The region offers beautiful landscapes, winding rivers, dramatic rock formations, mountains, and quiet roads ideal for cycling, easily competing with other more famous regions in the south of France like the Côte d’Azur or the Provence.
The Sun, the smell, the views
Tours can be ridden all year round.
In July and August, the heat will give you the ultimate summer feeling, slowing down your brain and legs while breathing the hazy air.
April, May, June, and September are great because of the mild temperatures, the soft colors, and the clear views.
Autumn and winter months will bring you complete silence and the ultimate calm with temperatures ranging from 5°C with crystal clear skies to comfortable 10-15°C ideal for riding your bike with a bib short (show off those legs !) and a jacket. Taking a coffee break on a terrace in deep winter with the sun on your face will make your friends jealous at home.
In the typical Mediterranean garrigue, you can literally smell that you are in the south of France. Take a break, close your eyes, and enjoy the blend of wild thyme, rosemary, and pine trees.
Because of the hilly terrain, all bike tours offer beautiful views over the surrounding plains and mountains. In case of very clear weather, the panorama will stretch from the Pyrenees to the Alps (with the Mt Canigou and the Mt Ventoux as look-out posts, respectively) and from the Mediterranean sea to the Cévennes mountains.
The region is blessed with 148 sunny days and only 58 days with rain per year. The map is showing annual average sunshine hours in France.
All bikes tours are located in the area north of Montpellier and Nîmes, in the departments Hérault and Gard, in the south of France. Each bike tour start can be reached in 30 to 60 minutes by car from Montpellier or Nîmes.
Tour de France
The region also regularly hosts the Tour de France.
So if you’re here in July and want to have the all-in bike experience, join the Tour de France circus !
Great places to visit in the region include: the cities of Montpellier, Nîmes, Uzès, Aigues-Mortes, Sommières, and Arles; the UNESCO world heritage sites of St-Guilhem-le-Désert and the Pont-du-Gard; the natural sites of the Cirque de Navacelles, the Cirque de Mourèze, the Grotte des Demoiselles, and the Grotte de Clamouse; and the seaside (like the Espiguette beach - ideal for long walks, and the fancy loungebars -open from June to September- between Palavas-les-Flots and Le Grau-du-Roi.