I prefer road bikes to off-road, but I do have a hardtail mountain bike that I enjoy riding occasionally. Someone bought me a small guide to MTB rides in l'Herault for christmas and I completed the first one last week. The "maps" in the guide leave alot to be desired and I got lost twice, so although the distance was supposed to be 25ks, I ended up doing more like 30! Typical "April shower" weather meant it was gloriously sunny one moment and raining the next. Actually got wet at one point but soon dried out in the strong wind and had an enjoyable afternoon.