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Highlights

Cycling in Languedoc from Carcassonne takes you on a relatively easy cycling trip along the famous Canal du Midi to finish on the Mediterranean coast in Sete. We include some key cities such as Narbonne and Beziers which offer important historical sites and are yet so typical of this southern France coastal region. Experience the rural French and southern lifestyle while enjoying both the key waterway of the canal and the inviting Mediterrean. Early arrivals at Carcassonne allow enough time to experience the marvelous and intact medieval cite of Carcassonne, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

This would be a great add on to our Carcassonne Countryside Tour to make a 2 week visit of the best of Languedoc !

During the harvest season, cellar visits and wine tasting are subject to availability and security conditions. During this period, it may be difficult to book these activities. For more information, please contact your travel consultant.

To see

Carcassonne castle and city unesco, Béziers Saint Nazaire cathedral (13th-15th centuries), and the terrible history of the Cathars who were all murdered in a purge by catholic crusaders in July 1209 and Sète is the city of George Brassens

Gastronomy

The cassoulet of Carcassonne, the brazier of mussels, the Biterroise, the macaronade, the oysters, the olive trees, the eggplants or zucchini

Wine

Minervois, Corbieres

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PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Carcassonne


Arrive in Carcassonne - what a great place to start your biking tour! Transfer on your own to the hotel. Settle into your hotel which is located at the foot of the walls of the citadel and explore the fascinating medieval city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO world heritage site.


Accommodation : Hotel Montmorency*** - Carcassonne show
Accommodation : Hotel Montmorency*** - Carcassonne show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Carcassonne to Lagrasse


Leaving Carcassonne, you come to the village of Trebes along the canal as you cycle on a quiet and wide bike path that follows the canal. You can watch the amateur and professional boat operators come along and navigate the locks installed throughout the canal. Continue south of the canal to the charming village of Lagrasse.

Note : Parts of the Canal du Midi are on a dirt path with some technical sections.

Distance : 51 Km (32 mi).

Elevation : 485 m.


Accommodation : Hostellerie des Corbieres** - Lagrasse show
Accommodation : Hostellerie des Corbieres** - Lagrasse show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Lagrasse to Narbonne


The route takes you to the larger town of Narbonne where you can visit the impressive gothic cathedral and old city. The cycling route does veer off the Canal du Midi and takes the Canal de la Robine which goes to Narbonne.

Note : Parts of the Canal du Midi are on a dirt path with some technical sections.

Distances : 64 or 69 Km (39 or 45 mi).

Elevation : 545 or 405 m.


Accommodation : Hotel La Residence*** - Narbonne show
Accommodation : Hotel La Residence*** - Narbonne show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-4

From Narbonne to Béziers


The cycling route goes into the countryside today following small country roads where you arrive at the unique city of Beziers that is famous for the Feria it hosts in August when hundreds of thousands attend events including bull fighting. Beziers is also known for the Saint Nazaire cathedral (13th-15th centuries), and the terrible history of the Cathars who were all murdered in a purge by catholic crusaders in July 1209. Your route brings you through flat to rolling countryside.

Note : Parts of the Canal du Midi are on a dirt path with some technical sections.

Distance : 38 Km (24 mi).

Elevation : 203 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Imperator*** - Beziers show
Accommodation : Hotel Cafe Le XIX*** - Beziers show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From Béziers to Cap d'Adge


Leaving Beziers, you cycle to Cap d'Agde, a lovely station on the Mediterranean sea. You pass first Agde which has a history of trade via the port which was historically very important. It used to be called Good Fortune (from Greek Agathe Tyche) and became an important trade point between Marseille and Spain in the 3rd century.

Note : Parts of the Canal du Midi are on a dirt path with some technical sections.

Distance : 31 Km (20 mi).

Elevation : 65 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Les Grenadines*** - Cap D'Agde show
Accommodation : Hotel Les Grenadines*** - Cap D'Agde show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Cap d'Adge to Sète


This is a relatively short ride along the coastal area between the Etang of Thau and the sea. Once in Sete you will find a beautiful city of typical districts that are crossed with canals and where colorful houses overlook the water. Sete is the city of George Brassens, a popular French singer from the 1960s era.

Distance : 27 Km (17 mi).

Elevation : 90m


Accommodation : L'Orque Bleue*** - Sete show
Accommodation : Le Grand Hotel de Sete*** - Sete show
Included : luggage transfer,Wine tasting,bedroom and breakfast

Caves Richemer - Marseillan

Wine tasting at Cave Richemer. Your stopover between land and sea, discoveries and flavors proposed by Richemer Caves.


J-7

Departure from Sète


You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure. (Depart on your own). Trains from Sete to Paris possible.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival in Carcassonne :

Possible by train : from Paris Gare de Lyon
Possible by plane : from Béziers and Montpellier

Departure from Sète :

Possible by train to reach Paris
Possible by plane to reach Béziers and Montpellier

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next

road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes :XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel
- 2 dinners included for the Standard version (1 dinner included for the basic version)

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed Road Book, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks
-Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1515 €
1590 €
Single supplement **
205 €
265 €
Solo traveler ***
1980 €
2055 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Excellence
260€
Road Bike - Premium
320€
Gravel Bike - Standard
115€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Montmorency*** - Carcassonne

The Hotel Montmorency, ideally situated at the foot of the city walls and opposite the entry to the medieval city of Carcassonne, offers the charm of the Middle Ages with contemporary comfort. The hotel is charming and cozy with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. Within tree-lined gardens of half a hectare you will find the heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, perfect for relaxation.
https://www.hotelmontmorency.com/en/3-star-spa-hotel-carcassonne

Hotel Montmorency*** - Carcassonne

The Hotel Montmorency, ideally situated at the foot of the city walls and opposite the entry to the medieval city of Carcassonne, offers the charm of the Middle Ages with contemporary comfort. The hotel is charming and cozy with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. Within tree-lined gardens of half a hectare you will find the heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, perfect for relaxation.
https://www.hotelmontmorency.com/en/3-star-spa-hotel-carcassonne

Hostellerie des Corbieres** - Lagrasse

In the heart of the village of Lagrasse, one of the most beautiful villages in France, the « Hostellerie des Corbières » welcomes you in a frame with contemporary decoration. The restaurant with a panoramic view of the vineyards and its terrace, open in warm days, propose you a traditional and inventive cooking. You will appreciate the charm of this old Master home in the rooms with Louis Philippe style.
http://www.hostellerie-des-corbieres.com/

Hostellerie des Corbieres** - Lagrasse

In the heart of the village of Lagrasse, one of the most beautiful villages in France, the « Hostellerie des Corbières » welcomes you in a frame with contemporary decoration. The restaurant with a panoramic view of the vineyards and its terrace, open in warm days, propose you a traditional and inventive cooking. You will appreciate the charm of this old Master home in the rooms with Louis Philippe style.
http://www.hostellerie-des-corbieres.com/

Hotel La Residence*** - Narbonne

Ideally located in the heart of town and within walking distance of the historic monuments of Narbonne, the Canal de la Robine and the train station, enjoy the comfort of a 3 star hotel where everything is provided for your relaxing holiday..A veritable institution in the hotel Narbonne*** Residence is housed in a 19th century mansion that combines charm and authenticity. You will discover 26 rooms combining modern comfort and services. Equipped with a flat-screen TV, they offer all the comfort you would expect from a hotel ***.
http://www.hotel-laresidence-narbonne.fr/

Hotel La Residence*** - Narbonne

Ideally located in the heart of town and within walking distance of the historic monuments of Narbonne, the Canal de la Robine and the train station, enjoy the comfort of a 3 star hotel where everything is provided for your relaxing holiday..A veritable institution in the hotel Narbonne*** Residence is housed in a 19th century mansion that combines charm and authenticity. You will discover 26 rooms combining modern comfort and services. Equipped with a flat-screen TV, they offer all the comfort you would expect from a hotel ***.
http://www.hotel-laresidence-narbonne.fr/

Hotel Imperator*** - Beziers

Located in the heart of the historic centre of Beziers, 17 km from the beaches, Hotel Imperator Centre offers rooms with free WiFi access. Beziers Train Station is a 12-minute walk away. Guest rooms feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. The hotel features a patio area reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Many restaurants, bars, museums and art galleries can be found within a 15-minute walk. Every Friday there is a flower market next to the hotel.
http://www.hotel-imperator.fr/

Hotel Cafe Le XIX*** - Beziers

In the old city, a completely renovated building, the XIX hotel proposes you 12 superior-quality rooms. Giving onto the square Jean Jaurès, right in the heart of Béziers, you will be plunged into an atmosphere deserving of big cities. Its decoration "art deco" following the styles of the day and its warm colors will transport you in a universe of sweetness and peace.
http://www.hoteldixneuf.com/

Hotel Les Grenadines*** - Cap D'Agde

The 3 star Les Grenadines Hotel in Cap d'Agde is located next to the sea, in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Les Grenadines is a family hotel, quiet and confortable 150 metres from the Richelieu Beach, where we offer you a warm welcome. An ideal location to stay next to the sea where you can discover the history of Agde and all of the resources in the surrounding countryside: wine growing, traditional villages and the Canal du Midi.Cap d'Agde pleasure port, stores, cafés, restaurants and ice cream vendors are only 10 minutes away. It is recommended by the Michelin Guide and has obtained the best reviews on the internet.
http://www.hotelgrenadines.com/

Hotel Les Grenadines*** - Cap D'Agde

The 3 star Les Grenadines Hotel in Cap d'Agde is located next to the sea, in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Les Grenadines is a family hotel, quiet and confortable 150 metres from the Richelieu Beach, where we offer you a warm welcome. An ideal location to stay next to the sea where you can discover the history of Agde and all of the resources in the surrounding countryside: wine growing, traditional villages and the Canal du Midi.Cap d'Agde pleasure port, stores, cafés, restaurants and ice cream vendors are only 10 minutes away. It is recommended by the Michelin Guide and has obtained the best reviews on the internet.
http://www.hotelgrenadines.com/

L'Orque Bleue*** - Sete

Ideally located along the Royal Canal, this 19th-century edifice welcomes you in typical hausmannian-style near the city centre of Sète.Blending period charm, a host of facilities and an inviting ambiance, hôtel L'orque Bleue features 30 comfortable and en-suite rooms.Guests can enjoy drinks at the hotel, served at the reception area.The hotel boasts a privileged location from which to discover the city and its museums, the sandy beach and beach bars. Boat rides can be organised along the sea coast and in the Thau Lagoon.
http://www.hotel-orquebleue-sete.com/

Le Grand Hotel de Sete*** - Sete

A charming hotel in the heart of Sète. Lydie Dubois and her team will give you a warm welcome in this 19th century hotel, where the southern French light and the charm of the canals meet the peace and quiet of a glass-roofed patio. All of the air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated and include parquet flooring. Each room is equipped with a TV, a telephone and a minibar. At the Quai 17 restaurant the chef Jean Pascal Hamet revisits Mediterranean cuisine for you, inviting you to enjoy gourmet moments with ingredients fresh from the market.
http://www.legrandhotelsete.com/en/home