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Provence - Camargue DELUXE

The picturesque Provence for epicures

map Provence - Camargue Deluxe

Route

Tour profile / level 2

Route mostly on low traffic roads in rural and city areas. Short stretches are on unpaved roads. A couple of days present some short uphill sections with the only relevant ascent to Les-Baux-de- Provence (4 km of gentle ascent).

Day 1: Orange

Individual arrival at Orange. Free time to visit the Roman monuments as the theatre one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres.

Day 2: Orange – Uzès, approx. 54 km

The cycle path leads you through beautiful landscapes. Orchards, vineyards from the famous Côte du Rhône (Lirac, Laudan) until St Laurent. Arriving at the charming medieval village overlooking the Alzon Valley, Uzès. Is a typical provencial Village with a wonderful market place.

Day 3: Uzès – Pont du Gard – Avignon, approx. 49 km

Small peacefully roads will take you to the spectacular site of Pont du Gard, considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. The Roman aqueduct was built to carry water across the River Gardon to the City of Nimes. The end of the day trip will be in Avignon.

Day 4: Avignon – St. Rémy, approx. 32 - 56 km

In Avignon you have time to visit the Roman monuments and the Palace of the Popes. You leave Avignon by small quiet roads and you are cycling towards one of the most beautiful villages in the region and very typical: St Rémy. Known for the aromas of wild herbs. St Rémy where Van Gogh has lived and where Nostradamus was born. The wines from Les Baux have granted their own appellation status in the late eighties. You can enjoy the end of the day in the romantic small streets and places of St Rémy.

Day 5: Roundtrip St. Rémy, approx. 40 km

Today you’re cycling from St Remy to Les Baux. The remarkable pilgrimage site was built at 200 m high outcrop and is dominated by a ruined fortress. It’s the area of Van Gogh and here he got the inspiration for a lot of his paintings. Wonderful landscape in the shadow of the Alpilles mountains.

Day 6: St. Rémy – Arles, approx. 32 km

Today you leave St. Rémy to cycle south, towards to the Mediterranean sea in the town of Arles, perched on the side of the Rhone with its well-preserved amphitheatre, countless medieval and Roman monuments.

Day 7: Arles – Ste-Marie-de-la-Mer, approx. 37 km

Passing Mejanes you will cycle towards the Mediterranean by the protected region of the Camargue. Here you can see white horses, flamingos and an exotic wildlife in this beautiful countryside. Transfer back to Arles by taxi at 5.30 pm.

Day 8: Arles – Orange

After breakfast use the included transfer to get back to Orange. Departure or extension of your stay at Orange.

Services

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily luggage transportation

  • Taxi transfer Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – Arles

  • Transfer Arles – Orange

  • GPS tracks available on request

  • Maps and information material per room

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
      15.03. - 27.10.24

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    0-1,99 years -100%
    2-11,99 years -50%
    12-18,99 years -10%
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike 135
    E-bike* 235
    Bike helmet rental 9
    Phone attachement 9
       
    Additional night
    Orange 4* (dbl/sgl) 109/160

    *A deposit of € 250 has to be paid by credit card upon arrival for e-bike rental.


    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    We have selected really special hotels/lodges which provide you an authentic holiday experience. Mostly in affectionately restored, historical buildings with a design which is typical for the region. The hotels offer a high level of comfort combined with quite a special personal mark. A special highlight are the restaurants typical for the areas which offer often a regional, high level kitchen.


    Orange: Mercure Orange Centre****

    Uzes: Hôtel Entraigues****

    Avignon: Hôtel Bristol***

    Saint Remy en Provence: Hôtel Gounod***

    Arles: Grand Hôtel Nord Pinus****


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    You can choose between the following bikes with 28" tires in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

    • 21-speed bikes
    • E-bikes

    All bikes are equipped with a rear rack pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room.


    E-bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.
    Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.


    Bicycle breakdowns

    Breakdowns can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number! In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, spare tube and lock. Please check all functions of your bicycle carefully upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Lyon (LYS) , Marseille (MRS), Montpellier (MPL), Avignon (AVN), Orange (OAG)

    Distance from Airport Marseille to your start hotel is 100 km. by taxi: duration approx. 1h15min, costs: approx. €240,- (between 7 am - 7 pm/at night and Sund: approx. € 325,-) reservation in advance possible.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: The hotel has a limited number of parking spaces, upon availability. Cost: approx. € 15-20,-/night. There is no reservation possible. Public parking spaces are available near the hotel.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Orange
    Train station Marseille - Orange: directly, every 2 hours, approx. € 26,-/person.
    Train station Avignon Centre - Orange: directly, every 1,5 hours, approx. € 8,-/person.

    You can reach the hotel by taxi within 5 minutes and it will cost approx. € 12,-

    Current train connections and prices you will find >>here


    Transfer

    Transfer back to Orange is included (Taxi)

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    Travel stories

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    4.4 03.10.2018 | Gillian G. Provence - Camargue DELUXE

    Provence 6 days

    Better introduction to e bike expected- none given and first time on this type of bike. Batteries not fully charged and 2 of 4 chargers missing. 2 bikes ran out of charge on first day. Maps and directions difficult and not as good as in Bavaria where ...
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