Heart of Provence

HEART OF PROVENCE


Departure from Nice

April 3>7th 2017
June 12>16th 2017
August 25>29th 2017


See departure from Avignon, Aix, Marseille


Guided motorcycle tour

See self-drive motorcycle tour


Length: 5 days


Day 1: CANNES / NICE – MOUSTIERS STE MARIE 135 km

Arrival on your own in Nice or Cannes Airport - Welcome by our staff - You will fill the renting contract

Luggage loaded in our minibus and we will provide a spare bike on a trailer!

Short ride to Cannes for visiting, along the Croisette with its mythical hotels, casinos, luxury boutiques, sandy beaches, a rose garden, the Port Canto and shady gardens, Postcard Cannes under golds of the Provencal sun.

Departure early afternoon to Moustiers Ste Marie, city renowned for its pottery via Grasse, famous for its perfume and you will ride on the historic "Route Napoléon" which celebrated its bicentennial anniversary in 2015. Before arriving in Moustiers Ste Marie, you will cross the Verdon Gorges unveil their fabulous panoramas.

Another highlight of the day, dinner on your own at the Bastide de Moustiers, one of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants (3 times, 3 stars at the Michelin Guide) - Night at your hotel.


Day 2: MOUSTIERS STE MARIE – GORDES 140 km

Departure for the road of the lavender through the plateau of Valensole real idealized image of the lavender and Provence with its immense fields of lavender... (Blooming in the middle of June till the end of July following the season) - Visit suggested a lavender distillery in the village of Valensole.

After the discovery of the trade secrets of a typically Provençal flavor, you will continue your road through the magnificent Regional Natural Park of Luberon. The village of Forcalquier will be a refreshing break (Pastis Bardoin)

Another colourful afternoon, after the blue of lavender Valensole, you will discover the red / orangey ochre of the Provençal Colorado to Rustrel and Roussillon. Visit suggested of a factory of ochre and the Path of Ochre in Roussillon.

A very scenic road will bring you to Gordes, one of the “most beautiful villages of France”.

For the amateurs of wines, stop tasting suggested along the road to the Domain of the Citadel with the visit of his museum of the Corkscrew to Menerbes.



Day 3: GORDES – ST REMY DE PROVENCE 80 km

One day of discovery and magnificent roads wait for you today.

A few minutes away from Gordes you can visit the museum of the Glass and the Stained-glass window.

Continuation towards Fountain of Vaucluse and its mysterious resurgence

Having crossed Durance, you enter the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles

The roads of Alpilles will lead you to one of the most beautiful villages of France: Les Baux de Provence. Village builds in the Rock where from you will have an astonishing view on Alpilles. Rich in caves, the rock of les Baux dominates inhospitable swamps and checks a passage of Alpilles.

We suggest you not to miss the visit of the Career of Light.

In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental Quarries of Lights 14 meters high welcome quite unique multimedia shows.

Short route late in the afternoon towards St Rémy de Provence, a very attractive village nested in Alpilles, in the heart of Provence. Small tour of village for its discovery.

For the amateurs of painting, the green landscapes and the light will remind you Vincent van Gogh's certain paintings. Saint-Rémy possesses an exceptional cultural heritage. Situated in full heart of Alpilles, saint Rémy is a member of "bests" of Provence. His green valleys and subtly perfumed, his beautiful houses restored tastefully and his old alleys full of charm made its success.



Day 4:  ST REMY – AVIGNON – AIX – ST TROPEZ 225 km

Departure for a long trip till the Mediterranean see

Pedestrian visit of the heart of AVIGNON with the Popes' Palace (entrance fees) - Avignon invites you to share its lifestyle and its fantastic inheritance. With a world-famous Bridge by the song, a Popes' Palace, a witness of its past of Capital of the Christendom in the middle Ages, it offers a grand monumental ensemble, classified in the UNESCO world heritage.

It is the National Road 7 which will lead you in Aix-en-Provence.

Visit of the pedestrian downtown.

After Aix-en-Provence you will follow the south hillside of the Mount Sainte Victoire made world famous by Paul Cézanne's paintings and by its fields of eggs of… dinosaurs! The most important being on the municipality of Beaurecueil. You will cross the Provençal villages of Chateauneuf le Rouge, St Maximin with his royal convent and its basilica, the biggest Gothic building of the southeast of France, the third grave of the Christendom after Jerusalem and Saint Peter of Rome.

Crossing the Massif des Maures and down to St Tropez World "Rendezvous" of Jet set on the Riviera!

Free time to visit the famous harbor with the huge yachts and a drink at "Senequier" world famous Cafe.

We suggest a small evening stroll by the harbour.


Day 5:  ST TROPEZ - CANNES / NICE – DEPARTURE 80 km

Departure to the lagoon city of Port Grimaud few kilometers from St Tropez.

We suggest you to stroll in the city.

Return to Cannes by the coastal road along the beaches of the "French Riviera" and the Esterel Mountains

Then in late afternoon, your road will bring you to Cannes to return your vehicles at the rental station.


Starting from: 1.800 € (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)

For more informations, contact us.

Bike available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Ultra Limited, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.
BMW: K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, Nine-T, 800 GS, 700 GS, 1200 GS or GSA.
DUCATI: Multistrada S, Scrambler.

 

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