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Vaucluse, Drôme & Mont Ventoux bike tour

Cycling tour in Drôme Provençale and Vaucluse around Mont Ventoux

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

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Mont Ventoux, Northern side
Mont Ventoux, Northern side

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6 - 9 days cycling tours starting in Buis-les-Baronnies.
The Mont Ventoux in Vaucluse and the Drome department will be your companion 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 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 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 resurging river at 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
Roman bridge in 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 (Moderate ) 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 half-board(demi pension) in the Medieval town.

Extra day: We recommend Vaison-la-Romaine. You can see, smell, taste and hear on Tuesday the lively market, you can visit the Roman and the Medieval town and you can make it the start of a tour to the Mont Ventoux

In all hotels (standard and plus) : Shower/bath en suite.

Bike rental: The bikes have front and rear fender. (VTC, ATB) Cannondale (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.

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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 pétanque ball before it is thrown.
Hear the .....sounds of an authentic French country market as it comes to life in Vaison la Romaine.

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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, B?oin and Malauc?e 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
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Routing

Track details Standard packages B15

Daily distances


Standard **
accommodation

Cycling in the Pre-Alps of Drome : loop around Buis-les-Baronnies 40 km
70 km
90 km
*** 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

** 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

*** 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
*** 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
** 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
** B & B hotel in
Vaison-la-Romaine
Cycling to
Buis-les-Baronnies
35 km
65 km
82 km
*** B & B hotel in
Buis-les-Baronnies
pool


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B 15-Buis **standard package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2017 B & B Dinners Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
Bike
rental
E-Bike
rental
5 days 4 2 € 598 € 0 € 189 € 60 € 117
6 days 5 2 € 696 € 2 € 235 € 80 € 155
7 days 6 3 € 817 € 3 € 275 € 100 € 194

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental Bike rental
Buis-les-Baronnies *** pool yes no € 58 € 0 € 46 € 16 € 16
Aurel ** yes yes € 61 € 0 € 33 € 16 € 16
Saignon *** pool yes yes € 69 € 0 € 41 € 16 € 16
Vaison-la-Romaine ** yes no € 47 € 0 € 36 € 16 € 16
  • Take-away lunches are not included. You can order them at the hotel or the host the evening before departure.

  • Solo bikers: all-in basic rate (including single room supplement): add 70% to the basic rate p.p. of 2 persons sharing room (and costs of bags transfer)

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Discount p.p. for small groups and families
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Parties of 3 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 19 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 20 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 21 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 22 % p.p.



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