France - Bike tour along Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Sete or Montpellier.

France - Bike tour along Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Sete or Montpellier.

Self-guided Cycling holiday on the Midi Canal.

This tour  follows a route which takes you to the best sites Languedoc has to offer (including Carcassonne) while doing quality miles on quiet roads.

The trip can end in Sete, an authentic city living thanks to his lively fishing port, also called the Languedoc Venice. Before reaching Sete or Montpellier you ride follow beach road  from Agde .

The peaceful Homps listed Port of Marseillan,and Carcassonne, the medieval fortress on the Unesco World Heritage.

This fully supported bike tour is set up by our expert of the Canal and proposes carefully chosen accommodation, fully equipped bikes and a detailed road book and maps.



Day 1

ARRIVAL IN CARCASSONNE
Arrival in Carcassonne. Possible visit of the city of Carcassonne Bike hire for the day is an option (15€ per person). Night in Carcassonne

Day 2

THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM CARCASSONNE TO HOMPS - 41 km
Your bikes are delivered in the morning at your hotel. After breakfast, you leave Carcassonne by the canal which follows the course of the River Aude, to enter the region of Minervois, a wine producing area You cross charming hamlets, before arriving at the port of Homps. This small and lively port is the perfect place to taste the good wines of the region at the end of the day. Night in Homps.

Day 3

THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM HOMPS TO CAPESTANG - 43 km
Downstream from Homps, the rugged terrain surrounding the canal needed the building of impressive feats of engineering. That’s the reason why over 4 kms no less than 4 bridges and aqueducts line your way. Once you arrive in Caspestang, discover the castle and its 14th century collegiate church dedicated to St Etienne and its lagoon, from which the village gets its name, « Lou Cap de l’estang ». Night in Capestang.

Day 4

THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM CAPESTANG A AGDE - 50 km
On this last day you will feel the sea air. Your arrival at the Etang de Thau will not be without emotion! The small lighthouse of la Pointe des Onglous appears as if it is the end of the Earth. Arrival with a panoramic view over the Mont Saint-Clair, the Thau lagoon, the oyster farms and the lovely listed port of Marseillan. Night in Agde

Day 5

THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM AGDE TO SETE – 35 km
This short stage between Agde and Sete invites you to stroll around ! A beautifully wild stretch between the Thau Lagoon and the Mediterranean Sea where you can watch the flamingos.Enjoy a bath before entering the city. Once you arrive in Sète, you can make the most of the pretty fishing port known as the « Venice of the Languedoc ».Night in Sète

Day 6

THE CANAL DU RHONE FROM SETE TO MONTPELLIER - 45 km
End of the tour after breakfast if you end in Sete.

If you continue to Montpellier : From Sète, your ride leads you along the « small » Camargue, following the Rhone-Sète canal. The birds reserve, not far from Palavas, where you can observe flamingos. A cycling track leads you into the heart of the beautiful city of Montpellier.

Day 7

Montpellier.
Departure After breakfast, leave this impossibly picturesque medieval city at the time of your choice. Please note that we can arrange additional nights if necessary

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Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
Duration :
7 Days
From :
550 €

Included : see the details in Dates and Prices section

2 or 3 star hotels

Luggage transfer

map and road book,

English Assistance for your reservation and during your stay.

Option : Hybrid Bike or Electric bike rental 

 

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Starts in :Carcassonne
Ends in : Sete or Montpelleir

Access : Montpellier (TGV or airport)
Departure : Carcassonne train station

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone : +33 558 48 71 65


How to reserve ? see details in Dates and Prices section

 

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Highlights 

Sète, the Languedoc Venice

the most beautiful sites of the Canal

Carcassonne Unesco Heritage city