Cycling in Provence region of France
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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Bicycling the Best of Provence
May 03, 2024 – May 10, 2024
May 31, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024
Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 20, 2024
Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence
May 03, 2024 – May 13, 2024
May 31, 2024 – Jun 10, 2024
Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 23, 2024
Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 07, 2024
Bicycling Provence to the Pyrenees Plus!
May 11, 2024 – May 21, 2024
Aug 24, 2024 – Sep 03, 2024
Bicycling Provence to the Pyrenees
May 11, 2024 – May 18, 2024
Aug 24, 2024 – Aug 31, 2024
World Wanderers Provence
May 17, 2024 – May 24, 2024
Private Departure. Tour price includes private room.