Type of tour:Guided/Self-guided
Duration:6 Nights
Distance:25 Miles/day average
Dates: Self-guided: Sundays: Mar 22–Oct 25, 2015 (minimum 2 participants; additional dates available; a surcharge applies for fewer than 4 participants)
Guided: Mar 22; Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14; Aug 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 2015 (minimum 8 participants)  
Tour price:€680 (self-guided)
€1010 (guided)
Start city:Montpellier, France
End city:Montpellier, France
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Sea, beaches and unknown landscapes
Languedoc, Mediterranean and Camargue

Tour Description: Self-guided

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The tour begins in elegant Montpellier. This typical Mediterranean city is not far from the blue sea and its sandy beaches. The centre of Montpellier is full of medieval monuments and of those from the Renaissance and Classicism periods. Its university of medicine is the oldest in the world. This town also has one of the richest museums of France. Lovely squares and many restaurants and cafés invite you to appreciate the Mediterranean way of life.

This tour then takes you on to Sommières, a nice medieval town on the Vidourle River crossed by a 2000 year old Roman bridge. A little paradise and lovely villages await you after Sommières, this region is called "Vaunage". Its inhabitants were Protestants and led a bloody rebellion against the "not so sunny" Louis XIV from 1703 to 1705 and unfortunately paid a heavy tribute.

On the way to Nîmes, with its numerous Roman monuments, you ride through vineyards and the Mediterranean scrubland landscape called the "Garrigue". After the Roman town you will ride along the Rhône-Sète Canal through the untouched saltmarshes and inland lakes of the Camargue to the medieval walled town of Aigues-Mortes. From Aigues-Mortes, you ride along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea back to Montpellier.

This tour is easy to ride and principally flat, except some very easy climbs.

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