The best mountain bike tours around Béziers

Les meilleurs circuits VTT à faire autour de Béziers

Mountain bike tours in Béziers: rediscover the best the region has to offer in a family or sporty atmosphere!

Nestled near the Mediterranean, between Montpellier and Narbonne, Béziers is a small town full of surprises. With its Roman influence, Béziers welcomes you to a place where eras intertwine and the evidence of the past remains unbroken. Between modernity and tradition, prepare yourself for a visit as picturesque as it is enriching.

Lose yourself in its maze of cobbled streets, follow the famous Canal du Midi and observe its 9 locks at Fonseranes. One of France’s largest protected areas, Béziers also stands out for the beauty of its surrounding landscapes. From vineyards and pine forests to a sumptuously preserved coastline.

Can’t wait to see it? Let yourself be tempted to explore the surrounding area by bike. Béziers Méditerranée has more than 192 km of cycling itineraries to suit all tastes. Here’s a selection of the best mountain bike tours to do around Béziers!

Mountain bike route from Béziers to the sea

Head for the Mediterranean and its beautiful beaches
Circuit VTT Béziers à la mer

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  • 📍Location: Lignan-Sur-Orb
  • 🚶 Distance: 20.7 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 5D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We like: a refreshing dip after a nice walk

Are the sunny days just around the corner and can you hear the call of the Mediterranean? Don’t resist, get on your bike and head for the beaches. Perfect for a breath of fresh air, the Béziers à la mer itinerary – starting from Lignan-sur-Orb – is also an opportunity to rediscover a number of unmissable sites.

Cruise along the shady banks of the Canal du Midi, admiring the stone bridges overlooking its verdant waters and stopping off at the famous 9 locks at Fonseranes. After contemplating the acropolis of Béziers and making a few stops sprinkled with poetry, head straight for the coast.

Once in Sérignan, you have two options: Valras-Plage and its pretty marina, or Sérignan-Plage and its Orpellières nature reserve. Whichever you choose, you’ll be delighted by the picture-postcard scenery and the various activities available on site.

Circuit from Cers to Bourbaki

A beautiful and intense stroll through the woods
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Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée – Laurent Piccolillo

  • 📍Location: Cers or Béziers
  • 🚶 Distance: 17 km
  • ⏱️ Running time: approx. 1h40
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 203D
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We like: sharing a recreational moment after the effort

Ideal for the more sporty among you, this mountain bike trail takes you to discover the Bourbaki woods. Departing from Cers or Béziers, set off on this 17 km loop for an intense yet fun ride. Alone or in a group, ride through a beautiful natural environment that has a few surprises in store for you.

Covering almost ten hectares of scrubland, the Bourbaki wood is home to a relaxation and leisure area. After several minutes’ exertion on winding paths and slopes, you can take a well-deserved break.

Recharge your batteries with a snack on the picnic area, enjoy the caress of a gentle breeze or let yourself be tempted by one of the on-site activities. Tyrolean traverse, accrobranche, monkey bridge or golf. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be delighted with the Cers à Bourbaki circuit.

Tour of the vineyards

Admire the beauty of the vineyards on a mountain bike
Circuit VTT le tour des vignobles

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  • 📍Location: Corneilhan
  • 🚶 Distance: 10.5 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 1 hour
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 75D
  • 🥾 Level: very easy
  • 💙 We love: the sweet scent of vines in a choice setting

Perfect for a lovely family outing, the vineyard tour is both accessible and fun. From the charming village of Corneilhan, perched on a hill, let yourself be guided to the vineyards below. Truly attached to its terroir and traditions inherited from another era, this little corner of Occitania will pass on its knowledge and unique aura.

Take a stroll along the dirt paths between the grape varieties, inhale the exquisite aroma of the grapes and fall under the spell of a magnificent natural scene that changes with the passing hours. After contemplating the palette of foliage colors, don’t hesitate to make a detour to the remains of Roman villas scattered around the hamlet.

Tabarka Island Tour

Between heritage and green spaces
Circuit VTT ile de Tabarka

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  • 📍Location: Corneilhan
  • 🚶 Distance: 17.2 km
  • ⏱️ Running time: approx. 1h40
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 252D
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: taking a gastronomic break at Château de Lignan

Loop no. 1 in the Béziers Méditerranée VTT-FFC area, theTabarka Island circuit is well worth the detour. Also departing from Corneilhan, get on your bikes and immerse yourself in the heritage of Lignan-sur-Orb. Renowned for its pretty Tarbaka island, the commune’s lush green spaces will win you over.

Pedal through the calm of its wooded park, watch the river glisten in the sunlight, then head for the island’s botanical trail. After the effort, the comfort. Take a gourmet break and savor the specialties of the Château de Lignan restaurant. The perfect way to get back on the road with your taste buds in a frenzy.

Circuit des balcons de Corneilhan

Discover the soul of Corneilhan by bike
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  • 📍Location: Corneilhan
  • 🚶 Distance: 18.5 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 317D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: stopping off at a producer’s to taste quality olive oil

Looking for a place to cycle in Béziers? Take a delightful leap back in time with the Balcons de Corneilhan tour. Here, amidst the vestiges of a bygone era, you can revel in the very special atmosphere emanating from the area.

As if frozen in time, these panoramas welcome you for a visit that’s both picturesque and rewarding. Take an interest in the history of the village and climb the promontory to admire the magnificent panoramic view from the belvedere.

Alternatively, you can choose to walk at your own pace through the vineyards. In spring, you may come across wild asparagus and tickle your nose with the typical scents of thyme and rosemary. Before turning back, don’t hesitate to stop at an olive oil producer for a souvenir.

Libron circuit at Espondeilhan

Art and history within pedal range
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Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée – Laurent Piccolillo

  • 📍Location: Lieuran-lès-Béziers
  • 🚶 Distance: 11 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 1h15
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 155D
  • 🥾 Level: easy
  • 💙 We love: exceptional views over the plain and the Haut Languedoc region

Visiting Béziers? Opt for a two-wheeled tour and let yourself be guided between Libron and Romanesque art. With a wide choice of mountain bike trails, the region has something for everyone. Starting out from Lieuran-lès-Béziers,art and history lovers will be delighted by a ride along the banks of the Libron.

Walk along the banks of the river, marvel at the breathtaking views over the plain and the Haut Languedoc, and simply let nature inspire you. Once you’ve reached Espondeilhan, follow the signs to its jewel: Notre-Dame-des-Pins. Listed as a historic monument since 1907, this fortified chapel is happy to open its doors to you for a visit.

The Mediterranean Trail

A sensory escapade from Boujan to Bassan

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  • 📍Location: Boujan-sur-Libron
  • 🚶 Distance: 19.1 km
  • ⏱️ Running time: approx. 1 hour 55 minutes
  • 🏔️ Total ascent: 288D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: smelling the scent of pine trees and vineyards with their hair blowing in the wind

Awaken all your senses on the Mediterranean Trail. A true bucolic escape, between Boujan-sur-Libron and Bassan, this itinerary smells of the South and of vacations. Surrounded by pine forests and breezed by the wind, succumb to the irresistible charm of the region.

Smell the fragrance of the bark and let yourself be accompanied by birdsong or the gentle lapping of a stream. After admiring Boujan’s wine estates and discovering its secrets, stop off at Bassan.

A remarkable village of character, renowned for its ramparts and castle, it offers a warm, authentic welcome. In the shade of the plane trees of its main square, after a visit to its surprising museum, let yourself reverie.

Les Croix de Servian tour

Between ancient testimonies and medieval beliefs
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Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée – Laurent Piccolillo

  • 📍Location: Servian
  • 🚶 Distance: 26.8 km
  • ⏱️ Running time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 295D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: discovering heritage and vineyards

Les croix de Servian, the longest route offered by Espace VTT-FFC Béziers Méditerranée, takes you to the crossroads of eras. Surrounded by superb Provencal scenery, ride in the footsteps of relics from the past.

From the memory of ancient Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, watch the centuries pass before your eyes as you follow this route punctuated by crosses. Learn more about the beliefs that surround them and let yourself be told the myths and legends of the area.

Canal du Midi tour

In the footsteps of Riquet
Circuit VTT Canal du Midi - sur les traces de Riquet

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  • 📍Location: Villeneuve-les-Béziers
  • 🚶 Distance: 15.7 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 1h30
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 20D+.
  • 🥾 Level: very easy
  • 💙 We love: accessibility for the whole family

Stretching for almost 240 km, the famous Canal du Midi – a UNESCO World Heritage site – has it all. With its shady banks and waters reflecting the green of the trees, it offers visitors a wonderful sense of tranquillity.

The result of a titanic project conceived by Pierre-Paul Riquet, today it’s the perfect place for a peaceful stroll. On foot, by barge, by boat without a license, but also by bike. Accompanied by your family, follow in Riquet’s footsteps and marvel at the beauty of his work.

Succumb to this magical setting bathed in a unique light. Cross its stone bridges, gaze into its oval locks and observe some of the traditional buildings that have survived the test of time. From the coche d’eau to the lock keeper’s house.

Mountain bike circuit around Béziers

Discover the beauty of Sérignan’s wild landscapes

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  • 📍Location: Sérignan
  • 🚶 Distance: 18 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 1h45
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 25D+.
  • 🥾 Level: very easy
  • 💙 We love: watching incredible wildlife

Nestled just a few kilometers from Béziers on the banks of the River Orb, Sérignan is a charming little town. With its typical architecture and wine-growing landscapes, Sérignan is home to a rich heritage that can be explored in its historic center or on a mountain bike tour.

After wandering through its picturesque streets, get on your bikes and take to the river paths. You’ll get a glimpse of its many other facets. Cross wetlands, stroll along salt marshes and observe exceptional wildlife. From pink flamingos to herons and egrets, you’ll be amazed.

Afterwards, stop off at the Maison des Orpellières for an educational break. On the program: find out about the site’s environmental issues, take part in a selection of activities and much more!

From the river to the sea

Feast your eyes on the tour between Orb, sea and pond

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  • 📍Location: Sérignan
  • 🚶 Distance: 17 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 35D+.
  • 🥾 Level: easy
  • 💙 We love: stopping off for a dip in the Mediterranean

Leaving Sérignan, just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean coast, climb on your bikes and take to the trails and steep roads. Between Orb, sea and pond, marvel at the superb panoramic views. Sometimes sheltered by trees, often beside a canal, take advantage of these moments to recharge your batteries.

An ideal way to get back into the swing of things, this mountain bike circuit near Béziers is sure to delight you. To take a breather after long minutes of pedaling, don’t hesitate to stop off at Valras-Plage. This former fishing village has since been transformed into a choice seaside resort, and is the ideal place to take a dip before hitting the road again. On your way back, take in the vineyards and their distinctive fragrance.

Mountain biking and wine tourism in Sauvian

When sport meets vines
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Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée – Amelie Firmin

  • 📍Location: Sauvian
  • 🚶 Distance: 21.3 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 120D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We like: views over the entire Orb plain

Are you planning a trip to Sauvian? Take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area in a fun and sporty way. Get on your bikes and choose the vineyard-on-sea circuit, for a ride lasting around two hours.

Walk along the banks of the Orb and watch the silhouette of the Saint-Pierre mill rise up in the middle of a wild landscape. Then head for the Notre Dame chapel and take a break under the cool dome of pine trees.

Ready to get back in the saddle? Head for the Bitterois vineyards. Nestled in a rural setting, accompanied by the serenade of a bird in flight, slip into the shoes of budding oenologists. You’ll love this itinerary!

Perfect if you want to combine sporting activities with sightseeing, the mountain bike trails offered by Béziers Méditerranée take you from the enchanting fresco of the land to the azure canvas of the coast. Tell us, which of our routes is your favorite?