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Biking Vacation Provence: The Alpilles ​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 18 – 45 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Aix-en-Provence · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Paris · 2 nights $395
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To touch Provence is to be inspired.
Rolling hills blanketed with vineyards date to ancient Rome … olive and almond groves reach into forever. Indeed, inspiration is never in short supply in this magical corner of France. We experience it for ourselves during delightful reels through an invigorating landscape. And we’ll witness even more Provençal passion when we meet a renowned pastry chef for dinner in her home, savor picnics amidst splendid settings, and explore St. Rémy and Avignon with local historians. 

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 4-star French hotels
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 3- and 4-star French hotels
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Aix-en-Provence – 2 nights for only $245 • Post-trip: Paris – 2 nights for only $395

Both Vacation Options Include

  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception with local wine
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Experience the Roman era amid ruins of its ancient settlements
  • Marvel at stunning views of the Camargue and the Alpilles from the village of Les Baux
  • Private walking tour of scenes that inspired van Gogh
  • Roll through the picturesque Provençal countryside
  • Savor a home-cooked dinner with a renowned pastry chef
  • Picnic in a field shaded by olive or almond trees
  • Mingle with the locals at bustling local markets
  • Visit the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Guided tours of St. Rémy and Avignon, the “City of Popes”

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance with the hills. Suitable for novice cyclists and ideal for experienced cyclists.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate 
  • Average Daily Mileage: 18 – 45 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 5 hours
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