Satisfied bike hire customers in Southern Langudoc

Once you’ve booked you can relax, sit back, look forward to your trip and leave the rest to us

Hello from Vince & Sandra

Hire your bikes from Vince and Sandra in ParazaMellow Vélos Paraza on the Canal du Midi has been supplying high quality rental bikes to holidaymakers staying in gites, chambre d’hotes, campsites and hotels in Languedoc for the last 14 years.

Whether it’s for a family day out, riding on the Canal du Midi or for a tour of the region, or road bike so you can continue training or just explore the area, we give you no-hassle advance booking with delivery and collection right from your door.

We’re based in Paraza, a small village alongside the Canal du Midi in the Minervois wine making region of Languedoc Roussillon. It’s an area with a fantastic network of small roads and tracks that are perfect for cycling.  We are on the plain of the river Aude, but have the hills of the Corbieres to the south and the slopes of the Montaigne Noir to the north. Perfect for gentle or adventurous riding.

Because we know our area so well, we’ll give you detailed routes, maps and advice.  We want to make sure that you get to see the very best of our countryside.  See more about our routes and maps.

If you would like a day ride, please contact us before you leave home.  That way, we can have your bikes ready when you arrive! There is plenty of parking next to our workshop.

Why hire from us?

We have quality bikes by Giant, Focus, Islabikes and Lapierre.

Our bikes are delivered to you (or you can collect).

There’s a 25 point safety check before every delivery

We supply bikes for all ages and levels of fitness.

Routes, maps and great advice and all for free.

We give you peace-of-mind guarantee with our well maintained bikes.

You get all the essentials you need for the period of your hire.


What’s happening?

Fermeture exceptionnelle/ Extraordinary Closure

Nous serons fermés le mercredi 29 et jeudi 30 Août et sommes ouverts à 0800 heures 31 Août.


We will be closed on Wednessday 29th and Thursday 30th of August and re open at 0800hrs 31st of August.

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Exciting new partnership with a new Tour Company

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen to supply bikes to a Tour Operator new to the Region: Macs Adventures ( are a leading specialist in self-guided cycling and walking holidays in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. They have a range of cycling adventures on offer and have added 2 new adventures for 2018: Carcassonne to Narbonne on the Canal, together with, and most exciting for us, a road route from Carcassonne to the Coast in Collioure, taking in the best of the undiscovered Corbieres and the Cathar Castles.

We will be supplying both our Gran Fondo-ready Giant Contend road bikes and our Winora Comfort and Trekking range, as well as offering our electric-assist range of Sinus and Focus trekking bikes to broaden access to these exciting adventures. We already have several clients booked for the year, and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with Macs Adventures!

To see more details of these adventures, follow the links here:

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

We have just been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2017 from Tripadvisor!  Thanks to our customers for so many great reviews!

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Change to the Helmet Law in France

Whilst we at Mellow Vélos bike hire have always provided children’s helmets for free and have strongly advised that children including those in child seats or in trailers wear helmets this has not been obligated by French Law.  However, that is soon to change as from March 22nd 2017 all children under the age of 12 will be required to wear helmets whilst cycling or in a child seat or trailer.  Failure to comply will lead to a 90€ fine for any accompanying adults.  Whilst we cannot promise cool helmets like this we can promise safe and properly fitted cycle helmets.

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Family Bike Hire for 2018 – Special Pack price

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If you’re staying in one location for a week then bike hire with a Mellow Vélos Family Pack might be of interest.

Take off on a worry-free ride anytime you like during your holiday stay. And with our 5 day hire package you’ll always have a bike ready to ride down to the boulangerie or get the kids out for a dose of fresh air.

5 Day hire of 2 Adult Comfort bikes and 1child bike. 140€

Extra child 25€.  Extra Day 20€ plus 5€ for extra children

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