This was my first year working for Trek Travel, and I was lucky enough to guide in France, my native country. I enjoyed shopping at Provençale markets, cruising through lavender fields and vineyards, and exploring orchards of olive and cherry trees with guests.

Words by Celine Welker, Trek Travel Guide

Bike touring through Southern France
As soon as I got a week off, I decided to set off on my first bike tour. I installed a rack on my Trek FX Hybrid bike, fastened on a backpack, and took the road. No experience, no plan and no itinerary in mind. But I did have a goal: to explore the south of my country and its treasures with a bike as my only companion.

This adventure brought me to so many beautiful places. I got to explore beautiful seaside towns on the French Riviera such as Le Lavandou, Nice and Cannes. Along the way I rode beside the Mediterranean coast, through the beautiful “Gorges du Verdon,” slept in cheap hotels, stayed in company of relatives, and met with family, friends, and locals! 700km later I was back at the foot of the beast of Provence–Mont Ventoux–with good memories and the strong desire to experience that again soon!

A bientôt et bonne route!
Trek Travel Guide Celine Bike Tours through Cannes, Nice and the French Riviera