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Self Guided Cycling Holidays in the South of France

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Guestbook entries:

 

“Solid and well equipped bikes.”

Lasse

Norway. (p. 2)

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"750 Km - what a great experience - on a Relax Rentals bike. Bordeaux to Agde, no trouble with bikes, very reliable - Merci"

Roz & Dave, Sue & Paul

Australia (p. 63)

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"We would have loved to stay on the bikes for another week or two. We recommend Relax Rentals."

Pasquale

Norway (p. 65)

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"Our third bike tour in Europe and by far the best equipped, best organized, and friendliest hosts."

Robert & Barbara

Australia (p. 67)

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Author of Dutch cycle guide for Canal Du Midi rented bikes from us to cycle to Bordeaux:

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"Prima service van Relax Rentals! Van harte aanbevolen voor een fietstrip langs het Canal Du Midi."

 

“What a find, great bikes and great staff!”

Tony

San Francisco (p. 44)

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“The bike was great! Great service in pick-up and delivery!”

Brigette

Australia (p. 46)

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“Excellent bikes – Rolls Royce! And brilliant friendly service.”

Vanessa and Mike

UK. (p. 51)

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“Best rental ever! Thanks.”

Bastian

France (p. 60)

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"Super fahrräder und tolle empfehlungen und tipps für die tour. Sehr netter empfang."

Thomas & Ruth

Germany. (p. 14)

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"Kiitos kovasti! Pyörät ja maisemat aivan loistavia."

Riikka & Alex

Finland. (p. 24)

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“Vélo de très bonne qualité, accueil très sympa. Il ne fallait pas manquer ça!”

Vincent et Cathy

France. (p. 26)

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Self Guided Cycling Holidays France

Languedoc Bicycle Tour:

Cathar Route

DURATION: 4 TO 6 DAYS  |  LEVEL: MODERATE |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: TRANSPORTED FROM HOTEL TO HOTEL EACH DAY

 

DESCRIPTION

From Carcassonne to Beziers in 4, 5, or 6 days.  Visit ancient Cathar strongholds such as Lastours and Minerve.  Along the way discover evidence of dinosaurs, cavemen, Romans and a small part of the Canal Du Midi.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional stop over in Narbonne

Two nights in Caunes Minervois to hike to the historic royal red marble quarry.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

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E-Bikes Available

Limited quantities -

first come, first serve

Languedoc Bicycle Hire:

Passa Pais and Minerve

DURATION: 5 DAYS  |  LEVEL: HARD |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: NO TRANSPORT - CARRY ON BIKE

 

DESCRIPTION: For the stronger cyclists only.  There are several mountain ranges to climb.  But from Bedarieux to St Pons you will be cycling on an ancient railway.  Day 1 and 3 are the tough ones.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional day in Beziers to cycle to the beach.

Stop over in Bize Minervois instead of Minerve.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

LEARN MORE

E-Bikes Available

Limited quantities -

first come, first serve

Languedoc Bicycle Hire:

Passa Pais Complete

DURATION: 7 OR 10 DAYS  |  LEVEL: HARD |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: NO TRANSPORT - CARRY ON BIKE

 

DESCRIPTION: Cycle on a converted railroad from Bedarieux to Mazamet.  Visit Lastours, Carcassonne, and large part of the Canal Du Midi.  Optionally extend your tour by going to Castres and Lac St Ferreol.  This option has less climbing but takes a few days more.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional day in Beziers to cycle to the beach.

Additional days in Castres, Lac St Ferreol, and Castelnaudary.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

LEARN MORE

E-Bikes Available

Limited quantities -

first come, first serve

Languedoc Bicycle Hire:

Albi to Beziers via Passa Pais

DURATION: 6 DAYS  |  LEVEL: MODERATE |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: NO TRANSPORT - CARRY ON BIKE

 

DESCRIPTION: Most of this route will be on old railroads converted to bike paths.  Albi is a popular tourist attraction in part due to its UNESCO listed inner city.  You will also cycle past Lautrec, a village listed among the "most beautiful villages of France" and the main production center of pink garlic.  In Castres one can visit the Musée Goya, with a large and important collection of both French and Spanish art.  It is one of the best museums in France.  You will also be cycling the entire length of the Passa Païs, the old converted railroad running through the mountains.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional day in Beziers to cycle to the beach.

Take the train from Bedarieux to Beziers on the last day.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

LEARN MORE

E-Bikes Available

Limited quantities -

first come, first serve

We own and operate our own fleet of bikes

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

We are an accredited travel agency

Located 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

All tours are private and can be customized

Relax Bike Tours & Rentals

70 Allées Paul Riquet

34500 Béziers

France

 

Tel (France): 06 38 12 32 82

Tel (International): 00 33 6 38 12 32 82

 

Email: relaxbeziers@gmail.com

Web: http://www.relaxbiketours.com

 

Atout France n° IM034170006

Relax Bike Tours is a registered Travel Agency in France.

 

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Rent A Bike Canal du Midi : Toulouse - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Agde - Sète

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DURATION: 5 DAYS  |  LEVEL: HARD |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: NO TRANSPORT - CARRY ON BIKE

 

DESCRIPTION: For the stronger cyclists only.  There are several mountain ranges to climb.  But from Bedarieux to St Pons you will be cycling on an ancient railway.  Day 1 and 3 are the tough ones.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional day in Beziers to cycle to the beach.

Stop over in Bize Minervois instead of Minerve.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

DURATION: 7 OR 10 DAYS  |  LEVEL: HARD |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

SURFACE: ROAD  |  LUGGAGE: NO TRANSPORT - CARRY ON BIKE

 

DESCRIPTION: Cycle on a converted railroad from Bedarieux to Mazamet.  Visit Lastours, Carcassonne, and large part of the Canal Du Midi.  Optionally extend your tour by going to Castres and Lac St Ferreol.  This option has less climbing but takes a few days more.

 

POPULAR CUSTOM OPTIONS

Additional day in Beziers to cycle to the beach.

Additional days in Castres, Lac St Ferreol, and Castelnaudary.

 

DEPARTURES

All year.

We own and operate our own fleet of bikes

We are an accredited travel agency

Located 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

All tours are private and can be customized

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WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

  • We own and operate our own fleet of bikes
  • We are an accredited travel agency
  • Located 400 meters from the Canal Du Midi
  • All tours are private and can be customized
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lonely planet
accueil velo