After hugely enjoyable events in 2017 and 2018, Vie et Velo is one again supporting Cancer Support France’s Cycle For Life. We hope you will join us!
This year’s 5-day challenge runs from May 15th to May 19th, 2019 with participants cycling through some of the most diverse landscapes in Languedoc. The route starts in the Montagne Noire and ends at the beautiful walled city of Perpignan. You will cycle between 40 and 50 km per day along the scenic Voie Verte de Haut Languedoc, through the Languedocian vines and along the Mediteranean coast.
It is not a race and everyone can do as few or as many days as they like, taking it at their own pace. Following greenways and designated cycle routes where possible, it is suitable for novice cyclists and families.
It is free to participate and you’ll meet some lovely people along the way and have great fun whilst helping to support an amazing charity.
As part of our support for the event, we will be riding along with participants and are offering help with bike hire and booking accomodations. See below for details, or contact us with a specific request:
Cancer Support France: Cycle for Life, May 15-19, 2019
The Cancer Support France Cycle for Life Event is completed for another year. Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our time cycling and supporting such a great group of fundraisers. Watch this space for more information on the 2020 event. See you next year!
Vie et Velo has proudly supported Cancer Support France’s Cycle For Life Event for the last two years. This fun and convivial event is one of the highlights of our summer season and we are looking forward to participating again in 2019.
We offer a flexible support package to participants of the CSF: Cycle for Life event including overnight accommodation, luggage transfers and transport to and from the route each day. The package is designed for riders participating in all 5 days of the event, but can be customised for those who only want to ride 1 or more days. Please contact us for specific requests.
This is a reduced rate package in support of Cancer Support France and is only available to participants of the event and those cheering them on.
What you get:
4 nights’ accommodation (double occupancy) in 3 star hotels or chambres d’hôtes
Transfer for you and your bike from your hotel to the start of the ride and from the finish to your next accommodation
Luggage transfers to next destination
Breakfast each morning
Bike hire on request
Everyone is welcome and there will be great support to ensure all partipants are confortable, riding at their own level and having a great time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific request or question. We are happy to help and look forward to seeing you on the ride.
This year’s 5-day challenge that will see participants cycling through some of the most diverse landscapes of Languedoc – from the Haut Languedoc to the Mediterranean coast.
Starting in the Montagne Noire on the edge of the village of Mazamet, for the first 2 days the route will follow the the Passapais, a “voie verte” converted from the ancient rail line running from Mazamet to Bedarieux. This trail is relatively flat making it a superb way to enjoy the stunning scenery of this region without the grind of contantly pedalling up hill!
On Day 3, we move to the Mediterranean, pedalling our way down this beautiful coastline to a celebratory finish in walled city of Perpignan at midday on Day 5.
Saint Pons de Thomieres
Saint Pons de Thomieres
Mons La Trivalle
Port La Nouvelle
The following accommodations are recommended for the CSF cycling event from May 15-19, 2019.
We have selected accommodation on, or as close as possible, to the CSF route. All accommodations are bike friendly, providing a secure storage area for your bike overnight. Each room has a private bathroom and breakfast is provided.
Note that all accommodation reservations are subject to availability which will likely be limited during the ride dates. We suggest booking as early as possible to ensure your spot.