Saturday 29th June – Saturday 6th July 2019
Come on a 8 day cycling tour of Provence, combining history, culture, wine tasting and French cuisine.
This trip is unique and the ultimate experience for anyone wanting to experience the natural perfumes, flavours and tastes of Provence. It has something for everyone or everything for someone!
Escape to Southern France for a fully supported 8-day cycling holiday and wine tasting tour of the vineyards of Provence.
Riding our bikes through the heart of Provence, we visit ancient vineyards, hilltop villages and discover the landscapes that inspired Vincent Van Gogh to paint here.
Unlike other cycle tours, this one is based for the duration in a country Mas – A renovated traditional Provencal farmhouse with daily tours riding out into the surrounding countryside and villages to visit historical towns set amongst some of the most famous vineyards in the Southern Rhone. We will return each day for a relaxing swim in our private pool before sitting down to a gourmet meal made from local produce by our very own Chef.
Those not wishing to join in the daily cycle rides can join our Chef when visiting the local markets to select the best ingredients and produce for our meals. In addition, there will some cooking demonstrations in the Mas kitchen. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a Cordon Bleu trained cooking teacher who comes from the region and is an expert on Provencal dishes.
Our Mas is situated within easy cycling reach of a number of towns of historical interest, such as Orange, Grignan, Vaison-la-Romaine and Montelimar, the nougat capital of the world. We will also pass through enchanting villages whose names you will recognise as wine labels – Cairanne, Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape.
Daily routes will range from 30 to 50 miles for the more adventurous, cycled at your own pace, with shorter options available on the longer days. Each day’s schedule has been planned to include opportunities for wine tasting at the vineyards as you go. Also, there will be plenty of time to sample the chocolates and patisseries as you pass through the many small villages.
PRICES START FROM £899 for early birds (initial deposit of £200)
To go ahead and book this tour, please complete the booking form below or if you have any queries then please call us on 01344 989666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org