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7-Day Moissac to Carcassonne Cycling Tour

7-Day Moissac to Carcassonne Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Pyrenees
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    222 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4145
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,406 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Pyrenees
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    222 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4145
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Discover the beautiful towns along the historic Canal du Midi during this memorable, 7-day cycling tour. This tour will start from Moissac, a town famous for its abbey and part of the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.You also have the opportunity to explore Toulouse known as the Pink City, due to the city's unique architecture. Your cycling holiday will end in Carcassonne, a famous fortified town known for Cite de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary

Day 1, Moissac
We strongly suggest that you take advantage of your afternoon to discover the remarkable sites of Moissac: The Abbey and its famous sculptures. Before the end of the day, our guide will meet with you at your hotel to fit your bikes, explain the material (bike, GPS) and explain your trip. 

Dinner included tonight.

Day 2, Cycle along the Garonne River (23 mi or 37 km)
Today, you ride along the Garonne Canal to Montech and its water slope, a boat elevator on a lateral canal of the Garonne. Before that don’t forget to visit the Belleperche Abbey and its museum of table arts. To get to Montauban, you will need to leave the Garonne Canal and follow the Canal de Montech! Take advantage of your evening to visit the charming city center of Montauban.

Breakfast included.

Day 3, Garonne Canal (45 mi or 72 km)
Today, head south to the regional capital of Toulouse! Along your way and along the canal you must stop at Grenade to visit the ancient bastide and its covered market. Head South to the regional capital of Toulouse! Upon your arrival at the Pink City, discover the Twim Bridges, the intersection between the Garonne Canal and the Canal du Midi, and Brienne Canal.

Breakfast included.

Day 4, Toulouse
Take advantage of this day without cycling to discover all the fascinating aspects of Toulouse. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Ride along the Canal du Midi (37 mi or 59 km)
You quietly leave the center of town along the shady Canal du Midi to meander the quiet countryside. You follow the canal du midi bike path. Just before your final destination you will be crossing the Seuil de Naurouze and the obelisk of Riquet.

Day 6, Cycle to Carcassonne (Option 1: 34 mi or 55 km, Option 2: 39 mi or 62 km)
You continue to follow the Canal du Midi. The path is less level, but well maintained. You will travel through very typical villages of this part of France, referred to as « Midi » Stop and visit Castelnaudary, the historical highlight of Catharism, and is now more currently recognized as the world capital of cassoulet. Continue on into the heart of the Minervois territory to the medieval city of Carcassonne, another UNESCO world heritage site. A paved option is available if you want to avoid the dirt road of the canal du midi.

Breakfast included.

Day 7, Departure
It’s time to leave after a good breakfast. Or, stay a couple nights longer to visit Carcassonne and its region. Continue with our trip along the Canal du Midi all the way to the Mediterranean Sea!

Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your road book.

Important Notes

  • Priced based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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