Cycle along a World Heritage listed Canal in Southern France in 2019
UTracks, the active Europe specialist has launched a new cycling itinerary through Southern France for 2019, following the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sète.
The Canal du Midi was built in the 17th Century by Frenchmen Pierre Paul Riquet, who overcame great obstacles to connect the Mediterranean with the Atlantic through the Garonne Canal. It was considered to be one of the greatest construction works of the 17thCentury. The entire waterway is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stretching 240km from Toulouse to Sète, the canal travels through a landscape rich in architectural and cultural treasures including Carcassonne, one of Europe’s most impressive medieval cities.
One of the best way to appreciate all facets of the Canal du Midi, is at your own pace, on a self-guided cycling itinerary. And for those wanting to take the trip down a further notch, there’s the option to upgrade to an electric bike. E-bikes are taking Europe by storm making opening up cycling based itineraries to those who may not have considered them before.
The itinerary includes luggage transfers and accommodation in specially chosen family run hotels so you can enjoy the relaxed pace of your cycling, with time to sightsee along the way or stop for a well earned coffee and pastry in a local café.
Other highlights include:
- cycling through the heart of Cathar country along original, one-thousand year old tow paths to the river harbour of Bram
- taking a break in Avignonet, scene of battles during the Albigensian crusades
Enjoying the culinary specialties of southern France.
The seven-day self-guided itinerary is priced from $1431 per person, twin share (departing from Toulouse). More info at www.utracks.com or 1300 303 368.
The Canal du Midi Cycle is one of the many exciting new active Europe itineraries launched by UTracks for 2019.
UTracks 2019 Brochure is packed with a superb range of active experiences across 35 countries that cater to independent travellers, small groups, families, history buffs, alpine walkers and foodies alike.