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 Vaucluse, Drôme & Mont Ventoux   B15cav

Cycling tour in Drôme and Provence around Mont Ventoux

Active or Athletic tour
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  • 6 to 11 days self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer and bike rental.
  • Start in Cavaillon or in Buis-les-Baronnies (If you don't need bike rental).

  • Cycling tours in Provence around the Mont Ventoux (Luberon and Vaucluse)

  • Optional:  extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a restday or an extra cycling day.
  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31th.
  • Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.
  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
  • Important group discounts for parties of  3 persons to 8 persons.

Cycling holiday tour in Drome Provençale and Vaucluse around the Mont Ventoux: Vaison-la-Romaine, Buis-les-Baronnies, Aurel, Venasque.

Click here for pictures of this Mont Ventoux cycling tour Mont Ventoux, Northern side

6 - 11 days cycling tours starting in Buis-les-Baronnies.
The Mont Ventoux in Vaucluse and the Drome department will be your campanion all along your trip. This huge mountain hides splendid places. Provencal villages as well as beautiful nature. This cycling tour is of light, medium level or top level if you would choose to climb the Mont Ventoux.

Vaison la Romaine (60,000 Romans lived there 2000 years ago as you will see). Vaison has a medieval old city and famous market on tuesday morning.
Buis-les-Baronnies is a very nice town in Drôme department North of the Mont Ventoux.

You see typical towns of Provence (Transalpina for the Latinists) with their markets, churches and Roman remnants.

You be cycling through Côte du Rhône Villages-vineyards all along your trip north of the Mont Ventoux. You will cycle the canyon of the Gorges de la Nesque at the Southern side of the Mont Ventoux. You'll visit Abbaye de Senanque and the famous surging river Fontaine de Vaucluse (where Petrarca wrote his poems) in the 8- day trip.

In the 10 and 11 days trips you will bike to the Luberon and visit the Colorado Provençal, Apt and nice village as St. Saturnin-lès-Apt and Roussillon.

Roman bridge at Vaison-la-Romaine

Level: This tours has medium and longer stages for every day. It is not a flat landscape so  the stages are of medium ("active") level.
Starting days : any day of the week from april till november.
Starting place (same cycling tracks): Vaison-la-Romaine, Buis-les-Baronnies or Venasque (no bike rental).
In Buis-les-Baronnies you will stay in a  *** hotel  with pool 1000m from the center of the town.

The difference between the standard and the plus package are the hotels in Vaison-la-Romaine ** B&B versus *** with pool and halfboard in the Medieval town and the size and comfort of the rooms in the other hotels.

In all hotels : Shower/bath in room.

Bike rental.

  • The bikes have front and rear fender. (VTC, ATB) Canondale (adventure with a supplement).

  • There are no mirrors. (Not usual in France)

  • We provide a repair kit and a spare inner tube (large valve type (as for cars))

  • Size of tires :700x35

  • A handlebar bag with a waterproof map window is standard.


Prices  plus packages       (** standard packages are available here)

Travelling to the Vaucluse.

If you travel from Marseille you can start the trip in Cavaillon.

It is only 1h30 minutes travelling by train from the Airport of Marseille via Vitrolles to Cavaillon.

 

See the .... same sun-drenched poppy fields and starry nights as Van Gogh.
Smell
the .... sweet perfume of lavender as it rises from the endless fields.  
Taste
the .... magic of artisanal olive oil drizzled over Provençal tomatoes.
Touch the .... cool metal surface of the petanque ball before it is thrown.
Hear
the .....sounds of an authentic French country market as it comes to life in Vaison la Romaine.

A summary of all our tours in Provence

 

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Plus (** and ***) hotel Packages

Packages  B15cav-plus 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days

Hotel

A. Arrival in Cavaillon** Checking adjusting the Bikes.

 

day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 Cavaillon
***
Hotel Toppin
B. A trip into the Luberon. You wil see Apt and the Colorado Provençal, Roussillon.  Guesthouse*** with a pool in Rustrel.           day 2 Rustrel
La Forge
*** pool
C. Cycling via l'Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse or
D. via the Luberon
to Venasque
** Hotel with pool.
day 2 day 2 day 2 day 2 day 2 day 3 Venasque
Hotel ** la garrigue pool
E. Cycling via the Villages du Côtes du Rhône Villages and the Dentelles de Montmirail to Vaison-la-Romaine. ** Hotel in center of town and just near the roman city. day 3
(or Aurel)
day 3 day 3 day 3 day 3 day 4 Vaison-la-Romaine
**

Hotel Burrhus

F. Cycling around the roman city Vaison-la-Romaine.
 
        day 4 day 5 Vaison-la-Romaine
** Hotel Burrhus
G. Cycling via Nyons in the Drôme Provençale to Buis-les-Baronnies. *** Hotel with a pool.     day 4 day 4 day 5 day 6

Buis-les-Baronnies
*** Hotel Sous l'Olivier pool

H. Via Montbrun at the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux cycling to Aurel ** day 3
(or Vaison)
day 4 day 5 day 5 day 6 day 7 Aurel
Relais du ventoux **
I. Through  the Gorges de la Nesque and on the foothills of the Mont Ventoux or
J. Via the Mont Ventoux
to Bedoin ***
      day 6 day 7 day 8

Bedoin
la Garance
**

K. Through the Gorges de la Nesque and on the Côtes du Mont Ventoux  to Venasque ** Hotel with pool. day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 Cavaillon
** Toppin
L. Leave after breakfast day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10

 

 
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Track details
Plus packages B15cav
Routing Daily distances

1=short
2=medium
3=long

Elevation gains


Plus
 **/***
accommodation

Cavaillon, Arrival day.
Adjustment of the rented bikes.
short circuit to St.Rémy-de-Provence
A1
A2 60 km
A3
+200 / - 200m Cavaillon
** Hotel
Cavaillon - Rustrel B1
B2 77 km
B3
+200 / - 200m La Forge Rustrel
*** Guesthouse pool
Cavaillon-Venasque.
Via Fontaine de Vaucluse,  l'Isle sur Sorgues, Gordes and Abbaye de Senanque to Venasque
C1 39 km    D1
C2 55 km    D2
C3 77 km    D3  80 km

-100m +400m
-200m +500m
Venasque **
with a pool
Venasque-Vaison-la-Romaine.
Via Malaucène or via the Dentelles de Montmirail to Vaison-la-Romaine
.
E1 45 km
E2 57 km
E3 77 km

-100m  +100m
-300m + 300m
B&B Hotel** Burrhus
in
Vaison-la-Romaine
Vaison-la-Romaine-Buis-les-Baronnies.
Through the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône Villages and nice Nyons in olive orchards.
G1 35 km
G2 65 km
G3 82 km
+100m
+200m  - 100m
+400m  - 200m
*** B&B Sous l'OLivier
hotel in Buis-les-Baronnies
pool
Cycling in the Pre-Alps of  Drome : loop around Buis-les-Baronnies X1 40 km
X2 70 km
X3 90 km
+250m - 250m
+400m - 400m
+400m - 400m
*** B&B hotel in
Buis-les-Baronnies
pool
Cycling from Buis-les-Baronnies to Aurel. in the Pre-Alps of  Drome around the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux. H1 31 km
H2 56 km
H3 94 km
+400m - 300m
+600m - 300m
+900m - 600m

** Hotel in Aurel

Cycling from Aurel to Bédoin. Côtes du Mont Ventoux and through the Gorges de la Nesque. I1 45 km
I2 83 km
I3
-700m + 100m
-700m + 100m
-700m + 100m

**  Hotel la Garance, pool
Bédoin

Cycling loop Mont Ventoux from Bédoin Ste Colombe. J1
J2 57 km
J3 87 km

-400m +400m
-400m +400m
*** Hotel la Garance, pool
Bédoin
Cycling from Cavaillon to Vaison-la-Romaine  via l'Isle sur Sorgues, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Abbaye de Senanque X1 45 km
X2 57 km
X3 77 km

-100m  +100m
-100m  +100m

** Hotel
Vaison-la-Romaine.
B&B

Cycling loop around Vaison-la-Romaine
or visit to the Roman theater or
Climbing the Mont Ventoux from Malaucène.
F1
F2
F3
-100m  +100m

+1600m  -1600m

** Hotel
Vaison-la-Romaine.
B&B

Cycling from Bédoin Ste Colombe to Cavaillon. K1 55 km
K2 66 km
K3 76 km
+100m
+200m  - 100m
+400m  - 200m
Cavaillon
** Hotel
Cycling from Vaison-la-Romaine to Cavaillon. X1 35 km
X2 65 km
X3 82 km
+100m
+200m  - 100m
+400m  - 200m
Cavaillon
** Hotel

 
Packages Stages Prices

B15cav plus

Plus package.                 Basic rate: in € p.p. in double room, sharing, Bags transfers included.

2018 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl. single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
 or
carbon roadbike
B15-Cav 5 days 4 3 0 558 0 139 54 105
B15-Cav 6 days 5 4 0 697 0 176 72 132
B15-Cav 7 days 6 4 0 781 0 226 90 160
B15-Cav 8 days 7 5 0 928 0 265 102 186
B15-Cav 9 days 8 5 0 1010 0 311 112 210
B15-Cav 10 days 9 6 0 1168 0 360 128 232
You can book this trip here
Extra nights B&B Diner Lunch Price p.p. Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl. single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
 or
carbon roadbike
Cavaillon** Toppin Yes Yes No 65 2 38 16 29
Venasque ** Yes Yes No 71 2 15 16 29
Vaison-la-Romaine ** Yes No No 56 2 44 16 29
Buis-les-Baronnies B&B ** Yes No No 59 2 47 16 29
Aurel ** Yes Yes No 64 2 37 16 29
Bedoin*** (Garance) pool Yes Yes No 82 7 36 16 29
Saignon **/*** Yes Yes No 75 2 47 16 29
Supplement  twin rooms with 2 beds €4,- p.p. per night
Discount triple rooms ( 2 or 3 beds): €3,- per person, per night.

 
Discount p.p. for groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts

Parties of  3 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons : 13 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 16 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 18 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 19 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 20 % p.p.

 
 

      

Train & Bus  From Marseille Airport to Luberon and Avignon in Provence
  • Take the shuttle bus to SNCF railway station of Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille.
    Bus leaves every 20 minutes and it takes 5 minutes to arrive.
  • Here take a train ticket to Avignon or Cavaillon.
    On all days of the week you'll have 4 opportunities between 12:00 and 20:00 to go to Avignon
    (in 1hr 25 min) or to Cavaillon (in 55 min).
Departure: 12h 42 55min to Cavaillon and 85min to Avignon
Departure : 16h 03 55min to Cavaillon and 85min to Avignon
Departure : 17h 01 55min to Cavaillon and 85min to Avignon
Departure : 19h 03 55min to Cavaillon and 85min to Avignon

 


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