Provence cycling holidays

In a country that hosts the most well-known cycling race, the Tour de France, it is no real surprise that France is the number one destination for a cycling trip! And to be more specific, a Provence cycling holidays is what we recommend as a fantastic way to explore this beautiful part of the country, bathed under the Mediterranean sun.

What to see on your Provence bike trips? 

Provence is vast and offers a variety of landscapes, from vineyards and lavender fields to olive groves and cherry orchards and is home to some of the most beautiful villages of France. Read up on some of the hot spots below and see our full online catalogue of trips for more inspiration! 

 

Le Mont Ventoux

The infamous stage of the Tour de France, the mecca for all cycling enthusiasts, the Mont Ventoux is a must for experienced cyclists. Culminating at 1 912m (6 270 feet), the ascent can be tackled via 3 different routes. The lunar landscape at the summit is quite something and the 360° panorama makes the climb worthwhile!  

 

The Roman town of Arles

Enjoy a ride to the roman town of Arles and discover the remarkable remains including the roman arena that can seat 20 000 people and is still used today to host live music events. Take time on your Provence cycling holidays to explore Arles, a town of culture with many exhibitions and festivals taking place throughout the year.

 

La Camargue 

From Arles, your Provence cycling tour will lead you to the Camargue, a region where salt flats, lagoons, flamingoes and wild horses paint the landscape! This is a unique part of France, bathed in tradition, with an important ecosystem and a bird watchers paradise. A ride through the Camargue is a real experience, on easy and flat terrain. 

 

Le Lubéron 

We have so much to say about the Lubéron! A mountain range in central Provence, it is also a National Park and is home to numerous perched medieval villages typical of the region, each one as pretty as the next. We offer many bike tours in Provence through the Lubéron along idyllic country roads, past lavender fields, truffle oak plantations and cedar forests.

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    • Self-guided
    • Cycling
    • Challenging
      • 3 days
      • From April to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Cycling Mont Ventoux, the giant of Provence 
  • Road bike included 
  • Free-wheeling down the Nesque Gorge
  • The charming cyclists' village of Bedoin
  • Extra day : in the lavender fields region and the charming village of Sault


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Cycling
    • Challenging
      • 5 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Full circle cycling around the Alpilles - Luberon - Ventoux mountains 
  • The most beautiful perched villages : Baux, Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux
  • Cycling Mont ventoux, the Giant of Provence: Everest of the cyclists !
  • Free-wheeling down the Nesque Gorge
  • The Roman town of Arles, and the artists' town of Saint Rémy
  • The antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Optional extra day : complete circumnavigation of Mont Ventoux to Sault


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Cycling
    • Easy
      • 4 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Easy cycling in the heart of the countryside through Van Gogh landscapes
  • The vast olive groves of the perched medieval village of Les Baux
  • The Roman city of Arles
  • Small charming villages of Eygalières and Maussane
  • The cafés and restaurants of Saint Remy de Provence
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains



    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Cycling
    • Easy
      • 5 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Easy cycling in the heart of the Van Gogh countryside and landscapes 
  • The vast olive groves at the foot of the perched medieval village of Les Baux
  • The charming small villages of Maillane, Maussane and Graveson
  • The Roman city of Arles
  • The cafés and restaurants of Saint Remy de Provence
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains




    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Cycling
    • Easy
      • 5 days
      • From February to November
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Easy cycling in the heart of the countryside through Van Gogh landscapes
  • The vast olive groves of the perched medieval village of Les Baux
  • The Roman city of Arles 
  • Untamed wilderness under the flight of flamingoes
  • The very special atmosphere of the gypsy Saintes Maries de la Mer  
  • The wild sandy beaches in Saintes Maries de la Mer 



    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Why travel with us ?

Here are 4 very good reasons read more... for booking walking or cycling holidays in France with Intura :

  • 1. Our very own tours

    We create and operate all of our waking and cycling holidays. Our itineraries are tried and tested by our team of track finders, who walk the paths and cycle the routes to ensure that you see only the very best. Because we create the tours, we can also tweak them and create a tailor-made holiday, just for you. Choose the duration of nights, the level of walking or cycling that you feel comfortable with, the level of accomdation that you would like and let us know if there are any extras such as wine tasting or a cooking class or a restaurant or two that you wish to include, and we will get back to you with a personalised offer and/or recommendations for any ‘must sees’ and local markets not to be missed !

  • 2. Handpicked local suppliers

    We choose our partners based on our core values and it is important to us that we work local. We strive to offer small family-run guest houses on our walking and cycling holidays in France and avoid the chains. We understand the importance of a decent cup of coffee in the morning and the pleasure at finding home-made jams on the breakfast buffet. The accommodation on our trips is all part of the local experience!

  • 3. High end bikes on your cycling holiday

    France is home to the ‘Tour de France’ and thus reigns a strong bike culture with superb trails and paths to explore safely. We offer good quality bikes and have been working with our bike supplier for almost 2 decades now. The fleet is renewed regularly and the bikes are expertly maintained. You can choose to hire a hybrid bike, an electric bike or a road bike. The bikes are delivered to your first accommodation and picked up from your final destination. We include a brief for Ebikes, an explanation on how they work. Enjoy a bike tour through Provence, from 3 to 8 days, taking it easy or setting yourself more of a challenge, either way, you will fall in love with France’s rich and diverse landscape and culture.

  • 4. Reassurance

    Although our walking and cycling holidays in France are self-guided, we do all the groundwork to provide you with excellent, detailed written route notes and up to date GPS files. We book all transfers in advance so you don’t have to and we provide you with a 24/7 emergency telephone number. We are here to answer any questions, put an end to any doubt and assist you in any way we can whilst you are out on the trails.