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:
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence (08/2018)
Hello new friends, I wish to say "thank you for a great time and good-bye for now". I missed saying so to most of you yesterday. all the best (05/2013)
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)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
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)