Frequently asked questions

What is provided with my Road Bike?

Road bike rental includes a saddlebag with tyre levers & spare tube, pump fitted to the bike and souvenir water bottle. Accessories such as helmet, pedals and Garmin are available for hire.

Pedals

Our road bikes do not come with pedals. (we can fit flat pedals for you free of charge if you wish) We have some pedals available for hire (Look, SPD road & SPD offroad) and must be pre-booked. Otherwise we recommend you bring your own pedals.

And a handy tip – don’t leave it until the night before you fly out to try to remove your pedals, depending on how long they have been on your bike, they may be tight to remove!

Saddle / Seat

We highly recommend bringing your own saddle if you intend to do some distances, as your saddle can be a very personal choice (generally they are light weight and small to pack). We will happily fit this for you when we deliver your bike. Otherwise all of our bikes come with the standard factory supplied saddle.

What is provided with my Village Bike?

Village bike rental includes saddlebag with tyre levers and spare tube, pump fitted to the bike and souvenir VéloRoo water bottle.

The bike is fitted with flat pedals. Helmets are available for hire.

Where is Bike Hire France located?

We operate Bike Hire France in the Hérault department of the Occitanie region, a picturesque pocket in the heart of southern France. Our local area includes villages such as Murviel-les-Beziers, Roquebrun, Berlou, Laurens, Faugeres, Saint Chinian and Pezenas. There is so much to see and a variety of cycling available in our area there is no need to move your accommodation base.

Where does Bike Hire France deliver?

Villages we deliver / collect free of charge – examples – Saint Genies de Fontedit, Autignac, Magalas, Murviel-les-Beziers, Puissalicon, Puimisson, Pailhes, Roujan, Faugeres, Pouzolles, Fouzilhon, Laurens, Gabian, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Causses-et-Veyran, Cabrerolles, Caussiniojouls.

For a small fee we deliver / collect to villages such as Roquebrun, St Nazaire de Ladarez, Cazedarnes, Saint Chinian, Pezenas, Alignan-du-vent, Caux, Fontes, Neffies, Herepian, Bedarieux, Vailhan, Montesquieu, Fos, Pezenes-les-Mines, Vieussan and Olargues.

Please let us know the village you are staying in and we will be able to confirm delivery / collection costs.

What is the condition of the rental bikes?

Our bikes are checked and serviced after every bike hire and undergo a strict maintenance regime.

We pride ourselves on the high quality and condition of our bikes.

What if we need to find accommodation?

Check out our cycling friendly accommodation for links to local accommodation options.

What is the weather like in France?

We recommend you check upcoming weather as your holiday gets close to help you decide what to pack.

This is a weather website we use regularly: Prévisions météo à 3 jours pour Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit, and this website shows historical weather: weatheronline.

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A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - discover why cycling adventurists have fallen in love with the Occitanie Region of Southern France.

Gosh where to start. Super friendly couple, great equipment, excellent service and really well priced. If you're in their part of the world and need to hire a bike, you simply have to use them. They delivered on time, were so friendly and helpful, full of recommendations and obviously know their stuff. I had a 3 day bike hire but in fact they delivered the bike on the afternoon before, allowing me to squeeze in a bonus ride effectively. The bike was top quality, I'm used to riding full carbon with Di2 but the alu frame with 105 set up was more than enough and rode beautifully. I really pushed it over the 4 rides (miles and clombing) and it was more than a match for the terrain. This is my 6th solo bike hire abroad in 18 months and this was right up there with the best. In fact I would even consider going back as I enjoyed it so much. Seriously you won't go wrong if you use this company.April 2018
Dream service in cycling paradise
Very good albeit not top end sportive bike. Drop off and pick up service including a nice chat about life and cycling in the Languedoc. You really could never ever hope for more. When I was leaving, I phoned to suggest pick up. They were there in 15 minutes.
I will obviously use them next time, not even a question. So should you.June 2019
Great Bikes and excellent service
After finding them online I booked my hire with ease. Julia and Steve were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and offer fantastic service and knowledge on the local area. They were also very accomodating when I wanted to extend by a day. I have already booked to return to the area next year so will definitely look to booking again. The bidons are a great touch, or the "Kangaroo bottle" as our 3 year old daughter likes to call it!July 2019