6 days cycling (including 2 optional rides) with luggage transfers
100% on quiet tarmac roads
Undulating terrain, with the option to climb Mt Ventoux
7 nights in 2 and 3 star hotels.
These are a variety of charming traditional buildings from the region including an authentic provincial farmhouse or 'Mas' of the 18th Century. All rooms are en suite and some hotels have swimming pools.
All breakfasts and 4 dinners included.
Activity Level: 4 (Moderate/Challenging)
Average daily distance: 50km (32 miles)
Terrain and route: Provence is a hilly region with a few gradual climbs and some rugged terrain passing through quiet villages and countryside. The routes are all undulating so it is important that you are happy riding on hilly terrain. If you attempt Mt Ventoux, please prepare for a challenging ride, however, at any stage you can simply turn around and come back.
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to cycle independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodations, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next.
It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. Where possible we stick to cycle tracks and quiet roads to make the journeys as pleasant as possible, however, on occasion we have to use busier routes.
As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There maybe others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The routes notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
Normal group size and age
Self guided. Luggage is transferred, route notes and maps are provided. Minimum age 16.
Self-Guided trips are only available to cycling enthusiasts in Europe. These holidays are the perfect choice for those who like to travel independently and at your own pace, yet still benefit from our quality research, back-up and support. We'll arrange your accommodation, provide you with detailed maps and route notes, and transport your bags from one hotel to the next.
In order to provide a more accurate cycle holiday grading system, where a cycling trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide to your cycling holiday only. In all cases you should refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
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