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Bike Options for Provence Tours

The rental cost of the standard model hybrid is included in the cost of your tour package. You are free to upgrade to another model for a supplemental charge, as indicated. Tandems are also available for our Provence tours.

All bikes are equipped with handlebar bag (except road bike models), map carrier, cyclometer, water bottle cage, rear rack, rear panniers, lock, repair kit, helmet, and optional pedal cages.

Tandem bikes are also available and may be substituted for two standard model hybrids.

Standard Bike Model...24-Speed Cannondale Hybrid

Our standard bike is one of the two following similar models:

1. Cannondale Quick CX4

  • Frame: Quick CSX Rigid, Optimized  6061 alloy Cannondale Hybrid
  • Crank: Shimano M171 48/38/28
  • Cog Set: Sunrace CSG66 11-32, 8 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano Altus
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M-191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
  • Brakes: Tektro Novela mechanical disc
  • Tires: Continental Double Fighter II, 700x37c
  • Pedals: Quick Reinforced Composite with Kraton inserts
  • Saddle: Cannondale Quick CX Ergo

2. Cannondale Adventure 4

  • Frame: Adventure, double butted  6061 alloy
  • Crank: Shimano M131 48/38/28 Cannondale Hybrid
  • Cog Set: Sunrace CSM66 11-32, 8 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano Revo Twist Type
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M-191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
  • Brakes: Cannondale V-Brake
  • Tires: Kenda Kwick Trax, 700x38c
  • Pedals: FPD Platform with Kraton inserts
  • Saddle: Cannondale Ultra Comfort
Road Bike Models Requiring a Supplement

Category 1: 27-Speed Cannondale Aluminum Road Bike...

Supplement: $65 / bike / week or $10 / bike / day

Please note: If you choose to upgrade to the 27-speed Cannondale aluminum road bike category, you will be provided one of the two following models, depending upon availability.

1. Cannondale Synapse Aluminum

  • Frame: Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 alloy Cannondale Racer
  • Crank: FSA Vero, 50/39/30
  • Cog Set: SRAM PG-950,12-26, 9 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano Sora
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Brakes: Cannondale C4, dual pivot
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo with Steel Rails

2. Cannondale CAAD 8 Aluminum

  • Frame: New CAAD8, Optimized  6061 alloy Cannondale Racer
  • Crank: FSA Vero,50/39/30
  • Cog Set: SRAM PG-950,12-26, 9 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano Sora
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
  • Brakes: Cannondale C4, dual pivot
  • Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage Ergo with Steel Rails

Category 2: 30-Speed Cannondale Carbon Road Bike...

Supplement: $185 / bike / week or $27 / bike / day

Please note: If you choose to upgrade to the 30-speed Cannondale carbon road bike category, you will be provided one of the two following models, depending upon availability.

1. Cannondale Synapse Carbon

  • Frame: Synapse, full carbon, BB30 Cannondale Carbon
  • Crank: FSA Gossamer Pro BB30, 52/39/30
  • Cog Set: Shimano 105 5700, 12-27, 10 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 5700
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 5700
  • Tires: Mavic Aksion, 700x25c
  • Saddle: Prologo Kappa

2. Cannondale SuperSix Carbon

  • Frame: SuperSix, full carbon, BB30 Cannondale Carbon
  • Crank: FSA Gossamer Pro BB30, 52/39/30
  • Cog Set: Shimano 105 5700, 12-27, 10 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 5700
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
  • Brakes: Tektro R580
  • Tires: Schalbe Lugano, 700x23c
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro T2.0
Mountain Bike Model Requiring a Supplement...

Supplement: $35 / bike / week or $6 / bike / day

Cannondale F6 24-speed

  • Frame: C02 SL Alloy
  • Crank: Shimano MC-M341 Mountain Bike
  • Cog Set: 11-32, 8 speed
  • Shifters: Shimano SL-MC40
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M311
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
  • Brakes: Shimano M-421
  • Tires: CST Caballero
  • Pedals: Wellgo Alloy Platform
  • Saddle: Cannondale XC