Cycle tours in Provence

LOVELY FRAGRANCES ON PROVENCAL CYCLING PATHS

Close your eyes and travel to Provence for a moment. Are you already there? Do you see the endless lavender fields? Do you smell the aromatic herbs? Is this not heavenly? Discover our most beautiful cycle tours in Provence and learn more about the country and its people.

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France, it couldn’t be more beautiful

Travellers around the world admire Provence as the most beautiful landscape in France. Violet lavender fields, dark grey limestone cliffs and the deep blue sea – a colour explosion second to none. That’s Provence. Immerse yourself in a Provençal dream of beautiful cycle paths, interesting cities and impressive landscapes. At the end of your cycle tour in France with Eurobike, you will discover the South of France is even more beautiful than in the postcards.

The most beautiful cycle tours in Provence

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Provence and Camargue

Beautiful cycling days await you on this romantic cycle tour. Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Avignon, Nimes…collect wonderful memories of the country and its people and experience France in an authentic way.

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Provence and Camargue

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Provence and Camargue with Charm

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Questions and answers regarding your cycle holiday in Provence

We offer the following self-guided cycle holidays in Provence, including luggage transfer:

All cycling tours currently offered in Provence are classified as tour character "medium". This means that you should already be somewhat experienced or have a good basic level of fitness. Nevertheless, the focus of tours in this category is on enjoyment.

In Provence, a lot of cooking is done with garlic, tomatoes and olive oil; due to the location, Mediterranean cuisine has a great influence. Popular dishes are the fish soup bouillabaisse, ratatouille or lavender jam as a spread.

The ideal time for our cycling tours in Provence is from mid-March to October. If you want to experience the unique lavender blossom, a tour between mid-June and early July is recommended.

Useful information about your cycling holiday in Provence

Vield of lavender

The climate in Provence

Southern summer awaits you in Mediterranean Provence. But it’s not only in summer that Provence is almost ideal for us cyclists. Provence enjoys approximately 3000 hours of sunshine per year. From March you can expect pleasant temperatures of about 20 degrees. And autumn is still warm enough to take a cycle ride in Provence until October. Perfect weather or a perfect cycling region.

Eating above the rooftops in Provence

The Provencal cuisine

As in the rest of France, cooking, eating and enjoying food is important in Provence. Due to its geographical location, the cuisine of Provence is influenced by the Mediterranean diet. The most important ingredients in Provencal cuisine include garlic, tomatoes and olive oil. Dishes such as the world-famous fish soup, the Marseille Bouillabaisse, ratatouille or lavender marmalade have made Provencal cuisine world-famous. Look forward to heavenly delicacies that delight the palate and soul.

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The most beautiful sights in Provence

  • The Amphitheatre of Arles
  • The Pont du Gard near Nimes
  • The Theatre of Orange
  • The remains of the Pont d’Avignon
  • The Palais des Papes in Avignon
  • The church in Beaucaire
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The lavender blossom

The sweet scent of lavender hangs almost continuously in your nostrils from June to August, when you cycle through the blossoming lavender fields. Because there is a boom in Provence. But what you see and smell here on the endless lavender fields is mostly not lavender, but lavandin, a subspecies of lavender. True lavender is less productive than lavandin. It begins to flower after four years and grows mainly in the mountains. The precious lavender oil is not only used in cosmetics, but also in naturopathy and in the kitchen. In addition, the sweet fragrance is an insect repellent and is therefore very often dried and hung in the wardrobe to keep moths away. But even those who don’t much like the smell of lavender, will be impressed by the sight of the beautiful fields.

Did you know…

  • …that Europe’s largest canyon is in Provence. It is the Verdon Gorge.
  • …that Marseille is the sunniest city in France with more than 2800 hours of sunshine per year?
  • …that Provence is also called the land of light?
  • …that the famous painter Cèyanne found his muse in Provence and painted the same mountain over 200 times, the Montagne Ste Victoire?
  • …that no Provençal chef cooks with the famous Herbs de Provence spice blend? In this country, you do not cook with dried spice mixtures, but the fresh herbs.
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Perfectly organised cycle tours in Provence

What do we mean by a perfectly organised cycle tour, we hear you ask? We will happily explain. A perfect cycle tour begins with a comprehensive service from the first contact. This includes booking of hotels, the provision of well-coordinated travel documents, perfectly maintained rental bikes, punctual luggage transfer every day and a service hotline you can call 7-days a week! It could not be better! And yet, we always try to improve.

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