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Avignon to Camargue 8-day Bike & Barge Tour

  • 8days
  • France

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8-day Bike & Barge Tour Avignon to Aigues Mortes

A wonderful bike and boat tour in unspoiled nature: you start toasting with the precious wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and then reach the old Roman Pont du Gard, exploring Van Gogh’s Provencal landscape. Then you continue cycling through the Rhone Valley up to Arles and to the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes, which will accompany you in your ride through bulls and horses of the Camargue.

Tour Character: Level 1

Total length: 250 km
Terrain: 90% paved, 10% unpaved

The tour is totally in the lowlands during the two stages in Camargue, while the stages north of Arles present some ups and downs, which are however easy to overcome. There is just one more demanding slope towards Les Baux de Provence, but you will be fully repaid with an extraordinary landscape. The itinerary is mostly on secondary roads with low traffic; some short stretches on more busy roads are however inevitable. There will also be a couple of navigation stretches to make the stage more enjoyable.  Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.

Included in the Bike and Barge Tour:

    • 7 overnights (breakfast, 6x dinner and a self-made packed lunch)
    • Coffee and tea and other hot drinks on board
    • Welcome drink
    • Sheets and towels
    • Courtesy kit
    • Mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change
    • Bike helmet (to book in advance)
    • Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook & digital tour information
    • English speaking tour leader within an international group
    • Guided visit of Arles Harbour charges
    • Some short walking tours
    • Harbour charges

    Not included in the tour:

    • Beverages on board
    • 1x dinner (day 2)
    • Tips and extras in general
    • Museum entry fees
    • Transfers 

    Notes:

    • Double/ twin cabin single use - FROM 2230 EUR (price depends on availability and season)
    • Charter prices upon request
    • Saturday departures only
    • Charter options available, please email us for a quote
    • You can choose to cycle this tour: independently (following the APP we will provide you) or with the group (following the tour leader)

    If you would like to rent a bike (110 EUR) an (e-bike 270 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

    For vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free diets a fee of 65 EUR will be invoiced when booking

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    • Day 1

      Avignon

      We welcome you aboard your new home-from-home from 5.00 p.m. onwards, and then regroup for the introductory briefing – at 6.30 p.m. – with your tour leader, skipper and crew, along with a first refreshing aperitivo. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS dinner

    • Day 2

      Avignon round tour

      Today we’ll get to the other side of the river Rhone by crossing the island Île de la Barthelasse, and we’ll ride in the typical garrigue landscape, between vineyards and orchards. Before going back we’ll visit Villeneuve Les Avignon, once known to be the town of the cardinals. In the afternoon time to discover the historic centre of Avignon.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS breakfast and packed lunch / BIKE 30 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 205 - 205

    • Day 3

      Avignon – Aramon

      In the morning navigation till the town of Aramon, where you will start pedalling. 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.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS full board (packed lunch) / BIKE 40 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 200 - 200

    • Day 4

      Aramon – Vallabrègues

      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 Frigolet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. Overnight in Vallabrègues.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS full board (packed lunch) / BIKE 35 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 175 - 175

    • Day 5

      Vallabrègues – Arles

      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.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS full board (packed lunch) / BIKE 55 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 335 - 340

    • Day 6

      Arles – Aigues-Mortes

      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 welcomed by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town. After lunch you reach Franquevaux and from there you will sail to Aigues Mortes for the overnight stay.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS full board (packed lunch) / BIKE 35 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 105 - 110 / GUIDED VISIT 1 hour

    • Day 7

      Aigues Mortes round tour

      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.

      ACCOMMODATION barge / MEALS full board (packed lunch) / BIKE 55 km / ELEVATION GAIN + 185 - 185

    • Day 8

      Aigues Mortes

      After breakfast, end of services.

      MEALS breakfast

      The programme has been planned to feature navigation along the Rhone River and Rhone-Sète Canal. Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the barge’s captain

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    Tours marked with are special prices.

    Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
    Jul 13 2024 Jul 20 2024 21 Single rooms 1,870€
    Double rooms 1,520€
    Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 21 Single rooms 2,500€
    Double rooms 1,520€
    Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 21 Single rooms 1,870€
    Double rooms 1,520€
    Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 21 Single rooms 2,070€
    Double rooms 1,720€
    Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 21 Single rooms 2,070€
    Double rooms 1,720€
    Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 21 Single rooms 0€
    Double rooms 1,720€
    Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 21 Single rooms 2,700€
    Double rooms 1,720€
    Oct 19 2024 Oct 26 2024 21 Single rooms 1,970€
    Double rooms 1,620€
    Apr 05 2025 Apr 12 2025 21 Single rooms 2,230€
    Double rooms 1,190€
    Apr 19 2025 Apr 26 2025 21 Single rooms 2,630€
    Double rooms 1,590€
    May 03 2025 May 10 2025 21 Single rooms 2,730€
    Double rooms 1,690€
    May 17 2025 May 24 2025 21 Single rooms 2,730€
    Double rooms 1,690€
    May 31 2025 Jun 07 2025 21 Single rooms 2,730€
    Double rooms 1,690€
    Jun 14 2025 Jun 21 2025 21 Single rooms 2,730€
    Double rooms 1,690€
    Jun 28 2025 Jul 05 2025 21 Single rooms 2,630€
    Double rooms 1,590€
    Jul 12 2025 Jul 19 2025 21 Single rooms 2,630€
    Double rooms 1,590€
    Jul 26 2025 Aug 02 2025 21 Single rooms 2,630€
    Double rooms 1,590€
    Aug 09 2025 Aug 16 2025 21 Single rooms 2,630€
    Double rooms 1,590€
    Aug 23 2025 Aug 30 2025 21 Single rooms 2,840€
    Double rooms 1,800€
    Sep 06 2025 Sep 13 2025 21 Single rooms 2,840€
    Double rooms 1,800€
    Sep 20 2025 Sep 27 2025 21 Single rooms 2,840€
    Double rooms 1,800€
    Oct 04 2025 Oct 11 2025 21 Single rooms 2,840€
    Double rooms 1,800€
    Oct 18 2025 Oct 25 2025 21 Single rooms 2,730€
    Double rooms 1,690€

    Car rental in France

    If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

    Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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    Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]

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