2022
Cycling Tour Provence & Camargue

Cycling Tour Provence & Camargue

Lavender Fields and Roman Cities

  Orange – Arles – Orange

  • Roman History in Orange and Arles
  • Pure Nature in the famous Carmarque
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bestseller!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

On this cycle tour in the Provence and Camargue regions, you will enjoy both the beauty of the Provençale hinterland and the raw charm of the Camargue. Enjoy the unique mood of the light, top-ranking culture from all epochs and the simple genius of the regional cuisine. Exquisite wines that are renowned around the world are produced here while lavender is farmed on far-reaching fields. Definite highlights of this tour include Orange, Arles and Avignon as well as the well-known Pont-du-Gard aqueduct.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    FR-OO7
  • Start / Destination
    Orange
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 45 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Cycling Tour Provence & Camargue

Day 1: Individual arrival in Orange

Your journey’s starting point is the culture-rich town of Orange. Its intricate roman triumphal arch in particular, as well as the Amphitheatre – one of the few that still contain the rear wall of the stage – are well worth visiting. By the way, this town has nothing to do with oranges, but rather with the Dutch royal family, which used to own the eponymous medieval principality.

Day 2: Orange – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Avignon, approx. 50 km

A population of 2000 but still world-famous: this is how the village of Châteauneuf, renowned for its superb wines, presents itself. The Papal Palace of Avignon, today’s final destination, is the largest gothic palace in the world and hardly missable. The Saint Bénezet bridge, with its remaining five (out of a total of 22) arches, is a unique architectural monument and well-known through a children’s song: “Sur le pont d’Avignon,…”

Day 3: Avignon – Arles, approx. 55 km

Initially, today’s stage will lead you to the little town of St. Rémy, which many visitors consider to be the prettiest town in the Provence. The smell of fresh thyme and melissa lingers in the air. Once you have traversed the Alpilles, you will reach the rocky town of Les Baux. Its region is known for excellent olive oils. Your destination for today is the Van Gogh town of Arles, which was also the former capital of the Kingdom of Burgundy.

Day 4: Excursion to the Camargue, approx. 45 km

Today you will explore the famous estuary of the Rhone. A unique flood plain landscape has formed here at the border between land and sea, which offers a habitat to countless plants and animals. Of course the most famous animals are the white horses, black bulls and flamingos. Needless to say, there is also agriculture. There are vast rice paddies for example. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is an old place of pilgrimage, which already inspired van Gogh.

Day 5: Arles – Nîmes, approx. 50 km

Today you will leave Arles and follow the Rhône to Beaucaire and Tarascon, which are only divided by the river. A majestic castle thrones on each bank of the river. The buildings in Nîmes on the other hand don't represent neighbourly rivalry, but form a connection between different time periods – almost two millennia lie between the Roman amphitheatre and Norman Foster’s Carré d’Art.

Day 6: Nîmes – Pont du Gard – Uzès, approx. 50 km

The smell of lavender will accompany you all day. After only a few kilometres of cycling you will already be able to spot the cultural highlight of your journey on the horizon - the famous Pont-du-Gard, a Roman aqueduct, which once transported fresh water to Nîmes. You will continue cycling leisurely to Uzès, a charming small town, which has a market square surrounded by beautiful arcades.

Day 7: Uzès – Orange, approx. 55 km

The last stage of your journey will lead you through varied landscapes: Initially, you will be riding through a hilly area full of oak trees and herbs, after which you will resume cycling past orchards and vineyards. Caderousse, a small village reinforced by a wall, is your last stop before returning to Orange.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycling holiday in Provence and Camargue ends with your individual return journey home. If you wish we can extend your stay in Orange.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Saturdays and Mondays from 19.03.2022 to 17.10.2022Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
19.03. - 30.05.
04.10. - 17.10.
ab819 €
Season B
31.05. - 27.06.
07.08. - 03.10.
ab849 €
Season C
28.06. - 06.08.

ab879 €

Category A

Season A
19.03. - 30.05.
04.10. - 17.10.
ab1149 €
Season B
31.05. - 27.06.
07.08. - 03.10.
ab1189 €
Season C
28.06. - 06.08.

ab1249 €
All prices per person in a double room
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*-level, category B (FR-OO7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 4*-level, category A (FR-OO7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

Note: Multi-bed rooms can only be booked in category B.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

179 €

549 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men's bike from 185 cm)
  • 21-gear women's and men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men's bike from 185 cm)
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    FR-OO7
  • Start / Destination
    Orange
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 45 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly on quieter, paved side roads, hardly at all along cycle paths.
  • Parking information
    Category B
    Public underground car park, costs: approx. 10 € per day, no reservation possible and necessary.
    Category A
    Parking at the hotel, costs: aprox. 15 € per day, no reservation possible and necessary.
  • Note
    In France bicycle helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
Cycling Tour Provence & Camargue

days
8

km / day avg.
50