Come to Southern France and make a wonderful bike and boat tour through the wild Camargue nature with its bulls and horses northwards to colorful Provence. Start at the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes and discover Arles, Avignon, the Pont du Gard aqueduct, Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and many other breathtaking places. You won’t regret it.
Day 1: Arrival in Aigues-Mortes
Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Aigues Mortes, a medieval town and ancient military and commercial rampart on the Mediterranean.
Day 2: Around Aigues-Mortes, ~55 km/35 miles
Going through small country lanes of the Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will have the chance to see the famous black bulls and the white horses typical of this region, as well as the pink flamingos...In the afternoon you will reach the charming fishermen’s village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing bath on the beach.
Day 3: Aigues-Mortes - Arles, ~25 km/15 miles
You will sail for a couple of hours up to Saint Gilles and then cycle to today’s destination Arles, known for the richness of its antique and Roman patrimony. The city fascinates you with its hidden treasures. Getting lost among its small alleys will be like entering a picture of Van Gogh. In the afternoon you will also have the opportunity to be welcomed by a professional guide, who will accompany around the jewels of the town.
Day 4: Arles - Vallabrègues, ~55 km/34 miles
This is a breathtaking stage, which brings you to the Alpilles, with the perched village of Les-Baux-de-Provence and then to Saint Rémy de Provence. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees will accompany the trip. In the evening you will moor in Vallabrègues, pretty Provencal village on the banks of the Rhone.
Day 5: Vallabrègues - Aramon, ~35 km/22 miles
Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and the Durance rivers. You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. In the afternoon navigation to Aramon for the overnight with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.
Day 6: Aramon - Avignon, ~40 km/25 miles
The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. In the afternoon you will arrive in Avignon, the city of the Popes. Your mooring place is at the Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.
Day 7: Around Avignon, ~30 km/18 miles
Today we’ll get to the other side of the river Rhone by crossing the island Île de la Barthelasse, and we’ll ride in the typical garrigue landscape, between vineyards and orchards. Before going back we’ll visit Villeneuve Les Avignon, once known to be the town of the cardinals. In the afternoon a guided visit will let us discover the historic center of Avignon.
Day 8: Avignon
Individual departure after breakfast.
Your ship - the Caprice
The boat Caprice is equipped with 11 cabins (3 Doubles, 8 Twins) measuring 7-8 m2. Each cabin has three fixed portholes (one is in the bathroom), air conditioning and en-suite facilities with shower area, plus ample closet space, a power socket and a full-length mirror. Bed sizes: 1.90 m x 0.80 m (singles) and 1.90 m x 1.40 m (doubles). The living area measures 12.50 x 4.10 m, is air-conditioned and it is divided into two areas: the restaurant (up to 22 seats) the lounge with an open bar. A total of 10 windows give plenty of natural light. Extra features: free Wi-Fi in the restaurant/bar area and sundeck with seating accommodation and fixed awning.
Your ship - the Estello
The boat L’Estello is equipped with 10 double cabins (1 double and nine twin beds cabins) measuring 7-8 m2. Each cabin has two portholes (one is in the bathroom), is air-conditioned and has en-suite facilities. Bed sizes: 1.90/2 m x 0.75/0.80 m. The living area is an air-conditioned living room and is divided into two areas: the restaurant, with large picture windows and the bar area with comfortable sofas and armchairs. Extra features: sundeck with a fixed awning, tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi in the restaurant/bar area "Bring and Borrow" supply of travel books, Pétanque/Boules sets and board games available.
7 nights in booked cabin
6x packed lunch
7x dinner (4-course-menu)
tee and coffee on board
bed linen and towels
daily cabin cleaning
detailed tour information
tour guide with bicycle
guided walk in Arles
accompanied by vehicle in case of emergency
guided & self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival on Saturdays
departure from Avignon
13.04, 27.04, 11.05, 25.05, 08.06, 22.06, 06.07, 20.07, 03.08, 17.08, 31.08, 14.09, 28.09, 12.10. and 26.10.2019
departure from Aigues-Mortes
06.04, 20.04, 04.05, 18.05, 01.06, 15.06, 29.06, 13.07, 27.07, 10.08, 24.08, 07.09, 21.09, 05.10. and 19.10.2019
season I (990 €/person in double)
season II (+230 €/person)
season III (+320 €/person)
route (1): ~240 km/150 miles
flat along the rivers and on bike paths and smaller roads that anybody can do
how to get there
by car: highway to Aigues-Mortes or Avignon
by train: station in Aigues Mortes or Avignon
by plane: airport Montpellier, Marseille or Nîmes
from Montpellier station or airport to Aigues-Mortes with France-Bike van on request for 40 €/ride
from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes for 180 €/ride
can be booked on request, prices depending on season
the tour direction changes every week.
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