Old railway
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76 Km
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The PassaPaïs cycle route is a greenway that crosses through the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc. It follows a former railway line along its whole length, so you can ride along peacefully for almost 80km on a safe path, appreciating a mosaic of landscapes, going from moderate mountains, forests, hedge-divided fields and moors to garrigues (Mediterranean scrubland).

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 72,40 km By road: 4,95 km

Surface of the cycle route

Rugueux: 56,15 km Lisse: 21,21 km

PassaPaïs : The Greenway of Haut Languedoc

A track cutting right through the Languedoc Mountains, it presents two distinct sides of southern France. At the border between the counties of the Tarn and Hérault, you reach a major watershed – to the west, the rivers head for the Atlantic, to the east to the Mediterranean. In fact, this route takes its name from the Occitan expression “PassaPaïs” (meaning passing from one land to another).


So the PassaPaïs route offers cyclists a mountain-side adventure, with a string of ingenious bridges and tunnels to make use of along the way. From the foothills of the Montagne Noire to the Massif du Caroux Range, feast on the landscapes as well as enjoying delightful stops in charming Languedoc villages in the vicinity.

Signposting and state of the itinerary Passa Païs

Route fully signposted in both directions and using an old railway line linking Mazamet to Bedarieux. 

Stabilized coating, mainly made of compacted sand.

A connection linking Bédarieux to Béziers by the V84 is also signposted.


Trains and public transports alongside Passa Païs


Mazamet train station

  • regional TER service to / from Castres (c.15mins)
  • regional TER service to / from Toulouse (c.1hr 30mins)

Bédarieux train station :

  • regional TER service to Béziers (c.35mins)


Tarn Bus

  • Bus line 762 : from monday to friday – Castres / Mazamet / Saint-Pons-de-Thomières

Hérault Transport

  • Bus line 482-485 and 303-485 : from monday to sunday – Saint-Pons-de-Thomières/Bédarieux/Montpellier.
  • Bus line 214 : from monday to saturday – Béziers/Saint-Pons-de-Thomières/La Salvetat-sur-Agoût
  • Bus line 215 : from monday to saturday – Béziers/Lamalou-les-Bains/Bédarieux

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