Cycling in Languedoc, South of France
This area is a cyclist’s paradise. From flat canal banks to undulating vineyards and steep mountain roads; whatever your style there is something here for you.
Hearty road cyclists can follow the tyre tracks of the Languedoc sections of the Tour de France or the Femme Velo Tour de l’Aude.
Mountain bikers can get off the beaten track and into trails through the vineyards or mountains.
Family cyclists can also enjoy the splendours of the area with well kept Voie Verte trails along quiet tracks or canal banks. The 240km path alongside the Canal du Midi is the most famous cycleway in the region, but that shouldn’t stop you exploring the endless possibilities elsewhere.
With so many choices let us make things a little easier with our guide to the where, what and how of cycling in the Languedoc. Independent souls will just pick up a map and choose a route or may even be tempted to take a look at some of the companies that operate tours in the area and let them plan the routes.