Cycling Tour Canal du Midi France

Cycling Tour Canal du Midi France

7 Days



This cycling tour Canal du Midi in France is one of our favourites. The cycling on this tour is graded as easy, mainly flat roads and canal paths, with lots of coastal aspects, peppered with fascinating villages, including the UNESCO listed Carcassonne.

And of course, the food and wine.  Unsurprisingly for France, this region has a strong wine growing culture.  Wine varieties include a Rosé called Vin de Sable,  or the crisp white of Picpoul de Pinet an ideal match to the local shellfish dishes. Near Pézénas there are prestigious vineyards producing full bodied reds, and further south are the sparkling wines of Limoux.

We visit some amazing French towns and villages on this cycling tour, and the variety is wonderful.  A highlight is the UNESCO listed town of Carcassonne.  The striking Citadelle of Carcassonne at the end of the tour was plundered for building materials until it was restored to glory in the early nineteenth century and is now one of the most visited sites in France.

EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris? Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday before 31 December the preceding year an exclusive cycling day tour of Paris complete with an expert local guide. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights. This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines.

What We Love About this Cycling Tour on the Canal du Midi in France

  • Visit to Marseillan with a tasting at Noilly Prat
  • Two nights in the stunning ancient town of Beziers
  • Fantastic sea views around the Etang de Thau
  • Easy cycling along the tree shaded Canal du Midi
  • The astonishing medieval fortress of Carcassonne

What's Included in your Cycling Tour of the Canal du Midi in France

  • Flexible collection from local airport or train station & onward transfers
  • Quality bicycles and helmets (if required)
  • Water bottles (to take home as souvenirs)
  • Detailed riding instructions and colour route maps
  • Charming 3* (occassionally 4*) auberges, inns and hotels
  • Buffet style breakfasts with croissants, pastries, meats, cheeses and cereals
  • Gourmet dinners for all 6 nights of your holiday
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
  • 2 experienced bilingual guides with each tour
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites
  • An unforgettable experience!

Canal du Midi France Cycling Tour Dates

  • 5 - 11 May 2024
  • 29 Sept - 5 October 2024

Check the calendar below for prices and live availability and for any date changes or new dates. 

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Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.


Fabulous, we enjoyed it all. The guides were extremely accommodating - we'll certainly do this again!

Lynne, Calgary AB

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