What to expect
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.
At a glance
- 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
Day 1 (Sat):
Arrive at Arles
Experience Arles, the ancient capital of Gaul and home to stunning Roman ruins.
Day 2 (Sun):
Arles - Aigues Mortes
40 miles (65 km)
Enter the Camargue, passing white horses, fields of black bulls and shimmering salt lakes where pink flamingos often feed. Take a break in the seaside resort of St Maries de la Mer before continuing towards the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes.
Day 3 (Mon):
Aigues Mortes - Nimes
25 miles (40 km)
Cycle along quiet streets to the cultural city of Nimes, famous for its Roman architecture and age old bull fighting tradition.
There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.
Day 4 (Tue):
Nimes - Uzes
28 miles (45km)
Pedal to Pont du Gard, the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe and cool off with a swim in the River Gard before continuing to St Hilaire or the old cloth city of Uzes.
Day 5 (Wed):
Uzes - Avignon
31 miles (50 km)
Ride through gentle hills to the capital of Provence, arriving in the beautiful riverside city of Avignon, stopping at the ancient village of Villeneuve Les Avignon.
Day 6 (Thu):
Avignon - Chateauneuf du Pape - Avignon
28 miles (45 km)
Tour along quiet roads, surrounded by vineyards towards Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cross the River Rhone through Roquemaure and cycle alongside the banks of the Rhone.
Day 7 (Fri):
Avignon - Arles
38 miles (60 km)
Return to Arles, stopping off at the typical Provencal villages of Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence, made famous by the artist Van Gogh.
Day 8 (Sat):
Depart from Arles
Enjoy a final breakfast in Arles before checking out.
Mainly 3 & 4* hotels & some 2*
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.
- Mainly 3* and 4* hotels and some 2* hotels
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
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- 7 nights accommodation in mainly 3 and 4 star hotels and some 2 star
- 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
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- 3rd adult sharing with 2 full paying guests - (triple room price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder 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 with 27 gears
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This holiday would be good if you are an enthusiastic cyclist, we found there was too much cycling if you want to spend time to see the sites.Angela Mooney, July 2015