Mostly flat side streets, some short uphill stretches.
Individual arrival in Arles, the city of diabolical "ferias", muse of artists and poets, known for its rich ancient and Romanesque heritage.
We leave the city and we go into the delta of the Rhone, better known as "Camargue", where nature still prevails over civilization. We will cycle among cane fields, salt lakes, flamingos, horses and bulls. We will stop in SaintesMaries de la Mer, and then we will continue towards the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes.
Back to civilization. Following streets with low traffic we reach the populated centre of Nimes; rich in art and history, it is also called the “Rome of France”, but it also reminds Spain with its arenas and bullfighting.
After a tour of the city, surrounded by its Roman past, we will cycle up to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in E rope: Pont du Gard, a truly spectacularwork. You can refresh with a bath on the banks of the river Gard before reaching St. Hilaire or Uzes.
Riding through gentle hills, today we will reach the capital of Provence. It was a papal city for nearly a century and here seven popes decided, in 1300, the destiny of the Christian Church. A real open air museum. Before the arrival, stop at the beautiful ancient village of Villeneuve Les Avignon.
We will cycle towards Châteauneuf-du-Pape, following low-traffic roads and surrounded by vine- yards. We cross the river Rhone at the height of Roquemaure and we will come back in Villeneuve along the Rhone banks.
After leaving the Palace of the Popes, we will cycle again to close the tour returning to Arles. Along the way, we cannot miss a stop at the famous Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence made well-known throughout the world by Van Gogh.
Individual departure or extension.
Arrival Days: Saturday (except July 7-25)
Saison 1: April 05 - June 28 + October 04 - October 11, 2014
Saison 2: July 26 - September 27, 2014
Arrival | Parking | Departure
Airport: Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier
Train station: Arles
Parking: garage at first hotel approx. € 10/day, no reservation possible, payable locally. public parking house in the surrounding area
comfortable 2-3* hotels
+ 7 nights in rooms with private facilities
+ luggage transport
+ handlebar bag with road book, maps and information material per room
Bikes incl. panniers:
27-gear trekking bike/electro bike with pannier bag & handlebar bag, puncture kit, lock and cyclometer
With an e-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern e-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
price per person in €
bicycle incl. panniers