For a very limited time we are offering a $100/person discount for folks who register by April 4 for our ‘Uke, Bike, & Barge Adventure in Provence, May 28 – June 4.
This trip starts in Aigues-Mortes on the southern coast of France and journeys back upriver to Avignon. (If you are at all confused about how you might get to and from either place, please visit Rome2Rio, an indispensable app for figuring out your options for getting between any two places in the world!)
- Don’t like to ride a bike? Don’t worry, you can stay on board whenever you want and move up the delightful rivers and waterways with the barge. (The crew has been known to take very good care of the folks who stay onboard!)
- Worried about some of the hills or distances? E-bikes are available for an extra fee to help move you along and up! (Plus, I’ve heard rumors of a shuttle van.)
- Travelling solo? If you’re looking for a roommate, we can help arrange that for you.
- Don’t play the ‘ukulele? Not to worry! Not everyone who joins us does.
Spend a Few Extra Days in Avignon!
There are also a few rooms left at the lovely Hotel le Magnan, May 25 – May 28, for those who want to join a few of the other passengers in the delightful city of Avignon for a few days before heading for the barge. This is a great way to get your feet on the ground before we all depart for our river journey and possibly get in a little pre-trip ‘ukulele jam. Plus you’ll be able to coordinate with the other passengers to get from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes to meet the barge on May 28.
Add a Ramble in the Luberon
How does a 7-day self-guided walking tour from village-to-village in the Luberon sound? Rambling in the Luberon, is a great way to wander through some of the spectacular landscapes of Provence that we will only see from a distance on our barge and cycling tour.
You can take this journey on your own at any time or in conjunction with the Uke, Bike, & Barge Provence adventure, either before or afterward.
What I love most about these self-guided walking adventures is the opportunity to ramble at one’s own pace along vineyards and fields of lavender, through fascinating villages perched on seemingly impossible hillsides, and to stop at local markets with natural produce . . . . .all while “bathed in the pure light of van Gogh and Cezanne” with nothing to carry but a day pack. And it’s amazing how many friends you might make along the way.