From storybook Saignon, pedal easygoing paths through lavender fields and oak groves | Explore Bonnieux, the town Peter Mayle called home while writing A Year in Provence
||La Bastide de Capelongue||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||La Coquillade||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Vincent van Gogh painted the starry nights of Provence—enjoy stars of the Michelin variety at our hotel's acclaimed restaurant | Pedal past the walled village of Ménerbes and the hamlet of Lacoste | Cross the Pont Julien, an ancient Roman stone arch bridge | Opt to indulge in a treatment at La Coquillade's world-class spa
||La Conquillade||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Fall in love with ocher-colored Roussillon | Linger in Gordes, where a massive 12th-century castle keeps watch over neighboring towns | Stop to admire lovely medieval Sénanque Abbey | Cycle to your heart's content in the lavender-scented countryside
||Le Couvent Des Minimes||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Journey into undiscovered Provence, a new landscape that offers a different perspective with the Alps' snowy peaks in the distance | Engage in a friendly game of pétanque, a traditional game that originated in this sunny region
||Le Couvent Des Minimes||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Discover the 12th-century castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde, a charming hilltop town | Tour a lavender distillery and learn about the myriad uses of this fragrant flower | Ever tried goat cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves? Today's your chance in the town of Banon
Head out on a final spin through the serene sun-drenched countryside | A Michelin-starred dinner provides the perfect farewell to Provence
- Food & Wine
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
Each of your senses will take you on a journey through this remarkable landscape. Gaze across undulating meadows. Run your hands over centuries-old stones. Hear a trickling fountain in the town square as you savor a slice of fresh melon. Open the windows and let the scent of endless lavender fields waft through your dreams
* Some departures may stay at alternate hotels. Please contact our office for more details.
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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