Amazing walking tours or by bike, canoe to discover fauna and flora in protected areas

Walking tours
Office de Tourisme de Frontignan © Office de Tourisme de Frontignan, Balade Gourmande

Gourmet walk
Open the doors to many wine producing domaines to discover the Frontignan Muscat, share the wine makers know-how and taste the famous Muscat wine. 
Price 2017: 6€ / person. Free for children under 12
Duration: 3 hours - Groups of maximum 30 people - Booking required

Information and booking request: Frontignan tourist board (IM 034 16 0007)

 
RESERVE NATURELLE NATIONALE DU BAGNAS © CYRIL DURON, ADENA

The Bagnas National Natural Reserve
If ornithology and ecology fascinate you, this guided tour organized by Adena will suit those who like outdoor hikes or cycling and want to discover this natural protected area of about 600 hectares. With binoculars, you will have all the keys to know much more about the hundreds of birds from 240 different species and rare plants.
Price 2017: 4€ / person from 13 people or 50€ if less than 13 people. Free for the accompanying people. Groups from up to 25 people - 2:30 hours
Information and booking request: click here or phone on 33 (0)4 67 01 60 23

 
BALADE NATURALISTE © OFFICE DE TOURISME DE PALAVAS LES FLOTS

Discovery of the Palavas' heritage, between canal and lagoons
Man, animal and plant life has depended on the canals (the Lez canal, the canal from Rhône to Sète), lagoons, "roubines", "graus"... for many centuries. Follow a guide and discover these unexpected fragile treasures in order to recognize, understand and preserve them. You'll come back relaxed and delighted after this exchange with Nature.
Price 2016: 5€ / person - 1 free for 10 paying
Groups of maximum 20 people - 2 hours and a half
Information and booking request: Palavas Les Flots tourist board

 
Canoeing tours
KAYAK DE MER SUR ETANG DE THAU

Kayak and shellfish in the surroundings of the Thau lagoon
You'll discover everything about the oysters produced by the shellfish farmers of the Thau lagoon thanks to a kayak trip. During your picturesque excursion you will visit a shellfish farm, have a tasting of oysters and Picpoul de Pinet wine, swim, and perhaps spot a sea horse..
Price 2017: 65€ / person for full day - Group of minimum 8 people
Information and booking request: KayakMed (IM 034 11 0030)
Tel. 33 (0)4 67 74 49 23 - kayakmed@free.fr

 
CANOE ROQUEBRUN - GRANDEUR NATURE

Evasion and bivouac in Haut Languedoc
Go boating for three days on the Orb river between wild and rocky scenery and then typical terraced vineyards, to relax. 36 km downstream combining adventure and relaxation, surprising encounters with coypus, minks, herons... await you. A colourful programme in preserved nature!
Price 2016: from 123 to 129€ in a two person canoe and from 72 to 80€ in a one person kayak. Prices depend on the number of people and do not include accommodation.
Information and booking request: Canoë Roquebrun – Grandeur Nature

 
Cycling tours
VOIE VERTE DU HAUT LANGUEDOC © PARC NATUREL REGIONAL DU HAUT LANGUEDOC

"Passa Païs", the green path of Haut Languedoc
Cycling from the Héric gorges in the Hérault to Mazamet in the Tarn without using the road is possible with the green path of Haut Languedoc! No less than 60 km in safety peace and quiet. A very pleasant cycling tour to breathe the fresh air of our highlands and discover landscapes of vineyards, forests, grasslands, waterways, tunnels and bridges built by Eiffel...
Independent cycling tour - Free
More information about the route : accueil@parc-haut-languedoc.fr

 
VTT AU LAC DU SALAGOU

Cycling tour across the Hérault from the Larzac to the Mediterranean sea
From Caylar-in-Larzac to Agde, come and explore 188 km of varied and bewitching landscapes: the Labeil circus, the Escandorgue forest, the Orb mountains, the Merquière pass, the Salagou "Grand Site", the Pézenas wine country, the Greek city of Agde, crossing the Via Domitia, the Midi Canal and the Hérault river. You'll be enchanted!
Independent cycling tour - Free
More information about the route

 
VELO - CANAL DU MIDI

The Midi Canal and the green path
From Béziers to Portiragnes, get away from it all cycling on the green path along this quiet waterway lined with plane trees, the Midi Canal. A gentle way to admire landscapes of quality, to provide access to picturesque places off the beaten track, to meet local people... Then you can continue your journey along the towpath.
Independent cycling tour - Free
More information about the route
Where to rent a bike

 
VOIE VERTE MEZE BALARUC LE VIEUX

The green path from Mèze to Balaruc Le Vieux
Cycling around the Thau lagoon is one of the most ambitious projects in the Hérault of which the green path from Mèze to Balaruc Le Vieux is a component. 11,5 kms long, the green path goes around the coastal lagoon of Thau across "garrigue" and vineyards, a remarkable ecosystem with a large diversity of flora and fauna, especially the "Crique de l'Angle" home to many wild birds. Go green!
Independent cycling tour - Free
More information about the route : info@af3v.org

 
 

SOME VOCABULARY


The "garrigue" is a dry Mediterranean landscape with typical fragrant plants and bushes.
The "roubine" or "robine" is a small canal going from a lagoon to the sea.
The "grau" is a place where the seawaters and the inland waters communicate especially when there is a flood or a storm.
"Grand Site" is a title given to site of outstanding natural beauty and ecological preservation.

 

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