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Pedaling the Rhone: Provence by Barge and Bicycle

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Program #20945RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Susan Martin Jul 29, 2013 at 01:45 PM

I am signed up for this trip and excited about it. I live in Chevy Chase MD and am flying out of DC. My husband is not coming and I will be sharing a room with someone...Biking 15 miles going 11 miles an hour suggests less than an hour and a half of biking on that day. The program says it's a bit hilly but if we're along a river it should not be hard; even 35 miles in is no more than 4 hours of biking. The thing that attracted me to the trip is the mix of lecture, culture and biking without packing and unpacking. Looking forward to the trip.
Teresa Wilkin Aug 24, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Hi Susan, I, too am signed up to share. Perhaps we'll be roommates!


Gale Hamilton Mar 13, 2013 at 09:41 AM

I wish the program descriptions for trips with activity would state with more specificity how many miles and how much time is devoted to biking or walking. Looking at the description of this program it appears there is very little actual biking but it is difficult to be sure.
Jay Schneider Jun 26, 2013 at 06:26 PM

I too wonder how much biking is involved. Have you received any responses? Also, the price for double occupancy is excellent but the single is rather steep. Is it possible to share with a stranger (what is the bed situation?)


Anita Miller Mar 05, 2013 at 05:53 PM

My husband (Duncan Kelley) & I (Anita Miller) will be taking part in the Pedaling the Rhone trip. We were wondering if anyone else from the west coast on Program Only will be leaving the port in Aigues-Mortes for the Marseille Airport on 25 May. We need to be at the airport by 06:10. It would be nice to share the shuttle with others.
Lucy, nice to hear you & your mother will be on the trip. We have been on practically all the Barge & Bike trips. Look forward to meeting you & the other in the group.
Anita



Lucy Williams Mar 03, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Would love to meet others going on this trip. My mother and I are going. We have been on a Netherlands bike & barge also.
Patricia Unsinn Jun 26, 2013 at 09:21 PM

Does anyone have any idea what percentage of the time is spent biking and what percentage of time is spent on the barge? Is there any possibility of additional biking?


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