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Cycling Provence and Camargue from Avignon to Nimes

Enjoy the sweet fragrance of Provence and be amazed by the wild nature of Camargue. A cycling trip full of nature and culture!

The prices are availalble for a 2 person bedroon. If you travel alone, please make note that an extra charge will be added for the luggage transport (+ the single traveler extra charge).

Reviews (10) :
4.50 / 5
Reference P0803
  • Itinerant trip
  • 8 days
  • Moderate
  • From April to November
  • Minimum age 14 years old
GPSGPS-app available
1109€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • You start your Provençal tour in the beautiful city of Avignon famous for its bridge, the Palais des Papes and its festival. You cycle through a luxuriant vegetation to discover some pitturesque villages such as St-Remy-de-Provence or les-Baux. Those typical villages will seduce you with their gentle lifestyle.

    Follow your journey towards Arles, a roman city famous for its arena. You will then reach the "Camargue" region, where you can observe different animals such as bulls, pink flamingos and white horses. Discover Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a beautiful seaside village but also Aigues-Mortes, a fortified town famous for its violet salt marshes.

    You will finish your cycling tour in Nîmes, an unmissable city full of Roman monuments and traditions. You can enjoy a walk in its colorful streets and visit the antical theater.
    A complete cycling tour between nature and culture!

    Day 1



    Your bike trip begins in the heart of Provence. Discover Avignon, a city with exceptional architectural and artistic heritage. The walled city has a town center enclosed with ramparts. You might want to take a river cruise on the Rhone River or meaner the winding streets and cross the historic Saint Benezel Bridge. The city is filled with historical churches as well as modern day cafes.

    Day 2


    Avignon- Saint Rémy de Provence

    You leave the "Cité des Papes" and cycle in the countryside. Pass through the village of Cavaillon, famous for its watermelon. The next part of the route will lead you to Saint Remy de Provence, a very typical provencal village. Have a nice walk into its small streets and enjoy the taste of Provence!

    Day 3


    Saint Rémy de Provence-Arles

    You leave St Remy de Provence, a pitturesque village and ride along the Alpilles mountains to reach another typical village called "Les Baux de Provence". You cycle with a magnificent view over the moutains. This is the hardest part of the trip, we advise you to rent an electric bike if you are not used to cycle some hills. The next part of the route leads you towards Arles: enjoy the perfume of the olive trees along the way.

    Day 4


    Arles-Saintes Maries de la Mer

    Stroll into the streets of Arles and visit its arena and amphitheater. Leave the city using a cycle path to proceed into Camargue where you will enjoy a dry and wild nature. Meet white wild horses and bulls in the countryside!
    You finish the day in "Les Saintes Maries de la Mer", a beautiful and typical village from the region. Have a walk in the marina and enjoy the beautiful lights of the sunset.

    Day 5


    Bird park loop

    The smallest loop will lead you deep inside the Camargue region. Discover "Mas" (typical regional houses) but also "manades" (where you can practise horseriding). Finish your day at the ornithological parc called le Pont du Gau. It is a must see for birds lover! You can discover a lot of gorgeous pink flamingos and many other species of birds for an marvellous experience!

    Vaccares pond loop

    By choosing the long option, you will discover Vaccarès pond, a perfect place to experience the regional fauna and flora. First cycle along the seashore and enjoy the view before riding all around the pond.

    If you want to relax in Saintes-Maries, you can either try horseriding or boating.

    Day 6


    Saintes Maries de la Mer- Aigues Mortes

    You follow the road along the vineyards and reach today Aigues Mortes, a fortified town. You can enjoy a walk inside the city and visit its salt marshes. Do not miss the visit by small train to discover the process of collecting salt. You will enjoy the purple waters full of salt but also the beautiful view over Aigues Mortes ramparts. You have to opportunity to continue riding to the sea by reaching Le-Grau-du-Roi at the end of your step.

    Day 7


    Aigues Mortes - Nimes

    Today, you leave Aigues Mortes and cycle towards Nîmes. Ride through the village of Gallician and continue cycling along the "Costières de Nîmes", where you can enjoy a wine tasting. Pass through typical villages before reaching Nîmes. Be sure to have a walk inside the city to discover its famous arena and roman ruins!

    Day 8


    Departure from Nîmes

    Enjoy your last walk in the beautiful streets of Nimes before taking your train or extend your stay!
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You'll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.

    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You'll get a good night's sleep when you stay in these 3-Star hotels of Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category C

    You’ll enjoy a higher level of service in these 4-5 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 or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, 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.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    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 for Avignon, Marseille Provence or Nîmes

    • By train: direct TGV trains from Paris (Gare de Lyon station), Lyon or Marseille to Avignon. The duration of the trip is about 2h40 from Paris, 1h10 from Lyon and 35mn from Marseille. To
      plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending
    on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.
  • Reviews
  • 10 bike travelers reviews 4.50 / 5

    Really fun and beautiful trip

    On the 2024-06-03 by Jon
    Destinations were well chosen; hotels (3 star) were really nice. The scenery the first couple of days was beautifully Provencal, and the towns small and pleasant. In the Camargue the flamingos were the main attraction, at least for us. Aigues Mortes, while touristy, is a scenic town surrounded by imposing medieval walls. We arranged to stop there instead of going to Nimes; the company graciously picked up our bikes in Aigues Mortes. Though most of the roads were rural and uncrowded, a few were quite busy (my reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5).


    On the 2024-04-26 by Thomas
    Super Veloferien, aber schlechtes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis


    On the 2023-09-23 by PIERRE
    Très belle expérience. Produit/communication bien rodés sur tous les points. Excellent choix d'hébergement. La nuit supplémentaire à Saintes-Maries permet de s'imprégner un peu plus de la Camargue. Entreprise fortement recommandée.

    Provence/Camargue cycle tour

    On the 2023-09-18 by Tim
    The trip was well organised and went completely to plan. There was a large variety of beautiful countryside and interesting sights. Most of the route was cycle tracks and quiet roads. The app was easy to use and accurate. We chose the economy level of accommodation and every hotel was clean and comfortable. Very satisfied with the trip.


    On the 2022-09-12 by Nadia
    Une nouvelle très belle expérience avec le Vélo Voyageur. Magnifique parcours qui fait découvrir de très beaux paysages loin des sentiers battus, excellente organisation comme toujours, hôtels choisis avec soin en fonction de nos critères. Une application GPS de guidage très simple d'utilisation, très précise, avec de bons conseils de restaurants.

    Bon Voyage

    On the 2022-06-01 by Malcolm
    Used French based company for the first time for a cycling holiday. Proved straightforward and any queries were dealt with pleasantly and professionally. Route maps and hotels were good and the distances were just right for us. Wayside hotels,restaurants and shops were good. We found the bikes too heavy and needed some tweaking which fortunately , we were able to do ourselves.

    Super voyage

    On the 2021-09-24 by Thomas et Eve
    Un voyage dépaysant, MERCI. Nous testons pour la deuxieme fois le vélo voyageur, et sommes toujours ravis de l'expérience. Dépaysement total, retour aux vacances "nature" avec découverte d'un patrimoine françias qu'on a tendance à oublier... et qui est extraordinaire. Les itinéraires sont très bien pensés, avec des options pour les plus grandes ballades ( avec possibilité de faire un circuit plus court) Nous vous conseillons de tenter l'option grand circuit en camargues, qui nous a permis de nous déconnecter totalement et nous ressourcer : taureaux, chevaux, et flamands roses étaient nos compagnons le long de ce voyage. Vélos électriques de très bonne qualité. Assistance et guide par le GPS avec commentaires sur les villages et activités à faire, informations touristiques très utiles et ludiques. Nous avons eu le luxe de dormir dans des hôtels très confortables avec piscine et spa pour la plupart. Nous avons hâte de repartir!

    Superbe seconde expérience

    On the 2020-09-08 by THIERRY
    Pour la seconde fois, nous avons fait appel aux services du Vélo Voyageur. Initialement prévu en avril, notre voyage a été reporté en raison de la crise du Covid 19. Nous avons obtenu un code promo et il a été très simple de récupérer l'acompte versé. Nous avons convaincu un couple d'amis de nous accompagner. Le tour d'Avignon à Nîmes en passant par la Camargue est vraiment à conseiller ! Le parcours est varié et les étapes sont soigneusement sélectionnées pour profiter de la nature, des plus belles villes dans des hôtels très chaleureux et tous climatisés. Au départ de Sainte Marie de la mer, ne pas hésiter à faire le grand tour et si nécessaire rebrousser chemin. Le tour de 18 km n'a que peu d'intérêt. Parcours très accessible ! Superbe seconde expérience et certainement pas la dernière.

    parcours avignon- nîmes

    On the 2019-09-17 by priscillia
    Très beau parcours en vélo à travers lequel nous avons pu découvrir la Camargue, les baux de Provence avec son magnifique paysage et pleins d'autres endroit très beau à voir. Nous avons passé de très belles vacances. P.S : nous recommandons le vélo électrique notamment pour les baux de Provence e si vus avez le vent à contre sens :)

    breathtaking landscape

    On the 2019-08-12 by Sergio Togni
    very good organisation, level of the accommodations excellent, overall better than comparison companies. most of the tour was in normal roads, better to balance adding more travel on bike paths contacts of the office in weekend hours not very well communicated Forgot about the booked pick up Nimes-Avignon at the end of the tour, causing quite a significant discomfort
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