Intoxication of scents and colours.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Individual arrival to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The small old city is located on an island and popular for its numerous antique shops and old romantic water wheels.
Through broad agrarian fields to Carpentras, the former capital city of Comtat Venaissin. The Italian charm of the city is inviting you for a stroll. You continue to Beaumes-de-Venise, where the best dessert wine is produced and cycle along the mountain range “Dentelles des Montmirail” to the old roman city Vaison-la-Romaine.
In the morning bike tour to the picturesque villages Brantes and Montbrun-les-Bains which are located on plateau d`Albion. Dreamy views are rewarding you for both climbs which had to be managed today. You continue through beautiful lavender fields to the small city Sault. Enjoy the wonderful view onto the violet lavender scenery below mountain Mont Ventoux.
Today an extended loop tour through the lavender plantations of the plateau is awaiting you. Captivating smell and the great colour of lavender in the sun is accompanying you. The route leads along the high plateau and through oak- and chestnut forests back to Sault.
Today is market day in Sault. Take the possibility for a stroll after breakfast. Afterwards through small and dreamy villages into nature park Luberon, which is often named Tuscany of France. In the museum of Simian-la-Rotonde you learn a lot about lavender. The mountain village Oppedette and the Calavon canyon are located on your way to Apt, which is the centre of Luberon and home of tasting candied fruits.
With Bonnieux, Boux and Saignon three of the most beautiful villages of Luberon are located along your route before you continue downhill to Apt (ca 55 km). For all who wants to relax we offer the possibility of making a detour to Gargas, where the last operated ochre digging in France is located.
Via Roussillon, which was long the centre for ochre digging in the Luberon region, you continue via the picturesque located Gordes to the famous spring Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
Departure or extension
After breakfast individual return journey or additional stay in Orange.
Tour of medium level – for trained cyclists you don’t care about occasionally climbs. Big lavender fields, wonderful views and great descents are rewarding you for your efforts. The tour leads along small roads with less traffic and asphalted country roads. And with our electro bike this tour can be managed by everyone.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Well elaborated route
- Detailed travel documents
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Train station
- Free parking at the hotel or close to the hotel