Looking for ideas for your bike holidays in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? From vacation packages to good addresses for relaxing, we’re here to help you plan your cycling holiday in France!
A good spot in Sisteron
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Distance: 40 km/day
Price: from €300 per person (min. 4 people)
Want to do some mountain biking in an unusual and unique location? Sisteron offers you an unforgettable 3-day and 2-night holiday! Departing from Orpierre, explore the cultural and natural heritage of the Parc Naturel Régional des Baronnies Provençales. From the ruins of the Château de Villevieille to the village of Le Vieil Eyguians – via the Roman Bridge in the Gorges de la Méouge and its breathtaking landscapes – lovers of nature and heritage will have their fill. For more athletic types, this holiday package includes 3 outings of 40 to 50 kilometres for a daily descent of 900 to 1,400 metres. Your route combines rocky paths, ridge trails and crossing through the undergrowth. A state-certified guide will be monitoring you and will adjust the route to your desires, as well as your stamina. Good to know: an e-bike hire is also possible.
Sisteron Buech- Catherine Montini
Tél. : +33 (0)4 92 61 12 03
THE VAR BY BIKE: THE BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAYS
La Toupie Bleue is top
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Price: from €220
Make like the athletes of the Roc d’Azur, and head off to explore the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region. Thanks to its turnkey vacations, La Toupie Bleue makes your dreams of sport feats come true for a weekend. The Gorges du Verdon, the Esterel Massif, the Dracénie, as well as the Massif des Maures – choose the location of your mountain bike rides that will be supervised by qualified instructors. Technical Sessions (riding, balance work) and physical sessions (work on VO2max, interval training) are also on offer. On option: hire a standard or electric mountain bike so you can arrive unencumbered. All you need is your bike gear to hit the trails for this unique experience!
La Toupie Bleue
Tél. : +33 (0)4 89 25 77 42
L’EDELWEISS CYCLO TOUR
A great escape in the Hautes-Alpes
Price: on request and depending on availability.
A bike vacation in the Parc National des Écrins? Come and be spoiled by a night at the Auberge Edelweiss. A place for cyclists, conceived by cyclists that lies just a few kilometres from your bike route. Ideal for recharging your batteries on the eve of your bike outing. On site, we will tell you all about the passes, we will lend you a repair kit, and we’ll look after you with a balanced breakfast, a sauna, and massages on request. Zoom to this bike holiday in the Hautes-Alpes!
Auberge Edelweiss La Grave
Tél : +33 (0)4 76 79 90 93
EXPLORING PROVENCE BY ELECTRIC BIKE
Rev up with Sun-e-Bike
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Km: 335 km
Price: from €842 per person, including VAT/ night/ breakfast
based on 2 people sharing a double room – 2-star or equivalent
Head off to exploring Provence for 8 days! From the hilltop villages of the Luberon to the preserved landscapes of the Alpilles, a change of scene is guaranteed. Sun-e-Bike offers you a made-to-measure holiday. Choose the type of bike you want, the accessories and the range of hotels in which you wish to stay, and get cycling! To start your route, rendezvous in Bonnieux, where you will get your roadbook. On the agenda, Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, the Provençal Colorado of Rustrel, and Les Baux-de-Provence. On the 8th day, you will arrive in the charming town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where your luggage will be waiting for you. After 335 kilometres through the Alpilles and the Luberon, this charming region will hold no more secrets for you.
Tél : +33 (0)4 90 74 09 96
PROVENCE AND THE ALPS FOR SPORTS CYCLISTS
A bespoke holiday in Provence-Alpes
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Km: 348 km to 448 km
Price: from €210 per person for half-board with luggage transfers
Heads up all you sports cyclists! The Provence-Alpes tourist office offers you a half-board bike holiday in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. On the agenda for this quick vacation, three days of biking stages that range between 105 and 154 kilometres. The advantage? Two options of routes are on offer to reach the same finishing point for each of your outings. The first stage is gentle, leaving from Château-Arnoux to Auzet. On the way, you’ll ride along the Lac de Serre-Ponçon and admire its turquoise waters overlooked by the mountains. On the second day, increase the pace and go over four passes, including a first-class one. The finish is at Moustiers Sainte-Marie, a pretty village nestled between two cliffs and classed among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France.” On the last day, the climb of the Col de Lure with its very contrasting terrain will leave you with lasting memories. Good to know: luggage transfers are included, and the holiday includes half-board (copious breakfasts and dinners fit for athletes) and two overnight stays based on twin rooms for 2 to 15 people (April to November).
Tourist Office Provence-Alpes Digne les Bains
Tourist Information Office and Mountain Bike Base of the Val de Durance
Tél : +33 (0)4 92 64 02 64