Itinerary at a glance
We welcome you in Aigues Mortes, medieval town, ancient military and commercial port on the Mediterranean aboard your new home-from-home from 5.00 p.m. onwards, and then regroup for the introductory briefing – at 6.30 – with your tour leader, skipper and crew, along with a first refreshing aperitivo.
Going through small country lanes of the Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you 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 bath on the beach.
You will sail for a couple of hours up to Franquevaux 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 welcomed by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town.
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
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. In the afternoon navigation to Aramon for the overnight, with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.
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.
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.
After breakfast, end of services.
The tour is totally flat in the lowlands in 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 some navigation stretches to make the stages more enjoyable.
Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.
Prices and dates
Services & Information
Further details about this route
- Program as mentioned in the tour course from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes
- 7 overnights in cabins on board of the MS Caprice or MS L'Estello in the booked cabin category
- Full board: (7x breakfast, 6x lunch package, 6x dinner)
- coffee and tea on board
- 1x cleaning of cabins, Change of towels and bed linen
- Detailed travel documents 1x per cabin
- Harbour charges
- Guided visit of Arles
- Some short walking tours
- Free WiFi
- Helmet free of charge, reservation necessary
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Airport Marseille or Airport Lyon
Things to note
- Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
- Minimum number of participants: 12
- This tour is a partner tour.
- The boat, MS Caprice or MS L’Estello, will be assigned according to availability.