Avignon to Camargue, 2022

Our original trip from Avignon to the Carmargue is sold out. However, we are also offering a second trip for the following week, May 28 – June 4, in the reverse direction, from the Carmargue to Avignon. That one, too has proven very popular, and we only have 3 spaces available.

May 21 – May 28, 2022 – sold out

May 28 – June 4, 2022 – one cabin & one berth left!    

From Papal Palaces to Pink Flamingos (with a little Van Gogh in between), this is a spectacular journey through Provence, between Avignon & Aigues Mortes. And we’ve timed it to avoid the intense heat and crowds of summer and to still enjoy some fine spring weather.

Days of scenic, easy cycling, 15 – 35 miles per day, will be followed by afternoons and evenings of ‘ukulele instruction and fun for those who choose the ‘ukulele option. If the mileage seems intimidating electric bikes are available for a nominal fee. And if cycling is not your thing, you can stay on board and simply enjoy the world passing by. If you’re traveling alone, this is a great way to make new friends from around the world. . . . .or to get together with distant friends or relatives. (Sister-acts, in particular, have been very popular on these trips.)

Most importantly, we will have the entire barge to ourselves, the key to ‘ukulele happiness since we really are  “all in the same boat.”

So, if you’re looking for an active vacation you can take with your ‘ukulele in an exquisite part of the world (and make some new friends at the same time) this could be the trip for you.

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The total cost of this ‘ukulele adventure is $2,231 US per person. It includes seven nights aboard our floating hotel, L’Estello, and most (very delicious) meals and snacks on board. Standard city bikes (with a comfy gel saddle!) and helmets are included, as well as an experienced bicycle guide. Electric bikes are also available for an additional $160.

More Options

Though our Uke, Bike & Barge adventure in Provence doesn’t begin until Saturday evening (May 21 or May 28), we recommend arriving at least a few days beforehand in order to adjust to the time change. This will also give you an opportunity to see and experience some of the things Provence has to offer that won’t be included in the barge itinerary. To that end, we’ve put together few pre-trip options for you to consider, along with an 8-day self-guided walking tour through the Luberon so you can visit another spectacular area of Provence that we will not visit on our barge tour. You can also book a room at the lovely Hotel le Magnan, just inside Avignon’s city walls, to begin or end your journey.

To explore the transportation options between Avignon and Aigues-Mortes please visit Rome2Rio. (You might even want to consider spending a few hours exploring the lovely town of Nimes, along the way.)

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