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Canal du Midi to Coast

Ancient cities and idyllic waterways

Canal du Midi to Coast

Explore enchanting Carcassonne before some gentle cycling along the Canal du Midi; a picturesque, tranquil and richly cultural route. You’ll encounter timeless villages and sun-baked olive groves on your way to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast.

What's Included

  • 6 days cycling
  • 3 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Local agent
  • Bike hire

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Carcassonneday 1


    Arrive in the fortified town of Carcassonne and stay at the 2-star Hôtel Montmorency. An evening meal is reserved for you at a nearby restaurant.

    • Modern hotel exterior
    • Simple double bedroom

    Hôtel Montmorency Carcassonne

    The Hotel Montmorency is well located at the foot of the ramparts, facing the main entrance to the medieval city of Carcassonne. This charming family hotel offers you the charm of the middle ages together with today's modern comfort.


    • City location
    • Swimming pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Private car park
    • Terrace
    • Beautiful gardens
    • En suite rooms
    • WiFi
    • Spa with Hammam and steam room

    The hotel offers a delectable breakfast and the chance to have a relaxing drink on their bar terrace.

  • 2

    Day trip from Carcassonneday 2


    Spend the day exploring historic Carcassonne or ride along a hilly circuit to the south. Dine at a restaurant in the old town.

    17 mi

  • 3

    Carcassonne to Hompsday 3


    Cycle along the canal through picturesque Trèbes and Marseillet to the Auberge de l’Arbousier, situated on the canal banks in Homps

    • Outside seating area with canal backdrop
    • Simple dining room

    Auberge de l’Arbousier Homps

    Located in Homps in what was once the residence of the Commander of the Order of Malta, the Auberge de l'Arbousier is in fact a former wine storage house on the banks of the Midi Canal. This completely revamped and modernised building is a great place to spend a really peaceful, relaxing holiday watching the barges gliding by. The dining room has original stone walls and a wooden ceiling.


    • Characterful old house
    • Lovely setting
    • Pretty bedrooms
    • TV
    • Garden
    • Private parking
    • Terrace
    • Lounge

    The restaurant offers a great value, locally sourced menu, including fresh fish, cassoulet and rabbit, all with a fabulous view of the canal.

    26 mi

  • 4

    Homps to Cabezacday 4


    Leave the canal today to pass through the olive groves to Bize-Minervois. Tonight’s stay is at the 3-star Bastide de Cabezac, a superb hotel with a pool.

    • Hotel exterior with pool and sun loungers
    • Modern double bedroom

    La Bastide De Cabezac Cabezac

    Much more than a 3-star hotel, La Bastide Cabezac is a haven of relaxation and conviviality, in a comfortable setting, aglow with warm Mediterranean colours and ideal for a stay that combines simplicity and taste.


    • Swimming pool
    • Patio
    • Wine cellar
    • Individual air-conditioning system
    • Satellite TV
    • WiFi.
    • Mini-bar
    • En suite bathroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robe

    The Bize Minervois restaurant delights the taste buds. The authentic and refined comfort of a country house of the eighteenth century gives a cozy and serene setting. The fragrances, flavours and colours of the Mediterranean are used to compose playful dishes and a very nice wine list that showcases the wines of the Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon are all served in the restaurant or on the terrace in fine weather. 

    16 mi

  • 5

    Cabezac to Béziersday 5


    A gentle cycle along the Canal du Midi passes through the villages of Colombiers and Capestang to finally reach Béziers. Visit its old quarter and aqueduct carrying the canal over the River Orb. Stay at Hôtel des Poètes.

    • Simple dining room
    • Hotel exterior balcony
    • Simple bedroom

    Hôtel des Poètes Beziers

    Hotel des Poètes, a charming 2-star, is located in the heart of Béziers and overlooks the Parc des Poètes with its mini-lakes, swans and statues. Ideal for a romantic and relaxing stay, the beautiful Beziers cathedral is only 1km away from the hotel and there is easy access to the Canal du Midi.

    All of the rooms at Hotel des Poètes are decorated in a contemporary style and are equipped with free WiFi and a TV. 


    • Peaceful but central location
    • Free WiFi
    • Television
    • Private parking

    You will enjoy taking your continental breakfast in the elegant old drawing room which is flooded with the morning sunlight.

    27 mi

  • 6

    Béziers to Sèteday 6


    Before leaving Béziers be sure to visit the old town centre and buy provisions at the market for your picnic. You will ride right to the end of the Canal du Midi today, where it empties into the sea at Agde. From there, cycle along the beautiful new bike path that follows the sandy beach before arriving in the port town of Sète itself. Stay at the 2-star Hôtel le National.

    • Modern reception area
    • Small simple bedroom
    • Hotel exterior

    Hôtel Le National Sète

    Surrounded by a network of canals in the town centre of Sète, this charming hotel is set beside the Molière Theatre. It offers 27 air-conditioned and elegantly decorated guest rooms with a TV and free WiFi

    The property offers the ideal base for a relaxing vacation and guests will find many wonderful bars, cafes, and restaurants in the nearby surrounding area.


    • Elegantly decorated accommodations
    • Breakfast room
    • Lounge bar
    • Reading room
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking

    A buffet breakfast is served each morning

    31 mi

  • 7

    Day at Sèteday 7


    Discover the charm of Sète, a busy port town also known as the ‘Venise de Languedoc’. Choose a restaurant and take in the Mediterranean way of life, or discover one of the many sandy beaches.

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Recent reviews

  • Service rating : It was easy to book and all the questions I had were answered.Product : The holiday was good, the scenery was stunning. The majority of the hotels were amazing with the exception of the hotel in Beziers. I would book with Belle France again it was an amazing holiday experience.

    4 out of 5


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  • From £1429 per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change trains in Lille and Narbonne, arrive Carcassonne early evening. Transfer to hotel not included (10 minutes, about 20€).

    Return Train from Sète and change stations in Paris or Lille, arrive St Pancras International station early evening.

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