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In collaboration with Domaine de La Verrière Chêne Bleu, Ride & More Travel has created an exceptional holiday experience combining the discovery of Provence by electric assisted bike and the exclusive oenological activities of its internationally renowned private wine estate, Chêne Bleu.

Each morning, supervised by our local guides, you will explore the most beautiful Provencal vineyards equipped with electric mountain bikes, cross the Massif des Dentelles de Montmirail to reach the quaint dry stone walled villages or discover the secrets of olive oil production. For lunch, we will take you to the best gastronomic restaurants the region has to offer. In the afternoon, the Chêne Bleu team will introduce you to the magic of wine and vineyards by introducing you to the art of tasting and the art of blending various grape varieties. Then you will discover the philosophy of those winemakers who have taken the decision to produce organic and natural wines by adhering to biodynamic principles. In the company of the Chêne Bleu Private Chef, you will also participate in a cooking class. In the morning, the chef will accompany you to the historical market town of nearby Vaison-la-Romaine to select and buy local produce which you will cook with. In the afternoon he will instruct you in the art of Provencal cooking combining locally sourced seasonal produce. The stay will conclude with a Guided visit of Avignon followed by lunch in a Michelin starred restaurant.

Price from :
4895,00€ / Pers.

Date of stay one : 30 Apr. to 4 May 2017
Date of stay two : 11 to 15 Sept. 2017

Informations & reservations :
+33 490 10 06 30

The place and the oenological activities:

The Domaine de la Verrière – le Chêne Bleu

In the heart of Provence, La Verrière, a former 9th century priory, completely renovated to the highest standards. It is a paradise where serenity and beauty will take your breath away. It is a magical place, UNESCO Biosphere, a highly acclaimed by top tourist agents. It is home to Chêne Bleu’s vineyard and wines, whose production is internationally recognized and widely acclaimed for its high altitude terroir, gaining high-level recognition genuine for its pioneering approach to high-end wine production. The “Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Experience” is recognized as “the best oenological experience in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler.

Cycling:

Ride & More Travel

Artisan-Architects specialising in the creation and organisation of high-end cycling trips in Provence, the Ride & More Travel team shares its expertise in cycling and its passion for Provence. Our local guides will help you discover their most beautiful trails and share their regional knowledge.

The program of your stay:

Sunday / Welcome to Provence
Monday / Les Villages Vignerons
Tuesday / Visit local Provencal market, bike ride and cooking class with the Chene Bleu Chef
Wednesday / Discovery of the Dentelles and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Thursday / Art and Culture in Avignon

Sunday / Welcome to Provence

After pick up at Avignon TGV station, it is a 45min transfer to La Verrière. During the welcome lunch, our team will present details of the week’s programme and introduce you to the team who will make your stay unforgettable. In the afternoon, your guide will accompany you for the first bike trip through the vineyards and the Massif des Dentelles in the surrounding area of La Verrière. In the evening, you will enjoy an aperitif and a convivial dinner at the estate.
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Monday / Les Villages Vignerons

After breakfast, you will head off with the guide for half a day of biking through the Massif des Dentelles to include Séguret, Sablet, then Gigondas. Bistronomic lunch at L’Oustalet restaurant. Return to La Verrière by bike or by vehicle. In the afternoon, oenological activities: An introduction to wine tasting and the Art of Blending. In the evening, you will enjoy an aperitif and a convivial dinner at the estate.

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Tuesday / Visit local Provencal market, bike ride and cooking class with the Chene Bleu Chef

After breakfast, departure by bike with the guide and the Chef for the Vaison la Romaine market to buy local produce needed for the cooking class. Lunch at the Bastide du Pont de l’Orme. On the return to La Verrière, visit an olive grove and experience an olive oil themed presentation and tasting. In the afternoon, oenological activity: Discovery of selected wines of the Rhone Valley. The day will conclude with a cooking class, the fruits of which will be enjoyed for dinner in the company of the chef.

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Wednesday / Discovery of the Dentelles and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

After breakfast, you will head off with the guide for a half day of biking through the Massif des Dentelles and discover the Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. Presentation and tasting in a renowned estate. Lunch at the Dolium restaurant in Beaumes-de-Venise. Back to the Domaine de la Verrière by bike or by vehicle. Afternoon: Discover organic, natural and biodynamic wines. In the evening, gastronomic dinner at La Verrière.

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Thursday / Art and Culture in Avignon

After breakfast, depart for a morning visit to the historical town of Avignon with a private guide. Farewell lunch with the Ride & More team at the restaurant Le Prieuré – 1 * Michelin. Transfer to Avignon train station. Au revoir !

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Price from :
4895,00€ / Pers.

Date of stay one : 30 Apr. to 4 May 2017
Date of stay two : 11 to 15 Sept. 2017

Informations & reservations :
+33 490 10 06 30