The most beautiful walks around Béziers

Oeno rando les balcons d'Alignan-du-Vent

Hiking trails around Béziers: immerse yourself in a rich heritage and breathtaking natural surroundings!

Béziers lies between Narbonne and Montpellier, just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean. A small town full of surprises, still imbued with Roman influence, it welcomes you to the crossroads of eras. Immerse yourself in the town’s rural atmosphere, where traces of the past can still be seen.

Stroll along the famous Canal du Midi, take a playful break at the Domaine des Orpellières and venture into the charming villages of its hinterland. With their varied panoramas, from magnificent wine-growing plains to verdant pine forests, they offer unique experiences. Immerse yourself in their heritage, intoxicate yourself with their essences and enjoy their enchanting settings.

Want to see it for yourself? How about exploring the surrounding area on marked trails? Grab your water bottles, put on your best shoes and get moving. Here’s a selection of the best walks around Béziers!

Pasejade del Cres hike

Between art and wine heritage
Oeno rando les balcons d'Alignan-du-Vent

Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Sérignan
  • 🚶Distance: 14 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 55D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: admiring the superb views over the vineyards and the sea

Sandwiched between vineyards and the sea, Sérignan is a charming little village well worth a visit. Equipped with your best shoes, set off on the Pasejade del Cres loop to discover the most beautiful sites in the surrounding area. On the program: sublime landscapes, a pinch of art, a hint of history and an ocean of vineyards.

Visit the vineyards of the Orb delta, follow a few farm tracks, cut through an olive grove and wrap yourself in a remarkably unique atmosphere. Renowned for the nobility of its grape varieties, the village also stands out for its art and history. Lift the veil on its Roman influences and take a leap across the ages.

Take an interest in its typical architecture, detail its traditional winegrowers’ houses and admire the Gothic art embodied by the collegiate church of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Looking for something more contemporary? The works of conceptual artist Daniel Buren, on the Cigalière forecourt or around the Museum of Contemporary Art, will captivate your gaze.

Les Orpellières hike

In the midst of unspoilt nature
orpellieres Bézier randonnée

Photo credit: Maixent Collado – Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Sérignan
  • 🚶Distance: 4 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 1 hour
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 6D+.
  • 🥾 Level: very easy
  • 💙 We love: observing exceptional natural landscapes between dunes and lagoons

Take a breath of fresh air with a lovely hike around Béziers. Between countryside and unspoilt coastline, take the Orpellières route. A remarkable jewel in the region’s crown, this protected site is full of surprises.

Walk along the banks of the Orb, cross the salt marshes, contemplate the lagoons and keep your eyes peeled. It’s not unusual to come across pink flamingos, grey herons and many other bird species. Follow the sea spray and marvel at the dunes facing the Mediterranean. Between driftwood and warm sand, take your time to appreciate the fabulous spectacle unfolding before you.

Watch solitary bees foraging on sea lilies or immortelles, spot an Edwards’ psammodromus slithering through the oyat and succumb to the gentle serenade of the waves. For a real eye-opener, stop off at the Maison des Orpellières lookout point. Once you’ve had your fill of educational information, you’ll be delighted by the fantastic 360° view.

Oenorando des balcons d’Alignan-du-Vent

Between sport and wine
Oeno rando les balcons d'Alignan-du-Vent

Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Alignan-du-Vent
  • 🚶Distance: 12.5 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 3h15
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 192D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: contemplating a breathtaking panorama of the hinterland from Le Travers

Wine lovers and/or nature lovers? Let yourself be tempted by theœnorando des balcons d’Alignan-du-Vent. Between vineyards and piochs, follow a signposted path leading to the very best of Occitan terroir. Smell the sweet scent of grapes mingling with the earth, enjoy the colorful palette of foliage and learn about the rich history of local viticulture.

After crossing the Côtes de Thongue vineyards and seeing the « Folies Languedociennes », testimony to a rich winegrowing past, head north to Alignan-du-Vent. There you’ll find the famous Travers. Perched 112 metres above sea level, this small hill majestically overlooks the Peyne plain.

With its lush vegetation, almond and olive trees, it’s the ideal place for a well-deserved break. Settle down in the shade of a tree, hydrate and enjoy a sensational view of the Haut-Languedoc and Pic Saint-Loup. The more motivated among you can take on the fitness trail.

Hiking between the Canal du Midi and the vineyards

Discover an extraordinary mosaic of grape varieties
Oeno rando bézier

Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Villeneuve-lès-Béziers
  • 🚶Distance: 10 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 27D+.
  • 🥾 Level: medium
  • 💙 We love: traversing sublime scenery before a tasting of local wine

The Canal du Midi shares a rich history with the region’s vineyards, both as a reservoir of water for irrigating wine-growing land and as a preferred route for transporting the sweet vermilion nectar. Find out more about this history on this hike departing from Villeneuve-lès-Béziers.

Walk along the famous shady banks of the canal and fall under the spell of bucolic landscapes. Surrounded by pine forests and shimmering grape vines, take advantage of the surrounding calm to recharge your batteries. Enjoy the caress of a breeze and listen to the rustle of leaves and birdsong.

After winding your way through paths and vineyards, reward your tenacity with a stop at Alma Cersius. This « Vignobles & Découvertes » accredited cooperative winery lends itself perfectly to a tasting session to round off this œnorando between Canal du Midi and vineyards.

Hiking between the Canal du Midi and Béziers

Walking through secrets of history
Circuit rando rives du canal du midi

Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Béziers
  • 🚶Distance: 8 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 2h30
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 68D+.
  • 🥾 Level: easy
  • 💙 We love: discovering the secrets of Béziers on a bucolic hike.

The famous Canal du Midi – a World Heritage site – is an ideal place for a family outing. Accessible to young and old, pedestrians and cyclists alike, its shady banks invite you to relax. Looking for an easy walking tour in Béziers? This loop, starting from the 9 locks at Fonseranes, is exactly what you’re looking for.

Admire the green of the trees reflected in the water, marvel at Riquet’s titanic work and take the opportunity to learn more about its history. Then make your way back up to Saint-Nazaire Cathedral, before heading for the Jardin des Évêques, where you can enjoy a superb view of the city.

On this hike between the Canal du Midi and Béziers, discover historic sites, dreamy panoramas and a myriad of other little treasures. Wrapped in an ocean of vineyards, under the aegis of the Caroux massif and accompanied by the Orb river, you’ve got the perfect recipe for creating a multitude of memories.

Route around the Corneilhan vineyards

Become an expert on grape varieties
vignobles de Corneilhan

Photo credit: Béziers Méditerranée

  • 📍Location: Corneilhan
  • 🚶Distance: 11 km
  • ⏱️ Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • 🏔️ Difference in altitude: 121D
  • 🥾 Level: easy
  • 💙 We love: discovering Corneilhan’s winegrowing history in an idyllic setting

Corneilhan and wine have a long and enduring history. Find out more about Corneilhan’s winegrowing past and its modern challenges on this delightful tour around Béziers. Conceived by the winegrowers and the commune, theœnorando des hauts de Corneilhan plunges you into a rural setting that will not leave you indifferent. Step back in time to Roman traditions and let yourself be guided by the sweet fragrance of the vines.

Take to the wild paths, skirt pine forests and gardens, fork through the woods and, above all, take the time to savor every moment of serenity. Lulled by a babbling brook or the chirping of a bird, let nature intoxicate you. Then continue on to the various vineyards in the area.

Here, under the guidance of a shared heritage, they do their utmost to preserve meticulous know-how and produce quality wines. Discover the organic agriculture of the Émile et Rose estate, pass by the Valjulius estate and stop off in front of the Colombette. Don’t worry, after the effort, the comfort. On your way back to Avenue de Béziers, opt for a tasting at Cave Coopérative Terroirs en Garrigues.

As you can see, choosing a hike around Béziers means discovering the region’s riches. Whatever your level or your desires, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for among Béziers Méditerranée‘s selection of hiking trails. By the way, what’s your favorite?