A journey back in time through the wonders of nature in ardeche

Get on your bicyle and explore the Ardeche, an area full of unique sites, bush roads and remarkable treasures.

The Pont d’Arc, a natural arch of 60 meters high, is the starting point of the famous Ardeche gorges. This protected natural area also boasts the title of “Cradle of Humanity” with the UNESCO inscription of the cave adorned with the Pont d’Arc, known as the Chauvet cave, which overlooks the gorges. Unique in the world, the replica of the cave offers you a moving approach through a restitution of paintings dating back more than 36,000 years. 

You will also explore the mystic Paiolive Wood on the way to the the Aven d’Orgnac, a strikingly beautiful abyss with a wide variety of concretions and enjoy the site for an exceptionnal wine tasting.

Last but not least, the villages of Ardeche, scattered throughout the valleys of the territory. such as Labeaume, Balazuc, Vogüé and Banne, will make you fall in love with their medieval castles, heart & soul. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ardeche Gorges & Pont d’Arc
  • Villages of  Ardeche: Balazuc, Vogüé, Labeaume, Banne…
  • Private visit of Chauvet’s cave (included in the guided version)
  • Private visit and wine tasting in Aven d’Orgnac cave (included in the guided version)

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 1550€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2350€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to Ardeche

    We will meet you at Avignon TGV train station at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Vagnas. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and enjoy the hotel in a unique environment.. 

    VAGNAS > Vogüé 

    Let’s ride towards two of the most beautiful villages of France along the Ardeche river and its beautiful bike route. In an amphitheatre at the bottom of a cliff, Vogüé has its feet in the water of an already Mediterranean Ardèche whereas the village of Balazuc climbs a vertiginous limestone cliff overhanging the Ardèche.

    VAGNAS > Aven d’Orgnac

    We first cross one of the strangest curiosities of the Ardèche the wood of Païolive a real natural labyrinth overhanging the Chassezac river. Then, after crossing the beautiful village of Banne, we will reach the Aven d’Orgnac. This dark abyss, reveals a magnificent network of rooms decorated with a wide variety of columns, stalactites, stalagmites and draperies, remarkably highlighted, are strikingly beautiful ! Enjoy thesight for you only during a private wine tasting in this marvellous place (included in our guided version only).

     

    Chauvet CAve > Vagnas

    This morning, we have a short van transfer towards the Chauvet Cave for a private visit (included in the guided version only). 36.000 years ago, the first artists in the history of humanity created a masterpiece in the depths of a cave. The Grotte Chauvet 2 faithfully replicates the UNESCO listed paintings of the Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc cave. We then ride towards the famous Pont d’Arc, and the Ardeche gorges. Most of the gorges were set up as a nature reserve in 1980. The panoramic route boldly laid out on the left bank of the river rushes up to the corniche and its numerous belvederes reveal breathtaking panoramas!

    END OF TOUR

    We will take you back to Avignon TGV  after breakfast to end this Ardeche Gorges bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    Vagnas – 4 nightS

    Hôtel du Couvent de Vagnas 4*

    Between the Ardèche gorges and the Cèze valley, the codred-year-old lime trees which bring freshness and tranquillity.nvent is arranged around an inner courtyard shaded by hun

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Hybrid Bike

    Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

    Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

    Supplement + 25€

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 40€

    Hybrid E-bike

    Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

    Supplement + 75€

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 130 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 450 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 3 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 4 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 3 bike rides
    • Private Visit of Chauvet’s Cave (replica)
    • Private visit & wine tasting at the Aven d’Orgnac cave

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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