The Canal du Midi and Mediterranean Wine Route: From Carcassonne to Collioure
Arrival in Carcassonne
Welcome in Carcassonne
Welcome to Carcassonne, a medieval hilltop town in Languedoc famous for its medieval citadel and ramparts.
Before settling in at our exceptional partner establishment, take the time to stroll through the winding streets of this beautiful city and discover all the riches it contains. Whether in the city center for its culture and its past as a cloth-making town or the medieval city itself, observe all these reminiscences of the past. Night in an exceptional establishment for one night as close as possible to the medieval city. You can also enjoy a moment of relaxation in the swimming pool accompanied by a cocktail that your accommodation may offer.
Free dinner and night in Carcassonne.
From Carcassonne to Paraza
Distance : 55 - 60 km
For your first day of cycling, you will now pedal between vineyards and small villages typical of the South of France. Stop at the small port of Homps: a short break in this village steeped in history will allow you to taste the best wines of the region. Once you arrive in Paraza, take advantage of this village to visit the various artists' shops or to take advantage of the various workshops and tastings offered by the castle overlooking the village.
Free dinner and night in Paraza.
From Paraza to Narbonne
Distance : 45 km
You continue your journey along the water in the middle of the Minervois vineyards, its pretty historic villages and its breathtaking panoramas. After a break at Le Somail, you take the Rebigue canal a few kilometers further. You then reach Narbonne and its rich heritage from more than 2500 years ago. Don't miss a visit to this ancient city before returning to your wine estate for the night.
Free dinner and night in Narbonne.
From Narbonne to Leucate
Distance : 35 - 40 km
You get back on your bikes and leave your charming estate to reach the Sainte Lucie nature reserve. Here's a change of atmosphere: you leave the vineyard fields and cycle through the middle of ponds and salt pans, a typical landscape of the Mediterranean coast. Take advantage of the different viewpoints to admire the pink flamingos. A stop on the wild beach of the old news seems obligatory for a swim in the middle of a postcard landscape. Arrival in Leucate to discover other, more subtle wines: here you can see red wines made from Syrah. Our partner hotel will be able to offer you quality local wines.
Free dinner and night in Leucate.
From Leucate to Argeles/Collioure
Distance : 55 - 60 km
Last stop to explore Collioure, this old fishing village. For this last day, you cycle along the coast, offering views of the sea. Le Barcarès, Canet en Roussillon, Saint Cyprien, so many names inviting you to taste a platter of oysters with the different cabins set up by the sea, accompanied by a glass of regional wine: a more powerful and velvety grape variety offering a sublime palette of flavors and smells. Arrival in Collioure, a charming little Catalan village which inspired the famous painters Matisse and Derain. Bordered by terraces of vines plunging in steps from the mountains towards the sea, you enjoy the panoramas, intertwined cobbled streets, art galleries and beaches. Wine tasting possible at our wine merchant partner Sylvain.
Free dinner and night in Collioure or Argelès.
End of stay
End of stay
Enjoy your last moments with our exceptional partner over breakfast.
End of our services.
The stages and partner accommodations listed are those we prefer. Depending on your registration date, we may have to book other accommodation of the same category or different stages for you. For "last-minute" bookings, we may have to offer you less comfortable accommodation and/or accommodation without a swimming pool, especially during the high summer season. We are fully aware of the different accommodation options available for each stage: we will choose the best available offer for you when you register.
|Package||Double room 2 pers.||Twin room 2 pers.||Triple room 3 pers.||Single room 1 pers.|
|From Carcassonne to Collioure 6 days / 5 nights||€2,190||€2,390||€1,890||€3,990|
NB: prices shown are per person.
OUR PRICE INCLUDES :
- 5 nights' accommodation in 4* accomodations
- Luggage transfer (1 bag per person)
- 7/7 telephone assistance
- Registration fees
- Tourist taxes
- Digital version of your roadbook on your smartphone
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
- Bike rental
- Transfers from your home to the meeting point and dispersal
- Parking space for your vehicle for the duration of your stay
- Lunches and dinners
- Personal expenses, drinks
- Our bicycle insurance. For more information, click here
- In general, everything not mentioned in "Our price includes" is included.
Options, supplements and reductions:
|Discount: No luggage transfer||-€70|
|Discount: group of more than 4 people||-€20|
|July / August||€100|
|Bike hire throughout the trip, including delivery to the start and its collection at the end - 5 days||€210|
|Extra bike hire for one day||€20|
|Hire of an electric bike (ebike), including delivery to the start and its collection at the end - 5 days||€280|
|Extra E-bike hire for one day||€35|
|Extra waterproof rear bag (20L) for the whole trip||€15|
|Supplementary nights at the beginning or end of your trip|
|Additional night in Carcassonne in single room (breakfast included)||€600|
|Additional night in Carcassonne in double room (breakfast included)||€330|
|Additional night in Carcassonne in triple room (breakfast included)||€250|
|Additional night in Collioure in single room (breakfast included)||€400|
|Additional night in Collioure in double room (breakfast included)||€200|
|Additional night in Collioure in triple room (breakfast included)||€230|
|Our suggestions during your holiday|
|Additional night in Narbonne in single room (breakfast included)||€900|
|Additional night in Narbonne in double room (breakfast included)||€450|
|Additional night in Narbonne in triple room (breakfast included)||€370|
NB: prices are per person.
Our host in Paraza
Here you will find one of the most beautiful châteaux in the area, with our partner guaranteeing an exceptional setting and welcome. Relax by the pool or take a moment in the spa before treating your palate to finely prepared dishes.
Our host in Narbonne
Here at our host's you'll find natural, elegant luxury that promises total rejuvenation. A moment by the pool surrounded by the vineyards of the estate, at the spa or on the sports wellness areas will allow you to live this experience to the full.
Our host in Collioure
On the shores of the Mediterranean, our partner will be delighted to welcome you to an old house dating from the 1870s, which has retained all its original splendour. In the midst of the old stonework, you can relax and enjoy the architecture of this beautiful building, with its French savoir faire.
NB : these are our preferred accommodations. Depending on your registration date, we may be able to reserve other accommodation of the same category for you.
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 brakes
- Bosch 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 stay
How do I get there?
- 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