France: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux & Avignon

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VBT’s Provençal trip leaders are more than just guides—they’re family! With our deep relationships in Provence, we’ve got the inside scoop on bike routes only the locals know. Cycle the majestic Alpilles, discovering the vibrant colors that inspired Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Experience a stunning spectacle at Carrières de Lumières—a theatre carved from an anci...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Delve into the imagination of artist Vincent van Gogh on a private guided tour.
    • Roll through pastoral landscapes of olive groves, vineyards, farms, and villages, set against the lofty Alpilles.
    • Stride across the Pont du Gard, the magnificent, UNESCO-cited Roman aqueduct.
    • Join a local guide on a tour of Avignon, the “City of the Popes.”

What's this trip about?

    VBT’s Provençal trip leaders are more than just guides—they’re family! With our deep relationships in Provence, we’ve got the inside scoop on bike routes only the locals know. Cycle the majestic Alpilles, discovering the vibrant colors that inspired Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Experience a stunning spectacle at Carrières de Lumières—a theatre carved from an ancient limestone quarry. Enjoy a fragrant dinner in the home of a local friend (and consummate chef!) who will give you a new perspective on Provençal cuisine. Stroll the cobbled streets of Saint-Rémy and Avignon—and enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau de Manissy with another Provençal friend of VBT. Throughout your journey, you’ll find the sights, sounds, and flavors of Provence are more vibrant when seen through the eyes of those who call this region home.

Details

Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityAvignon
End CityAvignon

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France

Attractions

  • Aix-en Provence
  • Avignon
  • Les Baux
  • Marseille
  • Paris
  • Saint Remy de Provence

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • History
  • Nature
  • Wine Tasting
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Travel Map
DAY 1: VBT Bicycling Vacation begins / Avignon

Meet at the first hotel in Avignon by 2:00 p.m.

Your hotel is set at the foot of the 14th-century ramparts and just steps from the city’s many attractions. You have free time to stroll into town for lunch on your own and relax on the hotel grounds as you settle...

DAY 2: Lirac and Tavel / Wine tasting

Breathtaking scenery and excellent cycling await you on the first full day of your Provence bike trip. Today’s ride takes you across the river to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, where you will ride up to Fortress Saint André and admire the view over Avignon and the Rhône Rive...

DAY 3: Avignon

Sleep in this morning, then linger over breakfast before joining a local guide for a walking tour of the fabled “City of the Popes.” Stroll the timeless cobblestone streets of this ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Try lunch at one of the local bistro...

DAY 4: Pont du Gard / Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

After breakfast this morning, shuttle to Pont du Gard. Built by the Romans in the first century BCE (and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985), the Pont du Gard is just one segment of a 31-mile-long (49.9-km) aqueduct built to transport water from a spring in...

DAY 5: Cycle to Les Baux / van Gogh tour / Home-hosted dinner

After breakfast, roll into the heart of the Alpilles to Les Baux-de-Provence. Stop at some interesting sites along the way, such as the ancient fortress of Les Baux, which sits on an 800-foot (243.8-meter) rocky plateau.

The beautiful village of Les Baux has ma...

DAY 6: Les Alpilles

After breakfast, prepare for what may be the most beautiful cycling of the entire week. You’ll ride through pristine Provençal countryside, passing olive groves and the soaring Alpilles. A small chain extending from the Luberon, the Alpilles are not very wide but rise...

DAY 7: Avignon / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends

After breakfast, transportation is provided to the Avignon TGV train station, arriving at approximately 9:00 a.m. Your tour ends here.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 4/12/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with VBT Bicycling Vacations.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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Tour Operator

VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 


With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

 

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.

 

Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.

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Accommodation

,6 nights in 4-star French hotels
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We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
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Meals Included

11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is suitable for novice cyclists and ideal for experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance with the hills. Daily Mileage: 7 - 33 miles| Biking: 2 - 5 hours| Group Size: 20
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