Canal du Midi by bike - From Toulouse to Agde, Sète or Montpellier
Visit Toulouse by bike or on foot
Arrival in Toulouse
Arrival at your charming B&B, ideally situated in Toulouse. Your hosts will welcome you into an authentic “Toulousaine” with garden, veranda and elegant salons. Your bike will be available from 19h00, should you fancy an evening ride. Living in Toulouse ourselves, we really want you to like the city as much as we do! Night in Toulouse.
Suggestion 1 – Toulouse
Tour of Toulouse by bike and supplementary nights possible (options)
The canal du midi from Toulouse to Castelnaudary
Distance cycled: 60 km
After a good breakfast in the peaceful gardens, you set off for your first stretch of the canal: 50 km of tarmacked green lane, offering excellent cycling conditions. You can pause at seuil de Naurouze, watershed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and an ideal spot for a break. Night in Castelnaudary. You host will provide you with recommendations of the best places to discover the gastronomy of the city.
Suggestion 2 – Lauragais
Supplementary stage possible to allow this first leg to be divided into to 2 days of 30 km (options)
The Canal du Midi by bike from Castelnaudary to Carcasonne
Distance cycled: 41 km
After Castelnaudary, the canal du midi becomes a little wilder… You can enjoy the peace of the surrounding landscape before arriving in the middle of the day in Carcassonne, with plenty of time to visit this splendid medieval city. Night in Carcassonne.
Suggestion 3 – Day in Carcassonne
We strongly recommend this supplementary night which will allow you to explore the medieval city.
The Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Homps
Distance cycled: 41 km
From now on you are pedalling between vineyards and villages typical of the south of France. In the small, historic port of Homps, you will be able to taste some of the best wines of the region. Homps is ideally situated between the terroirs of Minervois, to the north, and Corbieres to the south. Night in a B&B with swimming pool in Homps or Olonzac.
Suggestion 4 – Minerve
Stage to Minerve with overnight in Le Somail – 36 km (options)
The Canal du Midi from Homps to Capestang
Distance cycled: 43 km
After Homps, you will discover a series of engineering feats on the canal du midi. Man has had to show great ingenuity constructing the canal through this rugged stretch of terrain. Overnight in Caspestang, a pretty 14th century village.
The Canal du Midi from Capestang to Agde
Distance cycled: 42 km
Bit by bit, the scent of the sea gets closer on this last day … La pointe des Onglous, where the canal du midi joins the lagoon of the étang de Thau, is a magical place. Taking a moment to savour your arrival, you may well spot flamingos. This is also the moment to enjoy some oysters or mussels from nearby Bouzigues. Your trip finishes in the centre of Agde, where you drop off your bike with our partners, situated near the main train station.
Your trip finishes on arrival in Agde if you have chosen the 6 day / 5 night version, from Toulouse to Agde. Supplementary night in Agde is an option.
The Canal du Midi from Agde to Sète
Distance cycled: 35 km
We strongly recommend that you continue your journey until arriving on the shores of the Mediterranean at Sète. You can then make the most of a highly enjoyable cycle path between the lagoon of the étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea. You could even take a break from cycling for a swim in the sea! On arrival in Sète, you can enjoy the comings and goings of the fishing boats in the historic port, which is unusually situated right in the town centre.
Your trip ends in Sète if you have chosen the 7 day / 6 night version, from Toulouse to Sète. Supplementary night in Sète is an option.
The Canal du Rhone bu bike from Sète to Montpellier
Distance cycled : 45 km
After Toulouse, we propose that you discover another large and beautiful city of the South of France : Montpellier ! From Sète, you continue along the canal du Rhône, through the heart of a nature reserve, before following a cycle path into the centre of Montpellier.
Your trip ends on arrival in Montpellier if you have chosen the 8 day / 7 night version, from Toulouse to Montpellier. Supplementary night in Montpellier is an option.
The names and photos of the accommodation are given for information purposes. According to availability, the B&Bs or hotels could be changed without warning and replaced by another establishment of the same category.
|Package||Double room 2 pers.||Twin room 2 pers.||Triple room 3 pers.||Single room 1 pers.|
|Cycling holidays 6 days /5 nights - From Toulouse to Agde 6 days / 5 nights||€570||€590||€540||€850|
|Cycling holidays 7 days / 6 nights - From Toulouse to Sète 7 days / 6 nights||€670||€690||€620||€990|
|Cycling holidays 8 days / 7 nights - From Toulouse to Montpellier 8 days / 7 nights||€780||€800||€740||€1,190|
NB: prices shown are per person.
OUR PRICE INCLUDES :
- 5/6/7 nights in pretty B&Bs or hotels**
- Phone support 7/7
- Luggage transfers (1 bag per person)
- Taxes de séjour (local accommodation tax)
- A digital roadbook to download on your mobile
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Bike hire throughout the trip, including delivery to the start and its collection at the end (130€)
- The registration fee (15 € per person) - FREE if you pay by credit card or by bank transfer
- Travel between your home and the start and end of the holidayLunches and dinners
- Spending on personal items such as souvenirs and drinks
- Travel insurance covering cancellation, illness and repatriation
- Our bicycle insurance. For more information, please click here.
- Generally all that is not mentioned in ‘Our Price Includes’
Options, supplements and reductions:
|Discount: No luggage transfer||-€70|
|Discount: groups of more than 4 people (From Toulouse to Agde)||-€20|
|Discount: groups of more than 4 people (From Toulouse to Sète)||-€25|
|Discount: groups of more than 4 people (From Toulouse to Montpellier)||-€30|
|July / August||€40|
|Bike hire throughout the trip, including delivery to the start and its collection at the end - 6 days||€130|
|Extra bike hire for one day||€10|
|Hire of an electric bike (ebike), including delivery to the start and its collection at the end - 6 days||€235|
|Extra E-bike hire for one day||€25|
|Extra waterproof rear bag (20L) for the whole trip||€15|
|Superior category of accommodation|
|"Comfort" option for 5 nights - charming B&B and hotels***||€145|
|"Comfort" option per additional night - Superior guest houses and hotels***||€30|
|"Privilege" option for 5 nights - Luxury guesthouses and hotels ****||€400|
|Supplementary nights at the beginning or end of your trip|
|Extra night in Agde in double room (breakfast included) - B&B or hotel**||€50|
|Extra night in Agde in single room (breakfast included) - B&B or hotel**||€100|
|Extra night in Agde in double room (breakfast included) - Hotel ***||€80|
|Extra night in Agde in single room (breakfast included) - Hotel ***||€190|
|Extra night in Sète in double room (breakfast included) - Hotel **||€50|
|Extra night in Sète in single room (breakfast included) - Hotel **||€100|
|Extra night in Sète in double room (breakfast included) - Hotel ***||€180|
|Extra night in Sète in single room (breakfast included) - Hotel ***||€90|
|Extra night in Montpellier in single room (breakfast included) - guesthouse or hotel**||€90|
|Extra night in Montpellier in double room (breakfast included) - guesthouse or hotel**||€55|
|Our suggestions during your holiday|
|Suggestion 1 - Extra night in Toulouse in B&B in double room (breakfast included)||€65|
|Suggestion 1 - Extra night in Toulouse in B&B in single room (breakfast included)||€110|
|Suggestion 2 - Additional stopover in Lauragais in double room (breakfast and luggage transfer included)||€75|
|Suggestion 2 - Additional stopover in Lauragais in single room (breakfast and luggage transfer included)||€115|
|Suggestion 3 - Extra night in Carcassonne in double room (breakfast included)||€60|
|Suggestion 3 - Extra night in B&B in single room (breakfast included)||€115|
|Suggestion 4 - Extra night in Homps in double room (breakfast included)||€50|
|Suggestion 4 - Extra night in Homps in single room (breakfast included)||€95|
|Suggestion 5 - Additional stopover in Le Somail in double room (breakfast and luggage transfer included)||€65|
|Suggestion 5 - Additional stopover in Le Somail single room (breakfast and luggage transfer included)||€110|
|Private return transfer Sète - Toulouse (group price)||€600|
NB: prices are per person.
OUR B&B IN TOULOUSE
OUR B&B IN CARCASSONNE
OUR B&B IN HOMPS
OUR B&B IN CAPESTANG
OUR B1B IN CASTELNAUDARY
A WORD FROM GUILHEM, LOCAL CYCLING GUIDE:
VTC FROM THE AMERICAN BRAND TREK
- High-stantard model chosen especially for the profile of our travelers
- A bike to fi your height (available in M, L and XL. For smaller height, other Trek and KTM models are available)
- Frame geometry and standover : easy to mount and dismount
- Front suspension
- Confort saddle
- Travel comfort handles
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Adjustable stem (for the comfort of your back)
- Rear stand
- Front and rear lighting by dynamo
ELECTRIC BIKE (VAE) FROM THE BRAND TREK
- High-stantard model chosen especially for the profile of our travelers.
- A bike to fi your height (available in XS, S, M, L and XL.
- Frame geometry and standover : easy to mount and dismount.
- Large 28 inch wheels that ensure precise steering and good performance.
- Powerfull hydraulic disc brakesBosch motor
All equipment included
- Waterproof rear panier Ortileb 20l
- Waterproof front panier with Ortlieb smartphone / roadbook holder
- Front and back lights
- Bike lock
- Repair kit
- Helmet provided free of charge on demand (please ask for one when you register
Nature Occitane provides an insurance for robbery and assitance for 1€50 per day and bike and/or equipment
At your charge if your bike or trailer are robbed :
Parking of your vehicle during your holiday
END OF YOUR TRIP
HOW TO GET THERE
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT :
- 1 sun hat or cap (helmet provided on request when you register)
- 1 scarf
- Breathable T-shirts
- 1 fleece
- 1 Gore-tex jacket, waterproof and breathable
- 2 pair of shorts (short or long), preferably padded for comfort on the bike
- 1 pair of comfortable trousers for the evening
- 1 swimming costume for the pool and your arrival at the sea
- 1 pair of multi-activity shoes for cycling and walking
- Tennis shoes or sandals for the evening
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pocket knife (to be put in the hold luggage if you take the plane)
- Toilet paper
- Soothing cream anti-friction