Provence Tour Avignon Cycling Loops

On this Provencal cycling tour, you will be provided with different itineraries allowing you to discover the many beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages north, south, and west of Avignon.
Key sites include the charming wine village of Chateauneuf du Pape. You will also see the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard and follow the Gardon river, cycle to villages like St Remy de Provence and Tarascon.
You can choose the amount of cycling you want to do, and even take a day off and visit Avignon. Itineraries are either short, long, or challenging so there is a ride for everyone!

Price from : 590 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Provence
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Avignon

Upon arrival in Avignon, you can take a taxi to arrive at your charming hotel in the center of Avignon just near to the Palais des Papes in central Avignon. After checkin, you are free to explore the rest of the day in this charming town. We leave the treasure hunt program for you to do on your own this afternoon and then we will correct it at orientation the next day. In three riding days, you can choose from several itineraries, the following itineraries are examples. We can also suggest some longer, more challenging rides for those interested. This format allows for people of all abilities to come along, including non-riding participants. We can suggest visits by car and arrange spa treatments among many possible ways to spend an exciting day in the Avignon area!

Day 2 :  

Pont du gard & Gardon river

Distance 1 : 21 Miles - 34 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 260 Meters 

We will come to meet you and do an orientation to get you well started on your activities. Then, we will drive you (and your group) to Collias where you can start a canoe trip. We will transfer you with your bikes so after the canoe trip you can return back to the hotel by bike. This is your day to see the Pont du Gard, the 2000+ year old Roman aquaduct spanning the Gardon River on which you will canoe! The Pont du Gard is a marvel of history and a nice ride by bicycle through fragrant Provence. Canoe trip is about 2h.

Day 3 :  

Cycle to Chateauneuf du Pape

Distance 1 : 41 Miles - 66 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 350 Meters 

Today is a loop to Chateauneuf du Pape. This charming wine village just to the north of Avignon is a perfect first ride. It is flat and picturesque with vines surrounding the old town of Chateauneuf. You have all day and mostly flat terrain to cover and a lunch in Chateauneuf with the local product is highly recommended before visting and return to Avignon. Since you stay at the same hotel, you can decide to go for another ride today instead of going today to Chateauneuf du Pape. Our local guide will explain you when it is the best to do which ride every day.

Day 4 :  

Visite St Remy or Tarascon

Option 1 : 30 Miles - 49 Km  Option 2 : 47 Miles - 76 Km  Option 3 : 59 Miles - 95 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 400 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 530 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 580 Meters 

Today you will have the possibility to choose between 3 itineraries from the shortest to the longest one according to the time you want to spend on the bike :

  • The short option (1) take you to Barbentane and the impressive Abbaye of St Michel de Frigolet.
  • With the medium option (2) you go deeper in the south of Avignon and the charming village of Tarascon, still including the Abbbaye of St Michel de Frigolet and Barbentan. On the long option
  • (3) you will add the well-known town of St Remy de Provence to your ride of today.

Suggestions for non-riders: as you are so close to sites in central Avignon, there are numerous activities: Palais des Papes (Popes Palace), Avignon Bridge, walking the old streets of Avignon and visiting museums, or especially the arts. In July, the Festival of Avignon is a huge performing arts program at multiple venues.

Day trips by minivan are easily arranged by us as well to lavender sites, olive presses, and villages of the Luberon and beyond.

Day 5 :  

Leave Avignon and Provence

Departure after breakfast, at your leisure. Extra nights are possible, please contact us for a quote.

Average / Day : Distance : 64.00 Km / 39.60 Miles - Elevation gain : 424.00 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

Situated in a historical building dating back to the XVIth century, Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon offers an extremely quiet and serene environment.Initially a religious school for Jesuits, the Cloister saw its function changed over the centuries to a military hospital, and a home for the elderly.After a thorough renovation in 1990, the building is now a prominent cultural center and a four star hotel. Rooms and facilities are found both in the ancient cloister, and in the splendid modern extension designed by the famous French achitect from Nouvel.


Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

Set in an old mansion at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the heart of Avignon, La Mirande is steeped in secular history. This timeless refuge offers a dreamy, relaxing and authentic experience in a refines, 18th century-esque décor.With both a gastronomic restaurant and a chef 's table, the hotel serves honest, living cuisine with respect for ingredients and humankind, a culinary hymn to land and its biodiversity.


Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

A charming hotel in Avignon, located in the very heart of the Pope's City, in a small quiet street. Near the Tourism Office and the antic walls, the hotel welcomes you in a XVIIIth century house. All rooms differ, decorated with relish, on 1st and 2nd floor without lift. Being able to receive 1 to 4 persons, all rooms have air-conditionned, private bathroom, telephone and TV. Thematic rooms ( morocco, indian, african ) has topic will make about you dream: come to discover them...

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner included in Standard & Upgraded version.
  • Canoe tour to Pont du Gard
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 590 € 110 € 880 €
Standard 850 € 250 € 1200 €
Upgraded 1650 € 670 € 2350 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 85 €
    Performance 125 €
    Premium 175 €
Electric Assisted Bike 85 €
Tandem Bike Rental 20 €


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