Avignon

Bike ride on Barthelasse Island - Countryside in the city

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Route

Loop

Difficulty

Very easy

Duration

90h

Distance

0km

Positive elevation

22 meters

Negative elevation

23 meters

Altitude

Min. 17 meters

Max. 24 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • voie verte
  • liaison

Departure

Avignon

Arrival

Avignon

Parking

Avignon

Elevation

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Downloads

Balade à vélo - Ile de la Barthelasse

GPX track

The tourist service at Avignon :

Plenty of easy circular routes for walking, cycling or mountain-biking on the river islands are accessible by crossing from Avignon on the Daladier Bridge or the free shuttle ferry. From this verdant waterside setting, look back across the river for great views over the Popes’ Palace and the Pont d’Avignon.
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Europe’s biggest river island is highly prized by Avignon locals for its bucolic atmosphere. The towpath along the Rhone offers lovely views over the city of the Popes and its famous bridge.
Then the routes turn inland, taking you through the lush pear, apple and peach orchards on these rich alluvial soils.
The unspoiled riverbanks are wooded with poplars, elms and maples, alongside more riparian vegetation. Birds of prey, cormorants, warblers, grey herons, and ducks have their habitats here, and even beavers and rare species of beetles are at home in the wild areas of this river island.
The free shuttle ferry across the river from Avignon to the towpath has made the island even more attractive.

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road access

Departing from Avignon, cross the Daladier Bridge towards Villeneuve les Avignon, and park on the Ile de la Barthelasse

public transport

Velopop station available on the island of Barthelasse.Possibility of river ferry from the Pont d'Avignon.

recommended parking (s)

Ile de la Barthelasse - les Allées de L'Oulle

In short

  • The route is favoured by families from Avignon!
  • On a narrow path, the route guides you along the banks of the Rhône and to the heart of the island's fields and orchards, with a peaceful rural atmosphere.
  • The most beautiful views of the Popes' Palace, the Rhône, the Pont d'Avignon, and Mont Ventoux!
Respect the orchards and crops, and buy apples or cherries direct from the farmers.

Contact

Avignon Tourisme
E-Mail : officetourisme@avignon-tourisme.com
Website : https://www.avignon-tourisme.com