7 Days / 6 Nights Best of Languedoc Bike Tour

7 Days / 6 Nights Best of Languedoc Bike Tour

Self-guided bike tour through vineyards, villages and castles

Tour type: Private (Self guided), Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Product ID: 6452
Description

For those of you looking for adventure and and out of the ordinary biking experience, this tour to Carcassonne is an excellent choice. You start and end this incredible tour in two UNESCO World Heritage sites, St Guilhem-le-Désert and Carcassonne. You will be able to discover and experience the unique gastronomy, landscape, and abundant historical sites in this beautiful part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Day 1 - Montpellier
Arrive in Montpellier and we will transfer you to St-Guilhem-le-Désert to start your bike tour. Arrive at the hotel, Le Guilhaume d'Orange, where you will be met by our staff, and then left free to explore this fabulous medieval village dating to 804AD! Dinner is included, and afterwards head to the central plaza for a drink where you can soak up the ambiance of the village. 
Day 2 - Mourèze
Take some more time after breakfast to explore this fascinating village before you go out on a nice cycling trip to Mourèze. On this cyling itinerary you will travel through rural and quiet countryside with the option of making several stops in villages along the way. This is also important wine country, so tasting is...

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For those of you looking for adventure and and out of the ordinary biking experience, this tour to Carcassonne is an excellent choice. You start and end this incredible tour in two UNESCO World Heritage sites, St Guilhem-le-Désert and Carcassonne. You will be able to discover and experience the unique gastronomy, landscape, and abundant historical sites in this beautiful part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Day 1 - Montpellier
Arrive in Montpellier and we will transfer you to St-Guilhem-le-Désert to start your bike tour. Arrive at the hotel, Le Guilhaume d'Orange, where you will be met by our staff, and then left free to explore this fabulous medieval village dating to 804AD! Dinner is included, and afterwards head to the central plaza for a drink where you can soak up the ambiance of the village. 
Day 2 - Mourèze
Take some more time after breakfast to explore this fascinating village before you go out on a nice cycling trip to Mourèze. On this cyling itinerary you will travel through rural and quiet countryside with the option of making several stops in villages along the way. This is also important wine country, so tasting is very possible. You will pass the Salagou Lake before you reach Mourèze and your charming hotel, Hotel de la Source. This little village is an outdoor place with some famous land formations that are reminiscent of the Italian Dolomites! The journey is 39km, flat to rolling. Dinner included. 
Day 3 - Cycle through the vineyards to Murviel
Another day in the quiet back country of this beautiful region going to the village of Murviel Les Béziers, with a stay at the very nice 3-star hotel with pool, Château de Lignan. From Mourèze you drop down onto a plain and can enjoy some flat riding and vineyard country. Dinner included. 39km of cycling.
Day 4 - Canal du Midi
Leaving Murviel after breakfast, you will drop further south and west toward the Canal du Midi. The ride starts out flat before getting somewhat rolling. You will pass numerous villages established centuries ago. At the end of the ride you will be in Homps alongside the famed Canal du Midi. Extra optional riding is possible along the canal, should you wish. 51 km of cycling. Dinner on your own. Tonight you will stay at Jardin d'Homps.
Day 5 - Cycle to Carcassonne 
While you are just a short distance from Carcassonne, the final destination for the day, we invite you on a ride along the canal direct into Carcassonne, or on a longer diversion to Fabrezan and Lagrasse, before ultimately dropping back into La Cité where you hotel is situated just outside the fortress walls. Dinner on your own tonight - suggestions inside the city included. 34km or 66 km cycle routes. Stay at Hôtel du Château in Carcassonne. 
Day 6 - Explore Carcassonne and the Castles
Bike ride optional today. With all there is to see and do in Carcassonne, we added this day to use as you wish! We will include 2 cycling tours, 44km or 67km, over flat terrain to see more of the surroundings but allowing time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at Carcassonne. Dinner on your own tonight. Stay at Hôtel du Château in Carcassonne.
Day 7 - Departure
Departure after breakfast. Trains from Carcassonne possible. Extra nights also possible, please inquire. 
 
Please note this tour is available for larger groups. Please get in touch here for more information.

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Tour Timings
At the time you decide
Group size
2 - 4
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
To be defined with you.

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Includes
  • 6 nights of accommodation - 2,3 & 4 star superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast for each day
  • 3 dinners
  • Orientation with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON 450 for 2 persons.
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times (Please note that you have to be able to fix a flat tyre by yourself!)
  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Bike rental
  • Bikes are available for rental for the duration of the trip for an additional €95
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Drinks when dinner is included
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own

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Payment Policy

Reservations can be made by phone, fax or on-line by providing your credit card info, however no booking is final until you receive a written confirmation from us. Deposits: An advance deposit of €250 per person is required at the time of booking via credit card. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the tour departure date. The tour price is per person based on double occupancy and includes those items mentioned in the itinerary plus any prepaid optional items selected by you. Single room requests are subject to additional charges and must be requested at time of booking. Group sizes may have a maximum and a minimum number of participants, which may vary for each tour. If the requested tour is not available, you will not be charged a deposit, but offered an alternate trip withthe tour guide, which you are free to accept or decline. If you wish to pay your deposit by wire or check, your reservation cannot be confirmed until we receive your deposit and it has been cleared by the bank. The deposit of €250 will be applied to the final amount due which will be determined and payable at the latest 60 days prior to the tour’s departure date. Final Payment: Final payment is due at the latest 60 days prior to the tour’s departure date. Final payment shall be made in Euros by credit card or by wire transfer. We will remind you of your final payment date in advance and provide you the information on payment options. NO debit card shall be accepted. We will give you the wire transfer instructions and the amount due in Euros. If you find a more favorable exchange rate any time prior to your payment due date, you are free to pay your final amount in advance to save more money. If we do not receive payment by the 60th day prior to the tour departure date, your reservation will be automatically cancelled and subject to the cancellation terms and conditions below. Last-Minute Bookings: If you are booking a tour within 14 days of a tour departure date, you must submit a Tour Booking Form to us via fax with your handwritten signature. We will not accept any on-line Tour Booking Forms for last-minute bookings. Full payment is due within 24 hours of our written confirmation by either wire transfer or credit card. If we do not receive payment within 24 hours, then the credit card submitted with the booking will be charged for the full tour amount which shall not be refundable. 

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your tour, you must submit your request to us in writing by email. If a cancellation is made after receipt of the deposit but before the 60-day final payment due date, deposits shall be refunded by wire transfer minus a €125 cancellation fee per person. For Cancellation within 60 days, but more than 45 days after reservation confirmation, the entire deposit is non-refundable, and within 45 days additional cancellation penalties may apply, up to 100% of tour costs. No refunds shall be made once the tour starts. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this cancellation policy, including but not limited to reasons related to force majeure (see paragraph below), weather conditions, family or medical emergencies or any circumstances beyond our control. Pre-Departure Cancellations or Changes by the tour guide: The tour guide reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason. In the event of such cancellation, a full refund will be issued to you via check, which shall constitute a full settlement. If the tour is cancelled within 45 days of departure, an additional discount will be made for an alternate trip with the tour guide or one of its affiliates in addition to the full refund. In the event that, prior to departure, we make any significant changes because of a problem with a supplier, for example a hotel bankruptcy, we will, as soon as reasonably possible, notify you of available alternatives. Such changes may generate a supplemental payment from you or possibly a refund. No refunds under this paragraph will be issued due to cancellations or changes due to Force Majeure. No Reimbursements due to Changes or Cancellations: We will not reimburse Participants for any personal expenses such as airline tickets, other travel or hotel expenses due to changes in itineraries or tour cancellations.

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Thomas

Originally I used to accompany tour groups, especially overseas clients, and was constantly asked to organise bike tours. From this I decided to create a travel agency specialising in self-guided biking and hiking tours in France's different regions and vineyards. Our travel agency has more than 19 years experience in providing bike tours. We are also Official Tour Operator for the Tour de France. We are present on two continents (Europe and USA) and we are fully committed to the highest quality of customer service.


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