A unique Trip Style gold star collection
*Space is limited due to popular demand please reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Breathe in the essence of the ancient countryside while pedaling on a leisurely bicycle ride through sleepy hillside villages and along endless fields of lavender. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and rich Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines.
On this, our signature trip, we spend unforgettable days riding across the Rhône river valley, through multiple renowned wine regions, past shimmering groves of olive trees and over the lavender hills of the Luberon. Discover with us the natural riches of Provence where every few miles the landscape changes into ever more breathtaking views and where locally grown wines and freshly grown foods grace every table. Through it all we explore and we enjoy, savoring how time has slowed down as we are immersed in the wonders of Provence.
Days 1-2 ♦ Le Drôme Provencal
Ride through vast oak forests, famous for their truffles ♦ Feed the deer in the nature park of your Chateau-Hotel before having a dip in the pool ♦ Savor private wine tastings ♦ Visit the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape ♦ Take in the views from the ruins of the Pope's castle ♦ Enjoy a guided chocolate and wine pairing at a local producer.
Days 3-6 ♦ Les Dentelles & Mont Ventoux
Ride through the charming wine villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras ♦ Enjoy the windswept views of the Mont Ventoux from your hotel ♦ Shop at the vibrant local market to prepare our exclusive cooking class ♦ Enjoy a private wine tasting and guided visit at your hotel ♦ Cycle through the ancient stomping grounds of the Romans ♦ Enjoy the stunning sunsets from the infinity pool at your hotel.
• June 4-9 & September 3-8, 2017 (6 days / 5 nights)
• 15-20 miles on flat roads and gentle hills
• Optional breakaway to ride Mont Ventoux
• Visit medieval hillside villages and browse colorful Provencal markets
• Ride past gorgeous fileds of lavender and sunflowers
• Enjoy private cooking class with Chef Jon
• Exclusive wine tasting with a renowned sommelier
• Chocolate tastings with local artisans
• Visit to a goat cheese farm
La Verriere is an opulent house and winery, completely secluded within the mountain saddle of the Dentelles de Montmirail. With panoramic views of the vineyards and oak covered hills, as well as the famous Mont Ventoux, this luxury getaway is truly paradise. Enjoy breakfast surrounded by their privateforest and sea of grapevines, relax in the shade of the rose pergola, have a swim in the infinity pool or lounge in the hot tub!
In the heart of the Luberon Valley (book "A Year in Provence") La Coquillade is a luxury 5-Star spa & winery hotel owned by the BMC Pro cycling team owner. This beautiful venue offers incredible riding and spectacular views of the magical Provence countryside. Enjoy delicious gourmet meals and localwines.