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 Cycle Canal Du Midi using the best bikes and equipment in France

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Guestbook entries:

 

“Solid and well equipped bikes.”

Lasse

Norway. (p. 2)

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"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)

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"We would have loved to stay on the bikes for another week or two. We recommend Relax Rentals."

Pasquale

Norway (p. 65)

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"Our third bike tour in Europe and by far the best equipped, best organized, and friendliest hosts."

Robert & Barbara

Australia (p. 67)

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

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

 

“What a find, great bikes and great staff!”

Tony

San Francisco (p. 44)

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

Brigette

Australia (p. 46)

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“Excellent bikes – Rolls Royce! And brilliant friendly service.”

Vanessa and Mike

UK. (p. 51)

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“Best rental ever! Thanks.”

Bastian

France (p. 60)

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"Super fahrräder und tolle empfehlungen und tipps für die tour. Sehr netter empfang."

Thomas & Ruth

Germany. (p. 14)

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"Kiitos kovasti! Pyörät ja maisemat aivan loistavia."

Riikka & Alex

Finland. (p. 24)

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“Vélo de très bonne qualité, accueil très sympa. Il ne fallait pas manquer ça!”

Vincent et Cathy

France. (p. 26)

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Why Cycle Canal Du Midi With Us?

 

number one in quality

Best Quality bicycles and equipment!

We specialize in the high end bicycle rental and tour market.  We spent many months comparing and researching all sorts of bicycles from all over the world.  We chose our bicycles because they are strong, reliable, comfortable, and come equipped with quality components.  Also we were careful to select a bicycle with not simply a lot of gears, but, more importantly, good gear ratios.  It is the gear ratios after all that determine how easy it is to pedal the bike.

Our bicycles are built to go long distances, in a multitude of terrains. Our bicycles are made by Giant in Lelystad, Holland.  Cycling along the Canal Du Midi on our bikes is a pleasure for young and old alike.

 

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Excellent Customer Service!

We speak Dutch, French, and English fluently.  Timo was born in Holland and lived in the USA for 23 years.  Isabella was born in the USA.  We are dedicated to the best possible customer service.  We hate being nickled and dimed ourselves, therefore we offer these products included in the tour price:

 

FREE helmets

FREE locks

FREE repair kits

FREE inner tubes (for repairs on the road)

FREE pumps

FREE maps

FREE bottles of water

 

Other tour companies in the Herault have hidden charges that might lead to unwelcome surprises, for example a 12 euro charge for a flat tire, 5 euros for a helmet, 16 euro for a dirty bike return, 175 euro for a missing lock key!

If your bike develops a fault during your tour, we will repair or replace it free of charge.

For our touring guests, we offer the ability to store personal belongings in our secure garage, free of charge (and at your own risk).  Our garage has a double steel door, and we live next door to it.  We also offer the option of delivering bikes to your vacation home or hotel in the Béziers area.  Both Isabella and I will gladly give you advice on hotels that we like along the Canal Du Midi, from Toulouse to Sète.  We can even assist in making reservations for you.  Another service that we can provide is luggage transport from Toulouse to Sète during your bicycle trip.

 

number one location along the canal du midi

Best location along the Canal Du Midi!

"The over 100 km long route Béziers - Carcassonne is without doubt the most beautiful part of the entire route, from both a landscape and cultural/historical perspective" Page 20, Fietsen langs het Canal du Midi en het Canal de Garonne by Luc Oteman.

Béziers is an ideal point on the canal because the canal tow paths are shaded with the iconic plantanes trees and there are many locks and small authentic villages along the canal close to Béziers.  The most stunning features of this 240 Km long canal are within minutes riding of Béziers:  the famous Nine Locks of Fonseranes (Les Neuf Ecluses de Fonseranes), the beautiful aquaduct which allows the canal to cross the river Orb, and the awe inspiring Tunnel de Malpas, which allows the canal to pass through a mountain.

One should also visit the small village of Poilhes, a few kilometers past Colombiers.  We recommend Poilhes over Colombiers (better prices, better food, and better atmosphere) as the ideal place for a relaxing lunch while watching boats pass by on the Canal Du Midi.

The locks form an integral part of the Canal Du Midi experience, and it is important to note that the Canal Du Midi does not have any locks for 54 kilometers from Argens-Minervois until the the 21,5 meter drop at the 9 ecluses de Fonseranes.  This flat part of the Canal Du Midi is called the "grand bief" in French.  There are no locks from Argens-Minervois past Le Somail, Argeliers, Capestang, Poilhes, and Colombiers, until about a kilometer east of Béziers.  You cannot fully experience this Unesco World Heritage site without seeing any locks in action.  Watching the water gush meters into the air during the opening of a lock is quite an experience.

We own and operate our own fleet of bikes

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

We are an accredited travel agency

Located 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

All tours are private and can be customized

Relax Bike Tours & Rentals

70 Allées Paul Riquet

34500 Béziers

France

 

Tel (France): 06 38 12 32 82

Tel (International): 00 33 6 38 12 32 82

 

Email: relaxbeziers@gmail.com

Web: http://www.relaxbiketours.com

 

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Relax Bike Tours is a registered Travel Agency in France.

 

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Rent A Bike Canal du Midi : Toulouse - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Agde - Sète

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number one in quality

service

number one location along the canal du midi

We own and operate our own fleet of bikes

We are an accredited travel agency

Located 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

All tours are private and can be customized

lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo

lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo

en
fr
lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

  • We own and operate our own fleet of bikes
  • We are an accredited travel agency
  • Located 400 meters from the Canal Du Midi
  • All tours are private and can be customized
national geographic
lonely planet
accueil velo