Radurlaub Provence
Radurlaub Provence
Radurlaub Provence
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Provence Highlights guided tour

Highlights of the Provence

Provence – France’s sunshine country with fertile, lush valleys, the Mediterranean coast, ancient and medieval cultural centres, the scent of herbs and the Provençal lifestyle. It is a great cultural landscape, which has attracted countless painters such as van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall with its unique light and its intensive colours. Apart from the wonderful and varied landscape Provence attracts with its history, art and architecture. The visitor is enchanted by famous architectural masterworks such as the papal palace in Avignon (world heritage), the Arena in Arles and the Pont du Gard (world heritage) as well as the Greek-Roman excavation sites of Glanum and the medieval city Les Baux in the Alpilles. The bike tour through the Camargue, the protected moor landscape in the Rhône delta, is another highlight. The famous pink flamingos and the white horses are the hallmarks of this landscape and a magnificent opposite to previous attractions. And over and over again we breathe the life of Provence: hustle and bustle in the cities, colourful markets, Spanish traditions, village life under plane trees and a breeze of southern calmness.
France

Easy to Moderate

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided Tour
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Meike Engling

Itinerary

Enjoy the city with the wonderful architectural monuments from Roman times. The great theatre and the triumph arch are historical witnesses from this epoch. The old town attracts with Provençal charm as well as small pretty shops and cafés.

The first stage takes you into the world-famous wine town Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A stroll through the town should not be missed. You travel to the city of Avignon along the Rhône on cycle paths and without the bother of car traffic. We recommend a stroll through the old town (guided options include a guided tour of the city) with a visit to the papal palace.

Without much ado and once again with hardly any traffic you leave the town and cycle directly to St. Rémy, probably the most beautiful and certainly the most typical town in the Provence. Nothing surpasses the hustle and bustle, the blaze of colour and the richness of herb scents under the shadow-offering plane trees in the ancient alleys of the old town. The effort of the ascent to the Alpilles is rewarded with great views of the Les Baux. Because of the harmonic location of the vil-lage and because of the fortress ruins, Les Baux is also known as the “city in rock”.
Chosen small paths and tiny streets take you to Arles. Roman culture and Romanesque heritage characterise the cityscape and the history of Arles. Arles was the second-biggest city of the Roman Empire; it is also the city of Vincent van Gogh. Your hotel accommodates you for the next two nights.

Half sea, half land – the Camargue is an unique natural landscape with brackish water lakes, vast salt steppes, wild horses and the famous pink flamingos. Small paths take you into the unique nature reserve. In Mejanes with the Arena you have the opportunity of travelling with a small train through unspoilt nature and to admire, with some luck, flamingos and wild bulls. The route takes you on almost traffic-free paths back to Arles (guided options include a guided tour of the city).

In the morning you cycle to the cities Tarascon and Beaucaire. Both cities are placed beside the Rhône River. There are a lot of nice places and castle of the 12 century. Visit a café in Beaucaire and enjoy a pause beside the riverbank. The charm of the city Beaucaire invites you to stay and relax. In Nîmes numerous well-preserved buildings are evidence of the Romans. Visit the arena, the Maison Carrée or the Tour Magne. Or enjoy the modern part of the city the “Carré d´art” of Norman Foster.

The fortress of Tarascon, located high above the Rhône, accompanies you for a while through the vineyards of Costières-de-Nimes. About noon you will already see Pont-du-Gard, the famous aqueduct from Roman times, world heritage as well. Aromatic plants such as lavender, thyme and rosemary accompany you into the pretty Provençal town of Uzès, which attracts with its magical, medieval charm. Among other places of interest, the unique market square, surrounded by arcades, is worthwhile.

Today the landscape changes once again. The last stage takes you through the hilly landscape of the Garrigue, with its oaks and Mediterranean herbs. Later on, the vineyards and the lovely orchards of the Provence take over once again. On the other side of the river you cycle through other famous wine regions of the Côte du Rhône (Lirac, Laudan) and reach the city of Orange again in the afternoon.

The route

Apart from a few small ascents in the hilly landscapes of the Garrigue and the Alpilles, the route is easy and varied, suitable even for inexperienced cyclists. You mostly bike on small streets with less traffic and on asphalted paths.

Karte Radtour Höhepunkte der Provence
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Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
19.05.-26.05.
Highlights of Provence Days 8 Cat. Deluxe, FR-PRRHD-08G
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
Highlights of Provence Guided Days 8 Cat. A, FR-PRRHP-08G
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
1410,00
420,00
1170,00
270,00
Price
24-gear gents
24-gear-unisex
E-Bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services & Extras

  • Overnights in double rooms (shower/WC) in hotels of category A or deluxe including breakfast
  • Half board: at least several course dinner (Cat. A - 7x, Deluxe - 5x)
  • Wine tasting
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed travel documents
  • English-speaking tour guide on spot - familiar with the region
  • Tour-bus, daily possibility to shorten the stages
  • Guided city tour through Avignon and Arles
  • All entrees as mentioned in the program
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Luggage transfer

Parking/arrival and departure

Category Deluxe: you can park at your start hotel for € 10,- per day. No reservation possible or necessary.

Category A: parking free at the hotel

Good train connections to Orange (TGV-station). The hotels of arrival are located approx. 1 to 3 km away from the station.

 

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Friedel Köllemann DE | 30.07.2014
Höhepunkte der Provence
Gute Organisation durch das Team vor Ort.Reisegruppe zu groß.Streckenführung nicht optimal.Vorläufig keine Rückenwind Reisen mehrMfGFriedel Köllemann
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Rückenwind Reisen
Auf dieser geführten Reise waren 18 Reiseteilnehmer. Wir möchten natürlich jedem einen schönen Urlaub bieten und sind mit dieser Anzahl an Teilnehmer bisher nicht negativ aufgefallen. Wir werden dies aber bedenken und danken Ihnen für Ihre Rückmeldung. 

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