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Provence Countryside Bike Tour

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

Discover the simple pleasures on our Provence Countryside trip where we take you to the upbeat and colorful town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence and Les Alpilles, a part of Provence that is rich with art and history. Here is where Van Gogh painted his famed Starry Night, the Sunflowers series, self-portraits, and many more masterpieces. On the bike, similar to the inspiration Van Gogh drew from, we'll ride along the small hills of rugged yet beautiful limestone terrain, decorated with pine, olive, plane, and cypress trees. Enjoy the views of vast sunflower fields and fragrant lavender fields and visit charming stone-built villages with the iconic colorful doors and window shutters. As with our other Discover trips, you will be based out of one central, handpicked hotel where you can fully enjoy the Provence escape you’ve always dreamed of. Book your trip with confidence » Also see our 6-day Provence Bike Tour itinerary in the Lubéron»
Provence Countryside Bike Tour
$1999 Per Person
5 Days & 4 Nights
Rider Level: ?
2 - Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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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 a colorful market 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
Watch the Experience
Provence Countryside Bike Tour
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. It's bustling with life, cafés, restaurants, markets, fountains, flowers, and cobbled alleys begging to be discovered. And what is more, it's stunningly beautiful all around it too, with a richness in natural wonders, culture, and art. You simply can't go wrong!
-Melanie, Trip Designer

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Welcome to Provence! You've finally arrived to the French countryside of your dreams. A brief shuttle ride will take you to Domaine de la Vallongue, your first glimpse of the wonders that Provence holds. After a round of introductions, you'll get fit to your Trek bike for the week by your expert guides. A light boulangerie-style picnic will be available during the bike fit to ensure you have enough fuel for the day! Once we're all set, we will embark on our first ride in Provence, taking you through the picturesque Alpilles regional park. Make your way though the enchanting countryside of this corner of Provence all the way to the hotel. The end of today's ride brings you back to the vibrant village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where the aroma of the pine trees will still likely accompany you into town as you swap the bucolic scenery for the delightful streetside cafés and restaurants. Tonight we will dine as a group in a casual local restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Domaine de la Vallongue to Saint-Rémy
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 1243 ft | 379 m


Hôtel Sous les Figuiers

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

It's your first morning in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and there's an exciting, culture-filled day in store! After accomplishing a couple of climbs early in the ride, while your legs are still fresh, you'll be greeted by the gorgeous limestone mountain range, The Alpilles, as you make your way towards Eygalières. This charming Provençal town is renowned for its fountains and imposing fortress castle. That's where you'll pause for lunch, before setting off on a quiet route home. Back in Saint-Rémy, you're free to discover the town on your own this afternoon. We recommend paying a visit to Saint Paul's Mausoleum, Van Gogh's home for a year and the very spot where he painted his famous "Starry Night". Dinner is on your own in town today, and your guides will be happy to recommend their favorite spots in town.

Today's Ride:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Eygalières Loop
Approximately 37 mi | 61 km and 1,922 ft | 586 m

Short Option:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Eygalières Loop with shuttle
Approximately 21 mi | 34 km and 1,611 ft | 491 m

Avid Option:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Orgon to Eyguières
Approximately 56 mi | 90 km and 3,215 ft | 980 m


Hôtel Sous les Figuiers

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

This morning enjoy an extra pain au chocolat as the ancient history of this region beckons you today. The route is mostly flat and fun and always accompanies by unique sites on the way. While en route to one of the world's best-preserved examples of Roman ingenuity, the Pont du Gard, we will first make a brief stop to admire Frigolet Abbey. This Benedict Abbey was founded in 960 AD and was initially occupied by the Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Montmajour monks. Our route continues to one of the greatest samples of ancient wonders of engineering the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct bridge that transported water for up to 50 kilometers away to the Roman colony of Nemausus; today known as the boating town of Nîmes. After a short stop to enjoy a boulangerie lunch, we will explore the bridge and start making our way back to our beautiful base, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Back in Saint-Rémy, dinner is on your own in town again and, as always, your guides will be happy to recommend more of their favorite spots in town. You might want to pass by La Cave aux Fromages, an enticing cheese shop with a 12-century ripening cellar and a variety of cheese and charcuterie plates.

Today's Ride:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Pont du Gard
Approximately 27 mi | 45 km and 1,253 ft | 382 m

Avid Option:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Pont du Gard Return
Approximately 54 mi | 88 km and 2,300 ft | 701 m


Hôtel Sous les Figuiers

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today's a little different, but we don’t think you'll mind. It's market day in St. Remy! Stroll the village and appreciate the fresh produce, cheese, and artisanal products in this quintessentially Provençal experience. Our ride begins at 10:00 AM this morning, allowing you to visit every corner of the market at your own pace. You'll begin with a climb to Les Carrières de Lumières, a unique art exhibit in an old stone quarry, displaying the multimedia version of the work of some of world’s greatest artists. Get ready for an immersive, full-sensory experience! After choosing to visit the exhibit, you'll hop back on your bikes and ride across the Alpilles and their impressive rocky massifs. You will soon pass by Les Baux-de-Provence, a historic town nestled right into the limestone. It’s a great opportunity for a lunch with an incredible view. We welcome you to roam around town and discover your ideal lunch spot. The way back is almost effortless and in no time you will be enjoying some relaxation at the hotel. Tonight we’ll walk together into town for a farewell dinner in celebration of a great week of cycling, exploring, and taking in all the Provence has to offer.

Today's Ride:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Les-Baux-de-Provence Loop
Approximately 28 mi | 46 km and 1,377 ft | 420 m

Avid Option:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Les Baux-de-Provence to Maillane Loop
Approximately 31 mi | 50 km and 1,338 ft | 408 m


Hôtel Sous les Figuiers

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Bid adieu to the fragrant French countryside this morning with an early morning loop to stretch your legs and take in the views one last time. Or, choose to relax in town over a longer breakfast and perhaps a morning walk. You'll bid your guides farewell at your hotel at 10:30 AM and board a private shuttle to Avignon TGV or Avignon Centre. It's been a wonderful, breathtaking, historic, and wow-filled week!

Today's Ride:

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Eyragues Loop
Approximately 19 mi | 32 km and 540 ft | 164 m


Hôtel Sous les Figuiers

Included Meals:



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Hotel Sous Les Figuiers

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Explorer Accommodation | 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!

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.


Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes has launched the all-new Trek Domane and now you can ride it on our trips. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, 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. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More


  • Four nights of accommodation at a single handpicked hotel
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and two dinners
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip


  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$399, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $100-$150 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help 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. 
  • 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

42 kilometers / 26 miles
207 kilometers / 129 miles
385 meters / 1,263 feet
1,930 meters / 6,332 feet
The terrain is highlighted by stunning views, quiet roads, and rolling terrain. Our Provence Countryside bike tour is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. We will climb an average of one to two moderately sustained climbs per day that combine sustained climbing with occasional steeper sections. 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 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding suggestions 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 suggestions may need to be scheduled before your trip. Expenses and related transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on the Provence Countryside bike trip are:
  • Visit the Provencal market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
  • Explore the hilltop town of Les Baux-de-Provence and visit a breakthrough multimedia art exhibit in what used to be a stone quarry
  • Visit the archaeological site of Glanum, a 2000-year-old Roman city, just outside of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
  • Learn the skill of playing pétanque
  • Wine tasting with a local sommelier
  • Schedule an optional in-house massage via a private masseur
  • Go for a hike in the numerous hiking trails in the area

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Paris (CDG)
11:00 AM
Avignon TGV Station, Avignon, France

Say Farewell

Paris (CDG)
11:00 AM
Avignon TGV or Central Train Station, Avignon, France


We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your Discover Provence Bike Tour, 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). 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.

Alternatively, you may fly into Marseilles (MRS) or Nice (NCE) and take a train to Avignon. Please note that there are two train stations in Avignon—the TGV and the center station (Gare d'Avignon-Centre). The TGV station is approximately five miles from the center station downtown. If you happen to arrive at the Avignon Centre train station, there is a frequent bus shuttle service for a few euros that connects the two train stations. Taxis are also available at the center station for the 10-minute ride for approximately 20 euros. Train schedules are available and tickets can be booked directly online at www.trainline.com or using our in house travel agent services. (Please note the train schedule changes frequently. Please consult the Trainline site for the most up-to-date schedule.)

Train schedules are available and tickets can be booked directly online at www.trainline.com or using our in-house travel agent services. (Please note the train schedule changes frequently. Please consult the Trainline site for the most up-to-date schedule.)

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the bus parking located in the north exit of the Avignon TGV Station at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. To find the north exit, follow signs to: Sortie Nord, the car rental area (location voitures) and to Parking P1. Exit the station and descend all the way to the car rental area. After a private shuttle of around 40 minutes, you will arrive at Domaine de la Vallongue, a beautiful estate in the heart of the Massive des Alpilles, literally meaning the small Alpes, a natural site of the Bouches du Rhône department, in Provence. From here, you will be set up on your Trek bike, have lunch, and start your first ride.

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, Hôtel Sous les Figuiers(+33 4 32 60 15 40), 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.

View our pre hotel recommendations


You will say farewell to your guides at 10:30 AM at the Hôtel Sous Les Figuiers. After saying goodbye to your guides, you will take a private coach to the Avignon TGV or central station (approximately 30 minute shuttle). You can take a train to Paris or any other destination from either station. Please do not book any train before noon to accommodate possible delays due to traffic.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before: Avignon, France

If you are planning on extending your Provence vacation and exploring the walled city of Avignon, besides enjoying the plethora of café terraces and great shopping and restaurant options, 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 pre-trip hotel:


After: Paris, France

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 where you can enjoy impressive vistas include the white dome of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, the 56th floor 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 post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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