from Easter to Halloween
from moderate to challenging
historical patrimony, gastronomy, arts and crafts, family
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
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.
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.
Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price
Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.
You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads
You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...
You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts
A couple would like to spend a cycling holiday with their two children aged 4 and 14. Évasion à vélo created a fully customized 8-day trip for this family, balancing fun activities around the Arcachon Bay and discovery of the wines of Médoc.
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.
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.