Diverse Directions: Self-Guided Cycling Tours in France

Cycling Tours in Mediterranean France

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.


checkmark Easy, Off-Road Cycling

checkmark Canal du Midi, 17th century engineering marvel

checkmark Vineyards / Wine tastings

checkmark Roman Ruins

checkmark Authentic Medieval Villages

checkmark Lively Southern Cities

checkmark Sandy Beaches

checkmark Mediterranean Climate & Vegetation

checkmark 4 - 5 Hours by Train from Paris

Mediterranean France Tour Itineraries Overnight Destinations Tour Format Level of Difficulty # Days / Nights Adult / Child Price
Mediterranean Canals & Beaches 7-Day Circuit Carcassonne, Olonzac, Narbonne, Béziers, & Sète Circuit Easy 7 / 8 $750 / $300
Mediterranean Canals & Beaches 6-Day Circuit Carcassonne, Olonzac, Narbonne, & Béziers Circuit Easy 6 / 7 $650 / $275
Mediterranean Canals & Beaches 5-Day Circuit Carcassonne, Olonzac, & Narbonne Circuit Easy 5 / 6 $525 / $250
Mediterranean Canals & Beaches Hub & Spoke Narbonne Hub & Spoke Easy 3 / 4 $300 / $150

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