There are so many fun ways to experience a winery. Tasting the wine, is of course, top of the list. But how about a bit of easy bike riding through the vineyards as well?
Now, before the shock of “drinking and riding” hits you, let me know that the riding is on an electric bike (minimal effort) through the mainly dirt roads of the beautiful Mont-Ventoux valley with a wonderful guide and some, very light tastings of the best TerraVentoux wine.
Along with Gabriel Valverde, eco-tourism guide for the winery, I got to taste a bit of the region’s wine and fruits.
Gabriel makes an awesome guide and wonderful host. He makes sure to fill you up with wine as well as his knowledge on wine and the region.
We road through quaint little towns and beautiful countryside, the summer breeze so typical of the Rhone Valley keeping us refreshed along the way.
The fruits of Provence and the Rhone Valley are the sweetest I have ever tasted. And for an island girl, that is saying a lot.
I’ve done bike tours through vineyards before, and though in movies and theory they seems very idyllic and sweet, those rolling hills can be quite a work out (which is probably why the Tour du France takes place not too far away from the winery). I am convinced that electric biking is the way to go. Go with a guide or go solo, either way, it’s a pretty great experience and a fun way to spend a few hours of your day.
The views along the way, as well as the stops for wine tasting made this a beautiful way to experience the Ventoux.
Visit TerraBike to arrange your TerraVentoux bike tour. To see what else I did while in France, check out my hashtag #GGTinFrance on Instagram and Twitter. Also read my latest on Expedia Viewfinder: Where to eat and drink in the Rhone Valley.
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