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Lonely Planet has named Languedoc a top region to visit in 2018

By | December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Languedoc region is the oldest and largest wine-growing area in the world, but it is also one of the most historically interesting regions in Europe. Of 37 “Grand sites de France” areas [...]

Cancer Support France: Cycle for Life, June 2017

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The 2017 route for Cancer Support France - Cycle for Life started in the medieval citadel of Carcasonne and ended at the beautiful Mediteranean port of Sete. Over 4 days, we cycled approximately 50 km [...]

Cancer Support France: Cycle for Life

By | March 28th, 2017|Cycling events, Easy, Languedoc region|

We are very excited at Vie et Velo to be supporting The Cancer Support France Cycle for Life this year. This event not only benefits a great cause, but highlights some of the fabulous cycling [...]

More than just cycling!

By | January 10th, 2017|Easy, Glass fusion, Inspiration, Off-bike activities|

Cycling is a pretty important part of our life, so we get it...you are planning a cycling holiday because you want to spend as much time as possible exploring on 2 wheels. But we also [...]

The Vie et Velo team is growing

By | December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We are adding a new team member (well sort of). Meet Slumpy! He is a new glass fusing and slumping kiln who has made the move all the way from the Alpes Maritime to make [...]

Climbing Mont Ventoux: The Sault Ascent

By | November 12th, 2016|Cycling tips, Hill climbs, Inspiration|

Ascending Mont Ventoux via Sault is considered the "easiest" of the three routes to the summit - the other 2 routes are via Bédoin or Malaucène. This route is 26 km in length with an [...]

Wine harvest: « La saison des vendanges »

By | October 2nd, 2016|Languedoc region|

The harvest season is a gruelling but crucial period for wine producers; it marks the culmination of a year of patient monitoring and attentive care in the vineyard. Timing is critical; the grapes must be [...]

Choosing the right bike for your cycling holiday

By | September 8th, 2016|Cycling tips|

One of the first decisions you need to make when planning a cycling holiday is whether to bring your own bike or to rent a bike at your chosen location.  If you ride frequently, are [...]

Cycling at the Gateway to the Cirque de Moureze

By | August 8th, 2016|Hill climbs, Languedoc region, Videos|

On the road to Haut Languedoc, the Cirque de Moureze offers an unusual natural environment. The Cirque de Moureze is one of the oldest “Grand Sites” of France. The  limestone rock has been carved and [...]

Languedoc Circulades

By | July 9th, 2016|Languedoc region|

Here in the Languedoc region in the south of France, a circulade is a traditional village that has been built in concentric circles. Our home base of Caux is a ville circulade. Unique to the Languedoc [...]