Provence Camargue to Montpellier

This cycling tour of Provence concentrates all the greatness that the region has to offer.
You will visit the remarkable city of Avignon, taste some great wines such as the famous Chateauneuf du Pape, see some amazing historical villages like Gordes or St Remy de Provence, cycle through lavender fields, olive groves, and visit castles and art museums.
The itinerary starts and ends in Avignon, after a ride through the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct.Avignon is well known for its summer theater festival but you can also enjoy the beauty of the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon.
This trip is suited for people with a bit of cycling experience and we offer a basic, standard and upgraded hotel options. Just take your pick!

Price from : 1010€
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Camargue
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

Click below to see hotels versions.

Day 1 :   Arrival in Avignon

You can visit Avignon today and take in its many sites. Check in to your hotel and later you will have an orientation with an English speaking staff member who will bring bikes, do set up, and go over the route book. Dinner in Avignon on your own; we will provide some excellent recommendations.

Day 2 :   Avignon to St Remy

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 293 Meters 

A ride from Avignon toSt Remy de Provence. You leave Vaucluse to join the Bouches-du-Rhone department with an itinerary that will take you to the top of the village of Graveson the very picture of what Provence evokes to you: cicadas, sun, convivial welcome, heritages, traditions and culture which represent the art of living in Provence, until Saint Remy de Provence a typically Provencal way of life. You’ll soon be strolling along the boulevards under the shade of century-old plane trees.

Day 3 :   St Remy to Arles

Distance 1 : 18 Miles - 29 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 230 Meters 

You may want to spend some time in the morning visiting St Remyand see Van Gogh made over 150 paintings. Your ride goes to Arles. The ride is not too long today, so in function of weather you can leave as wish. You will pass les Baux de Provenceand the Abbey of Montmajour. Take some time to visit the site of Les Baux, walk the old stone streets, and imagine what it must have been like 2000 years ago.

Day 4 :   Arles to Saintes Maries de la Mer

Distance 1 : 35 Miles - 57 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 80 Meters 

Today, you enter the Camargue, this small piece of marshy land so rich in fauna, flora and atypical landscapes. You will first head towards St Gilles and then you will drive along the banks of ponds and swamps on small roads. Observe pink flamingos, egrets and start to smell the sea air. You reach Saintes Maries de la Mer and its beautiful beach, take the opportunity to wander through its small streets.

Day 5 :   Saintes Maries de la Mer to Aigues Mortes

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 210 Meters 

On this day, you will discover the Camargue Gardoise with the arrival at Aigues Mortes, a famous medieval town surrounded by ramparts with its Tower of Constance. You take a small road along the ponds and then a road to reach the arrival point. Enjoy Aigues Mortes, stroll through its streets and shops and visit the ramparts and the Tower of Constance where you can enjoy an exceptional view.

Day 6 :   Aigues Mortes to Montpellier

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 60 Meters 

Today's itinerary follows the Mediterranean Sea and goes up to Montpellier, a cosmopolitan city in the Languedoc region. You will walk along the coast between sea and pond passing by well-known seaside resorts such as Le Grau du Roi, La Grande Motte and Carnonand Montpellier and its nice city center.

Day 7 :   Departure Day

Depart after breakfast on your own time. TGV trains to Paris or Paris CDG airport depart all day long. Extra nights possible, please inquire.

Average / Day : Distance : 45.00 Km / 27.80 Miles - Elevation gain : 174.60 Meters

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Day : 1

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 : 2

You are a few steps from the historic centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in the calm sanctuary of a peaceful neighbourhood where the hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ has found its roots. A small, entirely renovated, the charming hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ offers 14 comfortable ground-floor rooms, eleven of which have private terraces opening onto a garden shaded by magnificent centenarian fig trees.


Day : 3

This large 17th century building, located in the historic center of Arles, has been transformed into a charming Spa hotel. It surrounds a luxuriant garden, a true haven of greenery in fine weather and an open-air art gallery in winter. The Spa Hotel Le Calendal offers today a spacious and luminous setting to all lovers of Provence. The colors, the materials, the furniture evoke an eternal, warm, welcoming Provence that has known how to renew itself! You will find in this hotel, 38 pretty and colorful rooms, from single rooms to family suites. Well oriented, they overlook the arenas, the ancient theater, the garden or the typical streets of Arles. All the rooms have been carefully decorated so that your stay in Arles evokes Provence, the Alpilles, the Camargue and of course Arles, city of Art and History.


Day : 4

We can offer you categories of accommodation according to your budget. All accommodations include all the necessary comfort. Breakfast is included except on the day of your arrival.

Basic accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 2* hotels.
Standard accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 3* hotels.
Deluxe accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 4* hotels.


Day : 5

Hotel Canal is the contemporary boutique hotel in Aigues Mortes in Petite Camargue, in the Gard. Between the Camargue, Languedoc, Cévennes and Provence, just a few steps from the ramparts of the fortified town of Aigues Mortes, along the Sète au Rhône canal, throughout the year, the canal hotel offers a peaceful and restful break of discovery. This independent hotel, rated 3 stars, features 25 air-conditioned rooms, all equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. In the heart of the Petite Camargue, on the edge of the Mediterranean, a new stopover for you who are in search of another South. Modern and friendly, built in the 50s, the hotel was completely restructured for its opening in March 2005, offering accommodation with a contemporary design, combining simplicity, efficiency, comfort and freedom of movement.


Day : 6

From private mansions to museums, from lovely little gardens to public squares,the old Montpellier is fascinating. Leave your car in one of the nearby car-parks(rue Foch and rue Pitot) and come and enjoy the city on foot.

Just steps away from the Peyrou Gardens and the place de la canourgue,You will find a building housing the secrets of carefully-planned hospitality. The combination of old stones and modern comfort of its 26cosily-arranged rooms give a very special charm to this little hotel.


Day : 1

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 : 2

The Chateau des Alpilles hotel is located on the outskirts of Saint Remy de Provence, in the magnificent French region of Provence. This handsome hotel covers a lovely seven hectare site in the foothills of Les Alpilles. A tranquil walk up the quiet path flanked by a row of massive, century old plane trees brings you to a vast and charming 19th century countryside residence. Inside a graceful combination of carefully restored-period decor with high-quality modern furniture offers the comfort and luxury one would expect from this formerly prized summer resort for Romantic artists.


Day : 3

Formerly a Carmelite convent, today the Hotel Jules-Cesar is a historic hotel full of character, which, without forgetting its past, boasts all the details of a completely modernized hotel. The spacious foyer, the rooms, the apartments, and the dining room, are all decorated with cloth from Provence and antique furniture, so that from the moment you arrive, you can begin to soak up the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful regions of France.


Day : 4

Elegant naturalness and simplicity for the 30 rooms and 3 Junior Suites of the Hotel & Spa la Vila de la Mar. The beds are made of driftwood, the pebble or stone floors play minerality, the animal skins and leather recall the Camargue and its manades. The whole is enhanced by photographs of bulls, horses and Camargue landscapes or framed scarves with the motifs of the gardians. The atmosphere is resolutely authentic. In terms of comfort, take advantage of these 4-star facilities, the patio or terrace arranged for moments of rest in complete privacy. For couples or families, the Vila de la Mar offers a unique holiday resort in the Camargue.


Day : 5

Le Vallon de Valrugues & SPA is a 5-star hotel located in Saint Remy de Provence, overlooking the Alpilles, 600 m away from the city center, a mere stone's throw away from great hikinng trails and the famous Vang Gogh route. This is the ideal base to set off and explore Provence. Most of its 48 elegant rooms and suites have been refurbished. The gourmet restaurant offers Provencal themed menus using seasonal local products. The hotel boasts a 500 m² spa complete with six treatment rooms , a hammam, sauna, whirlpool bath, fitness room and two heated pools – one indoor and one outdoor.


Day : 6

The Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie enjoys the ideal location for discovering Montpellier: it is situated where the heart of the town beats away, the famous Place de la Comédie. It is there, at the foot of the Fontaine des Trois Grâces, that the people of Montpellier have always arranged to meet. The Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie is a charming hotel in a privileged location; historical curiosities as well as shows at the Opera are within walking distance.


Day : 1

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...


Day : 2

Ideally placed to discover Provence and Camargue, at the foot of hiking trails, 800m from the city center of Saint Rémy de Provence, the Canto Cigalo offers an enchanting and relaxing setting. This large residence offers you 20 very spacious and comfortable rooms, all decorated in a personalized way. Enjoy the Provençal garden with its oleanders, lavenders, pines, olive trees, mulberry trees, rosemary... and let yourself be lulled by the song of the cicadas while refreshing yourself by the shaded swimming pool. You will spend a quiet stay thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate.


Day : 3

Opposite the Réattu Museum, next to the roman Thermes and steps away from the Rhône river, this enchanting hotel built in the 16th and 17th centuries is located in the heart of the historic city of Arles, a meeting and cultural place. The Hôtel du Musée is the ideal point of departure form wich to discover Arles "La Romaine" and explore the ancient and medieval monuments scattered throughtout the legendary Provencal landscapes.


Day : 4

We can offer you categories of accommodation according to your budget. All accommodations include all the necessary comfort. Breakfast is included except on the day of your arrival.

Basic accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 2* hotels.
Standard accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 3* hotels.
Deluxe accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 4* hotels.


Day : 5

Adorable, secluded ans charming hotel, surrounded by a picturesque garden beautifully located at the base of the Alpilles. Just a short walking distance from a historic centre which will overwhelm you with its serenity and absolute tranquility. Staff of Canto Cigalo would like to warmly welcome you for a stay of your dreams within the tranquillity of Provence.


Day : 6

In the heart of the city center, close to the famous Place de la Comédie and its Theater, the Palais des Congrès, the Fabre Museum and the Corum, you will have access to all the leisure activities: museums, cinemas, restaurants, and means of transport: train station, tramway, bus... All the rooms are equipped with shower or bath, WC, flat screen TNT TV, telephone, free Wifi and free internet access at the reception and in some rooms, air conditioning, all hotel rooms are air-conditioned.

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 staff 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

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our 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


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks 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 roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 45.00 Km / 27.80 Miles - Elevation gain : 174.60 Meters
Day 2 :   Avignon to St Remy

Option 1: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 293 Meters 

Day 3 :   St Remy to Arles

Option 1: 18 Miles - 29 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 230 Meters 

Day 4 :   Arles to Saintes Maries de la Mer

Option 1: 35 Miles - 57 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 80 Meters 

Day 5 :   Saintes Maries de la Mer to Aigues Mortes

Option 1: 32 Miles - 51 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 210 Meters 

Day 6 :   Aigues Mortes to Montpellier

Option 1: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 60 Meters 

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm 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, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Mobile application or 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

  • 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.

Informations & Recommendations

  • Arrival city is Avignon, which accessible via train from Paris Gare de Lyon (2hrs 45min) or Paris CDG airport (3 hours). Taxi from rail station to hotel is approx. 15 euros. Departure from Avignon; same return travel time to Paris.

 

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 1010 € 200 € 1540 €
Standard 1200 € 220 € 1770 €
Upgraded 1700 € 450 € 2500 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Performance 205 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 135 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 40 €



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