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Ardèche and Provence by bike

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Cycling trip in the Gorges de l'Ardèche from Avignon, 7 days and 6 nights self-guided tour in 3-star hotels.

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Gorges de l'Ardèche by bike

 

 

This exceptional cycling trip goes up the Rhône valley to Bagnols-sur-Cèze to arrive at the foothills of the Cévennes.
The Cévennes offer you magnificent and spectacular wild landscapes including the Ardèche canyon.
This circuit will be an opportunity to discover unique landscapes and excellent gastronomy, all this while staying in very beautiful properties in the region.

 

Interests of the stay:

  • the Gorges de l'Ardèche
  • the Rhône valley
  • the canoe trip
  • the villages of the Ardèche
  • Avignon

Day 1: Arrival in Avignon


Installation at the hotel and discovery of the city.

 

Day 2: Avignon - Bagnols-sur-Cèze - 35 km - La Viarhôna


Welcome at 9:30 am at the hotel reception. Bike ride on the largest island in the Rhône, Île de la Barthelasse, then through flourishing orchards in Roquemaure. You continue in the Rhone valley until Bagnols-sur-Cèze.

 

Day 3: Bagnols-sur-Cèze - Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - approx. 45 km


Crossing astonishing landscapes in the south of the Ardèche at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc located at the start of the canyon. Here, the Ardèche river crosses a natural rock arch.

 

Day 4: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - Joyeuse - Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - approx. 55 km


Take a round trip that takes you through the foothills of the Cévennes, through beautiful villages like Joyeuse. Or discover the gorges of the Ardèche by canoe (see options).

 

Day 5: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - Ardèche-Canyon - Pont-Saint-Esprit - approx. 50 km


This day marks the culmination of this cycling holiday since you will completely cross the gorges of the Ardèche. This day is the most sporty of all with hills but also descents!

 

Day 6: Pont-Saint-Esprit - Avignon - approx. 45 km

 

Route through the Rhone valley via Orange. Take the time to discover this city and especially its two monuments classified as World Heritage by Unesco: the Arc de Triomphe and the Ancient Theater. Then return to Avignon for the last evening of your cycling trip.

 

Day 7: End of the cycling trip in Ardèche

 

Departure after breakfast or additional night in Avignon.

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General informations :

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Standard version : 3 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

- Departure from Avignon,
- Every Sunday from 03/14 to 09/26/2021
High season from 05/16 to 09/04.


Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Roadbook : we provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture).

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Half board
  • 1/2 day of canoeing in the gorges of the Ardèche (22 € to be paid on site)
  • Pre-routing from Nîmes or Montpellier
  • Bike rental (VTC or electric bike)
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels :


1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Ground :


Hilly terrain, the most sporty day is the 5th day.
 
Weather :


Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.
 
Technicality :


Cycling: 25 to 55 km per day or 2 to 4 hours of cycling.
Partly marked itinerary, useful roadbook and map reading.
 
Bibliography :
 
- Guide on the Via Rhôna 
 
Standard + Accommodation:


The hotels are ** and *** with rooms equipped with shower and toilet.
 
Additional nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.
 
Food :


- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: half-board option, dinners in restaurants near the accommodation
 
The bike :


- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.
 
- Personal bike
: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.
 
Assistance:


- Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot ride a bike for a day, possibility of a direct journey to the next stage.
 
Luggage:


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person. (max. 20 kg)
 
Roadbook :


We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.
 
Transport:


- By Train: SNCF TGV to Avignon in about 2h45 / 3h00 from the Gare de Lyon. For more information on timetables, contact SNCF.
- By road: A6 exit 23. Paris is 700 km from Avignon.
- By plane: Airport in Nîmes and Avignon, and international, Marseille and Montpellier.
 
Car park :
 
A parking space is available at the first hotel, payable locally.
 
Cancellation insurance :
 
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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