People Cycling Rides

Provence: Land of Color & Light 2025.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Syd Smoot
Tour Dates
6/4/2025–6/14/2025
Start Location
Vaison La Romaine, France
End Location
Vaison La Romaine, France
Cost (est.)
$2995 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$750 (USD
Payment Due
3/1/2025
Tour Company
Cycling Friends, LLC
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2500 ft / 762 m
Ride Description

Provence: Land of Color & Light 2025

OVERVIEW

Join us for 10 wonderful days and nights on a People Cycling tour of the beautiful rural Vaucluse region of Provence, France, home of abundant sunshine, brilliant colors, incomparable scenery, splendid world-class regional wines and exquisite local cuisine! Our FIXED BASE tour lodging in the medieval village of Vaison la Romaine (Vaison) is poised high above the modern city of Vaison, a Roman archeological wonder. Old and new Vaison are split by the Ouveze River but conveniently connected by a medieval Roman bridge which you will cross many times as you wander back and forth between the old and new worlds of the villages.

Our location is conveniently positioned a few short miles from the base of Mont Ventoux, one of the most famous and iconic stages and climbs of the Tour de France. And YES, you will have the opportunity to ride to the summit of Mont Ventoux on one of our daily rides, an unforgettable and exhilarating experience!

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 Star cycling friendly hotel lodging located just inside the walled medieval village of Vaison.
  • Per person double occupancy room for 10 nights.
  • Daily continental traditional French breakfast in the hotel garden overlooking modern Vaison below.
  • Dinner each evening in the hotel’s beautiful courtyard (weather permitting) to include … (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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