- Good value for money. There were good rides, with some flexibility built into some of them, and a very accommodating leader who dropped us off one day part way into the ride. We were bedevilled by strong headwinds, but that's life!
Hotels comfortable and breakfasts sustaining.
Some of the canal towpaths were quite challenging: parts with narrow tracks between grass, parts surfaced with limestone chippings, parts muddy after rain, so would not be suitable for cyclists with little experience.
If you want to see the Canal du Midi lined by the iconic plane trees, go soon, as they're suffering quite badly from fungal disease and being felled in a number of places.
Published on: 21 April 2016