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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
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Sep 21, 2013
12:30 PM transfer from Marseille-Provence Airport to the barge moored in Avignon for bike fitting and testing.
You will be staying at the Estello that night.
Location: Avignon
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date and time. On arrival at Marseille-Provence Airport, independent travelers may take the airport shuttle (navette) to the main train station in Marseille (Gare St-Charles). Departures are every 20-30 minutes at a cost of approximately €8 per person. The transfer takes 30 minutes. At the Marseille St-Charles train station, board an SNCF train for Avignon. On arrival in Avignon, take a taxi to the barge located at the quai de la Ligne along the boulevard de la Ligne. This transfer is about 10 minutes.

End of Program
Sep 28, 2013
8:00 AM group transfer to Marseille-Provence Airport for independent flight departures.
You will be staying at the Estello the night before.
Location: Aigues-Mortes
Transportation to site: Take a train from the rail station in Aigues-Mortes to the rail station in Nimes. The transfer time is approximately 45 minutes. Transfer to another train which departs the main rail station for Marseille St-Charles train station. The transfer takes 90 minutes. On arrival at the Marseille train station, take a shuttle (navette) to Marseille-Provence Airport. Departures are every 20-30 minutes at a cost of approximately €8 per person. The transfer takes 30 minutes. We strongly encourage participants to do the group transfer from Aigues-Mortes to Marseille-Provence Airport.
Type: Barge

Description: This barge is exclusively chartered for Road Scholar participants.

Ship Information: The Estello: Classic deluxe river barge, measuring 128’ long and 17’ wide. The barge offers 10 cabins for a total of 20 participants. The Estello was built in 1937, converted to a passenger barge in 1981 and refurbished in 2008.

Contact info:
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N/A, France
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Room amenities: Each cabin has closet space, a hair dryer, adapter plug, alarm clock, bottled water, water glasses, wooden hangers, tissues, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, towels, insect repellent, make-up mirror, full-length mirror and a fan. There is individual climate control (air conditioning/heat).

Facility amenities: There are two decks: the upper deck has a saloon where meals are taken, a spacious sitting area, and a bar. There is also a sundeck with fixed awning, tables and chairs. All cabins are on the lower deck with heat, air-conditioning and private bathrooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Barge

Description: This barge is exclusively chartered for Road Scholar participants.

Ship Information: The Estello: Classic deluxe river barge, measuring 128’ long and 17’ wide. The barge offers 10 cabins for a total of 20 participants. The Estello was built in 1937, converted to a passenger barge in 1981 and refurbished in 2008.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, France
phone: + N/A
Room amenities: Each cabin has closet space, a hair dryer, adapter plug, alarm clock, bottled water, water glasses, wooden hangers, tissues, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, towels, insect repellent, make-up mirror, full-length mirror and a fan. There is individual climate control (air conditioning/heat).

Facility amenities: There are two decks: the upper deck has a saloon where meals are taken, a spacious sitting area, and a bar. There is also a sundeck with fixed awning, tables and chairs. All cabins are on the lower deck with heat, air-conditioning and private bathrooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check out time: 9:30 AM

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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 7 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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