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The Bike Shop

We stock a wide range of parts and accessories, with repairs and servicing expertly undertaken by resident bike whisperer, Philippe. We also stock cycling apparel and accessories.

For visitors to the area, we offer bike hire (hybrids, road bikes, tandem 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. We organise wine tours and can provide advice on cycle routes in the area. We also sometimes organise social group rides – keep an eye on the events page for the next outing.

We want you to get as much joy from cycling as we do, so we’re here to help with all your cycling needs. If you have any queries, please feel free to call, email or drop in for a chat. Happy Cycling!

Repairs & Servicing

At La Bonne Échappée, we take pride in our work and the service we offer. Philippe has extensive experience of servicing and repairing road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids and city bikes, and has worked with cyclists of all stripes – from avid riders to recreational cyclists and everyone in between! Whatever your level, whatever your bike, you can be assured of a first-class service.

Our workshop is located in the centre of Gaillac, approximately 55km from Toulouse and 20km from the historic city of Albi. Our opening hours vary throughout the year so we recommend calling ahead. Services and repairs can often be done on the spot, and you can enjoy some coffee and cake from our café while you wait. Email or call us to book your bike in for some TLC.

La Bonne Echappee bike repair workshop in Gaillac.

Workshop Rates*

General servicing (includes brake, chain, gear service)€50
Gear service€15
Brake service€15
Cable or housing cable replacement€10
Tyre or tube change/puncture repair (tube included)€10
Bottom bracket servicing (grease) or replacement€25
Wheel truing, from€10
Complete bike assembling€150
Tubeless mounting: valve + rim tape + sealant €30
Hydraulic brake bleeding€30

*not including parts

Philippe Sauvage, bike mechanic and proprietor of La Bonne Echappee.

Resident bike whisperer, Philippe.

Bike Rentals

We offer Trek road bikes (carbon frame) equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset – perfect for longer rides along the Tarn’s expansive road network. Each road bike comes with two water bottle cages and a puncture repair kit, which includes a set of allen keys, tyre levers, a spare tube and a mini pump.  If you prefer something sturdier for meandering more leisurely through the vineyards, we provide Trek 8.4 DS hybrid bikes. Each bike is equipped with a water bottle cage, flat pedals, a puncture repair kit (including allen keys, tyre levers, spare tube and a mini pump), and a rear rack. A set of panniers can be rented for an additional €5 per day. We also have a Cannondale tandem bicycle (Shimano 105 groupset) – a very romantic and fun way to explore the area!


Road bikes for rent at La Bonne Echappee.


Hybrid bikes for rent at La Bonne Echappee.


A tandem bike for rent at La Bonne Echappee.

Bike Rental Rates

Vintage Tandem Rental

For weddings and other special occasions we offer a choice of two beautiful vintage tandem bikes. If you have a certain theme or aesthetic in mind for your photographs you might find that a tandem adds a sense of fun and makes for a quirky and attractive prop. What better symbol of carefree coupledom!

Bike Sales

To see what we have in stock at the moment, please visit our Online Store.

Trek Domane at La Bonne Echappée.

New Bikes

La Bonne Echappée is an official dealer of Trek and Trio bikes. If you are considering investing in a new road, mountain, gravel, trekking, city or cargo bike, speak to us to find out which is right for your needs.

Refurbished Bikes

Few things give Philippe as much satisfaction as finding a neglected bike and restoring it to its former glory. The process typically entails the replacement of worn-out components and re-painting of the frame. Visit the shop to see if his latest restoration project might be your dream bike! Or if you have a bike rusting in the attic that deserves a second chance at life, speak to Philippe to find out what might be possible.

Pre-Loved Bikes

We are passionate about reusing and recycling and often have a small stock of well-looked-after bikes seeking a new home. If you are interested in purchasing a second-hand bike get in touch to see if we have one that’s right for you. We also connect private sellers with potential buyers – see below for more information.

Vélo reconditionné à La Bonne Echappée.

Are you looking for a second-hand bike?
Or do you have a bike to sell?

We connect those in the market for a second-hand bike with private sellers. We do not charge a fee or commission for this service; we just believe that everyone should have a bike they love! If you have a bike to sell, or are interested in buying a bike, fill in the form and we’ll get in touch if there’s a match!

We also facilitate a buy and sell Facebook group: “Vente vélos et pièces – Neuf et Occasion – Gaillac et environs” to connect buyers and sellers in the local cycling community.

A refurbished city bike.

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