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  • Self-guided: Autumn in the Vines

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    1,080.001,580.00
    Self-guided, point-to-point cycling tour through the vineyards and rolling countryside of Herault and Aude, two of the most popular subregions of Languedoc. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the amazingly varied terrain and history of this area. The Languedoc is not only 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 protected for their natural beauty or historical significance, 10 are located in Languedoc. A landscape of contrasts, boasting coastline and mountains, ancient history and lively contemporary market towns full of gastronomic delights and culture. This itinerary will provide you with a taste of all of the above! There are many quiet routes through the rolling hills planted in vines and olive groves. There are challenging climbs, and rewarding vistas, in the Parc Naturel de Haut Languedoc. The Mediterranean provides more leisurely pedalling and coastline views. After a day’s ride, relax at one of many fine restaurants and lively bars around the region. The sun in the Languedoc can be pretty scorching in the summer months, but cooler temperatures begin to return in September allowing for longer rides. The autumn is a fascinating time to cycle through the vineyards, watch the grape harvest in action and take in the stunning changing colours of the Languedoc.

    8 days

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  • Self-guided: Languedoc Long Weekend

    635.00895.00
    Self-guided, point-to-point cycling tour through the rolling countryside of Languedoc to the Mediteranean sea. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the amazingly varied terrain and history of this area. The Languedoc is not only 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 protected for their natural beauty or historical significance, 10 are located in Languedoc. A landscape of contrasts, boasting coastline and mountains, ancient history and lively contemporary market towns full of gastronomic delights and culture. This itinerary will provide you with a taste of all of the above! After a day’s ride, relax at one of many fine restaurants and lively bars around the region.

    4 days

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  • Self-guided: Pedalling in Provence

    1,225.002,275.00
    Self-guided, point-to-point cycling tour through some of the most charming landscapes of Provence. Choose your own starting date and pedal at your own pace to explore this popular cycling destination. Provence offers a multitude of scenic routes. On this tour, you will:
    • Cycle amongst the lavender fields and vineyards
    • Enjoy the views as you meander through the many picturesque villages of the Dentelle foothills
    • Stop for a wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape or for a snack at one of the numerous cafes that dot the route
    • Pedal along the river Sorgue and explore the antique markets at Isle sur la Sorgue
    • Discover the Parc Luberon with its famous "villages perchés", the roman Pont Julien and the ancient ochre fields
    For those feeling like taking on a challenge, this trip can include a supported ascent of the iconic Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux.

    7 days

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  • The Languedoc region is not only 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 protected for their natural beauty or historical significance, 10 are located in Languedoc. With a multitude of interesting routes that are very “doable” by your average cyclist, we firmly believe the best way to explore this magnificent region is on two wheels. The area abounds with quiet back roads that wind through the rolling countryside filled with vineyards and olive groves. There are challenging climbs, and rewarding vistas, in the Parc Naturel de Haut Languedoc, while the Mediterranean provides more leisurely pedalling and coastline views.
    This cycling tour will delight your palate as well as your eyes with a focus on fine food and wine experiences. From a fixed base in the beautiful Languedocian countryside, you will explore some of the stunning scenery that Languedoc has to offer and sample the fare of the small regional winemakers and local food producers that you might not encounter otherwise. On this tour, you will:
    • Get off the beaten track to cycle amongst the olive groves, vineyards and "la garrigue" the stark scrubland typical of the region
    • Stop for wine tastings at independent local vineyards hosted by the winemakers themselves
    • Discover the history of wine in the region at the famous "Cathedral of wine", the Abbaye de Valmagne
    • Sample the local culinary delicacies (including the renowned oysters of the Etang de Thau) all freshly prepared in the many picturesque villages that dot the landscape
    • Explore the market stalls and artisan shops in Pezenas, the ancient capital of Languedoc

    5 days

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    This tour can be customised for a shorter or longer durations. Contact us for more information on designing the perfect tour for you.

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