New: Bike & Boat Tour from Cycling for Softies

Enjoy Burgundy to Provence at your leisure

Le Cafe La Nuit Arles


New Bike & Boat Tour, Details:

Enjoy the best of both worlds onboard Cycling For Softies NEW bike and boat tour from Burgundy to Provence, which provides a seamless always-on-the-move travel experience ideal for couples, friends and solo adventurers. Climbing aboard the boat, you only have to unpack once and will visit numerous incredible destinations, travelling quietly whilst you sleep so each morning you wake up ready to explore a new place. Different tour options mean you have the freedom to cycle alone or explore as a group each day, returning to the boat each evening.

Why the tour is such a great adventure

Explore south-eastern France at a leisurely pace on the water and on two wheels. Starting in Lyon, guests are welcomed onboard MS Provence which is purpose-built for cruising the Rhône, cabins and communal areas are refreshingly spacious, with a sun deck and two jacuzzis to relax in while you wend your way down one of Europe’s biggest rivers. Cycling routes along the way include city trails around Lyon and Avignon as well as through the lush countryside of the Ardèche, the Ile du Beurre nature reserve and past the medieval treasures of Cruas and Viviers. The area is, of course, famous for its wine so there’s also ample opportunity to taste locally-produced Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côte-Rôtie.

Reasons to go in 2020

July 2020 marks the 130th Anniversary of Vincent Van Gough’s death and the bike and boat tour ends in Provence, in Arles – home to the artist in the later years of his life. The city’s dedicated Van Gogh gallery will be hosting an exhibition of ten major works by Van Gogh along with a variety of works inspired by him from mid-May to mid-October 2020.

In the words of Van Gough “It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.”


Burgundy to Provence – (7 nights accommodation aboard the boat and self-guided cycling holiday – from £1,625pp)

Includes 7 nights accommodation onboard the MS Provence, 7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch and 6 x dinner on board, coffee & tea between 7am and dinner, house wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, welcome cocktail on arrival, daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed linen, city walking tours in Lyon and Avignon, all port and lock fees and free Wi-Fi.

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