Monday, December 29, 2008

Provence by Bike

Andy Levine, founder and president of DuVine Adventures, is offering the readers of Provence Post a great discount on two of his all-inclusive Provence bike tours this spring. Book before the end of January and he’ll knock $500 per couple off the price, plus he’ll throw in two Duvine bike jerseys. Choose either May 17th to 22nd or May 24th to 29th and mention Provence Post when you book. The Provence itinerary takes in all the top sites and the most popular villages, including the Pont du Gard, Glanum, Avignon, Uzes, Les Baux, St. Remy, Paradou, Eygalierés and Maussane. The group will ride an average of 20 miles a day on brand-new 27-speed Scott bikes. Lodging is in small but deluxe villas, châteaux or inns, most likely Le Castellas Provence, Hameaux des Baux and Mas de la Rose. Meals are in restaurants considered among the best and most authentic in the region. Wines are included with all dinners and there will also be organized wine tastings of Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Yoga Bike Trips, Walking Tours and Luberon itineraries are also offered but not at the discounted price. For 14 years, the Boston-based Duvine Adventures has offered deluxe bike tours in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Argentina, Napa and Sonoma; they now have 19 different trips in nine countries. Last month, the editors of National Geographic Adventure selected DuVine as one of the Best Adventure Travel Outfitters for 2009; the complete article will appear in the Feb. 2009 issue. For info:,, 888-396-5383, 617-776-4441.

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