Radurlaub Provence
Radurlaub Provence
Radurlaub Provence
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Provence Highlight Deluxe

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
  • Self-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 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 village 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.

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
Radurlaub Deutschland

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 23, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Saturdays and mondays
Season 2
Jul 6, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Saturdays and mondays
Highlights of Provence Days 8 Cat: Deluxe, FR-PRRHP-08D
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
1090,00
450,00
1170,00
450,00
Price
7-gear unisex
18-gear unisex
18-speed men´s bike
21-gear unisex
24-gear gents
24-gear-unisex
E-Bike
80,00
80,00
80,00
80,00
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services & Extras

Included:

  • 7 Overnights in hotels of the booked category with breakfast
  • Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-day-service-hotline

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements

 

Parking/arrival and departure

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

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

 

Comfortable hotels of the 3*** and 4****-level (french class.), partly with air conditioning system and pool.

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Sabine A. DE | 18.09.2018
Wunderschöne Radreise mit vielen kulturellen Highlights
Die Strecke war sehr abwechslungsreich, führte durch Weinberge, Reisfelder, Wälder, an Obstplantagen und Olivenhainen vorbei und endete immer in einer alten Stadt mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Es war unsere erste organisierte Radreise und sie hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
5 stars
Thomas B. DE | 15.09.2018
Höhepunkte eines kompakten Reiseerlebnisses
Anfangs war ich etwas skeptisch: entspricht die unspektakuläre Landschaft der Provence den inzwischen hochgeschraubten Erwartung eines Reisenden? Klare Antwort: jein. Schnell haben wir gemerkt, dass es bei dieser Reise um etwas Anderes geht. Man kommt in den Genuss eines Gesamtpakets, das sich aus dem Komfort gut geführter Hotels, wundervoll lauer Sommerabende in Städten wie Avignon oder Arles ergibt. Die täglichen Fahrradrouten dazwischen sind gut ausgezeichnet. Das mitgegebene Kartenmaterial ist üppig und ausreichend. Die Betreuung vor Ort war absolut verlässlich und hielt sich dezent im Hintergrund. Ingesamt ein Radurlaub, der einen völlig abschalten ließ. Und einem das letzt- lich Unspektakuläre der provenzalischen Landschaft als eine Form anmutender Unaufdringlichkeit ins Gedächtnis brachte. Ausgezeichnet!
5 stars
Sibylle Piehl DE | 18.07.2018
Eindrucksvolle Tour für alle Sinne
Die Tour bietet Anregungen für alle Sinne, wechselnde Gerüche von Kräutern aller Art, laut zirpende Zikaden, abwechslungsreiche Landschaften mit Obst-, Wein-, Gemüseplantagen, und eindrucksvolle Städte. Manche Strecken sind mit recht anstrengenden Anstiegen versehen, es werden aber auch meistens Alternativstrecken angeboten. Wunderschön war auch die Kanutour zum Pont du Gard. Einziger Wermutstropfen waren die zur Verfügung gestellten GPS-Daten für das Fahrradnavi. Sie waren leider für unser Gerät nur bedingt geeignet.
5 stars
Betina B. DE | 27.05.2018
Super tolle Radreise in der Provence
Wunderschöne Strecke, gute Streckenführung, Hotels sehr zentral, schöne Städte- auch abseits des radelns gab es viel zu sehen. Radwege nicht mit denen in Deutschland zu vergleichen, teilweise etwas holprig. Wenn der Mistral bläst, wird der Ausflug in die Camargue sehr anstrengend 😅🚴‍♀️.

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