The pretty town of Caux is our homebase. Surrounded by vineyards, Caux is a traditional “circulade” village typical of the Languedoc region. Originating in medieval times, these villages are so named because they have been built in concentric circles generally with a church or chateau at the centre. Steeped in over 1000 years of history and and winemaking, Caux is a friemdly and thriving community.
Nestled between the Mediterranean, and the hills of the Haut Languedoc, it is also great base for cycling.
The Cevennes National Park is a hidden gem for keen cyclists. The region offers a diversified terrain including some serious climbing with cols such as Mont Aigoual, Col de Vent, and Col de Perjuret which have featured in the Tour de France. Rising above the plains of the Languedoc and the Mediterranean, the Cevennes is a maze of deep valleys with winding rivers and forested hills of sweet chestnut and mulberry. The countryside then opens out over a vast and barren limestone plateau referred to as les Causses.
Provence and Mont Ventoux
Mont Ventoux is an icon for road cyclists and the region offers a multitude of scenic routes in addition to the 3 famous summit climbs. Provence is known for the quality of the roads and the warmth of the welcome for cyclists. It is one of our most requested destinations and is easily accessible from our base in Languedoc.
The French Alps
The French Alps are always in demand as a destination for road cycling enthusiasts. The area has multiple classic Tour de France climbs as well as stunning scenery and an active cycling community. It is not for the faint of heart (or legs)! We have organised several bespoke tours in the region featuring rides in both the Maurienne the Oisan valleys.