Provence Camargue to Nîmes

Provence and Camargue, 2 destinations and 2 regions to cycle through. Starting from Avignon, city of history and the Popes' Palace to arrive in Nimes, Roman city, is an interesting itinerary because of its heritage and its nature. You will discover on the road Arles and its magnificent arenas, Saintes Maries de la Mer in the heart of the Camargue, Aigues Mortes and its ramparts and to finish in beauty Nimes and its exceptional Roman history.

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

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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 Saint Remy de Provence

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

A ride from Avignon to St 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 :   Saint Remy de Provence 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 Remy and 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 Provence and 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 Marie 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 Marie de la Mer to Aigues Mortes

Distance 1 : 35 Miles - 56 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 55 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 Nimes

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 43 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 215 Meters 

Start from Aigues Mortes to reach the Carbonnière Tower and drive through the Gardoise countryside. You will pass through typical villages such as Générac where you can observe the traces of votive festivals on the doors and gates of the houses. You finally arrive in Nîmes, enjoy a thorough visit of this magnificent Roman city with its arenas, its Maison Carrée, its Jardins de la Fontaine, its Tour Magne and its Museum of Romanity.

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 : 45.80 Km / 28.40 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

The hotel in Arles ideally located between the Antic Theater and Amphitheater, in historical center. A charming hotel, comfortable and stylish. A buffet restaurant with provencal dishes. The Calendal has 38 refurbished bedrooms, from the single room to family rooms. Each bedroom has its provencal charming decor. Views vary, the bedrooms either overlook the Arles Amphitheater, the Antic Theater, the Calendals garden or the narrow typical provencal streets of Arles. The decor, the light, the colours and fabrics have all been chosen to make you remember your stay in Arles and in Provence. The Hotel Calendal accommodation makes you feel provencal.


Day : 4

At 50 meters from the beaches, you will stay in one of the 31 comfortable rooms of the hotel Les Palmiers. Placed in a quiet street, you will be able to appreciate the sweetness of life in Camargue, on the terrace of this 2-star hotel of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. The hotel has been carefully decorated with touches of Camargue and Provence, combined with modern furniture.


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

The Hotel de l'Amphitheatre in Nîmes was originally two private mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries that were brought together to become this charming little hotel with 11 rooms, renovated and decorated in soft, warm colors. The rooms of the Hotel de L'Amphitheatre are equipped with flat screen television and air conditioning. For even more convenience, they even have free wi-fi.


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

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 : 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, 5

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 : 6

Located just a stone's throw from the Maison Carrée and the Jardin de la Fontaine, on the edge of the quays, treat yourself to a mythical interlude at the city's most iconic hotel. This hotel with 53 rooms and 8 warmly luxurious private homes awaits you for an escape with family or friends. An invitation to travel accentuated by a 350 m² Codage spa and an exceptional culinary experience signed by Pierre Gagnaire.


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

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 : 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

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

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 : 6

The Hotel de l'Amphitheatre in Nîmes was originally two private mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries that were brought together to become this charming little hotel with 11 rooms, renovated and decorated in soft, warm colors. The rooms of the Hotel de L'Amphitheatre are equipped with flat screen television and air conditioning. For even more convenience, they even have free wi-fi.

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

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 : 45.80 Km / 28.40 Miles - Elevation gain : 174.60 Meters
Day 2 :   Avignon to Saint Remy de Provence

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

Day 3 :   Saint Remy de Provence to Arles

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

Day 4 :   Arles to Saintes Marie de la Mer

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

Day 5 :   Saintes Marie de la Mer to Aigues Mortes

Option 1: 35 Miles - 56 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 55 Meters 

Day 6 :   Aigues Mortes to Nimes

Option 1: 27 Miles - 43 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 215 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 Nimes ; 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 1180 € 290 € 1800 €
Upgraded 2455 € 400 € 3200 €
*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 130 €
    Performance 250 €
    Premium 325 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 130 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 30 €



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