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Canal du Midi

Enjoyment and precious buildings.

60.000 trees have been planted along Canal du Midi in France to affix the bank. Until today many trees are seaming the waterway which leads from Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea. The trees also shade the tow paths and roads which are leading during this journey to the numerous cultural monuments: to cathedrals and palaces, to roman and medieval buildings. Besides richness of culture there are also culinary delicacies located at Canal du Midi. Great wine is growing and wonderful cuisine has its origin here. Enjoyment is tradition.

Medium
Medium
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and distribution of rental bikes (if booked).

Castelnaudary ist the destination of your tour today. In former times it was the place of a lot of mills. Till today the Moulin de Cagurel from the 17th century on the pestilence hill testifies it. Splendid manors, built in the 17th century too, and beautiful half-timbered houses let this town become an architectural jewel. A popular culinary delicacy in Castelnaudary is the savoury bean stew Cassoulet, which came up during the Hundred Years‘ War. Pork or duck, bacon, garlic sausage and white beans are possible ingredients.

Carcassonne is today one of the best preserved fortress towns in Europe and since 1997 part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The mightiest building of the town and one of the biggest fortresses in Europe is the fortress Cité Médiévale of Carcassonne with its 52 towers. You can experience the lively Carcassonne best in the downtown with its lively streets and the bastion Saint Louis. Here you have the chance to taste the Micheline, an herb liqueur of the region. Worth visiting is the house of memories, which tells you a lot of things about live and fate of the Cathari. Carcassonne was a centre of the Christian Faith Movement of the Carthari, which were banished from town in 1209

Carcassonne free disposal or a round trip to Montolieu. There are 15 antique stores with over 200.000 books in the worth seeing city of book “Montagnes Noires”. The former royal textile manufacturing was declared to a National Monument in 2004.

Enjoy of the most scenic parts of your journey alongside the Canal de la Robine and the Canal du Midi. Villages, wine-growing estates and vineyards are located pictorially around the waterways. You reach Olonzac. You will have the chance to taste some good wines.

 The former capital of the Romanesque antiquity was the first Roman colony outside of Italy. Sights like the relics of the street “Via Domitia“ or the houses-bridge with Roman origin “Pont des Marchands“ are evidences of this time. But later centuries too have left their marks in the town: for example the archbishop’s palace or the Gothic cathedral.

Pines shade your way to the mouth of the Hérault and further alongside the Canal du Midi to Béziers. The town can look back to a 2,700 years old history. And it is the birthplace of that man too, who was the father of the Canal du Midi: Pierre-Paul Riquet. The alley Paul-Riquet in the centre of the town is dedicated to him. Béziers is located scenic in a winegrowing region, where the grapes for an excellent wine grow. Maybe you allow yourself a glass?

You start your tour of today in the port and fishermen-town Sète, where the Canal du Midi flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The town is surrounded by water and its surname is “Venice des Languedoc“. The reasons for this surname are beneath the Canal du Midi countless additional waterways, which cross the town. Your cycling alongside the Canal du Midi leads you past masterpieces of engineering like the lock of Agde. It is the only round lock of the Canal du Midi and was built with volcanic rock. The basic measurements of the lock are 29.90 metres diameter and 5.20 metres depth. Cap d´Agde at the Mediterranean Sea is your destination today. The biggest European marina is part of the French town Agde and a paradise for water sportsmen like divers, surfers or sailors. But people, who just want to bath and to rest at the beach, get their money‘s worth too.

The "modern" Sète was built in the middle of the 17th century by Paul Riquet so that his Canal du Midi would have a port on the Mediterranean. There were Romans here, naming this Mons Setius some 17 centuries earlier, and pirates were ensconsced on Mont Saint-Clair in the 16th century. But it was Riquet's new "Port-Saint-Louis-du-Cap-de-Cette" that became the seaside and canal town of today.
 

Tour character

This tour is slight-challenging. You cycle on asphalted paths, gravel roads and side roads with less traffic.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
26.09.2021 - 02.10.2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
10.04.2021 - 25.06.2021
29.08.2021 - 25.09.2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
26.06.2021 - 28.08.2021

Arrival Saturday
Canal du Midi, 10 days, Cat. A, FR-CMRTS-10A
Base price
1,379.00
1,479.00
1,519.00
Surcharge half board 9x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 375.00 375.00 375.00
Surcharge single room 330.00 330.00 330.00
Canal du Midi, 10 days, Cat. B, FR-CMRTS-10B
Base price
1,059.00
1,119.00
1,159.00
Surcharge half board 9x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 250.00 250.00 250.00
Surcharge single room 260.00 260.00 260.00

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels (french classification) 1x Cambre d'hotes

Category B: 2**- and 3***-hotels (french classification) 1x Cambre d'hotes

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Arrival Saturday
Canal du Midi, 10 days, Cat. A, FR-CMRTS-10A
Base price
Surcharge half board 9x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
Canal du Midi, 10 days, Cat. B, FR-CMRTS-10B
Base price
Surcharge half board 9x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
1,379.00
375.00
330.00
1,059.00
250.00
260.00
1,479.00
375.00
330.00
1,119.00
250.00
260.00
1,519.00
375.00
330.00
1,159.00
250.00
260.00

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels (french classification) 1x Cambre d'hotes

Category B: 2**- and 3***-hotels (french classification) 1x Cambre d'hotes

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Toulouse
Double room p. P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Sète
Double room p. P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Toulouse
Double room p. P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
Sète
Double room p. P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
80.00
40.00
107.00
87.00
72.00
37.00
72.00
37.00
80.00
40.00
107.00
87.00
72.00
37.00
72.00
37.00
80.00
40.00
107.00
87.00
72.00
37.00
72.00
37.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021

Arrival Saturday
Toulouse
Double room p. P. cat. A 80.00 80.00 80.00
Surcharge single room 40.00 40.00 40.00
Sète
Double room p. P. cat. A 107.00 107.00 107.00
Surcharge single room 87.00 87.00 87.00
Toulouse
Double room p. P. cat. B 72.00 72.00 72.00
Surcharge single room 37.00 37.00 37.00
Sète
Double room p. P. cat. B 72.00 72.00 72.00
Surcharge single room 37.00 37.00 37.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
89.00
89.00
145.00
219.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your booked catergory
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer to Toulouse every Saturday and Monday costs EUR 75 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary, payable on site. Max. 6 persons., Reservation is necessary, payable on site.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Toulouse and Sète
  • Airports Toulouse, Montpellier or Béziers/Cap d´Agde
  • parking garage near the hotel, approx. EUR 16,- per day

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Marie Fischer DE | 05.12.2019
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