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HEART OF PROVENCE
5 days to become a Provence addict ! GUIDED TOUR : 2013 August 19th to August 23rd / 2013 September 09th to September 13th / 2014 April 14th to April 18th / 2014 May 5th to May 9th / 2014 August 18th to August 22th / 2014 September 9th to September 13th
HEART OF PROVENCE
5 days/ 4 nights in 3*** and 4**** hotels - Guided tour
Day 1 (Monday) : FROM MARSEILLE TO LES BAUX DE PROVENCE
Pick-up at Marseille-Provence airport or Aix en Provence TGV station and transfer to Road2luxe agency. You'll pick-up the bike and go to hotel through "Olive's road"
Avignon city tour y by foot, with a stop and visit (with official englsh speaking) to the Popes’ Palace.
You will start in the late afternoon to St Remy de Provence, a beautiful village located in the heart of the Alpilles Mountains for a short city tour.
Dinner and night at your hotel **** in Les Baux de Provence
Located at the foot of the Alpilles in a pleasant Provencal garden, the hotel offers spacious rooms decorated with typical Provencal sunny colours.
The lovely swimming-pool in the garden offers a beautiful view of the Alpilles.
Situated right in the heart of Provence, this old Provencal house was drawn by Vincent Van Gogh during his stay in St Remy de Provence.
Day 2 (Tuesday) : ST REMY / GORDES - 120 kms
Buffet Breakfast in your hotel
Little roads to reach an Olive oil mill, the “Moulin de Castellas” for a free stop and visit. Then proceed to « Les Baux de Provence » for a private tour, including the castle with an official English speaking guide
Some leisure time given to stroll the small streets – Fantastic views of the Alpilles Mountains and the Camargue plain!
Lunch on your own then an afternoon trip on a very scenic road will bring you to Gordes, one of the “most beautiful villages of France”
Accommodation in your hotel in Gordes.
Dinner in this lovely village and overnight stay.
This hotel is situated in the heart of the Luberon Valley, at the entrance of Gordes. A picturesque village perched on a hill, one of the most desired locations in this region. This hotel offers you calm, freshness and relaxation, in a luxury location, surrounded by a magnificient park.
Day 3 (Wednesday) : GORDES / MONT VENTOUX / GORDES - 160 kms
Breakfast in the hotel
An impressive day and superb roads are your program today :
Vaison La Romaine personal discovery then you will climb on a fantastic twisting road with marvellous landscapes and reach the top of the Mt Ventoux (1911m – 5650 feet), called “Provence’s giant” were you will find a very rare and world protected forest.
Lunch suggestion on the south of Ventoux in Crillon le Brave or Bedoin beautiful village
Proceed to impressive “Gorges de la Nesque” and arrival in Sault village, a region of lavender, for a a visit and tasting in a “Nougat” factory.
Then in the afternoon, your road will bring you to Senanque Abbey on very scenic roads before returning to Gordes for your second night in the same hotel.
Fine dinner at La Bastide de Gordes (1* Michelin gastronomic guide)
Overnight in your hotel
Day 4 (Thursday) : GORDES / FORCALQUIER / AVIGNON - 180 kms
Breakfast in your hotel
Today will be an epicurean feast for you!
A lovely road that will bring you to the Haute Provence state, between the Lure and Luberon Mountains. You will discover the famous “Pastis” drink (with extra) followed by a typical meal on your own we invite you to discover near Forcalquier,
Proceed to Avignon in late afternoon and accommodation at hotel Le Cloître Saint Louis 4****
The "Cloitre Saint Louis", a 16th century building combining historic structureswith the modernity of the wing of the hotel inspired by the work of Jean Nouvel, located in the centre of Avignon.
Originally a Jesuit seminary, the "Cloitre Saint Louis" has also been a military hospital and a hospice over the years.
After meticulous restoration, the Cloister has found a new lease of life as a cultural centre and a four star hotel since 1990.
Near the "Palais des Papes" and the famous "Pont d''Avignon", your stay at the "Cloitre Saint Louis",a truly enchanting place, invites you to discover the art of provençal living.
Farewell Provence dinner in Christian Etienne Restaurant (1 star Michelin Guide), at Popes’ Palace footsteps
This is the way we live in Provence, where food is for sharing. Christian Etienne is a native son, and in his restaurant close to the Palace of the Popes in Avignon he brings you the taste of vegetables grown under the Provencal sun.
Christian Etienne knows his Provence well, its specialties - olive oil, garlic, vegetables, with a preference for tomatoes, truffles and for all its aromatic herbs. He makes them sing in his cooking, mixing tradition and innovation.
Day 5: AVIGNON or MARSEILLE / DEPARTURE
Breakfast in your hotel.
Morning and lunch on your own for shopping or personal visit, Departure to Aix en Provence TGV Station or Marseille airport and bike return at our office close to these places.
NET RATES , proposed for guided tour (minimum 6 clients), sharing a motorcycle, with double/twin room occupancy on half board basis
Available for these date tours :
- 2013 August 19th to August 23rd
- 2013 September 09th to September 13th
- 2014 August 18th to August 22nd
- 2014 September 9th to September 13th
2 people / 1 motorcycle / 1 room : 4340 euros
1 people / 1 motorcycle / 1 room : 2930 euros
2 people / 2 motorcyles / 1 room : 5090 euros
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