A wonderful bike and boat cycling holiday from Camargue through the sensory delights of Provence to Avignon. Cycle through lavender fields, shady olive groves and picture-perfect artisan towns. Highlights include Van Gough’s Arles, the picturesque villages of the Alpilles, the ancient Pont-du-Gard and the wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
This cycle cruising holiday operates between Aigues Mortes, in the Camargue on the Mediterranean coast and the medieval town of Avignon on the Rhone River in Provence. You and up to 20 other cyclists are accommodated aboard a comfortable barge that wends its way along the waterways and canals of this delightful region. You can choose to cycle alone, using the detailed route notes provided, or with the group led by an experienced bike guide.
As an introduction to this stunning region of France, this tour is in a class of its own. Visit Arles, where Van Gough enjoyed his most creative period, the stunningly beautiful medieval village of Le Baux de Provence as well as the Pont du Gard, Europe’s best preserved Roman aqueduct, and the gorgeous old town of Avignon, the City of Popes.
The cycling is relatively easy, following bike paths and quiet roads most of the time. There are a few hills along the way but there’s no rush so take a break to enjoy the view as often as you please.
Please note that this holiday also operates in the reverse direction.