Tour de Provence Roman – Cycling Holiday Provence

Tour de Provence Roman – Cycling Holiday Provence

Duration:
7 Days

Difficulty:
Medium

From
$4,200

This Cycling Holiday Provence is for the romantics, cyclists and Francophiles. But this tour is also ideal for the French historians and cultural zealots.  The Tour de Provence Roman, as the name suggests, is a cycling holiday in Provence France that traces the very early history of region, visiting famous historic towns including Arles, Uzes and Orange.  And no visit to Provence is complete without a stop at the famous Pont du Gard in Avignon and we uncover some secrets at this amazing site on our guided visit.

A Cycling Holiday Provence is a lifelong memory.  It's no wonder that some of the greatest artists in history have based their work on the panoramas of Provence.  You can discover why on this sweeping circular route through the best of southern France.

Provence offers quintessential French villages, stunning fields of lavender, distant snow capped mountain peaks, and famous star studded seaside towns of the Cote d’Azur.  We know you will love this itinerary, check out the highlights listed below.

EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris? Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday before 31st December the preceding year an exclusive cycling day tour of Paris complete with an expert local guide. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights. This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines.

  • The stunning Roman Theatre at Orange
  • Pont du Gard - a World Heritage Site
  • Wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Breathtaking views from the citadel of Les Baux
  • Follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh at Arles and St-Remy
  • Meeting new friends and socialising in the small group
  • Flexible collection from local airport or train station & onward transfers
  • Quality Trek bicycles & helmets (if required)
  • Water bottles (to take home as souvenirs)
  • Detailed riding instructions and colour route maps
  • Charming 3* (occasionally 4*) auberges, inns and hotels
  • Gourmet dinners for all 6 nights of your holiday
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
  • 2 experience bilingual guides with each tour
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites
  • An unforgettable experience!

Provence Roman France Tour Dates 2021:

  • 6 - 12 June
  • 26 September - 2 October
  • 10 - 16 October

COVID Practices

COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
  • Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

TESTIMONIAL

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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Transfers for our first night in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, an optional warm up ride and the first of many gourmet dinners.

Day 2

We cycle toward Orange, with a tour highlight tasting at the cellar door of the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe vineyard. We arrive in Orange early enough to take an included tour of the 10AD ampitheatre, as well as a dip in the hotel rooftop pool. 

Cycling 49kms

Day 3

A day of cycling past the Cote D'Rhone vineyards and centuries old villages, including the magnificent medieval city of Uzès & the village of Arpaillargues with the outstanding Chateau d’Arpaillargues, now a beautiful hotel where we stay for two nights. 

Cycling 50kms

Day 4

A highlight day with a loop ride to Pont du Gard, an optional swim and canoe ride under this amazing structure, and a picnic nearby, with a return ride to Arpaillargues. 

Cycling 32kms

Day 5

We cycle over the Pont du Gard today heading to our overnight town of ancient Arles, complete with a number of Roman sites as well as a Van Gogh museum, and much more!

Cycling 56kms

Day 6

Slightly longer and hillier ride but with ample rewards, including the hilltop village of Les Baux, and the famous St-Rémy-de-Provence for lunch, onto the Domaine de Bournissac at Palud de Noves  for our final night’s celebration dinner. 

Cycling 58kms

Day 7

Breakfast, exchange emails with new friends and our final farewell and onward transfers after a memorable cycling holiday in Provence!

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Roman Map

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the group size for guided tours in France?

Group tours are great for making new friends and sharing an amazing experience. Tours in France have a maximum of 16 guests, a good size to ensure a level of personal service. Minimum 6 guests.

What if I want a break from riding?

We encourage all guests to join in and cycle with the group however there is a minibus travelling along with the group that is available for anyone at any point during the day. The bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish.

What is the weather like?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the weather however dates are selected to be optimal for cycling - not too hot and not too cold! Considering the region and the temperate climate, it would be unlucky to experience more than one wet day.

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