• I plan on booking my train ticket as soon as the tickets become available. The Avignon service normally goes on sale months before other Eurostar tickets. The bag option is cool, as you can normally leave the bag with a hotel.

    The TER (regional train) from Valence to Avignon is frequent and is listed as having facilities to carry bikes, so you could leave the bag in Avignon, and then get the TER with a built bike.

    Riding from Bourg d'Oisans to Avignon in a day isn't something I would contemplate, even if it is all downhill.