Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille

activities / Cycling

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Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille information and booking

from
$97
Duration
7 hours
Departs from
Theâtre La Criée / Cafe des Arts
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend a day riding along the breathtaking Mediterranean coast on this electric bike tour from Marseille. Pedal with ease to the city’s southern outskirts and down to the region’s famous ‘calanques,’ dubbed the ‘fjords of the French Riviera.’ Pause at picturesque seaside villages to swim, have lunch and play a beachside game of ‘pétanque’ (similar to bocce ball). Visit Vallon des Auffes, Les Goudes, Callelongue Cove and more, and end back in Marseille to visit Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, overlooking the colorful Old Port.

Meet at the Old Port in central Marseille in the morning. Receive a safety orientation from your guide and get fitted with your easy-to-use electric bike, which has a motor as well as pedals, letting you cover more ground with less effort.Following your guide, cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the picturesque little fishing port of Vallon des Auffes, and along the Corniche Kennedy to Prado Beach and Madrague Montredon. Continue south to the pretty port village of Les Goudes, where you’ll have a rest stop. Purchase lunch to eat on your own, or enjoy a set meal at a local restaurant (payable directly to your guide; see Itinerary for a sample menu).Play a classic French game called pétanque or boules (both are similar to bocce ball) before enjoying one last glimpse of the Marseille skyline. Loop around the bend to the calanques, where the landscapes become wildly beautiful. These series of striking limestone rock formations and turquoise coves and inlets are dubbed the ‘fjords of the French Riviera.’Park your bike again at La Plage de la Maronnaise (Maronnaise Beach) to swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy a drink (own expense). Continue to Callelongue Cove before turning around and cruising back up along the coast.Soak up the greenery of Parc Borély or Campagne Pastré, two public parks, before arriving in the heart of the city. Visit Basilica Notre Dame of the Garde, the iconic church that overlooks the Old Port. From the hill's summit, enjoy sweeping views of Marseille's rooftops and the Mediterranean beyond. Your tour ends back at the starting point.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Use of an electric bicycle
  • Use of helmet and yellow jacket
  • Entrance to basilique notre-dame de la garde

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off