A unique tour between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean. Medieval sites, natural attractions, regional food and friendly locals await
You will be on a wonderful bike tour amidst some of the prettiest landscapes southern France has to offer. Starting south of the Cevennes, you will make your way through parts of the St. James' way on the path towards Petite Camargue natural reserve with stops planned at medieval abbeys and villages and the coast. Encounter rare species of bird, wild horses and oxen. And of course, there will also be great locals to meet and great regional food to savour.
Day 1: Arrival in Saint-Jean-de-Buèges
Participants will be expected at the guesthouse and wellness spa Saint-Jean-de-Buèges at 4pm.
Day 2: Exploring Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
The day's tour will go along the Buèges high valley via the plateau of Lavagnes followed by a visit to the village and abbey of Saint-Guilhem. On their way back to the guesthouse, they will pass through the gorges of Hérault and the Causse de la Selle plain.
Leg duration: 5hrs – distance covered: 65km
Day 3: Vallée de l’Hérault and an organic wine tasting
Participants will visit the castle in Brissac for a wine tasting session after a walk around Anglas organic vineyard. They will also be travelling to a new lodging in Sauve accross the old Saint Etienne d'Issensac bridge. Rooms in the new guesthouse will await them.
Leg duration: 4hrs – distance covered: 53km
Day 4: Tour of the southern Cevennes
After a visit of Sauve, participants will traverse the Gardon Valley and pass through the village of Tomac on their way to Anduze. They can also choose to visit Bambousseraie d'Anduze.
Leg duration: 4hrs – distance covered: 50km
Day 5: Vidourle – Camargue
Participants will cycle along the Voie Verte cycling path to the village of Aubais, passing through Sommières and _Junas stone pit_*. Some deserved sleep at a typical Camargue inn will wrap up the day.
Leg duration: 4hrs 30min – distance covered: 64km
Day 6: Aigues Mortes & the salt gardens
Guests will start the day with a visit to the Carbonnière tower. They will then ride to the coast to see the _Espiguette_* salt gardens. Participants may choose to end the day with a Listel wine tasting session, typical of the region.
Leg duration: 3hrs 30min – distance covered: 56km
Day 7: Breakfast before goodbyes
The breakfast will be served in Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze. Guests may opt to extend their stay in the region.
Please note: the itinerary may change depending on weather conditions or due to organisational reasons.
For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.
Daily departures at your convenience depending on availability in the accommodations
Indicated pricing per person in a double room occupancy (7 days & 6 nights)
Our self-guided tour begins at Saint-Jean-de-Buèges and ends in Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze.
Sie organisieren Ihre Anreise beliebig selbst und verlängern nach Wunsch.
6 nights in guestrooms including half board, dinners and attractions that are mentioned in the itinerary (excludes optional activities), luggage transfer service and information on the routes. We have a specialized navigational app which you may download on your smartphone. You will get all necessary interactive features prior to departure so that you can access these offline during the legs.
Travel fares to/from Saint-Jean-de-Buèges and/or Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze, e-bike rental, picnics, drinks, visitor's and entrance fees for optional attractions and travel cancellation expenses insurance.
E-bike rental for the week: €275 (surcharge likely)
Min. number of participants: 2 adults
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
We have selected comfy family-run lodgings serving delicious regional dishes for you. Although your hosts in the second lodging will not be cooking, they have a selection of nearby restaurants for you to choose from. You will also have a wellness spa to take advantage of on Days 1 & 2.
easy to medium
The legs have very little elevation if any at all and should be no trouble completing on an e-bike. Participants who are looking for something more challenging are welcome to do the legs on a mountain bike. However, those willing to do so should be in good shape.
E-bike sizes starting from a body height of 1.5m.
We encourage participants to take a train to Nîmes or Montpellier to keep carbon emissions low. There is a bus to Ganges from both cities. From there, guests can take a taxi to Saint-Jean-de-Buèges.
Wir empfehlen eine umweltfreundliche Anreise mit der Bahn bis Nîmes oder Montpellier und weiter mit dem Bus bis Ganges, von wo aus Sie ein Taxi bis zum Treffpunkt bringt.
You can find more information on the info sheet that we will send you after you have received a booking confirmation (also available on our website).
General information on getting in and around France can be found here