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TOUR OF PROVENCE (MARSEILLE TO NICE)

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MARSEILLE TO NICE

6 day ride through Provence taking in Mont Ventoux on Day Three and several gorges throughout the ride. All the delights of the region combined with epic cycling on quiet smooth roads.

We meet at Marseille airport for a 10 minute transfer to our start hotel and briefing for the week. We head out around the massive lake du Buerre before crossing the Luberon national park into Bedoin. Mont Ventoux is cycled from this town with the chance to rest up by the pool in the afternoon. The next day we enter the gorges de la Neste before crossing the alpes de haute provence. There are still the delights of the Verdon before finishing in the pretty medieval village of Vence. A charming place to celebrate the week

before a 20 minute transfer to Nice airport the following day.

TOUR OF PROVENCE

Summary

  • 6 days cycling, 7 nights B&B.

  • Total of 491km, 8,305m
    of ascent. 

  • Three and Four star hotels

  • ​Personally led on the road plus support vehicle providing regular assistance.

  • Good stops for coffee and
    lunch on route.

  • No day planned to start earlier than 9am or finish later than 4pm.

  • Fitness guide: comfortable with 60 miles within 4 hours on UK roads.

  • Small group sizes

Upon arrival at Marseille airport you will be met by the Blue Sky Team.

A full tour briefing takes place after the welcome meal in readyness for the grand depart the following morning.

 

The day always starts with a relaxed breakfast.

 

Coffee and Lunch stops taken each day.

 

Every evening there will be a briefing of the next day's ride.

Celebrate in the atmospheric old town in Nice.

Free transfer to Nice airport

 

TOUR ITINERARY

HOTELS

Hand picked, Tried and Tested.

 

Emphasis on quality.

 

Character locations, bars and restaurants

 

Plentiful Buffet Breakfasts.

 

Secure overnight garage for the bikes.

 

Can be summoned to bring forward:

 

  • Extra clothing if cold.

  • Reduce clothing if warm.

  • Additional water.

  • Snacks from your snack bag.

 

Carries spare free issue inner tubes (700 by 23 mm Presta standard valve only).

 

Carries some spare brake blocks (issued free if they fit) - some long descents!

 

Carries basic tool kit, track pump, bike stand.

 

Can hop in at any time (subject to availability of seats).

 

SUPPORT VEHICLE

FLIGHTS AVAILABLE

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