While it is possible to have a cycling vacation in Languedoc any time of the year, winter is probably not the wisest time to come. From December to the end of March it can get cold, and most of the rain falls in this season.

Spring, summer and fall are all excellent options. Tourist season starts ramping up in May, and is in full swing from June till the end of August. August is when all of France stops working and heads out of town. You have been warned!

Still, even in the height of summer you can find hidden campsites and quiet villages without hoards of tourists.

[stextbox id=”info”]For me, June or September is ideal, since the roads are quiet and the days are long (especially in June). Everything is open and the weather is great. September has the added benefit of having the vendage (grape harvest), when the pungent smell of future wine fills the air as you ride. To find out about the wines of Languedoc click here.[/stextbox]

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