Provence day trip: cycling the famed perched Luberon villages - Moderate
    • France - Provence
    • 1 day
    • Cycling
    • Guided
    • Monday to Sunday
    • English, French
      • Trip code : A1956

About the Provence day trip: cycling the famed perched Luberon villages - Moderate

About the cycling guided day trip in the Luberon

  • Group rate for 4 persons ( contact us if less or more)
  • E-Bike sup : 30 €uros /  person -  Contact us 

On this Provence day trip holiday, your bike ride begins in the village of Bonnieux, which takes center-stage in Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence. The Luberon mountains are sprinkled with some of the most majestic hilltop villages in the country, and this is a ride which includes a few: Roussillon, and its ochre-colored homes. Gordes, and its majestic golden-stone homes set dizzyingly above the Calavon valley. Ménerbes, and its elegant centuries-old buildings. And Lacoste, crowned by the ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade.
We take the time to visit each of the villages, while taking back country roads between each, lined with orchards and vines.

  • Loop Ride - Bonnieux > Roussillon > Gordes > Ménerbes > Lacoste > Bonnieux
    45km / 27.9 miles - Ascent: +730 m / Descent: -730 m
  • You meet your guide in Bonnieux and start your cycling in Provence  
  • Depending on our pace, you will be back in Bonnieux and finished by 5 to 6 pm

Highlights of the day trip

  • The most beautiful Provence perched villages: Roussillon, Gordes, Ménerbes, Lacoste
  • Cycling where Peter Mayle wrote his "Year in Provence"
  • 1 picnic or restaurant lunch included
  • 1 olive oil tasting (on opening days ) 
  • Scenic backroads and jaw-dropping vistas from each of the villages
  • The famous Friday morning market in Bonnieux
  • Optional : wine & truffle tasting in Ménerbes
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Day trip info

  • This is a FIXED rate, from 1 to 4 participants maximum with 1 private guide
  • We confirm the private tour within 7 working days (subject to availability)
  • From Monday to Saturday 

The ride

  • The total ride is 45km,  and is geared towards fit riders who are able to tackle multiple sustained climbs (there's very little flat in this itinerary). Though none of the climbs are terribly steep, all of the hilltop villages along the way require a 1 to 3km climb (they don't call them hilltop village for nothing!)
  • To make the climbing more accessible to novice riders, we strongly recommend 
    E-bikes (with a supplement)

The program of the day 

  • Start of the day: 9AM in Bonnieux
  • Loop cycling ride - Bonnieux > Roussillon > Gordes > Ménerbes > Lacoste > Bonnieux
    45km / 27.9 miles - Ascent: +730 m / Descent: -730 m

  • End of the day : around 5 to 6 PM in Bonnieux

INCLUDED

  • 1 English and French-speaking cycling guide during the day tour
  • 1 Hybrid bike rental - helmet included
  • 1 lunch picnic or restaurant
  • 1 Olive oil tasting ( on opening days)

NOT INCLUDED

  • E-Bike sup : 30 €uros /  person -  Contact us 
  • Your transfer to the start / end of the ride 
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees - Items of personal nature

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING -  You will need:

  • Comfortable gym clothes are sufficient or you can choose to wear bicycle-specific clothing (bib-shorts and a cycling jersey) 
  • Rain/wind jacket in case of bad weather or Mistral wind, that can be stored in your saddle bag (recommended)
  • Running shoes for flat pedals
  • A small comfortable-collapsable backpack
  • Sun hat, sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water

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    Provence day trip: cycling the famed perched Luberon villages - Moderate
        • France - Provence
        • Group rates
      • 1 day
    Total 700€
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