- Riding in Provence – suggestions and hire?
My parents live in Avignon so I get to ride around that area quite a bit. I’m afraid I don’t have any recommendations where you can hire a bike, but as for riding in the area, it’s fabulous. If you’re pushed for time, I’d stay on the road. The area around Eygalieres is very pretty – stick to the hills. But if you cross the Rhone, the really great stuff is in the Luberon. Cross over to Cavaillon and head over to Bonnieux from Taillades via a disused road right along the top of the Petit Luberon. Anywhere on Google maps which is green is really very nice.
If you’re going Ventoux way, I really enjoy riding down to Sault, then down the Nesques Gorges – fabulous day out. Distances are pretty great so you might want to make use of the local buses.Posted 4 years ago
Hi all. Has anyone got any advice on riding and/or bike hire (road or mtb) around Provence? I’ve never been to the south of France and can’t take a bike with me but seeing as I’m going to be in the area in a couple of weeks time I thought it’d be rude not to squeeze in a day or two of riding. In particular the area around Eygalieres (which is S of Avignon, NW of Aix). Obviously Ventoux isn’t a million miles away, but any local road or off road suggestions would be great – doesn’t need to be insane riding just a good way to enjoy the country is fine . Has anyone hired a road/mtb over there? Any recommendations for places to try?
Cheers!Posted 4 years agoianvMember
There is loads of riding around apt, including the colorado provencal just to the north east (near st saturine d’apt). I am sure there will be shops in apt that rent bikes as well. I am pretty sure that there is a load of riding between apt and avignon as well.
Colorado Provencal:Posted 4 years agoocriderMember
I’d be surprised if there was nowhere around les Alpilles that didn’t hire bikes, its quite tourist friendly. Although they would probably be Peugeot or Gitane BSOs if you were to hire a VTT.
Theres some nice but seriously pricey olive oil around those parts (AOC Vallées des baux)
You’d get better gear in Bédoin, but it’s not going to be on your doorstep as you knowPosted 4 years ago
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