Tour of Languedoc Region

This cycling trip will take you through all the best places Languedoc has to offer!
Your tour starts in St Guilhem le Desert, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its cloister and declared as one of the “Most beautiful villages of France”. From there, you will ride on the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, cycling through vineyards and typical villages of the south of France. Don’t miss out on the world renowned Languedoc wines!
You will then cycle along the Canal du Midi. This waterway, also a UNESCO heritage site, links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. It was built in the 17th century. At the end of this adventure, you will arrive in Carcassonne, famous for its fortified castle. This medieval city with its Gothic cathedral, its narrow streets and of course its castle was restored by Viollet le Duc in the 19th century and is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
This tour will definitely show you the best of Languedoc, and all this in just one week!

During the harvest season, cellar visits and wine tasting are subject to availability and security conditions. During this period, it may be difficult to book these activities. For more information, please contact your travel consultant.

Price from : 1490€
Region : Languedoc
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Montpellier

Arrive in Montpellier and we will transfer you to St Guilhem le Desert (UNESCO site #1) to start your bike tour. Installation in nice hotel where you will have an orientation by our staff, and then you can explore this fabulous village. Dinner included; and then after go to the central plaza for cafe or drink of your choice to soak up the ambiance of village dating to the year 804! Dinner included.

Day 2 :   St Guilhem le Desert to Villeneuvette

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 567 Meters 

Take some more time after breakfast to explore this fascinating village before you go out on a nice cycling trip to Villeneuvette. On this cycling itinerary you will travel through rural and quiet countryside with several stops possible in villages along the way. You will ride on the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain (UNESCO site #2), the resting place of St James (UNESCO site #2) This is also an important wine country, so tasting is very possible. You will pass the Lake of Salagou before you reach Villeneuvette and your charming hotel. This little village is an outdoor place with some famous land formations that remind of the Italian Dolomites! 39km, flat to rolling.

Day 3 :   Cycle through Languedoc Wine Region to Béziers

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 610 Meters 

Another day in the quiet back country of this region of Causse et Cévennes (UNESCO site #3) going to the town of Lignan. From Beziers you drop down onto a plain and can enjoy some flat riding and vineyard country.

Day 4 :   Cycle along the Canal du Midi to Siran

Distance 1 : 42 Miles - 67 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 732 Meters 

Leaving Lignan after breakfast, you will drop further south and west toward the Canal duMidi (UNESCO site #4). The ride starts out flat before gettingsomewhat rolling. You will pass numerous villages dating from another time. The highlight, and maybe your lunch spot, is Minerve. It’s an old Catharbastion and ranked “one of the most beautiful village of France”. At the end of the ride you are in the village of Siran.

This evening a wine tasting is included in Pepieux at 3km of your arrival in Siran with a local wine maker. You will have the chance of tasting 5 different and delicious wines! This domaine was also awarded "Best Wine of the World" in 2005.

Day 5 :   Ride to Carcassonne

Option 1 : 29 Miles - 47 Km  Option 2 : 45 Miles - 73 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 227 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 604 Meters 

While you are just a short distance from Carcassonne (UNESCO site #5), the eventual goal for the day, we invite you on a ride along the canal direct into Carcassonne or a longer diversion to Fabrezan and Lagrasse and then dropping back into La Cite where you hotel is situated just outside the fortress walls. ***Please note that if you rent a road bike you will not be cycling on the canal path. Instead you will be on roads nearby. Only the longer route option is possible if you rent a road bike.

Day 6 :   Loop ride around Carcassonne Castle

Option 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km  Option 2 : 42 Miles - 67 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 671 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1107 Meters 

Bike ride optional today. With all there is to see and do in Carcassonne, we inserted this day to use as you wish. We will include 2 cycling tours, 44km or 67km, over flat terrain to see more of the surroundings but leaving time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at Carcassonne.

Day 7 :   Departure Day

Departure after breakfast. Trains from Carcassonne possible. Extra nights also possible, please inquire.

Average / Day : Distance : 56.29 Km / 35.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 645.43 Meters

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Day : Pre-tour Night

From private mansions to museums, from lovely little gardens to public squares,the old Montpellier is fascinating. Leave your car in one of the nearby car-parks(rue Foch and rue Pitot) and come and enjoy the city on foot.

Just steps away from the Peyrou Gardens and the place de la canourgue,You will find a building housing the secrets of carefully-planned hospitality. The combination of old stones and modern comfort of its 26cosily-arranged rooms give a very special charm to this little hotel.

Day : 1

Located 30 minutes Montpellier, on the road to Compostelle, hotel and village will enable visitors to discover the southern Romanesque art as well as exceptional nearby natural sites such as the "Clamouse" cave, the gorges of the "Herault" river, the "Infernet" cirque, and more. The hotel allows visitors to spend unforgettable vacations in a unique medieval village: Saint Guilhem le Desert which is a world heritage site by Unesco.

Day : 2

Charming Auberge near the Lake Salagou and 8 km from Clermont l'Herault, this hideaway offers comfort surrounded by nature. 18 rooms are well appointed and the hotel has a restaurant and swimming pool.

Day : 3

In the old city, a completely renovated building, the XIX hotel proposes you 12 superior-quality rooms. Giving onto the square Jean Jaurès, right in the heart of Béziers, you will be plunged into an atmosphere deserving of big cities. Its decoration "art deco" following the styles of the day and its warm colors will transport you in a universe of sweetness and peace.

Day : 4

The Chateau de Siran is a charming hotel on the banks of the Aude and Herault in the heart of Minervois in the Regional Park of Haut Languedoc. The castle is a 16th century country house built on a wall dating from the Middle Ages. The vaulted rooms on the ground floor, high ceilings, wall thickness, the remarkable renaissance sandstone staircase from Aigne, and the remains of the stairs to the walkway are the testimonies of the time.. A heated swimming pool has been installed in the courtyard with Gothic arches, allowing guests to bathe and relax in tranquillity and privacy. Gerard Nadège Blet like to make it a warm and welcoming hotel of charm and hospitality in which to welcome their guests.

Day : 5, 6

The Hotel Montmorency, ideally situated at the foot of the city walls and opposite the entry to the medieval city of Carcassonne, offers the charm of the Middle Ages with contemporary comfort. The hotel is charming and cozy with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. Within tree-lined gardens of half a hectare you will find the heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, perfect for relaxation. There is a private car park for guests as well.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Included with your bike rental :
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request



Roadbook for Discovery allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip: Stages, points of interest, itineraries with interactive guidance, travel documents.

All in offline mode, you download your file before leaving, then you have all the information necessary for your trip. (Phone not provided).


Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Click below to see activities per trip version.

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates


Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 56.29 Km / 35.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 645.43 Meters
Day 2 :   St Guilhem le Desert to Villeneuvette

Option 1: 28 Miles - 45 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 567 Meters 

Day 3 :   Cycle through Languedoc Wine Region to Béziers

Option 1: 32 Miles - 51 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 610 Meters 

Day 4 :   Cycle along the Canal du Midi to Siran

Option 1: 42 Miles - 67 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 732 Meters 

Day 5 :   Ride to Carcassonne

Option 1: 29 Miles - 47 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 227 Meters 

Option 2: 45 Miles - 73 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 604 Meters 

Day 6 :   Loop ride around Carcassonne Castle

Option 1: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 671 Meters 

Option 2: 42 Miles - 67 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 1107 Meters 


  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)

  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Informations & Recommendations

Train: From Paris Gare de Lyon to Montpellier St Roch; 3 hours 20min. Tour depart from Montpellier to Paris same, 3hr 20min. Flights to Montpellier possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 15min. Pedals on bikes are flat unless straps/cages are requested. Clipless pedals are not available, but can be installed if you bring them.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1490 € 250 € 2170 €
    Pre-tour Night ** ** **
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates


Category Activity Price
Wine tasting Chateau de Massamier la Mignarde Included

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates


Guidance Application Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 135 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 40 €

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory