We have been riding and living in the area for more than 10 years, so we can show you the real Provence that many bikers don't get to see with many of the larger, less personal bike tours on offer. We have built up a directory of more than 60 GPS rides to suit all abilities; from those that prefer a leisurely 20kms along the flat to those that want a more full-on afternoon in the hills. We can also design rides on the spot to meet any specific needs that you may have.
The fact that we use these roads all year long, means that we know where the best rides & places to visit are. You'll ride through breathtaking countryside and historic stone villages, with great restaurants & wine chateaux, and many other sights that we'll point out along your route.
All our self guided rides start from the Farmhouse and take you, for the vast majority, along quiet countryside back roads which see little traffic. We also make good use of 2 parts of the local bike route network - the first, a superb, new 30k stretch of converted rail track. And the second, a 30k scenic section along the foothills of the Luberon and through its beautiful stone villages.
The terrain is a varied one catering for all fitness levels. We live in a river plain between two sets of foot hills, go further up into these hills to the north and they get pretty tough. Just to the west is the river delta of the Rhone - so nice, flat and fast. Rest assured though, there are plenty of great days out, of a moderate cycling effort, that are full of great sights along the way. So by covering just 30 - 40 kms (18 - 25 miles) through-out the whole day, you'll have numerous days of cycling and can easily take in the best the Luberon park has to offer.
The location was ideal for all types of cycling enthusiasts and it was close to all sorts of well known tourist hot spots. Neil plans great rides that can be catered to your ability.
Ezza - Australia - Sept 13.
Each morning, after a scrumptious breakfast, you have the choice of up to 60 rides already programmed into the GPS system. Alternatively, Neil will create a new map for you tailored to meet what you would like to cover that day.
Gill - Australia - May 12.
We highly recommend Provence Cycling Holidays, it's perfect for cyclists of varying skills and desires. One can choose a challenging day-long hill climb or a leisurely hour ride to lunch.
Bruce - US - Oct 12.
Excellent. Whether you are a cycling newby of questionable fitness or a serious club cyclist, Neil would be able to come up with suitable rides for you starting (and finishing) at the B&B. The Luberon has some beautiful countryside and many traffic-free roads to enjoy.
Carrie - UK - July 11.
"The cycling was perfect.......I pedalled for miles every day through tiny hill top villages, fields full of lavender and sunflowers......it was bliss."
Julie - UK - July 2010.
"For the more adventurousI would recommend a trip up Ventoux. It may notfeel great at the time, in fact it mayfeel awful, but when you get to the top its an incredible feeling."
Patrick - UK - June 2010.