Provence Getaway: The Secrets of Southern France

This Provence cycling holidays with its lavender fields, white-blanketed mountains and its picturesque ancient villages can be argued that Provence is the loveliest region of France. Historians, artists, but also wine enthusiasts rush to this region for its culture, breathtaking scenery and the delicious Provencal gastronomy.

From the experienced cyclist to the weekend biker peddler, our Provence bike tours offer an unforgettable experience to everyone with something amazing to see down every road! Avignon, Baux de Provence, St Rémy…

The Heart of Provence: Quiet Roads and Picturesque Villages

This Provence cycling holidays starts in Avignon, home of the famous Palais des Papes and the renowned theater festival,. It takes you then from Uzes to St Remy de Provence.

You will be cycling on backroads to the heart of French countryside and its picturesque towns: Arles, les Baux de Provence, Sainte-Marie… You will have the opportunity to see the Pont du Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct and to cycle through Provencal markets on the coast line of the mediterranean sea.

Perhaps our most popular cycling tour in Provence, The Arles Countryside is an itinerary designed to thrill. We know the very best way to be dazzled by Provence is to experience it on the seat of a bicycle, where nothing comes between you and the warm breeze blowing intoxicating aromas in your direction. If you think the charms of Provence are too good to be true, this tour will change your mind! The best of French south of France is waiting for you : Perched towns, medieval village, sandy beaches, river cruise, painters, pastis or bouillabaisse.

This is one of our most successful tours as it combines the best of what Provence has to offer and is quite moderate level riding, accessible to most everyone

For a cycling enthusiast, little beats seeing Provence from the seat of a bike. Focusing on Peter Mayle’s Luberon, Van Gogh’s Alpilles, and other fascinating areas of Provence.Along the coast Our tour are designed to show riders all the facets of the beautiful Provence countryside. It’s like riding into a different Impressionist painting every day! You might even get inspired like Vincent Van Gogh by the beauty of St Remy and Les Baux. Antibes, Marseilles, Aix, Saint-Tropez, the french rivera is waiting for you

Biking From Avignon to Camargue

Be prepared to cycle uphill, downhill, and even back in time. The Alpilles region, with its cypresses and olive trees, may remind you of Greece, while the well-preserved Pont-du-Gard and the Arles Theater will take you back to ancient Roman times.

Provence is perhaps home to the most diverse landscapes in France, for each smaller sub-region has its own character. The Camargue is encompassed by the Rhône River delta, also the source of its unique, ever-changing landscape. The saltwater lagoonsand expanses of marshland are home to a variety of animal and plant life, most notably wild horses and flamingos. It’s no surprise that all this untamed beauty is protected as a natural park!

Lavender Fields and Hilltop Villages

At your own pace, stop to visit abbeys, castles, gardens, vineyards, and Unesco world heritage sites your heart desires. Further discover Provençal heritage at local cafés, markets, shops, and museums. Prefer to admire buildings from the outside? You don’t have to stop until you reach your charming accommodations for the night.

To get to this quiet, rural region where farms and fishing boats outnumber people. You’ll ride to places whose human history (roman ruins) is more evident: the Pont du Gard, Arles, and Tarascon. The return ride to Avignon includes more varied scenery, the likes of which have inspired artists for centuries!


You want to know more about our Cycling holidays ? Here is the FAQ !

When is the best time for a cycling holiday in Provence?

Choosing Provence is the guarantee of having good weather, it is nice all year round. It is difficult to recommend one time more than another to visit Provence by bike. August is traditionally the busiest and hottest month.

If you relish scents (and Provence is full of them!), the prefer spring and early summer for thyme and rosemary. To marvel at the lavender fields, choose better from mid-June to the end of July (average flowering period). To cycle through the flowery scrubland, spring is the good time.

For a game of « pétanque » or a glass of pastis in the Provençal village square, no matter the period!

What are physical conditions required to visit Provence by bike?

Our different cycling trips in Provence offer a fairly wide range of difficulty levels. Enough to satisfy any desire. The Provence Camargue” is rather easy. The two versions of cycling circuits in Ventoux and Luberon” allow you to choose the level of difficulty is fitting you. Finally, for an intermediate difficulty the cycle route From the Alpilles to the Calanques of the Méditerranée” is suitable.  

Whether you are keen on the classic hybrid bike or the sporty road bike, no problem. You will find happiness. Remember that electric bikes, avoid the question and all grounds become reachable to you ! Happy cycling holidays in Provence!