bike-tour-pont-du-gard-provence cycling-vineyards-avignon-chateauneuf-du-pape biking-adventure-uzes-charming-quaint-city-with-famous-typical-market cycle-trip-wine-chateauneuf-du-pape-uzes-pont-du-gard-saint-remy-baux-de-provence-van-gogh-avignon biking-holidays-gourmet-picnic-chateau-mont-redon-chateauneuf-du-pape
Traveller(s)
Departure

Arrival

Length
7 days / 6 nights

Accommodation

Physical level

Extension(s)

Extra night(s)

Transfer(s)

From
2200

Deposit
800
Contact us

Phone : +33 - (0)4 86 65 00 20

Email : info@walkinnprovence.com

Cycling from Chateauneuf du Pape to the Pont du Gard aqueduct

Cycling from Chateauneuf du Pape to the Pont du Gard aqueduct

1100

Have a look at our Guests' reviews 

It's a gentle cycling holiday perfect for beginners, even more perfect for wine-lovers and enthusiasts of picturesque countryside.
Leaving medieval Avignon you pass through the most famed of the Côtes du Rhône wine-making village: Châteauneuf du Pape. Your rides take you to the town of Uzès, its centuries-old and grandiose stone buildings framing a labyrinth of cobbled streets. From Uzès the Mistral winds push you southward to the Pont du Gard - the most imposing bridge ever built during the Roman Empire.
You continue towards Boulbon, a charming little Provençal village nestled up against the thyme-laden Montagnette hills, and to the famous St Remy de Provence village, along the traces of Van Gogh through olive groves and vineyards. And finally to Roman Arles...

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • 2 great dinners included
  • The wine-making villages of Châteauneuf du Pape and Tavel
  • Easy cycling along country roads: perfect for first-time cycle-touring
  • The historic cities of Avignon, Uzès and Arles
  • The Roman Pont du Gard bridge: the tallest in the whole Roman Empire
  • Uzes and Saint Remy de Provence and their famous typical market 
  • The relaxing ambiance of french cafés and restaurants
  • Small unassuming villages of St Quentin la poterie, Maillane, Graveson, Boulbon
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains

    Day 1

    Avignon

    pont Avignon pope palace provence

    • Avignon 
    • Your trip begins in the heart of Avignon.
      A medieval town on the banks of the mighty Rhône River, Avignon hides many treasures: the Pope’s palace, the 12th century bridge, the 14th century ramparts, still intact, and many museums and churches. Meander through a labyrinth of cobbled streets and discover cafés in open squares, shaded by plane trees.
    • Night in Avignon

    Day 2

      • Distance :
      • 27 km
      • Elevation :
      • + 100m
        - 50m

    Famous Chateauneuf du Pape

    cycling in chateauneuf du pape vineyards wine

    • Avignon > Chateauneuf du Pape  (16.8 miles)
    • You cross the mighty Rhône, and ride on l'Ile de la Barthelasse: an island nestled between two branches of the Rhône River, a paradise of quiet winding roads snaking through fruit orchards and crops of all kinds. You are led to France's most prestigious of the Rhône wines: Châteauneuf du Pape. Literally translated as "New Castle of the Pope", Châteauneuf du Pape is a small winemaking village crowned by the remains of what was to be the Pope's summer residence.
    • Settle into your accommodation, and enjoy a great dinner included with a glass of a Chateauneuf du pape wine ! 

    Day 3

      • Distance :
      • 27 km
      • Elevation :
      • + 400m
        - 400m

    Towards the charming Uzes

    uzes market rose wine of tavel place aux herbes

    • Châteauneuf du Pape > Tavel > Uzes  (16.8miles)
    • After a short transfer with your bike, you begin your ride in France's most reputed vineyards destined for rosé wines: the village of Tavel. This prestigious rosé is the only wine to be found on the wine lists of every Michelin 3* restaurant in France. Leaving Tavel you head westward on a short and gradual climb. Slowly the vineyards give way to a forest of sparse evergreen oak. Your destination is Uzès, where the first Dukes of France reigned. Uzès is a very charming town, its centre harbours a wealth of beautiful and imposing monuments, including the duke's castle. The cobbled streets in town are lined with regal 17th and 18th century stone homes.
    • Night in Uzes

    • Small Friday morning market in Chateauneuf du Pape

    Day 4

      • Distance :
      • 33 km
      • Elevation :
      • + 250m
        - 250m

    St. Quentin la Poterie and its famous local potters

    uzes small village of provence saint quentin la poterie

    • Uzès>St. Quentin la Poterie>Uzès   (20.5 miles)
    • Today, you explore the countryside around Uzès, dotted with tiny villages and adorned with vineyards. Leaving Uzès you pass stunning farmhouses, passing the Domaine de Malaïgue wine estate, with their flavourful and powerful red organic wines. You reach St. Quentin la Poterie, a small village world renowned for its pottery-making, and attracting artists from every corner of the planet. The artists' boutiques reveal a wide array of styles, inviting you to stroll around the tiny streets of this tightly-knit village. St. Quentin is the perfect stop for lunch, with a variety of bistros to choose from. Cycle back into the heart of Uzès.
    • Night in Uzes

    • Wednesday & Saturday (big one) morning market in Uzes
    • Friday morning market in St Quentin la Poterie

      Day 5

        • Distance :
        • 44 km
        • Elevation :
        • + 250m
          - 400m

      The towering Pont du Gard

      pont du gard nimes uzes collias roman art

      •  Pont du Gard > Boulbon > St remy de Provence  (27.3 miles)
      • Transfer from Uzes to the surrounding of Pont du Gard. You soon reach the Pont du Gard, a 2000 year-old monumental Roman aqueduct bridge set high above the river. Incredibly intact after 2 millennia, it used to conduct water from the source near Uzès, over a course of 50km. You can spend some time wondering under the bridge. Your course heads southward to reach Boulbon, a charming little Provençal village nestled up against the thyme-laden Montagnette hills. You continue cycling all the way to St remy de Provence, famous with Van Gogh and its Wednesday & Saturday morning market !  
      • Dinner included and night in St Remy

      Day 6

        • Distance :
        • 28 km
        • Elevation :
        • + 100m
          - 100m

      Through olives groves & vineyards

      van gogh olive groves saint remy boulbon

      • 2 cycling options today !
        . 1 - Easy : Saint Rémy de Provence > Eygalieres > St Remy - 28km - quasi flat
        . 2 - Moderate : Saint Remy de Provence > Les Baux > St Remy - 42km - +400m / -400m
      • Option 1 - Your cycling trip starts by following the base of the Alpilles mountains to the east, first on small roads and then on a track leading into the vines. You reach the picture-perfect Provençal village of Eygalières, off the beaten tourist path, whose main square offers a few restaurants and cafés for a midday break. Heading northbound on tiny roads you reach the sleepy village of Mollégès before returning to St. Rémy through the heart of the countryside.
      • Option 2 - Leaving St. Rémy, you can visit Saint Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life. Biking along the winding streets of the the Alpilles mountains, in landscapes of pine trees and wildflowers, you reach Les Baux de Provence, a town perched vertiginously atop a rocky crag, crowned by the ruins of its feudal castle - listed among the most beautiful villages in France.
      • Night in St Remy

      • Great market on Wednesday & Saturday (big one) makets in St Remy
      • market on Friday morning in Eygalieres

      Day 7

      To Roman Arles

      market arles camargue avignon

      • After breakfast, transfer by taxi to Arles, capital of the Camargue, with its Roman amphitheater. On the banks of the Rhône River, Arles harbours a remarkable wealth of Roman monuments, including its majestic coliseum, and emits a warm and authentic charm. End of your trip.
        Transfer to Avignon is also possible if wished ( contact us)

      • Wednesday & Saturday (big one) famous market in Arles
      • Return: regular train lines from Arles > Avignon & Marseille on SNCF
      • We recommend : add an extra night in Arles and take the time to enjoy the "Little Rome" of Provence ! 
      • SELF GUIDED TOUR : 
        - The rates are per person, based on a double-bedded room (1 bed) 
        - Sup for a twin-bedded room (2 beds) in some hotels 
      • GUIDED DAY - A fixed rate: the price is the same from 1 to 4 participants with one guide 
         The rate for the guided day remains the same no matter if you are 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 persons 
      • BOTH are subject to availability
      • Go to the TRIP INFO section below :
        - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
        - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
        - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us

      Sup per period
        • Unavailable
        • Low
        • Medium + 70€
        • High + 130€

      Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

      > For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
      > See in our TRIP INFO section
      > Keep in mind that your trip is always subject to availability

      • Hotel Canto Cigalo ** - St Remy

        Hotel Canto Cigalo ** - St Remy

        A family-run hotel, just 15mn walking from the historic centre, with a large garden and a swimming pool. Comfortable rooms with air-cond. You will appreciate the quietness and the great welcome.

      • Hotel Boquier ** - Avignon

        Hotel Boquier ** - Avignon

        A charming 2 star hotel, in the heart of the city of Popes

      • Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        La Mère Germaine a real institution since 1922 right in the center of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very famous for its gourmet restaurant serving delicous meals using fresh & local products.

        All 8 rooms have been fully refurbished in 2014, some with village or vineyard view.

      • BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        Thomas and Elisabeth welcome you in their charming BB that features a magnificent garden and alovely swimming-pool, only a few steps from the historic Uzès.

        You end up forgetting that you’re in a BB .. just feeling at home with the incredible welcome of Elizabeth .. !

      • Hotel Le Central - Avignon

        Hotel Le Central - Avignon

        Located in the heart of Avignon, the newly refurbished Central Hotel offers 27 very comfortable - air-conditioned guest rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access.

        You will enjoy the lovely & quiet patio for your breakfast.

      • Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        La Mère Germaine a real institution since 1922 right in the center of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very famous for its gourmet restaurant serving delicous meals using fresh & local products.

        All 8 rooms have been fully refurbished in 2014, some with village or vineyard view.

      • BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        Thomas and Elisabeth welcome you in their charming BB that features a magnificent garden and alovely swimming-pool, only a few steps from the historic Uzès.

        You end up forgetting that you’re in a BB .. just feeling at home with the incredible welcome of Elizabeth .. !

      • Hotel du Soleil *** - St Remy

        Hotel du Soleil *** - St Remy

        Set in Saint Rémy de Provence - only a stone’s throw from the monuments and quiet landscapes immortalized by Van Gogh- this fully 3* hotel has been recently fully refurbished.
        The old building is hidden in a quiet courtyard, surrounded by a swimming pool, and also offers a spa.
        For the cyclists, there is a garage for the bikes.

      • Hotel Sous les Figuiers *** - St Remy

        Hotel Sous les Figuiers *** - St...

        A small and charming hotel, in a quiet area, a few steps from the historic centre of Saint Rémy de Provence.

        Entirely renovated, most of the 13 rooms have a terrace leading to a lovely garden shaded by centuries-old fig trees. Have a savoury breakfast on the terrace and relax next to the swimming pool.

        You will remember by the great welcome of Giselle, Catherine & Kups.

      • BB Coeur d'Avignon -  Avignon

        BB Coeur d'Avignon - Avignon

        This BB is hosted in XVII th century house, in the heart of the historical center of Avignon. You will enjoy its living room and very bright veranda, and its peaceful courtyard. 

        you will be seduced by the warm welcomed of Lionel - the owner,  the elegance and the charm of the place. 

      • Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        Hotel La Mere Germaine - Ch.neuf

        La Mère Germaine a real institution since 1922 right in the center of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very famous for its gourmet restaurant serving delicous meals using fresh & local products.

        All 8 rooms have been fully refurbished in 2014, some with village or vineyard view.

      • BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        BB Maison de Famille - Uzes

        Thomas and Elisabeth welcome you in their charming BB that features a magnificent garden and alovely swimming-pool, only a few steps from the historic Uzès.

        You end up forgetting that you’re in a BB .. just feeling at home with the incredible welcome of Elizabeth .. !

      The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. basis and subject to availability

      • Most prices are based on a 2-person booking ( with shared accommodation for a hotel)
      • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
      • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
      Treat yourself and go for the E-BIKE option !
      • Provence is hilly, and most of the prettiest villages are “hilltop”, meaning you have to climb to get there...
      • Our E-bike becomes a WONDERFUL COMPROMISE: while still pedaling, you can access to a perched village without being a great cyclist. You can also accompany a more athletic spouse or friend
      • Have a look at our E-bike section 
      • Rates : per E-bike 
      Order your trip's GPS FILES !
      • You can order the GPS FILES of your cycling trip
      • So you can track every turn and mile you pedal using your smartphone or your own GPS device .
      • Sup of 25 €uros
      • IMPORTANT : select just 1 GPS fee for 1 traveller
      Join a Food & Wine gourmet tour in Avignon !

      This Food & Wine day Tour offers the perfect combination of food, wine and sightseeing. It will please every food and wine lover ! You meet local artisans and taste regional products (small groups of max 8).
      - From 9am, the 3h30h tour stimulates your taste buds as you walk through picturesque parts of the town and learn about culinary traditions and local history, from the oldest bakery in town to the best artisan chocolate maker. At the end of the tour, we wash everything down with a tasting of a Châteauneuf du Pape wine, the region’s most prestigious wine. 
      - The tour includes 10 tastings, olive oil and a wine tasting.
      - Subject to availability
      - Différent program in July & August : contact us 

      Enjoy a HALF-day wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape !
      • Morning 9am / Afternoon 2pm transfer fromAvignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
      • Half-day wine tour with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
        * Visit of a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
        * Visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellars in the area) + wine tasting
        * if time permits,  chocolate and wine tasting
      • Transfer back to Avignon at the end of the wine tour
      • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
      • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday & bank holidays
        Enjoy a FULL-day wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape !
        • Morning 9am - 5pm : transfer fromAvignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
        • Full-day wine tour with a wine expert  (non private) including : 
          - A walk into the vineyards with explanation about the grape varieties, climate and soils specific to Chateauneuf du Pape.
          - Private visit to a family run winery. Explanation about the vinification and aging process + wine tasting (including barrel wine tasting)
          - Second wine tasting in a different winery
          - Lunch: At a traditional restaurant in Chateauneuf du Pape (lunch is not included in the tour price)
          - Private visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellasr in the area) + wine tasting
          - Private visit to a traditional organic winery
          - Chocolate and wine tasting (if time permits)
        • 5pm : Transfer back to Avignon at the end of the day
        • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
        • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday & bank holidays
          Repatriation insurance - 1 week trip
          • Repatriation insurance : applicable for all clients visiting the Europe-Schengen region that includes France
          • Rate : for a maximum trip of 1 week = 7 days
            Supplement for a trip above 7 days
          • See the insurance contract here 

          TRIP rates 

          The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room), and subject to availability

          INCLUDED

          • 6 nights double occupancy with private facilities
          • 6 breakfasts
          • 2 dinners
          • Luggage transfers days 2 to 7
          • Day 3: transfer from Châteauneuf du Pape to Tavel, start of your ride
          • Day 5 : transfer with your bikes from Uzes to the start of your ride
          • Day 7: transfer from Boulbon to Arles
          • 5 days hybrid bike rental 
          • Our Road Book with detailed itineraries, including highlighted maps
          • 1 road map of the region
          • 24h phone assistance 

          NOT INCLUDED

          • All lunches & dinners not noted-included in your itinerary
          • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
          • Items of personal nature
          • SINGLE supplement
            Simple accommodation : 310 €uros
            Comfort accommodation : 3390 €uros
            Charming accommodation : 430 €uros
          Read more