Luberon cycling: short and sweet
    • France - Provence
    • 4 days
    • Cycling
    • Self-guided
      • From March to November
    • 2 - 10 travellers
      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Prestige
      • Trip code : A1204

About the Luberon cycling: short and sweet trip

About the trip in Provence

Your self guided cycling tour in Provence: This short break cycling holiday starts in the quaint town of Isle sur la Sorgue - the Venice of Provence - famous for its Sunday market. 
You explore the Luberon and the magnificent perched villages of Venasque, Gordes  and Roussillon boasting the world’s largest ochre deposit. You ride through a paradise of rolling hills and small country roads, through diverse landscapes of vineyards, olive trees and cherry orchards. 

Highlights of the trip

  • The perched villages of the Luberon: Venasque, Gordes, Roussillon
  • The "Provencal Venice" Isle sur la Sorgue and its famous market
  • Roussillon with the world’s largest ochre deposit
  • 1 dinner included
  • A paradise of rolling hills and small country roads along cherry orchards & vineyards 
  • Shaded cafés in quiet village squares 

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
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Luberon cycling, short and sweet: Day by Day

Day 1 - Isle sur la Sorgue, Venice of Provence

isle sur la sorgue venice of provence famous market heart of the luberon

  • Your Provence cycling trip begins in the pretty town of Isle sur la Sorgue.
    This veritable island of a village with the river Sorgue running through boasts  quaint quayside antique shops and a labyrinth of narrow roads in the centre.

  • We recommend
    . Have an extra night in Avignon and take the time to discover this beautiful medieval city, with the famous Pope's palace!

    . Have an extra night in the lovely town of Isle  and enjoy the great & famous Sunday morning market!

  • Access
    . Regular train lines from Avignon and Marseille city-airport > Isle sur la Sorgue on the SNCF website

Day 2 - Cherry orchards and perched village of Venasque

venasque famous perched village pernes les fontaines beautiful cherry orchards in blossom

  • Ride - Isle-sur-la-Sorgue > Pernes-les-Fontaines > Venasque > Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 
    40km / 24.8 miles - Ascent: +650 m / Descent: -650 m
  • This first ride takes you through the Pays des Sorgues with its back roads lined with cypresses and dotted with old farmhouses. You reach Pernes-les-Fontaines with its 40 fountains, its Romanesque church and mansions. You then explore the peaceful landscapes and the perched villages of the Monts de Vaucluse in northern Luberon to Venasque, a medieval town labelled as one of “the most beautiful villages of France”. Continue on towards the lost hamlets of la Roque sur Pernes and Le Beaucet on tiny country roads through cherry orchards and Muscat vineyards. You descend back to l’Isle through pine forests and quaint valleys.
  • Night in Isle sur la Sorgue.
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Great market on Thursday & Sunday (big & famous one) morning in Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Market on Wednesday morning in Velleron
  • Market on Saturday morning in Pernes Les Fontaines

Day 3 - Magnificent perched villages of the Luberon

cycling in the luberon famous perched village of gordes roussilon

  • Ride - Isle sur la Sorgue > Roussillon > Gordes 
    40km / 24.8 miles - Ascent: +650 m / Descent: -550 m
  • Your biking journey takes you to two of the most beautiful villages in the region. First Roussillon, set on the world’s largest ochre deposit. Its sands, in every hue of yellow, orange, and red, have been used to paint the façades of the village homes, a rainbow of colour highlighted by the ever-present Provençal sun. Stroll through the pigmented streets or the abandoned ochre quarry, before hopping back on your bike.  Then Gordes, its grey stone buildings rising in gravity-defying concentric circles high above the Calavon valley below and crowned by its renaissance castle.
  • Dinner included & night in Gordes
  • MEALS included: Breakfast & Dinner

  • Small market on Tuesday morning in Gordes
  • Market on Thursday morning in Roussillon

Day 4 - Bye bye in Isle sur la Sorgue

isle sur la sorgue great cafes and restaurants by the river antiques shops and great sunday market

  • Morning transfer to Isle sur la Sorgue. End of trip in Isle sur la Sorgue  .. end of your Provence cycling holiday! 
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Return :
    . Regular train lines from Isle > Avignon, Marseille city-airport on the SNCF website

Trip info

The rates are per person:

  • on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room),
  • and always remain subject to availability
  • If you travel SOLO : please contact us 

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers days 2 to 4
  • 2 days hybrid bike rental 
  • Our Road Book with detailed itineraries, including highlighted maps
  • 1 road map of the region
  • GPS files
  • 24/7 phone assitance

NOT INCLUDED

  • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • SINGLE supplement

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        • France - Provence
        • 2 adults (2x520€)
        • 0 children (0x520€)
      • 4 days
      • Simple
    Total 1040€
    Deposit 320€
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