We think Languedoc is the perfect region for cycling, but we hasten to add that there is much to do and see off the bike as well. These videos will give you a small taste of what to expect.

Cycling videos

A multitude of quiet cycling routes are accessible from Caux providing enjoyable riding for cyclists of all levels. From a leisurely peddle from vineyard to vineyard to challenging hill climbs, the choice is yours.

“Come ride with me” is a perfect way to get a taste for cycling in this magnificent, but relatively unknown region. The region offers varied terrain – from rolling hills to 3 to 5 mile long climbs – and all year round cycling.  Think quiet roads, vineyards and plenty of sunshine.

Let us create a personalised riding experience catered to you. We will ride with you and introduce you to the best routes and places to stop along the way.

On the road to Haut Languedoc, the Cirque de Moureze offers an unusual natural environment. The limestone rock has been carved and sculpted by erosion into bizarre shapes resembling   a martian landscape – a unique cycling experience.

The Canal du Midi stretches from Sete on the Mediterranean coast to Toulouse. Constructed in the 1600’s, the Canal du Midi is a feat of early engineering. It formed a vital transport link for taking the regional wine to far horizons and thus greatly influenced growth in the region. It is now a popular greenway for boaters, hikers and cyclists.

This video shows highlights of the route through the vines from the village of Caux to the town of Capestang on the canal.

The quintessential Tour de France climb of Mont Ventoux is located in Provence, is easily accessible from our base in Caux and is certainly worth the distance travelled. The ascent of Mont Ventoux is not for the faint of heart. This bald mountain is named after the wind for a good reason. But the views from the top make it all worth while as you can see the plains of Provence spread out at your feet.

Wine tasting and food videos

Video produced by Destination Sud France 

Languedoc is the largest wine region in the world. Find out more about the wine produced here which is increasingly renowned on the world stage for its quality and value.

Video produced by Destination Sud France 

Noilly Prat is a unique aperitif which has been produced in the town of Marseillan since 1855. The process takes a considerable amount of time and has changed little over the years still using the Picpoul and Clairette grapes grown locally.

Video produced by Vins du Languedoc

The acronym GSMCC stands for Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault – 5 grape varieties which are blended in the red wine appellations of Languedoc.  Find out more about each of these unique grapes typical of the Languedoc region and how they are used to make the wonderfully rich red wines of the region.

Video produced by Vins du Languedoc

Some very unique wines, both red and white, are produced in the coastal regions of Languedoc. The abundance of sun, combined with the strong winds off the Mediteranean sea and the often drier sandy soils provide a distinct environment. Find out more about each of the coastal appellations of Languedoc – including the well known (and well loved) Picpoul de Pinet.

History and culture videos

Video produced by Destination Sud France 

Pezenas was the capital of ancient Languedoc and home to royal princes as well as Moliere and his troupe of court theatre performers. Although the splendour of the royal court is past, Pezenas retains its architectural grandeur and dedication to the arts. Find out more about what to see and do in the historic town of Pezenas.

Video produced by TASSOUT Estelle

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, the village is constructed in concentric circles with the 12th century church of Saint-Gervais de Caux at its centre. Steeped in over 1000 years of history and winemaking, Caux is a friendly and thriving community. Nestled between the Mediterranean, and the hills of the Haut Languedoc, it is also a great base for cycling.

Video produced by Destination Sud France 

The Canal du Midi stretches from Toulouse to Sete on the Mediterranean coast. Once a feat of engineering, it is now a green belt for leisure seekers travelling both on and next to the waterway.

Video produced by Bruno Maltor, Votre Tour du Monde

The vibrant city of Montpellier is located on the Mediterranean coast. It is the 8th largest city in France and the fastest-growing city in the country for the past 25 years. This video highlights the beautiful baroque architecture of the city centre and features several of the regional attractions including Pic St. Loup (famous for its wine and natural beauty), The UNESCO World heritage site of St. Guilhem le Désert, the Mediterranean port of Sète (known as the Venice of Languedoc) and charming seaside village of Bouzigues.

Video produced by France 3, Cap Sud Ouest

The village of Minerve is an ancient Cathar village and stronghold. A designated “Grand Site de France” as well as one of the “plus belles” villages of France, it juts out over the valley like a peninsula in the middle of the surrounding scrubland. Strategically placed on a plateau in order to be more easily defended from marauding crusaders, the approach to Minerve by a single narrow winding road is nothing less than spectacular.

Minerve is also famous for its wine that has been produced here by local winegrowers for centuries.