Avignon to Aigues Cycling Holidays
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Avignon to Aigues-Mortes (Bike and Barge)
Bike and Barge | 8 days | 7 nights | From £969 per person
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Tour Highlights
• Visit the Pont Du Gard, a truly spectacular work of architecture
• Vist Saint Remy de Provence the birthplace of Nostradamus
• Stay aboard the Soleo
• Combine cycling with river cruising

Route features
Route on bike paths and low traffic roads in rural and city areas. Short stretches are on unpaved roads and few on not avoidable busy roads.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1. Avignon

Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Avignon. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

Day 2. Avignon, round tour (45 km).

You cycle in the direction of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, following low-traffic roads surrounded by vineyards. In Châteauneuf- du-Pape you can enjoy a tasting of the very famous Provençal
wine. After that you will cross the Rhône at the height of Roquemaure and cycle back through Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
following the course of the river.

Day 3. Avignon–Aramon (40 km).

In the morning navigation till the town of Aramon, where you will start pedaling. The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Overnight in Aramon with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.

Day 4. Aramon-Vallabrègues (35 km).

You start your day sailing to Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône. Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers. You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. Overnight in Vallabrègues.

Day 5. Vallabreguès–Arles (60 km).

This stage brings you to Saint Remy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus.This village is also famous for having hosted Van Gogh in the days of his mental illness. In the end you move onto the Alpilles, with Les-Baux-de-Provence, a village lodged in the rock itself. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees accompanies your journey.

Day 6. Arles–Aigues Mortes (25 km).

Today the whole morning is dedicated to visit Arles, the ancient capital of Gaul with beautiful Roman ruins. You will also have the opportunity to be welcome by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town. After lunch you reach the lock of Saint Gilles and from there you will sail to Aigues Mortes for the overnight stay.

Day 7. Aigues-Mortes, round tour (55 km).

Going through small country lanes of Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will reach in the afternoon the charming fishermen’s village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing bath on the beach.

Day 8. Aigues-Mortes.

After breakfast, end of services. Possibility to book extra nights.

Map & Route Information

Route Features
Route on bike paths and low traffic roads in rural and city areas. Short stretches are on unpaved roads and few on not avoidable busy roads.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

About the Soleo
The Soleo is a local flatboat built in 1958, converted into a leisure boat in 1988 and refurbished in 2009.

IN FIGURES
Capacity: 22 guests
Lenght: 38.5 m
Width: 5.1 m
Draught: 1.6 m

CABINS
12 cabins (4 Doubles, 6 Twins,
2 Singles) 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
Measuring 12.50 × 4.70 m and air-conditioned, it is divided in two areas:

Restaurant (up to 22 seats)
Salon area with an open bar
A total of 10 windows give plenty of natural light.

EXTRA FEATURES
Sundeck with seating accommodation and fixed awning. Half of the sundeck is completely sheltered from the elements Free WiFi in the restaurant bar area and stereo system in the restaurant

Important Information:

• The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.

Cycle tours: All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are guided or individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with detailed bicycle maps and directions. You can choose. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers.

Diet: (i.e.: lactosefree, glutenfree) Possible on request. Must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure.

Travel documents: EU-nationals need a valid passport.

Included services

- Seven nights accommodation
– Full board
– Sheets and towels
– Detailed route descruption
– Maps and information pack
– Tour leader on bike
– Emergency van in area
– Guided visit of Arlesbr> – Entrance to Pont du Gard
– Harbour charges
– Tea and coffee on board
– Wine tasting Chateauneuf-du- Pape
– Entrance to Pont Du Gard

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Rental Bike Information

After years of touring throughout Europe, opinions and feed-back by customers, road and workshop tests you will use a bike, which is perfect for the city, but above all suitable for trekking: solid, reliable and with excellent technical characteristics.

27-gear City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

27-gear unisex City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

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Your Prices

Avignon to Aigues-Mortes (Bike and Barge)
8 days, 7 nights

Prices shown are per person and include full board accommodation.

Departure Dates: Departs on Saturdays only
Your Ship: Soleo

Prices per person including bike hire:

15th April to 22nd April 2017: £969 per person
29th April to 29th July 2017: £1069 per person
5th August to 19th August 2017: £969 per person
26th August to 30th September 2017: £1119 per person
7th October to 14th October 2017: £1069 per person

Single cabin supplement (limited number): £279
Rental bike (Included)
E-Bike (Payable locally): £79

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Holiday Price: From £969
Single Supplement: From £279

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