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6-Day Provence Classic - Avignon to Arles Cycling Tour

6-Day Provence Classic - Avignon to Arles Cycling Tour

6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$1,824 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    180 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    FTPRO5CL
6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$1,824 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    180 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    FTPRO5CL
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 dinnerInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

This Provence bike tour is a shorter version of our seven-night tour, this itinerary starts in Villeneuve-les-Avignon and visits the culturally rich countryside as far as Arles and back to Avignon - "Cite des Papes" ("City of the Popes").

Traveling on small roads away from traffic, it incorporates some of the most beautiful countryside in France. In Avignon and Arles you will find small streets and a maze of shops in the old town. In the summer, numerous festivals take place throughout the region. This tour has a number of wonderful attractions rooted in Roman origins and Provencal culture, up through the Papal dominance in the Middle Ages. The area is easily accessible by train from throughout France, and as well by air.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Avignon
Today is arrival day and meeting day, which also gives the opportunity to explore Avignon, and the historical center including the Popes Palace. An English speaking team-member will welcome you at the hotel for orientation and bike delivery in the early evening. Dinner out on your own, we include several recommendations.

Day 2, Pont du Gard and Uzes (32 MI or 52 KM)
The route will move out of Villeneuve-les-Avignon through the Gard forests and vineyards and to visit the famous roman aqueduct Pont du Gard which dominates the river at over 165 feet high. Swimming is possible in the river, as well as at the hotel that night. You will cycle on to Uzes, a beautiful Provencal village with plane tree lined streets. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, CyCle to Arles via Tarascon (37 KM or 60 KM)
Travel to the town of Arles, passing through mostly flat countryside except in the gorges around the Gardon River. You first ride to Collias at the confluence of the Gardon and Alson rivers. From there to Ledenon, famous for wine production, and then Meynes and its old fortified village. In Tarascon you can visit the Chateau and Souleiado Museum before going on to Arles. In Arles there is the extraordinarily well-preserved Roman arena, antique theater, and many museums, among which is one devoted to Vincent van Gogh. The ride is mostly flat but starts out rolling. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Leave Arles for St Remy de Provence (18 MI or 29 KM)
You may want to spend some time in the morning visiting Arles and the many sites to see in this old Roman town. Your ride goes to St Remy de Provence. The ride is not too long today, so in function of weather you can leave as wish. You will pass the Abbey of Montmajour and up to Baux de Provence. Take some time to visit the site of Les Baux, walk the old stone streets, and imagine what it must have been like 2000 years ago. After you will descend to St Remy where you can visit the town and see where Van Gogh made over 150 paintings. Ride with hills at Les Baux. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5, Ride to Avignon (26 MI or 42 KM)
On to Avignon via Graveson and Barbentane where you can have lunch and visit the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet from the 10th century. Arriving in the afternoon, this 42 km ride leaves time to visit some of the many sites in Avignon.

Day 6, Leave Avignon & Provence
Today is departure day. You can take your time with breakfast and then transfer back to the rail station or other on your own. Additional nights can be arranged. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

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