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

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 VBT friend, and pedal a traffic-free bike path to the charming village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape—where you’ll sample the region’s exquisite vintages. 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.

Tour 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.”
  • Explore Chateauneuf-du Pape, where life is lived in its wine.

Positive Impact

VBT is proud to support Wine to Water with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Wine to Water is an international organization providing access to clean drinking water and emergency supplies in water-challenged regions. We believe in giving back to the places that have enriched the lives of our guests. We’re committed to identifying and supporting sustainable initiatives in a variety of areas including education, world health, economic equality, safe drinking water, the environment, and the preservation of cultural traditions.

What to Expect

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
Activity Easy/Moderate Easy / Moderate
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

Apr67º/45º

May74º/51º

Jun82º/58º

Jul87º/61º

Aug87º/60º

Sep78º/57º

Oct68º/49º

Average
Precipitation:

Apr2.1 in

May2.5 in

Jun1.7 in

Jul1.3 in

Aug1.8 in

Sep2.6 in

Oct3.3 in

Air Package

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Roundtrip international airfare Check
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One night in Aix-en-Provence and one night in Paris in conveniently located hotels with daily breakfast Check
6 nights in 4-star French hotels Check Check
11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners Check Check
Road Bicycle (Carbon frame) 44

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Step-Through Electric-Assisted Bicycle (E-bike) 22

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Step-Through (Mixte Hybrid) Comfort Bicycle 47

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Step-Over (Diamond) Comfort Bicycle 47

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Biking Packages Include:

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

Fri, Apr 19 to Sun, Apr 28 - 2024

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the Marseille airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

The rest of the day is yours to explore the beautiful, 2,000-year-old “City of a Thousand Fountains” at your leisure. Listen to the soft murmur of those ancient fountains as you stroll its narrow winding streets, take in the bright colors and flavors in the markets, or linger with locals on crowded café terraces. VBT provides you with city information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Aix-en-Provence. Perhaps you’ll savor typical fare prepared with fragrant herbes de Provence from the hillsides for dinner on your own.

After an included breakfast, meet your VBT representative/coach driver at 11:00 a.m. and travel by bus to Avignon.

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 in. Please note that rooms may not be ready until 3:00 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., meet your VBT trip leaders for a short introduction, followed by a safety and bike-fitting session and warm-up ride. Tonight, attend a welcome wine reception at the hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up — 12 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

Begin your explorations with a warm-up ride around the flat island of La Barthelasse through many orchards.

Cumulative Distance Range: 12 km (7 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breathtaking scenery and excellent cycling await you on the first full day of your Provence bike trip. After breakfast at your hotel, cycle from Avignon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape along the new cycling path on the island of La Barthelasse.  Pause in the village at a wine cellar and taste the distinctive red and white wines that reflect the terroir of the pebbly soil and the sunny climate. You can also visit the ruins of the 14th-century castle that was built by Pope John XXII, admire the views of the Rhône valley and the Mont Ventoux, and stroll along the charming streets lined with shops. Enjoy lunch on your own.

After lunch cycle back to Avignon on the bike path or cycle to the right bank of the Rhône, through Roquemaure, a small commune in the Gard department.

Later this afternoon, back in Avignon, join 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.

Tonight is free for you to enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Avignon — 18 km (11 miles) OR Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Roquemaure and Avignon — 31 km (19 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy a morning ride mainly on bike paths from the Gard department to the Vaucluse department where Chateauneuf-du-Pape awaits. After lunch on your own, two cycling options are available. The direct way back to Avignon on the bike path or a slightly longer ride on the opposite side of the Rhône River. Later this afternoon, join a guided walking tour of Avignon inside the ancient city walls. After the tour, you are free to dine on your own in town.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 50 km (12 – 39 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

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 River. Continue into the Gard district on the right bank of the Rhône River. Your route follows the agricultural plain of the river, planted mainly with apples, melons, pumpkins, asparagus, and market-garden produce. Leaving the river valley, you’ll cycle through typical Provençal landscapes and vineyards to Chateau de Manissy for a visit to the old château’s farm. Enjoy a picnic here prepared by a local friend. You’ll also sample some local wine in the cellar’s tasting room.

En route back to the hotel, cycle through the village of Tavel, famous for its rosé wine. Here, you may stop for an optional tasting in a wine cellar.

The rest of the day is yours to traverse Avignon on your own. City highlights include the former papal residence—the immense Palais des Papes (Papal Palace). Now a museum, this Gothic building was fortified with walls up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) thick. Or perhaps you’ll walk the surviving section of the Pont d’Avignon. Built in the 12th century, this bridge originally spanned the Rhône but has suffered frequent collapses from floods. Only four of its original 22 arches remain. You may also wish to buy a Provençal fabric tablecloth.

Tonight is free for you to enjoy an authentic Provençal dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Chateau de Manissy — 27 km (14 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Tavel to Avignon — 20 km (13 miles) OR Lunch to Tavel to Avignon PLUS — 43 km (27 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, cycle to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, then through beautiful and flat agricultural land along the Rhône Valley. Then head away from the river, traversing a low ridge to Chateau de Manissy on the Route des Vignobles. After a picnic lunch, cycle back, passing through Tavel en route. The longer option goes to Lirac before cutting through a forested plateau, making an additional loop to Tavel before returning to the hotel.

Later this afternoon, explore Avignon at your leisure. Tonight is free for you to dine in one of the local restaurants.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 70 km (12 – 44 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast this morning, begin cycling to Vers-Pont-du-Gard where you will pause for lunch on your own. The stones from Vers, excavated since the time of the Romans and which gave the house façades their pretty color, were used to build the famous aqueduct. 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 Uzès to the city of Nîmes. Remarkably, the structure was built entirely without mortar, using stones that weighed up to six tons. Consisting of three levels, this bridge appears surprisingly delicate despite the massive stones used in its construction. Much of the aqueduct has deteriorated over time, but this most impressive span still stands. Walk across this stunning architectural achievement.

This afternoon, shuttle to your hotel in Saint-Rémy.

Once settled in, you have time to relax, perhaps in the hotel’s outdoor pool or in the beautiful garden with stunning views of the Alpilles. If you are more energetic, you may play a game of pétanque on the boules pitch, billiards, foosball or table tennis, before gathering for dinner at your hotel.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Pont du Gard — 40 km (25 miles)

Afternoon: Vers to Pont du Gard — 11 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, ride your bicycle from your hotel to Pont du Gard for a visit of this impressive aqueduct. You’ll stop for lunch in Vers before cycling to nearby Pont du Gard or opt for a longer ride to the aqueduct. After your visit, you will board the shuttle vehicle to the hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Cumulative Distance Range: 11 – 51 km (7 – 47 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, 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 many lookouts with stunning views of Arles, the Camargue, and the Alpilles. As you walk through, pause at the architectural accomplishments of its church, château, town hall, hospital, chapels, houses, and doorways.

Have lunch on your own here. Afterward, experience an extraordinary visual and musical production at Carrières de Lumières, whose spectacular multimedia shows are set in an abandoned limestone quarry. Then cycle back toward Saint-Rémy-de-Provence through the gentle countryside that inspired van Gogh to create more than 150 paintings.

Later, meet up with your trip leaders and walk to meet local historian Mathilde Duvillier by the Saint-Paul Asylum, where Vincent van Gogh admitted himself. Mathilde will guide your small group to many of the places pictured in the artist’s works during his time here, enabling you to relate the scenes directly to them. You’ll also venture inside the sanitarium to see the carefully reproduced layout and furnishings of van Gogh’s room.

After another short walk, you arrive at the home of VBT friend Odile Mifsud. Here, you’ll enjoy a home-cooked dinner, flavored by the herbs of her native Provence and the rich tradition of her family cuisine.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Saint-Rémy to Les Baux Loop — 32 km (20 miles) OR Saint-Rémy to Les Baux — 10 km (6 miles)

Afternoon: Les Baux to Saint-Rémy — 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, cycle into the heart of the Alpilles to Les Baux-de-Provence, situated on a rocky plateau. If you wish, you may add an extra loop in the Alpilles before lunch. You may cycle back to the hotel or return by support vehicle after lunch on your own. Later, walk to meet local historian Mathilde Duvillier for a van Gogh tour, followed by a home-hosted dinner at the home of Odile Mifsud.

Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 42 km (6 – 26 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 dramatically out of the Rhône Valley. Their foothills are flanked by the Durance and Rhône rivers.

As you cycle, you can stop to wander through timeless villages. Perhaps you’ll explore Eygalières and its lovely stone-built homes lining small winding streets. While here, you might walk to the top of the village to view the panorama, and enjoy a picnic lunch on your own in a cool field, shaded by olive or almond trees. If you’re up for a more ambitious riding day, our longer option offers even more delightful scenery.

Later this afternoon, you are free to stroll Saint-Rémy’s narrow cobblestone streets, browse the enticing shops, and admire the ancient restored houses with their Renaissance façades.

Tonight, exchange stories of your Provence bike trip as you celebrate with your fellow travelers during a special farewell dinner.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Saint-Rémy to Eygalières — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Saint-Rémy Loop — 17 km (11 miles) OR Saint-Rémy Loop PLUS — 43 km (27 miles)

What to Expect:

Start to cycle through the pristine Provençal countryside, passing olive groves and the Alpilles mountains. Consider a stop in Eygalières to explore this Provençal village and its outdoor market. Buy a picnic lunch or try one of the local restaurants—and don’t forget to walk to the top of the village to enjoy the panorama.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17 – 62 km (11 – 39 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, transportation is provided to the Avignon TGV train station, arriving at approximately 8:45 a.m. At 9:40 a.m. continue by TGV high-speed train to Paris, about a three-hour journey. Upon arrival in the “City of Light,” you are met by a VBT representative, and transportation is provided to your centrally located hotel. VBT provides you with city information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Paris.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport will be provided for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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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 in. At 2:00 p.m., meet your VBT trip leaders for a short introduction, followed by a safety and bike-fitting session and warm-up ride. Tonight, attend a welcome wine reception at the hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up — 12 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

Begin your explorations with a warm-up ride around the flat island of La Barthelasse through many orchards.

Cumulative Distance Range: 15 km (10 miles)

Included Meals: Dinner

Breathtaking scenery and excellent cycling await you on the first full day of your Provence bike trip. After breakfast at your hotel, cycle from Avignon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape along the new cycling path on the island of La Barthelasse.  Pause in the village at a wine cellar and taste the distinctive red and white wines that reflect the terroir of the pebbly soil and the sunny climate. You can also visit the ruins of the 14th-century castle that was built by Pope John XXII, admire the views of the Rhône valley and the Mont Ventoux, and stroll along the charming streets lined with shops. Enjoy lunch on your own.

After lunch cycle back to Avignon on the bike path or cycle to the right bank of the Rhône, through Roquemaure, a small commune in the Gard department.

Later this afternoon, back in Avignon, join 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.

Tonight is free for you to enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Avignon — 18 km (11 miles) OR Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Roquemaure and Avignon — 31 km (19 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy a morning ride mainly on bike paths from the Gard department to the Vaucluse department where Chateauneuf-du-Pape awaits. After lunch on your own, two cycling options are available. The direct way back to Avignon on the bike path or a slightly longer ride on the opposite side of the Rhône River. Later this afternoon, join a guided walking tour of Avignon inside the ancient city walls. After the tour, you are free to dine on your own in town.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 50 km (12 – 39 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

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 River. Continue into the Gard district on the right bank of the Rhône River. Your route follows the agricultural plain of the river, planted mainly with apples, melons, pumpkins, asparagus, and market-garden produce. Leaving the river valley, you’ll cycle through typical Provençal landscapes and vineyards to Chateau de Manissy for a visit to the old château’s farm. Enjoy a picnic here prepared by a local friend. You’ll also sample some local wine in the cellar’s tasting room.

En route back to the hotel, cycle through the village of Tavel, famous for its rosé wine. Here, you may stop for an optional tasting in a wine cellar.

The rest of the day is yours to traverse Avignon on your own. City highlights include the former papal residence—the immense Palais des Papes (Papal Palace). Now a museum, this Gothic building was fortified with walls up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) thick. Or perhaps you’ll walk the surviving section of the Pont d’Avignon. Built in the 12th century, this bridge originally spanned the Rhône but has suffered frequent collapses from floods. Only four of its original 22 arches remain. You may also wish to buy a Provençal fabric tablecloth.

Tonight is free for you to enjoy an authentic Provençal dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Chateau de Manissy — 27 km (14 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Tavel to Avignon — 20 km (13 miles) OR Lunch to Tavel to Avignon PLUS — 43 km (27 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, cycle to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, then through beautiful and flat agricultural land along the Rhône Valley. Then head away from the river, traversing a low ridge to Chateau de Manissy on the Route des Vignobles. After a picnic lunch, cycle back, passing through Tavel en route. The longer option goes to Lirac before cutting through a forested plateau, making an additional loop to Tavel before returning to the hotel.

Later this afternoon, explore Avignon at your leisure. Tonight is free for you to dine in one of the local restaurants.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 70 km (12 – 44 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast this morning, begin cycling to Vers-Pont-du-Gard where you will pause for lunch on your own. The stones from Vers, excavated since the time of the Romans and which gave the house façades their pretty color, were used to build the famous aqueduct. 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 Uzès to the city of Nîmes. Remarkably, the structure was built entirely without mortar, using stones that weighed up to six tons. Consisting of three levels, this bridge appears surprisingly delicate despite the massive stones used in its construction. Much of the aqueduct has deteriorated over time, but this most impressive span still stands. Walk across this stunning architectural achievement.

This afternoon, shuttle to your hotel in Saint-Rémy.

Once settled in, you have time to relax, perhaps in the hotel’s outdoor pool or in the beautiful garden with stunning views of the Alpilles. If you are more energetic, you may play a game of pétanque on the boules pitch, billiards, foosball or table tennis, before gathering for dinner at your hotel.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Avignon to Pont du Gard — 40 km (25 miles)

Afternoon: Vers to Pont du Gard — 11 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, ride your bicycle from your hotel to Pont du Gard for a visit of this impressive aqueduct. You’ll stop for lunch in Vers before cycling to nearby Pont du Gard or opt for a longer ride to the aqueduct. After your visit, you will board the shuttle vehicle to the hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Cumulative Distance Range: 11 – 51 km (7 – 47 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, 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 many lookouts with stunning views of Arles, the Camargue, and the Alpilles. As you walk through, pause at the architectural accomplishments of its church, château, town hall, hospital, chapels, houses, and doorways.

Have lunch on your own here. Afterward, experience an extraordinary visual and musical production at Carrières de Lumières, whose spectacular multimedia shows are set in an abandoned limestone quarry. Then cycle back toward Saint-Rémy-de-Provence through the gentle countryside that inspired van Gogh to create more than 150 paintings.

Later, meet up with your trip leaders and walk to meet local historian Mathilde Duvillier by the Saint-Paul Asylum, where Vincent van Gogh admitted himself. Mathilde will guide your small group to many of the places pictured in the artist’s works during his time here, enabling you to relate the scenes directly to them. You’ll also venture inside the sanitarium to see the carefully reproduced layout and furnishings of van Gogh’s room.

After another short walk, you arrive at the home of VBT friend Odile Mifsud. Here, you’ll enjoy a home-cooked dinner, flavored by the herbs of her native Provence and the rich tradition of her family cuisine.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Saint-Rémy to Les Baux Loop — 32 km (20 miles) OR Saint-Rémy to Les Baux — 10 km (6 miles)

Afternoon: Les Baux to Saint-Rémy — 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect:

This morning, cycle into the heart of the Alpilles to Les Baux-de-Provence, situated on a rocky plateau. If you wish, you may add an extra loop in the Alpilles before lunch. You may cycle back to the hotel or return by support vehicle after lunch on your own. Later, walk to meet local historian Mathilde Duvillier for a van Gogh tour, followed by a home-hosted dinner at the home of Odile Mifsud.

Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 42 km (6 – 26 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 dramatically out of the Rhône Valley. Their foothills are flanked by the Durance and Rhône rivers.

As you cycle, you can stop to wander through timeless villages. Perhaps you’ll explore Eygalières and its lovely stone-built homes lining small winding streets. While here, you might walk to the top of the village to view the panorama, and enjoy a picnic lunch on your own in a cool field, shaded by olive or almond trees. If you’re up for a more ambitious riding day, our longer option offers even more delightful scenery.

Later this afternoon, you are free to stroll Saint-Rémy’s narrow cobblestone streets, browse the enticing shops, and admire the ancient restored houses with their Renaissance façades.

Tonight, exchange stories of your Provence bike trip as you celebrate with your fellow travelers during a special farewell dinner.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Saint-Rémy to Eygalières — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Saint-Rémy Loop — 17 km (11 miles) OR Saint-Rémy Loop PLUS — 43 km (27 miles)

What to Expect:

Start to cycle through the pristine Provençal countryside, passing olive groves and the Alpilles mountains. Consider a stop in Eygalières to explore this Provençal village and its outdoor market. Buy a picnic lunch or try one of the local restaurants—and don’t forget to walk to the top of the village to enjoy the panorama.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17 – 62 km (11 – 39 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the Marseille airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel in Aix-en-Provence. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Aquabella

The Hotel Aquabella is ideally situated in the heart of the Old Town of Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of the ancient fortifications and in the center of the markets of Provence. From this convenient location, all of Aix is just a few steps away. When you’re not exploring the lively city of Aix, unwind in the hotel’s spa or heated pool. Each room is air conditioned and elegantly decorated in Provençal style.
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  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport will be provided (an approximately 40- to 60-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Rochester

This 4-star hotel is located a few steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, in one of Paris’ most elegant and well-known quarters. It is a very easy and safe base for exploring, shopping, and taking evening strolls. Small and family-run, it exudes an ambiance of elegance, charm, and Old World traditions. Relax in the hotel spa and in your room, which is decorated in a Louis XV style. Enjoy its modern amenities, including air conditioning (April to October), cable satellite TV, free wireless Internet service, in-room safe, and minibar.
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This was our first VBT vacation and we have already registered for a second trip. Provence and the Alpilles is a beautiful region of France with abundant fruits, vegetables and other agriculture. The bicycle travel through the French countryside gives an up-close and personal travel experience.

CMMitch, Arlington, VA, USA

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Bike routes were beautiful and enjoyable! Loved the town of St. Remy and the location of our hotel. Really enjoyed Avignon and again, the location of the hotel made exploring the city very easy.

Idaho21, Idaho

Provence: The Alpilles

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