Biking distance is 17 miles (27.5 kilometers) on flat terrain, primarily on secondary roads. Walking approximately 2 miles (3.25 kilometers), standing for up to 3 hours on uneven terrain, stairs, and cobblestones.
In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, cereals, breads, juices, and hot beverages. Breakfast each morning will follow this description.
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll join our Group Leader in the hotel conference room for a presentation on safety, rules of the road, and the IBT Corner System, the way in which we will navigate on the road throughout the course of this program. We’re ready to bicycle and our destination is Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Birthplace of astrologer Nostradamus (1503-1566), Saint-Rémy is a charming medieval village with narrow streets, quaint shops and numerous cafés.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
After lunch we continue bicycling to the outskirts of town where we have a lecture and field trip to the Roman ruins of Les Antiques. Next to Les Antiques is the Monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole where Vincent van Gogh spent one year. Following our lecture, we return to Graveson and its swimming pool.
Hotel dining room.
At leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.