Your expert guide will lead you from Saint Rémy de Provence and through a picturesque countryside blanketed with olive groves, and sprinkled with farmhouses and lone cypress trees: just as Van Gogh painted it during his stay in Saint Rémy. Along back country roads we reach the Monastery of Saint Michel de Frigolet, surrounded by thyme-laden hills, and with stunning views of the region. We return to the plains, passing a goat cheese farm, bull farm, and an olive mill before returning to Saint Rémy.
Pick up at 9am directly at your hotel in Avignon or in the surrounding area (within a radius of 25km from Avignon). Transfer to the village of Saint Rémy de Provence (30 min) to begin your guided bike ride. In Saint Rémy you will be fitted with a high-quality hybrid bicycle, a helmet, and a saddle bag.
The riding is mostly flat around the countryside of Saint Rémy, through a landscape of olive groves, isolated farmhouses, and cypress trees. There's a lovely Wednesday and Saturday morning market that covers the entire center of the village. There is a 1.5km hill before reaching the Monastery of Saint Michel de Frigolet, where we can pause at length for a picnic lunch (not included). If you'd rather have a restaurant lunch, there are plenty of options along the cycling route (to be discussed with your guide: not included). After lunch return to Saint Rémy by bike, finishing our loop, and transfer back to Avignon around 5pm.
The total ride is 45km / 28 miles, mostly flat with one hill of 1.5km along the way (it's possible to dismount and walk along this section if necessary). The ride is suitable for beginner riders. There's the possibility of using E-bikes to make the riding easier (with a small supplement)
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING
Comfortable gym clothes are sufficient or you can choose to wear bicycle-specific clothing (bib-shorts and a cycling jersey)
Wind/Rain jacket in case of wind or bad weather that can be store in your backpack(recommended)
Running shoes for the flat pedals
Sun hat, sun protection
Bottle of water
Picnic (at your expense - not included)