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itineraries - pedals in provence

France...Cycling...Food...Wine......and so much more

We invite you to come and stay at our boutique private villa in North eastern Provence for an idyllic 12 days on this fully guided deluxe cycling, food and wine tour.

Imagine some of the worlds best cycling at your fingertips and then add sumptuous food, excellent wines, incredible scenery, colourful markets, private vineyards, massage, cooking classes, mountain hiking, zip lining and a host of other activites.

These tours are for the leisure and serious cyclists alike, we provide pre-departure training. Every guest has the option of tackling the massive and challenging Mont Ventoux.

The food is stunning, the wines superb, the cycling amazing, the company excellent............the experience unforgettable.

 

Enjoy a fabulous fully guided  12 day cycling, gourmet food and wine tour, staying at our luxurious villa in Provence, nestled in the foothills of Mont Ventoux.

 

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Sample Itinerary Pedals in Provence

Day 1

Pick up transfers from Avignon TGV station or Orange station. A 40 minute drive takes us back to our luxurious villa in one of the most beautiful villages in France. After welcome drinks we will have dinner on the terrace overlooking the vines.

Day 2

Breakfast on the terrace every morning will include a briefing on the local area and the cycle route for each ride day.
Todays Ride - A gentle introduction to the beautiful area around Seguret to Avignon.
Chill at the villa in the afternoon, have a swim, massage or walk into the local village which has café's and bars.Dinner at the house prepared by a local Provencal chef.

Day 3

Visit the bustling Roman town of Vaison La Romaine, the market here is one of the best in Provence and the local shops are excellent for some retail therapy. Have lunch in the old town and wander at your leisure for the afternoon.  We will pick up gloriously fresh market produce for a home prepared feast in the evening.  If you are so inclined, step into the kitchen for a casual cooking class.

Day 4

We will cycle around the foothills of Mont Ventoux
In the afternoon we will visit our local winery for a guided tour of the vines followed by an in depth tasting.
Dinner will be a BBQ by the pool.

Day 5

Le Mont Ventoux  
This is the easier of the 2 optional ascents we will have on Mont Ventoux. At the base of the mountain we will pick you up and then head for a cleansing ale in one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, perched on the side of a cliff.
Dinner at the villa served on the terrace.

Day 6

Free morning.
At lunchtime we will head to a local vineyard for a Picnic in Provence hosted by the winemakers.  Taste the wines from vines growing at your feet and relax in this superb unspoilt corner of the beaten track.  We will wander back through the vineyards in the late afternoon and have dinner at the villa.

Day 7

Todays ride takes us through the spectacular local 
wine region and the Dentelles de Montmirail hills. If you prefer there will also be another ascent of Mont
Ventoux, the Tour de France route, not for the fainthearted!
Free afternoon.
Dinner at the villa in the evening will be prepared by a charming local Provencal cook.

Day 8

Enjoy the famous Sunday market in Isle sur La Sorgue. This fabulous Venice of Provence hosts the largest food, bric-a-brac
and antiques market in Provence. We will have a long leisurely lunch in a fabulous restaurant by the river.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 9

Walk down to a local village to enjoy a professional hands-on cooking class in a superb local restaurant, hosted by their master chef,  no experience necessary. We will then enjoy a private lunch in the courtyard under the spreading plane trees.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 10

We will spend most of the day hiking in the Dentelles de Montmirail, a beautiful jagged rocky mountain outcrop at the Western flank of the Mont Ventoux range.  We will have a guided hike through the hills to the summit and camp overnight to experience the spectacular sunset over the Cote du Rhone.

Day 11

After heading back to the villa enjoy a relaxing morning at the villa and join in our Petanque competition.  After lunch we will drive through the wonderful local wine region and stop for tastings as we go in some of the most famous wine villages in the Cote du Rhone. Alternatively you can choose to do a high ropes zip wire course in the afternoon, it's a huge adrenalin rush.
Join us for a BBQ in the evening or wander into the village and take your pick of local restaurants.

Day 12

Join us for a leisurely hike along an ancient river bed and through some deep gorges where the water is chest high.  We will have a cheese and wine picnic on the river bank and then a relaxing afternoon at the villa.
Dinner will be in an excellent restaurant in the local village.

Day 13

Transfers back to Orange or Avignon TGV station after a farewell breakfast by the pool

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Our itineraries are flexible, nothing is set in stone and you are welcome to join in as many or as few of the planned activities as you like.

They are designed to maximise your holiday enjoyment and provide great fun, relaxation, diversity and wonderful memories.