A short break cycling trip through beautiful Provençal countryside
Have you considered a short break cycling tour for your next getaway? As lovely as it is to be able to take a 2 week holiday somewhere, at times, we just don’t have the time to do so and a short break holiday can be just as refreshing and revitalising as a week-long one. A couple of days in the saddle, enjoying a self-guided cycling short break through some beautiful picture postcard landscapes, staying in quaint and charming guest houses and dining in local restaurants can help blow the cobwebs away. After weeks of staying home and isolating, a quick breath of fresh air in a foreign country could be a great moral boost and a way of getting back to some kind of normality.
We have short break cycling holidays for all levels, from easy to challenging, and therefore something for everyone.
Take our easy self-guided cycling tour through Van Gogh’s Provence: 4 days to explore Provence, 3 night’s accommodation, 2 easy bike rides through the countryside with less than 30km cycling a day and 1 dinner included, this is the perfect relaxing cycling trip! The landscape is one of vineyards, olive groves and almond trees, with perched medieval villages as a backdrop. And two large towns, St Rémy de Provence and Arles offering a wonderful choice of restaurants, local markets and Roman monuments.
If you are a regular cyclist, used to peddling between 40 and 50km a day and not afraid of a few steep climbs, then our moderate cycling Lubéron short & sweet trip could be for you! Again, a 4-day, 3-night itinerary with 2 stunning bike rides and 1 dinner included, only this time we make you sweat a little and lead you up steep paths to beautiful perched Provencal villages. It is not all hard going though, as we also send you through cherry orchards and vineyards, pine forests and valleys.
If the isolation has kept you from enjoying more regular exercise, and you are an experienced cyclist, itching for your next challenge, then look no further than our Mont Ventoux short & sweet cycling short break. This 3-day trip is all about tackling the Giant of Provence, the infamous stage of the Tour de France, the impressive Mont Ventoux! The summit is a vertical mile from Bedoin, the village where you stay, with an average gradient of 7.5%.
On any one of our Provence short break cycling tours, you can choose your bike. We offer high-end hybrid, electric and roadbike rental with delivery to your accommodation included.