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From Burgundy to Provence Biking along the Rhône and Saône 2018

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: LYON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Sit back and enjoy a presentation about your CroisiBike vacation before dinner.
 
DAY 2: LYON - MÂCON
Our first bike trip will be across Lyon to discover its historical and architectural sites, stopping along the way to taste some local specialties. After you return to the ship, we’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy an evening of dancing. 
 
Biking itinerary: in Lyon 24.1 km./15 mi. (213 m./698 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 3: MÂCON - VIENNE
Today, we’ll bike on a great bike path through endless vineyards towards Cluny. Once we arrive in Cluny, take your time to the visit the abbey, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship.
 
Biking itinerary: to Fuissé 29 km./18 mi. (305 m./1000 ft. elevation gain) - to Cluny 57.9 km./36 mi. (549 m./1801 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 4: VIENNE - ARLES
Today’s tour on bike will be through Pilat Regional Natural Park. We’ll then bike down a peaceful path towards the Côte-Rôtie vineyards. We’ll stop for a wine tasting before enjoying a picnic lunch. Following our tour, we’ll return to the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Arles. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
Biking itinerary: to Longes 22.5 km./14 mi. (244 m./898 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 5: ARLES
We’ll leave on our bikes for the day. We’ll travel through the Natural Regional Park of the Alpilles, where you’ll discover the local fauna and flora. On your way, you’ll have some free time to visit Les Baux de Provence, a charming little village situated at the top of a spur dominated by a castle in ruins. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch. We’ll then continue to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a Provence-themed evening on board, including a traditional show. 
 
Biking itinerary: to Les-Baux-de-Provence 33.8 km./21 mi. (335 m./1099 ft. elevation gain) - to Alpilles 59.5 km./37 mi. (427 m./1400 ft. elevation gain) - the Arles loop 72.4 km./45 mi. (488 m./1066 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 6: ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS
Our ship will cruise to Avignon. Once we arrive, we’ll be transferred to our departure point: the village of Gordes. You’ll go to the Luberon Regional Natural Park, passing along famous Provencal villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our tour through the Luberon Park and stop for a visit to taste some wine. After a last hill, we’ll head back to the ship. This evening, you can take part in a guided tour of Viviers.
 
Biking itinerary: to Roussillon 22.5 km./14 mi. (335 m./1099 ft. elevation gain) - to Ménerbes 48.3 km./30 mi. (732 m./2401 ft. elevation gain) - from Joucas 72.4 km./45 mi. (1158 m./3799 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 7: VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON
We’ll spend the morning cruising the river, arriving in Tournon in the beginning of the afternoon. This afternoon, your itinerary takes you to the loop west of Tournon-Sur-Rhône to lead you to the center of the Gorges du Doux. The river path offers a stunning view. We’ll then return to the ship. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. We’ll cruise to Lyon during the night.
 
Biking itinerary: to Tournon-Sur-Rhône 29 km./18 mi. (792 m./1000 ft. elevation gain) - to Boucieu-le-Roi 48.3 km./36 mi. (1 158 m./1801 ft. elevation gain)
 
DAY 8: LYON
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Lyon at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
River Cruise Highlights
  • Explore Burgundy, the Lubéron, Les Baux de Provence, the Gorges du Doux and two natural parks on this exciting bike tour.
All This Included
  • English-speaking tour guide for the entire cruise
  • Bike provided
  • On-call maintenance and repair service
  • All bike tours
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Camargue
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • The program is guaranteed only for a minimum of 8 passengers. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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