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If there was ever a land for cycling, Provence is it. Mont Ventoux, the Via Rhôna, even an annual cycling festival: Avignon Vélo Passion Vaucluse. A leading cycling event for all bike lovers: road cycling, mountain-biking, BMW. If there’s a wheel involved, it’s here!
This quality mark is similar to that of certain other countries: Cyclists Welcome in UK, Bett & Bike in Germany or Welcome Cyclists around Quebec…
In France the quality mark Accueil Vélo concerns:
Tourist Offices
Bike rental and repair companies
Places to visit

This mark refers to service providers located less than 5 km from a cycle route.
Thanks to Accueil Vélo, enjoy a warm welcome on France’s bicycle routes and greenways!

Accueil Vélo is the guarantee for the cyclists of :
Being within 5km of a cycle route
Having adapted equipment for cyclists: secured bicycle shelter, repair kit…
Benefitting from a warm welcome (useful information and advice)
Having services adapted to cyclists: luggage transfer, washing and drying of linen, bicycle rental, bicycles washing…

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The Avignon Tourist office provides a bike-friendly welcome!
Since January 2020, the Avignon Tourist office – located on the way to the ViaRhôna itinerary – has been given the Accueil Vélo label.

We are deeply committed to offering a warm welcome to our cycling visitors and provide several services:

Avignon à vélo : a guide with useful information for cyclists : practical information (bicycle repairers, bike rental, security, bicycle parking…) cycling routes and events.

We provide you with advice, practical information, cycling routes, maps and itineraries, weather forecasts, bus and train schedules…

We provide information about the Accueil vélo accommodation facilities and other Accueil vélo services

We provide a bicycle repair kit and air pump on request

We offer charger plugs for your ebikes batteries on request*

We collect your remarks and suggestions about our services and the cycling facilities in and around Avignon, in order to help improving the services offered to touring cyclists.

*we keep the batteries only during working hours

Avignon offers 3 discovery cycling tours

The ViaRhôna is a bike path that goes for 815 km between the Swiss Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The bike path goes through many different landscapes and is accessible to all on secured paths that follow greenways, bike paths on shared roads and temporary paths.

You can easily identify the ViaRhôna logo on traffic signs.

The ViaRhôna goes through Le Pontet on both shared roads and greenways, you can take it to Avignon or go north towards Valence. On the ViaRhôna in Le Pontet you will see the Château de Fargues and gardens.