Browse the Canal du Midi by bike

The Two Seas Canal is a waterway that links the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Fitted for strategic purposes between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries, it consists of two portions: the Garonne Canal between Bordeaux and Toulouse, and the Canal du Midi to Sete. The latter, a World Heritage Site by Unesco, is bordered by a beautiful bike path. If you want to enjoy the joys of cycling safely with your children during your stay at Les Mimosas in Herault, we recommend this fabulous route. The relatively low altitude, the number of shaded areas and infrastructure available to cyclists make a route accessible to all cycling enthusiasts, including children.

Canal du Midi by bike: the steps to the map

The Canal du Midi, which starts in Occitan Marseillan (locality The Onglous) on the edge of the Thau lagoon to reach Toulouse, stretches over 241 km. Browse this distance by bike in one day, of course, almost impossible mission. Even for major sports. For this reason, you need to plan your trip before you get to the starting point. Would you go along the Canal du Midi a few hours or days? How many kilometers do you pedaling? Where would you like to start? To help you see more clearly, the route was divided into several stages:

  • Sète, Agde (25 km): you will see left the Mediterranean, right the Thau lagoon, before seeing the Mont Saint-Loup and the volcanic cliffs of Cap d'Agde.
  • Agde Beziers (26 km), a portion through Portiragnes. From the campsite Les Mimosas, you can directly reach the bike path.
  • Béziers-Capestang (20 km): This course is marked remarkable sites like the 9 locks of Fonsérannes, the oppidum Ensérune and the tunnel of Malpas.
  • Capestang, Le Somail (22.8 km) stretch in the shade of the plane trees and say goodbye to St. Felix Church. Good news: The Somail has a special charm that will seduce you.
  • Somail-Marseillette (20 km): This step takes you through picturesque wine villages like Ventenac-en-Minervois Argens-Minervois.
  • Marseillette, Carcassonne (22 km): you cross two bridges, aqueducts before arriving at Carcassonne and its famous medieval city.
  • Carcassonne-Bram (24 km): Bram is a pretty medieval village of circular shape that will brighten your step.
  • Bram-Castelnaudary (16.7 km): think about your destination and delicious meal waiting for you in the capital of cassoulet.
  • Castelnaudary-threshold Naurouze (12.4 km): a short step to recharge your batteries and take time to admire the scenery.
  • Threshold Naurouze-Montgiscard (27.3 km): you will cycle in the shade of plane trees near the highway of Two Seas.
  • Montgiscard-Toulouse (21.4 km): This route will take you down the Canal du Midi, in the pink city.

You want to keep pedaling? Walk along the Canal de Garonne and Gironde estuary bike!

While organizing its stages

The bike Canal du Midi is a great adventure that requires good organization. Before you ride your bike, take the time to check out the interactive maps of the stages that interest you. You can locate places of interest to visit along your route, the technical characteristics of each stage and the stations where you can take a TER train accepts bicycle transportation.

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