If, like me, you’re more of a sofa/TV/plaid person than a two-wheeler rider, you should know that the winter season and bike outings are not incompatible! There are, however, a few good practices to adopt, including prioritizing short outings at the best times of the day and being perfectly well equipped. After all, nothing can make a bike outing more detestable than the cold. So it’s vital to know how to dress properly by following a few simple rules: multiply your underlays, protect yourself from damp and choose good gloves. For the little ones, bring along an ear muff to avoid ear infections.
Once you’ve found the motivation, know that Avignon is the ideal destination for discovering Provence by bike: just an hour from the mythical Giant of Provence – Mont Ventoux and at the crossroads of two international cycle routes. The town also offers a number of cycling routes for discovering heritage and natural sites close to the town center. I’d like to share with you a “quiet” itinerary for a ride in the winter sunshine.