Anytime between April 1 and October 31. Please note, however,
that bike pick-up and return cannot occur on a Sunday. See Scheduling Your Bike Tour for blackout dates and tour scheduling considerations.
Located in the far southeast of France, Provence is known for its lovely Mediterranean climate, fields of sunflowers, vineyards, the Impressionists, its Papal palace and Roman ruins. In
the deep south of France, the tour begins and ends in Avignon, 3 - 4 hours from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport by express train. The vegetation, light, and ambiance is Mediterranean.
Moderately challenging to challenging. The terrain, like all facets of this itinerary, is diverse. While there are lots of long and sometimes steep climbs, you will also enjoy long, relatively flat stretches of effortless
cycling. This itinerary is much less challenging than our Provence of the Tour de France tour.
260 km / 160 miles. Average of 52 km / 32 miles per day.
Overnight destinations: Avignon, Uzès, Aiguèze, Orange, and Vaison-la-Romaine.
Marvel at the sheer beauty of the Mediterranean landscapes, vegetation (fields of sunflowers) and the play of light that so captivated Impressionists like Van Gogh.
An incredibly varied geography including mountain ranges, semi-arid garrigue, rolling vineyards, and cliff-studded river valleys.
Enjoy free wine tasting opportunities nearly everywhere along your route.
Explore Roman ruins as impressive as those of Italy; particularly the grand aqueduct of the region, the Pont du Gard, the Triumphal Arch
and coliseum at Orange, and the multi-tiered ruins of beautiful Vaison-la-Romaine.
Perched medieval villages bathed in the warm Provencal sun.
Avignon, the region's most colorful and cultured city, with its medieval wall surrounding the city and its former Papal palace (the popes resided here during the 14th century.)
Tour Package Price
Per Person Adult Price: $895.00
Per Person Child Price (16 years or younger traveling with 2 adults): $400.00
Tour Deposit: $250.00 per adult and $100.00 per child. Deposits are charged when tour materials are sent and hotel availability has been confirmed.
Discounts are available for parties of 5 or more adults.
See Terms & Conditions for Diverse Directions' payment terms, cancellation policy, and all terms & conditions.
Tour Package Price Includes...
Tour Package Price Does Not Include...
Tour documentation: Route instructions, maps, Pre-trip Preparation Guide, On-Road Quick Reference Guide, and Sights Guide.
Bike Rental for 7 Days: Excellent quality hybrid bike with handlebar bag, map carrier, cyclometer, water bottle cage, rear rack, lock, repair kit, and helmet. Optional pedal cages.
Road / racing bikes and mountain bikes are available for a supplemental charge. Tandem bikes are also available and may be substituted for 2 standard hybrids at no additional charge.
Basic SAG Support: If you choose not to cycle on one or more days due to weather, illness, etc., AND
you notify your Diverse Directions support representative in advance so that you and your bikes can be transported along with your luggage, no additional charges will apply.
Accommodations: You're free to determine your own budget for accommodations. A complete list of accommodations options (with website links) is available upon request.
Meals: You're free to determine your own budget for meals.
Transportation from your home to Avignon and from Avignon to your home
Insurance & personal expenses
Postage to destinations outside the US (generally $20.00 - $45.00)
Expedited shipping of tour materials, if required.