France - Bike tour along Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Agde

France - Bike tour along Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Agde

Self-guided Cycling holiday on the Midi Canal.

This tour  follows a route which takes you to the best sites Languedoc has to offer (including Carcassonne) while doing quality miles on quiet roads.

Starting in Toulouse, the Canal du Midi is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

It flows to the seas through a green ravine, crossing villages and historical estates like Carcassonne, Béziers, and Agde. You’ll discover the story of a country shaped by men through nature and architecture.This mostly flat route can be done in either directions. 

Day 1

Night B&B in a 3-star hotel or a4-star hotel for the upgraded version

Day 2

Take the cycle lane in the heart of Toulouse. Ride through the Lauragais countryside, following a path which has been used for centuries, until you reach Naurouze the highest point along the canal -189m! This is also the water parting line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterrannean Sea. Castelnaudary at the end of the ride is a city which has played an important role in the history of Catharism and is the Cassoulet terroir !.
Night in B&B ina 2-star hotel or a 3-star hotel for the upgraded version.

Day 3

The locks will now be crossed downstream instead of upstream. Today beautiful landscapes between Castelnaudary and Carcassonne. The locks and bridges line the canal such as the Treboul, Mezeran, Espitalt and Rebenty aqueducts, the villages of Ste Eulalie (700m from the canal and its Romanesque bell tower), Pennautier, a fortified village and its 17thcentury castle and finally the beautiful Carcassonne, an amazing city that it is worth the visit! Night in B&B in a 3-star hotel or a 4-star hotel for the upgraded version.

Day 4

CARCASSONNE - HOMPS (or la Redorte) 42 km or 37 km
The terrain is flat, but the path is sometimes in bad shape. However, a hybrid bike is capable of overcoming the obstacles that this might otherwise pose. The route passes by the Roman bridge of Trèbes, the village of Puicheri, Marseilette and lastly,you will come to the Port Homps.
Night in a guesthouse in Homps or La Redote-B&B.

Day 5

Downstream from Homps, the rugged terrain surrounding the canal needed the building of impressive feats of engineering. That’s the reason why over 4 kms no less than 4 bridges and aqueducts line your way. Once you arrive in Caspestang, discover the castle and its 14th century collegiate church dedicated to St Etienne and its lagoon, from which the village gets its name, « Lou Cap de l’estang ».
Night in a Guest House in Capestang.

Day 6

THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM CAPESTANG A AGDE - 50 km + Agde –Béziers (train)
Follow the canal up to Béziers by the 7 locks of Fonserannes, and then go ahead to the Greek city of Agde and then to the Grau d’Adge to reach the sea! You will then go back to Béziers by train.
Night in Beziers inB&B in a 2-star hotel or a 4-star hotel for the upgraded version.

Day 7

Departure After breakfast, Please note that we can arrange additional nights if necessary

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Duration :
7 Days
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Included : see the details in Dates and Prices section

Accommodation in 2 different categories of hotels

Luggage transfer

map and road book,

English Assistance for your reservation and during your stay.

Option : Hybrid Bike or Electric bike rental 




Starts in :Toulouse
Ends in : Agde

Access : Toulouse (TGV or airport)
Departure : Beziers (Tgv)

Information : click on "ask for more information"

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65

How to reserve ? see details in Dates and Prices section


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The city of Toulouse , the capital of Occitany

Carcassonne Unesco Heritage city

The edges of the canal with locks and bridges

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