From Avignon to Barthelasse Island - Cycling Loop n°4

13,77 Km
55 min
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13,77 km cycling loop from Avignon

A leisurely bike ride amidst lush greenery near the historic center of the City of Popes. Barthelasse Island is the largest river island in Europe, home to a 700-hectare agricultural land. Besides this agricultural landscape facing the Palais des Papes, the island boasts a virgin forest along the Rhône, hosting numerous bird species, a population of beavers, and the precious otter, all signs of preserved nature.
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Cycling Route n°4 - From Avignon to Barthelasse Island

A 13 km cycling loop with a significant portion of the route on shared paths through countryside lanes. You can reach the starting point of the ride from the historic center of Avignon by crossing the Rhône on the free river shuttle.

Route Markings for Route n°4

The loop is marked in both directions with green and white signs.

Highlights of this ride

  • Just a stone's throw from the historic center, discover the fauna and flora of the largest river island in Europe, listed in the inventory of Natural Heritage as a ZNIEFF, a natural area of ecological, faunistic, and floristic interest.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city walls, the Avignon Bridge, the Palais des Papes, and the old town from the towpath.
  • Taste the pear liqueur at Maison Manguin.
  • Take a break with a game of mini-golf at the Le Bercail restaurant.
  • During the high season, enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the Rhône or take a refreshing dip in the Olympic pool at La Palmeraie.

Nearby Train Station

  • Avignon Centre SNCF station

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