Day 1: Lyon
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Sit back and enjoy a presentation about your vacation before dinner.
Day 2: Lyon – Macon (15 miles/24 km/700 ft)
Our first bike trip will be across Lyon to discover its historical and architectural sites, stopping along the way to taste some local specialties. After you return to the ship, we’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
Day 3: Macon – Vienne, to Fuisse (18 miles/29 km/1,000 ft) or Cluny (36 miles/58 km/1,800 ft)
Today, we’ll bike on a great bike path through endless vineyards towards Cluny. Once we arrive in Cluny, take your time to the visit the abbey, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship.
Day 4: Vienne – Arles (14 miles/23 km/800 ft)
Today’s tour on bike will be through Pilat Regional Natural Park. We’ll then bike down a peaceful path towards the Côte-Rôtie vineyards. We’ll stop for a wine tasting before enjoying a picnic lunch. Following our tour, we’ll return to the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Arles. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Day 5: Arles – The Camargue (21 miles/34 km/1,100 ft) or Les Alpilles Route (37 miles/59 km/1,400 ft) or Arles Loop Route (45 miles/72 km/1,600 ft)
We’ll leave on our bikes for the day. We’ll travel through the Natural Regional Park of the Alpilles, where you’ll discover the local fauna and flora. On your way, you’ll have some free time to visit Les Baux de Provence, a charming little village situated at the top of a spur dominated by a castle in ruins. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch. We’ll then continue to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a Provence-themed evening on board, including a traditional show.
Day 6: Arles – Avignon – Viviers, Roussillon Route (14 miles/23 km/1,100 ft) or Menerbes Route (30 miles/48 km/2,400 ft) or Joucas Route (45 miles/72 km/3,800 ft)
Our ship will cruise to Avignon. Once we arrive, we’ll be transferred to our departure point: the village of Gordes. You’ll go to the Luberon Regional Natural Park, passing along famous Provencal villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our tour through the Luberon Park and stop for a visit to taste some wine. After a last hill, we’ll head back to the ship. This evening, you can take part in a guided tour of Viviers.
Day 7: Viviers – Tournon – Lyon (18 miles/29 km/2,600 ft) or Boucieu-le-Roi Route (36 miles/48 km/3,800 ft)
We’ll spend the morning cruising the river, arriving in Tournon in the beginning of the afternoon. This afternoon, your itinerary takes you to the loop west of Tournon-Sur-Rhône to lead you to the center of the Gorges du Doux. The river path offers a stunning view. We’ll then return to the ship. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. We’ll cruise to Lyon during the night.
Day 8: Departure
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Lyon at 9:00 a.m.