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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
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Eva Strassgschwandtner
Eva Strassgschwandtner
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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, you have to try it!

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.

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?

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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
26.03.2022 - 08.04.2022
25.09.2022 - 01.10.2022

arrival saturday
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 24.06.2022
28.08.2022 - 24.09.2022

arrival saturday
Season 3
25.06.2022 - 27.08.2022

arrival saturday
Canal du Midi, 8 days, cat. A, FR-CMRTS-08A
Base price
1,029.00
1,099.00
1,119.00
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 260.00 260.00 260.00
Surcharge single room 280.00 280.00 280.00
Canal du Midi, 8 days, cat. B, FR-CMRTS-08B
Base price
879.00
979.00
999.00
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 190.00 190.00 190.00
Surcharge single room 210.00 210.00 210.00

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels (french clasification) and Chambre d'hotes

Category B: 2**- and 3***-hotels (french clasification) and Chambre d'hotes

Season 1
Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022
arrival saturday
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
arrival saturday
Season 3
Jun 25, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
arrival saturday
Canal du Midi, 8 days, cat. A, FR-CMRTS-08A
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
Canal du Midi, 8 days, cat. B, FR-CMRTS-08B
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
1,029.00
260.00
280.00
879.00
190.00
210.00
1,099.00
260.00
280.00
979.00
190.00
210.00
1,119.00
260.00
280.00
999.00
190.00
210.00

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels (french clasification) and Chambre d'hotes

Category B: 2**- and 3***-hotels (french clasification) and Chambre d'hotes

Season 1
Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
Season 3
Jun 25, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
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
58.00
80.00
40.00
107.00
87.00
72.00
37.00
72.00
58.00
80.00
40.00
107.00
87.00
72.00
37.00
72.00
58.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Toulouse
  Season 1
Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022

arrival saturday
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

arrival saturday
Season 3
Jun 25, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022

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 58.00 58.00 58.00
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
139.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your booked category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • 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 by bus to Toulouse (minimum 4 persons) every saturday and monday costs € 85 per person, for your own bike additional €19,-, reservation is necessary, payable on site. Max. 6 persons.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Toulouse or Sète
  • Airports: Toulouse, Montpellier or Béziers/Cap d´Agde
  • parking garage near the hotel, costs approx. €16,- / 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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Eva Strassgschwandtner, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Axel T. DE | 04.06.2019
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