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Family cycling tour along the canal du Midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne Ref. : CM1 FAM

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Let the route of the canal guide you as it presents all its history punctuated by conquests, boat cruises, sunny walks. The ‘Canal du Midi’ offers you all its numerous architectural and cultural treasures : amazing civil engineering structures, Cathar vestiges…
This is also an opportunity to meet with numerous house-boats and its inhabitants in a country of ‘art de vivre’. Vineyard landscapes, countryside, pine and olive trees will punctuate your stay.

Your Canal du Midi cycling 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 | 35 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: Departure during the day

 

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 31st 2018 to April 29th 2018 655,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    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 565,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From October 1st 2018 to October 31st 2018 655,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    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 1st 2019 to April 29th 2019 655,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    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 2019 to September 30th 2019 565,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From October 1st 2019 to October 31st 2019 655,00 €
    Single room supplement : 175,00 €
    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 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 Carcassonne to Toulouse
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Accommodation in charming hotels
    Supplement : 
    + 105.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 75.00 €   (amounts to €250 for the single supplement)
  • Half board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 80.00 €   (3 extra dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Half board supplement (upgraded accomodation)
    Supplement : 
    + 115.00 €  (3 extra dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Private transfer from carcassonne to Toulouse
    Supplement : 
    + 180.00 €  (from 1 to 4 participants)
  • Extra night in Toulouse

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 55.00 €
  • Extra night in Carcassonne

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 35.00 €
  • Extra night in Toulouse (upgraded accommodation)

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

    95.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 90.00 €
  • 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 : 
    + 35.00 €
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 Toulouse from Carcassonne by train: Carcassonne 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.