Cycling along Canal du Midi

Cycling along Canal du Midi

Ride along a UNESCO Heritage and visit Carcassonne
6 days / 5 nights (from Castelnaudary) or 7 days / 6 nights (from Toulouse)

The Canal du Midi is the clue for this trip. Riding on the towpath's canal, you start your itinerary in the Lauragais (or Toulouse), you visit Carcassonne, you cross the Corbières and you end up on the Mediterranean Sea.
Thanks to the huge work financed by Paul Riquet, you visit a wide diversity of landscape and of architectural heritage. At last but not the least, local delectable food and wines will melt in your mouth.

Trip highlights: 

- the pleasure of cycling under the plane trees of the canal

- lauragais and St Papoul Abbey

- the city of Carcassonne (you make a stopover there)

- the Minervois and its exceptional terroir

- charming and welcoming guest rooms

- the pleasures of the table: Languedoc flavours and good wines!

- the Big Blue to make a splash and celebrate the arrival!



Freedom formula


You have at your disposal a detailed topo-synthesis (cartographic documents), a topo-guide and the corresponding IGN 1/100,000th maps. Your accommodation and meals are reserved.

We book accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinners.

Travel advisories: 

Good morning, sir,

We would like to thank you very much for organizing our hike along the Canal du Midi. We had a wonderful time thanks to you. The welcome was always very warm. We felt that you didn't choose the accommodation places by chance and that this is in line with the ethics of your association which we strongly share . You might as well say that we will recommend your services and, as your proposals for a stay are particularly attractive, it is not impossible that we will continue on our way in your company!

The only "black spot" but which is not up to you but to the SNCF is the Sète / castelnaudary journey where we had to travel in a train not adapted to the transport of bicycles with the addition of a change in Narbonne...

Kind regards.

Nicole and Laurent



We had a wonderful week, everything was there. Landscapes better than we imagined, top-of-the-range services, except on the last day, it's a shame to end up in this hotel.

Otherwise, nothing to say, map very well drawn, we were always expected and with a smile, transfer without worries, we will recommend you, without the last hotel (!) .

Thanks again.



Comment from Languedoc Nature : we are at the 3rd hotel on Agde with still the problem of quality ... we have selected another one which will replace the previous one !


I thank you for the organization of this stay during which we greatly appreciated all the places chosen and the offer proposed.
The reception was of quality each time, the rented equipment in very good condition.
Thank you for your availability.
Yours sincerely.



Hello, we are delighted with our stay, the organization was perfect and the accommodation very well chosen. See you next time"




We were delighted with the stay and the organization and we wanted to thank you for it. The welcome was warm everywhere and we were delighted with all the services.
Thank you again for everything.



We have enjoyed these three days very much. Many positive points, the welcome, the meals (excellent and refined) and even we had original picnics especially on the 3rd day and the 1st day. The equipment was in excellent condition (except for a deflated tire at the start!) but the provider was punctual. We really enjoyed the region that we don't know very well.




This bike trail is easy with unimportant difference in height

Peaceful bike ride under the plane trees of the canal midi


Cycling trip in 5 stages with either a mountain or a hybrid bike, on the southern part of the towpath's Canal du Midi


Day 1 : 49 km

Day 2 : 43 km

Day 3 : 44 km

Day 4 : 46 km

Day 5 : 48 km


Possible variants :


- Departure from Toulouse: 6-day hike to the Mediterranean Sea.


- Departure from Carcassonne: 3 days hike to Agde


- Fomule randonnée 30 to 35 km / day - Family formula with child : 20 to 30 km / day (baby seat or trailer rental)


Please note: the proposed hike and the possible variants are the result of our design.




From April to October



Paysage languedocien
La prestation comprend

• Accommodation in hotels or iin B&B.

• Breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners.

• The road book and the maps in the self guided trip

La prestation ne comprend pas

• optional : bike hire

• optional : luggage transport

• Personal expenditure

• Comprehensive insurance (4,5%)


We all know the impact of our car travels on the environment. Driving to the holidays location can produce a large amount of CO2 because of the long haul distance to get away...
Therefore, if low impact mobility interests you, Castelnaudary or Toulouse, welcomes you. A bus or our minivan can take you to your accommodation.
Check your journey by train with SNCF or OUIGO and contact us for any further information.