- Cycle along quiet roads with breathtaking scenery
- Attempt Mont Ventoux - a legend of the Tour de France
- Discover many delightful Provencal hilltop villages
If you have a little less time to hand, this six day itinerary packs in the highlights. With great cultural, historical and culinary interest to be explored, we pass through a number of typical Provencal market towns from the ancient cliff top town of Gordes to bright red-ochre village of Roussillon and the old Roman city of Apt.
As a cycling destination, Provence is ideally suited to self-guided exploration. With rolling lavender fields, hill-top villages connected by quiet country lanes and the opportunity to test yourself on the highest mountain in the region, Mont Ventoux, this is a cycling trip for those looking for a bit more of a challenge.
Every year Le Tour de France highlights some of the most spectacular cycling areas of France, and as the pros climb up various cols with relative ease most of us simply watch in admiration. One of the most famous of these cols is Mont Ventoux.
This trip includes the opportunity to tackle this legendary climb, but as you are your own leader you can do this in the way that best suits you. Alternatively, you don't have to do this at all and can spend the day in the beautiful town of Roussillon. You can really make this trip suit you. If you would prefer to explore this region in more depth, we also offer an 8 day itinerary.
What makes this trip responsible?
Cycling is a fantastic way to travel while minimising your impact on the environment. Pedalling under your own steam we help the economy of the small villages and communities that we pass through and we use a local operator who employs local staff and uses small, family run hotels.
Here at Exodus we feel the need to offer our clients an alternative to air travel within Europe and to destinations where taking the train can be a viable alternative to flying.
Working in cooperation with Rail Europe, our sales team will be happy to reserve your seats and tickets can be booked 3 months prior right up until the day of departure, subject to availability. Suggested train times and further information can be found within the Trip Notes.
Distant view of Mt Ventoux