Canal du Midi

Enjoyment and precious buildings.

60.000 trees have been planted along Canal du Midi in France to affix the bank. Until today many trees are seaming the waterway which leads from Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea. The trees also shade the tow paths and roads which are leading during this journey to the numerous cultural monuments: to cathedrals and palaces, to roman and medieval buildings. Besides richness of culture there are also culinary delicacies located at Canal du Midi. Great wine is growing and wonderful cuisine has its origin here. Enjoyment is tradition.

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Individual arrival to Séte in the late afternoon. Welcome briefing and distribution of rental bikes (if booked).

Explore the harbour- and fisher village of Séte, before you continue to Cap d´Agde where Europe’s biggest yacht harbour is located.

Béziers is the goal of today. The city is the centre of winegrowing und birth place of Paul Riquet, the builder of Canal du Midi.

You cycle to Capestang and on to Narbonne with its impressing buildings as the palace and cathedral Saint Just.

Enjoy on your way today from Narbonne to Homps one of the most scenic parts of your journey alongside the Canal de la Robine and the Canal du Midi. Villages, wine-growing estates and vineyards are located pictorially around the waterways. You reach Olonzac. You will have the chance to taste some good wines. (about 45 km)

In the lower city of Carcassonne bastion Saint Louis is located and in the house of memories you learn a lot about the life of Catharist people.

Carcassonne for the rest of the day and for your own. You can make a loop tour to Montolieu for example.

You cycle to water reservoir St. Férról. The clear water and sandy beaches as well as paddleboats, canoes and catamarans are inviting you to a wonderful day at the beach.

You cycle further alongside the canal through nice villages like Avignonet-Lauragais and Villefranche-de-Lauragais and you reach Toulouse. Because of its buildings with reddish stones the inhabitants call Toulouse „ville rose“ too, the pink town. Take a little walk to see the important sacred buildings of Toulouse. One of it is the basilica St-Sernin de Toulouse, which is one of the most beautiful Romanesque sacred buildings in South France. Toulouse is an attractive mixture of architectural styles with lordly Renaissance houses and former industrial buildings, which were masterful rebuilt into culture temples.

Tour character

This tour is slight-challenging. You cycle on asphalted paths, gravel roads and side roads with less traffic.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Arrival Saturday
Canal du Midi, 10 days, FR-CMRST-10D
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
Canal du Midi, 10 days, FR-CMRST-10X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
1290,00
280,00
375,00
995,00
260,00
250,00
1390,00
280,00
375,00
1050,00
260,00
250,00

Kategorie: 2** und 3*** Hotels (französische Klassifizierung)

Kategorie Charme:3*** und 4****-Hotels (französische Klassifizierung)

Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 2
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Sète Deluxe (D)
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Toulouse Deluxe (D)
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Sète C (einfach)
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Toulouse C (einfach)
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
110,00
110,00
210,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in hotels as mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Signpostings
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service-hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Séte
  • Airports Toulouse, Montpellier or Béziers/Cap d´Agde
  • Parking house near the hotel for about € 10 per day
  • Return transfer on Monday from Toulouse to Séte for € 70 per person, on Friday from Carcassonne to Sète for € 40 per person, reservation at booking necessary (max. 6 persons can be transported).

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