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Canal du Midi by bike from Carcassonne to Sète Ref. : CM2 STD

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The ‘canal du Midi’, architect Pierre-Paul Riquet’s masterpiece, is 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 Carcassonne

Take the time to visit Carcassonne and its impressive medieval city. Classified as world heritage by UNESCO, you can admire one of the most beautiful fortifications of Europe.

Day 2: Carcassonne – Homps | 43 km

Between Aude river and the canal, follow 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 3: Homps – Béziers | 60 km

Cross charming and typical small villages such as Paraza and Le Somail. Then, you find a winding canal, bordered of olive-trees and vines, before reaching the animated port of Capestang. After the Malpas’s tunnel, you can admire the cascade of the 9 locks of Fonsérannes before aching Béziers.

Day 4: Béziers - Sète | 45 km

Cap towards the Mediterranean sea ! Through a pleasant cycle path, the canal guides you towards Sète and its mediterranean atmosphere. While riding along the Herault river, you will reach Onglous’s beacon, where the Canal du Midi thrown in the pond of Thau. Then, it is while skirting the Mediterranean’s beaches that you will reach Sète.

Day 5: Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 31st 2018 to April 29th 2018 635,00 €
    Single room supplement : 170,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +130,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From April 30th 2018 to September 30th 2018 570,00 €
    Single room supplement : 195,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From October 1st 2018 to October 31st 2018 635,00 €
    Single room supplement : 170,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +130,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in 2-star and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 4 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 diner (drinks not included)
  • Equipped cycle rental for 3 days (with helmet) and repatriation
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 3 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (4 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Sète to Carcassonne
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Accommodation in charming hotels
    Supplement : 
    + 150.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 75.00 €   (amounts to €270 for the single supplement)
  • Extra night in Carcassonne

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    65.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 55.00 €
  • Extra night in Sète

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    50.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in Carcassonne (upgraded accommodation)

    4-star 'superior' category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    80.00 €   per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in Sète (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star 'superior' category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    95.00 €   per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 80.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +30 €
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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 Carcassonne from Sète by train:

Sète train station > Carcassonne 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 CARCASSONNE:

 

CAR:
From A61 highway > Exit n°23 direction « Carcassonne ». Then follow D6161 and D112.

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Carcassonne train station.


Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Carcassonne train station: about €8 / €15.

 

PLANE:

. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Montpellier train station > Narbonne train station > Carcassonne train station

or Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Valence TGV train station > Montpellier train station > Carcassonne train station.

 

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Gare de Lyon train station > Narbonne train station or Montpellier train station > Carcassonne train station.

 

. From Carcassonne airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.

 

Testimonials
  • Emma P. (France) - Septembre 2017

    "Great trip - really enjoyable. Clear directions, great hotels and great route to take in South France. Thanks!"

  • David B. (England) - Août 2016

    "A great service made a great holiday - thank you!"

  • ISABELLE (France) - Juillet 2014

    "Très belle expérience !"

  • 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. "