Canal du Midi

Going with the flow

Linking Toulouse to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi, built between 1667 and 1682, is considered an astonishing feat of 17th century engineering. Your route, looped around four stopover towns, allows you marvel at its ingenuity at your own pace.  In Carcassonne, we suggest making a stop at the Medieval City, whose fortifications stretch nearly 3 km and house Château Comtal and Basilique Saint-Nazaire. Feel like something different? Narbonne invites you to visit the Horreum Museum, an underground labyrinth of ancient Roman warehouses. In Béziers, you will discover the masterpiece of the canal - the nine locks of Fonseranes. Then in Sète, bordered by Étang Thau and dubbed the Venice of Languedoc, the Mediterranean and its sandy beaches await you.  Going with the flow is such a delight!

NEW Four stopover towns: This style of travelling allows you to put down your suitcase for a while and take off at a relaxed pace. The fact that your route is looped around four stopover towns limits the number of times you move around and allows you to make the most of the places you visit. Enjoy!

September 14 to 29, 2019
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,375
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Day 1 - Arrival in Toulouse and transfer to Carcassonne.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Villeneuve-Minervois, Conques-sur-Orbiel (46 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Couffoulens, St-Hilaire, Palaja, Cazilhac. Optional by Gardie (47 to 62 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via Alairac, Alzonne, Caux-et-Sauzens. Optional via Montolieu (47 or 61 km).
Day 5 - Carcassonne, Trèbes, Puicheric, Ferrals-les-Corbières, Ornaisons, Bizanet, Narbonne (73 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Narbonne-Plage, Foulques, Vinassan (51 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Cuxac-d’Aude, Mirepeisset, Maihac, Paraza, Moussan (58 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Gruissan, Les Ayguades (49 km).
Day 9 - Narbonne, Moussan, Ouveillan, Quarante, Maureilhan, Béziers (60 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Cazouls-lès-Déziers, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Laurens, Magalas, Boujan-sur-Libron (70 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Corneilhan, Abeilhan, Alignan-du-Vent, Pézénas, Bessan (67 km).
Day 12 - Béziers, Adge, Les Mougères, Marseillan Plage, Sète (53 km).
Day 13 - Free day or looped route via Frontignan, Vic-la-Gadriole, Montbazin, Poussan, Balaruc-le-Vieux, Balaruc-les-Bains (52 km).
Day 14 - Transfer to Toulouse and free day.
Day 15 - Transfer to Toulouse airport and flight back to Montréal.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in two- to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Toulouse > Toulouse/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3595
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.