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Canal du Midi by bike, Castelnaudary to Narbonne - 7 days

Reference - 656625FR / 594625FR

7 days and 6 nights bike trip in a hotel along the Canal du Midi, standard or comfort version. Online circuit from Castelnaudary in 4 stages.

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Cycling route on the Canal du midi

 

 

The Canal du Midi is a unique and exceptional cycle route, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This itinerary in 7 days and 6 nights invites you to discover a region with an incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage between Castelnaudary and the medieval city of Carcassonne along the canal. 

 

Points of interest of the stay:

  • The medieval city of Carcassonne
  • The Canal du Midi
  • Castelnaudary
  • Narbonne

Day 1 - Arrival in Castelnaudary


Arrival in Castelnaudary and installation at your hotel.
First night in Castelnaudary.

 

Day 2 - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - 52 Km


This stage will take you to Carcassonne, a fortress town surrounded by two 3 km long enclosures and protected by 52 towers. The lower town is a medieval bastide that you will enjoy exploring.
Night in Carcassonne.

 

Day 3 - Visit of Carcassonne


Take advantage of this day to discover the Medieval City and the Bastide Saint-Louis and the history of the city of Carcassonne.
Night in Carcassonne.

 

Day 4 - from Carcassonne to Homps / la redorte - 45 Km

 

In order to cross the Fresquel and the Orbiel, two aqueduct bridges were built before Trèbes and its lively river port, its cafes-restaurants along the canal and the St-Etienne church nestled in the heart of the old village. This is the opportunity to discover the Minervois and its famous vineyards.

The banks of the Canal du Midi were impacted by the bad weather of 2018, some parts are still closed but you can drive along an undeveloped rolling greenway, without difficulty.
Overnight in La Redorte.

 

Day 5 - from Homps / La Redorte to Narbonne - 25 Km


The stage is flat, but some parts of the track are still in poor condition, you take a variant on a short stage through the junction canal to Sallèles-d'Aude. Your route continues on the road shared by Cuxac-d'Aude up to the Canal de la Robine at the Raonel lock to Narbonne via a beautiful, well-equipped greenway.
Night in Narbonne.

 

Day 6 - Narbonne loop - 45 km

 

2 options are available to you for this discovery day around Narbonne:

  1. Day towards the beaches of Port la Nouvelle or Gruissan via the Canal de la Robine
  • Return towards the Canal du Midi towards Béziers via the 9 locks of Fonsérane. At the bend of a bend, you arrive at the Oppidum d'ensérune, a former Roman fortification, then return to Narbonne.

Night in Narbonne.

 

Day 7 - Narbonne - end of the tour


End of your cycling trip with the Bicyclette Verte after breakfast.
Return by train, in the morning, from Narbonne to Castelnaudary with bicycle transport.
Additional night in Toulouse possible.

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General informations :

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 3 * (local standards)
  • Comfort level of the comfort version accommodation: 3 and 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Achievable between April and October 2021 :
- Departure from Castelnaudary, every day
- High season from 12/06 to 17/09.


Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Roadbook : we provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture)

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Half board except in Narbonne
  • Transfer back to the starting point
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • BicyPack
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance


Levels:


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat, roads and rolling paths. Program with 90% of cycle paths. Some delicate passages, branches, grass, brambles, not recommended with a trailer or with a child under 12 years old.

 

Weather :


Very shaded, mild sun, a little wind, pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality:


35 to 52 km of hiking per day, or about 3 to 4 hours of cycling.
Easy to follow route, along the canals.

 

Bibliography:


- Bike guide on the Canal du Midi
- Bike guide on the Canal des 2 Mers 

 

Extra nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of your stay.
It is also possible to book an extra night in Toulouse as well as train tickets from Toulouse to Castelnaudary. This trip is possible between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m (price: around 15 € per ticket).

 

Food :


Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice) or buffet.
Lunches: not included
Dinners: Half-board option, at the hotel or restaurant nearby.

 

The bike :


- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be returned to you at the hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. We will take care of his return.

 

- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.

 

Assistance:


Assistance in case of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).

 

Return transfer by train:


We can book your return on TER trains. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you on arrival.

 

Return transfer by minibus:


We can bring you back to the starting point by minibus with bike and luggage see the "return transfer" price the price is per person based on 2 to 6 people.

 

Luggage:


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage by person (max. 20 kg).

 

Roadbook :


Delivery of the travel book by post, in dematerialized version or at the first hotel. This notebook includes detailed maps and a description of the routes and vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as labels for luggage.

 

Transport :


- By train: TGV to Toulouse.
- By road: A10 and A62 motorways: Paris - Bordeaux - Toulouse
(take direction city center when arriving in Toulouse)
- By plane: TOULOUSE BLAGNAC international airport
- Taxi: A trip between Blagnac and the city center costs around € 50.

 

Parking :


A parking space is possible at the first hotel, payable locally.

 

Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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Bike the helmet

(+ 15.00 €)

Extra dinners

(+ 98.00 €)

Return by train

(+ 28.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

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