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Relax Bike Tours & Rentals, Béziers France: High quality bicycles for rent Canal Du Midi

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

 
 

 
 

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Guestbook entries:

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

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

"Meget hyggelig personell, bra utleie sykkel og en fantastisk dag på sykkel."
Nina & Sven
Norway (p. 9)
  
"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)
 
"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."
Marie
France (p. 40)

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

"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.”
Bastian
France (p. 60)

"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)

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

 

Canal Du Midi Bicycle Tours!
Canal Du Midi - Ideal:  7 Days from Carcassonne to Sète Self Guided
Distance: 164 Km / 101 Mi via Argeliers
Distance: 178 Km / 110 Mi via Narbonne
Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate, partially paved
From 780
to 890
Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

7 day canal du midi bike tour map from carcassonne to sete

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Come cycle the Canal Du Midi with Relax Bike Tours, the only bike touring company actually located on the Canal Du Midi.  Using the highest quality products available along with the most detailed route maps, this will be a pleasure for both young and old alike.  We are a registered travel agency, as required by French law, giving you extra peace of mind.  We offer many bike tours along the Canal Du Midi.

Day 1. Carcassonne - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
Arrival by car, train, or airplane directly into Carcassonne.  You will have plenty of time to visit the medieval cité of Carcassonne.  The Cité is the largest medieval castle in the world, and its cobbled streets, drawbridges, and narrow streets are said to have inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Spend night in lovely 3*** hotel with pool at the feet of the Cité.

OPTION: Extend your bike rental by one more day and take the train from Carcassonne to Castelnaudary and cycle back following the Canal Du Midi downstream the day before.  Leave excess luggage at hotel so you can travel as light as you want.

canal du midi bicycle path carcassonne castle with blue sky pool at hotel in carcassonne with view onto castle

Day 2. Carcassonne - Homps  ~45Km / 27 Miles - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
Bicycles will be delivered and fitted, roadbook explained, and general orientation.  If you brought your own pedals or seat they will be put on at this time as well (please let us know before hand so we can bring the proper tools).   After a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast you will begin your trip cycling along the Canal Du Midi.  Enjoy the peace and silence passing by vineyards, locks, poppy fields, and sunflower fields. 
Spend night in excellent hotel on the bank of Canal Du midi in Homps.

rental boats on the canal du midi young trees along canal du midi towpath taking a break while cycling the canal du midi sunflowers reflecting on the canal du midi waters

Day 3. Homps - Argeliers  ~30Km / 19 Miles or Homps - Narbonne ~40Km / 24 Miles - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
Option Argeliers:  This option allows you to keep following the Canal Du Midi.  You will have time today to take it easy, cycling past Le Somail.  Le Somail was founded by Paul Riquet and served as one of the overnight stays for passengers on the mail boat.  Le Somail is picture perfect.  It is also home to a very large bookstore. 
Spend night in a lovely bed & breakfast in Argeliers.  Pool available in center of village next to restaurant.

Option Narbonne:  This option is a bit longer but also easy to do.  Follow the Canal Du Midi until you reach Le Somail, from where the route will start heading south and away from the Canal Du Midi.  After a few kilometers riding on small paved county roads with little to no traffic, you will reach the Canal de la Robine.  Following this canal you will end up right in the center of Narbonne.
Spend night in elegant 3*** hotel in the center of Narbonne.

pool in argeliers canal de la robine in narbonne narbonne cathedral

Day 4. Argeliers - Béziers  ~35Km / 22 Miles or Narbonne - Béziers ~39Km / 23 Miles - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
Option Argeliers:  After breakfast follow Canal Du Midi downstream towards Béziers, our home town!  A little bit past Poilhes, you will see Tunnel de Malpas.  This tunnel of 173 meters in length was dug in one week.  Note that the old roman road (Via Domitia from Italy to Spain) passes over this tunnel, and the railroad passes below it.  On top of the hill on the north side of this tunnel is the Oppidum d'Ensérune, a settlement occupied from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD, the Romans being the last ones to have settled there.
The first locks you will encounter this day are in Béziers.  These are the famous Nine Locks of Fonseranes.  At this point the Canal Du Midi drops 21,5 meters.  At the bottom of the Nine Locks you will notice that the canal splits up into two segments.  The oldest and original segment is in a straight line with the Nine Locks, and heads straight towards the river Orb.  Boats had to actually join this dangerous river and float downstream to once again join the canal.  Due to the fact that too many boats sank, a new segment of the Canal Du Midi was dug in the 1850's which leads to a beautiful aquaduct.  The view of the Béziers cathedral from this aquaduct is fantastic!
Spend night in 3*** hotel in the historic downtown area of Béziers.

Option Narbonne:  Today will be mostly on small paved roads with little to no traffic.  There will be one hill to climb, about 1 Km in length, but the trade-off is that our route avoids the busy roads with lots of fast moving traffic.  You will pass through several small villages and rejoin the Canal Du Midi at Tunnel de Malpas.

beziers viewed from accross orb river interior of malpas tunnel canal du midi lock in action nine locks of beziers

Day 5. Béziers - Marseillan  ~30Km / 19 Miles - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
After breakfast you head down through the Parc des Poets towards the Canal Du Midi.  If you pay attention, you might be able to see the Mediterranean sea glimmer in the distance from downtown Béziers.  Flamingos and horses might make their appearance today, between Portiragnes and Marseillan, usually towards the south of the bike path.  Agde is France's second oldest city, Marseille being the first.  It dates from the Greek times. 
Spend night in the best and most beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Marseillan, including a lovely pool.

 pool in marseillan flamingo close to portiragnes cycling accross bridge close to agde canal du midi

Day 6. Marseillan - Sète  ~25Km / 16 Miles - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
After breakfast you head down towards the Mediterranean Sea.  The bicycle path from Marseillan to Sète follows the beach and is paved and flat, thus taking about 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  Sète is the official end of the Canal Du Midi.
Bicycle pickup at hotel in the evening.
Spend night in the best and most beautiful 3*** hotel in downtown Séte.

port of marseillan cycle path from agde to sete cycle path running along beach towards sete in the distance

Day 7. Séte - Canal Du Midi Ideal self guided bike tour
Explore Sète, also called the Venice of southern France.
Sète has a train station with frequent connections to Montpellier, Béziers, Narbonne, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Paris, Barcelona, etc.

rental boat on the canal du midi

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Price includes: All hotels (2 and 3 stars) and Bed & Breakfast accomodations, breakfast each day, tourist tax, bicycle hire, bike drop-off and pickup, yellow safety vests, waterproof paniers, steering wheel bag, helmet, water bottle, lock, spare inner tube, technical and telephone assistance 24/7 in English/Dutch/French, luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel, roadbook with detailed maps and directions.  Two person minimum.  Rates based on double occupancy. 

   

 

 

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