Cycling holidays in Provence
Feast on the Mediterranean flavours of France, down in colourful Provence. Get your teeth into ancient Orange, the awesome arena at Arles or the ancient aqueduct - the Pont du Gard. Find inspiration in the seas of sunflowers and Van Gogh’s rocky landscapes. Ponder over the Camargue’s pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls, or reflect on a glass of ruby-red Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Our self-guided cycling holidays in Provence feature circular routes and include hotel to hotel cycling tours, plus bike and boat holidays along the Rhône.
Orange, Châteauneuf du Pape, Avignon and Carpentras - with Roman legacies and Italian influences, rich colours and Mediterranean sunshine, there is something miraculous and rather romantic about this part of Provence. We invite you to turn your attentions to water, then to wine in this great tour of rivers and fountains, famous vineyards and celebrated cellars. The quiet country lanes and river paths make for measured cycling, so you can really enjoy getting a taste for what Provence has to offer.
In Orange (2 nights), Vaison-la-Romaine, Carpentras, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Avignon and Orange.
Feel the thrill of seeing wild white horses and flocks of flamingos out on the brackish lagoons of the haunting Camargue. Drink in timeless views at Arles, Avignon and as you cross the River Gardon by the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct, and savour a glass or two of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in its home town. This part of Provence has a way of filling the soul. Its river paths and quiet roads past awesome Roman architecture and sun-baked farmsteads make for simply great cycling.
In Orange (2 nights), Avignon, Arles (2 nights), Nîmes and Uzès.
If you love art and architecture, you’ll love Provence. Pedal up to the vast Pont du Gard aqueduct. Take a break by the 13,000 seater arena at Nîmes. Wonder at the vividly lit landscapes which fired the imagination of Van Gogh and Gauguin or the natural, vibrant colours of the Camargue with its white horses, black bulls and pink flamingos. Provence is full of awesome surprises and the sheer scale of each one is even more impressive when you experience the region on two wheels. Let the sights not the cycling take your breath away on this gentle circular tour from Arles to the fortified ports of the Mediterranean and papal palace at Avignon, from delta plains to rich pine forests and rocky villages to the rolling vineyard slopes around Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
In Arles (2 nights), Aigues-Mortes, Nîmes, Uzès and Avignon.
Put the wonders of Provence into real perspective with a cruise along its sun-warmed waterways and spot of gentle pedal-pushing through Rhône Valley vistas, vineyards and the open countryside of the Camargue. The great River Rhône has made Provence what it is today – a world of deep cut gorges and wide delta plains, the centre of civilisations and reputed capital of Christendom. Join your floating accommodation by the famous Pont d’Avignon and pedal out for a taste of the place around Châteauneuf-du-Pape, before setting off on your voyage of discovery. As the crew sail the homely passenger boat along the ‘Grand’ and ‘Petit’ Rhône rivers via Arles to the canals around Aigues-Mortes, there’s both time to relax and enjoy the views on board and to follow optional circular day rides or linear cycling stretches where you’ll discover time-honoured aqueducts, abbeys and amphitheatres; rocky castles and quarry cathedrals; plus a world of wild, white horses and beautiful beaches down by the Mediterranean Sea.
2020 Prices now available
Here’s a refreshing way to experience all those must-see places in Provence. Start by the wild flatlands of the Camargue and dive down on your bike to the beaches of the Mediterranean coast. Then slowly enjoy the cruise as the crew sail the homely passenger boat northwards along the region’s warm waterways to Avignon, mooring up your floating accommodation for overnights and delightful day rides or linear cycling stretches. From Roman aqueducts and amphitheatres to iconic windmills and medieval cliff-top castles or the colourful landscapes around Arles where Van Gogh found his inspiration, there’s a feast of rich pickings to discover at your own pace, and what better way to wash them down than with a delicious glass of Côtes du Rhône on a visit to those classic vineyards around Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
2020 Prices now available
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