Haute-Provence En liberté

Visual and culinary delights

Starting from Préalpes d’Azur Regional National Park, the sparsely populated, romantic homeland of Jean Giono offers magnificent mountainous landscapes carved out by the Durance River, small, winding roads linking charming communes, such as Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, not to mention the famous Verdon Gorge with its dizzying, 800-meter-high limestone rock faces. And in addition to this feast for the eyes, there’s plenty to delight the taste buds, thanks to a culinary tradition based on quality local products, such as olive oil, goat cheese and lavender honey. Here, living well comes naturally. 

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $2,695 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Nice airport and transfer to Castellane (1hr45).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via La Martre, La Bastide, Trigance (61 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route (50 to 75 km).
Day 4 - Castellane, Chaudon-Norante, Dignes-les-Bains (65 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Seyne, Auzet (59 or 80 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Sisteron (100 km).
Day 7 - Dignes-les-Bains, Mallemoisson, Oraison (79 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Valensole, Gréoux-les-Bains, Riez (78 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, Les Salles-sur-Verdon (78 km)
Day 10 - Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, La Palud-sur-Verdon, La Bastide, Grasse (92 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, Gréolières (45 ou 68 km).
Day 12 - Transfer from Grasse to Nice (1hr). Rest of the day free.
Day 13 - Transfert to Nice airport.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 12 nights in three-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 12 breakfasts and 3 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of 10 to 12 bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021;
  • presence of a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people.
Not included: overseas air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle; equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Nice airport

The land portion price indicated is for double occupancy. For further information, including the possibility of reserving a flight, please contact us.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.

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