22,04 km cycling route from Castres to Mazamet
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La Véloccitanie from Castres to Mazamet
The route: a mix of cycle paths, little country roads shared with motorized traffic and greenways
Potential difficulties and places to take care: between Castres and Mazamet you ride along roads shared with motorized vehicles. Also take care on the stretches from Caucalières to Payrin-Augmontel and from Payrin-Augmontel to Aussillon.
Link: from Castres, you can ride on to the city of Albi by following the Droits de l'Homme Greenway. Also, along the way, do make a little detour to the village of Lautrec (4km there and back), capital of pink garlic!
- Office de tourisme de Castres-Mazamet: Bureau de Castres: open year-round - 05 63 62 63 62 | Bureau de Mazamet: 7 Place Georges Tournier – 81200 MAZAMET - 05 63 61 27 07 – Open year-round
SNCF train services
- Gare de Castres
- Halte ferroviaire de Labruguière
- Gare de Mazamet
- Castres: board Le Miredames, a covered wooden boat for transporting passengers, inspired by traditional 17th-century models, for a bucolic trip along the Agout River, leaving from the Parc de Gourjade, a public garden in the town centre, the journey taking you past Castres’s iconic, colourful houses built for weavers, dyers and tanners; the Musée Goya, considered France’s leading museum on the Hispanic arts after the Louvre, entirely renovated, and displaying a range of canvases by the greatest Spanish masters, including Goya, Velázquez, Pacheco and Picasso.
- Mazamet: the Maison des Mémoires, in the town centre, includes, among several points of interest, the Musée du Catharisme, a unique centre in France for learning much about the history of the persecuted medieval Cathar sect; from Mazamet, cross a 140m-long Himalayan footbridge suspended 70m above the Arnette Gorges, linking the town to the perched medieval village of Hautpoul, the way offering exceptional views and a bit of a thrill!