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4 days along the Mediterranean cycle route from Arles to Sète

Bike tour along the Mediterranean cycle route from Arles to Sète via the Camargue and Montpellier.

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Reference MED0402
  • Itinerant trip
  • 4 days
  • Easy
  • from March to October
  • Minimum age 12 years old
GPSGPS-app available
459€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • From Arles to Sète, the Mediterranean cycle route has you discover in 4 days the Camargue and the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the ride on beautiful cycle paths along the sea and ponds and on small country roads through the Camargue, where you can observe pink flamingos, wild horses and bulls.
    You start the itinerary in Arles, which inspired the paintings of Van Gogh and renowned for its Roman ruins. Continue cycling through the countryside before reaching Aigues-Mortes and its historic ramparts. The cycle route continues on the Mediterranean cycle route, along the ponds to reach the Camargue region. You will then pedal along the seafront enjoying the gentle spray of the Mediterranean Sea before arriving in Montpellier. Continue along the shore to end your beautiful short-trip with a seafood dish on the fishing port of Sète.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Arles

    Arrival in the city of Van Gogh. Enjoy a stroll into the streets to discover its Roman heritage and relax in your accomodation.

    Day 2


    Arles - Aigues Mortes

    Leave Arles and its beautiful Roman amphitheater to gradually enter the Camargue region and observe the wild horses and pink flamingos. On a beautiful cycle path, you reach the majestic Aigues-Mortes and enjoy an unparalleled view of its 13th century ramparts. Enjoy a nice stroll through its medieval streets and don’t miss visiting the salt marshes of Aigues-Mortes.

    Guided tour of an aromatic plant farm 1h

    Discover how aromatic plants are grown organically: lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, verbena... Follow step by step explanations of soil preparation, cultivation and transformation of plants into essential oils.
    3,00 € / child
    3,00 € / teen
    6,00 € / adult

    Day 3


    Aigues-Mortes - Montpellier

    Leave the fortified town of Aigues-Mortes on a beautiful cycle path before arriving at Grau-du-Roi. You can also add a detour to Port Camargue, the largest marina in Europe and have relax at the superb Espiguette beach.

    You follow the Mediterranean shore and enjoy the beaches and dunes, before reaching the vibrant city of Montpellier.

    Day 4


    Montpellier - Sète

    Leave the beautiful Montpellier behind to set off on a very beautiful cycle path along the river Lez. Enjoy the views on the ponds, the pink flamingos, the horses... This bike pathsthen leads you directly to the marina of Palavas les Flots.

    Your cycle route continues along the sea shore to Villeneuve-les-Maguelone. Miles of beach, ponds and to top it off, a magnificent cathedral. Saint Pierre and Saint Paul de Maguelone cathedral rises like a stone vessel resting on the sands and ponds with a view of the vineyards!

    Enjoy a nice plate of seafood on the seafront at Frontignan and continue to Sète, with its lively fishing port.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You are accommodated in ** / *** hotels with all the necessary comfort after a day spent outdoor. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep staying in these 3-Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and the friendliness of the staff. Some pieces of accomodation have a swimming-pool. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category C

    You’ll enjoy a higher level of service in these 3-4 Star properties. Properties are selected for their high standards and impeccable service. This category is for guests looking for a higher-end vacation. Of course, breakfast is included daily.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:
    • a touring bike adjusted to your size
    • equipped : front rack pack, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Avignon, Marseille Provence or Nîmes (+regional train)
    • By train: The train station of Arles is well connected to the railway network and you can easily access the station from many cities in France and Europe. For instance from Paris: duration 3h55; from Lyon: duration 2h30; from Marseille: duration 49 min. To plan your trip: https://www.thetrainline.com/?redirected=true


    If you drive to Arles, you can park your car for free in the car park P6 at Arles train station.

    The location and contact details of the car parks will be given in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is a cycling day. We recommend you to arrive maximum in the late morning to enjoy your day fully without rushing. The renting bikes will be available from 9:30am. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point (if you choose the option)will be given in your travel documents.

    If you have taken the luggage transfer option, you must deposit your luggage before 10 am.

    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot. There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

  • Reviews
  • 1 bike travelers reviews 3.00 / 5

    La Camargue : bien, mais…

    On the 2023-07-15 by Claire
    En arrivant tôt à Arles et en ajoutant une nuitée à Sète, le rythme des étapes est bien pensé pour visiter des monuments historiques, découvrir de nombreux paysages camarguais et terminer sur une baignade en mer. Pour les plus organisés, renseignez-vous sur les dates des courses landaises (Arles) et des joutes (Sète) pour programmer les dates de votre séjour. A Sète, les amateurs de Street Art apprécieront le MOCA (musée à ciel ouvert). Malgré quelques sentiers gravillonneux et des routes partagées en ville, la piste cyclable est de qualité et les automobilistes cordiaux et patients la plupart du temps. Les hôtels et hôteliers sont charmants. Nous revenons du séjour avec de belles photos souvenirs (et tout autant de piqûres de moustique). Avec le vent en face sur une grande partie de l’itinéraire, nous aurions aimé anticiper les vélos à assistance électrique ! Bien dommage qu’un problème de taille de vélo, pourtant signalé lors de la réception, la veille au matin, n’ait pu être résolu que près de 24h plus tard, retardant de plusieurs heures le départ par temps de canicule et ne nous permettant pas de pleinement profiter de notre deuxième étape…
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