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Drôme & Mont Ventoux B15-plus

Moderate or Challenging Cycling tour in Drôme and Provence around Mont Ventoux



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Cycling holiday tour in Drôme 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

6 - 9 days cycling tours starting in Buis-les-Baronnies.
The Mont Ventoux in Vaucluse and the Drôme 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'll be cycling through Côtes 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-days 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-les-Apt and Roussillon.

Roman bridge at Vaison-la-Romaine
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 (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.

In all hotels : 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).
A handlebar bag with a waterproof map window is standard.

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A summary of all our tours in Provence

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. A nice cycling tour to the Dentelles de Montmirail not far from Vaison.

If you travel from Marseille you can 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 lively market in Vaison-la-Romaine.


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The Packages

Program B15 plus packages 5 days 6 days 7 days 11days

Hotel in

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

Buis-les-Baronnies

Venasque ** , Hotel la Garrigue zwembad, HP. day 2 Venasque
Buoux ** , Hotel les Seguins zwembad, HP. day 3 Buoux
Lauris, La Rivayne *** , zwembad, B & B. day 4 Lauris
Avignon, Hotel d'Angleterre *** , zwembad, B & B. day 5 Avignon
Via Montbrun at the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux cycling to Aurel ** 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 Saignon
Through the Gorges de la Nesque and on the Côtes du Mont Ventoux to Venasque ** Hotel with pool. day 3 day 3 day 4 Venasque
Via l'Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Bédoin and Malaucène to Vaison-la-Romaine.
Hotel le Burrhus
day 4 day 5 day 6

Vaison

l'Isle sur la Sorgue *** Les Nevons zwembad day 7 L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Bédoin ** La Garance zwembad day 8 Bédoin
Aurel ** HP Le Relais du Ventoux day 9 Aurel
Cycling via Nyons in the Drôme Provençale to Buis-les-Baronnies *** day 4 day 5 day 6 day 10

Buis-les-Baronnies

Leave after breakfast day 5 day 6 day 7 day 11

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Stages Plus packages B15 Daily distances


Plus**/***
accommodation

Cycling in the Pre-Alps of Drôme : 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 Drôme around the Northern side of the Mont Ventoux from Buis-les-Baronnies to Aurel. 31 km
56 km
94 km

** Hotel in Aurel

Cycling on the Côtes du Mont Ventoux and through the Gorges de la Nesque to the Luberon,
From Aurel to Saignon
45 km
83 km
83 km

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

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

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

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

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

Cycling from Vaison-la-Romaine 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 plus package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2021 B & B Dinners Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
Bike
rental
e-Bike
rental
5 days 4 2 € 622 € 1 € 193 € 60 € 117
6 days 5 2 € 702 € 2 € 241 € 75 € 146
7 days 6 3 € 853 € 7 € 299 € 94 € 177
11 days 10 4 € 1459 € 36 € 481 € 138 € 275

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
Buis-les-Baronnies.*** pool Sous l'Olivier yes no € 60 € 0 € 48 € 18 € 31
Saignon *** pool Le Rimayon pool yes yes € 95 € 5 € 71 € 18 € 31
Vaison-la-Romaine
Hotel le Burrhus
yes no € 58 € 0 € 47 € 18 € 31
  • 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 69 % 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
See terms and conditions of group discounts
Parties of 3 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 16 % 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.

Train & Bus From Marseille Airport to Luberon and Avignon in Provence



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