Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Fragrant lavender fields
  • L’isle Sur-La-Sorgue, the “Venice of Provence”
  • Hilltop villages and Provencal culture
  • Cycling through world famous vineyards
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Highlights of the Luberon Cycling Holiday

A tailor-made cycling holiday in France

What we love about your Luberon cycling holiday

We love...Provencal Lavender Fields
Provence is world famous for its lavender fields. The lavender blooms between June and August allowing you to enjoy a summer's ride through the Luberon's blue gold lavender fields, a sight to behold.
We love...Foothills of the Alpilles
Immortalised by Vincent Van Gogh, these enchanting limestone peaks rise to the west of the Luberon. They will provide you with picture perfect views as you cycle through quaint towns such as St Remy de Provence and Eygalieres.
We love...World Famous Wines
Provence is home to some of the best wines in the world. Explore grand vineyards such as Chateauneuf du Pape or stop off en route and taste 'garagiste' or local wines produced by vineyards in the Luberon.

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Our suggested Luberon cycling holiday

Day by Day

ArrivalDay 1

We will pick you up from either Marseille airport or Avignon TGV station and take you to St. Remy de Provence. Check in and explore the beautiful tree lined town square or jump on your bike for a ride into the Alpilles. All our trips can be tailor made so if you prefer to stay elsewhere, just let us know.

Day 2Cycle Through the Alpilles
Total distance55kmTotal climb295m

As this trip can be made totally bespoke, you can choose what ride you would like to do today but we recommend a circular route taking you to into the foothills if the Alpilles, home at one time to Vincent Van Gogh. Enchanting limestone mountains covered in pine and oak forests will be your vista as you cycle through quaint French cycle towns stopping for a coffee and croissant. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity the Alpilles offers and the picture perfect panoramic views. Discover Aix-en-Provence or cycle up to towns such as Eygalieres.

Day 3Cycling to Gordes
Total distance40kmTotal climb380m

Nestled within the Mont de Vaucluse lies the sprawling Gordes. One of Provence’s most famous hilltop towns, the town is bursting with beautiful white stone buildings and luscious greenery. Explore the cobbled streets and discover the 10th century chateaux, cellars of the Saint Firmin Palace, Moulin des Bouillons, a former oil mill or Abbey of Senanque.

Day 4Cycling to L'isle Sur-La-Sorgue
Total distance35kmTotal climb850m

Known as the “Venice of Provence” this beautiful place is a must see. Take a leisurely cycle along the Sorgue river and if you happen to be visiting on a Sunday, the market dominates the town. Selling everything from antiques, books food and flowers it’s a great opportunity to pick up some local produce or antiques. Whether you visit the market, the countless art galleries or enjoy delicious food in a restaurant overlooking the canal, L’isle Sur-La-Sorgue gives you a great taste of Provence.

This is a circular ride so you reduce this by 5km or add as much as you would like depending on your preference.

Day 5Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.

How's the Weather? in The Luberon

The SpringMarch to May
Early Spring sees quite a lot of rainfall so March is best avoided, but as the season moves through April and May, the weather gets progressively warmer. April and May are a great time to cycle in Provence.
The SummerJune to August
June, July and August are high season and the height of the summer is very hot. June is the most pleasant time to ride during the summer as temperatures are warm and you can ride through the lavender fields which will be in bloom.
The AutumnSeptember to November
September to October is a great time to ride. The air is crisp, the temperatures are usually quite warm with little rainfall at the start of Autumn. The threat of the barrelling Mistral wind at the end of the Autumn means you should try and ride early in the season.
The WinterDecember to February
Winters are cold and the Mistral can play havoc. However, once the winds have blown through, you can be rewarded with crystal clear skies and so it's not uncommon for clear sunny days in February.

What to ExpectFrom from vibrant lavender fields to world famous wines

With fields of lavender, rolling vineyards and quaint hilltop villages, Provence offers the ultimate escape from city life. Ride through lavender fields, taste world famous wines and explore the Alpilles where Van Gogh famously painted.

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