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Provence, France

Avignon

30 July - 7 July

6 days / 5 nights

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Distance: 1200km

Price: $550/day (twin-share)

We begin our journey in the Southwest of France in the beautiful region of Bordeaux with its urban elegance and provincial charm. Heading east along the Dordogne Valley we will indulge in the very best of the region and the top places to visit. This is not without challenge, our bike route follows carefully selected roads to offer some challenging but total immersion in the rich architecture, luxuriant valleys, and crystal-clear waters of the Dordogne River.

 

After 6 days of Dordogne discovery, we arrive at the southern tip of the Massif Centrale at Millau for a mini 3-night tour. From our hillside accommodation, we have poolside views of the famous Millau Viaduct and access to a few outstanding rides in the Gorges du Tarn. Our 3-day repose in Millau is no accident, we also offer the option to rendezvous for the excitement of le Tour de France.

We now will head south down from the hills for our Mediterranean coastal ride. The ride from Pezenas to Avignon is FULL of historic delights which include the Amphitheatre du Nîmes and Pont du Gard. On arrival at our luxury accommodation in Avignon you will also have the option to cap off your tour with a few rides in Provence including the monster of Provence, Mt Ventoux. 

Select any date below the overall tour map below to view each days route individually. 

Highlights

  • Dordogne region; renowned for its love of food and drink – and boasts a long culinary and fabulous gastronomic heritage

  • Tour de France - option to intersect with the Tour in Mende, or have a rest day

  • Millau Viaduct; a cable-stayed bridge over a valley of the River Tarn near Millau - it is the tallest bridge in the world

  • Coatal ride to Aigues-Mortes

  • The historical journey from Pont du Gard to Avignon through Provence

Arrival Details

9th July 2022

Fly into Paris (CDG) or Toulouse (TLS), then train to Bordeaux (BOD), or alternatively, fly into Bordeaux (BOD)

Departure Details

22nd July 2022

If not continuing, fly from Avignon TGV, then train to either Nice (NCE) or Paris (CDG) airport

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