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The green way in Uzès

The Gard region in Occitanie offers a unique experience to discover by bike. Magnificent, varied landscapes unfold along the roads, offering cyclists breathtaking panoramas. The Beaucaire - Pont du Gard - Uzès greenway, a picturesque cycle path, allows visitors to explore this emblematic region at their own pace, admiring the nature of this beautiful country: vineyards, olive groves, medieval villages and natural treasures along the way. 

Whether exploring the region's historic heritage or soaking up the natural beauty of the South of France by bike, it's a memorable experience for all travelers.

Prepare your bike ride: itinerary, departure, map, tours, loops, circuits, points of interest, trip duration, levels of difficulty, gradient, fitness level, paved surfaces, mountain bike trails, gravel roads. Practical information for bike tourism is here.

Greenway Beaucaire - Pont du Gard - Uzès

Discover the voie verte, which takes you to the heart of history, offering majestic sites such as the Pont du Gard and the Abbey of Saint-Roman, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as the charming Villes d'Art et d'Histoire towns of Uzès and Beaucaire. From Beaucaire to Uzès and its markets, via the Pont du Gard and Remoulins, the voie Verte is the longest cycle path in the Gard, with 32 kilometers of cycle tourism.

This Occitanie route mainly follows cycle paths and takes you through varied landscapes. In fact, you'll be following the route of the old Martinet railroad, which was used to transport coal and silk in the 19th century. Along the way, you'll come across remnants of this era, such as the now disused Meynes Montfrin station.

Your ride will take you through vineyards and garrigue, close to picturesque villages with authentic charm. The surrounding countryside offers opportunities for swimming, while an illuminated tunnel along the way adds a touch of magic to your experience, particularly appreciated by young and old alike. You span the Gardon river via the famous Pont du Gard crossing. What's more, there are picnic areas along the way where you can put down your bike and take a well-deserved break.

The "voie verte" is one of these circuits accessible to all: rollerbladers, cyclists, mountain bikers, pedestrians, baby carriages and people with disabilities. Good to know: crossing the Pont du Gard is free for all passing cyclists. 

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The garrigue loop

Discover the charms of the cycle route through the picturesque landscapes of the Pays d'Uzès, between vineyards and garrigue, where the scents, colors and panoramas will enchant you. Departing from Les Halles de Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, this route takes you through the vineyards to Vallabrix.

Along the way, don't miss the view of the Brugas quarry, an ideal setting for a contemplative break. As you explore the forest trails, keep your eyes peeled for the capitelles, the dry-stone shelters typical of the region. In Vallabrix, take the time to stop at the foot of the church or discover the Renaissance-fronted mediatheque. 

The next stage of the Boucle de la Garrigue takes you to La Capelle-et-Masmolène, with its Natura 2000-listed pond, accessible via the hamlet of Masmolène. Through a landscape of garrigue and orchards, you gradually reach the town of Flaux. Don't miss the Flaux church and wash-house. Note that this stretch of dirt road can be difficult in heavy rain. After leaving Flaux, take your last moments to admire the scenery before returning to Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie.

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The Uzège discovery loop

Start your cycle tour from Collias, exploring the paths winding through charming villages and majestic monuments. The Uzège cycle tour takes you through picturesque landscapes, through garrigue, vineyards and orchards. An enchanting day awaits you, punctuated by must-see sights such as the famous Pont du Gard and the town of Uzès, following a signposted route.

On your way to Vers-Pont-du-Gard, join the Voie Verte, just a short distance from Collias. Discover the remains of the village's stone quarries, used to build the Pont du Gard, before skirting the old railway station, now transformed into La Petite Gare restaurant.

Don't miss Castillon-du-Gard, and make a detour to the legendary Pont du Gard, before climbing up to the perched medieval village. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pont du Gard from the covered walkway near the water tower, then explore the narrow streets to the remarkable Saint Caprais chapel and the surprising Château de Castille, with its Empire-style columns.

In Uzès, immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of the narrow streets, discover the Eure Valley below and its lush greenery, and don't miss the must-sees such as Saint Théodorit Cathedral, the Duchy of Uzès and the former Bishop's Palace.

Stop off at Sanilhac-Sagriès, home to the Baume Saint Vérédème cave, a hermitage site since prehistoric times. Then it's back to Collias to complete the loop. 

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There are a large number of cycle paths in the Gard and towards the town of Uzès. There's something for every level: beginner, intermediate, expert. For some circuits, you need to be in excellent physical condition and be accompanied by a good mountain bike. But one thing's for sure, borrowing bikes in France is a great way to explore the wonders of Uzès and, in particular, the Gardon river. For a different experience, consider hiking tours in Uzès, to enjoy the Occitanie region, the Gard and its treasures.