Among the wilderness of Camargue and the landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh, you will cycle through delightful Provençal villages, vineyards, and fields of sunflowers. You begin in Aigues Mortes, a completely walled town that has changed little in appearance since its glory during the Middle Ages, and end in Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avignon is ancient, full of history, life, youth, art, music, and activity. You could wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without tiring of them.
The route is on countryside roads with little traffic in rural and city areas. Routes average 28 to 34 miles (45 to 55 km). This tour offers you the opportunity to choose each day if you would like to cycle on your own utilizing the detailed route descriptions provided or to cycle with the tour guide and the group. Terrain varies from flat to hilly with some climbing involved. One climb of approximately 4 km is quite challenging and the northern wind in Camargue, the legendary "Mistral" the master of the winds, can be a factor as well.
Aboard the Comfort class boats, the Caprice or the L'Estello depending on your departure date. All cabins have a private bathroom and are airconditioned.
Fly into Paris (CDG) As of September 13th, 2018 Airfare with 1 stop is approz $550 and non-stop is $815
Train transfer (TGV) from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport via Nimes to arrival port, 5 hrs. depending on connections. TGV station is underneath Terminal 2 at CDG. Taxi to embarkation point. TGV prices start at around $50 one way.
Train Transfer (TGV) from Barcelona to Nimes takes about 5 hours and starts around $50 one way.
Nimes to Aigues-Mortes takes around 45-50 minutes and is a local BUS and costs around $1.50. Finegold Trip
Nimes to Avignon takes around 30-35 minutes via SNCF (train) and costs around $11.50 Wozniak Trip
Consider spending the night before your trip in Nimes or Avignon.
Average high/low temperatures in degrees F for the region are: April 67°/45°, May 74°/51°, June 82°/58°, July 87°/61°, August 87°/60°, September 78°/57°, and October 68°/49°.