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Highlights of Provence 8-days Self Guided (Level 2)

  • 8days
  • France

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Provence Highlights - Self Guided Tour (8-days)

Provence – France’s sunshine country with fertile, lush valleys, the Mediterranean coast, ancient and medieval cultural centres, the scent of herbs and the Provençal lifestyle. It is a great cultural landscape, which has attracted countless painters such as van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall with its unique light and its intensive colours. Apart from the wonderful and varied landscape Provence attracts with its history, art and architecture. The visitor is enchanted by famous architectural masterworks such as the papal palace in Avignon (world heritage), the Arena in Arles and the Pont du Gard (world heritage) as well as the Greek-Roman excavation sites of Glanum and the medieval city Les Baux in the Alpilles. The bike tour through the Camargue, the protected moor landscape in the Rhône delta, is another highlight. The famous pink flamingos and the white horses are the hallmarks of this landscape and a magnificent opposite to previous attractions. And over and over again we breathe the life of Provence: hustle and bustle in the cities, colourful markets, Spanish traditions, village life under plane trees and a breeze of southern calmness.

Tour Character: Level 2

Between easy and medium exhausting. The cycling tours are between 45 and 55 km long and lead through the different landscapes of Provence. Except for small climbs in the hilly country of the Garrigue and in the Alpilles, you can expect an easy and varied tour even for less experienced cyclists. The tour runs mainly on small, low-traffic roads and asphalted farm tracks. With our electric bike, this trip is an easy tour for everyone. 

Included in the tour:

  • 7 overnights in 3* and 4* hotels ( Deluxe hotels available upon request)
  • Breakfast
  • Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Navigation app and GPS tracks
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-day-service-hotline

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure, costs for parking, city tax, transfers, optional sightseeings, city maps.
  • Travel Insurance and costs of individual private requirements.
  • Extra nights
  • Bike rental

Arrival/ Departure / Parking:

  • A public parking garage, about € 10,- per day. No reservation possible.
  • Fly to Marseille. Take the train (TGV) from Marseille airport to the main train station in Orange. Good rail connection to Orange, Duration approx. 1,5h. Good train connections to Orange (TGV-station). The start hotel is located approx. 1 to 3 km away from the station.

Notes:

  • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • No minimum number of participants is required for this tour
  • Extra night in Orange: From 85 EUR p.p (double) or 163 EUR (single)
  • Deluxe hotel accomodation is available upon request
  • Departures only Monday and Saturday - Special departures available for groups of 4+ from mid May to mid August 

If you would like to rent a 7-21 gear bike (99 EUR), Premium 30 gear bike (169 EUR) or E-Bike (259 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking

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  • Day 1

    Individual arrival in Orange

    Enjoy the city with the wonderful architectural monuments from Roman times. The great theatre and the triumph arch are historical witnesses from this epoch. The old town attracts with Provençal charm as well as small pretty shops and cafés. One overnight in Orange.

  • Day 2

    Orange – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Avignon approx. 50 km

    The first stage takes you into the world-famous wine town Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A stroll through the town should not be missed. You ride on to the city of Avignon along the Rhône cycle paths, without the bother of car traffic. We recommend a stroll through the old town with a visit to the papal palace. One overnight in Avignon.

  • Day 3

    Avignon – St. Rémy – Arles approx. 55 km

    Without much ado and once again with hardly any traffic you leave the town and cycle directly to St. Rémy, probably the most beautiful and certainly the most typical town in the Provence. Nothing surpasses the hustle and bustle, the blaze of colour and the richness of herb scents under the shadow-offering plane trees in the ancient alleys of the old town. The effort of the ascent to the Alpilles is rewarded with great views of the Les Baux. Because of the harmonic location of the vil-lage and because of the fortress ruins, Les Baux is also known as the “city in rock”. Chosen small paths and tiny streets take you to Arles. Roman culture and Romanesque heritage characterise the cityscape and the history of Arles. Arles was the second-biggest city of the Roman Empire, it is also the city of Vincent van Gogh. Your hotel accommodates you for the next two nights.

  • Day 4

    Arles – Camargue – Arles approx. 45 km

    Half sea, half land – the Camargue is an unique natural landscape with brackish water lakes, vast salt steppes, wild horses and the famous pink flamingos. Small paths take you into the unique nature reserve. In Mejanes with the Arena you have the opportunity of travelling with a small train through unspoilt nature and to admire, with some luck, flamingos and wild bulls. The route takes you on almost traffic-free paths back to Arles. Further night in Arles.

  • Day 5

    Arles – Nîmes approx. 50 km

    In the morning you cycle to the cities Tarascon and Beaucaire. Both cities are placed beside the Rhône River. There are a lot of nice places and castle of the 12 century. Visit a café in Beaucaire and enjoy a break beside the riverbank. The charm of the city Beaucaire invites you to stay and relax. In Nîmes numerous well-preserved buildings are evidence of the Romans. Visit the arena, the Maison Carrée or the Tour Magne. Or enjoy the modern part of the city the “Carré d ́art” of Norman Foster. One overnight in Nîmes.

  • Day 6

    Nîmes – Pont-du-Gard – Uzès/surrounding approx. 50 km

    You will ride for a while through the vineyards of Costières-de-Nimes. About noon you will already see Pont-du-Gard, the famous aqueduct from Roman times, world heritage as well. Aromatic plants such as lavender, thyme and rosemary accompany you into the pretty Provençal town of Uzès, which attracts with its magical, medieval charm. Among other places of interest, the unique market square, surrounded by arcades, is worthwhile. One overnight in Uzès/surrounding.

  • Day 7

    Uzès/surrounding – Orange approx. 55 km

    Today the landscape changes once again. The last stage takes you through the hilly landscape of the Garrigue, with its oaks and Mediterranean herbs. Later on, the vineyards and the lovely orchards of the Provence take over once again. On the other side of the river you cycle through other famous wine regions of the Côte du Rhône (Lirac, Laudan) and reach the city of Orange again in the afternoon. One overnight in Orange.

  • Day 8

    Departure

    After breakfast individual departure or extra days.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 06 2024 Apr 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 08 2024 Apr 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 13 2024 Apr 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 15 2024 Apr 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 20 2024 Apr 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 22 2024 Apr 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 27 2024 May 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Apr 29 2024 May 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
May 04 2024 May 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 06 2024 May 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 11 2024 May 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 13 2024 May 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 18 2024 May 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 20 2024 May 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 25 2024 Jun 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
May 27 2024 Jun 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jun 01 2024 Jun 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jun 03 2024 Jun 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jun 10 2024 Jun 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Jun 15 2024 Jun 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jun 17 2024 Jun 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jun 22 2024 Jun 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jun 24 2024 Jul 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 01 2024 Jul 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 06 2024 Jul 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 08 2024 Jul 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 13 2024 Jul 20 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 15 2024 Jul 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 20 2024 Jul 27 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 22 2024 Jul 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Jul 29 2024 Aug 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 05 2024 Aug 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 12 2024 Aug 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 17 2024 Aug 24 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 19 2024 Aug 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 26 2024 Sep 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Sep 02 2024 Sep 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,408€
Double rooms 1,129€
Sep 09 2024 Sep 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 16 2024 Sep 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 23 2024 Sep 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Sep 30 2024 Oct 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,338€
Double rooms 1,059€
Oct 07 2024 Oct 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Oct 12 2024 Oct 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€
Oct 14 2024 Oct 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,278€
Double rooms 999€

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