With ocher land, colorful villages and lanvender fields, Provence mixes styles and colors.
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Between the lavender fields and olive trees or through its vineyards, Provence offers many cycling routes. If Mont Ventoux is a must for seasoned cyclists, the region also offers varied itineraries for all levels, on or off road. Greenways have been developed, occasionally on old railway lines, but most routes are on steep roads in the region.
From the foothills of the Alps to the Camargue, Provence is steeped in the presence of the Romans in the region as evidenced by many sites: aqueducts, amphitheatres… More recently, famous painters such as Paul Cézanne or Vincent Van Gogh participated in the fame of Provence, its climate (and its particular light) and its quality of life.
Cinema has also strongly contributed to the promotion of the region and its inhabitants thanks to the films of Marcel Pagnol, Fernandel and Roger Vadim.
Nowadays, the cultural life of Provence is marked by the festival of Avignon, essential for theater enthusiast but the music, cinema or art aficionados will not be left out with the numerous events proposed throughout the season .
Major efforts have been undertaken by the Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur Region to develop transportation and bicycle tourism. In the coming years, cycle routes in the region should be linked and offer long secure routes. This effort is accompanied by the development of reception facilities and service dedicated to cyclists.
Who thinks of Southern France thinks most often of “beautiful and warm”. Indeed, Provence offers the second sunniest region in France behind … Corsica!
The vegetation is of course a reflection of the Mediterranean climate: olive groves, lavender, vineyards … as well as wildlife with evidently the cicadas that offer a particular sound environment.
In summer, the rain is scarce and the heat is at the rendezvous with variations due to various influences: alpine by the north-east and the nearby Alps but also by the west with the Cevennes, but also maritime by the South.
Discovering Provence requires making choices as there are many things to discover. To guide you, here are some suggestions:
Dear Nathalie, We are back in Australia now and wish to thank you for organising our wonderful cycling trip Brest to Bordeaux. We finished the cycling part of our travels feeling very positive about Abicyclette and would recommend you highly to other travellers. We were impressed with the professionalism of your company and attention to detail. We felt confident in the ‘back up’ service and really appreciated your help with a few matters. In light of assisting you re future clients we would like to make the following comments: - the equipment (bikes, panniers, helmets etc) was excellent, being of very good quality - reliable and well maintained - our introductory session in Brest was excellent: Sebastian gave us his undivided attention and time, ensuring we were comfortable with the equipment, the route, etc - the GPS was great (...) - the accommodation was generally very good (...) We loved Brittany!! and would love to return!! Brittany is beautiful & perfect for a cycling holiday. (...) Cheers Deb (& Michael) (10/2017)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)
Dear Fabien, All the tour was very good and amusing. Beautiful landscape, nice people, good hotels and food. I do not really have one particular moment to remenber (a part from my accident) ... and then I will remember always all tour with homesickness. I take this occasion to give you my congratulation for the very well organized tour we had. Was e real pleasure to bike in Bretagne. I would also like to thank you for the support and assistance you provided me for my incident Thank you for your professional and human attitude you have in doing your job and I hope to bike again with your organization. Please say hallo to your colleague, monsieur ….. (I don’t remember his name) that accompanied me with the car to St-Brieuc. Best regards (07/2012)
Hi there I just wanted to thank you for organising our bike tour so thoroughly. It was perfect. You thought of everything and we had an excellent time. Kind Regards Anne (08/2018)
Hi Fabien, Thank you for a most lovely organised trip on the Brest Canal last week with Annick. We live in Somerset UK near Exmoor and we welcome you to visit and stay anytime to cycle our hills!!! We all had a great time and good Hotels food and wine. Yours sincerely. (05/2015)