Your Canal Du Midi Cycling Holidays Experts!

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Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

 Carcassonne to Béziers





Canal Du Midi

Bike Tours


History & Distances


8 days, Source to Sea


7 days, Ideal


7 days, Sportive


5 days, Essential



Canal Du Midi

Bike Hire


Delivery Services


Canal Du Midi One Way


Store Hours




Bike Routes


5 days, Passa Païs & Minerve


7 days, Passa Païs & Canal Du Midi


6 days, Albi to Béziers



What To Bring


Train and Bike






Why us?


Client Photos






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Guestbook entries:


“Solid and well equipped bikes.”


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."


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!”


San Francisco (p. 44)

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


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.”


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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Canal Du Midi Self Guided Bike Tour:

Carcassonne to Béziers - 2 Options

ebikeE-Bikes Available

Limited quantities -

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Canal Du Midi Cycling Holiday - Carcassonne to Beziers



assistance during trip bike hire included breakfast daily bike delivery and pickup included hotels included detailed maps technical assistance luggage transfered from hotel to hotel daily




Two nights in Beziers and cycle to the beach, Agde, or Sete the next day

Two nights in Homps or La Redorte in order to visit Minerve



All year.  Every day of the week.



124 Km / 77 Mi via Narbonne

112 Km /  70 Mi via Sallèles-d'Aude



April and October 565€ PP

May to September 620€ PP


The tour follows the Canal Du Midi downstream and goes in the direction of the prevailing winds!


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 Essential self guided bicycle 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 at the feet of the Cité.


OPTION: Start in Castelnaudary instead.


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Day 2. Carcassonne - Homps  ~45Km / 27 Miles - Route 1


Day 2. Carcassonne - La Redorte ~35Km / 22 Miles - Route 2

Bike delivery at your hotel in the morning.  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 so we can bring the proper tools).  Handout and review of  roadbook.  After a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast you will leave Carcassonne behind you cycling along the Canal Du Midi, passing vineyards, locks, poppy fields, and sunflower fields.  Enjoy the peace and silence watching the many small boats passing by on the canal.

Spend night in excellent hotel near the Canal Du midi.


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Day 3. Homps - Narbonne ~40Km / 24 Miles - Route 1


Day 3. La Redorte - Sallèles-d'Aude ~ 33Km / 21 Miles - Route 2

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 if you are going to Narbonne.  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 right in the center of Narbonne.

Spend night in elegant 3*** hotel in the center of Narbonne or a beautiful B&B with pool in Salleles d'Aude.


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Day 4. Narbonne - Béziers ~39Km / 23 Miles - Route 1


Day 4. Sallèles-d'Aude - Béziers ~44Km / 27 Miles - Route 2

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 Du Midi 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 Du Midi later.  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 aqueduct.  The view of the Béziers cathedral from this aqueduct is fantastic!

Spend night in 3*** hotel in the historic downtown area of Béziers.


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Day 5. Béziers - Canal Du Midi Essential self guided bicycle tour

Discover all that Béziers has to offer, its covered market, its magnificent cathedral (you can even climb its tower; but first wake the "guard" who is always asleep!), 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, etc.


OPTION: Keep your bikes 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.  Excess luggage can be left in our store so you can travel as light as you want.


Price includes: All hotels (2 and 3 stars) and Bed & Breakfast accommodations, breakfast each day, tourist tax, bicycle hire, bike drop-off and pickup, yellow safety vests, waterproof panniers, 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.

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

Relax Bike Tours & Rentals

70 Allées Paul Riquet

34500 Béziers



Tel (France): 06 38 12 32 82

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





Atout France n° IM034170006

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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assistance during tripbike hire includedbreakfast dailybike delivery and pickup includedhotels includeddetailed mapstechnical assistanceluggage transfered from hotel to hotel daily

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
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lonely planet
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english version
version francaise



lonely planet
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  • 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
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