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5-Day Provence & Around Avignon Cycling Tour

5-Day Provence & Around Avignon Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,368 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    40 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4161
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,368 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    40 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4161
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealMeal Daily breakfastInclusionInclusion 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

Experience the very best of Provence during this exhilarating, 5-day cycling tour. Provence is one of the most popular regions of France offering diverse landscape and interesting landmarks. Your cycling holiday will start in Avignon, a historic town know for the Pope's Palace, then explore Pont du Gard, an ancient aqueduct spanning the Gardon River. You also have an opportunity to visit Châteauneuf du Pape and Saint Rémy de Provence.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Avignon
Upon arrival in Avignon, you can take a taxi to arrive at your charming hotel in the center of Avignon just near to the Palais des Papes in central Avignon. After checkin, you are free to explore the rest of the day in this charming town. We leave the treasure hunt program for you to do on your own this afternoon and then we will correct it at orientation the next day. Dinner on your own. In three riding days, you can choose from several itineraries, the following itineraries are examples. We can also suggest some longer, more challenging rides for those interested. This format allows for people of all abilities to come along, including non-riding participants. We can suggest visits by car and arrange spa treatments among many possible ways to spend an exciting day in the Avignon area!

Day 2, Pont du Gard & Gardon River (21 mi or 34 km)
We will come to meet you and do an orientation to get you well started on your activities. Then, we will drive you (and your group) to Collias where you can start a canoe trip. We will transfer you with your bikes so after the canoe trip you can return back to the hotel by bike. This is your day to see the Pont du Gard, the 2000+ year old Roman aqueduct spanning the Gardon River on which you will canoe! The Pont du Gard is a marvel of history and a nice ride by bicycle through fragrant Provence. Canoe trip is about 2 hours. 

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Cycle to Chateauneuf du Pape (41 mi or 66 km)
Today is a loop to Chateauneuf du Pape. This charming wine village just to the north of Avignon is a perfect first ride. It is flat and picturesque with vines surrounding the old town of Chateauneuf. You have all day and mostly flat terrain to cover and a lunch in Chateauneuf with the local product is highly recommended before visiting and return to Avignon. Since you stay at the same hotel, you can decide to go for another ride today instead of going today to Chateauneuf du Pape. Our local guide will explain you when it is the best to do which ride every day.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Visit St Remy or Tarascon (Option 1: 30 mi or 49 km, Option 2: 47 mi or 76 km, Option 3: 59 mi or 95 km)
Today, you will have the possibility to choose between 3 itineraries from the shortest to the longest one according to the time you want to spend on the bike:

  • The short option (1) take you to Barbentane and the impressive Abbaye of St Michel de Frigolet.
  • With the medium option (2) you go deeper in the south of Avignon and the charming village of Tarascon, still including the Abbaye of St Michel de Frigolet and Barbentan. On the long option
  • (3) You will add the well-known town of St Remy de Provence to your ride of today.

Suggestions for non-riders: as you are so close to sites in central Avignon, there are numerous activities: Palais des Papes (Popes Palace), Avignon Bridge, walking the old streets of Avignon and visiting museums, or especially the arts. In July, the Festival of Avignon is a huge performing arts program at multiple venues.

Day trips by minivan are easily arranged by us as well to lavender sites, olive presses, and villages of the Luberon and beyond.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure
Departure after breakfast, at your leisure. Extra nights are possible, please contact us for a quote. Breakfast included. 

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Canoe trip to Pont du Gard
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • 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.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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