We travelled with Purely Pyrenees. Everything was taken care of from hotel booking and route planning to luggage transfer, B&B for six days in gorgeous hotels, plus dinner on three evenings, comfortable bicycles in excellent condition with locks, lights, tools and panniers, and a 24-hour number for any problems.
It is part of a company with 35 years experience organising self-guided walking and cycling holidays. purelypyrenees.com
BELOW: Beziers was one of many historic fortified hill towns