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Provence and Camargue

4-day bike trip in the heart of Camargue

This 4 days tour will have you biking inside the Camargue and its wild beauty. You will discover its animals, its salt marshes but also its wonderful coast.

Reference P0403
  • Loop trip
  • 4 days
  • Easy
  • April to November
  • Minimum age 10 years old
349€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Day 1

     
     

    Arles-Saintes Maries de la Mer

    Bike
    40km
    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 2

     
     

    Bird park loop

    Bike
    18km
    The smallest loop will leads you towards the Camargue. You will discover "les Mas" (typical houses) but also "les manades" (you can do horseriding in les manades). You can finish your day at the ornithological parc called le Pont du Gau. It is a must see. You can discover a lot of gorgeous pink flamingos and other species of birds inside this parc.
     

    Vaccares pond loop

    Bike
    64km
    If you cycle the biggest loop, you will discover Vaccares pond, a place full of animals and nature. You will cycle all around the pond and also cycle along the seashore.

    Day 3

     
     

    Saintes Maries de la Mer- Aigues Mortes

    Bike
    35km
    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 4

     
     

    Aigues Mortes-Arles

    Bike
    55km
    You leave the small city of Aigues Mortes and its salt marshes and cycle on the ViaRhôna. You ride along the "Petit Rhône" and proceed into Camargue. One last time, you can observe the wild animals of the area. The natural landscapes will disappear little by little as you reach the beautiful city of Arles. it is time to say goodbye to the region... unless you decide to 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
  • 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).



    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 peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary (A4 format) that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider.

    Example of a map


  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Lyon, Avignon, Montpellier or Marseille + regional train.

    • By train: trains from Paris Gare de Lyon station (direct or with 1 channge) The duration of the trip is around 3h55.
      You can take a regional train from Lyon. The duration of the trip is about 2h30.From Marseille, you can take a regional train, durantion : 49mn. To plan
      your trip, https://www.oui.sncf/.


    Parking

    If you drive to Arles, you can park your car at the free parking at Arles station (avenue Paulin Talebot). All details will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:


    You pick up your bikes in the morning between around 10 am. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.



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