Day 1 – Avignon
Individual arrival at 6 p.m. and boarding in Avignon. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.
Day 2 – Avignon Tour (40 km)
Today we’ll get to the other side of the river Rhone by crossing the island Île de la Barthelasse, and we’ll ride in the typical garrigue landscape, between vineyards and orchards. Before going back we’ll visit Villeneuve Les Avignon, once known to be the town of the cardinals. In the afternoon time to discover the historic centre of Avignon.
Day 3 – Avignon–Aramon (40 km)
In the morning navigation till the town of Aramon, where you will start pedaling. The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Overnight in Aramon with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.
Day 4 – Aramon-Vallabrègues (35 km)
You start your day sailing to Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône. Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers. You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. Overnight in Vallabrègues.
Day 5 – Vallabreguès–Arles (60 km)
This stage brings you to Saint Remy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus. This village is also famous for having hosted Van Gogh in the days of his mental illness. In the end you move onto the Alpilles, with Les-Baux-de-Provence, a village lodged in the rock itself. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees accompanies your journey.
Day 6 – Arles–Aigues Mortes (25 km)
Today the whole morning is dedicated to visit Arles, the ancient capital of Gaul with beautiful Roman ruins. You will also have the opportunity to be welcomed by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town. After lunch you reach the lock of Saint Gilles and from there you will sail to Aigues Mortes for the overnight stay.
Day 7 – Aigues Mortes, round tour (55 km)
Going through small country lanes of Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages, you will reach in the afternoon the charming fishermen’s village, Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing dip on the beach.
Day 8 – Aigues Mortes
After breakfast, depart the barge and end of tour services.