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Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups)

Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups) - The Chain Gang Cycle Tours
Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups) - The Chain Gang Cycle Tours
Roberto "I've been doing cycling trips with The Chain Gang for 8 years now. For me, the way they run these trips in France and Italy, is the perfect balance between safety and freedom. You don't feel you're a part of a tour package. It's more like a self guided tour with your friends, but one of them (the guide) happens to know the way and the secret spots better. There's is no support van babysitting you ..."
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4 reviews
Starts
Avignon
+15 Destinations
Southern France
Ends
Avignon
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Start and end in Avignon! With the bicycle tour Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups), you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Avignon, France and 15 other destinations in France. Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.
Age range
12 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
15
Travel style
Bicycle

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  • AG
    Written on February 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    My wife and I have been on four Chain Gang Tours - Loire Valley, Provence, Dordogne, and Devon - and the fact that we've been back for that much return business speaks for itself. All the tours have been brilliant fun, The tours are very nicely planned in terms of routes, taking in a wide array of interesting attractions, from wineries to mushroom caves, chateaux to village pubs (Devon!). The tours are well-organised, with guides who are unfailingly capable, friendly, well-informed, interesting, and great fun. The accommodation is never less than serviceable, and often very good, while the evening meals ranged from good to stunning, some of the best food I've ever enjoyed. The cycling is generally manageable for someone with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of cycling, although some of the Devon tour was a little more demanding (although I gather it may have been changed sine we did it). Overall, the tours have been very much highlights of our years; we've always looked forward to them with eager anticipation, and never been disappointed.
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  • SH
    Written on February 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Chain Gang trips are top notch and huge fun. Over 10 years or more I have been on most of the Chain Gang’s trips in France - three of them more than once - and I can highly recommend them for the cycling, the routes, the guides and the cuisine. Some of my best ever holidays have been with the Chain Gang. The cycling can be challenging at times but is not prohibitively over strenuous for casual and leisure cyclists. As well as cycling through quiet and often deserted back roads of France, the days allow times for good lunches (often picnics), sightseeing, visits to vineyards and plenty of time to enjoy the local attractions. The hotels used en route are all comfortable and welcoming. Most of all, the Chain Gang guides are exceptional - excellent company, great mechanics and by the end of your week good friends as well. My personal favourite trips are the ones to Provence, the Dordogne and the Bordeaux Wine Trail. I can heartily recommend the Chain Gang trips to anyone or any age who enjoys getting out on their bike.
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  • RM
    Written on February 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have taken three tours with Chain Gang - Dordogne, Provence, and Tuscany. Hotel accommodations - mostly small and locally owned - are very nice without being over the top. Dinnertime meals are wonderful. The cycling routes are well planned out that are safe and largely free of motor traffic. Cycling is the perfect speed to see the landscape with a group of like-minded enthusiasts and the groups I've ridden with come from various countries (and continents!), so it has always been interesting company. Chain Gang tours also offer a nice range of difficulty levels - from relatively flat and lower distance tours to more challenging, hilly routes.
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  • RP
    Written on July 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I've been doing cycling trips with The Chain Gang for 8 years now. For me, the way they run these trips in France and Italy, is the perfect balance between safety and freedom. You don't feel you're a part of a tour package. It's more like a self guided tour with your friends, but one of them (the guide) happens to know the way and the secret spots better. There's is no support van babysitting you and you won't miss it. The hotels are all very good 2 and 3 stars choices and you feel very welcome, in some cases, by the owners themselves. The dinners are all awesome, always in great places selected specially for us. Their bike choice is very good as well - basic and reliable. So good that I bought one myself when I returned back home the first year. I love the atmosphere of the groups and have been making a lot new friends every year.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Avignon - City of the Popes 
  2. Day 2 Cycling Through Chateauneuf du Pape 
  3. Day 3 Farewell Provence, hello Languedoc 
  4. Day 4 The Pont du Gard 
  5. Day 5 Les Baux de Provence, St Remy en Provence (and the Alpilles!) 
  6. Day 6 Into The Lubéron! 
  7. Day 7 Return to Avignon 

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Martina25th April 2018
    The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar

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Location
Start and end in Avignon.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Bike Tour, Provence, France (guided groups), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 190 km.
  • Avignon (France)
  • 12 km
  • Chateauneuf du Pape (France)
  • 9 km
  • Orange (France)
  • 34 km
  • Uzès (France)
  • 12 km
  • Pont du Gard (France)
  • 17 km
  • Beaucaire (France)
  • 2 km
  • Tarascon (France)
  • 10 km
  • Fontvieille (France)
  • 7 km
  • Les Baux de Provence (France)
  • 6 km
  • Saint Remy de Provence (France)
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