Radurlaub Canal du Midi
Radurlaub Canal du Midi
Radurlaub Canal du Midi
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Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Magnificient buildings, sensual pleasures and 60,000 trees

60,000 trees were planted formerly at the Canal du Midi in France to secure the banks. And until today trees in many places line the canal, which runs from Toulouse down to the MediterraneanSea. They shade the towpaths and little streets too, which lead you to countless cultural monuments: to cathedrals and palaces, to Roman and medieval buildings. The wealth of culture is at the Canal du Midi faced with culinary treasures. In the region grows good wine and it gave birth to an excellent cuisine. Pleasure has a long tradition here.

France

Easy to Moderate

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Meike Engling

Itinerary

In the evening welcome briefing and distribution of rental bike (if booked) in Toulouse. Because of its buildings with reddish stones the inhabitants call Toulouse „ville rose“ too, the pink town. Take a little walk to see the important sacred buildings of Toulouse. One of it is the basilica St-Sernin de Toulouse, which is one of the most beautiful Romanesque sacred buildings in South France. Toulouse is an attractive mixture of architectural styles with lordly Renaissance houses and former industrial buildings, which were masterful rebuilt into culture temples. One overnight in Toulouse.

Castelnaudary ist the destination of your tour today. In former times it was the place of a lot of mills. Till today the Moulin de Cagurel from the 17th century on the pestilence hill testifies it. Splendid manors, built in the 17th century too, and beautiful half-timbered houses let this town become an architectural jewel. A popular culinary delicacy in Castelnaudary is the savoury bean stew Cassoulet, which came up during the Hundred Years‘ War. Pork or duck, bacon, garlic sausage and white beans are possible ingredients. One overnight in Castelnaudary. (approx. 60 km)

Carcassonne is today one of the best preserved fortress towns in Europe and since 1997 part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The mightiest building of the town and one of the biggest fortresses in Europe is the fortress Cité Médiévale of Carcassonne with its 52 towers. You can experience the lively Carcassonne best in the downtown with its lively streets and the bastion Saint Louis. One overnighti n Carcarsonne. (approx. 40 km)

Montolieu is a wonderful city at the edge of the Montagnes Noires. There are 15 antique stores with over 200.000 books in this worth seeing city of book. The former royal textile manufacturing was declared to a National Monument in 2004. Further overnight in Carcarsonne. (approx. 40 km)

Villages, wine-growing estates and vineyards are located pictorially around the waterways. You reach Olonzac. You will have the chance to taste some good wines. (approx. 45 km)

Narbonne, which is flanked by vineyards. The former capital of the Romanesque antiquity was the first Roman colony outside of Italy. Sights like the relics of the street “Via Domitia“ or the houses-bridge with Roman origin “Pont des Marchands“ are evidences of this time. But later centuries too have left their marks in the town: for example the archbishop’s palace or the Gothic cathedral. One overnight in Narbonne. (approx. 45 km)

Béziers can look back to a 2,700 years old history. And it is the birthplace of that man too, who was the father of the Canal du Midi: Pierre-Paul Riquet. The alley Paul-Riquet in the centre of the town is dedicated to him. Béziers is located scenic in a winegrowing region, where the grapes for an excellent wine grow. Maybe you allow yourself a glass? One overnight in Béziers. (approx. 45 km)

Your cycling alongside the Canal du Midi leads you past masterpieces of engineering like the lock of Agde. It is the only round lock of the Canal du Midi and was built with volcanic rock. The basic measurements of the lock are 29.90 metres diameter and 5.20 metres depth. Cap d´Agde at the Mediterranean Sea is your destination today. The biggest European marina is part of the French town Agde and a paradise for water sportsmen like divers, surfers or sailors. But people, who just want to bath and to rest at the beach, get their money‘s worth too. One overnight in Cap d´Agde. (approx. 40 km)

In Sète flows the Canal du Midi into the Mediterranean Sea. The town is surrounded by water and its surname is “Venice des Languedoc“. The reasons for this surname are beneath the Canal du Midi countless additional waterways, which cross the town. One overnight in Sète. (approx. 35 km)

The tour ends after breakfast. Individual return journey.

The route

Moderate heavy! All routes are predominant planar or are located in an area, which is a little bit rippled. You will cycle on partly asphalted or sand- and pebble ways as well as on light traffic branch roads.

Karte Radtour Canal du Midi
Radurlaub Deutschland

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Saturdays
Season 2
Apr 13, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Saturdays
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Saturdays
Canal du Midi 10/9 days 10 Cat: X, FR-CMRST-10D
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
Surcharge half board
Canal du Midi 10/9 days 10 Cat: X, FR-CMRST-10X
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
Surcharge half board
1290,00
330,00
375,00
995,00
260,00
250,00
1390,00
330,00
375,00
1050,00
260,00
250,00
1420,00
330,00
375,00
1080,00
260,00
250,00
Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
Apr 13, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Toulouse
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Sète
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
68,00
103,00
72,00
109,00
Price
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
Electric bike
110,00
110,00
110,00
110,00
210,00
Price
Transfer
75,00

Services & Extras

Included:

  • 9 overnights in hotels as mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Half-board if booked: at least three-course-dinner or buffet (sometimes outside with voucher and not in the hotel)
  • Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-day-service-hotline

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements

 

Arrival / parking / departure

How to get there and parking
Good arrival via train or plane to Toulouse.

Airport: Toulouse, Montpellier or Béziers/Cap d´Agde.

Via train from Séte to Toulouse approx.. € 40,-

Bus transfer on Saturday or Monday from Sète € 75,-. A reservation is necessary during booking, maximum number of person is 6, payable on site.

 

Parking

There is parking space closed to the hotel, approx.. € 16,- per day.

Standard: You will be accommodated in well-tended 2- or 3-star-hotels (French classification). All rooms are equipped with shower and WC or bath and WC.

Deluxe: You will be accommodated in well-tended 3- and 4-star-hotels (french classification). Some of the Hotels are houses with a special Charm.

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

3.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Dr. Karl - Heinz Mentzel DE | 27.09.2017
Schöne Tour in interessanter Landschaft mit bewegter Geschichte
Halbpension in keinem Fall zu empfehlen. Restaurants waren zum großen Teil eine Schande für die französische Küche. Das Preis - Leistungsverhältnis hat absolut nicht gestimmt. Besonders schlimm: Les Roches Marines; Chez Fred; Au Four Saint Louis; Le Bon Vivre.
3 stars
Ronald Thorsch BE | 07.09.2014
Nachlese einer Radreise
Gesamtheitlich betrachtet ist die Tour Canal du Midi vom Start in Seté bis zum Ende in Toulouse sehr empfehlenswert.Jeder Tag wurde mit etwas belohnt, entweder ein unerwarteter Reifenschaden oder ein kulturelles Highlight wie die Stadt Carcassone.Die Sonne verwöhnte jeden Tag, der etwas kühle und rauhe Wind fiel dadurch nicht mehr so ins Gewicht.

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