Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Aigues Mortes / Avignon
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    240 km / 149 mi
  • Distance per day:
    25 - 55 km / 16 - 34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    Provence: hilly, with a challenging gradient, Camargue: flat
  • Profile:
    Predominantly on paved quiet roads.
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train,
    look at "Info/arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

 

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike

From Aigues Mortes to Avignon from EUR 990

The Tour

Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike

Camargue and Provence by boat and bike - a journey to impressive places and through a section of France’s untouched nature. You’ll be cycling through the Rhone valley with its famous vineyards, exploring sights such as the Roman Pont du Gard and the medieval Tour de Constance tower. You’ll find the Camargue landscape, with its famous white horses and black bulls, to be very impressive.
Contingent on availability, we will book you on either the MS Caprice or the MS L'Estello, which offer like-for-like amenities.

 
Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike

Day 1 Arrival in Aigues-Mortes
Embarkation starts at 6 pm, and there’s also time for exploring the historic centre.

Day 2 Round trip Aigues-Mortes, approx. 55 km/34 mi
Today is wholly devoted to the Camargue, which remains pristine and untouched in many places. We recommend taking the chance to go for a swim in the Mediterranean.

Day 3 Boat trip, Saint Gilles - Arles, approx. 25 km/16 mi
The ship will take you to the Saint Gilles locks, after which you’ll be riding to Arles. Why not check out the picturesque historic centre!

Day 4 Arles - Vallabrègues, approx. 55 km/34 mi
Today’s first stop is Saint Rémy de Provence, Nostradamus’s birthplace. Afterwards, you’ll be riding through a picturesque countryside full of limestone cliffs and olive trees, made famous by van Gogh.

Day 5  Round trip Vallabrègues, boat trip, 35 km/22 mi
You’ll be cycling to Barbentane castle, the Saint Michel de Frigolet abbey and the medieval Boulbon castle. Then the ship will take you to Aramon.

Day 6 Aramon - Avignon, boat trip, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Today’s cycling route features the Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard. In the morning, the ship will take you to Avignon, the city of popes.

Day 7  Round trip around Avignon, approx. 30 km/19 mi
You are embarking on a journey which will lead you through the Garique region, which is shaped by vineyards and orchards. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Avignon’s historic centre.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Camargue and Provence by Boat & bike" on MS Caprice or L'Estello ends.

 
 
Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Caprice and L'Estello.

Included in "Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • guided city tours in Arles
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • guided cycle tours, in english
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • optional rental bike with helmet

Accomodation:

  • Caprice:
    8 twin bed cabins 8 sqm / 86 sq ft
    2 double cabins 8 sqm / 86 sq ft
    1 single cabin 7 sqm / 75 sq ft
    all cabins with individually adjustable air conditioning, permanently locked windows
  • L'Estello:
    9 twin bed cabins 8 sqm / 86 sq ft
    1 double cabin 8 sqm / 86 sq ft
    all cabins with individually adjustable air conditioning, permanently locked windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed gearboxes and ree wheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    03.04. + 17.04. + 01.05. + 15.05. + 29.05.
    12.06. + 26.06. + 10.07. + 24.07.
    07.08. + 21.08. + 04.09. + 18.09.
    02.10. + 16.10.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • 03.04. + 10.07. + 24.07. + 07.08.
      990 EUR 2-bed cabin
    1340 EUR single cabin/twin for single occupancy
  • 17.04.-26.06. + 16.10.
    1340 EUR 2-bed cabin
    1690 EUR single cabin/twin for single occupancy
  • 21.08. + 04.09. + 18.09. + 02.10.
    1430 EUR 2-bed cabin
    1780 EUR single cabin/twin for single occupancy
  •     85 EUR rental bike
  •   220 EUR e-bike
  •     50 EUR special diet
  • booking code "Camargue & Provence by Boat and Bike":
    RS-FCP-7M

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Aigues-Mortes:
    Please note: the historic centre is inaccessible for cars, but there is ample parking available outside the city walls - mostly subject to a charge ranging between EUR 20 and 50 per day.

  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Aigues-Mortes SNCF, approx. 500 m / 1650 ft from the city centre

  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Nîmes-Arles-Camargue (Garons), distance approx. 40 km / 25 mi, transfer to Nimes train station by shuttle bus, take the train from here to Aigues-Mortes, (1 x change, duration approx. 1 h, normal fare approx. EUR 15)
    Airport Montpellier-Mèditerranèe, distance approx. 25 km / 16 mi, for the trip to Aigues-Mortes we recommend taking a Taxi.

Return transfer:
Under your own steam by train from Avignon to Aigues Mortes, (1 x change, duration approx. 2,25 h, normal fare approx. EUR 35). Or by bus (1 x change, duration approx. 3,25 h, normal fare approx. EUR 10).

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • The assignment of ships - either the MS Caprice or the MS L’Estello - is decided upon arrival by the operator based on availability.
  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
Info/booking
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