OUR RIDES FROM THE VILLA

Biker by a field of sunflowers.
Biker by a field of sunflowers.

THE BIKE RIDES



We have been riding and living in the area for since 2000, 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 30 GPS rides to suit all abilities, from those that prefer a leisurely 25kms along the flat, or a rolling 50k to those that want a more full-on day in the hills. We can also design rides on the spot to meet any specific needs that you may have.

The fact that we bike these roads all year around, means that we know where the best rides, places to visit and best restaurants are. You'll ride through breathtaking countryside and historic stone villages, with some great restaurants & wine châteaux, and many other sights along your route. All of this information is supplied to you in an easy to use and carry format which you take with you for each of your different rides, so you are getting all the local knowledge thus helping you get the most from your time here.

THE SELF GUIDED ROUTES AND BIKE TRACK



View up to the hill-top village of Bonnieux.
View up to the hill-top village of Bonnieux.

All our self-guided rides start from the villa 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



The terrain is a varied one catering for all fitness levels. The villa is in a flat river plane opposite the Luberon hills, to the west and north west is the river delta of the larger Rhone river - so nice, very flat and fast. Down the beautiful Luberon valley to the east it's flat and rolling. Ride a distance to the north east and you're in some good hills, if you fancy a work out. You can rest assured though, that there are plenty of great days out to be had, that require only a moderate cycling effort and that are full of the great sights that the Luberon has to offer. For exact mileage please see the next page.

Remember should you have any doubts about your cycling ability, we have ebikes available. They are very flexible as they offer good autonomy whilst also giving the ability to pedal at different levels of effort, thus improving your fitness.
They are an additional €168 for your stay, and need to be booked in advance.

Road bikes or Tandems are also now available for hire for an additional €168 for your stay - please contact us for details.

OUR RIDES FROM THE VILLA

Biker by a field of sunflowers.
Biker by a field of sunflowers.

THE BIKE RIDES

We have been riding and living in the area for since 2000, 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 30 GPS rides to suit all abilities, from those that prefer a leisurely 25kms along the flat, or a rolling 50k to those that want a more full-on day in the hills. We can also design rides on the spot to meet any specific needs that you may have.

The fact that we bike these roads all year around, means that we know where the best rides, places to visit and best restaurants are. You'll ride through breathtaking countryside and historic stone villages, with some great restaurants & wine châteaux, and many other sights along your route. All of this information is supplied to you in an easy to use and carry format which you take with you for each of your different rides, so you are getting all the local knowledge thus helping you get the most from your time here.

THE SELF GUIDED ROUTES AND BIKE TRACK

View up to the hill-top village of Bonnieux.
View up to the hill-top village of Bonnieux.

All our self-guided rides start from the villa 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

The terrain is a varied one catering for all fitness levels. The villa is in a flat river plane opposite the Luberon hills, to the west and north west is the river delta of the larger Rhone river - so nice, very flat and fast. Down the beautiful Luberon valley to the east it's flat and rolling. Ride a distance to the north east and you're in some good hills, if you fancy a work out. You can rest assured though, that there are plenty of great days out to be had, that require only a moderate cycling effort and that are full of the great sights that the Luberon has to offer. For exact mileage please see the next page.

Remember should you have any doubts about your cycling ability, we have ebikes available. They are very flexible as they offer good autonomy whilst also giving the ability to pedal at different levels of effort, thus improving your fitness.
They are an additional €168 for your stay, and need to be booked in advance.

Road bikes or Tandems are also now available for hire for an additional €168 for your stay - please contact us for details.

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR VILLA BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR VILLA BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR VILLA BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

"Neil and Nat provide routes pre-loaded on Garmin GPS, which makes it so easy to follow without effort or stress, so you can just enjoy the rides. There is a great variety of excellent routes to choose from with lots of information about difficulty, what to see, and where to stop for a meal or just for a drink." Provence Cycling Holidays - France - David & Gill - UK - July 2019 - 5* Guestbook review.
"The options for cycling covers all levels of cycling from easy to hardest. We enjoyed the rides we choose and would say we are leisurely cyclists. Covered almost 200 kms over 5 days and no sore muscles. Saw beautiful villages, orchards galore and scenery to be enjoyed.
Neil and Nat's attention to detail is the best I have seen."
Provence Cycling Holidays - France - Rose & friends - Can - Oct 17 - 5* Guestbook review.
The selection was diverse and catered for a range of cycling abilities. Perfect for my wife and myself but also my parents who to be fair are fit (dad did summit Mt Ventoux during the trip) but wouldn’t be planning on doing long rides every day. The cycle track was a couple of kilometres away and linked nicely with Coustellet and is a perfect way to get to areas a bit further away from the Villa.
Provence Cycling Holidays - France - Oli & Sabina - UK - Sept 16 - 5* Guestbook review.

SOME CUSTOMER QUOTES ON OUR SELF-GUIDED TOUR SET UP



SOME CUSTOMER QUOTES ON OUR SELF-GUIDED TOUR SET UP

SOME CUSTOMER QUOTES ON OUR SELF-GUIDED TOUR SET UP

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.
Provence Cycling Holidays - France - Bruce - US - Oct 12 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
"The cycling was perfect.......I pedalled for miles every day through tiny hill top villages, fields full of lavender and sunflowers......it was bliss."
Provence Cycling Holidays - France - Julie - UK - July 2010 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
"For the more adventurous I would recommend a trip up Ventoux. It may not feel great at the time, in fact it may feel awful, but when you get to the top its an incredible feeling."
Provence Cycling Holidays - France - Patrick - UK - June 2010 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
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