Old railway
Short trip
237 Km
I begin / Family
Seuil de Naurouze
Welcome to La Véloccitanie, a cycle route that encourages you to relish time exploring new and unexpected areas and landscapes in southern France, riding along peacefully and in complete safely. This new route connects the Canal du Midi, the Lauragais area’s farmland, the varied landscapes of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc (a regional park embracing vineyards, cliffs, forests, prairies and more) and, via La PassaPaïs, the département (or county) of Hérault’s vine-growing plains dotted with reputed wine appellations. In total, the route covers over 220km from Le Seuil de Naurouze to Béziers, along which you can discover a wide variety of natural and cultural heritage sites. It offers cyclists an enchanting outing into the southern French countryside. Be open to the simple pleasures along the way, as the moment takes you. La Véloccitanie proves a cycle route full of little delights!

Elevation of the route

1829 m 1652 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 128,19 km By road: 93,09 km Inconnu: 16,21 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 119,23 km Rugueux: 79,63 km Inconnu: 38,62 km

La Véloccitanie : 237 km from Seuil de Naurouze to Béziers


info General information

La Véloccitanie is a cycle route you can tackle at any time of year. However, in rainy weather, at time of writing, we advise against riding along the Rigole de la Plaine (beyond the Rigole de la Plaine greenway) leading from Lenclas Lake to Le Seuil de Naurouze as this stretch of route isn’t laid out yet and the surface is unstable.   

signpost Signposting along the Route

  • From Le Seuil de Naurouze to the Lac de Lenclas: provisional signposting carrying the La Véloccitanie logo
  • From Lac de Lenclas to Revel: signposting for the Voie Verte de la Rigole de la Plaine (a greenway)
  • From Revel to Mazamet: official La Véloccitanie signposting
  • From Mazamet to Bédarieux: signposting for the Voie Verte PassaPaïs (a greenway), plus La Véloccitanie waymarking
  • From Bédarieux to the nine locks at Fonseranes, along the Canal du Midi, beside Béziers: official La Véloccitanie signposting

Provisional route between Puimisson (in the département, or county, of Hérault) and Béziers train station (also in the Hérault). A way to cross northern Béziers by bike is in the planning. In the meantime, we propose an alternative route (itinéraire bis in French) connecting Puimisson to the Canal du Midi to then reach Fonseranes, with its nine locks, and also the centre of the town of Béziers. 

hotel Accommodation « Accueil Vélo » along La Véloccitanie

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train Trains and transport along La Véloccitanie

To join the cycle route, starting at Castelnaudary  

To join the cycle route, starting at Castres 

To join the cycle route, starting at Bédarieux 

Connections with other cycle routes

La Véloccitanie connects with the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo, enabling you to create a cycling circuit or loop combining two cycle routes.

  • From Seuil de Naurouze to Castelnaudary along le Canal des 2 mers à vélo
  • From Capestang to Béziers along le Canal des 2 mers à vélo
  • From Somail to Béziers along La Méditerranée à vélo

The "Réseau Pro PassaPaïs"

To facilitate your cycling trip on the "PassaPaïs" greenway section and to organise your stay, a network of professionals offers you its services. Details on professionals offers PassaPaïs

luggage Transport of luggage, people and bicycles

To ride freely without having to carry your equipment, La Malle Postale offers transport of luggage, bikes and people on the route. Discover services

Plan your trip on this cycle route
37,81 Km
Canals & intimate rivers
I begin / Family

Seuil de Naurouze / Revel

Follow in the footsteps of great 17th-century French engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet, who designed the Canal du Midi, and [...]

31,81 Km
Canals & intimate rivers
I cycle often

Revel / Castres

Ride across the Lauragais’s plains from Revel to Castres, through an area recognized for its arts heritage and [...]

22,04 Km
Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

Castres / Mazamet

With the Montagne Noire as backdrop, ride from Castres to Mazamet alongside rivers and crossing a typical, rocky [...]

68,24 Km
In the vineyards
I cycle often

Bédarieux / Béziers

Bédarieux marks the end of the PassaPaïs Greenway. Mountainous landscapes give way to the gentler landscapes of the [...]

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