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.
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Program No. 3675RJ
12 days
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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
Moderately Challenging
Recommended for experienced cyclists comfortable biking up to five hours/day on varied terrain ranging from flat to moderately rolling. Participants bike as a group 13-36 miles/day following the group leader at a rate of 11 miles/hour with rest breaks every 20 minutes. Cyclists biking on paved and unpaved bicycle paths and paved secondary roads with moderate traffic when no bike paths available. Weather conditions, such as wind and rain may affect biking.
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 flamingoes — 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 Avingon and its massive Palace of the Popes, a fortress and papal conclave that was home to seven popes.
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