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Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon

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Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon - Exodus Travels
Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Cavaillon
+11 Destinations
Southern France
Ends
Cavaillon
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Highlights

  • Visit La Bastide-des-Jourdans
  • Explore Forcalquier
  • Ride through the Nesque Gorges
  • Cycle across the Vaucluse Plateau
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle
Start and end in Cavaillon! With the bicycle tour Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Cavaillon, France and 11 other destinations in France. Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

18 Reviews

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  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 1
    Written on September 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We booked this after another trip fell through but it was great. Stunning scenery. Could get there by Eurostar/TGV. Accommodation far better than we expected. We hope to revisit one of the places. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Just completing the big climbs and seeeing yet another great view.What did you think of your group leader?Self-guided.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Villages often close up at lunchtime so consider buying things for a picnic lunch early in the day and eat with a great view (if possible with a downhill after eating). Be prepared for strong winds. They are hard work. Tour best if you are reasonably fit for hill climbs.Is there anything else you would like to add?Bikes could have been better. We should have tried them out before leaving, but Exodus sorted them when we phoned en route.

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 2
    Written on September 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We booked this after another trip fell through but it was great. Stunning scenery. Could get there by Eurostar/TGV. Accommodation far better than we expected. We hope to revisit one of the places. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Just completing the big climbs and seeeing yet another great view.What did you think of your group leader?Self-guided.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Villages often close up at lunchtime so consider buying things for a picnic lunch early in the day and eat with a great view (if possible with a downhill after eating). Be prepared for strong winds. They are hard work. Tour best if you are reasonably fit for hill climbs.Is there anything else you would like to add?Bikes could have been better. We should have tried them out before leaving, but Exodus sorted them when we phoned en route.

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 3
    Written on October 1, 2012
    1.0 - Bad

    very poor notes, sent to the wrong villagerooms not booked as paid for  bikes  did not fit, nor were fully equipedvery disappointing service What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?mount ventouxWhat did you think of your group leader?not applicableDo you have any advice for potential travellers?please be very strict on your accomodationask for instructions priorthere was no tour package depsite paying over 5000 aud  just one map and inadequate instructionsvery poor standard. Is there anything else you would like to add?the route was good but distances inaccurate and no proper informationvery rudimentary tourwe took two children age 12 and 16, they rode it all easily but the organisation, accommodation and instructions were very poor. we have tried several other rides and this was the worst.one day our ride instructions had us finish 15 km from where we were supposed to  stay!! come on?? 

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 4
    Written on October 1, 2012
    1.0 - Bad

    very poor notes, sent to the wrong villagerooms not booked as paid for  bikes  did not fit, nor were fully equipedvery disappointing service What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?mount ventouxWhat did you think of your group leader?not applicableDo you have any advice for potential travellers?please be very strict on your accomodationask for instructions priorthere was no tour package depsite paying over 5000 aud  just one map and inadequate instructionsvery poor standard. Is there anything else you would like to add?the route was good but distances inaccurate and no proper informationvery rudimentary tourwe took two children age 12 and 16, they rode it all easily but the organisation, accommodation and instructions were very poor. we have tried several other rides and this was the worst.one day our ride instructions had us finish 15 km from where we were supposed to  stay!! come on?? 

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 5
    Written on August 2, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Fantastic week cycling through spectacular scenery and pretty villages.  Hotels basic but adequate, everyone we met was very friendly and food and wine were superb! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Highlight of the week had to be Mont Ventoux.  Although my husband is a seasoned cyclist, it was the first time I had attempted something of this difficulty and felt a real sense of achievement getting to the top.What did you think of your group leader?We were on a self-guided tour so this is not relevant.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You may want to think about taking your own bikes with you, as we were not overly impressed with the quality of our road bikes, especially if you want to climb Mont Ventoux.

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 6
    Written on August 2, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Fantastic week cycling through spectacular scenery and pretty villages.  Hotels basic but adequate, everyone we met was very friendly and food and wine were superb! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Highlight of the week had to be Mont Ventoux.  Although my husband is a seasoned cyclist, it was the first time I had attempted something of this difficulty and felt a real sense of achievement getting to the top.What did you think of your group leader?We were on a self-guided tour so this is not relevant.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You may want to think about taking your own bikes with you, as we were not overly impressed with the quality of our road bikes, especially if you want to climb Mont Ventoux.

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 7
    Written on July 1, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A fantastic opportunity to see the best bits of France at your own pace. The views were fantastic and the hotels quirky making this a unique experience to get fit!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Making it to the top of Mount Ventoux! The satisfaction of passing professional cyclists going up the mountain was amazing! The long slog is definitely worth it and there is a cold beer and good food waiting at the topDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Buy good cycling shorts!Remember that a lot of shops and restaurants in France close from 12pm to 4pm roughly. Yes some of the restaurants close at lunchtime!! Make sure you have plenty of provisions to keep you going

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 8
    Written on July 1, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A fantastic opportunity to see the best bits of France at your own pace. The views were fantastic and the hotels quirky making this a unique experience to get fit!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Making it to the top of Mount Ventoux! The satisfaction of passing professional cyclists going up the mountain was amazing! The long slog is definitely worth it and there is a cold beer and good food waiting at the topDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Buy good cycling shorts!Remember that a lot of shops and restaurants in France close from 12pm to 4pm roughly. Yes some of the restaurants close at lunchtime!! Make sure you have plenty of provisions to keep you going

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 9
    Written on June 4, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    France the place to cycle, but so pleased my friend spoke french, the directions were awful.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Getting to the destination at the end of each days cycling. As we had always cycled much further due to poor directions and getting lost. ( Two Australians on same route also got lost everyday)What did you think of your group leader?No group leader on our tripDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Ask for (or research your own) directions. Need blown up maps of each days route.Ask cost of taxi airpost to destination. Ours 100 eur. Trains don't always run that often.Is there anything else you would like to add?Unlucky enough that a bird flew into our engine on take off, that delay caused us to miss train connection. Disapointed Exodus happy to leave us 5 hours waiting for train, thought guy out there might have picked us up. Also Phone number given in case of emergency was supposed to be an English speaking gent - although he was lovely, he could not speak english. YOU NEED TO SPEAK A GOOD DEAL OF FRENCH TO GO ON THIS HOLIDAY.

  • Self-Guided Cycling in Provence & the Luberon reviewer 10
    Written on June 4, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    France the place to cycle, but so pleased my friend spoke french, the directions were awful.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Getting to the destination at the end of each days cycling. As we had always cycled much further due to poor directions and getting lost. ( Two Australians on same route also got lost everyday)What did you think of your group leader?No group leader on our tripDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Ask for (or research your own) directions. Need blown up maps of each days route.Ask cost of taxi airpost to destination. Ours 100 eur. Trains don't always run that often.Is there anything else you would like to add?Unlucky enough that a bird flew into our engine on take off, that delay caused us to miss train connection. Disapointed Exodus happy to leave us 5 hours waiting for train, thought guy out there might have picked us up. Also Phone number given in case of emergency was supposed to be an English speaking gent - although he was lovely, he could not speak english. YOU NEED TO SPEAK A GOOD DEAL OF FRENCH TO GO ON THIS HOLIDAY.

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  1. Day 1: Start Cavaillon
  2. Day 2: Follow the Durance River to Cadenet
  3. Day 3: Ride through rolling hills and lavender fields to Forcalquier
  4. Day 4: Free day to explore Forcalquier. Alternatively, enjoy an optional ride to Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues
  5. Day 5: Ride a gradual climb passing through Saint-Christol and onto Sault
  6. Day 6: Free day; Ride a loop through the beautiful Nesque Gorges, or climb the mighty Mont Ventoux at 1912m
  7. Day 7: Cycle south across the Vaucluse Plateau, then west to Cavaillon
  8. Day 8: End Cavaillon

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 194 km.
  • Cavaillon (France)
  • 16 km
  • Merindol (France)
  • 9 km
  • Lauris (France)
  • 5 km
  • Cadenet (France)
  • 7 km
  • Cucuron (France)
  • 34 km
  • Forcalquier (France)
  • 10 km
  • Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues (France)
  • 16 km
  • Saint Michel l'Observatoire (France)
  • 14 km
  • Simiane-la-Rotonde (France)
  • 17 km
  • Sault (France)
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