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Bucket List Itinerary: Bike through Provence

Nothing seems quite as peaceful a scene as biking leisurely past a full field of lavender. You could ride past this picturesque scene while on Discover France’s “Provence Best Of – Cycle Tour” itinerary.

The bike tour operator specializes in self-guided bike tours for a more customized group experience that is completely planned and managed, but allows group participants to bike and explore at their own pace. The Provence tour takes participants past castles, art museums, vineyards and lavender fields.

The bike through Provence begins with a relaxing day in Avignon before departing past the vineyards of the renown ‘Cotes du Rhone’ before reaching St. Paul in the lavender country. Cyclists next stop at the Middle Ages town of Vaison la Romaine, which also contains ruins of an ancient Roman village.

Guests can decide if they are up for the climb up Mont Ventoux for an incredible view. Other highlights include Coustellet (Lavender museum), Eygalieres’ panoramic view of the Durance River Valley and the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet from the 10th century.

The ride ends back in Avignon, where visitors can choose to take a train back to Paris or add on extra days in France.

Discover France creates routes that avoid the traffic and connect with the region’s highlights. The “Provence Best Of – Cycle Tour” journey falls into the Moderate or Challenging category. The tour operator can customize a different itinerary in the region to met the needs and interests of the group.

For each cyclist, Discover France provides information on the area, training tips, contact information and access to 24/7 local support. Orientation in Avingnon explains the route book so participants can ride at their own pace.

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