Languedoc’s Endless Activities
Ideally located along the Mediterranean coast on the southern tip of France and stretching from the Rhone to the Garonne, the Languedoc region remains among the most beautiful and exciting places on earth to visit. People come from all over the globe to lounge on the breathtaking sandy beaches and enjoy the crystal clear tropical waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Secluded beaches and hidden caves add intrigue and excitement, while mouth-watering regional cuisine featuring fresh garlic, olive oil and savory Provencal herbs provide a true taste of the area. And with perfect terrain, both coastally and inland, Languedoc is known for the variety of outdoor activities available there.
A few ideas…
Both on land and in water, there is so much to do in Languedoc!
On the water, you can go canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and even fishing! One of the best spots for canoeing is the Gardon River, and especially when it meets the outstanding Pont du Gard.
Kitesurfers will love the Etang de Thau, a great lagoon stretching from Sète to Agde.
In the inland you can, of course, go cycling! In the countryside, along the Canal du Midi or the Santiago path, there are so many spectacular landscapes to discover. Find all our cycling tours in Languedoc here.
Other activities include rock climbing, horseback riding, “accrobranche” tree climbing, and skiing in winter.
The Languedoc region is also rich in cultural and heritage sites. The region counts six UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Pont du Gard, the Santiago Route, the Causses et Cèvennes and the Fortifications Vauban. You can see five of them during our Languedoc Best of Tour!
Wine tasting in also a popular activity! Both in the vineyards and in wine cellars in the cities, you can taste great local wines. Languedoc is one of the world’s largest wine producing regions!
You can experience many of these activities on Discover France’s Languedoc Multisport Tour where you will:
- Cycle to different medieval castles
- Mountain bike through the Languedoc Mountains
- Visit an adventure park, known as Accrobranche, filled with rope courses and zip lining
- Canoe in the waters near St Guilhem
- Enjoy a treasure hunt through Montpellier