Midi Bike Tours
History & Distances
8 days, Source to Sea
7 days, Ideal
5 days, Essential
4 days, Circle
Languedoc Bike Routes
5 days, Passa Pais & Minerve
7 days, Passa Pais & Canal Du Midi
6 days, Albi to Beziers
Midi Bike Rentals
Canal Du Midi One Way
What To Bring
Bike + Train
“Solid and well equipped
Norway. (p. 2)
Marian & Ria
"Meget hyggelig personell, bra utleie sykkel og en fantastisk dag på
Nina & Sven
Norway (p. 9)
"Super fahrräder und tolle empfehlungen und tipps für die tour. Sehr
Thomas & Ruth
Germany. (p. 14)
"Kiitos kovasti! Pyörät ja maisemat aivan loistavia."
Riikka & Alex
Finland. (p. 24)
“Vélo de très bonne qualité, accueil très sympa. Il ne fallait pas
Vincent et Cathy
France. (p. 26)
"Es war eine wunderschöne Fahrradtour nach Poilhes. Die Räder haben
Paul & Martha
Germany. (p. 27)
"Très bons vélos pour le Canal Du Midi...les vélos sont très bien
Fabian & Jacky
"From Lac St Ferreol to Sète...thank you for the outstanding, friendly,
and caring professional service."
Anne, Rob, Sarah, Bruce
New Zealand (p. 32)
"The bikes were perfect for the Canal."
Susan & Gerard
"Es war eine wunderbare tour entlang des canal du midi, und der service
of Relax Rentals fahrrad-verleih was super."
Jens & Gemy
Germany (p. 38)
"Très belle balade avec des vélos supers pour cette promenade le long du
France (p. 40)
Author of Dutch cycle guide for Canal Du Midi rented bikes from us to
cycle to Bordeaux:
"Prima service van Relax Rentals! Van harte
aanbevolen voor een fietstrip langs het Canal Du Midi."
"Alles hat gut geklappt. Hatten drei eigene fahrräder dabei, alle drei
hatten einen platten. Jedoch keines des gemieteten velos."
Switzerland (p. 46)
“The service Relax Rentals provided was faultless/excellent. Will
definitely use them again.”
UK. (p. 46)
"Die service, die organisation, und die empfehlungen waren super."
Holis, Alexandre, Philipp, Lukas
Germany (p. 47)
“Excellent bikes – Rolls Royce! And brilliant friendly service.”
Vanessa and Mike
UK. (p. 51)
“Best rental ever! Thanks.”
France (p. 60)
"750 Km - what a great experience - on a Relax Rentals bike. Bordeaux to
Agde, no trouble with bikes, very reliable - Merci"
Roz & Dave, Sue & Paul
Australia (p. 63)
"Our third bike tour in Europe and by far the best equipped, best
organized, and friendliest hosts."
Robert & Barbara
Australia (p. 67)
Canal Du Midi
Canal Du Midi - Sportive: 7
Days from Toulouse to Sète
Distance: 258 Km / 160 Mi
Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate, partially paved
695€ PP (daily luggage transfers in option: +200€
Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a
Come cycle the Canal Du Midi with Relax Bike Tours, the
only bike touring company actually located on the Canal Du Midi.
Using the highest quality products available along with the most
detailed route maps, this will be a pleasure for both young and old
alike. Our bike tours are organized in partnership with a local travel
agency, as required by French law, giving you extra peace of mind.
We offer many bicycle tours along the Canal Du Midi.
Day 1. Toulouse - Canal Du Midi Sportive self
guided bike tour
Arrival by car, train, or airplane directly into Toulouse.
You will have plenty of time to visit the bustling city of Toulouse.
Spend night in superb 3*** hotel in downtown.
Day 2. Toulouse to Castelnaudary ~65Km /
40 Miles - Canal Du Midi Sportive self guided bike tour
Bicycles will be delivered and fitted, roadbook explained, and general
orientation. If you brought your own pedals or seat they will be
put on at this time as well (please let us know before hand so we can
bring the proper tools).
After breakfast start of on paved towpath along the beautiful Canal Du
Midi. You will reach the canal's highest point at le Seuil de Naurouze. This is the
so-called continental divide; rain falling to the East of this point
will end up in the Mediterranean, and rain falling on the west will end
up in the Atlantic. The Rigoles supply the canal with water from
the Black Mountains at this point. Today's trip eventually leads you to Castelnaudary,
famous for its local dish "cassoulet."
Spend night in excellent 2** hotel on the Canal's bank.
Day 3. Castelnaudary - Carcassonne ~40Km
/ 24 Miles - Canal Du Midi Sportive self guided bike tour
Another great cycling day awaits you this day. Cycling on the flat
towpath of the Canal Du Midi, you will pass vineyards, locks, poppy
fields, and sunflower fields. You will have plenty of time to
visit the medieval Cité of Carcassonne. The Cité is the largest
medieval castle in the world, and its cobbled streets, drawbridges, and
narrow streets are said to have inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping
Spend night in lovely 3*** hotel with pool at the feet of the Cité.
Day 4. Carcassonne - Homps ~45Km / 27
Miles - Canal Du Midi Sportive self guided bike tour
After a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast you will leave
Carcassonne behind you cycling along the Canal Du Midi. Enjoy the peace and silence
watching the many small boats passing by on the Canal.
Spend night in excellent hotel on the bank of Canal Du midi in Homps.
Day 5. Homps - Béziers ~61Km / 38 Miles
- Canal Du Midi Sportive self guided bike tour
After breakfast follow Canal Du Midi downstream towards Béziers, our
home town! A little bit past Poilhes, you will see Tunnel de
Malpas. This tunnel of 173 meters in length was dug in one week.
Note that the old roman road (Via Domitia from Italy to Spain) passes
over this tunnel, and the railroad passes below it. On top of the
hill on the north side of this tunnel is the Oppidum d'Ensérune, a
settlement occupied from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD, the
Romans being the last ones to have settled there.
The first locks you will encounter this day are in Béziers. These
are the famous Nine Locks of Fonseranes. At this point the Canal
drops 21,5 meters. At the bottom of the Nine Locks you will notice
that the canal splits up into two segments. The oldest and
original segment is in a straight line with the Nine Locks, and heads
straight towards the river Orb. Boats had to actually join this
dangerous river and float downstream to once again join the canal.
Due to the fact that too many boats sank, a new segment of the Canal Du
dug in the 1850's which leads to a beautiful aquaduct. The view of
the Béziers cathedral from this aquaduct is fantastic!
Spend night in 3*** hotel in the historic downtown area of Béziers.
Day 6. Béziers - Sète ~55Km / 34 Miles
- Canal Du Midi Sportive self guided bike tour
After breakfast you head down through the Parc des Poets towards the Canal
If you pay attention, you might be able to see the Mediterranean sea
glimmer in the distance from downtown Béziers. Flamingos and
horses might make their appearance today, between Portiragnes and
Marseillan Plage, usually towards the south of the bike path. Agde
is France's second oldest city, Marseille being the first. It
dates from the Greek times. The bicycle path from Marseillan to
Sète follows the beach and is paved and flat, thus taking about 45
minutes to 1 hour to complete. Bicycle pick up today.
Spend night in the best and most beautiful 3*** hotel in downtown Séte.
Day 7. Séte - Canal Du Midi
Sportive self guided bike tour
Explore Sète, also called the Venice of southern France.
Sète has a train station with frequent connections to Montpellier, Béziers,
Narbonne, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Paris, Barcelona, etc.
Price includes: All
hotels (2 and 3 stars) and Bed & Breakfast accomodations, breakfast each
day, tourist tax, bicycle hire, bike drop-off and pickup, yellow safety vests,
waterproof paniers, steering wheel bag, helmet, water bottle, lock,
spare inner tube, technical and telephone assistance 24/7 in
English/Dutch/French, roadbook with detailed maps and directions,
luggage storage in Béziers. Two person minimum. Rates based
on double occupancy.
Location de vélos /
Bicycle rentals /
Alquiler de bicicletas /
ενοικίαση ποδηλάτων /
rothar ar cíos /
noleggio di biciclette /
Rent A Bike Canal du Midi : Toulouse -
Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Agde - Sète
Relax Bike Tours &
70 Allees Paul Riquet, 34500 Beziers, France
Tel: (+33) 06 38 12 32 82
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