From Bordeaux till Provence

FROM BORDEAUX TILL PROVENCE


Departure from Bordeaux

June 1st>9th 2017

Guided motorcycle tour

See self drive motorcycle tour

Length: 9 days


Day 1: BORDEAUX / ARCACHON (190 km)   

Welcome in our office and briefing with your tour guide. Luggage loaded in a support minibus and we will provide also a spare bike on a trailer!

Road to Medoc, and visit of a prestigious vineyard

In 1152, Eleanor, the heiress of the Duchy of Aquitaine, wife of Henry Plantagenet, the future King Henry II of England; Aquitaine and therefore belongs to England until 1453. This was a real blessing for the wines of Bordeaux, which then have a prominent place on the UK market. Richard the Lion Heart, the son of Eleanor and Henry II, adopts as his daily Claret wine.

Continuation of the route of the Medoc wine area.


Day 2: ARCACHON / BIARRITZ (220 km)   

Departure for the Arcachon Basin with an oysters tasting suggestion.

This afternoon exploring the forest of Landes and Hossegor.

The Landes de Gascogne forest is a forest with an area of almost one million hectares (2 471 055 acre), is the largest artificial forest of Western Europe.


Day 3: BIARRITZ / EUGENIE LES BAINS
(210 km)

Departure to St Jean de Luz, Ascain, Sare, Ainhoa, Espelette, Itxassou, beautiful little typical villages of the Basque country.

Road to St Jean Pied de Port with stop and visit.

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is named for its location because at the foot of the Cize mountain passes (Pass of Roncesvalles). Porte Saint Jacques, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, every year sees more and more pilgrims. Citadel get off the street to admire the facades and lintels of houses.


Then we head towards Eugenie-les-Bains via St Palais, Orthez.


Day 4: EUGENIE-LES-BAINS/CARCASSONNE (285 km)

Departure toward Mirande and Castelnaudary via pretty little road.

Proceed to Carcassonne.

We know the city of Carcassonne first as a fortified medieval town; but this rocky outcrop has been occupied by man since the 6th century BC. AD first as a Gallic settlement, then as a Roman town with walls adapted from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.


Time on your own to stroll in town.


Jour 5: CARCASSONNE/St REMY DE PROVENCE (315 km)

Morning scenic roads on “the Black Mountain” area toward Pezenas and Gignac.

Suggested visit of Saint Guilhem le Desert.

By calling for 'desert' territory, Guilhem was referring to the absence of man and not of vegetation. The medieval village of Saint Guilhem le Desert is built with impressive limestone cliffs of feet Cirque Infernet.

Then, road toward  Ganges, Uzès and Les Baux de Provence and St Remy de Provence.


Day 6: St REMY DE PROVENCE/GORDES (120 km)

Little roads to reach an Olive oil mill for a stop and visit.  Then proceed to « Les Baux de Provence » to discover this exceptional place.

Some leisure time given to stroll the small streets – Fantastic views of the Alpilles Mountains and the Camargue plain!

An afternoon trip on a very scenic road will bring you to Gordes, one of the “most beautiful villages of France”.


Day 7: GORDES / MOUSTIER STE MARIE / BRIGNOLES (230 km)

Departure for Roussillon and visit the "Colorado Provençal."

In the middle of Luberon, ranked among the most beautiful villages of France, Roussillon will enchant you with its ocher changing colors, the warmth and charm of its small houses perched. Today is still ocher that attracts tourists: ocher painted houses bordering the small streets with numerous merchants, or the path of ochres and Colorado Provencal.


Then continue to Banon and Forcalquier where you can enjoy (in moderation) the local brew ... Pastis.


Then way toward Moustiers Ste Marie and visit of the village.


Located in Haute Provence, Moustiers is left of the Most Beautiful Village of France. The village is surrounded by the Gorges du Verdon, Lake St. Croix and the lavender fields of the Valensole plateau. Moustiers is also known worldwide for the quality of its pottery.


Discover the "Gorges du Verdon" on super twisting roads

Way to Lorgues and Brignoles.


Day 8: BRIGNOLES/SAINT TROPEZ/ NICE  (165 km)

Scenic routes take you to Saint Tropez, the Jet set rendez vous on the Riviera.

Stroll on the port, famous for its yachts and cafe as « Senequier ».

Then proceed to Cannes et Nice via the Esterel magnificent coast road.

Arrival late in the afternoon in Nice and motorcycle drop off.


Day 9: NICE / DEPARTURE

It’s time now to say goodbye… seen you soon !


Starting from: 2.600 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)

For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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