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 villages that seem stuck in time and sun-baked olive groves on your way to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast.
You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.
Itinerary & Hotels
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.
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
- Private car park
- Beautiful gardens
- En suite rooms
- Spa with Hammam and steam room
The hotel offers a delectable breakfast and the chance to have a relaxing drink on their bar terrace.
Day trip from Carcassonneday 2
Perhaps simply explore historic Carcassonne or saddle in on a hilly circuit to the south. Your second night is B&B enabling you to choose your restaurant in the old town.
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
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
- Private parking
The restaurant offers a great value, locally sourced menu, including fresh fish, cassoulet and rabbit, all with a fabulous view of the canal.
Homps to Cabezacday 4
Leave the canal today to pass through the olive groves to Bize-Minervois and your night at the 3-star Bastide de Cabezac, a superb hotel with a pool.
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
- Wine cellar
- Individual air-conditioning system
- Satellite TV
- En suite bathroom
- 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.
Cabezac to Béziersday 5
More easy going cycling along the Canal du Midi to the villages of Colombiers and Capestang, to finally reach Béziers with its interesting old quarter and an aqueduct carrying the canal over the River Orb. Stay at Hôtel des Poètes.
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
- Private parking
You will enjoy taking your continental breakfast in the elegant old drawing room which is flooded with the morning sunlight.
Béziers to Sèteday 6
Before leaving Béziers be sure to visit the old town centre. You can buy fruit, bread and cheese 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, enjoy the luxury of 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
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
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, but be sure to take your bathing suit as you will want to jump into the waves! Stay at Hôtel le National.
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