The original trip has been modified by adding an extra day in order to make the mileage more suitable for the leisurely cyclist. Toulouse is your point of departure for this journey along the ‘Canal du Midi’, which was classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
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The journey is one of exceptional beauty; the canal is bordered almost all of the way by plane trees, sometimes pine trees, poplars or cypresses. The canal takes you through the heart of the countryside in both the Midi Pyrenees and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of South-West France. This is an area of extensive farm land and in particular, vineyards. The wine in this region can be superb. There are plenty of opportunities to taste the wine, as well as visit ancient towns and monuments along the way. This particular tour takes in the ancient cities of Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, and Narbonne, all with the comfort of 2* and 3* hotel accommodation.
Level of difficulty
Flat itinerary except for the optional loop from Carcassone. From 14 miles to 40 miles per day. Note that the path alongside the canal is mainly a dirt track rather than tarmac.
Your bag (one per person) is transferred by taxi between the hotels. If hiring a bike, you will be able to pick this up from the start of the holiday in Toulouse and then leave it in Narbonne at the end.
A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.
Hotels, breakfasts, 3 evening meals, luggage transfers, maps and route notes.
Transfers to the start of the route and from the finishing point, insurance, lunches, evening meals (except for 3), train travel (about 22€ for the Narbonne to Toulouse journey).
- Bike rental (hybrid bike) : 140€
- Single room supplement : 248€
- July and August departure : 56€
Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.
|From Toulouse to Castelnaudary|
|From Castelnaudary to Carcassonne|
|Carcassonne, Castles and Caves|
|Carcassonne to Homps/Olonzac|
|Homps to Narbonne|
|Narbonne to the Mediterranean|
|From Narbonne to Toulouse|