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Training Week in Provence (Buis-les-Baronnies)

Mountains, sun, cycling holiday – 19/05-26/05/2018

Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence. Without a doubt, this is the best-known and the best reason for straying into this area with your bike. But the surrounding region offers such an incredible amount more than Mont Ventoux, that we could have found more than just a week's worth of rides without there ever being a moment's boredom. The glorious Drôme Provençale, the lonely Diois, the wild Plateau de Vaucluse. Pine forests, aromatic garrigue, cliffs, gorges, panoramas. A seemingly infinite choice of practically traffic-free mountain roads. Challenging ascents, comfortable flowing sections, the bunch sweeping through the valleys of the Ouvèze and the Eygues. And Provence's renowned flair, with its triple attractions of wine, olives and lavender, which can perhaps be best experienced at the marché provençal in our ideally situated base town of Buis-les-Baronnies.

In May the season is well under way, and you may already have one training camp behind you, or put lots of big miles in at home. Now, on our Provence Training Week in Buis-les-Baronnies, you can continue to hone your form under the southern sun, developing further harmony between head and legs. Or just have a great cycling holiday in a lovely area.

Get fit and holiday at the same time!


Impressions


The Guides

Tom – The Sous Chef

quäldich-Guide Tom Bender

After interludes in South Baden and Savoy, Swabian Tom is now based in the border area near Aachen. But from the Savoy Alps he's taken away a passion for real mountains and genuine tartiflette. In 2016 he became Holiday Manager at Epic Climbs and he's the mastermind behind our 2017 programme!

Johannes – The Sailor of the Alps

quäldich-Guide Johannes

Veteran touring cyclist who is at home on the mountain passes of the Alps. Incredibly tough, and prefers to take the wind at the front rather than suck rear wheel. His home and training base is South Baden.

Tom – The Fashion Consultant

quäldich-Guide Tom Mutter

A loyal South Baden local with matching colour schemes who spends almost every spare minute riding the roads of the Black Forest. The youngest guide in the team, he's always up for a mountaintop sprint...


Getting there

From northern Germany and Northern Europe via Frankfurt or Stuttgart - Karlsruhe - Mulhouse - Lyons on France's A7 to the Bollène exit. Then take the D994 towards Nyon and D4 to Buis-les-Baronnies.

From southern Germany, Central and Eastern Europe via Munich or Innsbruck - Zurich - Geneva - Valence on France's A7.

From Western Europe via Paris or Luxembourg - Dijon - Lyons on France's A7.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

The nearest airport is Marseilles-Provence, which has direct flights from many European airports.

Take the regional train from the airport to Orange, then take the inter-city bus.

We recommend that people car-share (use our customer forum to link up), as getting to Buis by public transport is complicated.

By high-speed train (TGV) to the Avignon TGV station. Take the regional train from there to Orange, and then the inter-city bus to Buis-les-Baronnies.

We recommend that people car-share (use our customer forum to link up), as getting to Buis by public transport is complicated.


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 19/05-26/05/2018

  • Saturday, 13th May 2017
    Travel to Buis-les-Baronnies. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 14th May 2017 to Friday, 19th May 2017
    Circular rides out of Buis-les-Baronnies.
  • Saturday, 20th May 2017
    Closing ride. Return to the hotel around midday, and departure.

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