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7-Day Languedoc Wine Cycling Tour

7-Day Languedoc Wine Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,445 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    237 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-3462
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,445 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    237 km
  • Level
    Active
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-3462
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 3 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Starting from the famous « pink city » Toulouse, your trip will take you along the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Canal du Midi that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. Bike through the countryside and vineyards of Languedoc, France.

Itinerary

Day 1, Toulouse
Your guide will greet you at your hotel and give you all the information necessary for your trip and fit you with your bike and equipment. If you arrive early, take advantage to explore Toulouse, known as the pink city for its brick architecture. Meander in the famous Capitol place and visit various architectural masterpieces, the Saint Sernin Basilica, and the Jacobins church for its 13th century cloister and famous pillars that seem to represent palm trees.

You can even go further on and walk along the lush riverside of the Garonne River. There are many local restaurants that prepare the typical local specialty a Cassoulet, made with French white beans. Dinner on your own.

Day 2, Cycle along the Canal du Midi (44 mi or 70 km)
You quietly leave the center of town along the shady Canal du Midi to meander the quiet countryside. You follow the canal du midi bike path. Then you will leave the canal to take countryside roads to reach you deluxe hotel.

Breakfast & dinner included.

Day 3, Carcassonnne (35 mi or 56 km)
Today is a countryside ride fairly challenging. You will be in the nature of Tarn area. Make sure you stop on the way in Revel and in Saissac. Both villages are worth a nice break.

Breakfast included. Dinner on your own.

Day 4, Minervois and Canal du Midi (45 mi or 72 km)
Today you will alternate your path from along the Canal to country roads that bring you through the heart of the Minervois vineyards. Travel through Marseillette, a village known for its dried pond that has been turned into rice fields and apple orchards. Admire the town’s clock tower in the center of the village. Your path will bring you to another quaint village, Quarante, where you will pass your night in a castle reconverted into a hotel. Les Carrasses serve delicious meals from local products.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5, St Chinian and other vineyards (Option 1: 33 mi or 53 km, Option 2: 40 mi or 64 km)
Two options for this day in the vineyards:

  • Option 1: Travel from Capestang, an important port on the Canal du Midi and admire Saint-Etienne an impressive collegiate church whose massive tower dominates the surrounding countryside, and the château des Archeveques de Narbonne. Continue on to visit the center of Beziers and its famous cathedral.
  • Option 2: From Quarante, head north through the vineyards to Saint Chinian to taste their AOC certified wines in one of many producers who make organic wines.

For both options, continue on through the vineyards of the Orb valley where you can taste their wines.

Arrive in Pézenas whose city center is an official « Protected Area ». The French Ministry of Culture lists 116 historical edifices in Pézenas, with more than 30 of which are classified "Historical Monuments".

Breakfast included. Dinner on your own.

Day 6, Cycle to Montpellier (35 mi or 56 km)
Follow the route in direction of Monbazan and stop to admire the Abbey of Valmagne then join the cycle path of Villeyrac that will bring you to Cournonterral, famous for its festivals and city tower. The path will bring you to Montpellier along beautiful landscapes and vineyards. You can stop and try local products with a glass of wine.

If you arrive early in Montpellier, take time to visit the historical center of Montpellier, and important city in Languedoc. Archaeological sites and historical monuments through many centuries mark this city.

Finish your day at your hotel in Castelnau-le-Lez just east of Montpellier and relax in their spa before a gastronomic dinner.

Breakfast & dinner included.

Day 7, Departure
Enjoy a nice breakfast and leave when you are ready. Breakfast included.

Breakfast included

Inclusions

  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • 6 nights of accomodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • 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 road book.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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