3675
France
A Cycling Journey: The Villages and Countryside of Provence
Via bicycle, pedal through the quaint villages and breathtaking countryside of Provence with a local expert and learn about the region’s art, people and Roman history.
Program No. 3675RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
3,399
Flights start at
875
Getting There
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At a Glance

In Provence, France — a region renowned for its pastoral beauty and ancient Roman ruins — cycle with your fellow Road Scholars through the French countryside, learning about quaint villages and local culture along the way. With experts leading you, discover massive Roman amphitheaters and the ruins of a 10th century château. Explore the enormous Palace of the Popes in Avignon, gaze upon a perfectly preserved aqueduct in Nîmes and bike past wild flamingoes and roaming horses in the Camargue, the largest river delta in Europe. Ride alongside the Mediterranean and roll past thousands of sailboats on this remarkable cycling journey across one of the most intriguing and beautiful regions in all of Europe.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Novice to experienced cyclists. Cycling up to 13-36 miles (5 hours) daily at 11 miles/hour on varied terrain ranging from flat to moderately rolling. Cycling on paved and unpaved paths and secondary roads with moderate traffic. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bike from village to village in the idyllic French countryside, winding through lush vineyards and across the Camargue, a gorgeous river delta populated by over 400 species of birds — including flamingos — and wild horses.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Romans on expert-led visits to the preserved Roman ruins of Pont du Gard, Les Antiques and the grand amphitheaters of Arles and Nîmes.
  • Explore Avignon and its massive Palace of the Popes, a fortress and papal conclave that was home to seven popes.
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