From Toulouse to Carcassonne for families

Discover the wonderful Canal du Midi by bike with children

  Onward journey

   6 days / 5 nights

   Families (children from 1 to 11)

   Level : easy

   From April to October

From 340€

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This first part of this cycling holiday along the Canal du Midi proposes an itinerary from Toulouse to Carcassonne. To start off, we suggest a tour of Toulouse, before crossing the Lauragais.

This is a gentle first stage and you spend the night in a pretty B&B with a swimming pool. We recommend a family boat trip on the Canal du Midi in this magical landscape.

You arrive next in Castelnaudary, home of cassoulet, where we advise you on the best restaurants to delight your taste buds! Half way between Castelnaudary and Carcassonne, you spend the night in a ‘Guesthouse’just outside the charming village of Bram.

The canal leads you finally to the medieval city of Carcassonne.

Day by day
Day 1 : TOUR OF TOULOUSE BY BIKE OR ON FOOT

B&B / 2* Hôtel
Arrival in Toulouse. Time to soak up the atmosphere of this latin town, with its numerous lively squares. Whether on foot or by bike, explore the many narrow, historic streets of “la ville rose” (the pink town), with its exceptional architectural heritage. Le Capitole, la basilique Saint Sernin and the Jacobins are amongst the unmissable sights.
Passionate ourselves about our city of Toulouse, we will know how to help you discover the very best and most authentic places. Night in Toulouse with dinner of your own choice.

Tour of Toulouse by bike and supplementary nights possible.

Day 2 : THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM TOULOUSE TO RENNEVILLE

B&B / 2* Hôtel
From 09h00, you can collect your bike, equipment and trip documents from our offices. These are situated near your hotel, where we will take care of your luggage. Our team will welcome you and give you plenty of good advice for your journey.
After 35km of tarmacked green lane, you arrive at your B&B in Lauragais.
Cycling: 35 km

Day 3 : THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM RENNEVILLE TO CASTELNAUDARY

B&B / 2* Hôtel
Today’s route takes you to the delightful seuil de Naurouze, watershed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. This is the perfect place for the children to understand how the canal works, in a heavenly setting. At Castelnaudary, a family boat trip on the Canal du Midi is possible.
Dinner of your own choice and night in Castelnaudary, the largest inland port between Toulouse and Carcassonne.
Cycling : 25 km

Day 4 : THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM CASTELNAUDARY TO BRAM

B&B / 2* Hôtel
Upon your arrival in Bram, you have another chance to hire a boat for your family on the canal (25€ per hour). Dinner of your own choice and night in a lovely Guesthouse in Bram. Outdoor pool.
Cycling : 17km

NB : According to availability at the time of inscription, you could be accommodated in another nice Guesthouse or in a 2* hotel in the village.

Day 5: THE CANAL DU MIDI FROM BRAM TO CARCASSONNE

B&B / 2* Hôtel
You set off along the banks of the Grand Bassin de Castelnaudary, a small lake at the foot of the town. Suddenly, far away, you can see the unbelievable splendour of the medieval city of Carcassonne. This short stage leaves you free to explore Carcassonne during the afternoon.
Cycling : 25 km

Jour 6 : CARCASSONNE

B&B / 2* Hôtel
Your holiday ends after your breakfast.
Bike hire for the day is an option (15€ per person).
We recommend a pretty tour that starts in Carcassonne, allowing you to discover the city as well as vineyards and the La Cavayère lake.

THE CANAL DU MIDI BY BIKE FOR FAMILIES- (Part 2)
It is possible to prolong your trip to go as far as the sea, with the 2nd part of the Canal du Midi by bike, from Carcassonne to Agde, Sète or Montpellier.

WARNING
The names and the photos of accommodation are given for information purposes. According to availability, the B&Bs or hotels could be modified and replaced without warning by another establishment of the same category.

Accommodation, equipment you may rent and practical information in your tour info

Must sees

The medieval city of Carcassonne
 The historical heritage of Toulouse
 The pond of Castelnaudary
 The lock of Naurouze
Castelnaudary’s famous cassoulet

They tried it, they loved it !

Exceptional preparation by emails over a couple of months.
The organisation of the trip which was totally tailored to our requirements was great. The accommodation was different at every location. The bikes were excellent and had all the equipment needed.
We will use them again and recommend them to everyone. Sandrine was our contact and always was available for any questions.

Dietmar

We did the four day trip from Toulouse to Carcassonne. Sandrine had everything organized – with hotels, maps, books, and clear instructions to guide us. She did a great job.
The equipment was very well maintained and was well suited for the terrain. We went in May so the weather was very nice to be cycling (not too hot but still sunny) and the trails were quiet.
My only recommendation if you’re stopping in Carcassonne – spend an extra night there. The B&B was AMAZING !

I would do this trip again any day.

Shannon

A great adventure, there’s nothing like it. Charming guesthouses, if not princely, with a friendly welcome.

Not to miss !

A-C

Phone number :

00 33 (0)5 61 71 00 55

Véloccitane – Maison du Vélo Toulouse

12 Boulevard Bonrepos, 31000 Toulouse

 

 

contact(a)veloccitane.fr

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