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Cycle along the historic Canal du Midi

Languedoc Wine Cycling Tour

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Cycle along the historic Canal du Midi
Fall in love with Languedoc’s countryside as you cycle from Toulouse to Montpellier following the Canal du Midi during this enthralling, 7-day cycling tour.
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Highlights

7-day cycling tour from Toulouse to Montpellier

Explore the towns of Minerviois, Pezenas, Montpellier and the city of Carcassonne

Discover the heart of the Languedoc region as you cycle from along the Canal du Midi from the charming city of Toulouse to the lush vineyards of Montpellier. Start your discovery in Toulouse, the capital of the Occitanie region located on the banks of the Garonne River. Then, follow the bike path along the beautiful Canal du Midi until you reach Carcassonne. Established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canal du Midi is on the oldest canals of Europe. It runs from Toulouse to Etang de Thau near the Mediterranean. From Carcassonne, travel to the wine region of Minervois, known for its distinctive red wines. Then, continue to the beautiful village of Pezenas. Finish your tour with a stop in Montpellier, a charming city near the coast of France packed with elegant buildings, museums and beautiful cathedrals.

This tour is avialable daily from May to October.

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Included

6-night hotel accommodation
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
Hybrid bike rental
Orientation in person with a local guide
Detailed road book including details maps and touristic information
1 GPS for 3 people
All luggage transfers
Comprehensive trip literature
Technical and emergency support available at all times

Itinerary

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Day 1
Toulouse

Arrive at your hotel. This evening, orientation and bike set up at your hotel.

Day 2
Canal du Midi (70 km)

Leave the town and follow the bike path along the shady and quite Canal du Midi countryside. Towards the end of the day take country roads to reach town.

Breakfast
Day 3
Carcassonne (56 km)

Today is a fairly challenging countryside ride. You will be in the nature of the Tarn area to reach Carcassonne.

Breakfast
Day 4
Carcassonne – Minervois (72 km)

Today, you will alternate your path from along the canal to country roads that bring you through the heart of the Minervois vineyards.

Breakfast
Day 6
Pézenas – Montpellier (56 km)

Follow the route in direction of Montbazin then join the cycle path of Villeyrac that will bring you to Cournonterral and on to Montpellier.

Breakfast
Day 5
Minervois – Pezenas (53 km or 64 km)

Two options for this day in the vineyards:

  • Option 1: Travel from Capestang, to visit the centre of Beziers.
  • Option 2: From Quarante, head north through the vineyards to Saint Chinian. For both options, continue through the vineyards of the Orb valley where you can taste their wines.
Breakfast
Day 7
Montpellier

End of services following breakfast at your hotel.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
6 nights
from AUD3,369
per person, twin share
Toulous
May - October 2020
France & Monaco Brochure
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Important notes

This tour is suitable for someone with a hobby level of cycling experience with occasional short climbs.

 

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