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Bike Riding around the Lavender Fields in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor:

Early July is the peak of colour in the lavender fields that surround us.

Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery.

From Saint Saturnin Les Apt I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left onto the D34 which takes 12 kilometres to reach Lagarde d’Apt at just over 1000 metres altitude.

Riding Lavender Fields Provence

..Continue reading here for David’s explanation of his whole cycling route, a bike ride loop of 96km and elevation gain of 1730M – not for the faint of heart. However, you could drive the same route and enjoy the views of the lavender fields just as much.

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David Taylor

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It took just one holiday in the Luberon in 2003 for David and Karen Taylor to fall in love with Provence. This lead to owning a village house in Saint Saturnin les Apt - a holiday home. However, after just a few visits they took the radical step of leaving home and work in Surrey, England.

The plan was to take a year off to explore Provence and learn French. However, after just a few months a challenge of a different sort presented itself - property. It was a piece of land in a wonderful authentic Provencal village in the Luberon and they set about planning and building two houses and gites over a two year period.

Today David and Karen have a three bedroom villa with private pool, two gites and a chambre d'hôte room with a shared pool. Now (2015) they are approaching their 7th season with 50% repeat guests, for a season that starts at Easter and runs to mid-October.

Details on the different accommodation options can be found here.

When not carrying out work duties the couple continues to explore the endless beautiful Provencal villages and towns. Recording their visits in photographs and sampling great food & scenery.

Their blog began in 2006 as a way for friends and family to follow our adventures it is now a great resource for anyone interested in Provence.

Read stories from their blog here.

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