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The Arles Countryside

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On this cycling tour, you'll ride through Arles and its countryside You'll bike through Fontvieille, where Alphonse Daudet's windmill is located Riding through authentic villages in the colorful Provence On our Provence self-guided cycling tours, you're free to stop whenever, wherever you want Pont d'Avignon, a famous French monument The amphitheater of Arles Tarascon's castle, a historic monument
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The Arles Countryside

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  • PriceFrom 775 euros
  • DAY5 nights / 6 days

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Perhaps our most popular cycling tour in Provence, The Arles Countryside is an itinerary designed to thrill. We know the very best way to be dazzled by Provence is to experience it on the seat of a bicycle, where nothing comes between you and the warm breeze blowing intoxicating aromas in your direction. If you think the charms of Provence are too good to be true, this tour will change your mind! 

Be prepared to cycle uphill, downhill, and even back in time. The Alpilles region, with its cypresses and olive trees, may remind you of Greece, while the well-preserved Pont-du-Gard and the Arles Theater will take you back to ancient Roman times. 

At your own pace, stop to visit abbeyscastlesgardensvineyards, and whatever sites your heart desires. Further discover Provençal heritage at local cafésmarketsshops, and museums. Prefer to admire buildings from the outside? You don’t have to stop until you reach your charming accommodations for the night. 


For travel and cycling tips to Provence, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.


D1Arrival in Avignon


Arrive in Avignon at your leisure. We highly recommend an early arrival so you can have plenty of time to explore Avignon! Within the city’s medieval walls, you’ll find the Palais des Papes, among other gems. Your accommodations are located close to our bike outfitter, just outside the main city gate — a perfect spot from which to start your ride tomorrow!

D2Avignon — Graveson 68 km/42 miles, 390 meters/1,280 ft of climbing


Leaving Avignon behind, you'll bike through Gard vineyards and Provençal villages to reach the majestic Pont du Gard, France’s towering Roman aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a self-guided rider, you have total freedom to spend as much (or as little) time as you want to tour this impressive 2,000-year-old wonder.
You can also take advantage of the canoeing and swimming opportunities in the Gardon River that flows beneath the aqueduct.

D3Graveson — Fontvieille 39 km/24 miles, 180 meters/590 ft of climbing


You'll cycle through "La Montagnette," a scenic low-rise range of hills, to Tarascon where we suggest a stop to visit one of France's best-kept medieval fortresses.

On your way to Fontvieille, you'll find many restaurants and open-air cafés at which to have lunch. Or if you prefer, you can picnic roadside and acquire a firsthand understanding as to how the French countryside inspired so many artists throughout history.

D4Fontvieille loop via Arles 25 km/16 miles, 140 meters/460 ft of climbing


Loop days are perfect for relaxing by the pool, but sometimes the loop really should not be skipped! Today’s loop will take you to Arles, one of Provence’s great cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short ride leads you right to the middle of Arles’ lively streets and monuments, such as the Roman Theatre, that gives the city the atmosphere of an open-air museum. Escape the busy streets and head back to quiet Fontvieille.

Feel free to stop by a remarkably restored windmill made famous by Alphonse Daudet, whose best-selling book Letters from my Windmill prompted the creation of a museum there.

D5Fontvieille — Avignon 40 km/25 miles, 280 meters/920 ft of climbing


Today's route will take you through the low-rise mountain range called the Alpilles. Sprawling atop one of the hills is one of Provence's jewels: Les Baux de Provence. Although you’ll need to climb a bit to reach it, you’ll find it stunningly beautiful — there’s a reason it’s officially one of France's “most beautiful villages”. On a clear day, you simply must go on a tour of its medieval fortress, since it offers visitors unobstructed views over Provence all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

Beyond Les Baux, you’ll reach Saint-Rémy — known for being Van Gogh’s home during some of his most productive years. Stop at the café he made immortal, or find a place out of the spotlight — it’s your call! Later, you’ll wheel back to Avignon.

D6Departure from Avignon


After breakfast, depart Avignon at the time of your choice.

Booking & Prices

  • Option A
  • 5 nights in 3-star properties. 

  • 775 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 295 euros
  • 825 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 330 euros
  • 895 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 365 euros
  • Option A+
  • 2 nights in a 4-star property, 3 nights in 3-star properties. 

  • 895 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 395 euros
  • 985 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 445 euros
  • 1,075 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 495 euros

These prices include:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Luggage transfers
  • Roadbook provided as an app (no data necessary when using it as a GPS).
  • Tourist information (provided as part of the app)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 115 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike.

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