You have the flexibility to choose a ride based on the sights that you want to see, and how hard or easy you want the ride to be. Choose from 60+ rides in our Ride Directory.
We have grouped our rides into 5 different geographic zones (and a smaller 6th) around our farmhouse.
By choosing a zone you will get a full different day's cycling and sights each day, with very little repetition from one day to the next.
You'll will get to see beautiful new villages, countryside and some amazing sights on each day's ride (chateaux, museums, churches, provençal markets, restaurants, vineyards, cafés etc).
Here are the zones and the different villages visited:
Use our Ride Directory, along with help from us to choose your specific ride for the day. All of our rides are classified along two criteria:
Minimum distances - Please note that four of our zones require just 35/39 kms (21/24 miles) of cycling during your whole day, over flat to rolling terrain, whilst giving you plenty of sights and a full day's entertainment. A fifth zone is a minimum of 52 kms - but it's easy as it uses the train bike track and thus has an engineered low gradient.
Equally, if you prefer to cycle longer distances that, too, is available with rides from our Ride Directory.
We can also use our knowledge of the roads and sights to draw you a GPS route specifically for you.
Once your zone and self guided ride chosen, simply select the ride number on your Garmin GPS and off you go! Please note that all rides start and finish at the farmhouse.
We will of course give you a run down on how the GPS works and we'll also take you out for a short 3 kms pratice ride too - but don't worry it really
is a simple
and a great way to cycle! And as back-up, we will give you a carry card with all the basic functions of your GPS - there's no need to worry though as
we haven't lost anyone yet.
Note the Garmin GPS fixes solidly onto your bike's handlebars, and comes off easily for when you are visiting on foot.
“As first time cyclists we knew nothing about organising a cycling holiday. We didn't need to worry as Neil took care of everything. A huge selection of self-guided tours all pre-programmed into a GPS that attaches to your bike.”
Sarah - US - July 13.
“The cycling is easy to moderate, though can be made a bit challenging by increasing the distance to as much as you would like. The GPS guidance is truly splendid and the scenery is first-class.”
D –- July 12.
"Choose from 60+ routes that accommodate a spectrum of skill and fitness levels, all programmed into a bar-mount Garmin instrument that guides you along the back roads of Provence. "
P. Sanders –- US -– May 12.
Our cycling experience couldn't have been better. Neil was able to customized our daily rides and knew just where to send us for a day of riding through lavender fields, olive and cherry orchards to hill top castles with fabulous views of the Luberon region.”
Nancy -– US -– July 11.
"Multiple rides with really wide ranging lengths/climbs/variations, and really good information to accompany each ride, i.e. maps, climbs, sights of interest along the way and ideas for how to make the most of the ride. We didn't miss anything."
Richard & Annette - UK - June 2010.
"Neil has a complete menu of different rides to choose from, depending on the kind of challenge you want. Or he can create a route for you right on the spot."
Donna - US - June 2010.
Neil & Natalène COWELL- Provence Cycling Holidays - 536 Chemin du Sarret - 84220 Coustellet - France.
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