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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.

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

Come join us in the South of France

Welcome to your Chateau

Ride ...... and relax ....

Fall in love with the "real" South of France

Food / Wine / Cycling

AUD from $6975 Full package price
8 days / 7 nights Duration

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

2 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.

3 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

60km / 37 Miles Av. daily distance
285km / 177 Miles Total distance
790m / 2590 feet Av. daily elevation
2 3 4 5 6
  • The South of France – one of the worlds most evocative destinations. Rich with history, olive groves, vineyards and medieval villages . Enjoy riding along quiet back roads, tasting delicious local food and staying in your very own French Chateau. VeloRoo’s South of France cycling tour is a feast for the senses.

    • Premium service,
    • Performance road bike hire,
    • 5 Fully guided and supported rides,
    • Wine domaine visits
    • Guided walks to local historic landmarks
    • Market visit in a town square with beautiful old stone buildings as a backdrop
    • An afternoon on the Mediterranean coast
    • 7 nights air-conditioned 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 Beziers Train Station group transfer,
    • Non-cyclists welcome – if riding is “not your thing” we have a range of other activities available. We will be able to customise a package to suit your vacation.
    • A fantastic South of France holiday experience!
  • Chateau Autignac is located in the centre of the village of Autignac – one of just 7 villages that make up the prestigious Faugeres wine appellation. Twenty-six centuries of wine making tradition have marked the Faugeres area whose unique schiste terroir create the distinct personality of Faugeres wine.

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

    Cycling excursions into a colourful and varied natural environment balanced with culinary delights and authentic rural French heritage, history and charm.

    • Day 1: Bonjour!

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

      This afternoon we will get you set up on your bikes.

      Included meals: dinner in a nearby village

    • Day 2: Discover Beziers

      Ride Distance 40km / 25 Miles      Elevation Gain 350m / 1150 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. We will ride home to freshen up before heading back to town.

      Lunch is at a special cafe with a menu created daily from the best of the local produce available. After lunch we will discover more of Beziers historic sites.

      Enjoy a relaxing dinner at your Chateau.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 3: It's all about wine!

      Ride Distance 60km / 37 Miles      Elevation Gain 830m / 2723 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 enjoy a delicious picnic lunch overlooking vineyards before returning to your luxury Chateau.

      Dinner in a nearby village.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 4: Another wine region - St Chinian

      Ride Distance 65km / 40 Miles      Elevation Gain 870m / 2855 feet

      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. On a clear day you even see the Pyrénées! Lunch in a local cafe on the way back to your Chateau.

      After lunch we drive to a nearby village, that we rode through yesterday, to walk up to the ruins of its 12th Century Chateau.

      We finish the day with a short drive to dinner within the walls of a 12th century abbey in the heart of a medieval village.

      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. An absolute favourite for all!

      Then we take a short drive to our lunch spot for today at the mouth of the River Herault over looking the Mediterranean. After lunch take a stroll along the beach front and perhaps finish with a nice cold gelato.

      After a big day of sightseeing it’s time to kick back and chill out around the pool with some delicious local pizza. (best pizza EVER in our opinion – and yes even better than in Italy!)

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 6: Gorges l'Orb

      Ride Distance 50km / 31 Miles      Elevation Gain 1000m / 3280 feet

      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! Today’s lunch is a true gastronomic treat and you can totally relax with a chilled glass of rosé as we will be jumping in the van for the transfer home.

      An afternoon to chill by the pool before we take a drive and walk to another of our favourite hidden spots for sunset aperos.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 7: Circulade Villages

      Ride Distance 69km / 43 Miles      Elevation Gain 906m / 2970 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. Lunch in a local cafe.

      For our last night together we will have dinner at a neighbouring Chateau.

      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

  • Our South of France Cycling Tour combines a morning of cycling and an afternoon of discovery.

    So if you’re a non cyclist you can choose from a wide range of morning activities to fulfil your holiday dreams THEN you get to experience the delicious lunches and afternoon activities together WITH your cycling partner, with walks through local villages, wine tasting and visits to scenic lookouts.

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South of France Cycling Tour

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AUD from $6975
Discounts for direct group bookings of 6 or more

per person twin share

Single supplement additional $1450

South of France Cycling Tour

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