May 2008: I brought my road bike and had some unbelievable rides in all directions. The riding is generally pretty challenging since there aren’t many places to go that don’t involve climbing. The best long climb I went on was about 55 miles—the route goes from Caussi to Cabrerolles to St. Nazaire to Roquebrun, then up the D14 towards the D908. Before you get to the D908, there’s a turn that takes you on about an 8 mile climb, through Le Pin and Le Lau, then a rather exciting descent down to Les Aires. It is a spectacular ride. There are several nice rides in the other direction, all involving Pezenas les Mines, which is a lovely little town.