Divine Provence Bike Trip! - Recap

Sunday, September 3, 2023 - Recap

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Join OC Travel for a week of cycling in beautiful Provence, France

210+ miles

Sunday, September 3, 2023

5 days of riding, 210+ miles

 

September 3-8, 2023

 

Come with us for a week of biking, sightseeing, wine tasting, touring and relaxing in beautiful Provence in southern France. We are partnering with veteran cycle tour company, Ciclismo Classico, who has put together an itinerary that couples 5 days of cycling with some sightseeing and plenty of good food.

 

The trip begins in Avignon, once home of the Popes, and takes us riding through the Cotes du Ventoux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Mazan, the Gorge de la Nesque, Gordes, and St. Rémy de Provence with plenty of stops in small towns along the way. All along the way, you’ll be treated to beautiful views over rolling countryside. If you want to test your climbing skills, Day 3 has an optional loop to the top of Mt. Ventoux, bringing the day’s climbing total to 6100 feet! If you’ve ever done Bear Mountain, you can do Mt. Ventoux too, and the view from the top will be even better. 

 

This is a trip for those who like to eat! Breakfast and dinner are included daily, but the gastronomic emphasis is on dinner. Lunch is provided the first day, and then Ciclismo Classico will steer us in the right direction for lunches thereafter on our own. In addition to cycling and eating, there are a few sightseeing extras, including a walking tour of St. Paul de Mausole where van Gogh spent his last days and a cooking demonstration prior to dinner at Restaurant L’Oulo in Mazan.  Accommodations will be in comfortable hotels, one a converted chateau.

 

Check out the full itinerary HERE!

 

Price:

$4490 

Single supplement $775

 

A $600 deposit is required to register.

Ride Details

Distance 210+ miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Sunday, September 3, 2023
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level All Levels
Speed 10-16 mph
Rider Limit
12 (1 spot left)
Ride Organizer James S.

Riders

J S

James S.

Graham W.

Steve S.

David G.

Paul R.

Eric B.

Julio J.

D S

Darren S.

Scott B.

J C

James C.

Florencio F.




Comments:


Scott B.

March 20, 2023


Hello--my husband, James, and I are excited to join this ride! Next step...completing the registration process.

David G.

March 20, 2023


Hello Scott, we're excited to have you both join!  Please call Lauren Heffernon at Ciclismo Classico -- 617-640-4837 -- to secure your spots.  

Steve S.

June 22, 2023


Is anyone going striaght to Paris after the ride? I am and I'm looking into trains.
Thanks.
Steve

Florencio F.

June 23, 2023


Hey Steve 

I will be going to Paris right after the ride is over   I have not booked the train yet but will soon.  I will be in Paris for the night and then fly back to NYC on Saturday 

-Florencio

Steve S.

June 23, 2023


Hey,
I got a 10:04 train from Avignon to Paris. Our van is scheduled to leave the hotel at 9AM. It's a 30min ride to the train. Should be fine. If there's a problem, there are Ubers. Depending on your train we can split it if you want.

s

Florencio F.

June 23, 2023


Hey Steve 

that sounds good.   What site did you use to book the train?

thanks 

 

Steve S.

June 23, 2023


https://www.sncf-connect.com/

David G.

June 23, 2023


Also, you can download the SNCF Connect app on your phone and get your tickets there.  If you book online and create an account, your tickets will show up on the SNCF Connect app when you log in.  You can then go paperless.

Florencio F.

June 23, 2023


Thanks guys 

 

Florencio F.

July 14, 2023


Hey Steve.  the 10:00 am was not available so i am returning on the 12:31 train back to Paris

Steve S.

August 10, 2023


All good. See you on the trip.

 

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New York Gallery Tours - recap
non-riding event

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JAN

Info Session - OutCycling Provence Bike Trip! - recap
Info Session - OutCycling Provence Bike Trip!

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16

FEB

OC Travel - Info Session - recap
Cycle in Beautiful Provence this September

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18

FEB

Manhattan Skyline Tour - recap
app. 21 miles

SUN

26

FEB

Prospect Park Laps - recap
20 miles

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05

MAR

SUN

12

MAR

OC France Trip Info Session - recap
5-day Bike Adventure in beautiful Provence, France

SUN

12

MAR

Prospect Park Laps - recap
20 miles

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19

MAR

Prospect Park Laps - recap
14 - 20 miles

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19

MAR

Prospect Park Laps
20 miles - cancelled

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26

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Prospect Park Laps - recap
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MAR

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APR

Friday Lunch Ride to Market Diner - recap
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08

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15

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52 miles (many 🚇 options along the way)

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06

MAY

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62 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

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89 miles (or 75, 61 or 12-23, 43 🚆)

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23

MAY

May Club Social - recap
May Club Social

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27

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03

JUN

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JUN

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18

JUN

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25

JUN

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11

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21

OCT

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90 miles - cancelled

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22

OCT

Tour De Bronx - recap
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02

DEC

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09

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16

DEC

Prospect Park Laps (5) - recap
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OC Travel Gathering - recap
Chelsea Hotel Happy Hour

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OC Happy Hour - recap
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Opportunity Awaits - - recap
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13

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APR

SRS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - recap
44 miles (or 29, 35, 56, or 26 🚆 miles)

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20

APR

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21

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27

APR

SRS3 - Orchard Beach, City Island, and Bronx Bikeways - recap
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11

MAY

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18

MAY

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60 miles (or 50 miles or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆)

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26

MAY

THU

30

MAY

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JUN

SRS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 51 or 70 miles)

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01

JUN

SRS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

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JUN

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Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


RIDE LEVEL KEY

A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.