting at Le Phebus
  • Wine tasting in the Cótes du Ventoux
  • Explore the hilltop town of Gordes
  • Spend a leisurely afternoon at the hotel or get a massage
  • Explore Peter Mayle's hometown of Ménerbes
  • Shop and explore the ochre village of Roussillon

May, June and September in Provence usually bring clear, warm, and pleasant days with cool evenings. Temperatures during these months range between 60s to high 70s, but don’t be surprised if the Provencal sun raises temperatures to mid 80s. The mornings often start off cooler. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. If you are planning on riding Mont Ventoux, we recommend bringing your fall/winter riding gear. The descent can be very cold.

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG). All international US carriers and Air France offer nonstop flights from major US cities. From Paris, take a TGV train to Avignon, either from the TGV station at Charles de Gaulle Airport or from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Please consult to book your tickets. Alternatively, you may fly into Marseilles (MRS) or Nice (NCE) and take a train to Avignon. Avignon (AVN) also has a small airport with local flights. Please note that there are two train stations in Avignon--the TGV and the Central (Centre). The TGV station is approximately five miles from the Centre Station downtown. If you happen to arrive at the central train station, there is a frequent shuttle bus that runs between the two stations that costs a few euros per person, which usually takes 10 minutes, and runs approximately every 20 minutes. Taxis are also available at the central station for the 10-minute ride for approximately 20 euros. Train schedules are available and tickets can be booked directly online at or using our in house travel agent services. (Please note the train schedule changes frequently. Please consult the SNCF site for the most up-to-date schedule.)

Avignon TGV Station | Avignon, France

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Avignon TGV Station at 1:15 PM on the first day of the trip. After a 45 minute shuttle by private coach, your Provençal vacation begins! Enjoy light snacks and wine as your guides explain how the trip will unfold, and fit you to your high-end Trek Domane. Once everyone’s bike is ready you’ll be off to explore the quiet roads of Provence.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Le Phebus & Spa Carita (+33 4 90 05 78 83) or La Coquillade (+33 4 90 74 71 71), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi to the first night’s hotel for approximately 100 euros.

Avignon TGV or Central Train Station | Avignon, France

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Château de Rochegude. After saying goodbye to your guides, you will take a private coach from the trip end to the Avignon TGV and/or Central Stations (approximately 60 minute shuttle). Here you can take a train to Paris or any other destination of your choice. Please do not book any train before 12:30 PM.


Paris is home to many of the world’s best-known monuments and museums. A backdrop of many famous photos, the Arc de Triomphe sits majestically at the top end of the Champs-Elysées. You can go to the observation deck for an expansive view down the world-famous boulevard from Napoléon’s huge triumphal arch—the largest in the world.The Arc isn’t the only site that offers a great view of the city, however. Other monuments with impressive vistas include the view from the white dome of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, or from atop the 56 floors of the Tour Montparnasse, and of course at the summit of the most famous monument in Paris—la Tour Eiffel. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Hotel La Demeure

An oasis in the middle of the vibrant Latin Quarter on the left bank, this family-run hotel will make you feel comfortable and at home. 43 rooms.

51 Boulevard Saint Marcel | +33 (0)1 43 37 81 25 | | ~$210

Hotel Louvre Marsollier

In the heart of historic Paris, located on a quiet street in the center of a prestigious neighborhood, this is a stylish hotel where Oscar Wilde lived in 1899. The hotel’s website has some useful information and links to activities.

Opéra 13, rue Marsollier | +33 (0)1 42 96 68 14 | | ~$185

Hotel d’Angleterre

Situated on one of the most famous streets in the world, right in the heart of the Champs-Elysées between the Etoile and Concorde.

91, rue La Boétie | +33 (0)1 43 59 35 45 | | ~$130

After: Avignon, France

If you are planning on extending your trip and exploring the walled city of Avignon, there are a number of must sees. Palais des Papes stands as the largest Gothic palace in Europe. With the arrival of the popes in the 14th century, for a period known as the Avignon Papacy, the Palais des Papes was home to the Sovereign Pontiffs. One must also visit the nearby Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct that was used to bring Uzès spring water to Nîmes. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Cloître St. Louis

A Jesuit monastery built in 1611, this building was converted to a hotel in the early 1900s. A walled courtyard, lined with old plane trees, makes for a relaxing setting. It has a small rooftop pool and is one block from the central train station. 80 rooms.

20, rue du Portail-Boquier | +33 (0)4 90 27 55 55 | | ~$280

Hotel d’Europe

A former 16th century residence of the Marquis de Graveson, Hotel d’Europe once hosted Napoléon. It is tucked away in a walled courtyard and decorated with antiques. The rooms are mostly large with two suites that overlook the Palais des Papes. The hotel boasts one of the finest restaurants in Avignon. 44 rooms.

12, Place Crillon | +33 (0)4 90 14 76 76 | | ~$425

Hotel de l’Horloge

In the heart of Avignon, and its myriad quaint cobblestone streets. Located a stone’s throw from the Palais des Papes, the hotel de l’Horloge offers a charm all its own. 67 rooms.

1 rue Félicien David | +33 (0)1 55 33 16 55 | | ~$165

* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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