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Canal du Midi
Tour Location
Country:
France
From:
Montpellier
To:
Carcassone
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer
Duration:
7 days
Terrain:
Flat (mostly), Quiet Roads
Bike Options:
Bike hire available, Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English, French, German
Cost From:
€1075
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
230 Km
Riding Days:
5
Daily Average:
46 Km
Month(s):
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
Departure:
18 Mar, 1, 15 and 29 Apr, 13 and 27 May, 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 9 and 23 Sep, 7 Oct 2018
Tour Operator:
France Bike
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Canal du Midi

7 Days 230 KmAVG 46 Km

The Canal du Midi is undoubtedly the most beautiful canal in Europe. It was built by Pierre Paul Riquet between 1667 and 1681 in order to link the Mediterranean to Atlantic Ocean. This idea had already been dreamt of by the Romans but was only carried out sixteen centuries later and even at that time was a considerable technological achievement. All along the 260 km of canal situated in the South of France with its 64 locks, you will come across authentic and varied landscapes where time seems to stand still silent. Cars and industry are missing, here the bicycle reigns, riding along the towpath under century old plane trees. France-Bike, has however, extended this bike tour for even more highlights in 2014, you’ll now also discover 2 other canals dating from the 18th Century, namely the Canal de la Robine to Narbonne, and the Rhone-Sète canal between Montpellier and Sète. This section alone has it all, as the canal leads through the heart of the lakes and marshland area, so typical of the Mediterranean. Flamingos, herons, gulls and countless other species of birds accompany you as soon as you set off. Culture and architecture fans are in for a treat: Visit elegant Montpellier, the lively port and fishing town of Sète, the Greek town of Agde with its Romanesque fortified church, Béziers Cathedral and beautiful old town, Narbonne and Archbishop's Palace, Gothic cathedral and underground Roman storage facilities, Carcassonne with the most powerful medieval double fortification in Europe (UNESCO World Heritage) and finally Toulouse, the red city on the Garonne River. And this tour is of course also a culinary journey of discovery through the varied and excellent southern cuisine. Discover new places, new smells, get some fresh air, look around you and relax on your bicycle while at the same time undertaking an activity which is good for your mind and body. This promenade along the water’s edge away from traffic will allow you to meet local people and other tourists and to appreciate the wonderful local cuisine.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: 220 €
Booking Conditions
If the minimum number of 8 participants is not achieved, France-Bike will inform you at least 28 days before the tour start.
Inclusions
6 nights in carefully chosen 3 *** and 4**** hotels
6x breakfast
6x dinner
tourist tax
luggage transport (1 piece per person)
France-Bike security vest
English, French and German speaking guide, Prof. Dr. Dr.c.e. Josef Smets, specialist for French history and culture
Options
Bike hire 80 €
Electric bike 150 €
Self guided tour from 695 €
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