Here are the answers to some of the questions we’ve been getting about the upcoming Ukulele, Bike, & Barge trip to Provence.
Which airport should we fly into?
I often use an app called Rome2Rio to start with and to see what the public transportation options are between any two places in the world. Since there is train service to both Avignon and Aigues-Mortes from Marseilles, Lyon, and Barcelona, I would recommend flying into one of those cities. I also recommend you give yourselves a little time at least at the front end of the trip to get yourself wrapped around the time change.
What are the bikes like?
We’ll be riding Girlibero unisex “city bikes” with aluminium frames, “responsive” brakes and 27 gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, and Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tires. E-bikes are also available for and extra charge. Helmets, panniers, and water bottles are also provided.
What are the cabins like on the Caprice?
The Caprice has 11 cabins: 1 Single, 2 Doubles, and 8 Twins.
Each each cabin has two fixed portholes, air conditioning, en-suite facilities and safety deposit box; plus ample storage space, a power socket, hair dryer, and a full-length mirror.
The cabins might seem small, but you will only be sleeping there! Most of the action will be taking place upstairs in the air conditioned galley or lounge, or out on the deck.
There is an open bar, free WiFi in the restaurant/bar area, a 55″ screen for video (or a slide show of the day’s ride.)
The sundeck has lots of seating and a fixed awning and is a great spot to sit with a glass of wine, strum your ukulele, and watch the world go by.
What if I don’t want to ride a bike?
No worries. A number of people don’t ride every day, or even at all! And, they still have a great time, considering some of them sign up again!
What if my spouse doesn’t play (or want to play) the ukulele?
We’ve had those, too! And they, too, still have a great time!
The total cost is $2,050US per person in a shared twin cabin; and $2,549US for a single. The price includes seven nights aboard the barge and most meals, a bicycle guide, one ukulele facilitator, and a multitude of opportunities for formal and informal ukulele instructions and loads of play-a-longs. (we’ll be announcing who our ukulele “facilitator” is in the coming weeks.
Registration begins with a 50% deposit. (Please visit our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.) If you have any questions, please Contact Us. And if you are ready to sign-up, you can Register Here.