French Pedals Provencal: Discover Les Alpilles, A Previous French Cycling Holiday Secret

French Pedals introduce their new cycling holiday in Les Alpilles, Provence, France. This cycling holiday in France is ideal for Spring, early Summer or Autumn. French Pedals have a free bottle of champagne with all 2012 bookings made by 14/4/12.
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March 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Les Alpilles, south of Avignon as far as Arles, bounded by the Rhone and Durance rivers is largely unknown to people wanting a cycling holiday in France. This French region offers the very best when you think of France- warm sun when the wind is still cold at home, warm hospitality, great food and wine together with a number of true gems discovered and explored en route.

Gems such as Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France, where you spend an evening, Saint- Remy de Provence (two nights stay) with its splendid inner- town  and one where Van Gogh painted. An excellent time to visit St. Remy de Provence is  Whit Monday, when the Fete de Transhumance takes place- thousands of sheep, donkeys and goats tour the town prior to going off for their summer grazing in the Alps. A cycle to the local lake just above St. Remy de Provence is a special place for a picnic.

Village fetes are frequent in Les Alpilles. They are active, spectacular events  totally different to those experienced in other countries. Weekly markets have a distinct “buzz”, a time when friends meet up in the open air bar and where there is laughter, good humour and generosity of spirit . In particular, the market at Eygalieres should not be missed.

Arles, another gem, is also on this cycling tour. A  famous Roman capital of France, Arles has an  impressive Roman amphitheatre, Les Arenes. Many displays and “spectaculars” take place here. Van Gogh painted in Arles too, his “Night Cafe” is considered to be one of his masterpieces, and the cafe still remains in Arles.

Glanum, one of most significant historical sites in France is easily visited on this biking holiday.

The cycling is through orchards, vineyards, and  quiet country roads, enhanced by the scents of wild thyme, sage, oak and pine forests. You might also sight a Borelli's eagle soaring in the warm air currents.

French Pedals trialled the route  using members of its “young in spirit”, “mature in years “ team-  Bob Davidson, Director, said,” Les Alpilles is  an excellent region for a cycling holiday when you want blue skies, sun, and warm hospitality. A swim before  breakfast or  cool off  in the  pool before dinner is a great way to start or end the day- the evening meals are especially high value for money”.

Easy access to this beautiful region is made by TGV to Avignon- there are flights to Avignon, Beziers or Marseilles (with onward rail connection to Avignon).

This 7 nights cycling holiday is in 2 star, family run Logis hotels. Accommodation, breakfast, evening dinner, bike hire (hybrid bikes) and helpful route directions are included. Price :£647/person (two people sharing a room)

Extra nights are available in the historic former papal capital of Avignon. The famous bridge is well worth visiting where a multilingual commentary is available. The main square, place de l'Horlogue is typically “French” implying all the very best connotations associated with France. Former papal buildings add much to the sense of history found in Avignon.


Notes to editors:

French Pedals offers high value for money cycling holidays in Normandy, Champagne-Ardenne and Provence. It is a member of the TRAVEL TRUST ASSOCIATION and thus offers clients full financial protection. French Pedals is also a member of ABTOF (The Association of Travel Organisers to France).

Press: For more information contact Bob Davidson at French Pedals tel:(0044) (0)1752 481020 or e mail:

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French Pedals offers high value for money cycling holidays in France.We are a family firm with a very high customer focus. We aim to bring to our clients the same level of enjoyment in taking a cycling holiday in France that we personally enjoy.
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