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Wine Trails by Bike

Itinerary for Wine Trails by Bike

Sample Itinerary
- subject to changes

Despite all our care to update the description of our itineraries, there can be changes on the ground that are not reflected in the notes.
Roadwork occurs every year: signs can disappear or change, new intersections can form or change... Remain vigilant while reading the notes, paying close attention to the cumulative mileage on your bike computer and in the route notes. In case of a doubt along the route, be aware of how to return to that spot easily if you’ve made the wrong turn.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival on your own in the medieval town of Avignon.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Avignon

Day 2: Avignon to Venasque
From Avignon, you take a little known cycle path, following a river out of the city. A short climb takes you up to the village of Jonquerettes before heading back down to the valley and reaching the pretty town of l’Isle sur la Sorgue. We recommend a lunch in l’Isle, either a picnic on the grass by the quays or perhaps a quaint restaurant in town. From here, you head into the heart of the countryside, and make your way up to Venasque, listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”.
Cycling about 43km +430m / 200m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Venasque

Day 3: Venasque to Bedoin
Today you follow the contours of Mont Ventoux, cycling at the limit between cultivated fields and the majestic forested slopes. When you reach the town of Villes sur Auzon, 17km from the start, you can take the scenic detour to climb the Nesque Gorge: a narrow and winding road that hovers above the canyon, with stunning views.
Continuing along the foot of Mont Ventoux you enter the town of Bédoin, famed stop along the Tour de France.
Cycling about 30km + possible detour through the Gorges de la Nesque (up to 35km extra) + 450m/ 390m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bedoin

Day 4: Crillon & Mormoiron
Today, you will visit two villages along the way. The first is Bedoin, with its colourful homes huddles beneath its oversized church. Take the time to wander through its streets, and climb (by foot) above the church, where the castle once stood.
Next is Crillon le Brave, perched well above the valley, its handful of homes converted into what is now one of the most prestigious hotels in France. You can have lunch there, on the terrace overlooking Ventoux.
Cycling about 45km +380m / 620 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bedoin

Day 5: Bedoin to Chateauneuf du Pape
Today is a longer bike ride but worth the efforts. Travelling through the most prestigious winemaking villages in the southern Rhône Valley, most notably Vacqueyras (reds) and Beaumes de Venise (sweet muscats) you’ll have the chance to bathe in a sea of vines, with lots of wine tasting opportunities along the way. You hit the plains before climbing slightly to Chateauneuf du Pape, the ruins of its castle standing proudly atop parcels of old gnarled vines, and covered by their blanket of smooth red stones.
Cycling about 45km +380m/ 620 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Chateauneuf du Pape

Day 6: Châteauneuf du Pape Loop
A short ride around Chateuneuf du Pape, passing renowned estates, and touring around the small Oiselay island before returning to the village. You can get a picnic lunch in Chateauneuf du Pape and find a quiet place to eat on l’Ile de l’Oiselay, or complete the ride in the morning and eat when you get back to town.
For the afternoon, we recommend joining a half-day wine tour.
Cycling about 17km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Chateauneuf du Pape

Day 7: End of tour
After breakfast, transfer to Avignon around 10am.

Optional half-day wine tour -  inquire for rates
Morning tour starts at 9am / Afternoon tour starts at 2pm (pick up and drop off from your hotel in Chateauneuf du Pape) 
This wine tour with a wine expert lasts for about 3 hours. Visit a family run winery with explanation of the vinification process. Visit of a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellars in the area) + wine tasting if time permits. This tour is NOT POSSIBLE on Sundays & bank holiday! Possible on Saturday only for private groups.
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Wine Trails by Bike
Tour Code: ZZ-FR-Cycle11
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,240.00
Dates: March to Nov

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Marseille
Self guided cycling, sightseeing

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