The Mediterranean by bike - Euro vélo 8

From the Pyrénées Orientales to the Camargue

8 days / 7 nights - 6 days / 5 nights

New in 2019 - E-bike *

Through the coastal ponds between Roussillon and Languedoc

Crédit photos : Les Poulets Bicyclettes

Through this cycling itinerary, you take part of the Mediterranean arc between the Eastern Pyrenees and the Camargue.  6000 km.

This hike is part of Euro Vélo 8, which links Spain to Greece over nearly 6000 km. Over 5 days, a wide variety of landscapes will be crossed at your own pace, depending on your curiosity and interest in the region's rich heritage. Without major difficulties, this bike trip makes you appreciate the coastline of Roussillon and Languedoc through its ponds, salt marshes... The incursion into the land takes you to discover the small villages and the Languedoc vineyards, the opportunity to taste and appreciate the Mediterranean way of life.

Lock the bags, inflate the bikes... all you have to do is pedal !

* E-bike : On request, it is possible to integrate the rental of an electric bicycle at the start of this hike

The Mediterranean by bike around Maureillas
The Mediterranean by bike at Plavas les Flots
The Mediterranean by bike along the Canal du Midi near Capestang
PROGRAM: 

 

Bathed in the sun, Roussillon and Languedoc invite you to take your time, enjoy the daily pleasures of the cyclist... No search for performance, just let yourself be carried away by the thirst for discovery, all senses awakened in the heart of an endearing region, rich in a centuries-old history.

We offer you 2 itineraries, one soft

 

Day 1 - 45 km

Day 2 : 44 km

Day 3 :  46 km

Day 4 : 54,5 km

Day 5 : 48 km

Day 6 : 55 km

Day 7 : 53 km

 

And the other one a little more sporty

 

Day 1 : 59 km

Day 2 : 76 km

Day 3 : 79,5 km

Day 4 : 55 km

Day 5 : 76 km

 

 

La rando

 

From Perthus to Narbonne

 

 

From Narbonne to Camargue

 

Source : umap.openstreetmap.fr

 

The sights and highlights of your bike ride

 

- The Panissars site and its remains, the Bellegarde fort (Vauban) near the Perthus

- The Benedictine abbey and the cloister of St Genis des Fontaines.

- The Mas Larrieu Nature Reserve

- The Roussillon beaches for a swim, a picnic...

- The pond of Canet - St Nazaire

- Juhegues Chapel, in Toreilles

- The pond of Leucate, the belvedere from the cliffs

- the ponds of Bages and Sigean, of Ayrolle

- the village of Gruissan, at the foot of the Clape massif

- the Canal de la Robine

- Narbonne, the Archbishops' Palace, the Cathedral of St Just and St Pasteur, archaeological and Romanesque museums

- Argeliers canal bridge

- The “Canal du Midi”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

- Capestang and its collegiate church

- the site of the dried-up pond of Montady

- the locks of Fontseranes

- the beaches of Vias

- Agde, an ancient city where the Greeks of Phocaeus approached it in 650 - 700 B.C.

- The Thau Pond

- Sète, the Corniche, its port, Paul Valéry Museum, Georges Brassens area

- The pond of Vic la Gardiole, the Estagnol nature reserve, the Cathedral of St Pierre Maguelone

- Beaches of Carnon

- La Grande Motte

- Dead Acute, Carbon Tower

- the Scamander Pond

- St Gilles and its abbey church

 

Cycling touring tour

7 days /6 nights

 

Freedom package - departure from 1 person

Guided package - departure from 4 people

 

The price will vary according to the number of people, the duration of the stay and the selected options. Please fill in the form accordingly

 

For any further information, please contact :

Tel : +33 4 67 45 00 67 Mail : fred-faby@languedoc-nature.com

 

PERIOD

 

2019 Season - from May to end of October

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS: 

 

Full board accommodation (hotel and B&B) - Provision of lunch picnic.

COME BY TRAIN: 

 

We all know the environmental impact of our car journeys. Going on holiday is a significant source of CO2 emissions, especially because people generally travel long distances to get away.

So if you are interested in "soft mobility", the station of Port la Nouvelle (Chateaux Cathares stay), Montpellier (Garrigues aux Cévennes stay and vineyard discovery) and Aumont Aubrac (Aubrac and Margeride stay) are here to welcome you.

Check your train journey on SNCF or contact us for any additional information.

 

 

 

 

La prestation comprend

- Accommodation in hotels and in B&B.

- Lunch (picnic) and dinner meals

-The road book and the maps in the self guided trip.

- Luggage transport (if option chosen)

La prestation ne comprend pas

- Visiting the suggested tourist sites

- The return to the starting point at the end of the hike (recommended train: cheaper and less polluting)

- Personal expenses

- Cancellation insurance (4.5%)

- Bicycle rental (possible if desired, including for electric bicycles)