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Family Cycle Tour of Provence

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Family Cycle Tour of Provence

AUD1070 per person

The sublime landscapes and pretty villages of Provence have been an inspiration for artists for centuries. To really appreciate the countryside the ideal means of travel through the region is by bike. Fields of lavender and poppies, old olive groves and vine covered hills, orchards brimming with fruit and crumbling farmhouses are characteristic of the landscape. Explore historic relics from prehistoric to Roman times, and take your time to soak up the sights and sample the wine and produce of the Cotes du Rhone and greater Provence. Splendid churches, medieval castles and picture-book Montagnette villages along the way provide an excuse for frequent stops. The night in St. Remy de Provence, the birthplace of Nostradamus and the town where Van Gogh spent his last years painting some of his best works, is one of the many highlights of this inspiring cycling adventure.

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Family Cycle Tour of Provence

Description Trip Cost Per Person AUD
Adults$1070
Child <2yr share room with 2 adults $130
Child age 2-6 share room with 2 Adults$740
child aged 7-12 share room with 2 adults$800
Single Supplement$310
Single Traveller Surcharge$330
Electric Bike Supplement$60
Pricing is in AUD per person, all pricing is 'from' the listed price
Pricing is correct for exchange rates on 24/10/17 and can change at any time.
DetailsInformation
NameProvence Alpilles By Bike
Duration 5 Days
Level: Introductory-116-41km/day on undulating terrain; relaxed pace; suitable for children & beginners.
ActivitySelf Guided Cycle
Accommodation4 nights in 2-3 star hotels
Departure DatesDaily from 15 Mar - 15 Oct

Package Includes:

  • MEALS: *4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • ACCOMMODATION: *4 nights in family run 2 and 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • BACKUP & SUPPORT *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *luggage transfer (1 bag weighing max 20kg per person) *emergency hotline
  • EQUIPMENT: *21 or 24 speed bike rental with pump, repair kit, lock, helmet and panniers (electric bike available on request – supplement applies. Child bikes are also available on request)

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from Arles/Graveson/Barbentane
  • Drinks, Lunches and 1 Dinner in Arles
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tour Guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Times of a personal nature
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Tour starts in Arles / concludes Barbentane or Graveson
  • Departure Time
    Arrive any time on Day 1
  • Return Time
    Concludes after breakfast Day 5
  • Dress Code
    Sand shoes, comfortable cycle clothes, wet weather gear, hat, sunscreen
  • Included
    Family Cycle Tour of Provence
    Local Taxes
    Transport between destinations
    Dinner
    Accommodation
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Gratuities
    Activities
    Airport Transfers
    Flights
    Lunch
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
1
Day 1: Arrive Arles
  • Arrive in historic Arles, which dates from the 7th century BC and was a major GalloRoman city.
  • visit the Arena and the Roman Theatre
  • cycle along its canal to the reconstructed Van Gogh bridge, the setting of the painter’s famous “Pont de Langlois” works.
  • Meals: Nil
Accommodation: Our first choice of hotel is in the old centre of Arles. If this is not available, you’ll stay in a 2-star country hotel with swimming pool a short distance from the centre.
2
Day 2: Arles to Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Today’s cycle is short, giving you time to explore the area and Les Baux
  • a picturesque village with a royal history and high fortified ruins.
  • There are some great museums in the village including the History Museum and the Olive Museum
  • Cycle 21km
  • Meals: B,D
Accommodation: 2 star in Les Baux
3
Day 3: Les Baux-de Provence to Saint Remy-de-Provence
  • From Les Baux you return to Maussane along a back road
  • gorgeous views of the Alpilles, and continue to Saint Rémy.
  • The year before his death, Vincent van Gogh spent time in an asylum in this town and also in nearby Arles.
  • The colours and light were an inspiration in his paintings. Other well known artists that have been attracted to the area include Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and Cézanne.
  • There is ample opportunity to explore delightful Saint Remy, including the house where Nostradamus was born.
  • Cycle 28km
  • Meals: B,D
Accommodation: 2 star hotel in the village
4
Day 4: Saint Remy-de-Provence to Barbentane/Graveson
  • Today you will cycle along back roads across the market garden plains of Châteaurenard to your hotel in Graveson or Barbentane.
  • Cycle 16-21km
  • Meals: B,D
Accommodation Graveson or Barbentane
5
Day 5: Trip Concludes
  • Arrangements conclude after breakfast.
  • It is a 15 minute taxi ride to Avignon TGV station where you can take the train to Paris (3hrs).
  • Start planning your next amazing family holiday

TOUR LOCATION

Europe offers many trails perfect for cycling or walking, and the food is fantastic!

Provence, France

Provence offeres pretty villages, fields of Lavender, olive groves and vine covered hills.  Visit historic Roman relics, splendid churches, medieval castles and crumbling farmhouses.  This area of France is known for its wine and food, take your time to sample the local produce and smell the lavender on the warm breeze.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Booking Terms & Conditions
  • Deposit: $400pp - may vary depending on type of trip
  • Boat trips have higher deposit due to strict cancellation fees.
  • Final Payment: All invoices must be paid in full 70 days prior to arrival
  • Min group size:  1
Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds
  • As the trip price is based on twinshare, a single supplement is payable if a single room is required ‑ or a single traveller supplement if you are travelling solo*. Please refer to the price options for costs or ask our office for details. Note regarding single rooms ‑ The single supplement guarantees the privacy of your own room, however, rooms can at times be small and in some places may not enjoy the same facilities as double/twin rooms. *The single traveller surcharge is only available on trips deemed suitable