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Discover our destinations The Luberon, the Alpilles and the Camargue

In a few words... The Luberon, the Alpilles and the Camargue

Season

from Easter to Halloween

Difficulty

from moderate to challenging

Themes

historical patrimony, gastronomy, arts and crafts, family

Recharge your batteries cycling in the Lubéron, the Alpilles and the Camargue

By bike, the Luberon, the Alpilles and the Camargue will enchant you with their natural multi-coloured sites, the high-up villages with their authentic charm and magnificent panoramas. Welcome to the heart of Provence....

The small roads meander along fields of lavender, olive trees or vineyards: it’s the true smell of Provence! During our last trip, we were once again dazzled by the ochre of the Luberon, the dominant panoramic views or the authentic character of the old villages.

Kilometre after kilometre, the landscapes revealed are of striking beauty and for a change, you can also  discover the most picturesque places of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Arles and  even push on to Avignon or ride the opposite way to Manosque.

The terrain is very manageable, without too many climbs and of course you can use electrical assistance on the steepest slopes should you wish.

What’s more, we have tested some beautiful roads that allow going from the Drôme Provençale or the Alpilles to the Luberon. This holds the promise of a journey full of variety, which will multiply the discoveries you can make.

South of Arles, the Carmargue is an ideal area for cycling. Discover its scenery on small roads which lead to paths (closed to motor traffic). The going will be easy in the heart of these protected landscapes – unless the Mistral wind picks up!

To begin to immerse yourself in this Provençal atmosphere and the natural, architectural and historical beauties on hand, discover our example of cycling in the Luberon and the Alpilles.

Examples of indicative prices:

Circuit for 2 persons for 4 days and 3 nights half-board: € 480/per person
Circuit for 4 persons for 7 days and  6 nights half-board  : €780/per person

The surroundings of Paris
Bordeaux and its region
The Cathar Country
The Périgord and the Lot
The Provençal Drôme

The heart of provence opens its doors to you

The Luberon, a region that has retained its authenticity and character

You arrive in a small part of southeastern France, of incomparable richness and variety. It is here that the heart of Provence beats. Over the centuries, the Luberon has preserved its vast cultural heritage and its natural wonders.

You will enjoy wandering in many medieval villages such as Gordes, Ménerbes, Oppède-le-Vieux, Lacoste..., which were built on the heights. Perched high on narrow spaces, they offer magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

You will also discover a massif with lush vegetation and exceptional fauna, which makes it a Regional Natural Park. Marvel at the ochre cliffs in Roussillon or those of Colorado Provençal de Rustrel.

A land of wines and local products, you can complete this journey by delighting your senses with incomparable flavours and aromas at the markets or directly from local producers.

The Alpilles is also Provence!

Cypress hedges, olive groves, vineyards, heath, Romanesque chapels, almond trees... In the centre, a rocky island emerges, the jagged white peaks of which offer a wonderful view of the whole of the Pays d'Arles which spreads out below.

When you visit the prestigious sites of Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, you will understand why these two wonders are renowned for their magnificent heritage!

But you will also discover and appreciate all the richness and diversity of the Alpilles through the picturesque character of its villages, monuments and archaeological sites which recall the spirit  of more than 4,000 years of civilization.

The Camargue, the land of wild and untamed nature.

Land with protected areas, the Camargue is a national park consisting mainly of wetlands.

Covered with ponds and lagoons it is a breeding ground for wild horses and bulls. They live freely among pink flamingos and hundreds of other animal species. It is a priviledged place where you can observe wildlife in a protected and yet fragile setting.

You will also discover Provencal traditions and culture including the picturesque village of Saintes Maries de la Mer and the beautiful, medieval and fortified city  of Aigues-Mortes.

Without forgetting to take advantage of the sea and the beaches.

Prepare my trip

5 good reasons to choose Évasion à vélo

accessible tailor-made solution

The accessible tailor-made solution

Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price

For all profiles

For all profiles

Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.

Authentic regions

Authentic regions

You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads

Modular services

Modular services

You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...

The choice of themes

The choice of themes

You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts

Some examples of trips

A couple cycling holiday in the Alpilles and Lubéron

A couple in their thirties would like to explore the Alpilles and the Luberon by bike. Evasion à vélo built a tailor-made 6-day trip to include vineyards, historical monuments and perched villages.

Family cycling holidays in the Perigord

A young retired couple wanted to spend a week on a bike vacation with their daughter and her husband. Évasion à vélo created a trip adapted to their pace, allowing them to explore the most beautiful historical sites and vineyards in the Périgord.

A couple cycling holiday in Sicily

For example, a retired couple, still young and active, decided on a six-day tour working through our “Evasion à Velo” site. Our local representative put together a tailor-made programme for them including vineyards, cities, charming villages and…. beaches.