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Camargue and Canal du Midi bike tour

On this bike tour on the Mediterranean cycle route you discover: the Provence, the Camargue, the Mediterranean coast and finish on the Canal du Midi.

For the part of the itinerary along the Canal du Midi, the boat hauling path being still a dirt track (a lot of roots, the path can be muddy in case of rain), it is sometimes bumpy to ride.

Reference MED0702
  • Itinerant trip
  • 7 days
  • Moderate
  • March to November
  • Minimum age 12 years old
GPSGPS-app available
889€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • On this bike tour along the Mediterranean cycle route in Southern France you start in Arles, in the Camargue. But shortly you reach the Camargue with its pink flamingos, herds of wild horses and bulls. Do not miss the visit of Aigues Mortes, its medieval ramparts and its saltworks.

    The Mediterranean cycle route leads on dedicated cycle paths along the sand dunes, beaches and the sea shore. The many pink flamingos lead your way first to the vibrant Montpellier then to Sète. This fishing town, exudes a very special atmosphere with all these fishing boats and sea food restaurants.

    Your route continues on the Canal du Midi. You ride along the sea through reeds and lagoon before reaching Agde and Béziers. Under the trees lining the canal you ride towards Narbonne.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Arles

    Arrival in the city of Van Gogh. Enjoy a stroll into the streets to discover its Roman heritage and relax in your accomodation.

    Day 2


    Arles - Aigues Mortes

    Leave Arles and its beautiful Roman amphitheater to gradually enter the Camargue region and observe the wild horses and pink flamingos. On a beautiful cycle path, you reach the majestic Aigues-Mortes and enjoy an unparalleled view of its 13th century ramparts. Enjoy a nice stroll through its medieval streets and don’t miss visiting the salt marshes of Aigues-Mortes.

    Guided tour of an aromatic plant farm 1h

    Discover how aromatic plants are grown organically: lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, verbena... Follow step by step explanations of soil preparation, cultivation and transformation of plants into essential oils.
    3,00 € / child
    3,00 € / teen
    6,00 € / adult

    Day 3


    Aigues-Mortes - Montpellier

    Leave the fortified town of Aigues-Mortes on a beautiful cycle path before arriving at Grau-du-Roi. You can also add a detour to Port Camargue, the largest marina in Europe and have relax at the superb Espiguette beach.

    You follow the Mediterranean shore and enjoy the beaches and dunes, before reaching the vibrant city of Montpellier.

    Day 4


    Montpellier - Sète

    Leave the beautiful Montpellier behind to set off on a very beautiful cycle path along the river Lez. Enjoy the views on the ponds, the pink flamingos, the horses... This bike pathsthen leads you directly to the marina of Palavas les Flots.

    Your cycle route continues along the sea shore to Villeneuve-les-Maguelone. Miles of beach, ponds and to top it off, a magnificent cathedral. Saint Pierre and Saint Paul de Maguelone cathedral rises like a stone vessel resting on the sands and ponds with a view of the vineyards!

    Enjoy a nice plate of seafood on the seafront at Frontignan and continue to Sète, with its lively fishing port.

    Day 5



    A cycle path takes you from Sète to Marseillan along the Mediterranean beaches, where you can dive to start the day off right! You reach the Onglous lighthouse, where the Canal du Midi reaches the saline waters of the Etang de Thau. From there you follow the Canal du Midi, among the reedbeds of the Bagnas lagoons until Adge. You continue your cycle route along the Canal du Midi and pass by the pretty port of Cassfières as well as the Estagnol marshes before reaching Béziers.

    Day 6



    You start this beautiful day along the Canal du Midi by discovering 2 impressive civil works: the 9 locks of Fonserannes and the tunnel of Malpas.

    From there you can take a detour on the hill to discover the oppidum of Ensérune and the breathtaking view of the green sun of Montady! A detour through the vineyards and ruins of Fontcalvy brings you to the Canal de la Robine. Afterwards you cycle at your leisure to Narbonne. The canal takes you right into the heart of the Roman city.

    Day 7


    Departure from Narbonne

    You depart after breakfast.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You are accommodated in ** / *** hotels with all the necessary comfort after a day spent outdoor. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep staying in these 3-Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and the friendliness of the staff. Some pieces of accomodation have a swimming-pool. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category C

    You’ll enjoy a higher level of service in these 3-4 Star properties. Properties are selected for their high standards and impeccable service. This category is for guests looking for a higher-end vacation. Of course, breakfast is included daily.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:
    • a touring bike adjusted to your size
    • equipped : front rack pack, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Avignon, Marseille Provence or Nîmes (+regional train)
    • By train: The train station of Arles is well connected to the railway network and you can easily access the station from many cities in France and Europe. For instance from Paris: duration 3h55; from Lyon: duration 2h30; from Marseille: duration 49 min. To plan your trip: https://www.thetrainline.com/?redirected=true


    If you drive to Arles, you can park your car for free in the car park P6 at Arles train station.

    The location and contact details of the car parks will be given in your travel documents.

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