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Relax Bike Tours, Béziers France: High Cycle Hire Canal Du Midi!

"Discover Béziers, the Canal Du Midi, the beaches, the vineyards, and the villages in a new, fun, and relaxing way."



Canal Du Midi Bike Tours
History & Distances
8 days, Source to Sea
7 days, Ideal
7 days, Sportive
5 days, Essential


Languedoc Bike Routes
5 days, Passa Pais & Minerve
7 days, Passa Pais & Canal Du Midi

6 days, Albi to Beziers

Canal Du Midi Bike Rentals
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Guestbook entries:

“Solid and well equipped bikes.”
Norway. (p. 2)

"Tusen takk for lånet av veldig fine sykkeler! Og utrolig god service."
Gret & Niels
Norway. (p.3)

"Fantastische fietsen."
Marian & Ria
Holland. (p.4)

“Great bikes, excellent quality.”
UK. (p. 8)

"Meget hyggelig personell, bra utleie sykkel og en fantastisk dag på sykkel."
Nina & Sven
Norway (p. 9)
“Best service ever.”
Amit and Angie
India. (p. 11)

"Super fahrräder und tolle empfehlungen und tipps für die tour. Sehr netter empfang."
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 manquer ça!”
Vincent et Cathy
France. (p. 26)

"Es war eine wunderschöne Fahrradtour nach Poilhes. Die Räder haben wunderbar funktioniert."
Paul & Martha
Germany. (p. 27)
 “The bikes were great and their delivery and customer service was superb!!
(p. 28)

"Très bons vélos pour le Canal Du Midi...les vélos sont très bien adaptés."
Fabian & Jacky
France (p.30)

"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
(p. 33)

"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 canal."
France (p. 40)

"Fabulous bike."
London, UK (p. 41)
“Wonderfull bikes!”
Canada (p. 42)
“Excellent bikes, wonderfull service, will recommend!”
Phil and Dee
Dublin (p. 44)
“What a find, great bikes and great staff!”
San Francisco (p. 44)

Author of Dutch cycle guide for Canal Du Midi rented bikes from us to cycle to Bordeaux:

luc oteman hired bikes from us

"Prima service van Relax Rentals! Van harte aanbevolen voor een fietstrip langs het Canal Du Midi."

"Great service from Relax Rentals! Highly recommended for a bike trip along Canal Du Midi."
Luc Oteman & Thijs
Holland (p. 45)

"Alles hat gut geklappt. Hatten drei eigene fahrräder dabei, alle drei hatten einen platten. Jedoch keines des gemieteten velos."
Switzerland (p. 46)

“The bike was great! Great service in pick-up and delivery!”
Australia (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)

"Bedankt voor de zéér goede fietsen en service!"
Netherlands (p. 61)

"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)

"We would have loved to stay on the bikes for another week or two. We recommend Relax Rentals."
Norway (p. 65)

"Our third bike tour in Europe and by far the best equipped, best organized, and friendliest hosts."
Robert & Barbara
Australia (p. 67)


Our Bicycles

One of the most important parts of a bicycle tour is the bicycle.  Oddly enough, too many bike touring companies use old and uncomfortable bikes!  We, at Relax Bike Tours, on the contrary, believe that top quality products are best for both our clients and ourselves.  Our bikes are perfect for a tour along the Canal Du Midi.

All our adult bikes are made by Giant.  All bikes are regularly maintained and cleaned, and undergo a thorough inspection after and before each rental period. 

All our bikes come with a handy saddle bag containing a complete repair kit including glue-less inner tube patches.

Optional equipment free of charge and on demand: steering wheel bags, locks, yellow vests, panniers, helmets, etc. 

***Many people like to bring along their own saddle, cycling shoes and pedals. Please inform us if you intend to do so.

 touring bike for canal du midi or bicycle without bags


The "do it all" touring bike.

Ideal for riding the entire Canal du Midi, from Toulouse to Sète, or our other Languedoc cycling tours.

Aluminum frame to keep weight down; chain guard and mud guards to keep you clean.  Adjustable front suspension fork (SR Suntour NEX 4110) and a soft comfort seat to smooth out the road.  Each bike is equipped with wide dual-purpose
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour puncture resistant tires (700x40C).  Of course we do strongly suggest you avoid running over glass and other sharp objects as no tire is puncture-proof!  These tires also have reflective strips on them for added night time security. 

The gearing is excellent on these bike. The lowest gear is low enough to do some serious climbing.  Front: 28/38/48.  Back: 14x34.  Thus, with 28 teeth on the front and 34 on the back (the lowest gear setting), you have an amazing gear-inch ratio of 22, which is about as low as you can get!  Full Shimano gearing of course for added durability and reliability.

Framework / Cadre: Aluxx Aluminium
Fork / Fourche: SR Suntour NEX 4110
Handlebar / Cintre: Steel raised / Acier relevé
Stem / Potence: Adjustable inclination / Reglable en inclinaison
Seatpost / Tige de selle: Giant Sport
Saddle / Selle: Giant
Pedals / Pédales: Flat / Plates
Shifters / Manettes: Shimano EZ Fire 21 Speeds / 21 Vitesses
Front derailleur / Dérailleur avant: Shimano Tourney
Rear derailleur / Dérailleur arrière: Shimano Tourney
Brakes / Freins: Shimano EF51 V-brake
Cassette / Cassette: Shimano 14x34
Chain / Chaîne: KMC Super stretch resistant
Crankset / Pédalier: 28/38/48
Bottom Bracket / Boîtier de pédalier: Shimano BB-UN55
Rims / Jantes: Giant CH18 Alluminium
Tires / Pneus:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700x40 Protection anti puncture / anti crevaisons
Extras: Pannier rack, mudguards, kickstand / Porte Bagages Aluminium, Garde Boue, Béquille

electric bike for canal du midi rental

Electric Bicycle  (available only by reservation / limited quantities available)

A strong and robust electric bicycle ideal for the Canal Du Midi towpaths.

Yamaha PW-System motor. 
Shimano 8 speeds, li-ion battery 400Wh, 250 W motor.  Front suspension. 
700C wheels with anti-puncture Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires.
50-75 Km range


bob trailer rental canal du midi

bicycle trailer with suspension and waterproof bag

Schwalbe puncture resistant tire!

Max Load capacity*: 32 Kg / 70 Lbs
Construction: 4130 chromoly steel tubing
Weight: 7.7 kgs / 17 lbs
Made in USA

Ideal for Canal Du Midi trips when you want to carry more luggage.

Make sure it fits on your bike!  Click for instructions:  English, French, German

*On flat paved roads



kid bike rental canal du midi

(For children between 135 and 150 cm tall)

Every child's dream bike.  Hand made in France.

High quality bicycle made by the French company Lapierre.  A pleasure to drive.  This child's bike benefits from the Lapierre know-how, reliability, and design.  18 Speeds.  Proven on the Canal Du Midi with bicycle tours from Toulouse to Sète.

Framework / Cadre: Alloy 7005 Aluminium
Fork / Fourche: SR SUNTOUR M3010 AL24
Shifters / Manettes: SHIMANO 18 speeds / 18 vitesses
Front derailleur / Dérailleur avant: Shimano
Rear derailleur / Dérailleur arrière: Shimano
Cassette / Cassette: SHIMANO 14x28
Tires / Pneus: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Puncture Resistant 24"x1.75"

kid bicycle hire canal du midi

(For children less than or equal to 135cm tall)

Every child's dream bike.  Hand made in France.

High quality bicycle made by the French company Lapierre.  A pleasure to drive.  This child's bike benefits from the Lapierre know-how, reliability, and design.  6 Speeds.  Proven on the Canal Du Midi with bicycle tours from Toulouse to Sète.

Framework / Cadre: Alloy 7005 Aluminium
Fork / Fourche: SR SUNTOUR M3010 AL20
Shifters / Manettes: SHIMANO Revoshift
Front derailleur / Dérailleur avant: SHIMANO FD TZ30 31.8 mm
Rear derailleur / Dérailleur arrière: SHIMANO RD TZ50GSD
Cassette / Cassette: SHIMANO 14x28 6 speeds
Tires / Pneus: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Puncture Resistant 20"x1.90"


trek tagalong third wheel bicycle for hire

TREK MOUNTAIN TRAIN - Only available with an adult bike
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Pedal trailers let you bring your kids along to share in the adventure, even when the route is too long for those little legs. 
Comes with 20 inch Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture resistant tire!  (80Lbs / 36 Kg Maximum).  Can be used on Canal Du Midi bike tours.

hamax child seat for hire

CHILD SEATS FROM HAMAX - Only available with an adult bike

We also have several child seats for rent.  These can be placed onto the back of the bicycle. 
For kids up to 22 Kg (48 Lbs).  Minimum age: 10 months.
The child should be able to sit upright alone before starting to use the child seat.



garmin gps cards with canal du midi maps
Mircro SD card for use in Garmin GPS units.  Covers south of France and north of Spain, including Lyon and Barcelona. 
Also covers Corsica and the Pyrenees.  Plug and Play.  Routes included: Canal Du Midi (including side trips to Narbonne and Lac St Ferreol) and Canal de Garonne.

All bikes are thoroughly inspected and cleaned before each hire.








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Rent A Bike Canal du Midi : Toulouse - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Agde - Sète
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Relax Bike Tours & Rentals

70 Allees Paul Riquet, 34500 Beziers, France
Tel: (+33) 06 38 12 32 82

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At Relax Bike Rentals / Relax Bike Tours we use better products for better rides!

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Mentions obligatoires prévues à l’art. L. 121-18 du code de la consommation et loi du 21/06/2004 sur la confiance dans l’économie numérique (LCEN):  © Relax Rentals, 70 Allées Paul Riquet, 34500 Béziers, France.  RCS Béziers 539 587 139, Entreprise Individual Code Naf 7721Z. Prix en TTC. Hébergeur du site: Host Papa, 68 King William Street, London, UK EC4N 7DZ