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Highlights

This Provence bike tour is based in Avignon, and in the center of the old city near the Pope's Palace and the old train station. The location is perfect for cycling in/out of a big city. Avignon is a lively city with a historical center, important sites and charming old streets. You can stay at your choice of either an excellent 4 star or very deluxe 4 star hotel in Avignon. On this cycling tour, you will be provided with different itineraries allowing you to discover the many landscapes and villages north, south, and west of Avignon. Key sites include the charming wine village of Chateauneuf du Pape, Pont du Gard, St Remy de Provence, Tarascon, Barbentane, Graveson or Tavel. You can choose the amount of cycling you want to do, or you can take a day off and visit. Rides are either short, long, or challenging!

To see

Pont du Gard, Abbaye of St Michel de Frigolet, 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.

Gastronomy

Bouillabaisse, Pistou soup, the aïoli, Provencal beef stew, Tapenade, Herbs of Provence, the candied fruit, the Melonnette, the Gibassier, the Provencal atrium, the fougasse, the lavender, the courgette, the provencal tomatoes

Wine

Cotes de Provence, Cotes du Luberon, Cotes du Rhône, Bandol, Pastis

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PROGRAM

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Arrival 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 check-in, you are free to explore the rest of the day in this charming town.

You can go for a walk in the city center of Avignon (on your own) by following our walking tour that you will find by clicking on the link in your travelbook. 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!


Accommodation : Hotel Boquier** - Avignon show
Accommodation : Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon show
Accommodation : La Mirande***** - Avignon show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,dinner Half Board (no drinks),bedroom and breakfast

Walking tour in Avignon

Walking Tour - After you settle in at your hotel you can visit Avignon in a unique way with our cultural walking tour in the historical center! Our Walking Tour will introduce you to the most important sites and give you a fun way to pass a few hours after your arrival.


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Avignon Loop Collias Pont du Gard


A taxi will drive you 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.

Distance : 34 Km (21 mi).

Elevation : 210 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Boquier** - Avignon show
Accommodation : Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon show
Accommodation : La Mirande***** - Avignon show
Included : van transfer,client transfer,bike transfer,canoe rental,bedroom and breakfast

Activity

Canoeing in the Gardon's gorges - An 8-km (5mi) route which will lead you from the small village of Collias to its Majesty the Pont du Gard. No particular major difficulty on the descent, your only obligation is to be at least 6 years old and be able to swim. Canoe trip is about 2 hours.

Note: Canoeing is a water-based activity, so bring a change of clothes if necessary.




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From Avignon LOOP to Chateauneuf du Pape


Today is a loop to Chateauneuf du Pape. This charming wine village just to the north of Avignon is a perfect 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.

Distance : 66 km (41 mi).

Elevation : 350m.

Since you stay at the same hotel, you can decide to go for another ride today instead of going to Chateauneuf du Pape. Our local guide will recommend which ride is best to do each day.


Accommodation : Hotel Boquier** - Avignon show
Accommodation : Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon show
Accommodation : La Mirande***** - Avignon show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

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From Avignon LOOP to Frigolet or Tarascon or St Remy de Provence


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 Barbentane.

On the long option (3) you will add the well-known town of St Remy de Provence to your ride of today.

Distances : Option 1 : 45 Km (30 mi) // Option 2 : 76 Km (47 mi) // Option 3 : 95 Km (58 mi)

Elevation : Option 1 : 397 m // Option 2 : 530 m // Option 3 : 580 m


Accommodation : Hotel Boquier** - Avignon show
Accommodation : Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon show
Accommodation : La Mirande***** - Avignon show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

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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.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

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.

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

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

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, 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

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes :XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast
- 1 dinner included in Standard & Upgraded version

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

ACTIVITIES

- Canoe tour to Pont du Gard

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

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.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1030 €
1245 €
2615 €
Single supplement **
110 €
235 €
1070 €
Solo traveler ***
1280 €
1495 €
2860 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
65€
Road Bike - Standard
65€
Road Bike - Excellence
155€
Road Bike - Premium
190€
Gravel Bike - Standard
65€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Boquier** - Avignon

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... Your hosts, Sylvie and Pascal, will be attentive to making your stay in Avignon as pleasant as possible, providing car rental information, train and plane schedules, suggestions for excursions...
http://www.hotel-boquier.com/en/

Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon

The charming hotel, Cloître Saint-Louis, is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. Looking like new after a thorough renovation, Cloître Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre and 4-star hotel since 1991. Come and discover the Provencal art of living during your enchanted stay at Cloître Saint-Louis, only two steps away from the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) and famous bridge.
http://www.cloitre-saint-louis.com/en/

La Mirande***** - Avignon

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. The twenty-six upper-floor rooms boast a unique décor, each with its own 18th century wall hanging recreated by Braquenié, Le Manach, Canovas, Comoglio and Rubelli, to name a few. 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.
http://www.la-mirande.fr/#/fr/accueil/

Hotel Boquier** - Avignon

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... Your hosts, Sylvie and Pascal, will be attentive to making your stay in Avignon as pleasant as possible, providing car rental information, train and plane schedules, suggestions for excursions...
http://www.hotel-boquier.com/en/

Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon

The charming hotel, Cloître Saint-Louis, is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. Looking like new after a thorough renovation, Cloître Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre and 4-star hotel since 1991. Come and discover the Provencal art of living during your enchanted stay at Cloître Saint-Louis, only two steps away from the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) and famous bridge.
http://www.cloitre-saint-louis.com/en/

La Mirande***** - Avignon

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. The twenty-six upper-floor rooms boast a unique décor, each with its own 18th century wall hanging recreated by Braquenié, Le Manach, Canovas, Comoglio and Rubelli, to name a few. 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.
http://www.la-mirande.fr/#/fr/accueil/

Hotel Boquier** - Avignon

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... Your hosts, Sylvie and Pascal, will be attentive to making your stay in Avignon as pleasant as possible, providing car rental information, train and plane schedules, suggestions for excursions...
http://www.hotel-boquier.com/en/

Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon

The charming hotel, Cloître Saint-Louis, is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. Looking like new after a thorough renovation, Cloître Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre and 4-star hotel since 1991. Come and discover the Provencal art of living during your enchanted stay at Cloître Saint-Louis, only two steps away from the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) and famous bridge.
http://www.cloitre-saint-louis.com/en/

La Mirande***** - Avignon

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. The twenty-six upper-floor rooms boast a unique décor, each with its own 18th century wall hanging recreated by Braquenié, Le Manach, Canovas, Comoglio and Rubelli, to name a few. 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.
http://www.la-mirande.fr/#/fr/accueil/

Hotel Boquier** - Avignon

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... Your hosts, Sylvie and Pascal, will be attentive to making your stay in Avignon as pleasant as possible, providing car rental information, train and plane schedules, suggestions for excursions...
http://www.hotel-boquier.com/en/

Cloitre Saint Louis**** - Avignon

The charming hotel, Cloître Saint-Louis, is located in a 16th century building and combines historic and modern structures in the heart of Avignon. Initially a Jesuit novitiate, Cloître Saint-Louis became a military hospital in addition to an annexe of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris over the course of several centuries. Looking like new after a thorough renovation, Cloître Saint-Louis has been a cultural centre and 4-star hotel since 1991. Come and discover the Provencal art of living during your enchanted stay at Cloître Saint-Louis, only two steps away from the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) and famous bridge.
http://www.cloitre-saint-louis.com/en/

La Mirande***** - Avignon

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. The twenty-six upper-floor rooms boast a unique décor, each with its own 18th century wall hanging recreated by Braquenié, Le Manach, Canovas, Comoglio and Rubelli, to name a few. 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.
http://www.la-mirande.fr/#/fr/accueil/