Immediately to the west of Provence is France's Languedoc region. Though lacking in the cachet of Provence, there
are many commonalities: the Mediterranean vegetation and light, rugged beauty, ancient cities and villages in existence since the Greeks and Romans, great
beaches, and vineyards.
Our Mediterranean France tours are the easiest in terms of cycling. Each itinerary follows the course of the
Canal du Midi to some extent, which provides shaded, off-road cycling on its ancient towpath. Though the path may a bit rugged in places, you will
appreciate the break from motor vehicles and will get a view of France that most do not.
Each of our Mediterranean France tour itineraries includes the opportunity to experience the Mediterranean Sea.
And, of course, there is the canal itself. Constructed in the late 17th century to connect France's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, the Canal du
Midi is an engineering marvel, with locks and bridges dating from its creation. Though no longer used commercially, you will pass many private craft
enjoying a leisurely journey alongside you.
The table below provides an overview of each of the cycling tour itineraries that Diverse Directions offers in
Mediterranean France. Click on the itinerary name for complete details.
Easy, Off-Road Cycling
Canal du Midi, 17th century engineering marvel
Vineyards / Wine tastings
Authentic Medieval Villages
Lively Southern Cities
Mediterranean Climate & Vegetation
4 - 5 Hours by Train from Paris