Provence by bike: sweet, antique, untamed, wonderful ...
Departing from Avignon, you cycle through Provence, from the Côtes du Rhône to the Gard, from Arles to the Alpilles, from Les Baux to Avignon. You cross the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, cities steeped in ancient history and the Alpilles Regional Nature Park.
This bike stay will take you on a loop around Avignon. It takes you on a discovery of Provence, between Vaucluse, Gard and Bouches du Rhône. By bike, you cycle among the prestigious vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, wander through cities with history more than a thousand years old and ride over the surprising limestone landscapes and fragrant hills of the Alpilles. Cradled by the song of the cicadas, this Provençal getaway leads you to meet its inhabitants. Warm and inexhaustible, the Provencals reveal the secrets and traditions of the region with their melodious southern accent. Under the beautiful southern France sun, your cycling trip in Provence is revitalizing.
All along the route, you pass through cities whose tumultuous history dates back to Antiquity. Avignon, the papal city, Orange, the city of Princes or even Arles, city of Art and History have inherited a rich ancient, Roman (amphitheater, triumphal arch …) and medieval heritage. Along the way, you will also discover the charm of Provençal villages. Les Baux de Provence, classified as Most Beautiful Villages of France and whose reputation is well established, is the most picturesque. Uzès, Saint-Quentin la Poterie, Beaucaire, Eygalières and Saint-Rémy de Provence also have assets to seduce you. And how not mention the Pont du Gard? True architectural prowess, the Roman aqueduct delivers all its secrets to you during your cycling trip between Uzès and Arles.
The Rhône Valley unfolds its vineyards over more than 200 kilometers. This bike trip is also an opportunity to discover its most prestigious appellations and its most beautiful landscapes. In its farmhouses and castles, Châteauneuf du Pape invites you to take a refreshing break and tasting to sample its wines made from thirteen grape varieties. A sure way to refuel pleasantly!
The Alpilles Regional Nature Park offers travelers a setting that contrasts with the expanses of vineyards and the plain of the previous stages. A low-lying mountain range, the Alpilles fascinate and surprise its visitors. Sculpted in limestone, its landscape alternates between rocky cliffs and hills lined with thyme, rosemary, pinewood and cedar. A place where all your senses are called upon!