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Provence Itinerary

Day 5

A Day Cycling Through Vineyards.

The Alpilles, Provence, ©2009 Roberto Peixoto

Tonight we're returning to Monteux, so you get a day off packing! And today we explore some fabulous wines from some of the best appellations in Provence.
There's some more climbing today, but less than yesterday, and the scenery is beautiful. On our little loop today we'll cycle through the appellations of Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, after Chateauneuf du Pape probably the best appellations in the Cotes du Rhone region. 
We'll visit the Domaine de Durban (AOP Bwaumes de Venise) and Caveau Gabriel Meffre (AOP Gigondas). Today is a beautiful ride, nice and leisurely, very pretty scenery, and we'll learn a lot about some very good wines.
Distance: 26 miles / 41 Km
Click this link for Day 5 route map on mapometer.

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