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Provence and Camargue

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!

Reference P0803
  • Itinerant trip
  • 8 days
  • Moderate
  • From April to November
  • Minimum age 14 years old
889€ / 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

     
     

    Avignon

    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 ight 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

    Bike
    56km
    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

    Altitude
    ±160m
    Bike
    34km
    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

    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 5

     
     

    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 6

     
     

    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 7

     
     

    Aigues Mortes - Nimes

    Bike
    46km
    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).



    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 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.
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