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Midi canal from Toulouse to the sea in 8 days

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Bike tour of 8 days and 7 nights along the Canal du Midi. Cycle through lovely villages like Carcassonne, Homps, Béziers and discover an extraordinary patrimony. Enjoy the local gastronomy.

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Basic price : 690.00 €
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Cycle along the Canal du midi by bike
Circut of 8 days and 7 nights

 

Dates

- Feasible from 04/04 to 03/10/2020
- Departure from Toulouse, everydays

- Hihgt season 04/07 to 29/08
 

Options

- Diners (half-board not in Toulouse)

- Bike rental (Hybrid or electrical bike)
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

- Transfer back to the starting point

BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials.
   (see technical sheet and price list)

 

General information
- On-line tour
- B&B tour

- Road Book provided

- Gps Track
- Visits not included

- Assistance

- Kids prices : contact us

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Day 1 - Arrival in Toulouse

Arrival in Toulouse, settling at the hotel, your road book is at the reception.Night in an Hotel*** 

(extra night possible in Toulouse)
 

Day 2 -  Toulouse to Castelnaudary 55km

Exit Toulouse along the canal and drive to Castelnaudary on a beautiful track with no trees (historic plane trees still remain!). Passage along the locks and crossing the threshold of Norouse, place of sharing of waters ... And yes the Canal du Midi does not flow from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean but in both directions ...

Night in Castelnaudary Hotel***

 

Day 3 - Castelnaudary to Carcassonne 52km

This stage will lead you to Carcasonne, fortress city. By itself, this fortress is worth the stop, its architecture is so impressive. During the summer, many festivals enliven the streets.

Night in Carcassonne Hotel****

 

Day 4 - Visit of Carcassonne and fortress hamlet

Free visit. Authentic medieval jewel, Carcassonne will elate you to the Middle Ages. If you wish so, you may cycle on a loop route around Carcassonne.

Night in Carcassonne Hotel****

 

Day 5 - Carcassonne to Homps 45km

Night in Homps Hotel**

 

Day 6  -  Homps to Narbonne 25 km

The terrain is flat but some parts of the cycle paths are in poor condition. Though, an hybrid bike overcomes easily these difficulties. For your pleasure, you will leave the canal to join Narbonne by the Canal de la Robine.

Night in Narbonne Hotel**

 

 

 

Day 7 - Loop route : 2 options 45 km

- Journey toward Port La Nouvelle or Gruissan beaches by the Canal de la Robine, or

- Back to the Canal du Midi toward Béziers. The canal dominates the area, in a bend you will get to the Opidium of Ansérune, an ancient roman fortification. You will get to Béziers by the 9 Fonsérane locks that allow boats to overcome a 25 meters change in altitude. Back to Narbonne

Night in Narbonne Hotel**

 

Day 8 - Narbonne to Castelnaudary

End of the tour after breakfast

 

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Levels  : 
2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :

Flat and low resistance path. Program with 90% of cycle paths. Some tricky sections (branches, grass, bushes)


Climate
Very shady, gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technicality:
35 to 52 km riding per day ie 3 to 4 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow (along the canals)

 

BicyPack
Created to help you, assist you, guide you. It is a box that you receive before your departure or that is delivered on the spot. It includes a GPS support, the Gps loaded with the routes of your circuit, an auxiliary battery with its connecting cord, a repair kit, emergency lighting, a knife and the corkscrew...

 

Bibliography :

- Maps and guide books on Canal du Midi sur cartovelo.fr

- Cycling guides on le canal du midi (2 pieds 2 roues)
Cycling guides on le canal des deux mers (Chamina)


Accommodation Standard+ : 
Hotels ** and ***, with toilet and bathroom in the room.
They are located downtown.
In Toulouse : hotel ** center. . Buffet for breakfast,   800m access to the cycle paths.


Extra nights :
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.


Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : optional half-board at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby (starter, main course, cheese/desert) Diners in Toulouse are not included in the half board option, there is a large choice of restaurant nearby. 

 

The bike :

- Bike rental : If you rent a bike (see our bikes) you will get it in the morning of the 2nd day when your luggage will be picked up. We will ask you to leave a deposit. 

At the end of the tour, you will have to leave the bike at the last hotel and inform the reception. We will take care of it. 

 

- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.

 

Assistance :

For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures)


Return transfer by train :

We can book your ticket on TER trains. In that case,  the tickets will be in your road book. 

 

Return transfert by van :

We can pick up you to the hôtel to the first hôtel with bike & lugages

 

Luggage :
We assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).

 

Road book :

You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : TGV train to Toulouse.
-  By car :  Motorway A10 and A 62 : Paris - Bordeaux - Toulouse
(follow the signs "centre ville" getting to Toulouse)
- By plane : International airport TOULOUSE BLAGNAC
and Taxi : between Blagnac and the center of Toulouse it costs about 50 euros.

 

Your vehicle :

A parking space is available at the first hotel, to be paid on site. Or parking near pay in place.

 

 

Cancelation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancelation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

 

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BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

Bike choice

Bike rent : Theft insurance

Bike size

Bike the helmet

(+ 15.00 €)

Extra dinners

(+ 195.00 €)

Return by train

(+ 29.00 €)

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Assurance annulation

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