Discover the most iconic places around Cassis on a 4-day mountain biking tour while staying in a bungalow near Cassis old port.
What to Expect
This mountain bike journey will allow you to discover the most iconic places around Cassis on nice, adapted mountain bike trails. The landscape around Cassis is unique and the climate in autumn is regularly good and suitable for mountain bike rides. It might also be possible to enjoy a swim in the sea during or after the rides. You will also have enough time to discover and enjoy Cassis old port, as the camping site is nearby.
This program is suitable for people who are sporty (even if you are not a real mountain biking fan) with electric bike assistance. However, you must be in good shape to take part. If you are a good mountain biker, you can take part in this journey with a regular mountain bike. For more information on meeting points, furnitures, menus, and other details, it will be sent to you after the booking.
Day 1 : 29/10/2016
Begin with a reception at the camping site at the end of the afternoon. You will be accomodated in small bungalows with a good level of comfort. The camp site is a 10 minute drive from Cassis city center. In the afternoon, you'll have time to visit the small and charming town of Cassis. In the evening, have dinner with the rest of the group at the camp site.
Day 2 : 30/10/2016
On the first day, you will start the journey with an amazing ride to the Calanques. Depending of your riding skills, there are many possibilities to adapt the tour. You will bike through La Gardiole, En Vau, and Marcouline forest. All ideal for mountain biking in a sumptuous setting. Spend your evening and have dinner in the bungalow.
Distance to ride: 45 kilometers
Ascending elevation : 1100 meters
Day 3 : 31/10/2016
Transfer to the starting point in a minibus with a bike trailer to the southern part Sainte Victoire (near Aix en Provence). The ride will be on single tracks, small roads, and large tracks between the Mediterranean forest, vineyard landscapes, and under the limestone mountains of Sainte Victoire. Be back at the bungalow by the afternoon.
Distance to ride: 55 kilometers
Ascending elevation : 1200 meters
Day 4 : 01/11/2016
On the last day of the course, you will do a last but unforgettable ride toward Crest Road, La Ciotat, and Ceyreste.
Distance to ride: 50 kilometers
Ascending elevation: 1250 meters
- Guide and guide insurance
- Full board in the bungalows except on the last day, dinner in Cassis old town (4 persons per bungalow)
- Picnic lunch
- Transfer to Sainte Victoire Mountain (near Aix en Provence on day 3)
What's Not Included
- Bike rental (electric bike €150 for the trip, non-electric bike €130)
Know Before You Go
Possible with electric or non-electric mountain bikes.