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Provence Countryside Bike Tour

Cycling through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the beautiful Alpilles

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Discover, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$2,299.00 per person

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Explore the natural beauty and cultural richness of Saint-Rémy and the Alpilles region of Provence on our Provence Countryside bike tour.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the historic Les Alpilles region, where Vincent van Gogh drew inspiration for many of his iconic works. Pedal through rolling limestone hills, surrounded by fragrant pine, olive, plane, and cypress trees. Be captivated by vistas of sunflower and lavender fields and charming stone villages with their characteristic painted doors and shutters. Discover the magnificent Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and stroll through the colorful Provencal market of Saint-Rémy. You’ll enjoy staying at a carefully chosen hotel, ensuring a seamless and relaxing Provence escape. Book your Provence adventure today and create unforgettable memories.
Also see our Provence Bike Tour» in the Luberon and our Provence to the Riviera Bike Tour »

Trip Wows
  • Ride your bike in the stunning natural regional park of the Alpilles and explore the quiet, charming towns full of Provençal flair

  • Explore the magnificent Pont du Gard, an aquaduct bridge that is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman ingenuity and a UNESCO World Heritage site

  • Stroll through the colorful market of Saint-Rémy and shop for local produce and artisanal products

  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of a family-owned hotel where you'll feel right at home

  • Follow in Van Gogh's footsteps and enjoy a breakthrough art exhibit housed in an abandoned stone quarry in the mountains of Les Baux-de-Provence

The three-tiered Roman Pont du Gard with a reflection in the river below

Roman aqueduct ingenuity

Marvel at the Pont du Gard

Enjoy lunch with a stunning view of the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the finest examples of Roman aqueduct bridge engineering.


What Guests are Saying
A couple of riders from the back in a rocky environment

There's a unique, lasting and magnetizing charm to Provence; it never gets old and it's never enough. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is one of my favorite spots for a Provençal adventure. You simply can't go wrong!

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Mélanie, Trip Designer

A person carrying its bike over the head at a viewpoint

Excellent trip and location. Hotel was on point and added a lot to the experience. Easy riding in the area with a lot of countryside views. The guides were amazing in all the details and how they interacted with the guests.

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Derek, Trek Travel Guest

Two riders on a sunny coutryside road

I may never travel another way again! I went into the Trek Trip with high hopes, and the team still managed to exceed expectations. I loved exploring Provence and discovering so many small towns I would not have seen if not on a bike!

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AP, Trek Travel Guest


Village of Beaux-les-Provence on a hill

Great Ride

Ride to Les-Baux-de-Provence

Cycle through the picturesque Alpilles mountains, and get to Les-Baux-de-Provence, designated Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, in time for lunch with a view.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Outside view of room 3 at hotel Sous les Figuiers
the garden at hotel Sous les Figuiers
pool at hotel Sous les Figuiers
view of the garen from a room in hotel Sous les Figuiers
A room at hotel Sous les Figuiers
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Hotel Sous les Figuiers
Explorer

This small and charming family-run hotel is situated in a garden planted with 100-year old fig trees, right in the heart of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Armelle, the owner of this quaint hotel, is ready to welcome you with true and authentic Provençal hospitality. Enjoy slow afternoons sipping rosé on your room’s patio or lounging by the intimate, refreshing pool. The breakfast buffet serves traditional, locally-sourced Provençal favorites, while the courtyard and garden celebrate all things that make this region so delightful!

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 is the best on the road. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes, road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology, and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels are standard on every Domane SL 7 bike.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, venture further on our Trek Verve+. With its low-step frame design, upright riding position, and the barely-there Bosch electric motor, the Verve+ has one goal: pure enjoyment. Designed for both comfort and adventure, get a boost up the hills when you need it with energy to spare.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See specific trip dates for available bike options.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Ride Camp, Discover, or Self-Guided Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • When it comes to French cuisine, we all know that France is famous for it, but it’s important to keep in mind that service can sometimes be slow, especially in Provence. But don’t let that discourage you! This is all part of the experience and it only adds to the charm of dining in France. Take your time, savor each bite, and enjoy the flavors that make French cuisine so amazing!
  • Biking in Provence: We want to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience on this trip, so it’s important to note that, at times, the roads we’ll be riding on may be a bit narrow with some traffic. It is important to stay vigilant while taking in the views of this beautiful region.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 52.0° 54.0° 62.0° 71.0° 77.0° 84.0° 90.0° 88.0° 80.0° 71.0° 60.0° 53.0°
High (°C) 11.1° 12.2° 16.7° 21.7° 25.0° 28.9° 32.2° 31.1° 26.7° 21.7° 15.6° 11.7°
Low (°F) 32.0° 32.0° 39.0° 45.0° 51.0° 57.0° 62.0° 60.0° 54.0° 49.0° 41.0° 34.0°
Low (°C) 0.0° 0.0° 3.9° 7.2° 10.6° 13.9° 16.7° 15.6° 12.2° 9.4° 5.0° 1.1°
Rain (in) 2.27° 1.52° 1.82° 2.06° 2.2° 2.06° 0.77° 1.53° 3.14° 2.45° 3.62° 1.62°
FAQs

April, May, June, September, and October in Provence usually bring clear, warm, and pleasant days with cool evenings. August days can be hot, as can the beginning of September, but it does cool off in the evenings. While less likely in the summer months, rain is always a possibility so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your Provence Countryside bike tour. Regardless of the month, please note that the region sometimes experiences a famously strong wind, the Mistral, which can drop the temperatures significantly. Packing layers is always recommended. Consider checking weather and wind reports before you depart so you can be prepared. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We've collaborated with a specialized travel agency committed to delivering tailored vacation planning, ensuring your entire Trek Travel journey is nothing short of unforgettable. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Discover trip, we recommend $150-$200 per guest.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer:

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined:

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself