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Saint-Paul Abbey in the midst of lavender fields

Provence and Camargue with Charm

Cycling like god in France

8 Days / 7 Nights
Saint-Paul Abbey in the midst of lavender fields

Provence beckons with a kaleidoscope of colours and scents, with lavender fields, olive groves and sun-kissed vineyards characterise the landscape. Cycle through the Camargue, a unique natural park characterised by exceptional flora and fauna. In charming villages, renowned markets invite exploration, offering regional delicacies and handmade souvenirs. Explore famous cultural landmarks in the towns. Indulge in a sensory feast on this eight-day cycling adventure!

Your cycling holiday starts in Orange, where you'll immediately feel the holiday vibe. In this charming town, take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque alleys lined with beautiful boutiques and past Roman monuments. During the first stage, you'll pass through the wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape before reaching Avignon. From there, continue through St. Rémy and Les Baux to Arles, famously called home by Vincent van Gogh.

A loop tour through the Camargue, with its picturesque salt lakes and sand dunes, is certainly the nature highlight of this cycling journey. From Arles, you'll pedal on to Nîmes, where you'll once again encounter the Roman history of the region, and Uzès, where you should savor the beautiful surroundings over a café au lait in the market square. Finally, you'll cycle back to Orange through the hilly landscape of the Garrigue and across vineyards—eight wonderful days full of Provençal delights await you!

  • French beauty in Avignon: Situated on the banks of the Rhône, Avignon boasts a well-preserved medieval old town and the famous Palais des Papes. Visit the imposing fortifications, stroll through the historic squares and soak up the atmosphere in the charming cafés along the picturesque streets.
  • Flamingos and wild horses in their natural habitat: The beauty of the Camargue lies in its unspoilt natural landscape of salt lakes, lagoons, marshes and sand dunes, set against an impressive backdrop of blue sky and deep blue sea. Its diversity of flora and fauna, including wild horses, pink flamingos and rare bird species, make the Camargue a unique and fascinating destination.
  • Wonderful views of the Pont-du-Gard: The ancient Roman aqueduct is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed in the 1st century AD, it served to transport water across the River Gardon. This imposing structure comprises three levels and stands as an exceptional example of Roman engineering.

The approximately 50-kilometer-long daily stages mostly traverse flat terrain, with occasional hilly sections. Overall, however, the route is easily manageable, and the charming landscape compensates for any exertion. Keep your camera handy as one beautiful scene follows the next! A hallmark of our charm tours is the stylish accommodation, ensuring relaxation comes effortlessly.

The lavender fields of Provence, with their iconic purple blooms, are renowned worldwide—don't miss this breathtaking sight. Our cycling tours in Provence seamlessly blend picturesque towns with natural landscapes and indulgence—whether it's with wine, a crusty baguette, or fresh fruit.

Itinerary at a glance

History, art, and nature make Provence a special destination - from the old town of Orange to the arena in Arles, and the fortress ruins in Les Baux. In the Camargue, you'll pass through salt marshes and see flamingos.

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.

The first stage takes you into the world-famous wine town Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A stroll through the town should not be missed/ You travel to the city of Avignon along the Rhône on cycle paths and without the bother of car traffic. We recommend a stroll through the old town (guided options include a guided tour of the city) with a visit to the pope palace.

Without any difficulty 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 village 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.

Half sea, half land – the Camargue is a 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 (guided options include a guided tour of the city).

In the morning you will cycle through the cities Tarascon und Beaucaire which are disconnected because of the river Rhone. Sights of these cities are their castles from the 12th century. Many cafés at the canal are inviting you to make a break. In Nimes you can have a look at the buildings which are built by the Romans. On the one hand the arena, the Maison Carrée or the Tour Magne, but on the other hand also a lot of modern buildings, for example the Carré d´art from Norman Foster.

The fortress of Tarascon, located high above the Rhône, accompanies you 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.

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.

Departure or extension

Route Information


Apart from a few small ascents in the hilly landscapes of the Garrigue and the Alpilles, the route is easy and varied, suitable even for inexperienced cyclists. You mostly bike on small streets with less traffic and on asphalt paths.

Prices & Dates

Category Charm: see Description

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully developed route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline


  • Bike rental including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Depature

  • Orange train station
  • Marseille or Lyon airport
  • Public parking garage approx. EUR 10 per day, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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