Canal du Midi En liberté

Van Gogh’s inspiration 

Linking Toulouse to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi is characterized by the wondrous luminosity that so inspired Van Gogh. Its rich historical past is reflected in cities like Carcassonne, and its medieval citadel, or Narbonne, the first Roman colony outside Italy. It also offers an abundance of fine cuisine highlighted by cassoulets and sausages. And to allow you to enjoy this wonderful trip to the fullest, your itinerary is structured around three stopover towns from where looped routes give you the flexibility to explore at your own pace.
En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $2,745 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

VQV 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 - Rendez-vous in Toulouse airport and transfer to Mirepoix (1.5 hr).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Viviès, Larocque-d’Olmes (55 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Plaigne, Belpech, Pamiers, Les Pujot (68 km).
Day 4 - Mirepoix, Pomy, Ajac, Limoux, Coufoulents, Carcassonne (51 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Alzonne, Arzens (47 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via Villeneuve-Minervois (46 km).
Day 7 - Free day.
Day 8 - Carcassonne, Trèbes, Lézignan-Corbières, Narbonne (75 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via Narbonne-Plage (48 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Gruissan (48 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Cuxac-d’Aude, Mirepeisset, Maihac, Paraza, Moussan (58 km).
Day 12 - Transfer from Narbonne to Toulouse (2 hrs) and rest of the day free.
Day 13 - Transfer to Toulouse airport.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 12 nights in three-star hotel (double occupancy);
  • 12 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and electronic maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021;
Not included: overseas air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle; equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

The land portion price indicated is for double occupancy. For further information,including the possibility of reserving a flight, please contact us.

Start/Finish: Toulouse Airport

 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.

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