Bike Shop & Cafe
La Bonne Echappée is a family bike shop and café in the centre of Gaillac, a charming market town and heart of the local wine area. Located in the Tarn department, Gaillac is 55km from Toulouse and 25km from the historic city of Albi. Gaillac is surrounded by beautiful vineyards set across rolling hills. Our shop is an ideal starting point from which to explore the area by bike!
We stock a wide range of parts and accessories, with repairs and servicing expertly undertaken by resident bike whisperer, Philippe. We also have a large fleet of rental bikes. Whether you fancy spending an afternoon meandering through the vines, or prefer to tackle some more challenging terrain, we have a bike to suit your needs. Children’s bikes are also available but advance booking is recommended. The area boasts an extensive network of cycling paths and you are sure to find an enjoyable route, whatever your level or ability. Throughout the summer we organise group rides leaving from the shop – see our events page for details of the next outing. We can also arrange bespoke bike tours that take in the local landscape and wine area. Get in touch to discover the possibilities!
Our café is a meeting place for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. We provide a range of hot and cold beverages, smoothies, homemade cakes and snacks, hot food and salads. Our food is freshly prepared on the premises using seasonal, organic ingredients, sourced locally where possible. We host a Saturday brunch, a monthly supper club and regular cooking demonstrations that cover a range of dishes and cooking techniques. Check out our events page for more information on upcoming events. The space is also available for private parties and events, and catering can be provided. Please get in touch for more information.