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Provence and Camargue

7 days cycling from Camargue to Avignon

Discover the wild nature of Camargue area. Enjoy the cultural heritage of Avignon, Nîmes and Arles.

Reference P0704
  • Itinerant trip
  • 7 days
  • Easy
  • April to November
  • Minimum age 10 years old
759€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Discover the beauty of Camargue from Arles to Avignon and its lively streets, passing through "Pont du Gard".

    Cycle between cities full of cultural heritage and wild nature in Camargue.
    Ride along vineyards and reach Nîmes, a Roman city full of surprises. This route will lead you to Remoulins, a pretty village close to "Pont du Gard", the famous Roman bridge. You can enjoy a canoe ride on the Gard to discover the bridge, an unforgettable experience! The tour ends in Avignon, listed in the UNESCO world heritage.

    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 loop

    Bike
    33km
    You can choose between two loops. The first loop will show you some bulls and horses inside the wild Camargue. The second loop,which is largest, will lead you inside the Camargue until you reach Vaccares pond. Enjoy the wild life of this area.
     

    Bike
    44km
    The longest loop will leads you towards Vaccarès pond. You will observe a lot of different birds and animals there.

    Day 3

     
     

    Arles-Nimes

    Bike
    50km
    This morning, you leave Arles and cycle on the small roads of Camargue until you reach the village of Saint Gilles and its olive grove. Ride through the vineyards and have a break to taste the famous wine of " Costières de Nimes". You will cross some small villages typical from this area but also some vineyards. At the end of the day, you arrive in Nimes, a beautiful city full of promises.

    Day 4

     
     

    Nîmes-Remoulins

    Bike
    30km
    Let’s go to the "Pont du Gard" today! Take your bike and go out of the ancient city of Nîmes. You will pass through traditionals villages and cycle into the nature to reach the pretty village of Remoulins. Remoulins is the entrance of the "Pont du Gard" visit.

    Day 5

     
     

    Remoulins

    Take a walk into the small willage of Remoulins located very close to the famous "Pont du Gard". At your own pace, discover the most visited ancient monument of France, which aimed to deliver water from Uzès to Nîmes. You can ride to the bridge on your bike and coming down the river in canoes, a wonderful experience!
    You also can discover the brdige only by bike or visit the surroundings and beautiful villages such as Uzès.
       

    Bike and canoe from Remoulins to Pont du Gard 3h

    Enjoy a bike + canoe tour from Remoulins to le Pont du Gard. Cycle to our departure point and enjoy a canoe ride under the Pont du Gard! A not to be missed activity!
    27,00 € / adult

    Day 6

     
     

    Remoulins-Avignon

    Bike
    38km
    Take the cyclable path and enjoy the green nature along the Rhone river. The ViaRhôna will lead you to Avignon, a city full of cultural treasures and beeing famous for its "Pont d’Avignon" and for its "Palais des Papes". Do not miss the visit!

    Day 7

     
     

    Departure from Avignon

    Enjoy a last walk in the streets of Avignon and visit the Palais des Papes before your departure or you can 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).



    Luggage

    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.


    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:

    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.
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