We’ve never really been able to sit by a pool whilst we’re on holiday and instead spend as much time as we can out on our bikes, exploring the back roads, tackling the hills and seeking out new places to visit that are a little bit off the beaten track.
To be honest there’s so many great rides to be done that we never really stop and wonder ‘what shall we do today’ and the activity means that we never have to feel guilty about stopping for a croissant! (or maybe two).
We are incredibly lucky where we are, having the wonderful Veloroute du Calavon at the bottom of the road, which offers flat, safe, off-road cycling along the valley floor from Robion nearly to Cereste.
There is also Mont Ventoux a short distance away with its iconic climb, so often the scene of great drama on The Tour De France, together with many other climbs, taken not only by the TDF, but also the Paris-Nice race amongst others.
It’s fair to say that my cycling has improved hugely since we started spending so much more time there, heading out on my bike ‘Miss Daisy’, so much so that I have even started to enjoy the hills!
I haven’t quite gone as far as Andy & our 2 boys though, who in 2016 cycled from our home on Dartmoor to Sete on the South Coast of France – an incredible ride of just under 1000 miles, which they completed in 12 days on the saddle, whilst I pottered around Provence. Their ride was subject of a different blog Moor to Med by Bike – quite an adventure from start to finish!
Below are links to some of our favourite rides –