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Canal Du Midi CCM

Visiting: France
Trip Duration 8 Days

Cycling The Canal Du Midi

Cycling some of the tree-lined path along the Canal du Midi, this trip leads us from ancient Roman cities to the Mediterranean coast. Ride through the natural beauty of the Corbières region and absorb the rich history, from the 12th century cathedral in Narbonne to the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne.

Tour Highlights

  • Canal du Midi – Cycle alongside one of the greatest works of civil engineering of the 17th century
  • Béziers and Narbonne - Explore these fascinating medieval cities and their local markets
  • Cathar Castles – Ride through the picturesque landscapes and historic villages of the Languedoc Region or up to the castles of Lastours
  • Carcassonne – Discover this fascinating and impressively preserved walled fortress
  • Local wines and cuisine – Enjoy sampling regional delicacies and sampling the excellent local wines


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  • 1
    Join trip Carcassonne Airport

  • 2
    Optional ride to Valras Plage, circular route back to Beziers

  • 3
    Cycle south along waterways and country lanes; ride to Narbonne

  • 4
    Free day or optional circular cycle route via Gruissan back to Narbonne

  • 5
    Free day or optional circular cycle route via Fontfroid back to Narbonne

  • 6
    Cycle the vineyards, farms and towpaths; ride to Carcassonne

  • 7
    View the walled fortress of Carcassonne; cycle locally

  • 8
    Trip ends Carcassonne

Trip notes

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Canal Du Midi
Why Book this trip
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
Train, Bicycle
7 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Cycling Information
On this trip we cycle 228 km over six days (an average of 38 km per day) with further optional rides available. Two 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 Explore Leader drives the support vehicle, except on circular routes when the Explore Leader will cycle with the group. We have graded the route as easy.
Included Bike
21 gear RTE 520 hybrid bikes
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16