SPSA2 – CYCLING LAVENDER ROUTE – 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS - $1422.75
Departure from Montélimar on Thursdays
15 June to 23 July
Level: Moderate with electric bike, from 2 to 5 hours per day.
DAY 1 - Gates of the Provence
Meet by 14.30 at Montélimar. Baggage drop-off for transfer to your accommodation.
The first step on your electric bikes and start your 25km ride, in the heart of the Drôme Provencale, from Montélimar and its nougats until Grignan and the castle of the Marquise de Sévigné.
Your guide will take you on the most beautiful points of views from mountain passes and perched villages
Arrival at the hotel in Grignan in the evening.
Dinner and overnight in Grignan
Day 2 - Immersion in Drôme Provencale
Morning departure to the mountains of the Baronies of Provence. From Grignan you will follow several stages on roads. After Wild plateau Clansayes and its famous lavender, you cross the "enclave of the Popes", corner of Vaucluse in “Terre Drômoise”. The picnic served with all the local specialties
Discover the Mont Ventoux on the horizon that becomes your new cue point. Tasting break of the Cotes-du-Rhone and arrival at Nyons, typical village of the Drôme Provencale, touted for its air quality and its olive.
Afternoon arrival at the accommodation
Overnight in Nyons
Day 3 - Lavender and mountains
Nyons Free visits: Vignolis (oil, olive, wines A.O.C (Registered Designation of Origin)), vinegar factory La Para (fine Vinegars of the Drôme Provencale), oil mills (regional products), or visit of the distillery Blue Provence, which continues the tradition of distillation of lavender and aromatic plants since 1939.
Your guide will take you to meet a producer of wine, specialist of the agreements "food and wine", for a panoramic lunch up in colours and flavours (not included).
A tasting break will nevertheless deserved this time, such apricots, popular local production of specialists with fruit juice. Free time in Buis-les-Baronnies, nice Provençal village, to discover traditions of aromatic plants, thyme, lavender, lime...
Arrival to the hotel in the evening
Dinner and overnight in Nyons.
Day 4 - At the foot of the Mont Ventoux
Morning the circuit takes you along villages such as Mérindol-les-Oliviers, Mollans-sur-Ouvèze and its two feudal castles. The passage in the gorges of Entrechaux with a refreshing break. The "local flavours" picnic and last step, you will arrive at Vaison, more known for these vestiges Gallo-Romans and its wines. It pointed out the limits of our Lavender-growing region, and also the end of your stay.
Return with luggage at from Vaison (private minibus in mid-afternoon) to Montelimar.
The program is not fixed and situations beyond our control can change the course. On-site, our guides may change the route depending on the weather or if the safety of the group requires.
- 3 nights in 3-star hotel in twin share
- 3 Breakfast
- 3 Dinner
- 2 picnics lunches “flavours and local products”
- Assistance by your guide (price based on a service between 09:00 and 18:00)
- Electric bike rental and adequate technical equipment (spare batteries (necessary troubleshooting, transport bags, etc.)
- Transport of luggage from/to the train station
- Logistics adapted to the bike in a group (minibus for repatriation and bike trailer)
- Tasting activities mentioned in the program
- Transport to and from Montélimar
- Lunch on Day 3
- Massages and Hamman
- All services not mentioned in the program
- Personal visits, drinks, souvenirs and other personal expenses