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SELF-GUIDED • FRANCE 88 Durance 8 days land only from £1099 Fields of lavender in Provence France 1 2 3 4 5 Activity Level MODERATE/CHALLENGING Trip Code LSM At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Start Cavaillon. 2 Follow the Durance River to Cadenet. 3 Ride through rolling hills and lavender fields to Forcalquier. 4 Free day to explore Forcalquier. Alternatively, enjoy an optional ride to Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues, or a climb up Montagne du Lure. 5 Ride a gradual climb passing through Saint-Christol and onto Sault. 6 Ride a loop through the beautiful Nesque Gorges, or climb the mighty Mont Ventoux at 1912m. 7 Cycle south across the Vaucluse Plateau, then west to Cavaillon. 8 End Cavaillon. Call Cycle Provence & the Luberon Colourful Provencal villages l See the lavender fields in season l Climb Mont Ventoux • 6 days cycling (including 2 optional rides) with luggage transfers • 100% tarmac roads • Undulating terrain, optional climb of Mt Ventoux • Self-guided holiday. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts and 3 dinners included Provence is renowned for welcoming cyclists to its quiet roads, spectacular lavender fields and picturesque hilltop villages. As a self-guided cycling destination it couldn't be more perfect. This route takes you along the Durance River, passing through the picturesque market towns and quaint villages of Forcalquier, Cucuron and Cavaillon under the shadow of the Luberon National Park. Amid the lush colours of lavender, make your way towards the majestic Mont Ventoux, with the option to take on this mighty mountain made famous by the Tour de France. The brave will be rewarded with spectacular views across the plains of Provence. Dates & Price Guide Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Any start date available on request from 24 March to 22 October 2016 • 2017 dates and prices available online • All dates from £1099 • Prices are land only and do not include travel from London • Compulsory single supplement £260 • Return rail travel to Cavaillon, prices available on request • Low cost flights to Marseille available with Easyjet and Ryanair • Land only start Cavaillon day 1, end Cavaillon day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 24 speed Cannondale hybrid bike, included in the trip price. • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 • Supplement for Cannondale Synapse Carbon road bike £80, paid on booking • Supplement for electric E-bike £100, paid on booking Sault Avignon St-Saturninles Forcalquier Cavaillon FRANCE PROVENCE Apt Luberon Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque Montagne de Lure Apt Cadenet ACCOMMODATION The hotels we use are a variety of charming traditional buildings including an authentic provincial farmhouse or 'Mas' of the 18th Century. Well-located on the cycling route, all 2 to 3-star properties have en suite rooms, and some hotels have swimming pools. 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 2 37 3 58 4 44 5 54 6 50 7 67 Daily Distance (km) BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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