Provence & Camargue by Boat & Bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Avignon / Aigues Mortes
  • 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:
    Camargue: flat, Provence: hilly, with a challenging gradient
  • 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.

Provence & Camargue by Boat & Bike

From Avignon to Aigues Mortes from EUR 990

The Tour

Provence & Camargue by Boat & Bike

Provence and Camargue 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.

Provence & Camargue by Boat & Bike - MS Caprice
 

Day 1 Arrival in Avignon
Embarkation starts at 6 pm at Quai de la Ligne, at which time there will also be an opportunity to explore the historic centre.

Day 2 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 3 Boat trip, Avignon - Aramon, approx. 40 km/25 mi
A morning cruise will take you to Aramon. The subsequent bike tour will lead you past the roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Day 4 Boat trip, Roundrip Vallabrègues, 35 km/22 mi
In the morning, your ship will take you to Vallabrègues. Then, you’ll be cycling to Barbentane castle, the Saint Michel de Frigolet abbey and the medieval Boulbon castle.

Day 5 Vallabrègues - Arles, approx. 55 km/34 mi
Today, you’ll be traversing a landscape full with limestone cliffs and olive trees, made famous by van Gogh. Today’s destination is Saint Rémy de Provence, Nostradamus’ birthplace.

Day 6 Arles, boat trip to Aigues-Mortes, 25 km/16 mi
In the morning, we recommend visiting Arles’ historic centre. Afterwards, today’s cycling route will lead you to Saint Gilles, after which the ship will take you to Aigues Mortes.

Day 7 Round trip around Aigues-Mortes, 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 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Provence and Camargue by Boat & Bike" on MS Caprice or L'Estello ends.

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

Info/booking

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

Included in "Provence & Camargue by Boat & 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 tour 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 free wheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    27.03. + 10.04. + 24.04. + 08.05. + 22.05.
    05.06. + 19.06. + 03.07. + 17.07. + 31.07.
    14.08. + 28.08. + 11.09. + 25.09.
    09.10. + 23.10.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • 27.03. + 17.07. + 31.07. + 14.08.
      990 EUR 2-bed cabin
    1340 EUR single cabin/twin for single occupancy
  • 10.04.-03.07. + 23.10.
    1340 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1690 EUR single cabin/twin for single occupancy
  • 28.08. + 11.09. + 25.09. + 09.10.
    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

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Avignon:
    Palais du Pape, guarded, EUR 16,50  per day, approx. 500 m / 1650 ft from the mooring point
    Parking de l'Oritoire, guarded, EUR 25,50 per day, approx. 1.1 km / 0.7 miles from the mooring point
    P+R Parking des Italiens, unguarded, shuttle service approx. every 5-20 minutes, approx 1 km / 0.6 miles from the mooring point
    Further free parking is available outside the historic centre ring road, around Boulevard Saint-Roch as well as the arterial roads.

  • Arrival by train:
    Avignon TGV station, 4 km / 2.5 miles south of the city centre
    From the TGV station, take the bus or regional train (TER) to the city centre
    Avignon Central station is located right by Boulevard Saint Roche, approx. 1.6 km / 1 mile away from the ship’s mooring point

  • Arrival by plane:
    Aéroport Marseille-Provence, distance approx. 80 km / 50 mi, by train to Avignon, (2 x changes of train, duration approx. 1-1,5 h, normal fare approx. EUR 25)
    Aéroport Lyon, distance approx. 240 km / 150 mi, by train to Avignon, (0 x changes of train, duration approx.1,5 h, normal fare approx. EUR 50)

Return transfer:
Under your own steam by train from Aigues-Mortes to Avignon, (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
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