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Vaucluse, Drôme & Mont Ventoux bike tour

Cycling tour in Drôme Provençale and Vaucluse around Mont Ventoux
 
Packages Stages Prices

  • Standard ** packages. Active or Sport
  • Start in Buis-les-Baronnies or in Cavaillon (If you need bike rental).
  • 6 - 9 days 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.
  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.
  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31th.
  • Bags transfers included.
  • Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 11 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 - 9 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 8 and 9 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 old style nice standard** hotel or in a tourist 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.

In all hotels (standard and plus) : Shower/bath in room.

Bike rental: The bikes have front and rear fender. (VTC, ATB) Canondale (adventure).
There are no mirrors. (Not usual in France)
You get 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 standard packages   

Prices  plus packages   

Travelling to the Vaucluse.

If you travel from Marseille we can have you start the trip in Cavaillon. It is only 1h30 minutes 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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Packages Stages Prices

The Packages

Lodging  B15 standard packages 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days

Hotel

Arrival in Buis-les-Baronnies *** pool day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1

Buis

Via Montbrun at the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux cycling to Aurel ** day 2 day 2 day 2 day 2

Aurel

A trip through the Luberon. you wil see the Colorado Provençal, Roussillon. l'Isle sur la Sorgue and  Fontaine de Vaucluse. Guesthouse *** with a pool in Saignon.     day 3 day 3 Saignon
A trip through the Luberon. You wil see the Colorado Provençal, Roussillon and Buoux.  Guesthouse*** with a pool in Saignon.       day 4 Saigon
Through the Gorges de la Nesque and on the Côtes du Mont Ventoux  to Venasque ** Hotel with pool. day 3 day 3 day 4 day 5 Venasque
Via l'Isle sur la Sorgue,  Fontaine de Vaucluse, Bédoin and Malaucène to Vaison-la-Romaine. ** standard day 4 day 4 day 5 day 6

Vaison

Cycling loop via the Dentelles de Montmirail around Vaison-la-Romaine. ** standard.   day 5 day 6 day 7

Vaison

Cycling via Nyons in the Drôme Provençale to Buis-les-Baronnies ***
In hotel in old part, arcades square of the town.
day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

Buis

Leave after breakfast day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9

 

 
Packages Stages Prices

Track details
Standard packages B15
Routing Daily distances Elevation gains cum.


Standard  **
accommodation

Cycling in the Pre-Alps of  Drome : loop around Buis-les-Baronnies 40 km
70 km
90 km
+250m - 250m
+400m - 400m
+400m - 400m
*** B&B hotel in
Buis-les-Baronnies
pool
Cycling in the Pre-Alps of  Drome around the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux to Aurel. 31 km
56 km
94 km
+400m - 300m
+600m - 300m
+900m - 600m

** Hotel in Aurel
Dinner, B&B

Cycling on the Côtes du Mont Ventoux and through the Gorges de la Nesque to the Luberon, Saignon 45 km
83 km
83 km
-700m + 100m
-700m + 100m
-700m + 100m

*** Guesthouse, pool
Saignon
Dinner, B&B

Cycling loop in the Luberon area via  Buoux and Colorado Provençal 0 or 57 km
0 or 57 km
0 or 87 km
-400m +400m
-400m +400m
-400m +400m
*** Guesthouse, pool
Saignon
Dinner, B&B
Cycling to Vaison-la-Romaine  via l'Isle sur Sorgues, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Abbaye de Senanque 45 km
57 km
77 km
-100m  +100m
-100m  +100m

** B&B Hotel Burrhus in
Vaison-la-Romaine

Cycling loop around Vaison-la-Romaine or visit to the Roman theater 0-50 km
0-50 km
0-50 km
-100m  +100m

** B&B hotel in
Vaison-la-Romaine

Cycling to
Buis-les-Baronnies
35 km
65 km
82 km
+100m
+200m  - 100m
+400m  - 200m
*** B&B hotel in
Buis-les-Baronnies
pool


Packages Stages Prices

B15-Buis  **standard package
  Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in  €  p.p. double room, sharing.
2018 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
Solo
all-in
Bike
rental
 5 days  4  2  0  € 513  € 0  € 148  € 850  € 55
 6 days  5  2  0  € 599  € 0  € 185  € 1012  € 68
 7 days  6  3  0  € 736  € 0  € 229  € 1244  € 85
 8 days  7  3  0  € 799  € 0  € 266  € 1360  € 102
 9 days  8  4  0  € 897  € 0  € 310  € 1505  € 119

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Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Route notes Bike rental
Buis-les-Baronniest.*** pool  yes  no  no  € 58  € 0  € 46  Free  € 16
Aurel **  yes  yes  no  € 61  € 0  € 33  Free  € 16
Saignon  *** pool  yes  yes  no  € 69  € 0  € 41  Free  € 16
Vaison-la-Romaine **  yes  no  no  € 47  € 0  € 36  Free  € 16
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 12 Euro. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure.

 

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

Parties of  3 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons : 13 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 18 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 19 % 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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