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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques

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Marseille, France
Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more
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Get more out of your time in port with a full-day electric bike tour of the Mediterranean coast from Marseille. On this private shore excursion, pedal with ease to lovely ports and fishing villages like Madrague Montredon and Vallon des Auffes and through wild calanques-filled inlets. Along the way, stop to swim and play a traditional game of pétanque on the beach. End with spin through Marseille to visit attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica.
  • Full-day electric bike shore excursion from Marseille
  • Pedal effortlessly along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline
  • Explore the fjord-like coves and inlets south of Marseille
  • Visit pretty villages such as Vallon des Auffes, Prado Beach, Les Goudes and Callelongue Cove
  • Swim in the sea and try your hand at the traditional French game of pétanque on the beach
  • Visit the impressive Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, widely considered Marseille’s crowning jewel
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off (free)
Local guide
Use of electric bike, helmet and safety vest
Safety briefing
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Wait down your ship your guide will meet you with your name on a sign.


  • Marseille cruise terminal

Your 7-hour private shore excursion along France’s Mediterranean coast departs from your cruise terminal at a pre-arranged time. Meet your local guide at port and get a safety introduction for the deluxe electric bike, fit with pedals and a small motor to propel you forward.

First, head south along the sun-kissed Corniche Kennedy, Marseille’s main coastal boulevard, taking in magnificent sea views and scenes of French life such as fishermen working in the village of Vallon des Auffes and locals strolling along Prado Beach and Madrague Montredon. Stop in the quaint town of Les Goudes and admire the rocky coastline speckled with fishing boats. Enjoy some lunch (own expense; see sample menu below) and play a lively beach game of pétanque – a French game of balls similar to bocce.

Next, wind through the wild and dramatic calanques region. Admire the distinctive limestone rock formations create dramatic inlets, beckoning you for a refreshing swim. Pause at La Plage de la Maronaise (Maronaise Beach) for an invigorating dip and a drink at a local café or bar (own expense) before heading on to the stunning Calanque de Callelonque (Callelongue Cove). Here, watch small boats drift in and out of the cove and locals romp on the beach.

Afterwards, head back to buzzing Marseille to explore some of the city’s top attractions including green spaces like Parc Borély or Campagne Pastré – two enchanting parks – and the magnificent Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, a gem of Neo-Byzantine architecture perched atop Marseille’s highest peak. From this vantage point, catch sweeping views of colorful rooftops, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the bustling Old Port. Stop for great photo ops before returning to the port to re-board your ship.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Pass By:  
Le Vieux Port
Daily fish market
Stop At:  
Palais du Pharo
Great view on the old port
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
L'Auberge du Corsaire " Chez Paul "
Nice fish and pizza restaurant (not mandatory)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Parc National des Calanques
National park where you can swim
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ucpa Cap Croisette
Nice place like end of world
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years old
  • Children from 4–11 years old can ride in a trailer attached to an adult's bike
  • Children 12 years and over can ride their own bike
  • The cycle is approximately 22 miles long (35km)
  • Please bring your own towel and sunscreen
  • There are no lifeguards present on the beaches
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EBTM Tours Marseille
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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This was a fun day but to be honest...
Kathryn D
, Jun 2016
This was a fun day but to be honest it was a little harrowing at times. There are times when you are riding on busy roads with uneven payment. The electric bikes make it much easier to pedal. We were not experienced riders but we still did ok. Beautiful scenery and our guide was great.
This was so much fun and a great way...
, Sep 2015
This was so much fun and a great way to tour the city from the ship in one day. We got the flavor of Marseille in one day. The owner of this company was first class! Our guide, Toby, gave us the grand tour! We rode through small villages and past beaches. We had a choice of lunch at a restaurant or picnic at a beach. We chose the beach. It was great. We then played the French game, petanque' at a city park. A great touch! A well designed tour with our excellent guide, Toby! One of our favorite tours!

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