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Relax Rentals Bike Hire Béziers France: High quality bicycles for rent close to Canal Du Midi

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Guestbook entries:

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

"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)
 
“Wonderfull bikes!”
Phil
Canada (p. 42)
 
“Excellent bikes, wonderfull service, will recommend!”
Phil and Dee
Dublin (p. 44)
 
Author of Dutch cycle guide for Canal Du Midi rented bikes from us to cycle to Bordeaux:
luc oteman hired our bikes
"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."
Mastin
Switzerland (p. 46)

“The service Relax Rentals provided was faultless/excellent. Will definitely use them again.”
Sam
UK. (p. 46)

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bicycle Tours!
Relax Bike Tours:  The Best Bikes on the Canal Du Midi!

Relax Bike Tours, based out of Béziers, France, is excited to offer you a fantastic cycling holiday along the Canal Du MidiOur route is level and car-free.  The Canal Du Midi is surrounded by vineyards, fields of sunflowers and poppies.  In the distance one can see the tops of the Pyrenees mountains.  We also offer the best quality bikes available for the Canal Du Midi, including front suspension and special Schwalbe tires.

Only at Relax Bike Tours: detailed custom made maps with alternate Canal Du Midi bike route options passing through little villages and riding on small paved roads!

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Canal Du Midi and Canal de la Robine Self Guided Bike Tour - Béziers to Béziers
1 route available.

4 day canal du midi bicycle tour mapCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Circle: 4 Days, 97 Km / 60 Mi, from Béziers to Béziers.

Including Narbonne and Argeliers.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From €495 to €520 (Details)

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike tour - Carcassonne to Béziers
2 routes available.

5 day canal du midi bicycle tour map via argeliersCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Essential: 5 Days, 110 Km / 68 Mi, from Carcassonne to Béziers.

Including Argeliers.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 565 to 620 (Details)

 

5 day canal du midi bicycle tour map via narbonneCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Essential: 5 Days, 124 Km / 77 Mi, from Carcassonne to Béziers.

Including Narbonne.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 565 to 620 (Details)

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike tour - Carcassonne to Sète
2 routes available.

7 day canal du midi bike tour map via argeliersCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Ideal: 7 Days, 164 Km / 101 Mi, from Carcassonne to Sète.

Including Argeliers.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 780 to 890 (Details)

 

7 day canal du midi bike tour map via narbonneCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Ideal: 7 Days, 178 Km / 110 Mi, from Carcassonne to Sète.

Including Narbonne.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 780 to 890 (Details)

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike tour - Toulouse to Sète
1 route available.

7 day toulouse to sete canal du midi bike tour mapCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Sportive: 7 Days, 258 Km / 160 Mi, from Toulouse to Sète.  

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 640 to 740 (Details)

 

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike tour - Lac St Ferréol to Sète
2 routes available.

8 day canal du midi bike tour revel to sete via argeliers mapCanal Du Midi bicycle tour - Source to Sea:  8 Days, 266 Km / 165 Mi, from Lac St Ferréol to Sète.

Including Argeliers.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 910 to 1030 (Details)

 

8 day canal du midi bike tour map from revel to sete via narbonneCanal Du Midi bicycle tour- Source to Sea:  8 Days, 280 Km / 174 Mi, from Lac St Ferréol to Sète.

Including Narbonne.

Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

From 910 to 1030 (Details)

 

Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike tours - Independent versions

custom made canal du midi bike tours map for independent cyclistsCanal Du Midi bicycle tours - Independent: Fully equipped bicycle + map.

Check bike hire prices.  Great option if you want to select your own hotels!  See below for more info.

From 55 to 110

 

 

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Independent Version Information:

You can decide how far you want to ride and which cities along the Canal Du Midi you wish to visit.  Some optional trips off the canal are Narbonne, Minerve, Lac de St. Ferreol, Vendres, Serignan, and many more.  Because this is a self guided tour, there is no minimum of participants required.  You can depart and return whenever you like.  If you plan to leave before 9AM or return after 6PM in Béziers, that will be absolutely fine.  Just let us know so we can meet you at our shop at your desired time.  We are here for you all year, so if you want to ride the Canal Du Midi in January, for example, you can.

Procedure: 

  • Arrive in Béziers, located along the Canal Du Midi.  You arrive by train, car or you can fly with Ryanair into the Béziers airport, and take the airport shuttle to Béziers.  You can either exit the shuttle at the Béziers train station (400 meters south of our shop) or the main bus station (called De Gaulle bus stop and located 600 meters north-east of our shop).
     

  • Get fitted with bicycles in our shop and pack your essentials into our 18 Liter waterproof pannier bags.  Two bags per bike for a total of 36 Liters of storage on the back of each bicycle.  The front bag holds about 6 Liters, and is an ideal place to store your camera or phone.  Excess luggage can be stored in our garage for free.  (Our garage has a double steel door but nonetheless items will be stored at your own risk.)
     

  • Ride to train station 400 meters south of our shop and catch a train to any city along the Canal Du Midi.  Bicycles ride free with you on the TER trains.  Look for the bicycle symbol when ordering a ticket to make sure your train has a bicycle area; most trains do.  The bicycle area is usually towards the back of the train.  Popular choices are Toulouse, Carcassonne, Agde, and Sète.  From West to East, the train stations are: Toulouse, Labège, Escalquens, Baziège, Villefrance de Lauragais, Avignonet, Castelnaudary, Bram, Carcassonne, Lézignan-Corbières, Narbonne, Porte la Nouvelle, Coursan, Nissan, Béziers, Vias, Agde, Marseillan Plage, and Sète.  Note that the smaller the village, the less often a train will stop there.  Check train schedules here.

Option:

  • Take the train to Toulouse and cycle back to Béziers along the Canal Du Midi.

  • Pick up luggage stored in our garage.  Spend a day in Béziers and take the airport shuttle back to the airport the next day or take the TGV high speed train to another exciting city in France.  Paris is about 3 hours by TGV from Béziers.  There is also a direct train to Barcelona from Béziers.

Option:

  • Take the train to Toulouse and cycle to Sète following the Canal Du Midi, stopping in Béziers for a night.  You can swap out luggage if you desire.

  • Take the train from Sète back to Béziers.  Return bike and pick up luggage.

  • Vice-versa -- Start in Sete and end in Toulouse.

Option:

  • We can deliver rented bicycles to either end of the Canal Du Midi and move your luggage for you. Contact us for prices and availability of this service.

 

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Tour Operator Comparison Sheet (Excel)

We also have researched hotels along the Canal Du Midi for you.  All the hotels we have selected have 2 or 3 stars.  When selecting these hotels we considered such things as:

1. Place to store bicycles
2. Breakfast (with breads, meats and cheeses)
3. Location
4. Authenticity
5. Friendliness
6. Cleanliness
7. Comfort

Our selection of hotels are truly handpicked by us!  We have visited many hotels in each town along the Canal Du Midi, inspected all the rooms, and talked at length with all the owners.  The hotels are all centrally located, in the best parts of town and not on the town borders along a busy highway for example.

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High quality professionally designed maps (sample)

The bikes and accessories we provide are of the highest quality available.  Our pannier bags are waterproof and made in Germany.  The bikes are by GIANT, build in Lelystad, the Netherlands (a country known for its bicycles), and come with top of the line puncture resistant tires.  Handle bar bags are again made in Germany, and include a large, removable map reader to hold your road-book.

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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