Experience an epic eleven day tour through the very best of Provence, that southeastern part of France that extends from the left bank of the lower Rhône River, southerly to the glistening Mediterranean Sea, and easterly to the beautiful area known as the Luberon. We wander cobbled streets, explore the narrow alleys immortalized by Van Gogh and Cezanne, linger in cheerful sidewalk cafes, explore ancient ducal palaces, and visit vibrant market squares, ancient fortresses, Roman ruins, Renaissance palaces, and charming chateaux. We ride through beautiful rural countryside enjoying gently rolling hills filled with poppies, wildflowers, and groves of silver-leafed olive trees, pass tiny villages perched high on limestone cliffs, and explore bucolic hidden valleys. We glide by canoe under the gargantuan Pont du Gard, ride the beautiful white horses of Camargues on the beaches of St Marie de la Mer, and take full advantage of the beautiful tranquil charm of this magical region.
Bike Tour of Provence, France – May 9-19, 2015
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Walking tour of Nimes; walking tour of Arles; horseback ride in the Camargue; canoeing at the Pont du Gard; wine tasting; 10 nights lodging; 10 breakfasts; 8 dinners (you are on your own for one night in Arles and Rousillon); various side trips; all related entry fees; bicycle and helmet; experienced French-speaking tour guides; full van support; detailed maps and directions. Airfare is not included.
Final payment due 60 days prior to your tour (personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
*Single Travelers: A limited number of guaranteed private rooms are available on most tours at an additional cost. This cost is indicated on each tour page.
Single travelers willing to share a room will be charged an amount no greater than 50% of the guaranteed private room rate and this will be fully refunded if you end up sharing a room with another traveler. This cost is also indicated on each tour page.
The reason for these additional charges is that most of our inns charge Discovery Bicycle Tours by the room regardless of the number of occupants, but our per person tour rates are based on double occupancy. Therefore it costs Discovery Bicycle Tours substantially more to have only one occupant in a room. We do want to encourage single travelers and therefore absorb half of the additional cost to us when you end up in a private room without requesting it. You will note that on some tours there is no additional charge and this is because the inns on those tours are not charging Discovery Bicycle Tours.