CANAL DU MIDI FROM TOULOUSE TO AGDE

A journey on the canal du midi to the Mediterranean see

Highlights

Listed as UNESCO World Heritage
A journey across nature, culture and history
The Carcassonne Medieval Town
The Greek city of Agde
The discovery of the local gastronomy
The cultural heritage of the Pink City

Cycling from the pink city to the sea

A magnificent crossing along the "royal canal of Languedoc"

Your journey start in Toulouse where you discover the cultural richness of the Pink City. You then start cycling the canal du midi across cultural, natural and historical landscapes. Paul Pierre Riquet make you live to the rythm of the surrounding countryside among ports and locks.

At Castelnaudary, capital of the well-knwon French “Cassoulet” you enjoy the local gastronomy.

Biking on the canal du midi path to Carcassonne, you ride in the heart of the medieval city of Carcassone. It is then time to relax and enjoy some oenology discovery in one of the wine-making-village of the region.

You finish your bike journey along the canal du midi in Agde, where you appreciate the Mediterranean beach and the cultural heritage of the city.

Carte séjour Canal du Midi à vélo
Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1

TOULOUSE

You arrive in Toulouse where you discover the richness of the Pink City. You can walk across the “Place du Capitol”, the “Jacobins’ museum” or even the Cité de l’Espagne. Toulouse will offer you a total immersion into authenticity and modernity and you will be captured by this harmonious cohabitation between old and new.

Day 2

From TOULOUSE to CASTELNAUDARY 60km Niveau Forme

You leave the pink city and enjoy a journey in the heart of the nature. You bike through the Lauragais countryside full of authentic small villages. You  continue to the Seuil de Naurouze, where watersheld are separated. You can make a stop at the Maison de la Haute Garonne located in the Lauragais’ port. There is an exposition about the Canal du Midi construct by Riquet. You then take the road again to Castelnaudary where you will have the opportunity to savour the culinary speciality: a Cassoulet.

Day 3

From CASTELNAUDARY to CARCASSONNE 45km Niveau Loisir

From Castelnaudary you travel to Carcassonne. From port to port you discover architectural gems such as the Treboul’s Aqueduct. You take a break at Pennautier to discover its amazing castle as well as the local gastronomy. You finish your bike tour at Carcassonne where you walk across the amazing medieval town.

  • For a few more km 55km 609m Niveau Forme
Day 4

From CARCASSONNE to LE SOMAIL 60km Niveau Loisir

Between Carcassone and Le Somail you discover many small wine-villages. Near Homps, you offer yourself a moment of relaxation at the lake of Jouarres, where you can enjoy several nautical activities. You will enjoy the dynamism of the city of Homps and especially its port, which was one of the most important in the Canal du Midi. You take the road again surrounded with authentical villages. The castles in the region give you the opportunity to make a stop and to discover architectural jewel.  Your journey finish in Le Somail where you stay overnight.

Day 5

From LE SOMAIL to BEZIERS 44km Niveau Loisir

On the road to Béziers, you pass through the city of Capestang, where you have the chance to admire the wonderful Collegiate Church of the city. You then pass under the Malpas tunnel and end with the 9 locks of Fonseranes at the entrance of Béziers.

Day 6

From BEZIERS to AGDE 35km Niveau Loisir

You begin your last ride until the nice city of Agde. You continue your travel up to the Onglous peak where the canal flows in the Mediterrannean sea. You then have a large choice of activities between beaches, wildlife park, nautical spaces, exhibitions, and food tasting.

Day 7

AGDE

The journey touch to an end, you can enjoy a relaxing moment at the beach or a pleasant walk in the city.

chambre gamme essentielle

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Accommodation example
Façade de l'Hôtel Royal Wilson TOULOUSE

Starting from 595€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Chambre confort Hôtel Londres

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
Façade de l'Hôtel Riquet TOULOUSE

Starting from 665€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Chambre avec parquet et cheminée La Maison Jules Chambre d'hôte à Tours

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.


Quote on request | Contact us

“Homemade” tours created and tested for you: :
  • Routes chosen  by the Abicyclette Voyages team for their touristic and cycling interest, fully tested, safe from traffic
  • Accommodations have been visited beforehand and are proposed for the quality of their reception, atmosphere, services and gastronomy
  • Great flexibility for the organization of your tour which adapts to your needs and your desires: you leave on the date you wish! We check the availability of accommodations and to ensure your departure.

An assistance close at hand :
  • 7/7 assistance from the Abicyclette Voyages team
  • Orientation by phone at the departure of your tour
  • The possibility of subscribing to a cancellation & multi-risk insurance covering you in case of  problems or mishaps

Modern and efficient route tracking:

  • We provide a GPS to follow the route without ever having to look for directions (bike mount provided)
  • A logbook to find all useful addresses and tourist information

 

 


High-end bike rental for true comfort and riding pleasure, with the reliability needed for a long bike trip

We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


Trekking bike

A layed out and dynamic position

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
Présentation de notre parc de vélo Scott Sub Cross 20

Ebike

With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
Présentation de nos vélos électriques

Children Bike

20″ or 24″ bike

Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

Getting here

Meeting Point

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne (31)

Toulouse by car

From Paris via A62

From Bordeaux via “Autoroute des Deux Mers”

Toulouse by train

Toulouse-Matabiau train station

Toulouse by plane

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

Recommended equipment

Bike

  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels

Clothing and equipment

  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest

Bike maintenance

  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil

Other

  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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