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Camargue to Avignon 8-day Bike & Barge Tour
A wonderful Bike & Barge Tour through the wild Camargue nature with its bulls and horses: from the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes you’ll cycle gradually towards Arles. After that you’ll visit the most typical Provence landscape, including the Rhone Valley, Van Gogh’s Provence, the Roman France of Pont du Gard and finally toast with the precious wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and Avignon.
Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.
If you would like to rent a bike 85 EUR or e-bike 195 EUR bike please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Vegan and gluten free diets require a 50 EUR fee payable when booking
Slow Tours offers a number of other Bike & Barge Tours in Europe
Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Aigues-Mortes, medieval town, ancient military and commercial port on the Mediterranean.
Aigues-Mortes, round tour 55 km
Going through small country lanes of Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will will have the chance to see the famous black bulls and the white horses typical of this region, as well as the pink flamingos. In the afternoon you will reach the charming fishermen’s village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing swim on the beach.
Aigues Mortes – Arles 25 km
You will sail for a couple of hours up to Saint Gilles and then cycle to today’s destination: Arles, known for the richness of its antique and Roman patrimony. The city fascinates you with its hidden treasures. Getting lost among its small alleys will be like entering a picture by Van Gogh. In the afternoon you will also have the opportunity to be welcome by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town.
Arles – Vallabreguès 60 km
This is a breathtaking stage, which brings you to the Alpilles, with the perched village of Les-Baux-de-Provence and then to Saint Rémy de Provence. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees will accompany the trip. In the evening you will moor in Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône.
Vallabrègues – Aramon 35 km
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 Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. In the afternoon navigation to Aramon for the overnight with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.
Aramon – Avignon 40 km
The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Back to Aramon in the afternoon you will sail to Avignon, the city of the Popes. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.
Avignon, round tour 30km
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 there is time to discover the historic centre of Avignon.
Avignon. Disembarkation after breakfast, end of services. Possibility to book extra nights.
The programme has been planned to feature navigation along the Rhone River and Canal Rhone-Sète. 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 boat’s captain.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Apr 04 2020||Apr 11 2020||21||Single rooms||1,340€|
|Apr 18 2020||Apr 25 2020||21||Single rooms||1,340€|
|May 02 2020||May 09 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|May 16 2020||May 23 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|May 30 2020||Jun 06 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|Jun 13 2020||Jun 20 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|Jun 27 2020||Jul 04 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|Jul 11 2020||Jul 18 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
|Jul 25 2020||Aug 01 2020||21||Single rooms||1,340€|
|Aug 08 2020||Aug 15 2020||21||Single rooms||1,340€|
|Aug 22 2020||Aug 29 2020||21||Single rooms||1,340€|
|Sep 05 2020||Sep 12 2020||21||Single rooms||1,760€|
|Sep 19 2020||Sep 26 2020||21||Single rooms||1,760€|
|Oct 03 2020||Oct 10 2020||21||Single rooms||1,760€|
|Oct 17 2020||Oct 24 2020||21||Single rooms||1,670€|
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