When you mention ‘the South of France’, most people will think of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. However, if you venture further west you will find yourself in the far less populated but just as stunningly beautiful region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Here, you will find it all – beaches, vineyards, mountains, culture…. If you are of an active disposition, then this is the region for you. Take a look at this article on getreading.co.uk which gives you an idea of what you can expect if you are into caving, mountain biking, road biking, climbing, hiking/walking, snorkelling and many other sports. Hiring a bike, whether it is a road bike or a mountain bike, is not a problem if you won’t be travelling with your own bike. Check out the Mellow Velos website to get an idea of the rates that you can expect to pay.
For accommodation in the Languedoc, we have several possibilities, which include a self-catering apartment with roof terrace for 4 people near Beziers which is a fantastic base for the cycling enthusiast…
…truely charming 2 star auberge accommodation with a swimming pool and superb restaurant near Anduze west of Nimes on the doorstep of the Cevennes National Park ……and excellent value British-owned bed and breakfast accommodation in a fantastic setting midway between Carcassonne and Perpignan where there is climbing, canoeing and many more activities on the doorstep!
We use skyscanner.net to find cheap flights from the UK into the Languedoc airports of Montpellier, Beziers and Perpignan