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!

Another way to discover Europe
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!

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

Short route: 190 km • Long route: 659 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Toulouse and transfer to Carcassonne.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Malves-en-Minervois, Villeneuve-Minervois, Sallèles-Cabardès, Conques-sur-Orbiel, Villemoustaussou (45 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Couffoulens, St-Hilaire, Villefloure, Palaja, Cazilhac. Option par Gardie (47 to 57 km).                                       
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via Alairac, Arzens, Alzonne, Villesèquelande, Caux-et-Sauzens, Lavsalette. Option by Montolieu, Moussoulens (50 or 64 km).
Day 5 - Carcassonne, Trèbes, Aigues-Vives, Puicheric, Ferrals-les-Corbières, Ornaisons, Névian, Narbonne (74 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Les hauts de Gruissan, Les Ayguades, Narbonne-Plage, St-Pierre-la-Mer, Vinassan (50 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Cuxac-d’Aude, Sallèles d’Aude, Maihac, Paraza, Moussan (59 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Gruissan, Les Ayguades, Ricardelle (48 km).
Day 9 - Narbonne, Moussan, Sallèles-d’Aude, Ouveillan, Quarante, Creissan, Capestang, Maureilhan, Béziers (60 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Maraussan, Cazouls-lès-Béziers, Murviel-lès-Béziers, Puiscalicon, Bassan. Option par Cessenon-sur-Orb, Laurens (56 to 74 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Lieuran-lès-Béziers, Abeilhan, Alignan-du-Vent, Valros, Montblanc, Bessan. Option by Pézenas, Aumes, Castelnau-de-Guers (55 to 73 km).
Day 12 - Béziers, Agde, Les Mougères, Marseillan Plage, Sète (54 km).
Day 13 - Free day or loop via Frontignan, Vic-la-Gardiole, Fabrègues, Montbazin, Poussan (53 km).
Day 14 - Transfer from Sète to Toulouse and free rest of the 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 three or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • bus transfer on day 14;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

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

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of 1165$ 

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3885
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

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.