[Starting from Les Arcs train station, with the possibility of hiring electric bikes from Naturevasion]
Les Arcs- Callas
Follow the Vigne à Vélo cycle trail up to the Ste Roseline round-about, then cycle along the D54 road for c.15km before joining the Méditerranée à Vélo up to the village of Callas for a culinary stop, discovering the Moulin à huile Bérenguier, where you can put flavoured olive oils and tapenades (olive pastes) to the taste test. Then head on to the vinegar maker at Le Clos St Antoine who has set up in a former chapel, David presenting his startling range of vinegars here, plus his old-style mustards and tasty chutneys. Ride on to Bargemon, nicknamed the pearl of the Haut-Var, to explore the Ronde des Musées et des galeries d’art…. providing an unforgettable cultural discovery that will remain etched in your memory for its great diversity. Finally, you arrive in the village of Seillans.
Seillans (par Brovès en Seillans) – Fayence
Arrive in the Pays de Fayence area by crossing the vineyards and villages of the Dracénie area. Cycle along a winding, un-signposted little road, past olive groves, to come upon the picturesque village of Seillans, a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. You can sign up for a free tour of the village, and of the Max Ernst Museum. Wander along the lanes, feel the history here, and meet local artists and craftspeople. For a culinary halt, head to a local producer to sample their olive oils, wines and cheeses, a treat for your taste buds.
At Seillans, leave your bike(s) to head out to discover the Bories on a family hike, starting from Notre Dame de l’Ormeau Chapel (2hrs 30mins - 7km). Pick up your bike again to ride towards Fayence. Spend a night with an Accueil Vélo-accredited accommodation provider of your choice.