Avignon to Nice

a classic cycle tour

Our Avignon to Nice cycle tour is a real must do for the cycling connoisseur.  This 5-day challenge, covering some 250 miles, offers a wide range of contrasting scenery.  From historic Avignon, you will pass through lavender fields, and onto the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon along with a series of dramatic Gorges, not to mention the iconic Mont Ventoux.   A challenging but manageable and deeply rewarding cycle tour – designed for cyclists with a sense of history as well as adventure.

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“This trip's a 10 [out of 10].  The quality of route, rooms & food is unsurpassable.  In particular, I valued the bike transfers, this would have proven a huge headache for me ... similarly, the mechanical expertise on hand was invaluable, and made for a far more stress-free trip.  It was wonderful, I loved it.  A million thanks.”  Renata Ruskiewicz

The Itinerary:

Following a previous highly successful 4-day trip, we have extended this year’s version by an extra day to allow more time for those wishing to include an ascent of Mont Ventoux - or two!

Day 1: Avignon to Sault (78Km 1400M ascent)
Day 2: Sault to Forcalquier (57Km 630M ascent)
Day 3: Forcalquier to Moustiers (66km 950M ascent)
Day 4:  Moustiers to Chateau de Taulane (71Km 1700M ascent)
Day 5: Chateau de Taulane to Nice (80Km 600M ascent).  Depart Nice

The option to climb Mont Ventoux  (58Km 1180M ascent up AND down) can be taken either at the end of day 1 or, for preference, the beginning of day 2 - or both!  For more detailed information check out our online brochure

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What’s Included:

  • Quality accommodation in distinctive 4 star hotels
  • Full vehicle support to transfer your baggage to each overnight stop
  • A qualified mechanic to support you
  • Our experienced ride leaders to guide you all the way
  • Full itinerary and route information (including the major climbs) in advance
  • GPX files on request

Cost: From £945

This is based on two sharing a room on a bed and breakfast basis and does not include flights, drinks or evening meals although the following are available on request:

  • Single room supplement - £195 pp
  • Halfboard option - £35 pppn
  • Transfer from Marseilles airport - POA*

* Most clients use the Eurostar to Avignon and transfers from station to our hotel can also be arranged if required.

Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 8 participants.  If you are enquiring as an individual or smaller group then we are always happy to introduce you to others to make up the required party size.

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