Pedal softly along the beautiful tree-lined roads
Leisurely bike along flat terrain, taking in the picturesque scenery
Cruise through southern France feeling the breeze in your hair
Ride past superb vistas as you clock up the kilometers
Experience the delights of France
Explore the canal paths and tranquil beauty of this region
Get to know the exquisite UNESCO fortified village of Carcassonne on the last few days of the tour

Cycling France Tour of the Canal du Midi

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$33
From
$3,216 USD

Join this southern France sojourn for a memorable escape. The cycling on this tour is graded as easy, mainly flat roads and canal paths, with lots of coastal aspects, peppered with fascinating villages, and of course the food and wine. Unsurprisingly for France, this region has a strong winegrowing culture. You will visit some amazing French towns and villages on this cycling tour, and the variety is wonderful. A highlight is the UNESCO listed town of Carcassonne. The striking Citadelle of Carcassonne at the end of the tour was plundered for building materials until it was restored to glory in the early nineteenth century and is now one of the most visited sites in France.

  • Category
    For Food Lovers
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Flat
  • Distance
    145.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    29.1 miles
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You will stay in very comfortable hotels, mostly 3.5*, occasionally 4*, and very occasionally superior 2* hotels which are chosen if they have charm and comfort above their rating.

All rooms have en suite shower or bath facilities. Hotels are selected for their character as well as their facilities and the tour operator avoids chains in favour of independent privately run hotels.

Prices are based on two sharing in twin or double rooms. Singles are available with a single supplement fee applying. Where possible, hotels with swimming pools are chosen, as there is nothing quite like a dip after a day in the saddle!

Below are the accommodations during the tour. It is sometimes necessary to change accommodation due to room availability, minor adjustments to the route or hotel issues. The tour operator will always endeavor to use hotels of an equal or higher level of comfort/facilities.

Day 1: Le Grand Hotel, Sète
Day 2 and 3: Hotel Particulier or Hotel InSitu, Beziers
Day 4: Château du Puits es Praxt, Ginestas
Day 5: Bastide de Cabézac, Bize-Minervois or Château de Siran - Hôtel & Spa, Siran
Day 6: Hotel du Château, Carcassonne
Stay in delightful lodgings

Stay in delightful lodgings

Experience French hospitality in wonderful surrounds during the tour

Le Grand Hotel

Le Grand Hotel

Perfectly located by the canal, spend a night in comfort at this elegant hotel

Le Grand Hotel

Le Grand Hotel

Perfectly located by the canal, spend a night in comfort at this elegant hotel

L'Hotel Particulier

L'Hotel Particulier

Spend two luxurious days in this gorgeous hotel. Relax in your room, have a dip in the pool or enjoy sampling the bar's local wines

L'Hotel Particulier

L'Hotel Particulier

Spend two luxurious days in this gorgeous hotel. Relax in your room, have a dip in the pool or enjoy sampling the bar's local wines

Chateau du Puits Es Pratx

Chateau du Puits Es Pratx

A charming countryside chateau awaits you complete with a heated pool and fabulous restaurant

Château du Puits es Praxt

Château du Puits es Praxt

A charming countryside chateau awaits you complete with a heated pool and fabulous restaurant

Château du Puits es Praxt

Château du Puits es Praxt

A charming countryside chateau awaits you complete with a heated pool and fabulous restaurant

La Bastide Cabeza

La Bastide Cabeza

A Provençal-style accommodation with airy rooms that are perfect to relax in after a day's ride.

La Bastide Cabezac

La Bastide Cabezac

A Provençal-style accommodation with airy rooms that are perfect to relax in after a day's ride.

La Bastide Cabezac

La Bastide Cabezac

A Provençal-style accommodation with airy rooms that are perfect to relax in after a day's ride.

Hotel du Château

Hotel du Château

Perfectly located at the foot of the Carcassonne, spend a night at this luxe hotel with magnificent views of the fortress

Hotel du Château

Hotel du Château

Perfectly located at the foot of the Carcassonne, spend a night at this luxe hotel with magnificent views of the fortress

Hotel du Château

Hotel du Château

Perfectly located at the foot of the Carcassonne, spend a night at this luxe hotel with magnificent views of the fortress