Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault

Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
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Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour
Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault



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Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
Visit the iconic lavender field at the Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey
Smell the intoxicating fragrance of lavender at a distillery in Sault, the lavender capital of
Provence
Be treated to a tasting of Côtes du Luberon AOC wine
Ride the Gorge de la Nesque within the UNESCO Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve
Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
Arrival Details                                                  Departure Details
    Airport City:                                                   Airport City:
    Paris, France                                                   Paris, France
    Pick-Up Location:                                               Drop-Off Location:
    Avignon Train Station                                           Avignon Train Station
    Pick-Up Time:                                                   Drop-Off Time:
    10:30 am                                                        12:00 pm


NOTE: DuVine provides group transfers to and from the tour, within reason and in accordance with the pick-up and drop-off
recommendations. In the event your train, flight, or other travel falls outside the recommended departure or arrival time or
location, you may be responsible for extra costs incurred in arranging a separate transfer.




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Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
Tour By Day

  DAY
   1        Welcome to the Lavender Capital

Our beautiful bike adventure begins with a transfer to Villes-sur-Auzon, a charming village in the
region of Mont Ventoux and an ideal starting point for the Gorges de la Nesque. Fuel up with a
seasonal Provençal lunch at a farm set in the middle of vineyards, followed by our bike fitting and
safety talk. Our first ride will take us into the exceptional landscape of Gorges de la Nesque, a
picturesque route that approaches Sault. In the lavender capital of Provence, we’re met with tidy
rows of purple stretching as far as the eye can see and the unmistakable fragrance of lavender in
bloom. Ride right to the hotel and take some time to settle in, or explore Sault before tonight's
Provençal feast.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Villes-sur-Auzon, Monieux, Sault
Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 2,939 feet / 896 meters
Accommodations: Hostellerie du Val de Sault



  DAY
   2        Shades of Red and Purple

After breakfast with a view of Mont Ventoux, visit a lavender farm near Sault to get acquainted
with the different varieties and uses of this soothing plant, followed by a much-anticipated ride
through the lavender fields, forests, and mountain passes bordering the regions of Vaucluse and
Luberon. We'll dine alongside locals in the peaceful town of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, then it’s off to
Roussillon to admire the boldly colored cliffs of the otherworldly ochre canyons. Opt to finish
riding all the way to the hotel, or hop in the van for a quick lift to our home for the next two
nights. Tonight’s dinner is at our favorite Provençal restaurant near Gordes.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Saint Christol d’Albion, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Roussillon, Joucas
Accomplished: 25 miles / 41 km, elevation gain: 1,089 feet / 332 meters
Longer Option: 30 miles / 49 km, elevation gain: 1,601 feet / 488 meters
Accommodations: Le Mas des Herbes Blanches




DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.
Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
DAY
   3        Three’s Company in the Luberon


Begin with a traditional Provençal breakfast before today’s ride towards the “Golden Triangle” of
Luberon. This trio of villages includes Bonnieux and its unmistakable church tower; Lacoste,
where the weekly market is in full swing; and Ménerbes, made famous by Peter Mayle’s book A
Year in Provence. At a domaine near Ménerbes, we'll discover Côtes du Luberon wines and sit
down to a picnic prepared by our guides. This afternoon, you can keep pedaling through the
Luberon Valley or hop in the support van headed straight to Gordes. The lavender field here is
famous—it unfurls in a striking purple carpet that ends right at the doorstep of the Notre-Dame
de Sénanque Abbey. Make a final push back to the hotel or hurry back in the van to take
advantage of the spa or relax by the pool. Our final meal together will be a special evening at the
hotel restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Gordes
Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 1,473 feet / 449 meters
Longer Option: 36 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 3,480 feet / 1,061 meters
Accommodations: Le Mas des Herbes Blanches



  DAY
   4        Au Revoir Provence!

Spend your last morning as you prefer—linger over a leisurely breakfast or take a final spin
through the countryside of Provence to bid farewell to its bright colors, rustic villages, and
enchanting lavender fields. If you’re in the saddle, stop for a cappuccino in Murs and enjoy your
accomplishment at reaching the very top of the Luberon. Our adventure concludes at the
Avignon TGV train station where your guides see you off to your next adventure.

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Murs, Lioux, Croagnes
Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 1,578 feet / 481 meters




DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.
Provence Lavender 4-Day Bike Tour - Celebrate Lavender Season in Sault
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