Your Canal Du Midi Cycling Holidays Experts!
An amazing bike tour in the south of France, cycling through the Minervois region, fascinating landscapes, National Parks, charming villages & vineyards. Visit Cathar castles and villages, nicest antique towns like Minerve, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, and interesting hidden museums of South France. Stay in wonderful hotels & bed & breakfasts, and taste superb wines in historic wine regions & gourmet local food in excellent restaurants.
E-Bikes AvailableLimited quantities -first come, first serve
All year. Every day of the week.
150 Km via Narbonne
130 Km direct to Béziers
PRICE (BIKE INCLUDED)
Price for double occupancy
Your lovely hotel is located right next to the famous walled castle of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a evening stroll through its medieval cobblestones streets and dinner in one of its excellent restaurants.
Discover part of the Canal Du Midi before heading north. Visit the Cathar stronghold of Lastours. Climb to the towers or enjoy lunch overlooking the river and the towers instead. You will cycle past a cave where cavemen used to live. Later in the day you will be able to visit a truffle museum as well as a dinosaur fossil museum.
Easy cycling today on flat and downhill roads. Rejoin the Canal Du Midi to arrive at a beautiful B&B in Homps.
Set of to visit Minerve in the morning. Minerve is officially one of the most beautiful villages of France. It was a Cathar stronghold and the ancient capital of the region. In the afternoon cycle past natural springs where you can take a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters. A few kilometers farther you will cycle by an old cave where caveman used to live. The bones found in this cave were the oldest human bones ever found at the time. However, there is no sign here pointing to this cave. Only our map shows this location!
Cycle south to the Canal Du Midi and visit Le Somail, one of the original overnight stops for the passenger boats on the Canal Du Midi in the 1600's. Head to Narbonne following the Canal de La Robine. In Narbonne visit the Cathedral and its museum with cavemen. The old Roman road is still visible in front of the Cathedral.
Head north again joining the Canal Du Midi at the Malpas Tunnel. Here the Canal Du Midi flows through a mountain. Shortly after you will cycle by the famous Nine Locks of Beziers, the masterpiece of the entire Canal Du Midi. Here ships descent 21 meters before joining the aqueduct crossing the Orb River into Beziers.
The oldest city in France has undergone a facelift recently and is now more welcoming to visitors as ever before. You can visit the old Roman arena here or climb the cathedral tower. Beziers has a train station and airport with connections all over France and Europe.
Spend the day in Caunes Minervois to visit its old abbey. A lovely circular nature walk is possible as well this day, allowing you to visit the Carriere du Roy, an old marble quarry that has been in use since the Roman times. This red marble can be seen all over the region, and in its time it was even exported to Italy. There is also a hidden church close to this quarry whose interior is extraordinary and its surroundings are very peaceful.
Visit an old Roman fountain that has been flowing continuesly for hundreds of years. This area of France is known for its abundant dinosaur fossil beds. We will take you right through the hearth of this region. Right after lunch you can visit a museum showcasing some of the fossils found in the area. Cycle on a converted railroad path back to the Canal Du Midi. Visit the famous Nine Locks in Beziers and the Malpas Tunnel, both on the Canal Du Midi, a Unesco World Heritage site.
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