Cycle through a revolving landscape from the wilderness of the Camargue where wild horses roam, to scenes of picturesque Provençal villages and vineyards that inspired Van Gogh and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The Camargue is rich in wildlife including flamingos and endemic plants, while its flat plains provide easy cycling, before giving way to the spectacular limestone foothills of the Alpilles. Explore the villages of Provence brimming with tasty treats, art studios and cultural relics. Enjoy a wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and marvel at the well preserved Pont du Gard. Relax on board the barge after each day's cycle and enjoy the views on the bank of the Rhone as you soak up the hospitality of the crew.
DAY 1 Arrive in Avignon DAY 2 Wine tasting in Chauteauneuf-du-Pape, return to Avignon (45km / 28mi) DAY 3 By boat to Aramon then loop cycle to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe, the Pont du Gard (40km / 25mi) DAY 4 By boat to Vallabrègues then loop cycle through typical Provence countryside (35km / 21.5mi) DAY 5 Cycle to St Remy de Provence and on to Les Baux de Provence and Arles (60km / 37mi) DAY 6 Visit Arles and cycle to Saint Gilles, by boat to Aigues Mortes (25km / 15.5mi) DAY 7 Discover the Camargue by bike (55km / 34mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
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1 Trip begins in Avignon.
2 Trip begins in Aigues Mortes. High season supplement applies for departures from 26 Aug to 30 Sep. Mid season supplement applies for departures from 29 Apr to 29 Jul and 7 Oct to 14 Oct. Note: 40% non refundable deposit required to secure a booking on this trip.
*7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights on a comfortable barge in a twin share cabin with ensuite facilities *27 speed bike rental with pannier, helmet, puncture resistant tyres, gel saddle (electric bike avaible on request - supplement applies) *tour leader *sheets and towels *information pack including route notes & maps per cabin *harbour charges *tea and coffee on board *wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape *guided visit of Arles *entrance to Pont du Gard *support van in the area for alternate excursions and emergencies *emergency hotline