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Bike Tours in Marseilles, France
By:Heather Neuharth

As the second most populated city in France, Marseilles overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and attracts tourists from all over the world. It is located in the region of Provence and is the home of Grand Port Maritime (the largest cruise port in France), the International Documentary Film Festival, "Bonne Mere" basilica (Notre Dame) and the largest underground treatment plant in world. Marseilles also is known for its convent forms of travel, as it has the third busiest airport in France and three other public transportation networks. This may be why the city was chosen to be part of several bike tours.

Experience Plus Bike Tours
Experience Plus Bike Tours offers a bike ride from Paris to Marseilles in 12 days. It is a package that includes 11 nights of accommodation, 11 breakfasts and eight dinners with wine. Every day the tour stops to visit a different city or region of France. Highlights of the trip include the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle in Melun, a guided visit of Fontainebleau, the Pont-Canal in Briare, the Loire River Valley, architecture and museums in Lyon and the Roman ruins in Orange. The last two days are spent in Marseilles.

Experience Plus
210 E. Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Provence Mountain Biking
Located in Marseilles, France, Provence Mountain Biking offers guided bike tours for leisurely or advanced riders. They provide five tour options, including single-day tours, a tour of Province (one week long), the free ride tour (look for free riding spots), the discovery tour (leisurely ten-day tour) or custom-designed tours. They also will attend local events with bikers, such as the ten-day Roc d'Azur (the biggest mountain bike event in Europe) or the Raid Cassis (a two-day mountain bike festival). Provence Mountain Biking provides transportation, the bike, the helmet and a lunch box for full day tours.

Provence Mountain Climbing
Marseilles, France 61341

France A Velo
France A Velo provides the Memorable Impressions non-guided tour from Nice to Marseilles along the coast of Cote d'Azur (French Rivera) or the Mediterranean Coast. It is an eight-day, seven-night trip that includes accommodation in two- or three-star hotels, a breakfast buffet, 24-hour assistance, luggage transfer between hotels and a road book with a map. Other destinations along the tour include Cannes, Ste.-Maxime, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Hyeres and Bandol. Each day includes a journey of between 40 kilometers to 56 kilometers and gives travelers the opportunity to sightsee.

FRANCE A VELO Agence de Voyages
74, Grande Rue F - 89000
Saint Georges sur Baulches

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