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Time6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Discover the remarkable beauty of France’s Mediterranean coast on a full-day electric bike tour! This unique outdoor excursion takes you to lovely ports and fishing villages like Madrague Montredon and Vallon des Auffes and through dramatic calanques-filled coves. Along the way, stop to swim and have lunch.Then head back to Marseille for a tour of great sites such as Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica.
  • Full-day electric bike tour from Marseille
  • Pedal with ease down the stunning Mediterranean coast
  • Discover the beauty of southern Marseille and its famous fjord-like coves
  • Swim in turquoise waters and play a game of pétanque on the beach
  • Visit Vallon des Auffes, Prado Beach, Les Goudes, Callelongue Cove and more
  • End with a tour of Basilica Notre-Dame of the Garde, Marseille’s crowning jewel
Your 6-7-hour electric bike tour departs in the morning from Vieux Port (Old Port). Before taking off, your local guide will offer a safety introduction to the intuitive and easy electric bike. Fit with pedals and a small motor to propel you forward, this modern ride allows you to see more of Marseille and the surrounding region in less time.
First, head south out of Marseille along Corniche Kennedy, catching scenic views of the village of Vallon des Auffes, Prado Beach and Madrague Montredon. You’ll disembark in the quaint town of Les Goudes for some independent exploring. Wander the secluded village and watch fishing boats drift through the cove. Enjoy a lunch (payable directly to restaurant; see sample menu below) or grab some food of your own.
Hop back on your bike and wind farther south through the wild and dramatic Calanques region. Admire the distinctive limestone rock formations – called the ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ – that wrap around pools of crystal-clear water to make dramatic inlets. Stop at La Plage de la Maronaise (Maronnaise Beach) for an invigorating swim, before heading on to the stunning Calanque de Callelonque (Callelongue Cove). Here, watch small boats drift in and out of the cove and locals lounge on the beach.
To end, you’ll return to Marseille to explore some of city highlights including green spaces like Parc Borély or Campagne Pastré – two lovely public parks – and the magnificent Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic church perched atop Marseille’s highest peak. Enjoy panoramic views of the Marseille’s labyrinthine streets below, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the bustling Old Port.
Follow your guide back down the hill to the starting point, where your tour ends by late-afternoon.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
Main course (choice of one):
  • Fried squid with garlic
  • Mussels
  • Pizza
Dessert:
  • Handmade dessert
Drinks:
  • Still or carbonated water

Reviews

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a
, Jul 2018

This was such a fantastic tour and I really can’t say enough about it. Our guide was Manu, who was friendly and knowledgeable and helpful and respectful- a real gentleman and he just made the trip so delightful. I loved every minute of riding the bikes down the coast and swimming in the Sea in an area that felt like our own private beach! Take note that you will be biking a long way (he said total of 30 km RT) and through some traffic, and climbing rocks to get to the beach. But the e-bikes are practically miraculous- we biked to the top of the city’s highest mountain to see the basilica which while challenging was definitely doable on the ebikes. If you exercise, this trip should be no prob for you. I think this tour was a major highlight of the trip to marseille. Manu’s passion, professionalism, knowledge, and fun spirit makes him the perfect guide. I loved this tour!! Merci merci!!

B
, Dec 2017

My fiancée and I spend two and a half weeks travelling the south of France, northern Spain and Paris. This was easily the best tour of the seventeen days. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable and the scenery was incredible. The views of the city from the mountaintop Basilica were breathtaking, yet still paled in comparison to the views of the Mediterranean in the Calanques National Park. Everything was stunning. Although the roads were hilly the bikes were electric so it was a very relaxed day of sightseeing. If youre in Marseilles do yourself a favour and add this to your to do list. Its a tour of a lifetime one you will not soon forget!

j
, Oct 2017

This was the best tour we’ve ever taken! Our tour guide - Julien was fantastic! We had so much fun and our tour was beautiful! Our lunch was also fabulous! We highly recommend taking this tour with Julien!

D
, Aug 2017

This was our favorite part of our 2 week trip in Europe. Leo was a fantastic guide. There were 8 of us on a cruise together so we were able to go as our own group. Our kids are 14 and 15 and pretty comfortable on bikes so it was no problem for them. You will be biking part of the time on crowded streets so I might have been nervous if the kids were a lot younger. This was all of our first time riding an ebike and we are hooked. You can bike using your own muscle power or switch over to the electric power whenever you need it you will need it for some of hills!. Great blend of seeing city sites and the Calanques National Park. Leo asked us in advance whether we wanted to get lunch for picnic or stop at a restaurant. We choose the restaurant and it was really fantastic - beautiful scenery and excellent French seafood. I highly recommend this excursion.

A
, Jun 2017

Highly recommended. The view of the Calanques is definitely worth it. I forgot our guide's name but he was really nice and had lots of insight on the city. E-bike makes the ride fairly easy. When we got to the sea, the guide allowed us to take a small break so we decided hike up one of the hills and have a beautiful view of the Mediterranean I would personally recommend taking that small hike. He was patient with us.

One thing to have in mind is that there are little to no bike lanes in Marseille, but that is out of the control of the tour. The drivers were good with sharing the road.

Again, a highly recommended tour if you're in Marseille.

N
, Dec 2016

This is one of the best cycle tours I've been on. We had a group of 4 all friends and our fantastic guide.
City, sun, countryside, beach, swim and the Notre Dame cathedral.

K
, Oct 2016

Cecile was our guide. She was informative and gave a great tour to my husband and me. Yes it was just the two of us. This was a great orientation to the city, we had so much fun. Electric Bikes are really easy to learn and made the steep hills of Marseille doable.. It was amazing to get up close to the Mediterranean and see the Calanques.

L
, Oct 2016

Best way to see the main city sights of Marseille. Emmanuel and Elise are helpful and friendly. The ebike tour was fun. This company is very trustworthy and respond to emails promptly. I will definitely book with them again for a second bike tour when I return to Marseille.

A
, Aug 2016

It was an amazing experience! Beautiful views and the guides were incredible.

S
, Jul 2016

Tours negligently/inattentively conducted. I got injured at tour, ending up with broken teeth, where tour guide/ebike boss offered no material help, with Marseilles riad users.called police ambulence for me.
Result is that my front teeth found dead with root canal and fake teeth to follow.
Dangerous


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