Individual arrival in Orange. Look forward to a city with well-known monuments from the Roman period. The magnificent theater and the Arch are historical witnesses of this era. The old town radiates an cozy atmosphere with its Provencal charm and small, quaint shops and cafes.
On the first cycling day, your guide will take you to the world-famous wine town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Of course, you have time for a leisurely stroll. Then you cycle on bike path and without traffic to Avignon. During a guided city tour you will marvel at this magnificent city. You will visit among other things the Papal Palace, which was declared a national heritage site.
Today your guide will first take you to St. Remy, a typical town in the Provence. Under the shade of the plane trees in the old streets of the old town, the hustle and bustle, the colors and the richness of herb scents is hard to beat. Afterward your ascent is rewarded with a great view of Les Baux, which is known for its location high on the mountain and the fortress ruins the "city in the rock." On selected paths and small roads you leisurely cycle to Arles. Roman and Romanesque heritage culture shape the city and the history of Arles. Arles was the second most important city of the Roman Empire, but also the city of Vincent van Gogh. Enjoy this double overnight.
Half sea, half land, the Camargue is a unique natural area with brackish lakes, vast salt steppes, wild horses and the famous pink flamingos. On small roads you will comfortably follow your tour guide into this unique natural area. In Méjanes you have the opportunity to take a small train to admire the untouched nature and, with a bit of luck, flamingos and wild bulls. Now the road leads back to Arles, where a guided tour of the city awaits you in the afternoon.
In the morning we go to the two towns of Tarascon and Beaucaire, separated by the Rhône. The sights of these towns are the 12th century castles. In Beaucaire, numerous cafés along the canal invite you to take a break. In Nîmes, numerous buildings bear witness to the Roman era. Marvel at the Arena, the Maison Carrée or the Tour Magne. But modernity also makes its mark, for example with the Carré d'art (cultural centre) by Norman Foster.
The castle of Tarascon, high above the Rhône, accompanies you for a while through the vineyards of Costiérs-de-Nimes. Around noon, you will see the Pont-du-Gard, the famous aqueduct from Roman times and also a World Heritage Site. Aromatic plants such as lavender, thyme and rosemary are your companions on the way to the pretty town of Uzés, which captivates you with its enchanting medieval charm. The unique market square surrounded by arcades is worth a visit.
Today the landscape changes again. Your guide will lead you through the hilly landscape of the garrigue, overgrown with Kermes oaks and Mediterranean herbs. But soon the vineyards and the lovely orchards of Provence dominate again. In good spirits, you cross the wide stream of the Rhône, whiz through Caderousse and are back in Orange in the afternoon.
After the breakfast individual departure or extension in orange. Rail passengers reach by TGV train every station in Germany until the evening.
Prices / Dates
- 7 overnight stays with breakfast in well-kept hotels of the 4**** category
- 5 x dinner in the hotels or good restaurants
- Luggage transfer
- Qualified, German-speaking tour guide
- Carefully prepared itinerary
- Detailed route description with maps
- Detailed travel documents
- Escort bus throughout the tour with bicycle trailer
- Daily ride in the escort bus
- All guided tours, entrance fees and transfers as per programme
- Tourist tax
Below you will find specific information on the trip "Provence: guided group tour" from/to Orange. If you have any further questions about this tour, please do not hesitate to call us: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train:
The easiest way to get to Paris is by ICE, from there you continue to Orange by TGV fast train. The starting hotel is centrally located in the old town, approx. 800m from the station.
Arrival by plane:
You can quickly reach Marseille airport (or alternatively Lyon) from many German airports. From there, a 10-minute bus ride will take you to the train tracks of Vitrolles Aeroporte Marseille Provence, where trains run directly to Orange in approx. 1:45 to 2:00 hours.
Parking facilities at the start hotel
You can park your car at the start hotel (for a fee). No reservation is possible.
You will receive detailed information on parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with your travel documents approx. 2-3 weeks before arrival.
Conditions of the cycle paths
The cycling stages are predominantly flat and run on small, low-traffic roads and asphalted farm tracks. In the Alpilles around Les Baux (3rd day) and in the Garriguel landscape around Uzès (6th/7th day), some short climbs cannot be avoided, but these are easy to master on an e-bike.
Available rental bikes
The available rental e-bikes have easy-to-use 9-speed/10-speed derailleur gears with freewheel and a low step-in (unisex models). They are equipped with a 500 or 545 watt battery and each with a large saddle bag. E-bikes with coaster are available to a limited extent - please inform us of this special request when booking.
If you want to bring your own bikes, they must also be e-bikes, as this trip is offered exclusively with e-bikes. You are responsible for repairs, suitable tools and safety. Not all e-bike types are suitable for transport on our bike trailers (tyre width and wheelbase). In this respect, transfers in between and return transfers of the bikes to the starting hotel are not always possible.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.