We make it easy to find your way around our countryside
We’ve cycled in this area of Languedoc for years so we know the region well. In our quiet season we go out and research new places to ride and check out the ones we already have.
So whether you want a gentle ride out or a serious challenge we’ve a lot of routes that we can recommend direct from personal experience.
Your bikes will be fully equipped with a convenient map holder and bags for your lunch.
And when you hire from Mellow Vélos, all our maps, route guides and advice are absolutely free.
OUR TOP POPULAR ROUTES
The Canal du Midi
Distance: 10km Difficulty: Easy E-bike suitable
From Paraza you can chose to go left or right along the canal path. These are great routes for small kids as they are out and back so you can choose your own distance dependent upon ability.
Left takes you to Le Somail a small and very beautiful village on the canal with a number of cafes and restaurants. You can continue along the canal turning right at the Canal de Jonction and next stop Narbonne. The route is out and back so the distance is up to you.
Turn right and head towards Carcassonne. Passing small villages with cafes and Ecluses (locks).
Paraza to Lac du Jouarres Circular
Distance: 28kms Difficulty: Easy E-bike suitable
Minor vine roads roads and canal towpath going through small villages with amble opportunity for refreshment stops. Take the opportunity to swim in the Lac du Jouarres before your journey home
OLONZAC TO ROUBIA CIRCULAR
Distance: 21km Difficulty: Easy E-bike suitable
A flat pretty route on minor roads through vineyards and woods with an easy return along the canal and an opportunity to swim in the Lac du Jouarres.
PARAZA TO BIZE CIRCULAR
Distance: 30km Difficulty: Easy E-bike suitable
Minor roads and canal towpath. The ride is not suitable for roadbikes but Tagalongs and Trailers should be OK. You can swim in the river at Bize.
BIZE TO HOMPS CIRCULAR
Distance: 64km Difficulty: Moderate E-bike suitable
Starting at Bize, past Minerve, through to Homps and return along the canal through the villages of Argens, Roubia and Le Somail.
PARAZA OVER ALARIC TO LAGRASSE AND BACK
Distance: 93km Difficulty: Moderate
Excellent for our road bikes with a fairly long Category 3 climb over Alaric and mostly good road surfaces. Lagrasse is a great place for lunch.
PARAZA TO ROQUEBRUN AND BACK
Distance: 95km Difficulty: Hard
Another excellent road route with a couple of Category climbs on mostly good tarmac. Our favourite restaurant in Roquebrun is Le Petit Nice on D19.