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Bordeaux to Carcassonne Canal Bike
Tour Location
Country:
France
From:
Saint-Emilion
To:
Carcassonne
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Self Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3245
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
May, Jun, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Freewheeling Adventures

Bordeaux to Carcassonne Canal Bike

8 Days Easy

Get intimate with rural France as you trace the Canal des Deux Mers – an ancient thoroughfare linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. In the Middle Ages, when transport over land was slow and dangerous, canals were constructed to ship wares all over Europe quickly and more effectively. Goods were placed on barges in the narrow waterways and then bow-hauled to their destinations by gangs of men on shore. Although this method of transport is long gone, the remnants of these well traveled routes provide a thought-provoking counterpoint to modern life, especially when following the canal paths at a bicycle’s pace. The canals are dotted with locks, each one a tiny hub of activity for the cozy hamlets and rural communities surrounding them, and the well worn trails beside the canals are perfect for contemplative cycling.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: US 765
Inclusions
7 breakfasts, 5 light picnic lunches, 5 dinners, van and guide support, route notes and maps, luggage handling, taxes
Options
Self-guided US 3245
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