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Toulouse to Carcassonne Self-guided Cycling Tour 4 -day Level 3

  • 4days
  • France

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Cycle Canal du midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne

Let the canal towpath guide you with all of its history. Along the way enjoy boat cruises, sunny walks and amazing experiences. The ‘Canal du Midi’ offers its numerous architectural and cultural treasures: amazing civil engineering structures, Cathar vestiges. This is also an opportunity to gaze upon numerous house-boats and their inhabitants in a country of ‘art de vivre’. Vineyard landscapes, countryside, pine and olive trees will bring you to the beautiful outdoors and awaken all of your senses. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 3 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation (3*/4* available on request)
  • Luggage transfer during the bike stages
  • Travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions (FR/GB/DE) and tourist brochures 
  • City taxes 
  • Hotline 7-days a week 

Not included in the tour:

  • Drinks and lunches (half-board 3 dinners 120 EUR)
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer to the starting point 
  • Solo traveller supplement 105 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Car: From A62 and A61 highways, Exit No: 15-La Roseraie heading in the direction of Lavaur – Jolimont, then follow D112
  • Train: From Paris: Paris Montparnasse train station to Toulouse Matabiau train station
  • Departure any day from 1 March 31 October

If you would like to rent a bike (70 EUR) or e-bike (110 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Hybrid bike 'Escape'

  • Male or lady frame
  • 21 speed gears 
  • 2 Double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Repair kit (1 per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

Electric assistance bike

  • Universal frame
  • 2 double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Repair kit (1 per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Toulouse

    A city of great heritage, take time to visit all the sites 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 architectural details.

  • Day 2

    Toulouse – Castelnaudary | 60km

    ‘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. Here is a land 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 | 43km

    In the heart of the Cathar country, discover the crusades along the way, which will guide you towards Carcassonne and it's impressive medieval city. Classified as world heritage by UNESCO, you can admire one of the most beautiful fortifications of Europe.

  • Day 4

    Excursion in the vineyards and the Cathar castles | 45km

    In direction of the Black Mountains, ride away from the canal, heading into the heart of Cathar country. The ride takes you into vineyards where there are many opportunities to taste the local wines, an opportunity not to be missed. Departure at the end of the stage.

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Car rental in France

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

Paris Theatres

Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]

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