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

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 protected for their natural beauty or historical significance, 10 are located in Languedoc. Lessor known amongst cyclists (but that is [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cancer Support France: Cycle for Life, June 2017

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 per day along the scenic Canal du Midi, through the Languedocian vines and along the Mediteranean coast. It was 4 [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cancer Support France: Cycle for Life

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 to be had in Languedoc. We expect it will be a great event for cycling enthusiasts of all levels. We [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Cycling events, Easy, Languedoc region|0 Comments

More than just cycling!

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 know that sometimes it is good to mix it up a little. So, we are very excited to announce that [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Easy, Glass fusion, Inspiration, Off-bike activities|0 Comments

The Vie et Velo team is growing

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 Languedoc his new home and working location.     We intend to put him to good use assisting [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Climbing Mont Ventoux: The Sault Ascent

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 average gradient of 4.6%. The route is also the most picturesque starting in the pretty town of Sault and rising [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Cycling tips, Hill climbs, Inspiration|0 Comments

Wine harvest: « La saison des vendanges »

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 picked at their optimal ripeness to ensure the best starting point for producing a fine wine. It is also a fascinating [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Languedoc region|0 Comments

Choosing the right bike for your cycling holiday

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 comfortable on your current bike, and plan to ride a similar type of terrain on your holiday, we always recommend [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Cycling tips|0 Comments

Cycling at the Gateway to the Cirque de Moureze

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 sculpted by erosion creating unusual rock formations resembling a martian landscape - a unique cycling experience. Unfortunately, no mountain goats [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Hill climbs, Languedoc region, Videos|0 Comments

Languedoc Circulades

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 region, the centre of the village is often the site of a château-fort or a parish church. In the case of [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Languedoc region|0 Comments