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Aigues-Mortes to Avignon 2021

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Bike and boat tour of 8 days and 7 nights. Departure from Avignon, arrival in Aigues-Mortes.

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Bike and Boat in Provence / Camargue

 

Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights

 

Dates

- Departure on Saturdays

- Feasible in 2021, starting from :

 

Aigues-Mortes

Low saison :  03/04, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08

Middle saison : 

17/04, 01/05, 15/05, 29/05, 12/06, 26/06,16/10

High saison  : 21/08, 04/09, 18/09, 02/10

Options

- Bike rental

- Transfer back by train

General information
- On line tour with a guide
- Full board (picnic for lunch)

- Road Book provided
- Visits with guide

- Kids prices : contact us

 

 

 

L'ESTELLO

39m legth 5.2 Width

20 guest

10 cabins, 1 double, 9 twins

Around 8m²

Air conditioned

 

Le Caprice
11 cabines de 7 - 8 m²

avec douche et toilettes

Climatisées

22 passagers

Restaurant, Bar

Wifi dans les parties communes


Details below


 

Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flat and low resistance path.
Program on tarmac cycle paths or roads with a low volume of traffic in the countryside and city areas.

Climate :
Mediterranean climate, hot and dry with wind.


Technicality :
45 à 55 km riding per day ie 3 to 4 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow. No difficulties, fully accessible to anyone.

 

Bibliography :

- IGN map on la Camargue

Les plus belles balades à vélo en Provence (Petit Futé)
- Cycling guide on la Via Rhôna (Chamina)

 

Extra nights :
An additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour in an hotel.

 

 

Participants :
On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men and women, bachelors and couples with kids.

Accompanying :
Here are the people in charge of your holidays for the bike and boat :

- Aboard, the captain and his ship's apprentice. They are in charge of you on the boat and lead the boat from one stage to another. The chef prepares the meals.

- Participants are accompanied by a guide. He will help you in case of breakdown and will give you advice on the itinerary to follow. He will also give all the tourist information you need. He or she is polyglot.


The meals :
- Breakfast : aboard, you will find a substantial breakfast.

- Lunch : sandwiches, fruits, snacks and drinks

- Diners : 3 dishes (drinks not included)

The drinks, like wine, beers, lemonade and mineral water are not included but are available on board.

 

The bike :

The bike is an hybrid one with 21 gears. At the end of the tour, you must leave the rental bike on the boat.

The bike are equipped with panniers,  map holder, lock and repair kit.


If you come with your own bike, you will take care of its return to the starting point. It cannot benefit from our company theft insurance, you must do what is necessary. Don't forget your lock.

 

Road book :

We will provide you the information concerning your tour as well as the itinerary,  except changes.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : Aigues Mortes : TER train station / Avignon TGV train station

- By car :  Aigues-Mortes and Avignon can be reach by Highway A9 (between Nîmes and Montpellier)
- By plane : Airport of Montpellier Mediterranée. Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour de Parthenay

 

Your vehicle :

It is possible to park you car.

 

 

 

Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

 

For more information : contact                                  

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You will ride in the heart of the wild Camargue and through landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh. You will discover Provençal villages, vineyards and lavender fields.

 

You will cycle along with horses, flamingos and bulls in the middle of cane and rice fields. Higher, the landscape turns to limestone cliffs with its lavender and olive trees. Then you will discover the Rhone Valley and its famous vineyards like Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

 

This tour is marked by provençal culture. The villages, you will be riding through, will reveal all its secrets. Passing by Arles, ancient Gaul capital, you will enjoy the beautiful Roman Ruins. The itinerary will lead you to Saint Rémy de Provence, place of birth of Nostradamus and the best preserved Roman Aqueduc of Europe : Pont du Gard. You will also ride to Avignon, the famous City of the Popes.

 

- The stages -

 

Day 1 - Arrival and embarkation from 6 p.m. in Aigues-Mortes on the former military and commercial port on the Mediterranean.

 

2nd day - Loop cycle tour around Aigues-Mortes (55 km)

Drive through the small country roads of the Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages. You will have the chance to see black bulls and horses typical of the region as well as flamingos! In the afternoon, you reach the charming fishing village of Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of joining the sea for a swim.

 

3rd day - Aigues-Mortes to Arles (25 km)

You navigate to St Gilles then take the bike to the city of Arles. Known for its ancient riches and its Roman heritage. Lose yourself in its little alleys straight out of a Van Gogh painting. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to be greeted by a professional guide who will accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city.

 

4th day - Arles to Vallabreguès (55 km)

Here is a breathtaking stage, which takes you to the Alpilles to discover the hilltop villages of Baux-de-Provence and St Rémy de Provence. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees await you. You will embark in Vallabrègues, a pretty Provencal village on the banks of the Rhône.

 

5th day - Vallabrègues - Aramon (35 km)

You arrive in Barbentane by country roads, overlooking the castles at the confluence of the Rhône de la Durance. Visit of the magnificent abbey of St Michel de Frigolet then join the medieval village of Boulbon. In the afternoon, navigation to Aramon for the night with a magnificent view of Mont Ventoux.

 

6th day - Aramon to Avignon (40 km)

Today's stage takes you to the best-preserved Romanesque aqueduct in Europe: the Pont du Gard, a spectacular job. Return to Aramon in the afternoon. Navigation to Avignon, the city of the Popes. Boarding on the Ligne quay, near the famous St Bénezet bridge.

 

7th day - Avignon loop (30 km)

You take the other bank of the Rhône crossing the island of Barthelasse. You drive through a typical landscape of the garrigue between vineyards and orchards. Visit of Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon, known to be the city of the cardinals. In the afternoon, visit to the historic center of Avignon.

 

8th day - Avignon, end of the stay after breakfast.

 

The way of this tour depends on the starting dates (see technical specifications) Aigues Mortes => Avignon or Avignon => Aigues Mortes

 

For navigation reasons the route might be modified or inverted

 

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