Provence & Camargue

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: France

Why we love this tour

"Cycling through Provence is always a pleasure. This route takes you through the rolling hills, vineyards and wetlands in the Rhone delta. Aside from the natural beauty of the region, the Pont du Gard and Roman amphitheatre in Arles shouldn't be missed."

Cycle through the landscape of Van Gogh's paintings

Glowing landscapes rich in Roman heritage

Red salt marshes, sparkling blue salt lakes and pink flamingos

Fresh cuisine and world-class wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
190miles/305km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Standard
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
FR025
Fly to
Marseille
Good for
Solo
Return
Marseille

Take a tour of Provence’s glowing landscapes and ride through a region rich in Roman heritage towards the wild marshes of the Camargue. Expect gentle cycling at an easy pace but opt for an electric bike if you’d prefer some help on the uphills. The Roman ruins of Arles make an impressive start and finish point and visiting the riverside city of Avignon is a highlight towards the end of the tour.

Cycle past medieval fortresses and the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe, stopping off in typical villages made famous by Van Gough's paintings. Entering the wetlands and rice paddies of the Camargue, you’ll ride past red salt lagoons that teem with flamingos, see herds of white horses and see black bulls which fight in the ring at Nimes. After all that cycling, reward yourself with a bowl of bouillabaisse and a glass of world-class wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Accommodation

3 & 4* hotels

We use a pool of hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

3* and 4* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

Mainly 2 & 3* hotels

We use a pool of hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

2* and 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in a category of your choice

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transport

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Hotel taxes

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder, odometer, water bottle and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Hybrid bike

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

£73

E-bike

£166

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£16

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Marseille, Lyon, Nimes, Avignon or Montpellier, then take the train (SNCF) to Arles.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris and change for Arles.

How do I get back?

Take the train (SNCF) from Arles, then fly from Marseille, Lyon, Nimes, Avignon or Montpellier.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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