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Canal du Midi by bike from Toulouse to Agde Ref. : CM3

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  • from 1095 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 9 days | 7 days riding
  • Departure : from April 2017 to September 2017
    Daily
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Enjoy the longest version of the 'Canal du Midi by bike': the most famous water canal in Europe for its amazing measurements and for its peaceful surroundings. The idea of digging this channel linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean sea dates back to Antiquity but it was under Louis the 14th's reign that it has been built.

Along the channel, discover the countryside landscapes and farms of the ‘Laugarais’ area, the gentle slopes sprinkled with vineyards, the chateaux of the Aude area and the city of Carcassonne up to the Mediterranean beaches.

Your Canal du Midi bicycle tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Toulouse

City of great heritage, take time to visit all the numerous traces 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 – Villenouvelle | 33 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.

Day 3: Villenouvelle – Castelnaudary | 33 km

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 4: Castelnaudary – Carcassonne | 43 km

In the heart of the Cathar country, discover the manifold traces of their crusades all along your stage, which 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 5: Carcassonne – Homps | 43 km

Between Aude river and the canal, your stage continues following the rhythm of the stream, punctuated with pine and plane trees always offering a fresh environment. Each village hides a treasure to discover ; by the way do not forget to visit the canal bridge of Orbiel and the Argent-Double aqueduct.

Day 6: Homps – Narbonne | 43 km

Cross charming and typical small villages such as Paraza and Le Somail. Then, leave the canal du Midi to follow another one ‘Canal de la Robine’, and reach Narbonne. At this point you will have the possibility to enjoy amazing engineering structures such as ‘the 7 locks’ in Sallèles d’Aude and the bridge ‘pont des marchands’ in Narbonne.

Day 7: Narbonne – Nissan lez Enserune | 55 km

Start your day along the ‘Canal de la Robine’ to reach ‘Canal du Midi’ on a route lined with olive trees and vineyards. A stop must be done at Malpas tunnel, an exceptional site made of 3 levels : the canal, a railway and a de-watering area. The ‘oppidum’ of Enserune classified as world heritage by Unesco is also a wonderful point of view.

Day 8: Nissan lez Enserune – Agde | 39 km

Before arriving in Béziers, other curiosities are waiting for you, such as the ‘9 staircase locks in Fonserannes and the canal bridge. Then let’s go to the Mediterranean beaches ! The canal guides you to iodized and pine trees fragrances. A Mediterranean and seaside atmosphere is waiting for you in Agde.

Day 9: Departure during the day

Rates

 

 

Prices per person :
  • From March 31st 2017 to April 27th 2017 1 095,00 €
    Single room supplement : 330,00 €
    Bike discount : - 105,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +275,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From April 28th 2017 to October 2nd 2017 1 095,00 €
    Single room supplement : 330,00 €
    Bike discount : - 105,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From October 3rd 2017 to November 1st 2017 1 095,00 €
    Single room supplement : 330,00 €
    Bike discount : - 105,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +275,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in guest house and 2-star / 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 2 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 8 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped rental cycle for 7 days (with helmet) and repatriation
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 6 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (8 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Agde to Toulouse
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Extra night in Toulouse

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    65.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 51.00 €
  • Extra night in Agde

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    65.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 54.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +52 €
Map

More info

The Canal du Midi bike path are using mainly the tow paths along the canal and dirt paths (sometimes narrow).

Therefore, this bike tour is not suitable for road bikes and bikes equipped with trailer.

 


 

> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Toulouse from Agde by train:

Agde train station > Béziers train station > Toulouse train station.

 


 

> Your rental bike:
VTC ARCADE  « Escape »  bike - 21 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 front pannier with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 lock + 1 counter.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
WINORA bike - 8 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 front pannier with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 lock + 1 counter.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 



> How to arrive in TOULOUSE:

 

CAR:
From A62 and A61 highways > Exit n°15-La Roseraie direction « Lavaur – Jolimont ». Then follow D112.

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Toulouse Matabiau train station.


The hotel is 100 m from the train station.

 

PLANE:

. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Toulouse Matabiau train station.

 

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Montparnasse train station > Toulouse Matabiau train station.

 

. From Toulouse airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.

 

Testimonials
  • Nicolas (France) - Août 2012

    "Je viens de terminer mon circuit à vélo le long du Canal du Midi et j'en ai été ravi. Randovélo conserve ma confiance et je renouvellerai l'expérience avec l'association et en ferai la promotion autour de moi. "