Provence, The Vaucluse

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9 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

We have the perfect recipe for your holiday

This very special part in the north of Provence, the Vaucluse is rich with truffles, lavender, honey and wonderful wines. Even the food tastes and smells of sunshine!

We'll picnic in some of the most beautiful settings you can imagine, play pétanque, glass of pastis in hand, in the shadow of a 14th century church. We'll learn about olive oil and nougat making, and shop for pique-nique fare in the colourful Vaucluse markets.

Wander through medieval villages classified among the most beautiful in France, explore Roman ruins including the famed theatre of Orange and the Pont-du-Gard, and follow trails to visit some of the stoniest vineyards in the world - Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône - we'll try them all!

Our routes are cunningly planned to reduce hill climbing to a minimum, unless, of course, you want the challenge!

We'll even picnic high on Mont Ventoux, of Tour de France fame, but never fear, the majority of us will ascend by bus before enjoying the descent.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
France
Region:
Provence
From:
Avignon
To:
Vaison-la-Romaine

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
9 Days
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Terrain:
On-road
Theme:
Foodie
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 4250

Tour Distance & Dates

Month(s):
May|September|October

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

Daily support vehicle
An experienced facilitator
Quality accommodation
Hire of quality mountain bikes with front suspension
Six gourmet dinners, four lunches including spectacular picnics
All breakfasts
Tutored wine tasting and special events
Very detailed maps which allow a choice of routes
Daily briefing and guidance
Water bottle and hat
Luggage transfer

Exclusions

Chateau and museum entry fees
Gratuities and drink
Visas and passports (as necessary)
Travel Insurance (mandatory).
Personal items, eg, laundry, telephone, faxes...

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