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Luberon by bike - 8 days & 7 nights

Reference: P84

Tour Details


Rate per person in double room:
A$1735           

This program includes:

  • 3 nights in 2* hotels
  • 2 nights in 3* hotels
  • 2 nights in guest houses - in double room with shower & toilets - Breakfasts
  • 6 dinners which 2 are in guest houses
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
  • Maps and itineraries, tourist information
  • Bike rentals
  • Taxes & services

This program excludes:

  • 1 dinner (day 4)
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Personal effects

Bike:
27 speed men’s and ladies' bike, equipped with 1 saddlebag, a high visibility jacket, an anti-theft device, a map holder, a helmet and a repair kit. Adjustment by a cycling specialist.  

Category:
Rolling hills

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights

Departure Dates:
March to October

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Classified natural regional park, The Luberon area offer wonderful trips which will allow you to  discover all the exceptional treasures of this area: wonderful landscapes, a rich cultural in heritage, the unforgettable fragrance of its typical markets and its way of life in a colourful and flavoured area.

Day 1: Arrival in Cavaillon
From its Romanesque Chapel (12th century) to its historical narrow streets, the old city of Cavaillon offer an original view. Accommodation in 2* hotel and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 2: Cavaillon - Cadenet | 45 km (3h15)
A stage dominated by the variety of landscapes which will guide you to the Durance valley with in back ground the beautiful montains of Aix and Alpilles before reaching Lauris and its 12th century château, then Cadenet and the ruins of its troglodyte chateau. Accommodation in 3* hotel and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 3: Cadenet – Bastide de Jourdan | 35 km (2h50)
Beautiful trip through a large part of the south hill of Luberon sprinkled with authenticity villages. Do not forget to visit the villages of Lourmarin, Vaugines,  Curcuron…. before reaching the small village of Vitrolles en Lubéron. Accommodation in guest house 2* and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4: Bastide de Jourdan – Manosque | 30 km (3h10)
A stage via the AOC vineyards of Pierrevert where is situated the museum of wine & vineyards before cycling until the city of Manosque at the doors of the ‘Alpes de Haute Provence’ area, a place at the heart of natural environment and exceptional architectural testimonies. Accommodation in 2* hotel in B&B.

Day 5: Manosque – Forcalquier | 30 km (2h35)
A stage between two important places of Haute Provence area, showing a very different personality which will guide you to the eastern part of this area known as ‘Luberon oriental’: from the Durance valley, known for having been a natural place for historical migrations until the colourful and perfumed land of Forcalquier. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

Day 6: Forcalquier – Aubenas | 18 km (1h55)
Enjoy your hotel and its swimming pool before riding on this short itinerary in direction of the Largue valley for a panoramic view over Aubenas les Alpes where fragrance of distilled lavender is diffused in July / August. Dinner and accommodation in guest house 2*.

Day 7: Aubenas – Apt | 52 km (3h)
A geographic and cultural transitional ride where you can discover a real contrast in agriculture with lavander in mountains and melons in the valley. You will finally arrive slowly to the ‘small Luberon’ with its perched villages. Dinner and accommodation in 2* hotel.

Day 8: Apt – Cavaillon | 46 km (4h)
A neck lace of villages (Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppède le Vieux, etc ..) through the small Luberon will guide you on your stage. This last itinerary, through these villages where time seems to have stopped will stay in your mind as the symbol of Luberon. Departure at the end of the day. Possibility of extra night in Cavaillon.

NB : Be careful to the high temperature in July / August