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Provence and Camargue with Charm

Cycling like God in France

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.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

Ihr Weg führt Sie heute zunächst nach St. Rémy, dem vielleicht schönsten, aber sicherlich typischsten Städtchen der Provence. Unter den Schatten spendenden Platanen in den alten Gassen der Altstadt ist das bunte Treiben, die Farbenpracht und die Fülle von Kräuterdüften kaum zu übertreffen. Ein Anstieg in den Alpilles wird mit einem tollen Blick auf Les Baux belohnt und entschädigt für die kleine Anstrengung. Les Baux wird wegen der harmonischen Anlage des Ortes und der Festungsruinen auch „Stadt im Fels“ genannt. Ausgesuchte kleine Wege und Sträßchen führen nach Arles. Römische Kultur und romanisches Erbe prägen das Stadtbild und die Geschichte von Arles. Arles war die zweitgrößte Stadt des römischen Imperiums, ist aber auch die Stadt Vincent van Goghs. Ihr Hotel beherbergt Sie für die nächsten zwei Nächte.

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.

After breakfast individual departure or additional nights in Orange.

Tour character

Easy – middle hard: 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 asphalted paths.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Orange
  Season 1
18.03.2023 - 05.05.2023
08.10.2023 - 21.10.2023

Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Season 2
06.05.2023 - 16.06.2023
03.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Season 3
17.06.2023 - 02.09.2023

Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Provence & Camargue with charm, 8 days, FR-PRRHP-08D
Base price
1,190.00
1,280.00
1,390.00
Surcharge single room 620.00 620.00 620.00

Category Charm: see description

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Oct 8, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023
Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Season 2
May 6, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Season 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Arrival: Monday and Saturday
Provence & Camargue with charm, 8 days, FR-PRRHP-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,190.00
620.00
1,280.00
620.00
1,390.00
620.00

Category Charm: see description

Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
99.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route

 

 

  • Digital travel documents 1x per room
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Depature:

  • Orange train station
  • Marseille or Lyon airport
  • Public, guarded underground car park near the hotel approx. € 12,-/day

Things to note:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

Contact & booking
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Ratings

4.9 of 5 Stars (9 Ratings)
5 stars
Mariusz Wirecki PL | 05.10.2022
Fantastic
Everything on this tour was great. Cycling paths (wide and 100% traffic free), routes, hotels, towns. Daily distances were just right. Plenty of time to enjoy views, food and wine.
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Thank you very much for this great rating! We would love to welcome once again on one of our tours.
5 stars
Bernhard S. DE | 04.10.2022
Traumhafte Provence Rundfahrt
Wunderschöne Charme Hotels Überall sehr nettes Personal, entspannte Atmosphäre Tolle Altstädte besonders Arles, Uzes und Orange Diese würden wir sofort wieder machen
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr positives Feedback! Wir freuen uns wenn wir Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer wunderschönen Radreisen begrüßen dürfen.
5 stars
Claudia Ring DE | 06.08.2022
Hochsommerliche Provence
Schöne Radtour durch die westliche Provence und Camargue, die trotz der Hitze im Juli mit eBikes gut zu meistern war. Höhepunkte sind natürlich die Städte mit den charmanten Unterkünften, aber auch zwischendurch gibt es einiges zu sehen und das Baden am „Pont du Gard“ war ein weiteres Highlight. In den Hotels haben wir meist große Zimmer und/oder Suiten bekommen und auch das Frühstück war überraschen großzügig. Wir durften auch erstmalig das Flair des Festivals d’Avignon und den Nationalfeiertag mit Festakten in der Camargue und in Arles erleben. Lavendel(felder) waren leider Mangelware - auch hier hinterlässt die Trockenheit leider ihre Spuren, dafür gab es eine Menge Sonnenblumen. Die Routenführung per App war ausgezeichnet, allerdings mussten wir uns auch auf die Aufkleber verlassen, da wir das Smartphone durch die Hitze nicht permanent am Lenker aktiviert lassen konnten. Eine Überprüfung der Aufkleber und Nachbesserungen entlang der Route würden wir empfehlen.
5 stars
Michael M. DE | 08.07.2022
8 superschöne Tage Provence und Camargue mit Charme
Wir waren mit unseren beiden Kindern (6 und 10 Jahre) unterwegs. Die Reise war von A bis Z für Groß und Klein wunderschön. Die Übernachtungs-Destinationen und die Hotel waren waren stets sehr gut ausgewählt und im Zentrum, so dass wir nach den Radetappen, welche auch für die Kinder trotz einiger Anstiege problemlos zu bewältigen waren, immer noch genug Zeit für die Besichtigung der Sehenswürdigkeiten hatten. Die Altstädte von Orange, Avignon, Arles und vor allem auch Nimes und Uzes sind wunderschön. Auch der Ausflug in die Camargue hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Wir sind sogar in den Genuss gekommen, die Flamingos zu bestaunen. Zu guter letzt: Traumwetter und jeden Abend Traumessen. Die in den Reiseunterlagen empfohlenen Restaurant waren ausnahmslos gut ausgewählt. Wir würden diese Reise auf jeden Fall wieder machen und Sie auch allen wärmstens weiterempfehlen.
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Wir danken Ihnen für Ihre tolle Bewertung. Es freut uns, dass Sie einen so schönen Urlaub hatten! Sie finden sich sicher auch nächstes Jahr wieder eine tolle Tour bei uns. Italien hat noch einige schönen Touren zu bieten!
5 stars
Errol T. GB | 02.06.2019
A superb cycling holiday - highlights of the Provence with charm
We really enjoyed our 6 days of cycling in Provence / Occitanie. Lots to see and do. Thank you to the Eurobike bike team and their partner! There were plenty of fantastic highlights including the amazing Pont du Gard, gorgeous Arles and beautiful Uzès. St Remy and les Baux were super, and we enjoyed our detour to the spectacular Abbaye gardens in Villeneuve les Avignon’s. All our hotels were comfortable and well located within the tourist areas. After a day’s cycling, it was bliss to often find our suitcases already delivered to our rooms. The Hotel Entraigues in Uzès was particularly attractive. We loved their friendly staff, their roof top terrace, it’s great view over the old town of Uzès and the swifts’ aerobatic displays around us. Having the GPS details of the route was absolutely brilliant because our telephone app helped us keep to the Eurobike route....which could be confusing on entering and leaving larger towns and cities. We really appreciated the way the route used cycle paths and avoided busy roads wherever possible. The mistral wind helped keep us cool despite the glorious sunshine. The KTM bikes (one pedelec, one 21 speed were perfect for the journey.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Dear Errol! Thank you very much for the great rating! It really sounds like you had a wonderful time discovering the Provence and Camargue region and this makes us very happy! We would love to be your host again and wish you all the best and lots of enjoyable bicycle rides this year! Warm regards from Austria, Joscha
5 stars
Dr. Uwe V. DE | 20.08.2018
Entspanntes Radeln in schöner Landschaft
Liebevoll ausgesuchte Strecken, wunderbare Landschaften, die Hotels immer im Kern der traumhaften historischen Stadtkerne. Highlight die Kajaktour auf dem Gardon zum Pont du Gard mit anschließendem Rücktransport.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre wunderbare Bewertung dieser tollen Tour!
5 stars
Sabine Mätzig-Vehlewald DE | 14.08.2018
Tolle Routenführung auf Nebenstraßen durch eine wunderschöne, grüne Landschaft
Highlights: Radeln durch die Weinberge um Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Stadtbesichtigungen von Orange, Avignon, Arles, Nimes und Uzes mit zauberhaften Altstädten, römischen Amphitheatern und Museen. Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux und die Paddeltour von Collias zum Pont du Gard
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre tolle Bewertung dieser wunderbaren Tour!
5 stars
Susanne Kellner DE | 12.08.2018
Wunderbare Woche!
Wunderschöne Radreise mit schönen Strecken, liebevoll ausgewählt. Einziges Manko: Bei der Hitze nicht überall einen Hotelpool zum Abkühlen.
4 stars
Werner Larem DE | 02.05.2018
Westprovence

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