Provence Tours, France
One of the most beautiful regions in France, Provence is situated in the south-east of the country and is famous for its rolling vineyards, olive groves and stunning lavender fields.
Whether you want to go on a gastronomic, hiking, swimming, cycling or city tour Provence provides you with a wide choice of things to see and do.
Cycling in Luberon
The magic of Provence lies in its vineyards, its lavender fields and its stunning landscapes, and Mont Ventoux is one of the most popular regions for cyclists.
Cross the Cotes du Rhone vineyards, discover the rivers surrounding Isle sur la Sorgue or explore the heart of Luberon, and you will understand why Provence is such a magnet for cyclists.
A network of bike rental companies are dotted around the region, and cyclists are treated with respect.
Guided and self-guided cycling tours can be booked in advance, including trips for families with young children, stopping off at attractions en route and gastronomic tours for adults, including stops at local wine and food producers.
Hiking in the Route of the Ridges
If you are feeling adventurous, or you want to escape the tourist crowds, the Route of the Ridges (Route des Cretes) is a wonderful high altitude getaway between Cassis and La Ciotat.
Starting from Cassis by car, climb up to the summit of the limestone cliffs which plunge steeply into the harbour below.
From here you can see the stunning landscapes and mountain tops stretching from Marseille to La Ciotat. Stop the car en route through the Soubeyran Mountains and explore the rocky tracks on foot to reach the edge of the cliffs, enjoying breath-taking views along the way.
Whatever time of year you visit, take your time to enjoy the calm and serenity of the mountains, coupled with some of the most beautiful vistas in the Mediterranean.
Water Sports at Riaille Lake
The lakes in Vaucluse offer a wide range of water sports and water-side attractions.
Riaille Lake is home to a French sailing school with pedal boat, windsurf, dinghy and kayak rental. Children can also enjoy archery, rock climbing and mountain biking lessons.
The water sports area is great for all ages and a wide range of outdoor activities, including fishing are available. The sailing school is part of the French Sailing Federation and all the instructors are licensed.
Other attractions include two tennis courts, a skate park, a playground, a sports fitness trail and nautical forays off the beaten track.
Provence Golf and Country Club
Provence Country Club is situated on the lower slopes of the Vaucluse and the golf course offers spectacular views to the Luberon and Alpilles mountains.
The beautiful 18-hole course was designed to make the most of the natural landscapes and rocky outcrops. Pine and olive trees, lavender fields and rosemary bushes surround this fair but challenging course.
The terraced restaurant and club house over panoramic views over the whole course, and other facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, a gym and a driving range.
If you are planning to explore Provence, book a guided tour with a local expert and make the most of this stunning part of France.