Provence Symphony

PROVENCE SYMPHONY


Departure from Nice

May 6>12th 2017
September 9>15th 2017


See departure from Avignon, Aix, Marseille


Guided motorcycle tour

See self-drive motorcycle tour


Length: 7 days

Day 1: CANNES – MOUSTIERS SAINTE MARIE 135 km

Arrival on your own in Nice or Cannes Airport in the morning - France on Wheels staff welcome - You will fill the renting contract and the luggage
will be loaded in a minibus and we will provide too a spare bike on a trailer!

Short ride to Cannes downtown, 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 take the historic "Route Napoléon" which celebrated its bicentennial anniversary in 2015. Before arriving in Moustiers Ste Marie, you'll cross the Verdon Gorges and their fabulous panoramas.

Another highlight of the day will be the 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 SAINTE MARIE – GORDES 136 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 at 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 stop in 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 / orange ochre of the Provençal Colorado to Rustrel and Roussillon. Visit suggested of a factory of ochre and the Path of Ochre in Roussillon. Aternoon trip on a very scenic road will bring you to Gordes, one of the “most beautiful villages of France”.


Day 3: GORDES / GORDES 180 km

An impressive day and superb roads are in your program today:

Vaison La Romaine (an antique roman town) then you will climb on a fantastic twisting road with marvellous landscapes and reach the top of the Mt Ventoux (1912m – 5650 feet), called “Provence’s giant” were you will find a very rare and world protected forest.

Proceed to impressive “Gorges de la Nesque” and arrival in Sault village, a region of lavender, and with a tasting at a “Nougat” factory. Then in the afternoon, your road will bring you to Senanque Abbey on very scenic roads before returning to Gordes for your second night in the same hotel. 

Fine dinner on your own suggested in a 1* Michelin restaurant (a Pierre Gagnaire property) and overnight in the same hotel.


Day 4:  GORDES – ST REMY DE PROVENCE 90 km

Another day of discovery and magnificent roads wait for you.

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

Stop for lunch (on your own) suggested in Isle sur Sorgues, homeland of the antique dealers.

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

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 Remy 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 5:  ST REMY DE PROVENCE - AVIGNON 45 km

Les Baux de Provence still reserves you some surprises …

Les Baux it is also the olive tree and the vineyard. The naming AOC (PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN). Certain domains propose educational pedestrian circuits accessible to all, and marked out from the cellar. They lead you through vineyards, scrubland, and olive trees to the discovery of this soil. During the walk, explanatory borders introduce you to the knowledge of the various vines and tell you the annual wine-making works. Visit suggested by vineyards AOC (PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN) Les Baux and the visit of an Oil mill.

Arrival in Avignon for lunch time (on your own).

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.



Day 6:  AVIGNON -  ST TROPEZ 225 km

This will be the longest road you will have, but now you’re very used to!

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

After Aix-en-Provence you will follow the south hillside of the Mount SteVictoire 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 7:  ST TROPEZ – CANNES -  DEPARTURE 65 km

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

We suggest a stroll in this very attractive city.

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

Lunch suggested in one of the little harbour along the shore

Then in late afternoon, your road will bring you to Cannes to return your vehicles at the rental stations and take flight to your home from Nice or extend your stay upon request.

 
Starting from: 2.050 € p/p (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.
HONDA: GoldWing 1800

DUCATI: Multistrada S, Scrambler.

 

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