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Canal du midi 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2/3

  • 7days
  • France

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Self-guided Cycling Tour from Toulouse to Sete

Let the route of the canal du midi guide you as it presents all its history punctuated by conquests, boat cruises, sunny walks. The ‘Canal du midi’ offers you all its numerous architectural treasures and cultural ones: amazing civil engineering structures, Cathares vestiges… It’s also the occasion of meeting with numerous house-boats and their inhabitants in a country of ‘art de vivre’. Landscapes of vineyards, countryside, pine and olive trees will add to the rhythm your stay.

Tour character:

Classified as medium (average = a little bit hilly stages OR stages between 40 km and 50 km) Note : cycling trip with 90% towpaths

Included in the canal du midi Cycling Tour:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 2*/3* hotels with breakfast (double room with shower & toilet)
  • 1 dinner (half board available on request 190 EUR)
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
  • Colour maps, itineraries & tourist information
  • Taxes & services
  • Hotline service 7 days per week

Not included in the tour:

  • Drinks, lunches, and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Transfers to starting point
  • Solo traveller surcharge 200 EUR

Daily departures. March to October

Accommodation available in 3*/4* on request

If you would like to hire a bike (105 EUR) or e-bike (170 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Toulouse.

    City of great heritage, take time to visit all the numerous testimonies of its rich past : St Sernin church which is the biggest Roman church in the world, the ‘Capitole’ square etc… Keep your eyes open to admire all the details of architecture.

  • Day 2

    Toulouse – Castelnaudary | 61 km.

    ‘The pink city’ famous for its numerous brick constructions, opens the doors of the ‘Canal du Midi’. Then, you will start your stage by crossing the ‘Lauragais’ country with its numerous farms where ducks and geese enjoy a peaceful life, swimming and disturbing cyclists along the canal. Moreover, it is also a region of well being and gastronomy. Then, Castelnaudary, famous for its ‘Cassoulet’ , will welcome you and invite you to taste its local cuisine.

  • Day 3

    Castelnaudary – Carcassonne | 41 km.

    In the heart of Cathar country, discover the many testimonies of their crusades all along this stage. They will guide you towards Carcassonne and its impressive medieval city. Classified as world heritage by UNESCO, you can admire one of the most beautiful fortifications of Europe.

  • Day 4

    Carcassonne – Homps (or Olonsac) | 43 km.

    Between Aude river and the canal, your stage continues at the same rhythm, punctuated with pine and plane trees always offering a fresh environment. Each village hides a treasure to discover. Do not forget to visit the canal bridge of Orbiel and the stone spillway of Argendouble.

  • Day 5

    Homps (or Olonsac) – Beziers | 64 km

    Cross charming and typical small villages such as Paraza and Le Somail. Then, you find a winding canal,bordered by olive-trees and vines, before reaching the animated port of Capestang. After the Malpas’ tunnel, you can admire the cascade of the 9 locks of Fonserannes before arriving at Beziers.

    Beziers – Sete | 50 km

    Head towards the Mediterranean sea ! Through a pleasant cycle path, the canal guides you towards Sete and its Mediterranean atmosphere. While riding along the Herault river, you will reach Onglous’ beacon, where the Canal du Midi thrown in the pond of Thau. Then, it is while skirting the Mediterranean’s beaches that you will arrive at Sete.

  • Day 6

    Departure during the day after returning your cycling equipment

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 12 2020 Oct 18 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 13 2020 Oct 19 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 14 2020 Oct 20 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 15 2020 Oct 21 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 16 2020 Oct 22 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 17 2020 Oct 23 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 19 2020 Oct 25 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 20 2020 Oct 26 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 21 2020 Oct 27 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 22 2020 Oct 28 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 23 2020 Oct 29 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 24 2020 Oct 30 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 25 2020 Oct 31 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 26 2020 Nov 01 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 27 2020 Nov 02 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 28 2020 Nov 03 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 29 2020 Nov 04 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 30 2020 Nov 05 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Oct 31 2020 Nov 06 2020 8 Single rooms 1,163€
Double rooms 800€
Mar 28 2021 Apr 03 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Mar 29 2021 Apr 04 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Mar 30 2021 Apr 05 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Mar 31 2021 Apr 06 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 01 2021 Apr 07 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 02 2021 Apr 08 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 03 2021 Apr 09 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 04 2021 Apr 10 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 05 2021 Apr 11 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 06 2021 Apr 12 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 07 2021 Apr 13 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 08 2021 Apr 14 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 09 2021 Apr 15 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 10 2021 Apr 16 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 11 2021 Apr 17 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 12 2021 Apr 18 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 13 2021 Apr 19 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 14 2021 Apr 20 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 15 2021 Apr 21 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 16 2021 Apr 22 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 17 2021 Apr 23 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 18 2021 Apr 24 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 19 2021 Apr 25 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 20 2021 Apr 26 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 21 2021 Apr 27 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 22 2021 Apr 28 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 23 2021 Apr 29 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 24 2021 Apr 30 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€
Apr 25 2021 May 01 2021 8 Single rooms 1,295€
Double rooms 957€

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If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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