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Provence Self-Guided Bike Tour

A trip of a lifetime through the most seductive landscapes of France

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The Provençal attitude, "la vie est belle ici" (life is good here) abounds throughout our Provence self-guided bike tour. The textured landscape of the Lubéron mountain range and the Vaucluse plateau capture diversity and charisma that defies description. Life in Provence is about discovering a slower way of being, from savoring each bite of cuisine to chatting with the locals as you walk through the market. It is for those who prefer a leisurely pace, cozy cafés, village strolls, and relaxing afternoons that temper the adventure of each day’s ride. And with just one home for the week, you have time to truly relax and unwind after exciting days in the saddle. Trek Travel’s Provence self-guided trip offers the opportunity to indulge in all things Provençal at your perfect pace, in the perfect place. This trip offers an upgrade option to enjoy luxury-level accommodations. Please contact a trip consultant at 866-464-8735 to learn more about upgrade pricing and availability. Book your trip with confidence »Learn more about Self-Guided trips and if they're right for you »
Provence Self-Guided Bike Tour
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Enjoy sweeping views of vineyards and poppy fields as you cycle treasured local routes including the spectacular Gorges de la Nesque
Experience the picturesque village of Gordes in the heart of the Luberon
Stay in a historical property transformed into a charming hotel in the heart of Provence
Explore the Provençal open-air markets and pedal along some of the most famous lavender fields of the area
Experience the best of Luberon: Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes and Oppède le Vieux
Provence Self-Guided Bike Tour
A very well-conceived trip with fun routes, excellent food, and interesting side tours. We felt Trek was fully behind us whilst enjoying the freedom of self-guidance. And the Trek bikes inspired confidence!
-John, Trek Travel Guest

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Our Provence Self-Guided bike tour is available from April to May and September to October so that you may enjoy the best riding conditions.
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Welcome to Southern France and the start of your Provence bike tour! Meet your Trek Travel host at Le Jas de Gordes, your trip hotel, just outside of the quiet and stunning village, Gordes. Settle in at Jas de Gordes and make yourself at home before you walk with your host to a nearby restaurant for a lunch together. You'll be given a brief orientation and a safety talk, and a bike fitting to make sure you find your comfortable position on your Trek bike for the week. Afterward, head out on a warm-up loop as you take your first spin and test your bike on a climb up to Abbaye de Senaque, a Cistercian abbey dating to the 12th-century, whose monks still produce lavender and honey. Admire the meticulous lavender-lined garden in the front of the abbey before getting back on your bikes for what will be one of the most stunning descents of the week. Limestone hillsides covered in lush greenery and speckled with sleepy villages accompany you on your ride. Tonight, dine in one of the many restaurants in town, making use of our hand-selected recommendations.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Abbaye de Senaque Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,865 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Lunch

Following your morning café and pain au chocolat, head out for a warm-up ride toward Venasque. Your ride will start with a climb to Murs and an exhilarating descend to Venasque. This is likely one of Provence's most delightful descents: secluded, quiet, and rich in natural beauty. On to another climb, you'll reach a sleepy hilltop village called La Roque-sur-Pernes. Stop for a minute and take in the views before you decide the course of your ride today. Choosing to go on the Today's Ride will take you directly to your lunch destination, the stunning riverside town Fontaine-de Vaucluse; with ample time to enjoy the river and maybe take a refreshing dip. The avid ride adds seven miles and two quintessentially Provençal towns bursting with cafes, restaurants, flower shops, and fountains. Pernes-les-Fontaines, known for its 40 ancient fountains discovered in the city, and L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a charming town built on an island in the river, that is known for its antique stores. The ride after lunch takes you directly back to Gordes. Tonight, treat yourself to another meal of your choice in town. The recommendations are always there!

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 4,140 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 4,040 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, prepare for one of the most iconic rides in the region through the Gorges de la Nesque. This popular route with cyclists takes us into a wild canyon with panoramic views up, down and across. This is known as one of the most picturesque routes in all of Provence, so savor the moment. Your lunch suggestions for today are in the town of Monteux, before you pedal back to Gordes. Finish this spectacular ride at your trip hotel, Le Jas de Gordes, where you can unwind and relax before enjoying dinner at your leisure at the restaurant that best suits your palate in town.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Gorges de la Nesque Loop
Approximately 57 miles with 5,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Discover an area of Provence legendary for its medieval hilltop villages, rolling hills, and quiet winding roadways. Orchards of cherry trees and vineyards line your route as you pedal to Roussillon. Ride over the Pont Julien, a 2000-year-old Roman bridge that spans the Calavon River. At your leisure, explore the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Bonnieux and find the perfect bistro for lunch. A spectacular view of the Château Lacoste beckons as you climb to this quaint village. Today’s pre-lunch avid option will lead you through the villages of Buoux and Saigon, tucked along the Lubéron ridge. After lunch, you'll ride through Ménerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux and other quaint villages before returning to your hotel for a final afternoon in dreamy Gordes. Once at the hotel take some time to relax, maybe with a glass of wine and a few rounds of Pétanque, one of Provence’s favorite pastimes. Tonight, take a relaxed stroll in town and find a restaurant of your choice in Gordes. Raise a glass and toast to a fantastic self-guided bike tour in France, riding gently rolling hills in a postcard-like scenery and savoring exceptional food paired with the best wines in the world.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Bonnieux Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 2,550 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to Bonnieux to Buoux Loop
Approximately 46 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

On this final day of your self-guided bike tour through Provence, take the morning to explore Gordes and capture its beauty in the morning sun. If you prefer to pedal, rise early for a morning loop to the tiny village and towering cliff of Lioux. Legend has it that Hannibal garrisoned his troops here, along with African war elephants, when he marched on Rome and was thwarted at Marseille around 218 BC, thus explaining why there are elephants on the village crest. Returning to the hotel, you’ll have enough time to return to your room, shower, and change before you depart. Your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at the hotel to take your bike and say farewell, concluding your Provencal self-guided journey.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Lioux Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to Southern France and the start of your Provence bike tour! Meet your Trek Travel host at Le Mas des Herbes Blanches, your trip hotel. Settle in and make yourself at home as you enjoy lunch with your host at the hotel. You'll be given a brief orientation and a safety talk, and a bike fitting to make sure you find your comfortable position on your Trek bike for the week. Afterward, head out on a warm-up loop as you take your first spin and test your bike on a climb up to Abbaye de Senaque, a Cistercian abbey dating to the 12th-century, whose monks still produce lavender and honey. Admire the meticulous lavender-lined garden in the front of the abbey before getting back on your bikes for what will be one of the most stunning descents of the week. Limestone hillsides covered in lush greenery and speckled with sleepy villages accompany you on your ride. Tonight, dine in one of the many restaurants in town, making use of our hand-selected recommendations.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Abbaye de Senaque Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Lunch

Following your morning café and pain au chocolat, head out for a warm-up ride toward Venasque. Your ride will start with a climb to Murs and an exhilarating descend to Venasque. This is likely one of Provence's most delightful descents: secluded, quiet, and rich in natural beauty. On to another climb, you'll reach a sleepy hilltop village called La Roque-sur-Pernes. Stop for a minute and take in the views before you decide the course of your ride today. Choosing to go on the Today's Ride will take you directly to your lunch destination, the stunning riverside town Fontaine-de Vaucluse; with ample time to enjoy the river and maybe take a refreshing dip. The avid ride adds seven miles and two quintessentially Provençal towns bursting with cafes, restaurants, flower shops, and fountains. Pernes-les-Fontaines, known for its 40 ancient fountains discovered in the city, and L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a charming town built on an island in the river, that is known for its antique stores. The ride after lunch takes you directly back to Gordes. Tonight, treat yourself to another meal of your choice in town. The recommendations are always there!

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 41 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, prepare for one of the most iconic rides in the region through the Gorges de la Nesque. This popular route with cyclists takes us into a wild canyon with panoramic views up, down and across. This is known as one of the most picturesque routes in all of Provence, so savor the moment. Your lunch suggestions for today are in the town of Monteux, before you pedal back to Gordes. Finish this spectacular ride at your trip hotel, Le Jas de Gordes, where you can unwind and relax before enjoying dinner at your leisure at the restaurant that best suits your palate in town.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Gorges de la Nesque Loop
Approximately 50 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Discover an area of Provence legendary for its medieval hilltop villages, rolling hills, and quiet winding roadways. Orchards of cherry trees and vineyards line your route as you pedal to Roussillon. Ride over the Pont Julien, a 2000-year-old Roman bridge that spans the Calavon River. At your leisure, explore the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Bonnieux and choose the perfect bistro for lunch. A spectacular view of the Château Lacoste beckons as you climb to this quaint village. Today’s pre-lunch avid option will lead you through the villages of Buoux and Saigon, tucked along the Lubéron ridge. After lunch, you'll ride through Ménerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux and other quaint villages before returning to your hotel for a final afternoon in dreamy Provence. Once at the hotel take some time to relax, maybe with a glass of wine and a few rounds of Pétanque, one of Provence’s favorite pastimes. Tonight, we recommend you take a taxi for a relaxed stroll in Gordes and find a restaurant of your choice in town. Raise a glass and toast to a fantastic self-guided bike tour in France, riding gently rolling hills in a postcard-like scenery and savoring exceptional food paired with the best wines in the world.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Bonnieux Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 3,050 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to Bonnieux to Buoux Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

On this final day of your self-guided bike tour through Provence, rise early for a morning loop to the tiny village and towering cliff of Lioux. Legend has it that Hannibal garrisoned his troops here, along with African war elephants, when he marched on Rome and was thwarted at Marseille around 218 BC, thus explaining why there are elephants on the village crest. Returning to the hotel, you’ll have enough time to return to your room, shower, and change before you depart. Your Trek Travel guide will meet you at 11:00 AM at the hotel to take your bike and say farewell concluding your French journey.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Lioux Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to Southern France and the start of your Provence bike tour! Meet your Trek Travel host at Le Jas de Gordes, your trip hotel, just outside of the quiet and stunning village, Gordes. Settle in at Jas de Gordes and make yourself at home before you walk with your host to a nearby restaurant for a lunch together. You'll be given a brief orientation and a safety talk, and a bike fitting to make sure you find your comfortable position on your Trek bike for the week. Afterward, head out on a warm-up loop as you take your first spin and test your bike on a climb up to Abbaye de Senaque, a Cistercian abbey dating to the 12th-century, whose monks still produce lavender and honey. Admire the meticulous lavender-lined garden in the front of the abbey before getting back on your bikes for what will be one of the most stunning descents of the week. Limestone hillsides covered in lush greenery and speckled with sleepy villages accompany you on your ride. Tonight, dine in one of the many restaurants in town, making use of our hand-selected recommendations.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Abbaye de Senaque Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,865 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Lunch

Following your morning café and pain au chocolat, head out for a warm-up ride toward Venasque. Your ride will start with a climb to Murs and an exhilarating descend to Venasque. This is likely one of Provence's most delightful descents: secluded, quiet, and rich in natural beauty. On to another climb, you'll reach a sleepy hilltop village called La Roque-sur-Pernes. Stop for a minute and take in the views before you decide the course of your ride today. Choosing to go on the Today's Ride will take you directly to your lunch destination, the stunning riverside town Fontaine-de Vaucluse; with ample time to enjoy the river and maybe take a refreshing dip. The avid ride adds seven miles and two quintessentially Provençal towns bursting with cafes, restaurants, flower shops, and fountains. Pernes-les-Fontaines, known for its 40 ancient fountains discovered in the city, and L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a charming town built on an island in the river, that is known for its antique stores. The ride after lunch takes you directly back to Gordes. Tonight, treat yourself to another meal of your choice in town. The recommendations are always there!

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 4,140 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 4,040 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, prepare for one of the most iconic rides in the region through the Gorges de la Nesque. This popular route with cyclists takes us into a wild canyon with panoramic views up, down and across. This is known as one of the most picturesque routes in all of Provence, so savor the moment. Your lunch suggestions for today are in the town of Monteux, before you pedal back to Gordes. Finish this spectacular ride at your trip hotel, Le Jas de Gordes, where you can unwind and relax before enjoying dinner at your leisure at the restaurant that best suits your palate in town.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Gorges de la Nesque Loop
Approximately 57 miles with 5,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Discover an area of Provence legendary for its medieval hilltop villages, rolling hills, and quiet winding roadways. Orchards of cherry trees and vineyards line your route as you pedal to Roussillon. Ride over the Pont Julien, a 2000-year-old Roman bridge that spans the Calavon River. At your leisure, explore the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Bonnieux and find the perfect bistro for lunch. A spectacular view of the Château Lacoste beckons as you climb to this quaint village. Today’s pre-lunch avid option will lead you through the villages of Buoux and Saigon, tucked along the Lubéron ridge. After lunch, you'll ride through Ménerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux and other quaint villages before returning to your hotel for a final afternoon in dreamy Gordes. Once at the hotel take some time to relax, maybe with a glass of wine and a few rounds of Pétanque, one of Provence’s favorite pastimes. Tonight, take a relaxed stroll in town and find a restaurant of your choice in Gordes. Raise a glass and toast to a fantastic self-guided bike tour in France, riding gently rolling hills in a postcard-like scenery and savoring exceptional food paired with the best wines in the world.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Bonnieux Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 2,550 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to Bonnieux to Buoux Loop
Approximately 46 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

On this final day of your self-guided bike tour through Provence, take the morning to explore Gordes and capture its beauty in the morning sun. If you prefer to pedal, rise early for a morning loop to the tiny village and towering cliff of Lioux. Legend has it that Hannibal garrisoned his troops here, along with African war elephants, when he marched on Rome and was thwarted at Marseille around 218 BC, thus explaining why there are elephants on the village crest. Returning to the hotel, you’ll have enough time to return to your room, shower, and change before you depart. Your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at the hotel to take your bike and say farewell, concluding your Provencal self-guided journey.

Today's Ride:

Gordes to Lioux Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel le Jas de Gordes

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to Southern France and the start of your Provence bike tour! Meet your Trek Travel host at Le Mas des Herbes Blanches, your trip hotel. Settle in and make yourself at home as you enjoy lunch with your host at the hotel. You'll be given a brief orientation and a safety talk, and a bike fitting to make sure you find your comfortable position on your Trek bike for the week. Afterward, head out on a warm-up loop as you take your first spin and test your bike on a climb up to Abbaye de Senaque, a Cistercian abbey dating to the 12th-century, whose monks still produce lavender and honey. Admire the meticulous lavender-lined garden in the front of the abbey before getting back on your bikes for what will be one of the most stunning descents of the week. Limestone hillsides covered in lush greenery and speckled with sleepy villages accompany you on your ride. Tonight, dine in one of the many restaurants in town, making use of our hand-selected recommendations.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Abbaye de Senaque Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Lunch

Following your morning café and pain au chocolat, head out for a warm-up ride toward Venasque. Your ride will start with a climb to Murs and an exhilarating descend to Venasque. This is likely one of Provence's most delightful descents: secluded, quiet, and rich in natural beauty. On to another climb, you'll reach a sleepy hilltop village called La Roque-sur-Pernes. Stop for a minute and take in the views before you decide the course of your ride today. Choosing to go on the Today's Ride will take you directly to your lunch destination, the stunning riverside town Fontaine-de Vaucluse; with ample time to enjoy the river and maybe take a refreshing dip. The avid ride adds seven miles and two quintessentially Provençal towns bursting with cafes, restaurants, flower shops, and fountains. Pernes-les-Fontaines, known for its 40 ancient fountains discovered in the city, and L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a charming town built on an island in the river, that is known for its antique stores. The ride after lunch takes you directly back to Gordes. Tonight, treat yourself to another meal of your choice in town. The recommendations are always there!

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Fontaine-de-Vauclouse Loop
Approximately 41 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, prepare for one of the most iconic rides in the region through the Gorges de la Nesque. This popular route with cyclists takes us into a wild canyon with panoramic views up, down and across. This is known as one of the most picturesque routes in all of Provence, so savor the moment. Your lunch suggestions for today are in the town of Monteux, before you pedal back to Gordes. Finish this spectacular ride at your trip hotel, Le Jas de Gordes, where you can unwind and relax before enjoying dinner at your leisure at the restaurant that best suits your palate in town.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Gorges de la Nesque Loop
Approximately 50 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Discover an area of Provence legendary for its medieval hilltop villages, rolling hills, and quiet winding roadways. Orchards of cherry trees and vineyards line your route as you pedal to Roussillon. Ride over the Pont Julien, a 2000-year-old Roman bridge that spans the Calavon River. At your leisure, explore the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Bonnieux and choose the perfect bistro for lunch. A spectacular view of the Château Lacoste beckons as you climb to this quaint village. Today’s pre-lunch avid option will lead you through the villages of Buoux and Saigon, tucked along the Lubéron ridge. After lunch, you'll ride through Ménerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux and other quaint villages before returning to your hotel for a final afternoon in dreamy Provence. Once at the hotel take some time to relax, maybe with a glass of wine and a few rounds of Pétanque, one of Provence’s favorite pastimes. Tonight, we recommend you take a taxi for a relaxed stroll in Gordes and find a restaurant of your choice in town. Raise a glass and toast to a fantastic self-guided bike tour in France, riding gently rolling hills in a postcard-like scenery and savoring exceptional food paired with the best wines in the world.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Bonnieux Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 3,050 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Joucas to Bonnieux to Buoux Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

On this final day of your self-guided bike tour through Provence, rise early for a morning loop to the tiny village and towering cliff of Lioux. Legend has it that Hannibal garrisoned his troops here, along with African war elephants, when he marched on Rome and was thwarted at Marseille around 218 BC, thus explaining why there are elephants on the village crest. Returning to the hotel, you’ll have enough time to return to your room, shower, and change before you depart. Your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at the hotel to take your bike and say farewell concluding your French journey.

Today's Ride:

Joucas to Lioux Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Mas des Herbes Blanches

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hôtel Le Jas de Gordes

Gordes, France

Standard Property | Situated in the heart of the Lubéron, at the entrance of Gordes, a picturesque village perched on a hill, Hôtel Le Jas de Gordes offers you relaxation in a calm, refreshing and luxurious location, surrounded by a magnificent park. While relaxing in the garden, you will feel the soul of Provence: the centenary olive trees, lavender, thyme, rosemary. When evening comes, the white stone of the Luberon diffuses the heat stored during the day. The heated swimming pool allows swimming throughout the year.
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Le Mas des Herbes Blanches - UPGRADE OPTION

Joucas, France

Upgrade Property | To be a member of the Relais & Châteaux fellowship is no small feat – it means that Le Mas des Herbes Blanches has elevated the acts of dining and relaxing to rare arts. Here, luxury abounds in every corner, from the new flavors at the gourmet restaurant, to its decadent Sothy’s spa. This perfectly situated gem is perfectly magical.

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.

bike

Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation at one handpicked hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Day 1 lunch with the host
  • Daily lunch and dinner recommendations
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack, frame pump, phone mount, front and rear lights
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager saddle (we suggest you bring your own for the most comfortable fit)
  • Shimano clipless pedals or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers, and a floor pump
  • Bike fit on the first day to help you find your optimal riding position, with recreational or avid set-up along with saddle preference
  • Ride With GPS app on your phone to navigate and get all the information you need on your self-guided adventure

GEAR

  • 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, or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack, frame pump and phone mount
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers, and a floor pump
  • 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 Trek Travel host will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel host are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price, preferably in the local currency. Please tip your host 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
  • While we provide daily breakfast and one lunch, the other meals are not included. On self-guided trips, Trek Travel provides restaurant recommendations and invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
32 miles
TOTAL MILES:
158 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,880 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
14,400 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is highlighted by stunning views, quiet roads, and hilly terrain. Provence is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. You will climb an average of two to three major climbs per day that combine sustained climbing with several steep sections. 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.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
There are a variety of non-riding options on this trip 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. Except as specified in the itinerary, expenses and transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Visit the Provençal market in Gordes on Tuesday
  • Explore the hilltop town of Gordes
  • Visit the 2000-year-old Pont Julien, an ancient stone bridge
  • Discover the ancient stone dwellings known as "bories"
  • Learn the skill of playing Pétanque
  • Shop and explore the ochre village of Roussillon
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting of the local Rhône Valley wines
  • Optional in-house massage and spa treatments

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 Trek Travel's local experts to improve the trip experience.

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

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Your trip hotel

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FLY OUT OF:
Paris (CDG)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Your trip hotel

Arriving

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). 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 www.voyages-sncf.com 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 Centre stations. The TGV station is approximately five miles from the Centre Station downtown. 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. Public taxis are also available at both stations. Train schedules are available and tickets can be booked directly online at www.SNCF.com 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.)

From Avignon you need to take a taxi to the trip hotel in Gordes or Joucas, where you will meet your Trek Travel host. We suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer. Our Trip Consultants can provide you with our recommended local contact information. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes and costs €100. Payment by credit card is accepted except American Express. It is recommended that you arrive to the trip location or to Avignon one day early to make the 11:00 AM meeting time with your host.

Your Trek Travel host will meet you at the standard property Hôtel Le Jas de Gordes (955 route des moines, 84200 Gordes, France) or the upgrade property Hôtel Mas des Herbes Blanches (Route de Murs, 84220 Joucas, France) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. If you have just checked in to the hotel, you can leave your luggage there, but please have your riding gear with you in a separate bag. Enjoy lunch together and spend time familiarizing yourself with your itinerary for the week. Following lunch you may change into your cycling gear and then you'll be fitted to your Trek bike ensuring you are comfortable for the week. After a brief orientation and safety talk, saddle up to begin the day's ride at your own pace along the roads of France.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your host. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their name and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call your first hotel, Hôtel Le Jas de Gordes (+33 4 90 72 00 75) or Hôtel Mas des Herbes Blanches(+33 4 82 78 08 80), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

Your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at your hotel to take your bike and equipment. You will then be free to make your way to the Avignon Train Station.

We recommend to take a private shuttle to either the Avignon TGV or Central Station. 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.

We suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer. Our Trip Consultants can provide you with our recommended local contact information. The trip to Avignon takes approximately 45 minutes and costs €100. Payment by credit card is accepted except American Express.

All air passengers returning to the United States, including U.S. Citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before travel (unless you have documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before boarding your flight). We advise you to book your return tickets with this in mind, giving yourself a clearance of two days after the trip ends. We recommend spending a day in one of the major urban centers following your trip (Paris, Avignon, or Marseille) where you can yield test results within 24-48 hours. Trek Travel will provide you with the necessary information 30 days prior to your trip.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

May, June, September, and October in Provence usually bring clear, warm, and pleasant days with cool evenings. July and August days can be hot, but it does cool off in the evenings. 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 or winter riding gear as the descent can be very cold. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before: 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 pre-trip hotel:

after

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:

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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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