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Cycling the towpaths of Canal Du Midi, over bridges and through the prettiest scenery in southwest France, visit historic Carcassonne and Narbonne and the Minervois wine region. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller on booking: An Explore Moleskin


From £799

Duration: 8 days
Departures: Various Saturday departures: June to October
Start point: Beziers
End point: Carcassonne

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Overview of the Canal du Midi Bike Holiday

Cycling some of the tree-lined path along the Canal du Midi, this trip leads us from ancient roman cities to the Mediterranean coast. Ride through the natural beauty of the Corbières region and absorb the rich history of this region from the 12th century cathedral in Narbonne to the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne.

Tour Highlights

  • Canal du Midi – Cycle alongside one of the greatest works of civil engineering of the 17th century
  • Béziers and Narbonne - Explore these fascinating medieval cities and their local markets
  • Cathar Castles – Ride through the picturesque landscapes and historic villages of the Languedoc Region or up to the castles of Lastours
  • Carcassonne – Discover this fascinating and impressively preserved walled fortress
  • Local wines and cuisine – Enjoy sampling regional delicacies and sampling the excellent local wines

>> Free Gift if you mention Greentraveller when you book:  A Limited Edition, Explore branded Moleskin

What price includes

  • 7 nights hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle
  • Detailed route maps and notes
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Bike hire included in the cost of tour



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Train from London to Beziers (via Lille)

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Taxi from Hotel Pont Vieux Carcassonne to Beizier station in Beziers (Approx 1 hr 30min/ 90km) (Customers booking on a rail inclusive basis are taken to the train station)

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Train from Carcassonne to London

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