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2018 2019

From Burgundy to Provence: Biking along the Rhône and Saône (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - LSR_BIKPP
# Description

Cruise

LYON - MÂCON - VIENNE - ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

Our bike and cruise program takes you through cities rich in history and heritage and along lush nature parks, real havens of natural beauty with unparalleled sceneries. Hop on your bike and discover UNESCO-listed Lyon or Les Baux-de-Provence, regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Ride along bike trails that follow gentle reliefs, forests, pastures and orchards around the Gorges du Doux. Do not miss out on the impressive Alpilles and Pilat Mountain Range Nature parks!

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Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover: Burgundy, the Lubéron, Les Baux de Provence, the Gorges du Doux and two natural parks on this exciting bike tour
  • English-speaking tour guide for the entire cruise
  • Bike provided
  • On-call maintenance and repair service
  • All bike tours INCLUDED

Cruise

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 - MACON

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

MACON - 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.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 01/06/2019
Arrival 08/06/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Anchors : 5
Departure 20/07/2019
Arrival 27/07/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Anchors : 5
Departure 08/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - the bike excursions listed in the program - all entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the excursions mentioned in the program - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

0 Shore excursion
Includes the following biking tours: Lyon Mâcon to Cluny Pilat Regional Natural Park to the Côte-Rôtie vineyards Natural Regional Park of the Alpilles to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Gordes to the Luberon Regional Natural Pa...
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Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum, wher...

Duration 2h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Camargue

2 Decks

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.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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