Relax Bike Tours, Béziers France: Discover France by bike

"Discover Béziers, Le Canal Du Midi, the beaches, the vineyards, and the villages in a new, fun, and relaxing way."

 
 

 
 

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Guestbook entries:

“Solid and well equipped bikes.”
Lasse
Norway. (p. 2)

"Tusen takk for lånet av veldig fine sykkeler! Og utrolig god service."
Gret & Niels
Norway. (p.3)

"Fantastische fietsen."
Marian & Ria
Holland. (p.4)

“Great bikes, excellent quality.”
Becky
UK. (p. 8)

"Meget hyggelig personell, bra utleie sykkel og en fantastisk dag på sykkel."
Nina & Sven
Norway (p. 9)

"750 Km - what a great experience - on a Relax Rentals bike. Bordeaux to Agde, no trouble with bikes, very reliable - Merci"
Roz & Dave, Sue & Paul
Australia (p. 63)

"We would have loved to stay on the bikes for another week or two. We recommend Relax Rentals."
Pasquale
Norway (p. 65)

"Our third bike tour in Europe and by far the best equipped, best organized, and friendliest hosts."
Robert & Barbara
Australia (p. 67)

 

Welcome to Relax Bike Tours. Our shop is situated in the beautiful city of Béziers in the south of France, a few kilometers from the Mediterranean coast.  We are located across the street from the Béziers tourist office and only 400 meters from the train station.  We operate year round.

Béziers is an ideal and affordable starting point to discover the Lanquedoc region, the Canal du Midi, the vineyards, and the sea.  The airport is only 10 Km from the city and is serviced by the low-cost carrier Ryanair.  Also, the Béziers train station is a stop for all trains heading east - west along the southern coast of France.

Relax Bike Tours offers modern quality bicycles which are well maintained and fully serviced before and after each rental period.

Canal Du Midi Cycling Tours

Our classic tour along the UNESCO world heritage site!  Complete packages available from 5 to 8 days.  Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel or luggage storage are available as well.  This tour is rated "easy" as it does not involve any climbing, so it can be enjoyed by both young and old alike. 

New for 2014: detailed custom made maps with alternate route options passing thru little villages and riding on small paved roads!

These tours are also available as independent versions, where all you do is rent a bike and plan the rest yourself.

Languedoc Cycling Tours

Already done the Canal Du Midi?  No problem, we are proud to offer to you several new cycle holiday options.  Cycle from village to village along quiet backroads, discovering areas such as the Passa Pais, an ancient railroad track converted to a bike path running thru the mountains.  Long loops and short loops available.

These tours are also available as independent versions, where all you do is rent a bike and plan the rest yourself.

Relax Rentals Bike Hire

For the more adventurous travelers we also rent bicycles by the day or by the week.  All bicycle hires include helmets, maps, hotel recommendations (if needed), puncture resistant Schwalbe tires, panniers, and more.  Bikes made by Giant.  We also can drop off or pick up bikes at your preferred location.

 


Our location offers the cyclist or visitor to Béziers options of tours to meet most peoples' requirements.

There are kilometers of paths through the vineyards to explore. You can go from village to village or to the sea through the vineyards and via Canal du Midi.

Experience the famous Canal du Midi, located about 800 meters from our shop.  The canal was classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.  The most stunning features of this 240 Km long canal are within minutes riding of Béziers:  the famous Nine Locks of Fonseranes (Les Neuf Ecluses de Fonseranes), the beautiful aquaduct which allows the canal to cross the river Orb, and the awe inspiring Tunnel de Malpas, which allows the canal to pass thru a mountain.  Tunnel de Malpas is a meeting point of many converging axis of travel.  The railroad passes underneath the canal at this point, while the old roman road, the Voie Domitienne, passes over the canal at exactly the same point. 

Right above the Tunnel de Malpas you can find one of the most important Gaulish villages in the South of France: L'Oppidum d'EnséruneThis settlement was occupied without interruption between the 6th Century BC and 1st Century AD.  The last settlers of this hilltop were the Romans.  As mentioned earlier, the Voie Domitienne passes below this hilltop, on its way from Italy to Spain.  On the downhill side of Malpas, is another curiosity, a labyrinth made out of hemp plants.  This is the Labyrinthe Vegetal Carbelina.  This labyrinth is open from 10AM to 8PM everyday from July 5th to September 4th.  It covers 2 hectares, and you can discover among other things, the "history of the elixer of dreams," as printed on their flyer.

Close to the Nine Locks of Fonseranes is a not well known curiosity of Béziers; a display of animated puppets.  This display is called the Creche Animee de Fonseranes.  The display was started in 1937 and has been build by two Christian monks.  The display is only open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 14H30 to 16H30.

Another exciting option is to rent a bike, drive down to the train station (400 meters from our shop), hop on a train heading to Agde (25 Km),  Sète (50 Km), Carcassonne (100 Km), or anywhere, and cycle back to Béziers.  The great thing about the trains here in France is that they accept bicycles for free.  Bicycles usually go onto the last wagon of the train.  It is recommended to check availability before hand if the train you are interested in will take bicycles, since not 100 percent of trains can take bicycles.  One can check online or simply ask inside the train station.

   

 

 

Fahrradverleih / Location de vélos / Bicycle rentals / Fietsverhuur / Alquiler de bicicletas / sykkelutleie / 自行车出租 / 자전거 대여 / cykeludlejning / cykeludlejning /
  ενοικίαση ποδηλάτων / rothar ar cíos / noleggio di biciclette /
自転車レンタル / aluguer de bicicletas / прокат велосипедов /
cykeluthyrning

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