It is worth arriving early because Toulouse is also known as the "ville rose" (red city) due to the reddish stone of many buildings. Marvel at the mighty Basilica St-Sernin de Toulouse and taste duck breast with green beans, a culinary specialty.
You will start your first day of cycling in a relaxed way, because you will soon reach the Canal du Midi. Along the beautiful banks under shade-giving trees, through which the sun peeps, you cycle to Castelnaudary, once the "city of mills". Of the former 32 mills, only a few remain, but the town exudes typical southern French flair. Stroll through the small center and along the colorful harbor. Famous for the place, untel today, is the "Cassoulet", a hearty bean stew.
The idyllic cycling route along the Canal du Midi tempts you to stroll and dream, but your destination Carcassonne, one of the largest medieval fortified cities in Europe, beckons. Marvel at the double ring of large massive crenellated walls. The ring measures 3 km in diameter and is an unforgettable sight with its 52 mighty towers.
Wonderfully idyllic you roll along the Canal du Midi. You will pass through charming little towns and several locks. Observe the hustle and bustle at the locks and greet the many leisure captains on their houseboats. Look forward to Olonzac in the wine-growing region of Minervois, you will be thrilled. Until today the winegrowing characterizes the place, many wine merchants are waiting for your visit.
In no time you are back at the Canal du Midi, where you are welcomed by the picturesque village of Homps with the third largest harbor of the canal. You will roll to Narbonne with pleasure. Marvel at the unfinished Saint Just et Saint Pasteur Cathedral, Saint Paul Basilica and the Palace of the Archbishops. Stroll through the city - it's worth it!
The Canal du Midi leads you to the charming village of Capestang today. Enjoy a coffee at the market place and let yourself be fascinated by this medieval town before you cycle on to Béziers. The town is the birthplace of Paul Riquet, builder of the Canal du Midi and center of the wine trade. It is also known as the "Seville of France" because of its bullfights. Enjoy the small town and the impressive 600 m long magnificent promenade, the archbishop's palace and the cathedral.
Up to Agde with its closed medieval townscape you roll comfortably along the Canal du Midi. Slowly you will notice that the air is getting saltier as you reach the Mediterranean coast with its wide white beaches. Look forward to Sète, which is almost completely surrounded by water and is called "Little Venice of the Languedoc". Enjoy the flair of the maritime city and stroll along the restaurant mile at the water, where many restaurants tempt you to stop for a bite to eat.
After varied days you will reach the Mediterranean Sea. We are happy to book additional nights for you. If you would like to return to Toulouse, you can book our practical return transfer in a minibus.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- personal welcome meeting and tour breefing
Below you will find specific information about the Canal du Midi Tour from Toulouse with charm. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel: +49 6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Toulouse can be reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to reach our partner hotel in Toulouse from the train station is a short cab ride. Current timetable information and price information can be found conveniently at www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the arrival hotel
Sufficient parking spaces are available in a parking garage near the starting hotel (costs approx. 16.00 € per day).
Condition of the cycle paths
You cycle on flat, slightly hilly cycle paths, which are only partly asphalted. Most of the stages are on narrow sandy and gravel paths as well as on roads with little traffic.
Available rental bikes
If you prefer a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up at your destination. You can choose between 7-speed bikes with coaster brake or 21-speed gear bikes with shift and freewheel (both unisex and men's bikes). Furthermore, 8-speed e-bikes with coaster brake (all unisex) are available on request. You simply indicate your bike wish when booking.
Return transfer to the starting hotel
The return transfer is bookable on Saturday or Monday from Sète for 85,00 € per person. A reservation is required at the time of booking, a maximum of 6 people can be transported. The payment will be made on the spot. For the return transport of your own bike we charge 19,00 € extra.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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