Provence Explorer


Active / Recreational

Provence Explorer

La belle vie spills over on this Provence cycling experience…

The Provençal attitude, "la vie est belle ici" (life is good here) runneth over on this bike tour. The textured landscape of le Lubéron and the Vaucluse plateau capture a diversity and charisma that eludes description. Provence is about discovering the slower pace of life, from savoring each flavor you create at our cooking school to chatting with the locals as you walk through the market. For those comfortable at a leisurely pace, cozy cafés, village strolls, and relaxing afternoons temper the adventure of each day’s ride. For avid cyclists ready for the challenge, the Tour de France's epic Mont Ventoux is ready to be conquered. Trek Travel’s Provence biking trip offers the opportunity to indulge in all things Provençal at the perfect pace in the perfect place.…

2014 Dates

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Active / Recreational

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Start | End

Avignon, France


6 days | 5 nights

Beyond Biking

Historical Site Visit, Cultural Tour, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class, Food Tasting, Shopping

DAY 1 - 4

Côte de Ventoux

Stay at Chateau de Mazan

Meander through bright, colorful markets | Opt to take on the region’s most famous climb, Mont Ventoux | Enjoy a decadent meal at Chateau de Mazan | Sample locally produced honey and olives

DAYs 5 & 6

Le Lubéron

Stay at Hotel le Gordos

Explore the ochre village of Roussillon | Cycle past Ménerbes, the French hometown of writer Peter Mayle | Visit the château of Marquis de Sade in the hilltop town of Lacoste | Ride over the Pont Julien, a 2000 year-old Roman bridge | Enjoy a private cooking class | Explore the medieval village of Gordes

Add On

Paris Package

Two Nights Accommodation

Explore the city of Paris and let Trek Travel take care of the details. Purchase our exciting 3 day, 2 night add on package to enjoy before or after your trip.


Dates & Pricing


11th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
18th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
Limited Availability
1st / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
8th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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15th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
22nd / 6 days / 5 nights
$2799 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
Limited Availability
24th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3299 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
Limited Availability
21st / 6 days / 5 nights
$3299 / Person, $750 / Single OCC.
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5th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Limited Availability

Chateau de Mazan on our Provence Explorer bike trip

Chateau de Mazan

Mazan, France

Nestled in the tiny town of Mazan - only a short distance from the base of Mont Ventoux - stands Château de Mazan. Originally built in 1720 during the Regency Period, the Château soon became the property of the notorious Marquis de Sade. It was here that the Marquis organized his first Theatre Festival. In 2001, the new owner, Madame Lhermie, transformed the Château into the quaint Hotel de Charme that welcomes tourists from all over the world.
Hotel le Gordos on our Provence Explorer bike trip

Hotel le Gordos

Gordes, France

Situated in the heart of the Lubéron, at the entrance of Gordes, a picturesque village perched on a hill, Hôtel le Gordos offers you calm, freshness, and relaxation in a luxurious location, surrounded by a magnificent park.

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Besides our many options in travel styles, dates, prices and destinations, we also accommodate your vacation style each day of your trip. You decide how to spend your time whether it is with the group or exploring on your own, riding a little, a lot, or not at all.

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Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Your Day. You decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.