Cycling Holidays in Languedoc-Roussillon
To take a cycling tour of Languedoc-Roussillon is to embark upon a voyage of discovery among stunning natural scenery and quaint, characteristic towns and villages. From the small fishing ports that look out over the Mediterranean Sea to the ancient fortified town of Carcassonne, from sun-baked olive groves to the foothills of the mighty Pyrenees, the region is replete with cycling routes that reveal its lesser known treasures.
Culture and calm
Stretching nearly 250 km across southern France, the flowing waters of the Canal du Midi provide an exceptional guide for uncovering the region’s cultural charm. Follow the waterway to see the extensive vineyards that line the route, visit the ancient Greek town of Agde, and negotiate the magnificent medieval city of Carcassonne. As one of the most compelling attractions in the entire region, the impressive citadel here was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and enjoys an elevated setting overlooking the Aude River. Alternatively, simply enjoy the peace and serenity of cycling along the banks of the canal, meeting the local people and exploring the quiet towns and villages.
The cities of Languedoc-Roussillon offer a number of attractions, from the ancient Roman ruins at Nîmes to the capital of the region, Montpellier. Taking to the saddle truly brings the culture, heritage and history of the region to life. Discover the majestic Roman amphitheatre of Nîmes and revisit an era of gladiator fights and lavish pageantry, or explore the magnificent fine art galleries and museums. Whatever the direction, a cycling tour is a rewarding way to discover Languedoc-Roussillon.