Bike Rental in the Aude

Rent a bicycle for your holiday in the Aude – and have it delivered to your gite!

Mellow Velos is a terrific idea.  They rent bicycles in the Aude.  That in itself is good news.  They also deliver them to your gite, hotel, or B&B.  That’s fabulous news.  They describe themselves as a ‘cycle hire company’, I’m guessing that’s Brit for ‘bike rental company’.

The idea of being able to ride through medieval villages and the vineyards is so appealing.  Imagine riding beside a river, stopping for a swim and a picnic.  Really seeing the Aude.  Lovely.

My brother is a keen cyclist, he has a road bike and a mountain bike.  He usually comes to visit me in the late spring and spends a lot of time cycling in the Val de Daigne in the Corbieres.  On my not so terrific bike.  I’ve tried to rent a bike for his stays but never found anyone who rents before July.  And they stop renting in September.  I wish I’d known about Mellow Velos last year.  I could have rented a decent bike for him.  He had thought about bringing one of his own bikes but the cost to bring his bike from Vancouver to Toulouse was more than the airfare.

There is so much terrific cycling in the Aude; it’s a perfect way to explore.  There are enough flat places that anyone can ride a bike here. My bike riding mantra is "I can always walk the bike up hills" and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who cycles this way.

If you’re planning a vacation in the Aude and would like to do some cycling contact Mellow Velos.  They even give you a number to call if you need help.  Brilliant! 

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Sam started Aude France as a companion site to her real estate site Aude France Property so that she could have a place to write about life in the Aude. Now that she's in Canada she writes about things that can affect owners and buyers in the Aude - or anything that strikes her fancy. On Pinterest you can find her by searching for Sam Mooney or clicking this link
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4 Responses to Bike Rental in the Aude

  1. Kay Sexton says:

    Oooh, we're coming over in July for a week, partly to look around for a second home (that's a long-term plan, involving getting a novel published, so I don't think we'll be knocking on your door THIS year to look at property, sadly) and hiring bikes would be a fantastic idea. Thank you for the tip and the link.

  2. Sam says:

    It's such a good idea!

    You should explore and find the part of the Aude that really sings to you before you look at houses.

    Good luck with the novel.

  3. Kay Sexton says:

    We know the area around Carcassone quite well, because we lived near Foix and I commuted to Narbonne for a couple of years, so we've got a ballpark sense of where we want to be … but I'm interested in exploring more around the area and of course we just need the money to buy a house!

  4. Sam says:

    Ah yes, money. The eternal challenge.

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