Midi Bike Tours
History & Distances
8 days, Source to Sea
7 days, Ideal
5 days, Essential
4 days, Circle
Languedoc Bike Routes
5 days, Passa Pais & Minerve
7 days, Passa Pais & Canal Du Midi
6 days, Albi to Beziers
Midi Bike Rentals
Canal Du Midi One Way
What To Bring
Bike + Train
“Solid and well equipped
Norway. (p. 2)
Marian & Ria
"Meget hyggelig personell, bra utleie sykkel og en fantastisk dag på
Nina & Sven
Norway (p. 9)
"Super fahrräder und tolle empfehlungen und tipps für die tour. Sehr
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
Vincent et Cathy
France. (p. 26)
"Es war eine wunderschöne Fahrradtour nach Poilhes. Die Räder haben
Paul & Martha
Germany. (p. 27)
"Très bons vélos pour le Canal Du Midi...les vélos sont très bien
Fabian & Jacky
"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
"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
France (p. 40)
Author of Dutch cycle guide for Canal Du Midi rented bikes from us to
cycle to Bordeaux:
"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."
Switzerland (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)
"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
Canal Du Midi - Circle: 4
Days including Beziers, Narbonne, and Argeliers
Optional: extra day Narbonne and/or Beziers
Distance: 97 Km / 60 Mi
Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate, partially paved
€495 to €520
Departure dates: Everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days a
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. Our tours are organized in partnership with a local travel
agency, as required by French law, giving you extra peace of mind.
We offer many bicycle tours along the Canal Du Midi.
Day 1. Béziers - Canal Du Midi Circle self
guided bike tour
Arrival by car, train, or airplane directly into Béziers.
Discover all that Béziers has to offer, its covered market, its
magnificent cathedral (you can even climb its tower!), or the bustling
Allées Paul Riquet.
Béziers has an airport with frequent flights to UK, Germany, Paris,
Norway, etc. Béziers also has a train station with frequent
connections to Paris, Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Barcelona,
Spend night in 3*** hotel in the historic downtown area of Béziers.
OPTION: Extend your bike rental by one more day and
cycle from Béziers to Agde or Sète along Canal Du Midi, and return by
train in the afternoon! You can also cycle to one of the many
nearby beaches and spend a few hours on the beach and cycle back
afterwards. Excess luggage
can be left in our store so you can travel as light as you want.
Day 2. Béziers - Narbonne ~34Km / 21 Miles -
Canal Du Midi Circle self guided bike tour
Bike pickup at our store. You will be fitted to
your bike. If you brought your own pedals or seat they will be put
on at this time as well (please let us know before hand). Handout and review of roadbook.
Follow the Canal Du Midi starting in Béziers, visiting the famous
aquaduct over the Orb River, the Nine Locks and the Malpas Tunnel.
At the famous Nine Locks of Fonseranes 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!
After the Malpas Tunnel we head south towards Narbonne, using only
small, quiet, and paved county roads with very little traffic.
Pass through vineyards and sunflower fields.
Spend night in elegant 3*** hotel in the center of Narbonne.
OPTION: Extend your bike rental by one more
day and cycle from Narbonne to the beach, following bike path along the
Canal de la Robine. For people that want to ride even farther, a
loop is available that goes to the beach and then continues on via small
paved roads back to Narbonne. Thus you can cycle with your family
and friends to the beach, have lunch there, and then continue on by
yourself or in a smaller group to complete the large circle tour.
Day 3. Narbonne - Argeliers ~26Km / 21 Miles -
Canal Du Midi Circle self guided bike tour
Using a route unique to our Relax Bike Tours, you are able to leave
Narbonne without using the busy downtown streets. Following the
Canal de la Robine towpath you make your way to Le Somail, one of the
must-see villages along the Canal Du Midi. Le Somail is also a
good place to have lunch today. Continue following the Canal Du
Midi to Argeliers.
An additional route is available if one wants to cycle a longer distance
after Argeliers; a route is offered to the nearby town of Cruzy which
has a museum with dinosaur fossils found in this area. This extra
route is on very small paved roads with little to no traffic, easily
done with the entire family.
Spend night in a lovely bed & breakfast in Argeliers. Pool available in
center of village next to restaurant.
Day 4. Argeliers - Béziers ~35Km / 22 Miles
- Canal Du Midi Circle self guided bike tour
After breakfast follow Canal Du Midi downstream
towards Béziers, our home town! A little bit past Poilhes, you will see
Tunnel de Malpas again. 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.
An alternate route is offered today that can take you to Cruzy and than
onto a new bike path build on top of an old railroad track, from Cruzy
all the way to Capestang.
Return of bikes and equipment at end of day to our store in Béziers.
Option of extending stay in Béziers.
Price includes: All
hotels (2 and 3 stars) and Bed & Breakfast accomodations, breakfast each
day, tourist tax, bicycle hire, 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, roadbook with detailed maps and directions,
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel every day. Two person minimum. Rates based
on double occupancy.
Location de vélos /
Bicycle rentals /
Alquiler de bicicletas /
ενοικίαση ποδηλάτων /
rothar ar cíos /
noleggio di biciclette /
Rent A Bike Canal du Midi : Toulouse -
Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Agde - Sète
Relax Bike Tours &
70 Allees Paul Riquet, 34500 Beziers, France
Tel: (+33) 06 38 12 32 82
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