Secret Cycling Retreats



'The Provence Experience'

Explore the finer side of cycling.

These self-guided breaks can be taken whenever you like.


Experience the very best of this unforgettable region. This 5 day trip is especially for those looking to enjoy some of the finer things in life. It is your choice whether to take on some challenging cycling and conquer the Mont Ventoux or take it easy through the rolling hills and lavender fields. Enjoy lunches at exquisite local restaurants and visit local wineries such as the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 



  • Witness the stunning lavender landscapes of this unforgettable region
  • Conquer the mythical 'Giant of Provence'; Mont Ventoux 
  • Discover the incredible wild canyons at 'Gorges de la Nesque'
  • Take your opportunity to visit the famous vineyards of Beaumes-de-Venise, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas or Vacqueras
  • Relax and enjoy the facilities of this glorious hilltop hideaway hotel


Your hotel is in a simply magnificent setting. Situated on a hilltop, overlooking some of the most stunning landscape, including the iconic Mont Ventoux, it could be difficult to find a a more idyllic Provençal property. This unique hotel has been built out of the several of the original houses that made up the tiny hamlet of ‘Crillon le Brave’. This fantastic village hotel is all about relaxation, comfort and the exceptional cuisine on offer. There are a variety of the rooms to choose from; twin or double classic rooms, prestige rooms or suites. All rooms have been elegantly furnished, with modern amenities and en-suite bathrooms.
The hotel features two superb restaurants, one of which offers an incredible menu, only using produce from within a 40 km radius included. Both restaurants offer perfect settings in which to enjoy the fresh regional cuisine. Your breakfasts will be enjoyed with some fabulous views across the landscape. There is a glorious outdoor pool and a small ‘Spa des Ecuries’, with a selection of massages and treatments on offer. All of the essential cycling facilities are provided as well; secure bike storage and a separate bicycle wash down area.



  • 5 days/4 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (upgrade to half board available) 
  • Route maps, GPS ride plans (provided in pre-departure information package)
  • Bicycle storage at your hotel

GUIDE PRICE: £759 per person 


We work with a superb bike hire shop in Bedoin. Prices start from £100, per bike, for your 5 day trip. You can choose from; Trek Domane or Emonda carbon road bikes. Please enquire for further details.


These self-guided breaks are entirely up to you. We will provide the details for a variety of rides in the area, although you can of course simply relax and explore the area as much or as little as you like.


You have a variety of travel options to choose from. We can book your flights or the Eurostar from the UK to Avignon or Marseille. We are able to offer a range of fully (ATOL) protected flights, both scheduled and low cost flights from a range of UK departure airports. Please enquire for details.


You can choose to take one of our Transfer inclusive packages. These packages will provide you with return transfers from either Avignon TGV or Marseille airport. Transfer times from Avignon TGV to your hotel is (approx.) 1 hr. Please enquire for details.



We are fully bonded and able to offer a range of fully (ATOL) protected flights, both scheduled and low cost flights from a range of UK departure airports. Alternatively, you can choose to take the Eurostar to either Avignon or Marseille airport. Please enquire for details.


  • Private transfers are available on request
  • Single room options
  • Massages and spa treatments
  • Personal coaching services; pre &/or post trip
  • Fully guided tours for groups of 8 or more are available on request


For more details or to book, please call Tufted Duck Cycling on 0330 102 8001 or email

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