Claimed by the Romans, this charming region of South-East France was christened ‘La Provincia’ by Caesar. The Romans are remembered for many things, not least the incredible network of roads they built. Today, whilst original Roman roads are few and far between, Provence is criss-crossed by some fabulous stretches of tarmac which lend themselves perfectly to traveling by bike! And what better way to explore this fabulous region? With the balmy sun warming your back and hypnotising mountain views ahead whilst the fragrant aroma of lush lavender encircles you, you’ll wonder why you ever travelled any other way.
The best time to cycle in Provence
I’d recommend biking between May and October. Spring is in full bloom and you’ll ride alongside spectacular fields of scarlet poppies. Late June and early July sees the landscape transform into a glorious purple haze as the region’s famed lavender fields flourish. As the photographs depict,