Eygalieres Provence, Vacation Rental for Hiking and Biking
May and June are great months to rent in Provence. You will find great hiking and biking in the Alpilles hills between St. Remy and Eygalieres. Eygalieres Provence is known for its hiking and biking because of its position astride the GR 6 hiking trail and the quiet country roads that connect Eygalieres with Saint Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Maussane les Alpilles, and Aureille. Other great hikes are offered in Saint Martin de Crau, and Fontvieille, fifteen or so miles west and south.
Hike and bike from villages like Eygalieres to other villages or to vineyard farmhouses on country roads or a vast network of trails through and grazing land of the Alpilles.
Bikers often travel the same routes used by the Tour de France racers.
Just a few miles separate the villages making lodging while hiking or biking plentiful.
|Hiking and biking in the Alpilles,
Luberon, Vaucluse and Camargue.
Provence Vacation Rental, Eygalieres Hiking and Biking
Eygalieres Provence offers hiking and biking and Culinary adventures in the Alpilles.
Save by Renting a house or vacation apartment for a Provence vacation of hiking, biking, and Provence culinary adventures.
A Provence culinary vacation offers olive oil, wine, fresh fruit and Herbs of Provence.
Combine the cooking adventures with biking and join the riders who prepare for the Tour de France. Many top racers train in the steeper hills towards Sault and Apt
Near Eygalieres the terrain is gentler on roads over low hills and through wine and olive farms centered by Medieval villages like Eygalieres, and Les Baux.
Towards the Camargue the land flattens to the wide delta of the Rhone River.
Eygalieres offers one or two main streets, a château at the top of the hill in varying states of repair, coffee shops with sidewalk dining, and a slow pace of life suited to people who farm the land.
Biking and hiking are at hand in the extensive Parc Naturel Les Alpilles with the GR 6 trail running just to the west of the village center
Eygalieres is in the distance on this back road between St. Remy and Mouries
Provence is a land full of ancient buildings, many built by the Romans.
The area has for thousands of years produced olive oil and wine and was once an important region to the Romans for grain, olives and wine.
The Romans built an aqueduct from the north near Eygalieres that supplied water to a grain mill near Arles. At 43.704988,4.721546, where the D33 south of Fontvieille crosses the D82, you walk along remnants of the aqueduct that fed water to the mill at Barbegal.
The Montmajour Abbey is nearby on the D17 between Fontvieille and Arles.
Ancient church buildings built above the vineyards and groves around Eygalieres will color the hikes and bike rides.
From Eygalieres, good roads lead to trails through the Alpilles and to the Luberon and Vaucluse hills and valleys east of Avignon.
The flat grasslands of the Camargue are not far to the south where you find spectacular scenery and the historic towns of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Aigues Mortes.
June brings fresh fruit and produce for culinary adventures along with the spring lamb raised in the Provence hills and Spring bull events
Eygalieres Provence is not far north of saint Martin de Crau and Maussane les Alpilles for hiking and biking in the Parc Naturel Les Alpilles
House Rental, Villa Rental Details
You can save by renting a house or vacation apartment for your Provence vacation but you need to shop well ahead of your intended dates and you should do some research.
Read the revues listed, look at photos, and look at the property with the Google satellite maps, street view if possible. Does the location match the photos supplied by the owner, is the house really in the village or on the coast, water view, mountain view etc. Check the neighborhood with Google satellite street view; the cafés can get pretty noisy on weekend nights even in a small village.
- Reviews, Photos, Google Satellite Map
Communicate with the owner or property manager by email and save the records of correspondence. Communicate by telephone to verify that they are actually at that location. Ask questions via email or telephone.
Does the kitchen have an oven and full stove or is it a hot plate on the counter. Is there a washing machine, loaner bikes, pool, AC, WiFi, or is it dial-up. Are there cleaning charges, extra charges for electricity, gas, rubbish removal etc. How many stairs must you climb to reach the villa or house, is there secure parking
Pay by credit card. Pay a deposit but not the full amount before your visit, and only after looking at the agreement or contract. Wire a small deposit and then call to confirm that the owner or manager received the bank transfer.
Check Google for any forums or negative reports about the rental company or property.
You will be asked to pay a security deposit and sign a contract stating the conditions for the return of the deposit. If the contract is complicated or harsh and the owner or manager offers no reviews, no photos, and no flexibility in the payment method, keep shopping.
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Avenue Jean Jaurès, 13810 Eygalières,
Provence Alpes Cote, France
"Le Pesquié" - Route du Mas d'Aubergue - 13810
Tel: 0 (033) 4 90 95 99 50 -
Fax: 0 (033) 4 90 95 96 63 - email@example.com
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Eygalieres GR-6 Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Camping
|When To Go To Eygalieres Provence:
March to November is a good time to visit Provence although November and March will have more rainy
days. Campgrounds open in April, although the Winter months are usually without snow but could be cold
and there could be a Mistral wind. Otherwise it rarely becomes extremely cold except in the higher
Provence biking and hiking is good any season except that during July, August, and the first half of
September some woods and trails will be closed due to fire hazard.
The weather in Provence is temperate March, April (50-75 F) and May and the early part of June.
These month are considered low season in terms of lodging prices.
The end of June, and all of July and August can be crowded at times in Provence as much of Europe takes
its summer vacation. Much of France goes on a six-week July August vacation and many people head
south. Summer months are warm and dry.
April to mid June and September to mid November offer low season vacation rental prices.
Weather is ideal in May and June and September October, great months to visit.
Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration in the summer, more frequent November to
March. Provence is notably dry in summer and depends on irrigation for agriculture.
Reach Eygalieres from Avignon, Aix, Paris, or Marseilles
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Locals flights serve Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Nimes, Aix, and Marseilles from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
Rental cars are available at the TGV Stations in Avignon, Aix, Marseilles, and Nimes for trips to the Alpilles Hills. Available also in Arles. AutoEurope is available at Avignon and other TGV train stations .
Local buses serve from Avignon, Arles, Aix, and Marseilles. Service is limited. See Bus Provence
Shop for your rental car online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door, four door, car seats, baby carriage, GPS, phone, and other options.
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A large family or group of friends can save considerably on lodging with a rental house or villa with a full kitchen. Cook when you want to, hike and bike nearby.