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Discover our destinations The Cathar Country

In a few words... The Cathar Country


from Easter to Halloween


from moderate to challenging


historical patrimony, gastronomy, viniculture, art and crafts, family

Take the road to the Cathar Country by bike

Cycling through the Cathar Country is sure to dazzle you, as the diversity of the landscapes is so impressive.

In our never-ending (!) search for beautiful little roads, we have once again discovered wild places with a Mediterranean accent where we feel really close to nature.

The roads are quieter above Carcassonne and the vineyards rule; the terrain is steeper when cycling further south towards the Cathar castles: the breathtaking views of the passes are well earned! An electric bike will then be of welcome assistance for those who prefer to tackle the slopes with a little help...

We will always be committed to building THE circuit that will enable you to discover a subtle mix of villages, castles and natural sites, taking your wishes and abilities into account.

It is a lesser- known destination than other regions of France, which is a failing, as it will leave you with lasting memories. So let yourself be tempted by this adventure- you wont regret it!

Plunge into the heart of the Cathar spirit by discovering our example of a bicycle tour in the Cathar Country.

Examples of indicative prices:

Circuit for 2 persons for 4 days and 3 nights half-board: € 450 / per person
Circuit for 4 persons for 7 days and 6 nights half-board: €750 / per person

The surroundings of Paris
Bordeaux and its region
The Cathar Country
The Périgord and the Lot
The Provençal Drôme

Prepare to travel to the heart of the Cathar era

Land of castles and medieval cities, the Cathar Country has been deeply marked by History.

Hit the trail of the famous Cathar epic as you cycle from fortress to fortress. Massive, balancing on rocky outcrops, they are a breathtaking spectacle. You will also discover the unmissable fortified city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This medieval city will reveal its many architectural wonders such as the Saint-Nazaire basilica, the county castle, the theatre and the ramparts.

Ride through all the different landscapes

Did you know that the Cathar Country was one of the top French regions in terms of biodiversity? This territory has countless natural resources, real ecological treasures. Landscapes of infinite diversity are available to you, each one more breathtaking than the next: forests, white waters, peaks, gorges... Take the time to wander along the Canal du Midi. This destination is also an ideal playground for outdoor activities: caving, hiking, water sports... guaranteed sensations!

Treat yourself to all the flavours

The diversity of the relief and climate is reflected in the products of the terroir and the vine. Whether you prefer Mediterranean, traditional or local cuisine, you will find what you are looking for: fish, game, confit, foie gras, not to mention the famous cassoulet, are all quality products cooked with respect. Here, gastronomy and wine go hand in hand. Enter the heart of France's largest and oldest vineyard, home to great wines. You can taste them in the cellars, in the estates and in meetings with the winegrowers.

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5 good reasons to choose Évasion à vélo

accessible tailor-made solution

The accessible tailor-made solution

Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price

For all profiles

For all profiles

Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.

Authentic regions

Authentic regions

You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads

Modular services

Modular services

You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...

The choice of themes

The choice of themes

You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts

Some examples of trips

A couple cycling holiday in the Alpilles and Lubéron

A couple in their thirties would like to explore the Alpilles and the Luberon by bike. Evasion à vélo built a tailor-made 6-day trip to include vineyards, historical monuments and perched villages.

Family bike trip in the Paris region: around Chantilly

A couple would like to take a bike tour around Paris with their two children aged 10 and 12. Évasion à vélo created a 3-day itinerary that combines all the family's wishes: heritage, nature and theme park are on the program.

Cycling holidays as a couple in the Cathar Country

A sporty couple would like to discover the Cathar Country by bike. Évasion à vélo developed a tailor-made one-week stay around the most beautiful Cathar castles.