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8-Day Provence Bike Tour & Canoe

8-Day Provence Bike Tour & Canoe

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,753 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4168
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,753 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Provence
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4168
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 3 dinnersInclusionInclusion 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

Explore the charming region of Provence through biking and canoeing! Truly a fun and unique experience, this bike and canoe tour will take you the most beautiful parts of the region. Visit the ancient Pont du Gard then canoe down to the Gardon River until you reach village of Collias. Explore the picturesque Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Isle-sur-Sorgue and Bedoin.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Provence
Today is arrival day and meeting day, which also gives the opportunity to explore the Center of Avignon. An English speaking team-member will welcome you at the hotel in the early evening (or following morning) for orientation and bike delivery. We recommend arriving early in the afternoon so you can visit Avignon in a unique way with our cultural treasure hunt in the historical center! Avignon is a culturally and historically rich city with much to see and much to learn.

Our Treasure Hunt will introduce you to the most important sites and give you a fun way to pass a couple hours after arrival. We strongly encourage a little time in Avignon, and history buffs could arrive a day early and pass an extra night exploring Avignon!

Dinner on your own in a local restaurant tonight; we provide suggestions.

Day 2, Bike ride to Uzes
First active day is by bike, a route that moves 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. You will cycle on to Uzes, a beautiful Provencal village with plane tree lined streets.

Night in Uzes. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Adventurers: an option to do Via Ferrata is possible today! Via Ferrata is like rock climbing with the help of steps and security line on fixed cables. To add this option, you must book at least 1 month in advance, the supplement is 115 euros/person - guided activity with local professional.

Day 3, Canoe ride down the Gardon River (24 mi or 38 km)
38 km (24 mi) cycling, 8 km (5 MI) paddling, about 1 hour and 30 minutes of canoe - An exciting combination of cycling and paddling today. You will hop on a canoe and paddle down the Gardon River through the famous Gorges du Gardon. You will start the day with a short and flat warm-up bike ride from your hotel to the village of Collias to start your canoe trip through a calm stretch of the Gardon River.

Your bikes are transferred to meet you at the pull out spot at the Pont du Gard. You then cycle from there to the beautiful village of Saint-Remy-de-Provence where you will spend the night.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Hike Around St Remy de Provence (12 mi or 19 km)
Put your hiking shoes on and get on the GR 6 trail that will lead you to the nearby hills above St Remy known as the Alpilles. This hike will take you along to the Citadel of Les Baux de Provence. After your visit of the village we suggest you walk to the Val d'Enfer and its rock formations, then make your way back to Saint Remy. Back to the same hotel with dinner and breakfast included. Hiking with hills at Les Baux.

This hike isn't available in July due to fire risks and will be replaced by a biking loop around St Rémy (42km). Outside this period, the forestry service still has the right to close the trails as needed due to the reason above.

Day 5, Cycle to Fontaine de Vaucluse (30 mi or 49 km)
After breakfast, you cycle on to Fontaine de Vaucluse where you spend the night. On the way to Fontaine de Vaucluse, you have the possibility to cycle on to Isle sur la Sorgue, which is a short 10 km trip from Fontaine. Isle sur la Sorgue is a charming town located on the river Sorgue, that is very worth visiting! Night in a charming hotel with dinner out on your own. Breakfast included.

OPTION: Cooking Class. If you book the cooking class for today, it starts at 9:30 am. The class starts with a garden visit and then cooking all morning which finishes at lunch to enjoy your work. After the class we transfer you to Fontaine de Vaucluse. The supplement is 150 Euros per person (for 2-3 people) , 135 euros per person (for 4-5 people).

Day 6, Mountain bike in Provence (21 mi or 34 km)
For your day, we have planned for you to do a nice 'balade' on mountain bikes. You will ride a short distance on paved roads to meet the trail and after you will have a nice quiet trail to follow that makes a loop and brings you back to the road. The trail is a mix of wide trail and sand/gravel to sections of single track. None of it is technical or requires advance mountain bike skill. Approximately 30 km cycling and 3 hours.

Return to the same hotel in Fontaine de Vaucluse, dinner on your own.Breakfast included

Day 7, To Bedoin
Today, ride to Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux. You will ride on typical narrow little country side road from Provence and Luberon. Enjoy nice panoramic views and roads in the middle of limestone cliffs. Approaching Mont Ventoux, you will ride in the vineyards of Provence. Very charming 3 star hotel with swimming pool.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 8, Departure Day
We will transfer you back to Avignon rail station at 9:30 am where you can get a train to Paris or other destination. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Mountain bike rental included for 1 day
  • 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.

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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