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Ride through the many medieval villages of our beautiful region

South of France Cycling Tour

VéloRoo’s South of France Cycling Tours are based in the incredibly charming and unspoiled region of Occitanie.

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Come join us in the South of France

Fall in love with the "real" South of France

AUD from $6820 Full package price
Level

1 Roo:
I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.

2 Roo’s:
I regularly ride for fitness, dry days I ride to work, and weekend fun with friends. I enjoy an active healthy lifestyle and occasional physical challenges.

3 Roo’s:
Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with mates and am comfortable with rides of around 4 hours at a relatively strong pace.

4 Roo’s:
I ride on average 250 + k’s a week and enjoy a 100k rides on the weekends. I love to train, improve, and sometimes challenge amongst my friends.

5 Roo’s:
Riding is my life! I’m not interested in racing, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I love the challenge and the idea of where my legs and bike can take me. My friends and I are always looking for the next cycling adventure.

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Tour Statistics

65km Av. daily distance
940m Av. daily elevation
2 3 4
  • Immerse yourself in fields overflowing with poppies or the buzz of the grape harvest and return each night to your very own French Chateau experience. No matter the season, VeloRoo South of France cycling tours are a feast for the senses.

    Tour Highlights

    We believe the best way to discover the hidden gems whilst cycling in the South of France is to visit in Spring and Autumn …. when the tourists have gone home …. and do it with someone who really knows the roads. We are passionate about sharing our beautiful region with fellow cyclists. That’s why we offer tours in May / June to see the amazing Spring flowers and September to experience the Grape Harvest.

    Because we know the quiet routes and tucked away village cafes, we offer road cyclists the perfect balance between cycling, holidaying and sightseeing so you can Live, Laugh, Ride…

    • luxury Chateau accommodation
    • venture into our local region that we know and love
    • ride stunning rural roads known only to the locals
    • relish fresh regional cuisine during a picnic overlooking the vineyards
    • savour seasonal gastronomy in our favourite restaurants
    • avoid the tourist traps of the more publicised regions
    • explore unspoiled medieval villages
    • stroll through a vibrant market place where all the locals go
    • Premium service,
    • Performance road bike hire,
    • Fully guided and supported rides,
    • 7 nights luxury Chateau accommodation, twin share (single supplement available*),
    • all Breakfasts – beautiful croissants, pastries, breads, condiments, yogurts and seasonal fruits,
    • Snacks for your morning ride,
    • all Lunches,
    • all Dinners,
    • VéloRoo Cycling Jersey (and your kit washed daily for your convenience),
    • Beziers International Airport or train station group transfer,
    • Non-cyclists welcome – if riding is “not your thing” we have a range of other activities
    • A fantastic holiday experience!
  • A week in the South of France Cycling Holiday – Day by Day

    An authentic rural French experience full of spellbinding charm, history and heritage.

    • Day 1: Bonjour!

      Welcome to your discovery of the Real South of France! Arrive and settle into your very own French Chateau experience.

      Included meals: dinner

    • Day 2: Discover Beziers

      Ride Distance 57km / 35 Miles      Elevation Gain 650m / 2132 feet

      This mornings ride rakes us through the vineyards and into the historic town of Beziers. So much to discover included UNESCO listed sites! Enjoy your coffee in a typical french cafe on plane tree lined Allee Paul Riquet. Lunch is at a special cafe with a menu create daily from the best of the local produce available.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 3: It's all about wine!

      Ride Distance 54km / 34 Miles      Elevation Gain 730m / 2395 feet

      The best wines are grown on hillsides, so today is undulating and rolling through this delicious wine appellation.

      We ride through picturesque villages and finish the day with dinner within the walls of a 12th century abbey in the heart of a medieval village.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 4: Another wine region - St Chinian

      Ride Distance 79km / 49 Miles      Elevation Gain 1330m / 4363 feet

      (64km before lunch stop 15km after lunch)

      We’ll ride though 2 completely different Wine Appellation regions. Also en route is a wonderful climb, winding up through fragrant Mediterranean garrigue scrub. Towards the top you’re rewarded with a spectacular view across the vineyards and gorges to the Mediterranean and maybe even spotting the Pyrénées. 

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 5: Market Day

      A chance to rest your legs from the bike and do some exploring on foot. We visit the historic town of Pezenas for the buzz and atmosphere of the Saturday market.

      Then we take a short drive to lunch over looking the Mediterranean.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 6: Gorges l'Orb

      Ride Distance 69km / 43 Miles      Elevation Gain 1120m / 3675 feet

      (44km before lunch stop 25km after lunch – with the option of jumping in the van after lunch)

      One of our personal favourites. Picture postcard medieval stone villages, picturesque vineyards, stone bridges crossing flowing rivers and vast wild garrigue forrest. It really is a feast for the eyes and lunch is a true feast for your tastebuds!

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 7: Circulade Villages

      Cycling Southern France on tour castles

      Ride Distance 62km / 38 Miles      Elevation Gain 814m / 2670 feet

      Our ride takes us to the best medieval Circulade villages, unique to this tiny region of France. They have protected their citizens for over 1,000 years and are identified as some of Europe’s oldest examples of small town planning. The roads have been selected to offer beautiful views of the undulating vineyard landscape and the first ranges of the dramatic Escandorge Mountains.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 8: Au revoir!

      After breakfast bid farewell to your fellow travellers and continue on your adventures. Transfers to Beziers train station or airport at pre-arranged times.

      Included meals: breakfast

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South of France Cycling Tour

Ready to ride? VeloRoo can make your dream escape a reality

AUD from $6820
Discounts for group bookings of 6 or more

per person twin share

Single supplement additional $1100

South of France Cycling Tour

A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

Did the South of France Vendange tour with a customised ride before (Mediterranean coast) and after (Mt Ventoux), which Steve and Julia arranged for us. Steve has some great routes off the beaten track with Julia and their dog Chien Noir nearby in the support car. The bikes were good quality and well maintained, perfect for both the rural back roads as well as the HC climbs. Catering was excellent - lucky we were riding to work off those calories as the food and wine were awesome - whether dinner at home/in the B&B or out in a restaurant. Lunches consisted of wholesome French restaurant meals or gourmet picnic out and about. Steve makes sure everyone finishes the ride whether with motivating songs riding alongside or useful tips to conserve energy and to get the best out of the bike. There were also many little surprises along the way. Looking forward planning my next trip with Veloroo!Sept 2018
I completed a 9 day cycling trip with Steve and Julia in September. It exceeded all my expectations - cycling, food, hospitality, personalised service, attention to detail - the full French experience. I highly recommend the South of France Vendange tour, especially during grape harvesting season (!). We were also able to organise added extras on either end of the tour (Mediterranean border crossing from Spain to France) and a summit of iconic Mt Ventoux. Steve and Julia go above and beyond and are great company. Lots of thoughtful gestures along the way. Steve will even serenade you with 80s songs if that helps you on the ascents. I am already planning the next trip with VeloRoo.Sept 2018