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Until 30 Sep 19
7 day/6 night self-guided cycle tour from
per person share twinFlights are additional
The land of light, colours and scents. For these reasons, many well known painters have lived in Provence: Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne, Chagall. The Mediterranean climate is pleasant, the sun shines more than 3000 hours a year. The people enjoy the outdoors, even during the winter when they still play "pétanque" and drink their "pastis". Provence is one of the richest cultural regions of Europe. Numerous monuments testify a long and great past since the Greek and Roman period, through the Middle Ages and to the last centuries.
Important towns on the route are: Avignon, famous for the Popes Palace (world patrimony), the medieval town and its imposing wall and the song about the bridge – “Sur Le Pont D’Avignon”; Orange has the best preserved Roman monuments such as the theatre and the triumphal arch; hilltop Vaison la Romaine is a cross between a Roman city and medieval town. You'll cycle beautiful landscapes to Fontaine de Vaucluse which has the deepest spring in the world, pass the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, typical villages of Provence such as Gordes and Roussillon with its splendid ochre rocks, the lavender fields at the foot of the Lubéron, visit the beautiful Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque surrounded by lavender fields, and stay in the lovely town of Isle Sur-la-Sorgue. Not to mention the quality of wine and food during the cycle tour would be a great omission. You will discover the excellent cuisine of Provence with its’ wonderful Mediterranean flavour when you dine each night at specially chosen restaurants.
✔ 6 overnight stays with half board (breakfasts & 3 course dinners) in 3*** and 4**** hotels
✔ Luggage transport between the hotels (1 piece per person)
✔ Detailed documentation, brochures and maps (1 set per room)
✔ Visitor’s tax
✔ Service hotline (self guided tour)
✔ Bike and helmet rental
7 days/6 nights self-guided cycle tour
From $2149 per adult share twin
Travel: 17 Mar-29 Jun & 26 Aug-27 Oct 19
From $2205 per adult share twin
Travel: 30 Jun-25 Aug 19
Bike & helmet have been costed in.
Upgrade to an Electric bike for an extra $125 per adult.
Helmets must be booked in advance.
A party of 4 of more people can start any day (subject to availability)
Surcharges apply for 1-3 people
THE LAVENDER FIELDS generally bloom from the middle of June to the end of July, mostly around the village of Sault (Mt Ventoux option)
Day 1: Avignon
Day 2: Avignon – Orange (cycle 35-40km)
Day 3: Orange – Vaison-la-Romaine (cycle 40km)
Day 4: Vaison-la-Romaine – Isle-sur-Sorgue (cycle 55km)
Day 5: Isle-sur-Sorgue – Luberon (cycle15-40km)
Day 6: Isle-sur-Sorgue – Avignon (cycle 40km)
Day 7: Avignon
Valid for sales to 30 Sep 19. Travel Mar-Oct 19. Price is based on self-guided 7 day/6 night cycle tour. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. Prices are correct as at 25 Nov 18 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information. Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday. <WW>
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