About Us

The Cycle d'Oc experience

Your Experience

The best way to discover the breathtaking landscape of this beautiful region of southern France is on two wheels.

Under your own pedal power you can enjoy a wide variety of safe, quiet, traffic-free routes. There are scenic routes for both the mountain-hungry cyclist and the tour-bike enthusiast who prefers to pedal the flatter picturesque roads. The Parc Naturel de Haut Languedoc area provides some great climbs and the flatter plains of the Mediterranean give easier , undulating routes

Your Host

I am Gillian, a passionate road cyclist.

I have many years of cycling experience, having competed in South Africa, UK and France. I have just recently competed in the Grand Fondo Amateur World Champs Road Race in Albi ,France where I came ninth in my age category and am the Languedoc-Roussillon regional Time Trial champion for 2017/18.

I have a great love of the region and a wide knowledge of all the good cycling routes, as this is my training ground and I enjoy sharing them with visitors. I speak English and French, am very well-travelled and love to cook and bake, especially a superb carrot cake!

Your Cycle Home Base

Enjoy a comfortable stay in my traditional French stone farmhouse.

This will be your base for your stay, surrounded by vineyards, in the heart of the magical Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon) region. The house is near the pretty village of Paraza, which lies on the banks of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi. I have a beautiful big, fully-fenced private garden with a large swimming pool and two patios where you can relax after a hard day's ride. Oh and also four very friendly dogs!