Excursions in Provence

Set out and explore Provence through our excursion offerings. Rent a bike for your own tour or set out on guided tours by bike, car and boat to experience the magical landscape of Provence. Kayak the beautiful Sorgue river or fly over the Luberon valley in your hot air balloon. Our concierge service will be delighted to assist.

Here are the excursion possibilities for Provence.

Bike Tour 

Discover Provence by bicycle with a private guide. Explore beautiful landscapes and charming villages.

Full day tour: 260€ per person, maximum 12 people.
½ day tor: 185€ per person, maximum 12 people.
Rent a GPS per day to ride on your personal routes - 1 day: 35€per day 

Bike Delivery

  Racing Bike Carbon 105 Racing Bike Carbon Ultegra Hybrid Bike E-bike Children Bike Tandem Bike
1 day 40€ 50€ 20€ 40€ 12€ 40€
2 days 75€ 90€ 35€ 75€ 20€ 75€
3 days 100€ 130€ 50€ 100€ 30€ 100€
4 days 125€ 170€ 65€ 125€ 40€ 125€
5 days 150€ 200€ 80€ 150€ 50€ 150€
1 week 200€ 260€ 100€ 200€ 65€ 200€
2 weeks 305€ 410€ 170€ 305€ 100€ 305€
3 weeks 410€ 550€ 240€ 410€ 135€ 410€
1 month 545€ 730€ 330€ 535€ 180€ 535€
Additional day beyond 2 weeks 15€ 20€ 10€ 15€ 5€ 15€
Size 48: 5.08 ft. to 5.25 ft.
50: 5.25 ft. to 5.41 ft.
52: 5.41 ft. to 5.58 ft.
54: 5.58 ft. to 5.74 ft.
56: 5.74 ft. to 5.90 ft.
58: 5.90 ft. to 6.07 ft.
60: 6.07 ft. to 6.23 ft.
62: 6.23 ft. to 6.4 ft.
48: 5.08 ft. to 5.25 ft.
50: 5.25 ft. to 5.41 ft.
52: 5.41 ft. to 5.58 ft.
54: 5.58 ft. to 5.74 ft.
56: 5.74 ft. to 5.90 ft.
58: 5.90 ft. to 6.07 ft.
60: 6.07 ft. to 6.23 ft.
62: 6.23 ft. to 6.4 ft.
S: 5.08 ft. to 5.35 ft.
M: 5.35 ft. to 5.67 ft.
L: 5.67 ft. to 6.07 ft.
XL: 6.07 ft. to 6.40 ft.
S: 5.08 ft. to 5.35 ft.
M: 5.35 ft. to 5.67 ft.
L: 5.67 ft. to 6.07 ft.
XL: 6.07 ft. to 6.40 ft.
S: 16”
M: 20”
L: 24”
XL:26”
M: 5.35 ft. to 5.67 ft.
L: 5.67 ft. to 6.07 ft.

Prices include: patch kit, pump, helmet, theft protection, gourds, removable bags for VTC, routs maps.
Other accessories on request.
Delivery service fees: €1.80/km
Guarantee deposit: Racing Bike: €1,200 – Hybrid Bike: €700

Boat Excursions

  High Season
(May to October)
Mid Season
(March and April)
Low Season
(November to February)
AM1 PM2 Day3 AM1 PM1 Day3 AM1 PM2 Day3
Vedette4 455€ 495€ 590€ 420€ 460€ 560€ - 420€ -
Semi-rigid4 455€ 495€ 590€ - - - - - -
Sailboat5 455€ 495€ 590€ 420€ 460€ 560€ - 420€ -

1: AM tour from 9am to 12pm – Visit 10 Calanques of Cassis
2: PM tour from 2pm to 5pm – Visit 10 Calanques of Cassis
3: All day tour from 10am to 5pm – Lunch not included but can be organized.
4: Includes: Skipper, stop at beaches as per clients request, basic equipment – Extra cost of 35€/hr. for fuel. No fuel consumption when the boat is at anchor or the engine is stopped.
5: Includes: Skipper, stops at beaches per client request, basic equipment.

Lunch at one of the 3 restaurants

Le Gastronomique
La Plage Blue
Le Tennis Club

 

Departure from Bandol

Half Day Excursion

  6 Calanques 10 Calanques 12 Calanques 14 Calanques
Adults 25€ 27€ 29€ 31€
Children
(4 / 12 years old)
15€ 17€ 19€ 21€

Full Day Excursion

  Île de Porquerol Marseilles, If Castel Dolphin
Adults 40€ 40€ * 59€
Children
(4 / 12 years old)
23€ 23€ * 39€

* Extra cost for the the castle visit (optional)

Canoe And Kayak Excursions 

An unforgettable descent! At the bottom of mounts of Vaucluse, this beautiful river Sorgue give us a magnificent landscape between nature, sun and the freshness of water. Unique species of our region will not fail to surprise you in more than one way.

Canoe (2 adults + 1 kid - 8 years old) 34€
Kayak (1 adult) 17€
Teenager (13/18 years old) 14€
Children (6/12 years old) 12€
Groups
+ 10 adults 14€
+ 20 adults 13€
Large canoe (2 adults + 2 kids) 45€

Hot Air-Ballooning 

Discover the Luberon from the air with the Hot-air Ballooning. Jump into the basket and start a one-hour flight across the Luberon, from Roussillon to Gordes. However, the total time spend with the team is about 3 to 4 hours and consists of the inflating operation of the balloon, the flight, complimentary local products on toast with Champagne, a flight certificate and the return back to the meeting point.

Riders 1 people 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people
Fare 230€ 450€ 650€ 850€ 1000€

 

Guided Tour of Provence by car 

Isle Blue offers several guided tour options: Grand Tour, Olive and Wine Tour, Private wine tour and a customizable tour with suggested itineraries. Here are further details and pricing.

Grand Tour of Provence: Visit the following sites

Orange: Panoramic tour of the city to see the Roman Monuments (triumphal arch, antique theater) and architecture; photo stop at the triumphal arch.
Antique theater: One of the best-preserved theaters of the Roman period in Europe (entrance tickets and audio-guide included).
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape: Sightseeing through the vineyard, visit of a winery and wine tasting.
Pont-du-Gard: One of the best-preserved Roman aqueducts in Europe and the highest aqueducts the Roman built.
Les Baux-de-Provence: Free time to visit the medieval village located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles hill range.
Gordes: An amazing view for this amazing hilltop village entirely built with the local dry stone called "lauze".
Roussillon: Explore this colorful village which houses are painted with ochre.
Lunch not included in the price.

Olive and wine tour in Les Baux de Provence:

Les Baux-de-Provence: Admire the superb fortress, one of the “must-sees” in Provence
Olive oil tasting at one if the official A.O.P Labeled mills located in the valley.
Wine-tasting in a winery located in the Alpilles hill range. Sample the wines produced with biodynamic methods.

Private Wine Tour:

Travel in your private air conditioned Mercedes vehicle and enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards as you indulge your taste buds with wine-tastings from local wineries (included). Learn about the Rhône Valley vineyards: terroir, soils, climate, grape varieties and flavors that are carefully considered in producing wine. Your driver will share with you tips to be used during your wine-tasting and to impress your friends and family back home. Clients may purchase bottle(s) of wine directly from the producers.
Only 2 vineyards are possible per tour:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape: One of the most famous vineyards in the Rhône Valley, received the statute of a high quality wine when it became one of the first AOP.
Tavel famous for Rosé wine which complex nose of summer fruits evolves into smooth notes of pitted fruits and almonds.
Gigondas and its full-bodied with meaty attack red wine.
Vacqueyras tucked at the foot of the dentelles de Montmirail produces strong wines with definite character but with a specific freshness and finesse.
Beaume-de-Venise and its golden yellow fruity muscat wine with a nose of flowers and tropical fruits.

Customizable Private Tour:

Cannot find the exact itinerary you wish to plan? Organize your own tour with your private driver! We can help you to customize a half-day or a day trip from your private villa. Suggestion of customizable itineraries:

½ day in Aix-en-Provence: Visit the city of water and art. Discover the Cours Mirabeau and walk on the foot-step of Paul Cezanne.
Day in Marseilles and Cassis: Panoramic tour of Marseilles, the Phocaea city and discover the fishermen village of Cassis famous for its numerous Calanques.
Day in Camargue: Discover the Regional park of Camargue (pink flamingo, black bulls, white horses) and the fortress church of Saint-Marie-de-la-Mer.

Tour Hours Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Price
Grand Tour 9am to 7pm - - -
Olive & Wine 9am to 1pm - - - - -
Private Wine Tour No. of travelers 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 -
Price/Person 135€ 95€ 80€ 66€ 56€ 50€ 45€ -
Everyday 9am to 2pm or 2pm to 7pm
Private Tour 2 to 3 travelers 250€
4 to 8 travelers 280€
½ day: 9am to 1:30pm or 2pm to 6:30pm
2 to 3 travelers 430€

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