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.

Great time, great bikes, great weather. Avoided the worry of bikes on a plane and had excellent bikes. The caad 12 canondales are really fun and comfortable to ride. All delivered to our door. Thanks for the excellent service. The area is a wonderful place to ride - with such different yet spectacular routes depending on which way you head out. Would highly recommend to anyone - especially the lunch stops!May 2017
Bike hire par excellence. Steve and Julia do a remarkable job. From the very first inquiry throughout the whole month that I rode their bike it has been sensational - the beautiful environs, the impeccable service and care, the tour guiding which introduced me to one new area after the other coupled with super bike tips. This is the best bike hire experience I have ever had and have been doing this annually for seven years now. Vive la VeloRooMay 2017
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