Greenways in Hérault
Amateurs de cyclotourisme, bonne nouvelle : Si vous partez en camping dans l’Hérault, le département est jalonné de 550 km de pistes cyclables pour pédaler allègrement les cheveux au vent en toute sécurité en couple, entre amis ou en famille. Vous avez emporté avec vous vos vélos dans votre camping du sud de la France ? Vous avez trouvé une location pas chère et souhaitez pédaler sur les pistes cyclables de l’Hérault ? Suivez-nous, nous vous emmenons sur les 8 plus belles voies vertes du 34.
Béziers-Portiragnes-Plage, 13 km
Our first route begins in the Béziers region, near the Sauclières stadium. It is very easy to follow as you will follow the Canal du Midi. The height difference is practically zero, which makes it a perfect route for walks with young children. In summer, you will appreciate the shaded areas and your arrival at Portiragnes-Plage, where your efforts will be rewarded with a swim in the Mediterranean.
Capestang-Cruzy, 12 km
This railroad converted into a greenway will take you to the banks of the Canal du Midi and to the vineyards. You will pass through two charming villages, Puisserguier and Quarante. A bucolic circuit in the Occitan countryside west of Béziers, near the Aude.
Carnon-La Grande Motte, 6 km
This short walk is of great interest because you will cycle between the Mediterranean and the Etang de l’Or, sheltered by the dunes, to end at the gates of the Petite Camargue. Do you still have some in the legs? Before turning around, take a tour of La Grande-Motte, by bike of course, through the cycle paths that cross the town.
Vic-la-Gardiole-Frontignan, 11 km
Another great route that can and should be done by bike, along the Vic and Ingril ponds. Expect to make several stops to photograph flamingos and ancient salt flats. You will quickly pass from the vineyards to the dunes and the beach of Frontignan. Snack break and swimming strongly recommended before leaving.
Mèze-Balaruc-le-Vieux, 12 km
The Thau lagoon, between Sète and Agde, is a wonderful natural setting suitable for cycle tourism. One of the most beautiful sections is the one between Mèze and Balaruc-le-Vieux. The track follows the route of an old railway line.
Marseillan-Sète, 12 km
Return to the edge of the Thau lagoon, this time on the sea side, with a great classic: Le Lido between Marseillan and Sète. The circuit is fabulous, with exceptional landscapes from start to finish: pond, sea, dunes, fine sand and, icing on the cake, the port of Sète so dear to Georges Brassens.
Montpellier-Mediterranean, 30 km
For the more athletic, a small loop of 30 km around Montpellier with a bath on one of the beaches of Palavas-les-Flots or Carnon is a very interesting challenge. This route will allow you to bypass the Méjean pond before arriving on the coast. A great outing if you are spending more than a day in Montpellier.
Passa Païs, 78 km
Want even more? Go on an extraordinary 80 km circuit in the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park. You will stay in France and in the Hérault but will still cross a border: the one that marks the separation between the oceanic and Mediterranean climates. You will walk through bridges and tunnels, some of which are true masterpieces of engineering.