Break Away for a

Pont du Gard Bike Tour

Overview

Provençal Riding at its Best

The first dukedom in France, Uzès is a brimming with history. It is an ancient, lovely hilltop town with shaded squares, winding pedestrian streets and a famous twice-weekly market where you can find fresh produce from the endless fields that surround the town. For the cyclist Uzès is a hard-to-beat base, with excellent riding in all directions. Once you are out of town (very quickly) you are on small, quiet roads that can be flat, rolling or hilly. Our Pont du Gard bike tour is a perfect way to introduce you to this great place to ride.

Pont du Gard, one of the most astounding Roman Aqueducts in the world (a UNESCO Heritage Site), can easily be accessed by bike on small farmers’ roads. For more of a challenge, the hills of Nîmes are just a few kilometers south of town and to the north there are endless kilometers of long empty roads that climb through the garrigue so typical of the Mediterranean. If you want a leg burner we’ll take you to climb Mont Bouquet, our local training mountain, with stretches of 20%!

INCLUDED IN YOUR PONT DU GARD CYCLING TOUR
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Energy bars, gels, snacks and water on your ride
  • Owner-operator guides to see to your needs
  • 44|5 Cycling Tours water bottle

 

NOT INCLUDED
  • Transportation to France (We can arrange transfers from Nîmes train station)
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Hotels before and after your tour
  • Personal expenses, such as mini-bar, telephone or souvenir purchases
  • Bikes – bring your own or you can rent high quality road bikes

Day to Day

Your Pont du Gard BreakAway bike tour is custom and private and perfect for individuals, couples and small groups.

You can choose the number of days you’d like to spend cycling in the south of France with us, and we make sure your guided rides are tailored-made to your expectations and abilities. Your BreakAway can be as short as two nights and as long as you’d like to stay.

Below is an example itinerary for a typical 3 day/3 night tour.

Pont du Gard + Gorges du Gardon

After a nourishing breakfast, our first ride will introduce you to the Gardon river and its gorges.  Heading south out of town, our route passes over the Gardon river gorge twice and includes a gentle 6 km climb as well as a thrilling 5 km gorge descent. On the way back home we’ll ride over 2000 year old Pont du Gard.

Mont Bouquet

Now that your legs and bike are primed, this morning we’ll head northwest toward the area’s highest point, known as Mont Bouquet, at an elevation of 650 m. You may decide to challenge yourself to the top, a 5.5 km climb with ramps approaching 20%, or just half-way up, depending on your mood. Either way, the views will be magnificent and the cycling unforgettable.

Cyclist climbing Mont Bouquet, France

Duché Vineyards

Putting yesterday’s experiment with gravity behind us, today’s brisk-paced cycle through the vineyard plains of the AOP Duché Uzès will be an enjoyable change. Red Syrah and Grenache, and white Viognier and Grenache Blanc vines will escort us all along our final ride. You’ll return to the hotel in time for a quick shower before your check-out and departure.

Cyclists posing in Uzes, France

Accommodation

44|5 partners the Hostellerie Provençalefor our Pont du Gar bike tour. It is the perfect place to base yourself for a few days of beautiful riding.

Hostellerie Provençale

The oldest hotel in Uzès, comfortable and stylish Hostellerie Provençale is housed in a 300 year old building just steps from the medieval center of town. After a morning bike ride you won’t have far to go for a great, nourishing lunch, either – the hotel has a popular restaurant that serves delicious, local fare in a convivial atmosphere.

Hotel in Uzes

Dates & Prices

Cycling in the Cevennes

Tour Dates – Choose your own

Tour Availability – From April to October

Price Per Person – Packages start at €500

Single Supplement – From €125

Contact us to create a custom trip.

Travel Details

Arrival Train Station – Nimes
Departure Train Station – Nimes
Your hotel is an easy 30 minute drive from the train station in Nimes. Nimes can be accessed by TGV from Paris in less than 3 hours. Alternatively, fly to Marseille or Montpellier and take a local train to Nimes. We can arrange taxi service or even transfer you ourselves.

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What our Guests have to say about our BreakAway tours

You made it happen

My wife and I are so grateful every day for the holiday we had in France last year. Malaucene was a highlight for me obviously, but more importantly for Chris who loved every part of it including the lovely town and accommodation run by such welcoming and gracious hosts. You made it… Read more “You made it happen”

Tony - USA

Fantastic Experience

For a group of “reasonably fit flatlanders” taking on the “Giant of Provence” was a monumental challenge. However, with the help of Gerry and John we achieved everything we had set out to do. A successful week away climbing Ventoux and seeing all that the beautiful Provence countryside had to offer! The 44-5 team were… Read more “Fantastic Experience”

Andrew - Singapore

Among the Best Cycling Experiences of my Life

The 4 days I rode with John and Gerry were among the best cycling experiences of my life. The Ventoux area of France is a great area to ride. The roads are both scenic and offer a wide range of difficulty. Gerry and John know the area and did a terrific job of selecting rides… Read more “Among the Best Cycling Experiences of my Life”

Alan - Texas