At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Luberon's hilltop villages and valley vineyards
We’ve been enjoying every well-trod trail and much-visited town in Provence for decades. On this trip, however, we stray outside the region’s hotspots to show you our favourite hidden gems. Experience Provence’s legendary hospitality in a local chef’s private dining room and be a rare guest at Domain Ruffinatto with one of the world’s best sommeliers as your guide. Delight in everything from sumptuous dining experiences to a stay in the 17thC Bastide de Marie, once a fortified farmhouse—with plenty of picturesque pedalling along the way, of course!
Trip designed by Travel Expert Dana Quinn
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Day by Day
Enjoy some gentle riding along the mighty Rhone River and wander the alleyways of the famed Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Tonight, enjoy the comfort of our favourite new boutique hotel for a B&R takeover!
Cycle the classic Les Alpilles loop with its limestone and almost lunar landscape. Visit the fairytale gothic hilltop village of Les Baux, then follow our guide through Van Gogh’s last residence, where he produced some of his most famous works.
Visit towns L’Isle sur La Sorge and Fontaine de Vaucluse and unravel the mysteries of the Sorgue River. Our home for the next three nights is the incredible centuries-old farmhouse, La Bastide de Marie. Learn how to play the local game of pétanque, followed by a Provençal style dinner.
Experience Peter Mayle's Provence by bike, passing the picturesque villages of Gordes, Roussillon and Lacoste. This is your day for a gorgeous, albeit challenging, century ride! Dinner is at a nearby bistro with a million-dollar view!
Ride through the beautiful Vaucluse Mountains, enjoying stunning views and a royal picnic in an exclusive wine domain—here, enjoy a tasting led by former Alain Ducasse Sommelier, Kelly McAuliffe. Our final night's dinner is in a private room of the Bastide, but not before sharing a glass of rosé accompanied by some local jazz musicians.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast in Ménerbes at the hotel, then au revoir in Avignon.
Hotel de Tourrel, Saint Remy de Provence
Next to the Musée des Alpilles in the historic old quarter of Saint Remy de Provence, this stylish boutique hotel is housed in an absolutely gorgeous 17th-century mansion. With a chic restaurant, wine bar and a cozy rooftop pool, this architectural standout is the perfect base for exploration.
La Bastide de Marie, Menerbes
This beautifully restored, centuries-old “farmhouse” is set among 37 acres of the inn’s own vineyards in the heart of the Lubéron Valley. With two pools and terraces that run the length of the house, you will be hard pressed to get up from your lounge chair. Fortunately, the chef, Laurent Houdart , is on hand to lure you to dinner with his acclaimed Provençal cooking.
It was exhilarating to cycle down local farm roads, surrounded by fields of luscious lavender, olive groves and five or six-foot high sunflowers.Vancouver Sun
It was great that there were plenty of riding options for the different riding levels. We had the most fantastic trip and I loved the biking! The weather was perfect and there were practically no cars! Just our bikes and the mountains.— Esther Burke
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— George Butterfield
Most of the riding on this trip is quite manageable, becoming slightly more challenging on Day 3 when we head westward. However, where the hills are challenging, the B&R van is there to help out weary riders. We do our best to keep the riding on quiet roads. Daily distances average 50 km (31 mi.), with the option for a 100 km (62 mi.) on Day 4.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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