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Pont du Gard 29

Provence and Camargue, MS Caprice or MS L'Estello

From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes

8 Days / 7 Nights
Pont du Gard 29

A wonderful bike and 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 Pont du Gard.


Itinerary at a glance

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 – 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

After breakfast, end of services.


Route information


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 & Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this route


  • Program according to itinerary from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes
  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category
  • Full meals ( 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch, 6x coffee and tea, 6x dinner)
  • On board tour guide incl. daily tour briefing
  • 1x cabin cleaning, change of bed linen and towels
  • Digital route book
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Guided city tour in Arles
  • Gps-data


  • Helmet included, reservation necessary


Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Airport Marseille or Airport Lyon

Things to note

  • The boat, MS Caprice or MS L’Estello, will be assigned according to availability.
  • Minimum number of participants: 12 persons
  • It is not possible to take your own bikes on board due to the lack of space on deck.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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