The best bike rides around Montpellier

The best bike rides around Montpellier

The Montpellier region is a melting pot of culture, history, nature and landscapes with a whole host of cycling trips for your “slow tourism” weekends away.

Whether you want to be surrounded by lagoons, near the sea or next door to the vineyards, let your imagination run wild with our trip suggestions.

Ride the waves and your bike

You don’t want to be sea(n) in a car. Hop on a bike to the beach. All that stands between your city centre terrace and the warm sand and lapping waves are eleven little kilometres. Listen closely… can you hear the crab singing? Put pedal to the metal and make a beeline for the beach.

Stick to the River Lez to get to Palavas. Fork off at Bassin Jacques Coeur and ride by the tram 3 tracks to reach Carnon. No bike? No excuse. Go and rent one. Put pedal to the metal!

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1. Etang du Méjean Lagoon loop

This route introduces you to Camargue’s local flora and gives you a breath of fresh air on a well-designed path.

The whole loop takes a good afternoon with a few unmissable spots along the way!

Visit the Carnon huts, Palavas-les-Flots port and, time permitting, drop in at the Nature House in Lattes on the way back for a ride in Parc du Méjean! You may be lucky enough to spot some storks!


19 km



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Watching flamingos and storks !

2. Visit the cathedral

This route starts in Villeneuve lès Maguelone and takes you on a path that winds between the Palavas lagoons before sidling up to the sea.

Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel. A well-earned dip and spot of Mediterranean sunshine is always a joy! The path ends on a high with a ride by Saint-Pierre-de- Maguelone Cathedral. A historical landmark you don’t want to miss!


15 km



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The Domaine des Compagnons de Maguelone to find local wines to buy!

3. Around the saltworks

Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone has another must-do bike path introducing you to the old saltworks. They appeared in Roman times and closed down in 1969. Will you bump into a group of pink flamingos? Pick up a self-service VéloMagg Plage bike and get a great deal!

Top tip! Rumour has it that in summer there are VéloMagg bikes available for you to pick up at the bus stop n°32 when you show your stamped TAM bus ticket. You don’t have any excuse not to give it a go!


13 km



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The discovery of the old salt works