Unspoiled and largely undiscovered, this UNESCO World Heritage national park is an area of rugged mountains, deep valleys and open grassland steeped in ancient history. Walk parts of the Robert Louis Stevenson route, written about in "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes", amongst an array of wild spring flowers, 1000 year-old chestnut trees and little to disturb the peace but the distant sound of sheep bells. Much of the area is covered with thick forests of chestnut, oak and pine trees interspersed with small hamlets and farms. The area has a long history from pre-Roman druids to the Huguenots of the 17th and 18th centuries when the hills of the Cévennes were a stronghold of Protestantism. Routes include the ‘Corniche des Cévennes’ and an ascent of Mt Aigoual, the highest point in the Cévennes. Choose the number of days you’d like to do, from 3 - 6 days. Please contact us for more details on an itinerary.

Arrivals and Departures

Choose which days suit you. We provide a group pick-up and drop-off at Beziers, Montpellier or Nimes airports or train stations. For those travelling by other means, please let us know where you will join the group.

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation is in either good hotels or chambre d’hotes with secure bike storage. The trip price includes accommodation based on two people sharing. All rooms have ensuites. Please contact us regarding single supplements if required. All breakfasts are included plus some evening meals.

Grades

You need to be a regular cyclist, either commuting or taking part in club rides or self guided road trips. You do need to have a reasonable level of fitness. We choose routes with low levels of traffic, good surfaces and a good mix of terrain including some challenging ascents and descents.

Equipment

We can hire bikes and arrange for pedals to be fitted to suit clip-ins if required. If you request clip-ins for a hire bike, please bring your own shoes. Expect temperatures into the mid-20s centigrade and lots of dry days, so pack accordingly. In addition to your usual cycling clothing include a windproof jacket and wet-weather gear in case of rain. Helmets are compulsory. If bringing your own bike, ensure you have a sturdy and secure bike box.