If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
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.
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.
Travel time 2020:
All prices are per person.
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)
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.