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Mediterranean Cycle Route

Seaside
850 Km
Le Perthus(66)
Menton(06)
The aim of the Méditerranée à Vélo cycle route is to link Spain to Italy and the Pyrenees to the Alps, via southern France. This is the French link in the greater EuroVelo 8 route. Cyclists first tackle a section of the Catalan Pyrenean route, Pirinexus, to join the southern end of the the Mediterranean Cycle Route. This route then offers a wonderful new way of appreciating the French arc of the Med at your own rhythm, from Le Perthus to Menton. Enjoy the mix of sea, mountains, lakes, marshes and canals, plus sublime heritage, much dating back to the Roman Empire, a shared heritage around the Mediterranean. Along the way, you can also follow the most southerly section of the Canal du Midi as well as one of the final sections of ViaRhôna. All told, this route presents a unique way to make the most of southern France… by bike.

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Coming by train

Intercity lines Bordeaux / Marseille; Perpignan / Marseille ; Marseille / Nice ; Clermont-Ferrand / Nîmes. TER Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur, Occitanie and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. TGV lines Paris/Marseilles; Strasbourg / Avignon; Barcelona / Perpignan; Paris / Lyon / Nîmes / Montpellier.

Coming by bus

From France and Europe, many operators offer connections to the waypoints along the route. On site, public transport networks also allow you to travel to your place of residence or from one stopover to another.

36,22 Km
Le Perthus / Argelès sur Mer
Seaside
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Le Perthus / Argelès sur Mer

The cycling adventure along the Méditerranée à Vélo starts in the Pyrenees. Getting in the saddle at Le Perthus, be [...]

51,21 Km
Argelès sur Mer / Leucate
Seaside
I begin / Family

Argelès sur Mer / Leucate

On this, the first coastal stage of the Mediterranean Cycle Route, it’s a joy cycling along, taking in the Med on the [...]

39,28 Km
Leucate / Narbonne
Canals & intimate rivers
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Leucate / Narbonne

Cycle up via a small road to the Leucate Plateau and your reward is a picture-postcard view of olive groves, vineyards [...]

53,99 Km
Narbonne / Béziers
Canals & intimate rivers
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Narbonne / Béziers

The Moulin du Gua with its brasserie restaurant marks the end of the Narbonne city section. At Le Somail, the [...]

51,19 Km
Béziers / Sète
Canals & intimate rivers
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Béziers / Sète

From Béziers’s port, the Canal du Midi à Vélo route directs you back to the Med. From Roque Haute bridge, you can [...]

56,91 Km
Sète / Le Grau-du-Roi
Seaside
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Sète / Le Grau-du-Roi

On this Mediterranean Cycle Route stage, keep towel and bathers at the top of your pannier! For lunch, taste local [...]

71,68 Km
Le Grau-du-Roi / Beaucaire -Tarascon
Canals & intimate rivers, Castles & Monuments
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Le Grau-du-Roi / Beaucaire -Tarascon

Enjoy the Camargue’s environment further on this stage of the Mediterranean Cycle Route. Cycle beside the Canal du [...]

38,60 Km
Beaucaire - Tarascon / Cavaillon
Castles & Monuments, Nature & small heritage
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Beaucaire - Tarascon / Cavaillon

Guarding the Rhône, Tarascon’s medieval fort signals the entrance to the Alpilles for cyclists on the Méditerranée [...]

34,35 Km
Cavaillon / Apt
Ancienne voie ferrée, Nature & small heritage
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Cavaillon / Apt

The Mediterraneen Cycle Route joins up with Le Luberon à Vélo, in this area where lavender prospers. Nestling at the [...]

83,48 Km
Apt / Manosque
Nature & small heritage
I cycle a lot

Apt / Manosque

Explore the old pedestrian streets of historic Apt, plus, on Saturday mornings, the major Provençal market. Then head [...]

28,41 Km
Manosque / Meyrargues
Castles & Monuments

Manosque / Meyrargues

Given the actual state of affairs on this stage, it is highly recommended that you take a train between Manosque and [...]

107,52 Km
Meyrargues / Draguignan
Nature & small heritage
I cycle a lot

Meyrargues / Draguignan

Play at spotting perched castles at the start of this joyous stage of the Mediterranean Cycle Route through the [...]

91,20 Km
Draguignan / Cannes
Nature & small heritage
I cycle a lot

Draguignan / Cannes

Leaving Draguignan, tackle a series of wooded hills up to St-Martin. After a stretch crossing St-Pons’s vine-filled [...]

35,69 Km
Cannes / Nice
Seaside
I begin / Family

Cannes / Nice

This is of course the red carpet stretch of the Mediterranean Cycle Route! A newly laid-out cycle path takes you along [...]

38,99 Km
Nice / Menton
I cycle a lot

Nice / Menton

The Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer marks the start of your ascent to the Grande Corniche. Climb to the Èze Pass at 507m [...]

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