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.
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.
|General servicing (includes brake, chain, gear service)||€50|
|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
Resident bike whisperer, Philippe.
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!
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.
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.
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.