Provence and Languedoc bike tour

from 859 € / pers.

Reference : PR3
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Sustained
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: Sunday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Provence and Languedoc

Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Arles and Nîmes and discover the Middle Ages in the papal Avignon and the Crusader’s fortress Aigues-Mortes before you get to the young and dynamic metropolis Montpellier. And the variety of landscapes will astonish you. Start in the Rhone Valley and ride through the landscapes of Garrigues and the wild canyon of the Gardon. In the South of Nîmes starts the Camargue, immerse yourself in a world dominated by bull herds, white horses and pinks flamingoes and then reach the sunny golden beaches of the Mediterranean on your way to Montpellier, capital of Languedoc Roussillon region.

Day 1 : Arrival in Avignon / Villeneuve-lès-Avignon


Take time to visit Avignon and especially the famous and beautiful Pope’s Palace.

Day 2 : Avignon / Villeneuve-lès-Avignon - Uzès | 45 km


At 9:30am, welcome meeting with local partner. Pick up of your bike and all the necessary documents. Then you will leave Avignon and cycle towards Tavel, through rolling countryside. In Tavel, not to be missed is a wine tasting. Then you continue to Uzès, one of the most beautiful villages in the area. Visit its splendid cathedral and stroll in its picturesque alleys.

Day 3 : Uzès - Nîmes | 30 km


Today’s ride leads you along breathtaking landscapes to the Gard River and on to the Pont du Gare, the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges ever built and one of the best preserved, too. From here you ride on to Nimes, which has a very rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire. Take the time to discover the Amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée, and the new roman museum ‘musée de la Romanité’, the Gardens of the Fountain and many other sights.

Day 4 : Nîmes – Arles | 45 km


Today’s ride from Nimes to Arles is like a trip back to Roman times, as you are cycling from one former Roman colony to another. The stage leads you through vineyards and orchards to the Rhone River and on to Arles, which is not less worth visiting than Nimes. Cultural highlights like the Gallo-Roman theatre, the Arena and the Church of St. Trophime are waiting for you.

Day 5 : Arles – Aigues-Mortes | 50 km


Some more pedal strokes and the landscape around you is totally changing when you are riding out of Arles southwards. Welcome in the Camargue, the marsh land between the two arms of the Rhone River. Passing by white horses and black bulls you come to the Rhone – Sète – Canal which take you to Aigues-Mortes with its impressive medieval city walls.

Day 6 : Aigues-Mortes – Montpellier | 40 km


You discover the coast, the sandy beaches and the Rhône-Sète Canal meandering through the lakes. Stop for a drink in the busy little fishing port of Le Grau du Roi before arriving in the seaside resort of La Grande Motte and its architecture, which was certainly futuristic when built in the 1960s. Later in the day you come back to Montpellier.

Day 7 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: PR3 STD
Low season
  • from March 15th to April 12th
    from September 27th to November 1st
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
859 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 19th to June 21st
    from September 6th to 20th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
980 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 28th to August 30th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 020 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in 2, 3 and 4-stars-hotels (some with swimming pools)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet and its repatriation
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer fromMontpellier to Avignon and personal bike repatriation

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 80 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 235 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PR3 STD
Half board supplement
(including 6 dinners - excluding drinks)
+ 260 € / pers.
Extra night in Avignon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Extra night in Montpellier
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*

Extras

• Supplement for departure other than Sunday

Only from 1 to 3 people

+ 120 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

FLYING CAT e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> Departure day
> Your arrival in Avignon
> Return

Your journey

Mainly flat, but day 2 and 3 are also sporty.

Departure day

Departure on Sunday.

From 1 to 3 people: departure possible other than Sunday considering a supplement of €120/ pers.

From 4 people and more, departure at your convenience without supplement.

Your arrival in Avignon

> By car:
From A7 highway > exit n°23 Avignon.

> By train:
Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

For more information, do not hesitate to visit: www.sncf.com/en

> By plane:

  • From Roissy CDG airport:

– Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

www.parisaeroport.fr/en
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Orly airport:

– Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus): from Orly Sud >> Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 6 + line 14 >> Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php.

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Orly Ouest >> Paris – stop  ‘Chatelet les Halles’ >> RER D – stop Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:

– Taxi transfer OR U Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 >> Gare de Lyon train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by TGV train) >>  Avignon centre train station (by train).

www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

  • From Montpellier airport:

– Taxi transfer OR Bus shuttle line 120 >> stop ‘Place de l’Europe’ >> Tram line 1 >> Montpellier St Roch train station >> Avignon centre train station (by train).

https://montpellier-airport.com
www.tam-voyages.com

  • From Marseille airport:

– Taxi transfer OR Bus shuttle line 6 >> Marseille Saint Charles train station >> Avignon centre train station (by train).

www.marseille.aeroport.fr/parkings-et-acces/acces/bus/marseille-centre

  • From Avignon airport:

– Taxi transfer OR Bus line 30 >> stop ‘Gare centre’

www.avignon.aeroport.fr/en
www.tcra.fr

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

– This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!

– A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en

Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)

(Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)

– Montpellier train station >> Avignon train station (by train).

> If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!

A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en

Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)

(Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)

– Montpellier train station >> Paris Gare de Lyon train station (by TGV train).

– Montpellier train station >> Paris Gare de Lyon train station (by TGV train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 (by RER).

> Nearby Airport:

–  Montpellier airport : https://montpellier-airport.com/