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Round trip: Get to know a region on a round trip with the same start and end location

Provence: round trip

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The sunny country of France.

Look forward to Provence in the south of France. A wonderful cultural landscape awaits you, which is famous for its unique lighting conditions, intense colors, fragrant herbs, and blue lavender fields. In addition to this great and diverse landscape, Provence impresses with historical cities, art, and architecture. Discover famous buildings such as the Papal Palace in Avignon (UNESCO world heritage site), the Roman arenas in Arles and Nîmes and the imposing bridge Pont du Gard (UNESCO world heritage site). Be impressed by the Greco-Roman excavations at Glanum and be enchanted by the medieval town of Les Baux in the Alpilles. On a trip to the Camargue, with a bit of luck, you will see pink flamingos and white wild horses, both symbols of this landscape. And what would a trip be without culinary delights? Provence is the largest producer of fruit, vegetables and herbs in France! Try a bite as often and as much as you can.

1. day Orange Arrival

Look forward to Orange, a city with famous architectural monuments from Roman times. Marvel at the grandiose theater and the triumphal arch and let yourself be enchanted by the Provençal charm of the old town. What a wonderful start to this tour!

2. day Orange - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon ca. 50 km

On small paths you cycle past country estates, castles and an infinite number of vines to the world-famous wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Take the opportunity and try a world-famous wine. You cycle through this wonderful wine-growing region of the same name to Avignon. Marvel at and visit the Papal Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stroll through the pretty old town streets, which are still surrounded by a massive medieval city wall.

3. day Avignon - St. Rémy - Arles ca. 55 km

Today you cycle first to St. Rémy, perhaps the most beautiful and typical town in Provence. Stroll through the historic streets of the old town under the shade of plane trees and watch the hustle and bustle at a delicious cafe. The blaze of color and the abundance of herbal fragrances have already inspired Vincent van Gogh here. If you want, you can take a detour up to the medieval ruines of Les Baux, which sits enthroned in a fantastic location on a high rock. Then you roll on small paths and lanes to Arles. Roman culture and Romanesque heritage still shape the cityscape today, as Arles was once the provincial capital of the Roman Empire. Enjoy the special atmosphere and marvel at the large amphitheater in the middle of the city.

4. day Rundtour Camargue ca. 45 km

Look forward to your bike excursion in the Camargue. Half water, half land, the Camargue is a unique natural area with brackish water lakes, wide salt steppes, wild horses and the famous pink flamingos. In Méjanes you can take a small train into the middle of untouched nature and, with a bit of luck, watch flamingos and wild bulls. You then cycle back to Arles on almost car-free streets.

5. day Arles – Nîmes ca. 50 km

Today you cycle easily through the wide delta of the Rhône to Tarascon and Beaucaire. These two medieval towns are only separated by the Rhône. Marvel at the imposing castles from the 12th century and the many city palaces from the 17th / 18th centuries before you continue your bike tour to Nîmes. Stroll through the historic city that was once a very important outpost of the Roman Empire. Well-preserved monuments still bear witness to this today. Marvel at the white Roman limestone temple Maison Carrée with its striking columns and the two-story amphitheater, which is still used today for concerts and bullfights.

6. day Nîmes – Pont du Gard – Uzès ca. 50 km

You cycle easily along the railway line towards Remoulins, where you meet the river Gardon. Only a few kilometers later you will be amazed because the Pont du Gard (UNESCO World Heritage Site) spans the Gardon in front of you. Marvel at the 49 m high bridge with its 3 floors, which was part of an approximately 50 km long aqueduct that was used to transport water from the springs near Uzès to the Roman city of Nîmes during the Roman Empire. Explore the lower floor on foot, a unique experience! Today the Pont du Gard is one of the most important sights in southern France. Lavender, thyme and rosemary are still your companions to the pretty town of Uzès with its magical, medieval charm. Take a leisurely stroll through the arcade-lined market square, stop in one of the nice restaurants on Place aux Herbes (herb square) and marvel at the somewhat clumsy-looking ducal palace.

7. day Uzès - Orange ca. 55 km

Look forward to a very diverse bike tour, because the landscape changes several times today. First you cycle through the hilly landscape of the Garrigue, overgrown with Kermes oaks and Mediterranean herbs, later the vineyards and the lovely orchards of Provence dominate again. You cross the Rhône and cycle the last few kilometers to Orange in a good mood. Take another stroll along the Roman Theater from the 1st century A.D., which is considered to be one of the best preserved in the world and let the last day of cycling relax in the historic old town.

8. day Orange Departure

Unfortunately, it's over! We would be happy to book additional nights for you. We wish you a safe journey home, train travelers can take the TGV to any train station in Germany by evening.

. Category Deluxe

You stay in comfortable, high-quality and mostly very centrally located hotels of the 4-star category (French classification), some with air conditioning and pool.

prices & services

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Provence: round trip
tour no.:
00516
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

individual
duration:
8 days
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level:
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
beginners-intermediate
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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prices 2022

Prices are per person.

Season 1

19.03. – 30.05.2022

08.10. – 17.10.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 819,00 €
Single room 999,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 919,00 €
Single room 1.119,00 €
 

Season 2

04.06. – 27.06.2022

08.08. – 03.10.2022

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 849,00 €
Single room 1.029,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 949,00 €
Single room 1.149,00 €
 

Season 3

02.07. – 06.08.2022

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 879,00 €
Single room 1.059,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 979,00 €
Single room 1.179,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
89,00 €
 
electric bike
199,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Orange from Cat. B
Double room 55,00 €
Single room 85,00 €
 
Orange from Cat. A
Double room 65,00 €
Single room 105,00 €
 

bookable additional services

half-board Cat. B
195,00 €
halb-board Cat. A
210,00 €
Travel services
  • personal greeting with informative briefing about the tour
  • own signposting along the route
  • when booking half-board, dinner (buffet-style or multi-course) must be taken outside the accomodation with a voucher sometimes
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about the round tour in Provence

Below you will find specific information about the round trip in Provence. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: +49 6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Orange is easy to get to by train. You can find detailed information about rail connections on the Deutsche Bahn website. The start hotels are approx. 1.5 - 3 km from the train station.

Train Connections

Parking facilities at the hotel

Cat. A: Free parking is available on the hotel premises. No reservation possible and required.

Cat. B: The hotel has a few outside parking spaces. Reservation not possible. The price is 9,00 €, payable on site. Alternatively, parking spaces are available in the "parking du théâtre antique". The price is around 10,00 €/ day. It is not possible to make a reservation in advance. Payment is made on site.

Deluxe: Parking in the hotel garage for around 15,00 €/ day.

Condition of the bike paths

The daily bike tours are between 45 and 55 km long and lead through the different landscapes of Provence. Except for small climbs in the hilly garrigue and in the Alpilles, an easy and diverse tour awaits you, even for inexperienced cyclists. This trip runs mainly on small, low-traffic streets and asphalt farm roads. With an electric bike, this tour will be very relaxed and fun!

Available rental bikes

If you prefer a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up at your destination. You can choose from unisex bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as electric bikes with coaster brake. Simply state your bike requirements when booking.

Cycling in France

A striking dress code is prescribed for cyclists in France. Since 2008, you have to wear a reflective safety vest during nighttime or on days with bad weather conditions if you cycle outside of towns. Otherwise, you face a very steep fine. 

Safety vest compulsory!

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 day 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, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

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.

tour highlights

Pope's Palace Avignon

The Pope's Palace at Avignon (Palais des Papes) was the residence of various popes and counterpopes between 1335 and 1430. The palace is part of the world heritage site with the old town of Avignon.

Papstpalast Avignon

 

Bridge Pont St. Bénézet

The bridge Pont St. Bénézet is a world-famous landmark of the city of Avignon and together with the nearby Pope's Palace, it counts to UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a length of 900 meters the bridge was one of the longest in Europe. It originally consisted of 22 arches, four of these are still preserved today.

Bridge Pont St. Bénézet

 

Saint Rémy de Provence

Saint Rémy is the birthplace of Nostradamus (1503-1566).
Also the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) spent the years 1889/90 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He was treated here in the psychiatry of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. During this period, a series of paintings, including the famous "Night of the Night", were created. Further paintings such as "The Irrational Garden" in Saint-Rémy represent the sanatorium in which Vincent van Gogh lived.

Saint Rémy de Provence

 

Les Baux

The old town complex and castle ruins of Les Baux are one of the great attractions of the Provence.
The Les Baux complex is high above fertile valleys with olive groves and grapevines on a limestone plateau that is almost 1 km long and 200 m wide. Visitors first enter the suburb with its narrow streets and picturesque stone houses, which have been rebuilt in recent decades.

Les Baux

 

Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct bridge. It is one of the most important preserved Roman bridge constructions in the world and is one of the most important sights of southern France.

Pont du Gard

 

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