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8-Day Languedoc Bike & Canoe Tour

8-Day Languedoc Bike & Canoe Tour

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2792
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2792
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals 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

Discover sunny Languedoc on another fabulous route that takes you off the beaten path - once again! This is our playground - our office is just a few kilometers away! On this tour we take you immediately to the beach at La Grande Motte and then inland. We will hit some little towns in the low hill country which also offers some great mountain biking - not technical but single track fun. You make your way to the charming village of St Guilhem le Desert with its medieval old town and pedestrian alleys. The cycling will do some canoeing and hiking there and then return to Montpellier for a treasure hunt with a cultural discovery theme.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Montpellier & transfer to La Grande Motte
Arrive in Montpellier and we will transfer you to La Grande Motte to start your multisport bike tour. Upon arrival you will have orientation by our staff, and then you can explore the town or go to the beach. Dinner on your own.

Day 2, Ride to Sommieres (30 mi or 49 km)
For the first ride day of this tour, you will be a moderate hybrid bike ride to the little town of Sommieres in the quiet countryside. the little medieval town of Sommieres, with a much-modified Roman bridge, is where Lawrence Durrell spent the last years of his life. the town itself boasts no major sights, though its well preserved and has some charming ambiance in the center. A visit to the castle of Vieilleville (April-Nov afternoons), on the hillside 3km above Sommieres, should not be missed. Owned by the same family for nearly eight hundred years, the castle is full of exquisite antique furniture. Charming 2 star hotel with dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Mountain bike loop around Sommieres (Option 1: 11 mi or 18 km, Option 2: 24 mi or 38 km)
Today, you have a mountain ride in the extensive trail network around Sommieres. A combination of single track and double track will give you a sense of the nature and vegetation common in the region. Somewhat hilly, the ride is not technical but requires some short climbs and offers some fast and fun downhills and chutes. Return to Sommieres and the same hotel as last night. Dinner on your own again in town; we will include suggestions for both nights. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Ride to Lauret (27 mi or 44 km)
Back on the hybrid bikes today, your ride to the town of Lauret with a stop at an Adventure Park! After breakfast, you leave Sommieres on the road again, but nice quiet back country roads perfect for a leisure ride. On your way, you can stop at an adventure park where you will put a harness and climb into the trees for some ladder courses, rope courses, and zip lining! These parks, known as accrobranche in France are lots of fun and offer activities not at all common. You should be ok at heights knowing that with the harness you are perfectly safe. Overnight in Lauret, a small village near the Pic St Loup, staying in a charming auberge with dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5, St Guilhem Desert (31 mi or 50 km)
Another hybrid bike day brings you to the charming village of St Guilhem; arrive early to 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! The village is a UNESCO classified village and is a well known spot on the Camino de Santiago not only for its Abbey, but also because it is built in a narrow valley. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 6, Hiking and canoeing near St Guilhem (Option 1: 6 mi or 10 km, Option 2: 9 mi or 14 km)
You will return to the same hotel again tonight, so today you can enjoy a hike from the hotel and upon return you will have the chance to do a 2 hour canoe trip on some mostly calm river waters near to St Guilhem. Hiking is 10 or 14km, your choice. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 7, Ride to Montpellier (25 mi or 41 km)
For your last ride, you will return to Montpellier, capital of the Languedoc region. Built in the 1040s, Montpellier quickly became known for its trade with the Orient, and its medical schools. With winding streets that date back to the Middle Ages and ultra-modern facilities such as the indoor Olympic sized swimming pool, skating rink, planetarium, and tramway system, Montpellier has something for everyone. When you get to the hotel, you will have waiting for you the instructions for your treasure hunt! This is a chance to learn about Montpellier and visit at the same time. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 8, Departure Day
You are free to leave anytime after breakfast. Extra nights can be arranged. Trains depart in all directions throughout the day. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • 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 roadbook.

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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