horse riding | cycling | donkey trekking | swimming | sailing | festivals


There are several companies offering canoeing in the Herault Valley. It’s a fun day on the river stopping to swim and picnic on the river banks along the way.
Rapido, 4 Av. St. Benoît d'Aniane,
34150 Saint Guilhem le Désert
tel: 04 67 55 75 75

horse riding

Cavalcade. Based in the hills above St Jean de Fos in the summer and at Puéchabon the rest of the year. You can enjoy a relaxed ride from one and a half hours to several days. A great way to explore the garrigue on well trained horses and ponies. Book in advance. French, English and German spoken

Uli & Patrice Thuot
tel: 0467574772
mobile: 0681487214


Bikes can be hired in Clermont l’Herault (Lac de Salagou) from Ozone VTT, 1 av Lac, 34800
tel: 04 67 96 27 17

During the summer they have a stand on the shores of Lac de Salagou
Tuesday – Saturday 9h-12h 15h-19h
Basic tariff 18 per day. Price depends on bike and numbers
mountain bikes, child seats, luggage rack etc

Most of the centre of Montpellier is now car free so a good way to explore is to park your car at the tram station at Mosson, on the western side of Montpellier, & buy a ticket which covers parking, return tram journey for all the family and bike rental.

donkey trekking

A dream come true for children. Walking with a donkey to carry you (the child!) or your picnic bags:


There are several delightful spots along the Herault river which are suitable for swimming and it's less than an hour drive to the sea.


Lac Salagou: A beautiful lake which makes a great day out for the family. The water is a lovely temperature in the summer and pedaloes, boats and windsurfs can be hired.

Base de plein air du lac du Salagou
Salagou lake outdoor activities centre
Le Salagou
34800 Clermont L'hérault
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 96 05 71


This region, rich in culture, has many local and international festivals throughout the year - music, dance, theatre and film. Check for current events at the tourist office.
montpellier tourist office

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