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Bike holidays Canal du Midi

Cycling: Canal du Midi

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.

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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and distribution of rental bikes (if booked).

Castelnaudary ist the destination of your tour today. In former times it was the place of a lot of mills. Till today the Moulin de Cagurel from the 17th century on the pestilence hill testifies it. Splendid manors, built in the 17th century too, and beautiful half-timbered houses let this town become an architectural jewel. A popular culinary delicacy in Castelnaudary is the savoury bean stew Cassoulet, you have to try it!

approx. 65 km
120 to 145 m
95 to 115 m

Carcassonne is today one of the best preserved fortress towns in Europe and since 1997 part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The mightiest building of the town and one of the biggest fortresses in Europe is the fortress Cité Médiévale of Carcassonne with its 52 towers. You can experience the lively Carcassonne best in the downtown with its lively streets and the bastion Saint Louis. Here you have the chance to taste the Micheline, an herb liqueur of the region. Worth visiting is the house of memories, which tells you a lot of things about live and fate of the Cathari. Carcassonne was a centre of the Christian Faith Movement of the Carthari, which were banished from town in 1209.

approx. 40 km
25 to 65 m
105 to 130 m

Welcome to Olonzac, you will love it!

approx. 45 km
40 to 75 m
90 to 170 m

Welcome to Homps. This picturesque village on the Canal du Midi has the third largest port on the canal. The destination of your journey today is Narbonne. Great buildings of the Middle Ages are the unfinished cathedral Saint Just et Saint Pasteur, the basilica Saint Paul and the palace of the archbishops.

approx. 40 km
25 to 30 m
60 to 70 m

You will drive to Capestang and further to Béziers. The town is the center of wine growing and also the birthplace of Paul Riquet, the builder of the Canal du Midi.

approx. 45 km
120 to 150 m
70 to 105 m

On the way you will pass Cap d'Agde with its large marina. The journey continues to Sète. Almost completely surrounded by water, it is also called "Little Venice of the Languedoc".

approx. 65 km
120 to 150 m
70 to 105 m
Map Canal du Midi

Tour character

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

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
26.09.2021 - 02.10.2021

Saturday
Season 2
10.04.2021 - 25.06.2021
29.08.2021 - 25.09.2021

Saturday
Season 3
26.06.2021 - 28.08.2021

Saturday
Canal du Midi, 8 days, Cat. A, FR-CMRTS-08A
Base price
1'179.-
1'279.-
1'349.-
Surcharge single room 339.- 339.- 339.-
Half board 315.- 315.- 315.-
Canal du Midi, 8 days, Cat. B, FR-CMRTS-08B
Base price
999.-
1'139.-
1'199.-
Surcharge single room 255.- 255.- 255.-
Half board 229.- 229.- 229.-
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 134.- 134.- 134.-

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

Kategorie B: 2**- und 3***-Hotels (franz. Klassifizierung)

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Saturday
Canal du Midi, 8 days, Cat. A, FR-CMRTS-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Half board
Canal du Midi, 8 days, Cat. B, FR-CMRTS-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Half board
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
1'179.-
339.-
315.-
999.-
255.-
229.-
89.-
134.-
1'279.-
339.-
315.-
1'139.-
255.-
229.-
89.-
134.-
1'349.-
339.-
315.-
1'199.-
255.-
229.-
89.-
134.-

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

Kategorie B: 2**- und 3***-Hotels (franz. Klassifizierung)

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Toulouse
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Sète
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Toulouse
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Sète
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
99.-
148.-
129.-
234.-
89.-
134.-
89.-
134.-
99.-
148.-
129.-
234.-
89.-
134.-
89.-
134.-
99.-
148.-
129.-
234.-
89.-
134.-
89.-
134.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021

Saturday
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Saturday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021

Saturday
Toulouse
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 148.- 148.- 148.-
Sète
Extra night double room (BB) 129.- 129.- 129.-
Extra night single room (BB) 234.- 234.- 234.-
Toulouse
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 134.- 134.- 134.-
Sète
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 134.- 134.- 134.-
Filter
Bicycle 21-gear
Mietvelo-PLUS
Electric bicycle
Bicycle 21-gear
99.-
159.-
229.-
95.-
Filter
Transfer
89.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your booked category
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-hotline

 

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special arrival dates on request

Optional:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by bus to Toulouse every saturday costs CHF 90.- per person, reservation is necessary, payable on site. Max. 6 persons.
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Sète
  • Airports: Toulouse, Montpellier or Béziers/Cap d´Agde
  • Parking near first hotel: approx. CHF 20.- per day

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Jürg M. CH | 13.06.2019
Interessante Velopferien
Der Canal du Midi ist eine eher ungewöhnliche Tour. Die Strecke dem Kanal nach ist interessant aber teilweise fast abenteuerlich. Der Velofahrstreifen schlängelt sich oft durch die Wiese und ist vielleicht 20 cm breit. Manchmal auch über grobe Schotter oder fast über ackerartige rauhe Oberfläche. Bei Regen muss auf eher belebt Strassen ausgewichen werden. Die Hotels (bessere Kategorie) waren gut. Teilweise nicht im Zentrum und teilweise mit Schwierigkeit vor Ort zu essen. Die erste Etappe (fast 80 km) ist etwas weit.

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