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Southwest France - Cathar Country and the Languedoc
Tour Location
Argeliers, Aude
Argeliers, Aude
Tour Information
Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Vehicle Support, Maps / GPS
8 days
Hills (rolling/undulating)
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
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Tour Distance & Dates
519 Km
Riding Days:
Daily Average:
87 Km
July 4
July 18
Tour Operator:
Tayler Knight Bike Tours
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Southwest France - Cathar Country and the Languedoc

Cathar Country and the Languedoc

8 Days Moderate 519 KmAVG 86 Km

Format: spoke and hub, road bikes

Home base: Argeliers, Aude, 11120 France

Length: 8 days, 7 nights, 6 full days of cycling

Distance: 87km/day; 519km total

Ascent: 419km/day; 2515km total

Day 1

Welcome: Pick up and transfer to Argeliers

We pick you up from the nearest airport (Montpellier) or train station (Beziers or Narbonne) and transfer you to Argeliers, a small wine village on the Canal du Midi; there is a short optional warm-up ride of 15 – 20km for those who wish. (lunch for those who arrive early, dinner)

Day 2

The Last Stronghold of the Cathars

We cycle to Minerve, the last stronghold of the Cathars. 70km, 490m ascent (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3

The Romanesque Abbey of Lagrasse

We cycle to the famous Abbey of Lagrasse. 83km, 230m ascent (breakfast, dinner; explore Lagrasse on your own for lunch)

Day 4

The Home of Molieres

We cycle to the lovely regional centre of Pezenas, home of Molieres. 103km, 460m ascent (breakfast, dinner; explore Pezenas on your own for lunch)

Day 5

The Wines of St Chinian

We cycle to the wine village of St Chinian, AOC. 83 km, 635m ascent (breakfast, pic nic lunch, dinner)

Day 6

The Medieval Fortress of Carcassonne

We cycle to medieval fortress at Carcasonne. 103km, 300m ascent (breakfast, dinner; explore Carcasonne on your own for lunch)

Day 7

A day at Grissan Plage

We cycle to Grissan Plage, where Betty Blue was filmed. 77km, 400m ascent (breakfast, pic nic lunch at the beach, end of tour dinner and party)

Day 8

Bon Voyage

After breakfast we transfer you to your train (Beziers or Narbonne) or plane (Montpellier)
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Centre Based
Single Supplement: euro 400
Booking Conditions
euro 500 deposit, full payment 90 days before departure

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Local tour leaders who speak English as well as the local language and are avid cyclists. They will be with you on and off the
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Helmets – we ask that you bring your own to ensure the best fit

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