Cycling in Provence region of France

The lavender in Provence never gets old

Cycling in Provence is a feast for the senses. Nestled in the southern corner of the country, Provence’s natural beauty, history and culture are ever present as you pedal sun-drenched landscapes and picturesque villages.

Provence’s historical significance is rooted in its strategic location as a crossroads of civilizations. The Greeks, Romans, and Phoenicians all left their mark, evidenced by a rich archaeological footprint. The Roman city of Arles, with its well-preserved amphitheater and Romanesque architecture, stands as a testament to this legacy.

Medieval Provence flourished as a center of trade, learning, and artistic expression. Avignon’s Papal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the seat of the papacy during the 14th century. The Camargue, a unique marshland, became a cultural sanctuary where traditions like bullfighting and gypsy music thrived.

Provence’s artistic allure is palpable, having inspired renowned figures like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. The vibrant colors of the landscape, the mistral winds, and the gentle play of light have captivated artists for generations, resulting in masterpieces that immortalize the region’s beauty.

Culturally, Provence’s traditions continue to flourish. The Provençal language, a Romance tongue, adds depth to the region’s identity. Festivals like the lavender-filled Fête de la Lavande and the vibrant Feria de Nîmes celebrate its vivacious spirit. Culinary delights like bouillabaisse and ratatouille showcase the region’s farm-to-table ethos and connection to the land.

To experience Provence by bicycle is to immerse oneself in a living canvas that reveals the essence of France’s rich heritage and celebrates the enduring spirit of a deeply-loved region.

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Best of Provence with Experience Plus!

Bicycling the Best of Provence

8 days of bliss in Provence cycling small roads and feasting on fine food.
8 days
From USD$4695
Classic Level 2.5
  • May 31, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024
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  • Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 20, 2024
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  • Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024

Best of Provence Plus!

Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence

This is the bicycle tour of Provence that you have been waiting for – enjoy cycling through the best of Provence and get off the beaten path with the amazing Luberon.
11 days
From USD$5895
Classic Level 3.0
  • May 31, 2024 – Jun 10, 2024
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  • Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 23, 2024
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  • Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 07, 2024

Provence to the Pyrenees Plus

Bicycling Provence to the Pyrenees Plus!

Explore Cathar castles, classical Roman Provence, the Cevennes and Languedoc regions of France.
11 days
From USD$5795
Classic Level 3.5
  • May 11, 2024 – May 21, 2024
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  • Aug 24, 2024 – Sep 03, 2024

Provence to the Pyrenees

Bicycling Provence to the Pyrenees

Join us to bicycle classical Roman Provence, the Cévennes and Languedoc regions of France.
8 days
From USD$4595
Classic Level 3.5
  • May 11, 2024 – May 18, 2024
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  • Aug 24, 2024 – Aug 31, 2024