A cycling holiday in Provence, leading you from Avignon to the Cote d’Azur, through sun-kissed scenery so revered by great masters of the past. The route leads you to picture-perfect villages and towns such as Le Baux en Provence and Aix en Provence before delivering you to charming seaside town of Cassis.
Spend a night in Avignon – the City of Popes before heading south along quiet country lanes into the Alpilles for some great cycling and fantastic views including the ancient hilltop village of Le Baux en Provence.
Taking a break near Montagne Sainte Victoire
You’ll pass through a landscape of olive groves to the celebrated city of Aix en Provence, with its maze of medieval streets. Cycle the sunning Cézanne route through the foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire to admire the scenery so loved by the great artist. Enjoy an exhilarating descent to Cassis and then spend a day on the Mediterranean coast exploring the the towering cliffs of Cap Canaille and the miniature fjord-like inlets of Calanques.
The terrain on this Provence cycle tour is quite varied. There are plenty of easy-going, flat roads, plus some rolling stretches as well as a few more substantial climbs. Everything can be taken at a sensible pace, however, with plenty of time for picnics, lunch stops and photo opportunities along the way. There are also options to extend your rides on a couple of days. These include more climbing and will need a bit more stamina, but are well worth it for the views and sense of achievement.