Self-guided cycling tour through the classic landscapes of quintessential Provence
Pedal through classic Provence, cycling the Luberon’s seductive landscapes and myriad of ancient hilltop villages. By day, fuel the legs with rustic breads, fig jam and goats cheese, whilst in the evening relax with a chilled glass of local Grenache blanc.
From the emerald island town of L’Isle sur la Sorgue enjoy riverside dining before riding east into the lavender carpeted valley of the Luberon. Explore the bewitching hill town of Bonnieux, where crumbling ramparts meet stylish pavement cafes. Ride to the red-ochre artists town of Roussillon and onto the artists cliff top village of Gordes. With ample opportunity to relax poolside, the return trip to L’Isle sur la Sorgue journeys through the sleepy village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, source of the River Sorgue, ideal for your last platter of Provencal foods.
Day 1: Arrive L’Isle sur la Sorgue.
Day 2: Cycle to Bonnieux, 35km.
Day 3: Loop ride to Menerbes, 30km.
Day 4: Cycle to Roussillon, 20km or 32km.
Day 5: Roussillon
Day 6: Gordes & Goult Loop, 25km.
Day 7: Cycle to L’Isle sur la Sorgue, 30km.
Day 8: Onward Travel