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ViaRhôna from Montélimar to Avignon

ViaRhôna from Montélimar to Avignon Tour 5 days – 4 nights
Cycling period: All year round
ViaRhôna from Montélimar to Avignon, come and discover the part of ViaRhôna between Montélimar and Avignon, a city of art and culture, by following an itinerary along the Rhône.

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque stretch of ViaRhôna, running between Montélimar and Avignon, a city steeped in art and culture. This scenic route unfolds alongside the majestic Rhône River, promising a captivating exploration of this enchanting region. Your adventure commences in Montélimar, where you’ll be greeted by the tantalizing aroma of nougat, a delectable local specialty. As you bid farewell to Montélimar, your path leads you to the charming medieval town of Viviers, where history comes alive through its cobbled streets and ancient architecture. Continuing along, you’ll encounter Bourg Saint Andéol, famous for its legendary bas-relief depicting the God Mythra, a historical marvel that will transport you through time.

Viarhona from Montelimar to Avignon

A change of scenery awaits as you delve deeper into the heart of the region, marked by the first lavender fields and the bountiful vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. The lavender fields paint the landscape with hues of purple, exuding a fragrant and mesmerizing charm. The vineyards, on the other hand, offer the opportunity to savor some of the finest wines the region has to offer.

Your journey culminates in a grand crescendo with visits to two historic towns, Orange and Avignon. Orange, known for its ancient Roman architecture, boasts a well-preserved Roman theater that stands as a testament to the city’s rich past. Avignon, a city of immense historical significance, is renowned for its awe-inspiring Papal Palace and the iconic Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Highlights of the tour:

  • ViaRhôna
  • Montélimar
  • Avignon, a city of immense historical significance, is renowned for its awe-inspiring Papal Palace and the iconic Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Orange
  • Majestic Rhône River
  • Bourg Saint Andéol is famous for its legendary bas-relief depicting the God Mythra, a historical marvel that will transport you through time
Day 1
Arrival in Montélimar
Arrival in Montélimar. Transfer on your own to the hotel, and settle into your hotel. Train from Paris to Montélimar (3h). Included: Emergency support, phone not provided, mobile guidance application, road book, travel book, orientation with a local guide, luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 2
From Montélimar to Pont Saint Esprit / 45km - +103m
For this first stage from Montélimar, a Provencal town, you will visit the Adhémar castle, the sweets palace, and the nougathéque which are the main sites to visit, you will head south in the middle of the Rhône valley, for a stage in nature, the goal of this stage is the town of Pont Siant Esprit. During the stage of the ViaRhôna, you will discover the chapels, the cathedrals, and the palaces of these historical cities... Lovers of nature and history, you will be conquered! Itinerary on greenways and small roads. Included: luggage transfer, itinerary (no cue sheets), bedroom, and breakfast.  
Day 3
From Pont Saint Esprit to Orange / 37km - +100m
For this second day on the ViaRhôna, the proposed route is provisional, you will start the day on the Vaucluse side in the heart of an agricultural plain. You will then be able to visit the medieval villages of Mondragon, Mornas, and Piolenc thanks to connections to these villages. Succumb to a swimming break at the Girardes lake or at the Li Piboulos pond, before setting off again in the direction of Orange. Arrive gently at the Provencal village of Caderousse surrounded by dikes protecting it from the Rhône, then in the town of Orange with its famous ancient theatre. Included: luggage transfer, itinerary (no cue sheets), bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 4
From Orange to Avignon / 35km - +165m
On this last day, we leave the beautiful town of Orange on a temporary ViaRhôna itinerary, which takes us to discover the Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. You will cross the famous vineyards and stop at the many beautiful viewpoints over the Rhône valley. The crossing of 3.5km of industrial and commercial zones in the communes of Sorgues and Le Pontet, requires more vigilance, as far as the canal greenway at the entrance to Avignon: a beautiful introduction to the city of the Popes. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in this city of character. Included: luggage transfer, itinerary (no cue sheets), bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 5
Departure from Avignon
Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast, and depart at your leisure from Avignon by train for Paris or another destination. (Departure on your own). Additional nights can be arranged, please inquire. Included: breakfast.

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The hotels or B&Bs > provide amenities that are ideal for active vacations, located within easy walking distance to downtowns, restaurants, and sightseeing. We prioritize family-owned, authentic accommodations over large chains.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in hotels or guest house, with private shower and/ or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Your Standard bike: SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) Lady - Men model and includes a Helmet - Lock - Hand pump - 2 spare tubes - Rear pannier - Toolkit - Tire levers - Patch kit - 1 souvenir water bottle - Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request
  • Complimentary gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
  • Guidance application (phone not provided)
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed roadbook, including detailed maps, touristic information
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support is available at all times
  • All luggage transfers
Upgrade your bike - from/per person:
  • Electric Assisted Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Road Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Road Bike - Excellence +155 euro
  • Road Bike - Premium +190 euro
  • Gravel Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all the information needed with our team support in your roadbook
  • Multirisk travel insurance -
  • Upgraded hotel available from 1880 euro
  • Standard Hotel 800 euro Single supplement ** 88 Euro  Solo traveler *** 1124 Euro
  • Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.




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