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Montpellier Méditerranée by bike

Montpellier Méditerranée has many assets for cycling and mountain biking

In France, more than 5,000 establishments have the label "Accueil Vélo", including the Montpellier Tourist Office! Since Summer 2019, in the small garden behind our reception desk on the Place de la Comédie, you will find

  • a water point to fill your water bottle. And all of this is completely free!
  • Possibility of entrusting us with your VAE battery (electrically assisted bicycle), we load it for you!

But that's not all ! This label also guarantees you a warm welcome and advice specially adapted for you, cycling enthusiasts. Ideas for walks, weather, cyclo-friendly accommodation, and more! So do not hesitate, you and your two-wheeled companion are welcome.


2 ideas for cycling in Montpellier and in its Metropolitan area

The House of Nature and protected natural site of Méjean - 7,5 km from Montpellier

With an easy level of difficulty, this walk allows you to discover a remarkable space made up of a mosaic of environments: lagoon, sansouïre, reed bed, near salty… and sheltering a varied fauna and flora: flamingo, pond turtle. Europe, summer snowflake, tazet narcissus ...

The Ash Trail and Plane tree trail (1 km one way and 3 km) is permanently accessible and accessible to bikes

LA PRESQU’ÎLE DE MAGUELONE (Villeneuve lès Maguelone) - 16.6 km from Montpellier

Also of an easy level, the ride will take you to discover an exceptional site rich in a thousand-year-old cathedral and an organic and united wine estate.

Located a few minutes from Montpellier, between the vineyards, the pond and the sea, visit the Cathedral of Maguelone and discover the incredible fate of this exceptional site in Languedoc, which was once the refuge of the popes of Rome.

Please note, from Villeneuve Lès Maguelone, the peninsula and the coast are not accessible outside of the opening hours / periods of the Pilou bridge. Be well informed before. Outside the opening hours and times of the bridge, access to the beach is via Palavas-les-Flots.
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Plage de Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone © OTC3M

Vélo - Villeneuve lès Maguelone


160 km of cycle paths exist in the 31 municipalities of the metropolis and major axes offer real continuity. All tram lines connect by bicycle: Jacou, Saint Jean de Védas, Pérols and Juvignac.

while towards the south, the cyclists leave towards Lattes and Palavas-Les-Flots by following the Lez.

Clapiers, Jacou, Lattes and Montpellier generally have a good level of equipment. There are many "zones 30", designed to secure cyclists and pedestrians, in metropolitan municipalities.

The Green Tracks

Driving on a green way is to take advantage of a landscaped and secure cycling space which will allow you to savor the landscapes and calm of Languedoc in peace.

A 30 km loop "From Montpellier to the Sea" which will allow you to reach the sea from Montpellier, and bypass the Méjean pond between Palavas and Carnon. If the Carnon-Montpellier section runs alongside traffic, it remains safe and practical. On the other side, the Montpellier - Lattes - Palavas section is really very pleasant, along the Lez and by the pond.

Download the map L’Hérault à Vélo


A cycle route crossing eleven European countries from Cadiz (south of Spain) to Cyprus for a total of 5888 km

More information on the Mediterranean by bike

LA VIARHÔNA (EuroVélo17/V60)

After following the Rhône to Sète canal between Aigues-Mortes and Grau du Roi, you will go along the Mediterranean beaches, its seaside resorts and its activities. ViaRhôna thus runs through the pyramids of La Grande Motte then walks on the lido between sea and salt ponds, to the foot of the lighthouse of Palavas-les-Flots, very close to the city of Montpellier. To your towels and swimwear! More information

The stage of Palavas Les Flots in Sète (37km) winds between lagoons and Mediterranean beaches. Do not miss the hook at the Cathedral of Maguelone where you will see in the background the Gardiole massif covered with scrubland. More information


The destination has many bike and mountain bike providers who will facilitate your stay and help you discover its hidden treasures.

Discover Rêve de Vélo , E-Bike Premium and CyclolocSmile E-Bike

 These 4 labeled providers offer:

 - hiking and biking excursions (independently with GPS rental and / or supervised with a professional guide) in Languedoc for one day or half a day

 - a rental service: electric mountain bike (VTTAE), mountain bike, mountain bikes, e-bike, road bikes, accessories (baby seats, child trailer…)…

 - on-site or mobile repair service: professional and graduate teams

 - luggage transfer service (Cyrpeo)

- Smile E-Bike offers you an application to guide you easily

Find all the professionals involved in Accueil Vélo in the Hérault

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