Where to cycle: Languedoc-Roussillon

Cycling the Canal du Midi

We cycle the Canal du Midi from Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrenees to Sete, on the Mediterranean coast

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Bike hire in Languedoc-Roussillon

Need to hire a bike in Languedoc-Roussillon? Then check out our bike hire listings

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Accommodation for cycling in Languedoc-Roussillon

Use our map to find accommodation in Languedoc, Aude, Gard and Hérault, including on the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Narbonne.

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Bike routes in the Aude

Bike routes, GPX files and a general overview to get you cycling in the Aude department of France.

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Bike routes in Hérault

Hérault in Occitanie, the region that combines Languedoc with the Midi-Pyrenees, is a peaceful department for cycling in the south of France.

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A Circular Orb Valley Bike Route

A wonderful 48km loop ride taking in Autignac and Roquebrun in the Orb Valley of Hérault in the Occitanie region.

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Luggage transfer and one-way bike delivery on the Canal du Midi

A dedicated bike and luggage transfer service now exists for the Canal du Midi, making one-way bike rides along the length of the Canal easier and more affordable.

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5 Must-Ride Mountain Bike Trails in France

France is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of world-class mountain bike trails – here are five of the best.

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Baggage transfer services for cycling in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas

A bespoke service for baggage transfers for your cycling holiday in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas.

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Cycling Languedoc-Roussillon

Local cyclist Gerry Patterson has this introduction to cycling in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gerry Patterson has this guide to cycling in Nimes, the historic Roman city in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Bike route for cycling from London to Barcelona

Fay and Julian cycled from London to Barcelona via France in August 2014. They kindly sent me a copy of their daily itinerary and notes.

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Rides in Languedoc-Roussillon

Looking for a bike ride in one of the most beautiful areas of France? Gerry Patterson has these cycle routes in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gerry Patterson has this guide to cycling in Montpellier in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France.

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Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gerry Patterson has this guide to cycling in Perpignan in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France

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Cycling the Minervois wine region of France

Wine and bikes - what's more French than that? Local resident Natalie Trent has this guide to cycling the Minervois wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

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Cycling in Robert Louis Stevenson’s footsteps

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s 'Travels With A Donkey', Patrick Perring cycles from the Tarn to Marseille via the Cevennes and Ventoux.

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Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gerry Patterson has this guide to cycling in Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France

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Maps for mountain bike centres in France

Use these handy maps and resources to pinpoint where you want to mountain bike in France.

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Cycling Hotel Review: Hotel Le Donjon, Carcassonne

Hilde Morris stayed at the Hotel Le Donjon in Carcassonne at the start of her Canal du Midi bike ride. Here's what she thought of it.

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Bike hire in Bordeaux

Reader Q&A: Margaret emailed from Australia to ask about bike hire in Bordeaux for a cycling holiday along the Canal du Midi

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Cycling the Loire: Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay

John Higginson on cycling the Loire from its source at Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay

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Reader tips: Cycling the Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne

David from the US emailed us these tips from his recent trip cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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EuroVelo routes in France

Eight of the 14 EuroVelo routes pass through France – Andrew Sykes has this overview of which ones go where.

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Cycling from the English Channel to the Med

Stephen Fox cycles from the English Channel to the Mediterranean, covering 593 miles over 13 days

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Bike hire in Montpellier

Chris posted a query on the site asking where he could find bicycle rental in Montpellier.

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Canal du Midi Bike Rental

Reader Q&A: Andy wrote in to ask about bike hire on the Canal du Midi. Should he bring his own bike or hire one?

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10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi

Bordeaux to Sète - 10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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Languedoc bike route - Orb Valley bike ride

Local cyclist Darren Kennedy has sent in this 48km circular bike route from Autignac to Roquebrun, following the Orb river valley.

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Languedoc cycling holidays

Find a guided or self-guided bike tour of Languedoc to match your ability and budget.

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Canal des Deux Mers bike route

Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo links the Atlantic Coast to the Mediteranean, starting north of Bordeaux and joining to the Canel de Garonne to Canal du Midi.

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Day rides in the Hérault department of the Languedoc

Reader Q&A: Susie asked about dayrides around Capestang in the Hérault department of Languedoc-Roussillon. Here's what I suggested.

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Bike facilities at Cycle Corsavy

An irregular series of blogs about bike facilities at cycling hotels, B&Bs and gites in France. Here's Rob's cavernous bike room at Cycle Corsavy.

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Advice for cycling the Canal des 2 Mers

Reader Q&A: After reading about the Canal des Deux Mers bike route, Eli sent me the following email to ask for more advice.

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A week cycling the Canal du Midi

Hilde Morris spent a week cycling the Canal du Midi in October 2015. In time for the new cycling season, here's an update on a popular route that's in a state of flux.

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Ride the Figure of Hate Cyclosportive

We look at the Figure of Hate Cyclosportive, a sportive billed as one of France's most brutal.

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