Cycling Holiday Provence, France – Sept 2019

from £1,600

The Velusso Provence cycling holiday combines all that we love about this laid-back, Mediterranean corner of France: Haute cuisine, high passes, and deserted, rolling countryside. Provence is a destination to indulge in, both on the bike and off it.

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Cycling Holiday Provence, France – Sept 2019

Provence has long been a destination associated with haute cuisine, fine wine, and a laid-back, sun-baked lifestyle. Meanwhile, it’s location in the southeast corner of France, sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, gives it a prealp climate and topography that are ideal for long days in the saddle. Combine the two characteristics, and you define why Provence is such a popular destination for those in search of a taste of cycling luxury.

  • Ride leader, mechanic and support car in attendance for duration.
  • Easy access to riding, transport and nightlife from hotel.
  • Trip suitable for groups of friends, couples.
  • The maximum size group for this holiday is 10 riders.
  • Daily sports massage.

Optional Extras:

  • Bike rental
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional activities for non-cycling partners, such as golf, spa, vineyard visit
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Ride leader
  • Mechanic
  • Support car in attendance for duration
  • Full board
  • Daily sports massage
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return flights
  • Travel insurance
  1. Arrival Day Friday
    • Arrival at the Hotel midday.
    • Meet and greet with ride guide and mechanic.
    • Bike preparation and short ride (48 km) around Parc Naturel Regionel des Alpilles, or a hike up to local castle.
    • Evening meal at the hotel.
  2. Day 1 Saturday
    • Energy boosting breakfast.
    • A full day of riding with a picnic lunch stop at renowned vineyard. 118 km / 1205m.
    • Evening meal at the hotel.
  3. Day 2 Sunday
    • Energy boosting breakfast.
    • A gentle morning ride around the Natural Park with lunch on the road, before return to the hotel. 83 km / 547m.
    • An afternoon in the spa or relaxing by the pool.
    • Evening meal in the hotel’s highly regarded onsite Nancy Bourguignon restaurant.
  4. Departure Day Monday
    • Energy boosting breakfast.
    • Gentle morning ride to be chosen by group and ride leader.
    • Return to hotel for lunch and before transfer to airport for flight departure.
Du Cote des Olivades ****

This trip is based in Hotel Du Cote des Olivades ****, set in Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, surrounded by chateaux, vineyards and provencale atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and modern, offering you rest and relaxation between the long days in the saddle.

We cater for all dietary requirements and ask guests to let us know their preferences before arrival.

The Velusso cycling holiday experience is for enthusiastic cyclists who enjoy having fun both on and off the bike. Riding with experienced Ride Leaders is the ideal way to explore new destinations.

There will always be a range of fitness levels and riding abilities within a group. Our Ride Leader will ensure that we accommodate these differences in our route planning, as best as possible. Nobody will be left behind, and groups will always reform at the top of climbs, as well as riding together at a steady pace on the flats.

Certain trips are more suitable for experience riders, whereas others are perfect for beginners. This is indicated by the difficulty rating in the Overview tab on each trip page. Ask our team for more details of which trip may be best for your riding level.

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