Bicycle Tour of Provence, France // June 2nd – June 16th, 2018
Riding Provence is a rite of passage for cyclists interested in riding Europe. It’s a uniquely rewarding tour, and we are thrilled to be riding here again in 2018! It’s a favorite ride of ours—and many of our guests (and it’s one that is often repeated). It’s a matter of intangibles, Provence a place that proves the whole is greater than the sum of the parts! From food and wine to roads, routes, history and scenery…there is just so much to offer everyone. Cycling in Provence is something you must experience for yourself: like us you’re also sure to be taken in by the unique “terroir” of the South of France that must be seen, tasted and ridden to understand.
Provence in any season stimulates all the senses with fragrances, flavors, friends and photo-opportunities beyond words. Colors are rich and vibrant: yellows, reds, blues, lavender and olive. For our 2018 tour we’ll arrive at the heart of spring—witnessing flowers, blooms and buds all vigorously announcing the return of the sun, warmth and life to the quaint villages waking from the darker days of winter.
The produce and products displayed at the weekly markets are changing from Winter wear, herbs and fruit to lighter textiles and fruits as the local people of Provence prepare for summer’s faster pace. Fragrances of lavender, rosemary, thyme mingle with fresh tilled soil serve to intoxicate our senses as we ride—building an appetite worthy of the Provencal feasts prepared by masterful chefs using only the freshest of ingredients and matched with uncomparable Cote du Rhone, Gigondas and other world-class wines.
We designed this tour for cycling pleasure for all—each day offering a variety of distance, elevation and endurance options. In keeping with the more leisurely Provencal approach to life, our cycle tour of Provence incorporates a few of the many wonderful villages for our nightly rest and repast. Whether you are seeking a leisurely 60km roll thru the countryside or a strenuous 90+km loop, you get to choose your tempo and distance with our expert guidance each day. Space on our tours is limited, so don’t miss your chance to ride Provence with VeloSki in 2018, contact us today!