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Circular Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

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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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Canal Du Midi Circular bike tour

Béziers to Béziers via Le Somail and Narbonne

The Circle Tour

 

The circle bike tour starts and ends in Béziers.  You can extend this bike tour by several days if you wish, adding some days on the beach for example.  This is a low-budget and low carbon-footprint bike tour, as such it does not include daily luggage transfers.  Each adult bike we provide comes with two large waterproof rear panniers and one large front pannier.  Your empty suitcases and excess baggages can be left in our shop during your trip.  If you add an extra day at the end of the trip to cycle from Béziers to the beach you can come to our shop to pickup your beach items and leave behind your other items, allowing you to travel ultra-light the last day.

 

circular canal du midi bike tour

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DURATION: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS  |  LEVEL: MODERATE  |  CUSTOMIZABLE: YES  |  TYPE: SELF-GUIDED

 

POPULAR BESPOKE OPTIONS
Extra day in Béziers before start of tour.

Extra day in Narbonne to cycle to the beach.

Extra day in Béziers to cycle to the beach.

 

DEPARTURES

Every day of the week.

 

DISTANCE

103 Km

 

PRICE (BIKE INCLUDED)

€325 PP

Price for double occupancy

 

Bike Tour by Day - Self guided Circular Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

 

Day 1:  Béziers to Le Somail ~43 Km

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Meet us in our shop located 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi in Béziers.  We will adjust the bikes to your size, explain the map, and provide you with waterproof panniers into which you can load your items.  Excess luggage and empty suitcases will be stored in our shop garage during your trip.  Start cycling the Canal Du Midi heading west.  You will see the famous Nine Locks and the Malpas Tunnel today.  For lunch today you will probably stop in either Poilhes or Capestang.  Spend the night in a B&B in Le Somail.  (Sometimes we will need to use Mirepeisset as overnight rest stop, since Le Somail only has 4 total rooms available).

 

Day 2:  Le Somail to Narbonne ~25 Km

Self guided Canal Du Midi Bike Tour - Bespoke

Cycle past the Canal de la Jonction and the Canal de la Robine right to the hearth of Narbonne.  Right along the Canal de la Jonction is situated an old Roman archaeological site called Amphoralis which can be visited for a small fee.  In Narbonne you can visit several museums, all located within close proximity of your hotel.

 

Day 3:  Narbonne to Béziers ~ 35 Km

Self guided Canal Du Midi Bike Tour - Bespoke

Cycle along paved county roads back to the Canal Du Midi.  Visit the Malpas Tunnel, the only tunnel on the Canal Du Midi.  Since today is a shorter day, you can also spend some time visiting the Oppidum d'Enserune, a very old settlement located next to the Malpas Tunnel. The Oppidum has a very good museum. Shortly after you will pass by the famous Nine Locks of Béziers, the masterpiece of the Canal Du Midi.  These locks offer a fantastic view of Béziers, the birth place of Paul Riquet (the builder of the Canal Du Midi).  Cycle over the Orb aqueduct to enter Béziers.

 

Day 4:  Béziers

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The oldest city in France has undergone a face-lift recently and is now more welcoming to visitors as ever before.  You can visit the old Roman arena here or climb the cathedral tower.  Béziers has a train station and airport with connections all over France and Europe.

 

Optional Days - Self guided Circular Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

 

Day 0:  Béziers

An extra day and night in Béziers before your trip starts.  A rest day to get over jet-lag.

 

Day 3:  Narbonne - Beach

Explore the small city of Narbonne.  Visit the cathedral and its museum.  Have lunch in the Halles or one of the many great restaurants in the city center.  Today also includes two optional bike rides to the beach.  You can continue along the Canal de la Robine to either Port Nouvelle or Gruissan.  Port Nouvelle has a train station so you could take the train back to Narbonne with the bikes, or vice versa depending on wind directions.  Gruissan is closer by and is more beautiful, but has no train station so you have to go back the same way you came.  There is also an extreme option of ~65Km circle ride around the La Clape mountain back to Narbonne (GPS phone app required).

 

Day 4:  Béziers - Beach

An extra day in Béziers.  Take a rest day or cycle to the beach along the Canal Du Midi (paved this time!) to Portiragnes Plage.  For the extreme cyclists you can also cycle to Sète and take the train back with the bikes.

 

Whatʼs Included - Self guided Circular Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

 

What’s Included:

 

  • 3 nights accommodation in 3* hotels and B&B's
  • breakfasts everyday
  • Luggage storage in Béziers
  • Bike rental: Comfortable premium quality hybrid bike with panniers
  • Technical support (not including flat tire)

 

Optional: (not included)

 

  • Extra days of bike touring

 

Not Included:

 

  • Your trip between here and your home, before & after the tour
  • Your travel and health insurance
  • Your private costs, souvenirs, gifts, telephone, minibar, etc
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel each day

 

Bike Tour Gallery* - Self guided Circular Canal Du Midi Bike Tour

 

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Booking - Inquiry

 

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To take the first step to this bike tour, please send us this form. We will email you in a few hours about availabilities and all the next steps to confirm your booking.

 

You can also email us at relaxbeziers@gmail.com

 

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WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

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check markLocated 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

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check markWe own and operate our own fleet of bikes

check markWe are an accredited travel agency

check markLocated 800 meters from the Canal Du Midi

check markAll tours are private and can be customized

youtube testimonials 1 youtube testimonials 2 youtube testimonials 3  Declan Lyons Cycling The Canal Du Midi Youtube testimonials 4
lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo
canal du midi dot bike logo

prizes we won
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circular canal du midi bike tour

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our awards

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lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo
canal du midi dot bike logo
youtube testimonials 1 youtube testimonials 2 youtube testimonials 3  Declan Lyons Cycling The Canal Du Midi Youtube testimonials 4

prizes we won
english version
version francaise logo

circular canal du midi bike tour

ebike

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our awards
lonely planet
national geographic
accueil velo
canal du midi dot bike logo
youtube testimonials 1 youtube testimonials 2 youtube testimonials 3  Declan Lyons Cycling The Canal Du Midi
logo
our awards

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
canal du midi dot bike logo
youtube testimonials 1