Land of light 

Set out, like Van Gogh, in search of that special Provençal light, and it might just transform your art, too—the art of cycling, that is... Whether the sun is summer or fall, everything dazzles. A touch of orange against the backdrop of an ancient theatre, hints of red and white in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the luminous limestone of Mount Sainte-Victoire... Provence has only just begun to reveal its many colours. You will soon understand why Cézanne exclaimed, “Long live the sun which gives us such beautiful colour!” To reach the summit of your art, choose the Mount Ventoux option and climb toward its white peak. Provence: luminescent? This land of light will dazzle you!

September 17 to October 2, 2022
Price (taxes included) : $4,495 / person
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4

EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

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

Short route: 474 km • Long route: 864 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Marseille and transfer to Arles (1.5 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Fontvieille, Les Baux-de-Provence, St-Rémy-de Provence, Abbaye de Montmajour, Maussane-les-Alpilles (74 km).
Day 3 - Arles, Saint-Gilles, Générac, Caissargues, Nîmes. Boucle via Franquevaux (45 to 59 km).
Day 4 - Nîmes, Poulx, Cabrières, le Pont du Gard, Remoulins, Domazan, Rocheford-du- Gard, Avignon (71 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Chateaurenard, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Maillane, Graveson, Abbaye de Saint-Michel-de-Frigolet, Barbentane, Baux-de-Provence (50 to 66 km).
Day 6 - Avignon, Pujaut, Tavel, St-Geniès-de-Comolas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange (53 km).
Day 7 - Orange,  Camaret-sur-Aigues, Séguret, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Entrechaux, Vaison-la-Romaine (64 to 70 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Pierrelongue, Brantes (63 km) or round-trip to Mount Ventoux (62 or 73 km).
Day 9 - Vaison-la-Romaine, Malaucène, Caromb, Mazan, St-Dizier, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Looped route via Bédouin, Gorge de la Nesque (51 to 107 km). 
Day 10 - Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lourmarin. Boucle via Abbaye de Sénanque,  (63 to 79 km).
Day 11 - Lourmarin, Cucuron, Cabrières-d’Aigues, Cadenet, Rognes, Aix-en-Provence (64 km).
Day 12 - Free day or looped route around Mount Sainte-Victoire via Vauvenargues, Pourrières, Puyloubier (62 km).
Day 13 - Aix-en-Provence, Le Tholonet, Fuveau, Auriol, Roquevaire, Roquefort-la-Bédoule, Cassis. Boucle via le Col de l’Espigoulier (63 or 79 km).
Day 14 - Free day.
Day 15 - Transfer to Marseille airport and flight back to Montréal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in three or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Marseille > Marseille/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of $1125

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3730
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

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.