Here’s some good news for people who love exploring the countryside or climbing the slopes by electric bicycle – Vaucluse now boasts 13 charging stations and 150 Fast Chargers spread across the region, at Tourist Offices and member organisations of the Accueil Vélo (bicycle-friendly) network.
It’s the latest addition to the Vaucluse region’s fast-evolving, bike-tourism scene. Ride & More is an incoming agency, based in Pernes-les-Fontaines, specialising in high-end cycling tours with classic road bike or e-bike, mountain bikes and even electric mountain bikes!
Since 2014, “Daytour” signs have appeared here and there over Provence, along with bicycles ready for nature-loving cyclists. You’ll find them outside a Châteauneuf-du-Pape cellar, at a camp-site near Avignon, or in Coustellet, at the gate of the Luberon. Visitors can rent bicycles and download the Daytour application to get GPS coordinates, highlights, comments and even special rates for sites and service providers along the way. If you rent a bicycle for two or more days, they can be delivered to you, 7 days a week.
At Châteauneuf-du-Pape, two cellars, the Cellier des Princes and the Domaine de Nalys, offer the opportunity to discover the vineyard, one by bike, the other on foot, and finish your tour with a tasting of wines of the appellation and a picnic of local products.
It made its appearance a few years ago in the Vaucluse landscape, land of hills and hilltop villages, and now shares in (almost) equal measure the small lanes with its traditional counterpart. A focus on the fleet which is available from various rental companies in the area.
Cycling enthusiasts can indulge themselves to their hearts’ content on this newly marked, FFC-(French Cycling Federation) approved itinerary!
Travel the length of this 232-kilometre, one-way trail with 5,750 m elevation gain, from North to South, and explore the region’s most beautiful sites from Mont Ventoux to the Luberon.