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Guestbook entries:

 

“Solid and well equipped bikes.”

Lasse

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."

Pasquale

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!”

Tony

San Francisco (p. 44)

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

Brigette

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.”

Bastian

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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One way bike hire for cycling the Canal Du Midi

Option 1

Our Delivery and Pickup Service

 

Cycling the Canal Du Midi one way is easiest with our in-house service.  We deliver and pickup bikes anywhere along the Canal Du Midi, from Toulouse to Sète, for example Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, Narbonne, and Agde.  We can also store your empty suitcases for you during your bike tour of the Canal Du Midi.  These empty suitcases will be picked up at the same time as the bike delivery, and they will be returned to you at the same time as the bike pickup.  No need to go back to your start point again just to pick up your empty suitcases!  This is a service that only we provide, and it is free.  Other companies use a third party contractor to drop off or pick up their bikes, but not your luggage.  The suitcases do not even have to be empty really, we can also store excess luggage, which is especially handy for our clients that are travelling Europe for several weeks.

 

  For one-way cycling along the Canal Du Midi check out our pickup and drop-off service on the bike hire page.

 

One way bike hire for cycling the Canal Du Midi

Option 2

You + Train + Bike = 1 Euro

 

train and bike for 1 euro in languedoc france

 

Relax Bike Tours & Rentals is located 400 meters from the train station in Beziers.  Taking the train directly from our shop allows you to cycle the Canal Du Midi one-way.  A special program allows our customers to take the TER train and bike for only 1 euro per person.  All destinations inside the Languedoc Roussillon department are available at this special discounted price.  It is important to note that the SNCF (train company) is not really involved. Tickets are available only via the internet and in limited quantities.

 

https://www.train1euro.fr/

 

The 1 euro tickets are only available on trains that normally are mostly empty. Thus rush hour trains will not be available for 1 euro.  Tickets are available 3 weeks before departure date and sell out very fast.

 

Bikes travel free on the TER trains, with a maximum of 6 per train and first come first served basis. Thus arrive 20 minutes ahead of train departure.

 

Train + Bike in France

 

Relax Bike Tours is the first and only approved bicycle rental company in Béziers, since August 2012!  To be approved by the SNCF, the French train company, requires the bicycle renter to comply with many strict quality measures.

 

approved by sncf

 

We recommend taking the train on the first day of your trip for two reasons.  First, the bike will be clean at the beginning of your trip. At the end of your trip, the bike might be very dirty or even muddy, which might pose a problem for train transport.  Also, very important, trains go on strike from time to time.  It is therefore better to plan taking the train on the first day.  A sudden train strike will be much more frustrating if you are far away on the last day of your trip!  It is much more relaxing to simply cycle into town on the last day.

 

When you purchase a regular ticket, your bicycle travels for free on most TER trains.

 

Bikes usually go in the back of the train, where there are hooks to hang your bike from.  Intercity trains and TGV trains require a reservation and a small fee (usually about 10 euros) for bicycles.  TGV trains, furthermore, require the bicycle to be stored in a plastic cover if there is no special bike wagon.  For information about traveling with your bike by train, click here.

 

Buy train tickets for you and your bike using this new website! Unlike the SNCF website, this site allows you to book your bike at the same time as your seat.  Good for Intercity and TGV trains.

 

bike on train in france  bike getting off the train in france

 

We are located 400 meters from the train station!

 

On French trains

 

TGV:

A limited number of TGVs accept fully assembled bicycles.

The cost of a bicycle space is around 10 euros and must be reserved at the time of booking.

There are usually 4 bicycle spaces in Standard class on a TGV.

Alternatively, bicycles may be carried free of charge in a bike bag whose dimensions do not exceed 120x90cm. This counts as 1 piece of luggage.

 

Intercités:

A bicycle area for fully assembled bicycles is available on most Intercités trains.

Reservation is compulsory and costs around 10 euros, payable at time of booking.

There are usually 6 bicycle spaces available per train.

Dismantled bicycles can be carried free of charge as long as they are folded in a bike bag, with dimensions no larger than 120 x 90 cm. This counts as 1 piece of luggage.

 

TER:

Bicycles can be transported free of charge on most TER services.

There are limited spaces and you cannot book in advance.

We advise passengers to arrive on the platform 20 minutes before departure to find the right carriage and avoid the crowds.

Restrictions apply during peak hours (07:00 - 09:00 and 16:30 - 18:30 Mondays to Fridays).

Bikes can also be carried in a bike bag provided dimensions do not exceed 120x90cm. This counts as 1 piece of luggage.

When online and booking a seat on a train you need to check to see if there is a bicycle icon next to the train number.  See image below for an example.  When you hover the mouse pointer over the bicycle icon, it will give you more information.  For example, "transport de vélo payant" (a fee is charged for carrying your bike) or "transport de vélo" (bike travels free).

 

train schedule showing bike symbol

 

 

 

 

 

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

"Servicing Béziers, Serignan, Vendres, Vias, Portiragnes, Magalas, Colombiers, and other cities in the area."

We own and operate our own fleet of bikes

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

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

France

 

Tel (France): 06 38 12 32 82

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

 

Email: relaxbeziers@gmail.com

Web: http://www.relaxbiketours.com

 

Atout France n° IM034170006

Relax Bike Tours is a registered Travel Agency in France.

 

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bike getting off the train in france

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
national geographic
accueil velo

train schedule showing bike symbol

lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo

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train schedule showing bike symbol

lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

  • 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
national geographic
lonely planet
accueil velo