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Canal Du Midi CCM

Visiting: France
Tour Duration 8 Days
  • Cycle path, Canal du Midi
  • Carcassonne
  • Canal du Midi
  • Beziers Cathedral
  • Canal de la Garonne
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Cycling Grade: Easy
 

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Cycling The Canal Du Midi

Rich with history and natural beauty, this cycling tour leads us down to the Mediterranean coast and long the tree-lined towpaths of the Canal du Midi. We admire the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne and the 12th century cathedral in Narbonne. As we ride into the heart of the Minervois wine region we pass some of the prettiest scenery in southwest France.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle the Canal Du Midi - A grand 17th century canal to link the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Picturesque landscapes of southwest France - rewarding views from our bikes
  • Medieval France - A chance to explore the rich histories of Narbonne, Carcassonne and the Cathar Castles of Lastours
  • Food and Wine - The usual fine French cuisine and excellent local wines

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Beziers

  • 2
    Cycle to Valras along towpaths of the Canal du Midi

  • 3
    Ride south from Beziers along the waterways to Narbonne

  • 4
    Explore Narbonne or take your bike into the Clapes range

  • 5
    Circular ride to the lakes of Bages and Peyriac

  • 6
    Travel the Canal du Midi by bike to Carcassonne

  • 7
    View the walled fortress of Carcassonne; cycle locally

  • 8
    Tour ends Beziers rail station

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Canal Du Midi tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train, Bicycle
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 228 km over six days (an average of 38km per day) with further optional rides available. Four of the cycling days are circular routes and therefore optional. We travel mainly on canal towpaths and country roads, on flat or gently undulating terrain. Maps are provided to cycle individually or in groups while the tour leader drives the support vehicle, except on circular routes when the tour leader will cycle with the group. We have graded the route as easy.
Included Bike
21 gear Trek T10 Navigator hybrid bikes
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16