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Provence à Camargue

Avignon, Van Gogh and Pont du Gard

Aigues Mortes
Avignon

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Avignon
Avignon

Among the wilderness of camargue and the landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh you will cycle through delicious Provençal villages and vineyards. This stunning region, with its rich history and beautiful light, has attracted travellers for centuries. It is here that Artists such as Van Gogh and Cézanne found their inspiration.

A beautiful trip from the famous ‘pont d’Avignon’ to the Mediterranean sea. You will visit Avignon and Arles with their cultural and architectural highlights and cycle through the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh. Along the way you will discover picturesque Provencal villages and vineyards. You will start or end your tour in the stunning nature of the Camargue. Cane fields, salt lakes, horses and flamingos will be the background of the first or second part of your week.

  • Type de voyage Guided
  • Niveau 2
  • Durée 8 days
  • Distance 35 km
  • Pont du Gard: highest Roman aqueduct
  • Camargue Park: horses, bulls and wilderness
  • Saucisson de taureau: typical salami of the Camargue
  • Bandol: rosé wine

Itinéraire

1 km = 0,62 miles
Jour 1

Saturday: Avignon

Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Avignon. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

Jour 2

Sunday: Avignon, round tour

45km

You cycle in the direction of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, following low-traffic roads surrounded by vineyards. In Châteauneuf- du-Pape you can enjoy a tasting of the very famous Provençal wine. After that you will cross the Rhône at the height of Roquemaure and cycle back through Villeneuve-lès-Avignon following the course of the river.

Jour 3

Monday: Avignon - Aramon

40km

In the morning navigation till the town of Aramon, where you will start pedaling. The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Overnight in Aramon with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.

Jour 4

Tuesday: Aramon - Vallabrègues

35km

You start your day sailing to Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône. Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers. You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. Overnight in Vallabrègues.

Jour 5

Wednesday: Vallabrègues - Arles

60km

This stage brings you to Saint Remy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus. This village is also famous for having hosted Van Gogh in the days of his mental illness. In the end you move onto the Alpilles, with Les-Baux-de-Provence, a village lodged in the rock itself. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees accompanies your journey.

Jour 6

Thursday: Arles - Aigues Mortes

25km

Today the whole morning is dedicated to visit Arles, the ancient capital of Gaul with beautiful Roman ruins. You will also have the opportunity to be welcome by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town. After lunch you reach the lock of Saint Gilles and from there you will sail to Aigues Mortes for the overnight stay.

Jour 7

Friday: Aigues Mortes, round tour

55km

Going through small country lanes of Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will reach in the afternoon the charming fishermen’s village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing bath on the beach.

Jour 8

Saturday: Aigues Mortes

After breakfast, end of services. Possibility to book extra nights.

Dates de Voyage

Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
4/14/2018 - 4/21/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
4/14/2018 - 4/21/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
4/28/2018 - 5/5/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
4/28/2018 - 5/5/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
5/12/2018 - 5/19/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
5/12/2018 - 5/19/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
5/26/2018 - 6/2/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
5/26/2018 - 6/2/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
6/9/2018 - 6/16/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
6/9/2018 - 6/16/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
6/23/2018 - 6/30/2018 Disponible Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
6/23/2018 - 6/30/2018 Limitée Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/7/2018 - 7/14/2018 Limitée Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/7/2018 - 7/14/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 Limitée Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 Disponible Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/4/2018 - 8/11/2018 Disponible Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/4/2018 - 8/11/2018 Limitée Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/18/2018 - 8/25/2018 Limitée Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/18/2018 - 8/25/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
9/1/2018 - 9/8/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
9/1/2018 - 9/8/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
9/15/2018 - 9/22/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
9/15/2018 - 9/22/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
9/29/2018 - 10/6/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe
9/29/2018 - 10/6/2018 Entièrement réservé Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe
10/13/2018 - 10/20/2018 Disponible Avignon L’Estello Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
10/13/2018 - 10/20/2018 Limitée Avignon Caprice Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne

Prix

Accommodation Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
2-berth cabin 0 0
L’Estello 2-berth cabin for single use € 1980,- 0 0
L’Estello 2-berth cabin € 2240,- 0 0
L’Estello 2-berth cabin for single use € 2380,- 0 0
Standard season surcharge per person (April 29th to July 29th and October 7th to October 14th) 0 0
Caprice High season surcharge per person (August 26th to September 30th) € 1980,- 0 0
Caprice Prices are per cabin € 2240,- 0 0
Caprice 2-berth cabin on April 14+August 4+August 18 € 2380,- 0 0

Louer un vélo

Image Nom Type Prix par semaine
27-gear unisex Citybike 27-gear unisex Citybike €85
Electric bike Electric bike Kalkhoff, Agattu model €195
Bike Helmet Bike Helmet €15

Included

  • All nights on board
  • Breakfast and dinner on board
  • Lunch packages when on the road
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Tour guide
  • Detailed route description, maps, info-pack
  • Wine tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Support van in the area for alternative excursions and emergencies
  • Harbour charges

Not included

  • Reservation costs € 20,- per party
  • Cabin for single occupancy: supplement of € 300,-
  • Transfer Aigues Mortes – Avignon or Avignon – Aigues Mortes
  • Bicycle rent
  • Personal insurance / Cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Beverages on board, museums etc.

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions.
  • No bike insurance available for this tour.
  • The program is subject to change without notice.

Arrival info

Individual arrival and boarding is on Saturday after 6 PM in Avignon.
Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

Airport

The nearest international airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL). The airport is located 80 km/ 50 miles from Avignon.
There are several ways of transportation to get to the mooring place of the barge:
– Connection by shuttle bus+tramway+train: total travel time is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. Total costs are about € 25,- per person.
– Connection by taxi + train: total travel time between 1.5 and 2 hours. Taxi costs are about € 30,-  and the train ticket is € 20,-.

Train

In Avignon there are 2 train stations: Avignon-Centre (distance to the barge is 2.5 km/ 1.5 miles) and Avignon TGV (distance to the barge is 6 km/ 3.75 miles).
From Avignon Centre you can take a taxi, costs about € 30,-. Or you can take the bus, travel time about 15 minutes and a ticket costs about € 2,-.From Avignon TGV you can take a taxi, costs about  € 30,-. Or you can take the bus, travel time about 1 hour. You need to change buses once. Tickets cost about € 4,-.

Car

Avignon is easily accessible from the highway A7 Lyon-Marseille. There are several parkings where you can leave your car.
Detailed information will be included in your travel documents.

End of the tour

The tour ends one week later, on Saturday morning after breakfast before 9 AM in Aigues-Mortes. You will spend the night from Friday to Saturday on board.
At the end of the tour, if you need to return to Avignon, you can take a train or book a private transfer.
By train it takes approx. 2 hours (you need to change trains in Nimes). A one-way train ticket (2nd class) costs about € 16,-.
It also is possible to book a private transfer between Aigues Mortes and Avignon. Travel time is about 1.5 hours and the price is € 35,- per person. You need to reserve in advance. Detailed information will be included in your travel documents.

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Questions & Réponses

  • Quel est l’âge moyen des participants ?

    L’âge moyen se situe entre 35 et 75 ans. Mais bien sûr, nous avons aussi des hôtes plus jeunes et plus âgés. Pendant les vacances scolaires, il y a plus d’enfants à bord.

  • Quelle est la distance moyenne quotidienne des excursions à vélo ?

    La distance moyenne est de 50 kilomètres. Elle est parfois un peu plus courte, comme le premier jour, parfois un peu plus longue. Mais n’oubliez pas que les Pays-Bas sont un pays plat et que l’on fait du vélo tranquillement. Une journée de vélo dure environ 7 à 8 heures, pauses et visites comprises. Le temps passé sur votre vélo est d’environ 4 heures par jour.

  • Quelles langues parlent les accompagnateurs ?

    Tous les accompagnateurs parlent anglais. Un certain nombre d’accompagnateurs parlent français, allemand, espagnol ou italien. Nous essayons autant que possible d’accorder la connaissance des langues de l’accompagnateur avec les nationalités du groupe.
    À bord la langue véhiculaire est l’anglais.

  • Does a guide accompany us?

    On our guided tours a tour guide will accompany the group during their cycling route.

    When mentioned ‘self-guided’, the tours are on an individual basis and no guides are provided. We will provide you with a thoroughly detailed and comprehensive description of the routes, enabling you to follow the route correctly without problems. Furthermore, these route descriptions are frequently accompanied with information on the main tourist attractions that you will come across.

  • What insurances does Cycletours offer?

    Cancellation insurance (insurance company Unigarant)
    Holidays usually are reserved and paid weeks or even months in advance. If you need to cancel or abort the tour, that always leaves you with financial consequences. Therefore we recommend to arrange a cancellation insurance. This insurance reimburse cancellation costs due to a serious impediment such as an accident, illness or death of relatives in the 1st or 2nd degree.
    Cancellation insurance including  air flight:
    when paying 1% extra over the travel sum of your Bike & Barge tour + flight ticket, then the cancellation expense is insured should you need to cancel or should one of these components unexpectedly be cancelled. This on the condition that no alternative arrangement can be made, so the trip cannot be taken.

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