Bicycle and Wine Tour of Provence

The region of Provence, in southeast France, is one of the most singularly beautiful areas on the European continent. Running from the Rhône River, in the west, to the eastern Italian border, it encompasses many diverse areas, including the famous coastline of the French Riviera, the Camargue plains, and all those endless lavender fields of the Valensole Plateau. And don't forget the many olive groves and vineyards, too. The best way to experience these natural wonders is on an electric-bicycle trip of Provence.

This "gates of Provence" e-bike tour follows a 30 km (18 miles) route along the Rhône River, visiting well-preserved medieval cities and towns like Avignon and Roquemaure. The area is actually nicknamed the "Provence of the Popes" because Avignon is home to the Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), and from 1309 to 1377 it was the seat of the Catholic popes.

The bike tour culminates north of Avignon at the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, located right on the Rhône. This is the region where, during the papal schism, the Avignon Popes encouraged the development of viticulture. In other words, it's a great winemaking region. Here, our expert oenologist leads guests through an amazing tasting experience that includes sampling the renowned varietals of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, such as Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. The tasting also reveals insight into the various expressions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines as well as a look into the region's history too.

Itineraries with Bicycle and Wine Tour of Provence

Upper Provence Cycling & Wine Tour - 7 Days

Provence encomasses more than tbe southeastern coast of France. Go north and you’ll find valleys abounding with olive groves and lavender fields, the limestone cliffs of the Alpilles Mountains, and chateaus producing some of the best wines in the country. See it all on an e-bike tour of Upper Provence—with this eco-friendly mode of transportation, you'll cover up to 50 miles per day on a rechargeable battery.