Provence and Camargue bike tour

from 930 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PR2
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Sustained
Round trip
From March to October 2019
Departure: Saturday
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Your bike tour in Provence and Camargue:

On this bike tour you discover Provence and the Camargue – a land of light, colors and scents. Many well-known painters have lived in Provence: Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne, etc …
The Mediterranean climate is so pleasant that people live outside … and use to play “Pétanque” and drink their “Pastis”.

Highlights of this tour include the medieval town of Avignon: the famous Pope’s Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site), St. Rémy de Provence which has the best conserved Roman monuments, Les Baux de Provence: a medieval hill top village in the Alpilles, and Arles with its numerous Roman and medieval monuments. You will enjoy Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: a little village between the sea, the sky and the Camargue (nature reserve), and lastly the Pont du Gard: the aqueduct over the Gardon river, the best conserved from the Roman Empire.

Day 1 : Arrival in Avignon


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

Day 2 : Avignon - Arles | 55 km


Start your first stage riding to the small town of Crau, then cross the orchards up to Saint-Rémy de Provence. Continue to the medieval village Les Baux de Provence offering a beautiful view over the area, before reaching Arles with its numerous Roman monuments.

Day 3 : Arles - Saintes-Maries | 45 km


Still heading south, and ride through the Camargue to the Vaccarès lake. Make a stop for a nice picnic and observe the rare birds living there before joining the Mediterrean beaches and Saintes Maries de la Mer.

Day 4 : Saintes-Maries - Saint-Gilles | 40 km


This shorter bike stage allows you to enjoy the sunny beach or to visit the “Notre Dame de la Mer Sanctuary” offering an amazing view over the Camargue and the sea. Leave Sainte Marie and ride to the west up to Saint Gilles famous for its Romanesque church with crypt.

Day 5 : Saint-Gilles - Remoulins ou Saint-Hilaire | 60 km


Leave the Camargue behind and ride on small roads through vineyards and orchards with a wonderful view of the Mont Ventoux. Make a stop to admire the beautiful and amazing Pont du Gard (World Heritage site). Continue to Saint Hilaire.

Day 6 : Excursion to Uzès | 40 km


Loop excursion on small roads and bike paths passing small villages cycling to Uzès, one of the most wonderful towns in Provence. A real must on this tour! Ride back to your hotel follwing the Gardon river.

Day 7 : Remoulins ou Saint-Hilaire - Avignon | 40 km


This last bike stage will bring you on the roads to Tavel, famous for its rosé wine. So do not hesitate to make a stop in the village to a local wine producer to sample a glass of rosé wine … before coming back to Avignon.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: PR2 STD
Low season
  • from March 16th to April 13th 2019
    from September 28th to October 26th 2019
  • Departure: Saturday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
930 € / pers.
Single supplement
315 € / pers.
Mid season
  • from April 20th to June 22nd 2019
    from August 31st to September 21st 2019
  • Departure: Saturday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
1 015 € / pers.
Single supplement
315 € / pers.
High season
  • from June 29th to August 24th 2019
  • Departure: Saturday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
1 055 € / pers.
Single supplement
315 € / pers.
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Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 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 (saddlebag)
  • 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.
> Departure day
> Your arrival in Avignon
> Return

Departure day

Departure on Saturday.

  • From 1 to 4 people: departure possible other than Saturday considering a supplement of € 115 / pers.
  • More than 4 people, 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 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

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)
    – Avignon centre train station >> Avignon TGV train station (by train) >> Paris Gare de Lyon train station (by TGV train).
    – Avignon centre train station >> Marseille Saint Charles train station (by train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 Station (by TGV train).

> Close Airports:
– Montpellier airport: https://montpellier-airport.com
– Aéroport de Marseille : www.marseille.aeroport.fr
– Aéroport d’Avignon : www.avignon.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 3 testimonials

Robert
UK
travel date: 31 March 2018.
" Great services "

We had a wonderful time cycling around Provence and the Camargue national park. The route that was planned was extremely well thought out, and the resources provided first class. It was such a treat arriving at a well chosen hotel each night with our bags ready delivered. I will most certainly book a similar holiday int he future with Rando Velo.

Lesly
USA
travel date: 18 May 2017.
" Highly recommend this tour. "

We did this self-guided tour the 3rd week of May. Fantastic weather, nice accommodations, wonderful scenery. Maps/instructions were generally good. A few days have cycling short distances on gravel or dirt roads but are bareable.

John
Canada
travel date: 11 June 2016.
" Thanks for the wonderful experience "

The tour was well organized with sufficient information and support to ensure a great experience. The route took us through many sights and experiences that we enjoyed and will remember very fondly.