Mountain bike trails in the Aude
If there is one activity to which the Corbières and Minervois regions are particularly well suited, it is certainly cycling. Between the vineyards and lakes, the picturesque villages of the Aude, and the Cathar castles, your itineraries will inevitably be rich in encounters and surprises. And if you are not equipped with mountain bikes, be aware that various bike rental stores scattered throughout the region can save you the day! Here are some ideas for bike rides accessible to the greatest number of people during your camping trip in the Aude.
Beautiful bike rides a few laps from the campsite
Superb mountain bike rides await you not far from the campsite through the pine forest and scrubland for a discovery of the Lezignanese countryside at your own pace. You can join the Voie Verte, the route that runs along the Canal du Midi for more than 400 km to reach Narbonne, which is only an hour's bike ride from the campsite. From there you can continue along the Canal de la Robine, which acts as a link between the Aude and the Mediterranean. The hundred-year-old plane trees will allow you to benefit from shaded areas during hot weather. As for Carcassonne, it will take you two hours by bike from Lézignan-Corbières to reach the famous medieval city. From Place Carnot to the banks of the Aude and the towpaths of the Canal du Midi, you will enjoy exploring the treasures of this city full of legends. Finally, if you are an adventurer, you can cycle the Canal du Midi over several days by stopping at our campsite ideally located between Narbonne and Carcassonne. You will then have plenty of time to get to know Béziers, Agde, and the superb city of Sète during your stops.
The town of Homps, a few kilometres from the campsite, is also pleasant to cross by bike and the Lac de Jouarres may prove to be the ideal place for a picnic or a water activity. From there, you can reach the surrounding villages by taking the road to Tourouzelle (D65). You will cross Castelnau d'Aude and Escales along the Aude river and the vineyards. Why not take a break and enjoy the wines of the region?
The Massif de la Clape à Gruissan is clearly worth a visit. More than 6 110 km courses for all levels await you. For a family stroll, opt for the Route des Salins (16 km) which offers the possibility to stop for a moment of relaxation and swimming at the beach. Île Saint-Martin is also an easily accessible route (10 km) and promises you the discovery of a diversified fauna and flora. If you are a seasoned mountain biker, you will surely be tempted by the climb of Plateaux, a difficult and longer crossing (30 km) largely rewarded by an impressive panorama once you reach your destination.
Located in Quintillan, La Ronde in the heart of the Corbières region has more than 212 km of cycle paths, so you will have plenty of choice to explore the wild landscapes of the Corbières at your own pace. Don't hesitate to stop here too to visit the small villages of the region and succumb to the local cuisine.
Many other itineraries can be used by bike in the Aude and either within our campsite, or in one of the many clubs and rental shops in the region (starting with those in Lézignan-Corbières) you will always find a passionate person to share with you routes adapted to your profile.