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
Our tour tips
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.
Questions and answers regarding your cycle holiday in Provence
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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