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South of France Cycling Tour

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

Vintage times

September Vendange Tour: when the grapes jump from the vines into the bottles

Postcard French villages

Ride through the many medieval villages of our beautiful region

Amazing spring colours

Our May tour captures the glorious colours of Spring

Live ... laugh ... ride ...

Come join us in the South of France

Fall in love with the "real" South of France

Euro €2990 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, the buzz of the grape harvest, and lush autumn colours. 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, September to experience the Grape Harvest and Autumn to ride through the beautiful colours of the landscape.

    Because we know the roads we can share with you 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…

    • 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
    • lose yourself in the wonder of Spring colours, immerse yourself in the grape harvest season or enjoy the tranquil calm of Autumn
    • Premium service,
    • Performance road bike hire,
    • We ride with you showing you the way,
    • Vehicle support – always on hand if a lift is required or extra refreshments,
    • shorter ride options
    • Guaranteed Departure – Book with confidence,
    • Beziers International Airport or train station group transfer,
    • 7 nights accommodation at a beautiful Chambres d’hotels (B&B), twin share (single supplement available*),
    • all Breakfasts – beautiful croissants, pastries, breads, condiments, yogurts and seasonal fruits,
    • Snacks for your morning ride,
    • all Lunches – enjoy specially selected delicious lunches with local wine,
    • all Dinners with wine,
    • VéloRoo Cycling Jersey (and your kit washed daily for your convenience),
    • Non-cyclists welcome – if riding is “not your thing” we have a range of other activities
    • A fantastic holiday experience!

    We recognise the increased uncertainty that the current COVID situation may be causing in planning your future trips. To help you book with confidence, we are offering a modified cancellation policy : until the situation has stabilised , we will be offering 100% refund on deposits for all new bookings made after 1st April 2020, for cancellations made more than 3 months prior to the tour start date.

  • A week in the South of France Cycling Holiday – Day by Day

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

    • Day 1: Bonjour!Day 1: Bonjour!

      Welcome to your discovery of the Real South of France! Your VeloRoo holiday commences when we collect you from either Beziers town, train station or Beziers International airport by 3pm.

    • Day 2: Discover BeziersDay 2: Discover Beziers

      This mornings ride takes us into Beziers. A nice introduction to the area. Enjoy coffee in the main tree lined Allee Paul Riquet and watch the town come to life. On the ride you will pass through the vineyards surrounding this historic town. In May you will be surrounded by wildflowers and in September you will surrounded by grapes. We will ride back to base to freshen up before returning to Beziers and a chance to explore.

    • Day 3: It's all about wine!Day 3: It's all about wine!

      Framed by both the Mediterranean sea and the dramatic Massif Central this narrow region is blessed with fertile land. Before modern wine was established in the 1800’s, before the turbulent Roman era of over 1000 years ago, the Greeks arrived 2500 years ago and recognised and created a wine and olive region. On today’s ride we discover how the region has adapted and survived intact despite it’s turbulent history of religious crusades and land conquests.

    • Day 4: Another wine region - St ChinianDay 4: Another wine region - St Chinian

      Today’s ride highlights the terroir diversity in this special corner of the Occitanie. We’ll ride though 2 completely different Wine Appellation regions. Also en route is a wonderful climb, the original road across the range in fact, long since bypassed. 6 kilometres long and averaging 6% winding up through fragrant Mediterranean garrigue scrub. Towards the top you will be rewarded with views across the vineyards to the Mediterranean.

    • Day 5: Market DayDay 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. Don’t forget to follow the lead of the locals and pause for a coffee stop and people watch.

    • Day 6: Gorges l'OrbDay 6: Gorges l'Orb

      One of our personal favourites. Today’s cycling route will highlight the diversity of the landscape over a relatively short distance. Starting with our beautiful vineyard landscapes we head into the foothills with a gentle climb through a typical vigneronne village to the limestone plateau and into the native scrub land. At 20km in we will stop for a coffee in a picture postcard village on L’Orb river.

    • Day 7: Circulade VillagesDay 7: Circulade Villages

      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.

    • Day 8: Au revoir!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.

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South of France Cycling Tour

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

Euro €2990
Discounts for group bookings of 6 or more

per person twin share

Single supplement additional €230. Discount for non-cyclists

South of France Cycling Tour

A word from our clients

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

We were welcomed off the train by Julia & Steve and made to feel relaxed and well looked after from the very beginning. B&B VeloRoo chose for our stay was outstanding with the most yummy breakfasts & on occasion dinner. Made us feel like we were visiting old friends. The bikes were Cannondale and in very good condition. I needed my own seat fitted and some other changes nothing was to much trouble for Steve who not only was our ride leader but also a great bike mechanic. Our ride kits were cleaned daily by Julia whom also had the Sag Wagon ready if any of us needed a breather. The rides were picturesque with interesting facts thrown in along the way. The trips are tailored to each riders skills so no problem recommending this tour to all levels. We chose the wine and cheese tour, the meals were gourmet and the wine lovely and plenty. Would not hesitate in recommending VeloRoo to anyone wanting a well organised ride with the comforts of life added in.Sept 2018
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