Viarhôna: from Montélimar to Avignon

Come and discover part of the ViaRhôna between Montélimar and Avignon, a city of art and culture, by following an itinerary along the Rhône. After tasting delicious nougats, you will leave Montélimar to reach the medieval town of Viviers and then Bourg Saint Andéol and its mythical bas-relief of the God Mythra. Change of scenery, you are now in the region of the first lavender fields and the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. This itinerary ends in beauty with the crossing of the towns steeped in history of Orange and Avignon.

Price from : 650€
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Drôme
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Montélimar

Arrival in Montelimar. Transfer on your own to the hotel, settle into your hotel. Train from Paris to Montelimar (3h).

Day 2 :   From Montélimar to Pont-Saint-Esprit

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 103 Meters 

For this first stage from Montélimar, a Provençal town, you will visit the Adhémar castle, the sweets palace and the nougathèque which are the main sites to visit, then you will head south in the middle of the Rhône valley, for a stage in nature, the goal of this stage is the town of Pont Saint Esprit. During this stage of the ViaRhôna, you will discover the chapels, the cathedrals and the palaces of these historical cities... Lovers of nature and history, you will be conquered! Itinerary on greenways and small roads.

Day 3 :   From Pont-Saint-Esprit to Orange

Distance 1 : 23 Miles - 37 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 73 Meters 

For this second day on the ViaRhôna the proposed route is provisional, you will start the day on the Vaucluse side in the heart of an agricultural plain. You will then be able to visit the medieval villages of Mondragon, Mornas and Piolenc thanks to connections to these villages. Succumb to a swimming break at the Girardes lake or at the Li Piboulos pond, before setting off again in the direction of Orange. Arrive gently at the Provençal village of Caderousse surrounded by dikes protecting it from the Rhone, then in the town of Orange with its famous ancient theatre.

Day 4 :   From Orange to Avignon

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 165 Meters 

On this last day we leave the beautiful town of Orange by a temporary ViaRhôna itinerary which takes us to discover the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. You will cross the famous vineyards and stop at the many beautiful viewpoints over the Rhone valley. The crossing of 3.5km of industrial and commercial zones in the communes of Sorgues and Le Pontet, requires more vigilance, as far as the canal greenway at the entrance to Avignon; a beautiful introduction to the city of the Popes. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in this city of character.

Day 5 :   Departure from Avignon

Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Avignon by train for Paris or other destination. (Depart on your own). Additional nights can be arranged, please inquire.

Average / Day : Distance : 39.00 Km / 24.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 113.67 Meters

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Included with your bike rental :
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request
Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 39.00 Km / 24.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 113.67 Meters
Day 2 :   From Montélimar to Pont-Saint-Esprit

Option 1: 28 Miles - 45 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 103 Meters 

Day 3 :   From Pont-Saint-Esprit to Orange

Option 1: 23 Miles - 37 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 73 Meters 

Day 4 :   From Orange to Avignon

Option 1: 22 Miles - 35 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 165 Meters 

Included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in hotels or Guest house with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide.
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information.
  • Mobile application 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • 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.

Informations & Recommendations

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 650 € 160 € 965 €
Standard 755 € 200 € 1110 €
Upgraded 1110 € 350 € 1665 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 95 €
    Performance 175 €
    Premium 230 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 95 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 20 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory