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All of our tours are designed to give the maximum flexibility to ensure everybody gets what they want from the holiday. Each day we offer three routes of different lengths and covering different terrain and we always include a double- or triple-night stop in at least one location to give 'days-off' to those who want to mix riding with relaxing.
As we can have a wide variety of machines on any tour - solos, sidecars and classics - as well as a range of abilities and riding styles we don't expect everybody to ride together but we do find that very often riders of like minds tend to team up for a day or more. The Moto Provencale guide will always be there at the start and end of each day to ensure everybody has all the information they need and will accompany any rider who wants company. Should anybody have a problem during the day we can quickly take their exact location from their GPS and drive straight to them - no more guessing which country lane you are parked on!
The Provence tour offers an easy introduction to motorcycle holidaying. Unlike our other tours we stay in one hotel for the whole week - no packing and unpacking or checking in. There are 5 routes out of St Remy and each day we leave by a different one:
Monday we head north to the vineyards of the Cote de Rhone, taking in sights as varied as the wine mecca of Chateauneuf du Pape and the crocodile farm at Montelimar (don't forget to try the nougat!).
Tuesday its off to the seaside of the Camargue. The delta of the river Rhone is famous for its white horses, flamingos and bulls. We also visit the salt cliffs of the Salin de Giraud and have lunch in the medieval seaside fortress town of Aigues Mortes. Buckets and spades will be provided for anyone who wants to make sandcastles on the beach.
Wednesday is market day in St Remy so you may want to wander around the stalls for an hour before cruising out to Arles and the sights and sounds of the Alpilles. The local roads make a great opportunity to maybe try a bike you wouldn't normally consider - maybe a sidecar or a real classic brit..?
Thursday we go west, stopping for coffee under the shade of the Pont du Gard, a 2000 year old roman aqueduct before rolling north to the valley of the Ardeche, a natural wonder with the largest naturally occuring 'rock bridge' in Europe.
Friday is my favourite - the Luberon as made famous by author Peter Mayle in his best-selling 'A year in Provence'. We stop for coffee in the breath-takingly beautiful village of Lourmarin (it's their local market day) and then explore the 'hanging villages' of the Luberon, so called as they appear to cling precariously to the hillside. Lunch in Gordes and an opportunity fo the adventurous to head to the top of Mont Ventoux for a view across provence to the sea.
As with all of our tours we offer a one or two day sidecar school before the week starts and you can stay on with us for as long as you like afterwards - there's plenty more to see!
Dates All tours begin on a Monday and end on a Friday, you are welcome to stay with us before and after the tour, or just plan your transfer or travel to arrive on day one.
April 4th May 2nd May 30th June 27th September 9th October 10th November 7th December 12th Prices Rider, sharing room Passenger, sharing room Rider or passenger, single room £499 £150 £599 Motorcycles We have a range of motorcycles, classic bikes and sidecar combinations for hire, for these tours or any trip of your own making in our region, for details of bikes and prices, please click here
Arrival and departure point: Marseille or Nimes airport, Avignon TGV. We can meet you at any of these destinations by prior arrangement.
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