Provence - Family - 8D/7N

Roman remains, wild horses and flamingoes

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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    140km
  • Landscapes

    • Sea/Ocean
    • Nature
    • City
  • Theme

    • Family
    • Culture 
  • Type of Journey

    Self-Guided

Description

Provence is the Mediterranean France with the air which is scented by “maquis” and lavender. The landscape and the special quality of light have inspired many painters. The Roman history will accompany you most of the days, the food rich in herbs will finish the journey in lovely hotels

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1 Arrival to your hotel in Avignon

Time to visit the Roman monuments and the Palace of the Popes.

Day 2  Avignon – Tarascon  36 km

You leave Avignon by small quiet roads and you are cycling towards Tarascon, through small roads passing by Boulbon and other picturesque villages. You arrive in Tarascon, nice little town with its royal fortified castle. Overnight in a nice 3*** hotel in Tarascon.

Day 3  Tarascon – St Rémy 20 km

You leave Tarascon and cycle among fields with bulls and horses. The last kilometers before arriving in Saint Rémy de Provence will be on a cycling track. And you arrive in one of the most beautiful villages in the region and very typical: St Rémy. Known for the aromas of wild herbs. St Rémy where Van Gogh has lived and where Nostradamus was born.  Overnight in St Rémy de Provence in a 2** hotel with swimming pool.

Day 4 St Rémy  – Les Baux 28 km

Today you’re cycling from St Remy to Les Baux. The remarkable pilgrimage site was built at 200 m high outcrop and is dominated by a ruined fortress.  It’s the area of Van Gogh and here he got the inspiration for a lot of his paintings. Wonderful landscape in the shadow of the Alpilles mountains. The wines from Les Baux havegranted their own appellation status in the late eighties. Overnight in a nice 3*** hotel with swimming pool, located 2 kms from Les Baux.

Day 5   Les Baux – St. Rémy       15  km

While leaving your hotel you have time to enjoy the beautiful lanscapes and why not visiting the famous « Carrières de Lumières »?  Then you come back to Saint Rémy de Provence and ou can enjoy the end of the day in the romantic small streets and places of this charming town. Overnight in 2** hotel with swimming pool.

 

Day 6  St Remy – Arles  32 km

This day you left St Remy to cycling south, towards to the Mediterranean sea in the town of Arles, perched on the side of the Rhone with its well-preserved amphitheatre, countless medieval and Roman monuments. Overnight in 3*** hotel in Arles.

Day 7 Arles – Ste-Marie-de-la-Mer  37 km

Passing Mejanes you will cycle towards the Mediterranean by the protected region of the Camargue. Here you well see the white horses and exotic wildlife that roam the countryside.  Transfer back to Arles by taxi Overnight in 3*** hotel  in Arles

Day 8

Return by train to Orange and departure

Accommodation

5 nights in 3-Stars-Charme-Hotels in room with bath/shower/wc
2 Nächte Unterbringung in 2-Sterne-Charme-Hotels in room with bath/shower/wc
Swimming pool in 4 accommodations

Included services

7 nights accommodation in 2/3* Stars Hotels with Bath/shower/WC, TV
Daily breakfast
Personal welcome meeting
4 courses dinners (in option)
Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
Train Ticket from Arles to Avignon on day 8
Detailed route guidance
Detailed travel material (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
GPS Tracks on demand
24h Service Hotline
Our Service ends in Arles

Additional informations

Route characteristic:

Some hilly parts fom time to time but thanks to its short distances the perfect holiday for families and persons who want to cycle shorter distances.

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