Provence Bike & Boat

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4.7 Based on 40 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20368
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Avignon, France
  • Ends Avignon, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling through stunning countryside past olive groves and vineyards, and through the wild Camargue
  • Exploring the great towns of Arles, Avignon and St Remy de Provence
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the landscapes made famous by Van Gogh
  • Seeing the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard
Starting and ending in Avignon, the "Provence Bike & Boat" trip is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Aramon, Avignon and Vallabregues in France. "Provence Bike & Boat" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore the quintessential Provence landscape that inspired Van Gogh by barge and bike. Cycle through a revolving landscape from the wilderness of the Camargue where wild horses roam, to scenes of picturesque Provençal villages and vineyards that inspired Van Gogh and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The Camargue is rich in wildlife including flamingos and endemic plants, while its flat plains provide easy cycling, before giving way to the spectacular limestone foothills of the Alpilles. Explore the villages of Provence brimming with tasty treats, art studios and cultural relics. Enjoy the vineyard scenery and marvel at the well preserved Pont du Gard. Relax on board the barge after each day's cycle and enjoy the views on the bank of the Rhone as you soak up the hospitality of the crew.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Arrive Avignon
  • Day 2 : Cycle near Avignon, afternoon visit centre (30km/18.5mi)
  • Day 3 : By boat to Aramon, loop cycle to the Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard (40km/25mi)
  • Day 4 : By boat to Vallabrègues then loop cycle through typical Provence countryside (35km/21.5mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle to St Remy de Provence and on to Les Baux de Provence and Arles (55km/34mi)
  • Day 6 : Visit Arles and cycle to Saint Gilles, by boat to Aigues Mortes (25km/15.5mi)
  • Day 7 : Discover the Camargue by bike (55km/34mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights on a comfortable barge in a twin share cabin with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfast, 6 self made packed lunches, 6 dinners (does not include drinks). Breakfast is buffet style and will usually consist of bread, ham/salami, cheese, butter, marmalade/jams, yoghurt, cereals, milk, tea and coffee. At breakfast you will prepare your packed lunch which will be sandwiches, juice or 1/2L of water. At dinner you can enjoy typical dishes of the simple traditional Provençal cuisine. Dinner consists of a starter, a main course and dessert. On the table there will always be water and bread.
Guide
  • Bike rental with gel saddles, puncture resistant tyres, pannier, lock and helmet. A repair kit is provided if self guided. Electric bikes are available on request and an additional supplement applies (limited availability).
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Guided visit of Arles
Others
  • Bike insurance for theft or damage
  • Digital information pack including route notes, maps and navigational App (can be used offline) with GPS Tracks per cabin (smartphone required)
  • Sheets and towels, courtesy kit, daily cabin tidy & mid-week cabin cleaning service
  • Harbour charges
  • Tea and coffee on board
  • Welcome drink
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to/from Avignon and Aigues Mortes
  • Drinks other than tea & coffee on board
  • Entry to museums
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Supplement to provide special dietary on board: gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan diets
  • Entrance to the Pont du Gard area is free, not included however is entrance to the visitor centre (approx. 10 euro).
  • If you want to cycle independently: to cycle smoothly using the App, we suggest bringing a phone holder to fix to the handlebar, as well as a power bank.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 40 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 15 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
They provided excellent facilities and services with bikes, guide, staff, meals, accommodations, daily ride briefings and routes ideal for bikes. We would never find the interesting routes used. The morning and afternoon coffee... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 08 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Every aspect was awesome...from the quality and attitudes of the outfitter, to the bikes, boat and especially the food. Very well planned and well executed. And all at a reasonable price. We are eagerly waiting to sign up for... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 01 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
UTracks provided us with a fantastic, fun fiflled holiday. The food was splendid, the guide outstanding and the company of our fellow travellers was stimulating.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 01 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Laid back but professional in every way. We loved every aspect of the trip and will soon be signing up for our next one!
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Provence Bike & Boat tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 August 2024, a deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Provence Bike & Boat tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Provence Bike & Boat tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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