This cycling tour follows the course of the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sète, but sometimes also diverts away to discover the patrimonial pearls around the canal. Difficulty level: moderate. The
itinerary is flat along the canal but hilly as soon as you divert from the canal. The route takes you on the boat hauling path of the canal and quiet country roads. The stages are 27 to 65 km long,
which means 3 to 6 hours biking at a slow pace (10km/h). The boat hauling path being still a dirt track on several portions overall between Bram and Béziers (a lot of roots, the path can be muddy in
case of rain), it is sometimes bumpy to ride. The second part of the itinerary requires more attention on the bike.
Example of a map and of a step-by-step description
If you are driving to Toulouse, you need to know that secured car parks in the city center of Toulouse are very expensive.
To find a parking spot : www.parkopedia.com
To get back to the starting point:
Trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. Regional direct trains (duration about 1 hr) are riding regularly. These trains take bikes without surcharge. You can buy your ticket on the spot.
To plan your journey : https://www.sncf-connect.com/.
The bicycles are to be picked up at the rental agency. We recommend you to arrive at around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way. We advise to book an extra night before in Toulouse if your travel plans make you arrive later.
If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 9.30am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located close to the train station (Saint-Agne) and will be given in your travel documents.